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Windward Mall Offers It All, From Horror To Carving Pumpkins

The Halloween fun is well underway at Windward Mall, as “Dr. Carnage’s House of Horrors” has been lurking in the theater parking structure since Oct. 3.

The mild-mannered doctor-turned obsessed nightmare creator has conjured up a tunnel of doom, a claustrophobia room and a dungeon, among other grisly thrills. Organizer Doug Farrar said it’s taking haunted houses “to a whole new level” and promises scares “at every turn … The question people will have to ask themselves is if they have the guts to escape our finale in Dr. Carnage’s evil workshop.”

Dr. Carnage welcomes visitors (13 and older recommended) from 7 to 11 p.m., or until 1 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Oct. 23-25, 29-31, and Nov. 1. Presale tickets cost $15 at the mall, $22 for a FastPass, or go to scream808.com.

Also planned at the mall’s center court:

* A Kids World Edition of “Mall-o-Ween” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, including entertainment by magician Kaulana and 24-VII Danceforce, balloons, spooky arts and crafts, and a PARENTS Inc. costume contest. Register from 10 to 11 a.m.; contest starts at 11:30.

* Pumpkin Carving Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Watch an artist carve a 1,200-pound organically grown Big Island pumpkin, or do it yourself by purchasing a family package kit for $35. The kit includes pumpkin, tools, gloves and stencils, with proceeds going to two charities.

* Safe trick-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at mall stores.

For more information, call 235-1143.