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Making A Difference: Students Scaring For A Good Cause

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 26, 2018

MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Students in the Film Theory class at Mercer County High School are channeling their favorite horror movies to scare the community with a haunted house. It’s all for a good cause.

Teacher Charlie Cox said that this is the third year his students have transferred their high school hallways into a haunted house. They reenact their favorite horror movies for visitors in the Pennies for Panic event.

“The students really do get into it, they’re very elaborate,” said Cox.

Cox said he didn’t want to spoil everything, but you might see Michael Myers and Jason Vorhees.

“A little “Halloween.” A little “Friday the 13th,” said Cox.

The event isn’t just about scaring people. They also raise money for the Pennies for Patients charity.

Student Luke Shope told LEX 18 that the greater purpose makes the event so fun. The first hour will have experiences set up specifically for people with disabilities.

“When you’re raising money for a good cause and having fun, all whilst studying and developing a love for film, I think you can’t go wrong,” said Cox.

The Haunted House is at the high school and will run from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday. The event is $5 a person.