Video: Penticton family decks out their house for Halloween

Laflamme's bring their Penticton house to life as an insanitorium for Halloween.

Lisa Laflamme with one of the more personable entities haunting the grounds of Dr. Frank's Insanitorium.

Lisa Laflamme with one of the more personable entities haunting the grounds of Dr. Frank's Insanitorium.



Friends and fiends lend me your ears, hearts and intestines because after this long, long weekend you won’t be needing them anymore.

That is unless your smart enough to stay away from this little house on the scary part of 796 Eckhardt Ave. East where spiders, zombies, ghosts and just about every other variety of vile, non-life form will definitely make your nights something not to remember.

For the fifth year the admittedly warped husband and wife duo, Erik Laflamme and wife Lisa, will be dishing up the devilish delights of the Halloween season at Dr. Frank’s Insanitorium.

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But it’s all for a good cause.

Again this year the Upper Deck Vees will be the beneficiaries of the money donated and as always the group is passing the donations on to another organization. This time it’s the Agur Lake Camp Society.

Donations are also being accepted for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

And can you smile when you say chainsaw?

Strangely enough, or maybe out of self preservation, the couple’s neighbours don’t complain about the blood-spattered, undead creatures chasing visitors up and down the street.

In fact, according to Lisa, that’s one of the things they enjoy most.

“Scaring the pants off people, it’s a lot of fun when you see them running out of the yard,” she said with a sinister gleam in her darkened, veiled eyes. “When people come to our haunts they just never know what they’re to find around the next corner or in  that little crack in the floor.”

And Frank’s Insanitorium has a sincere warning that the contents are definitely not for the squeamish or very young.

Erik admits they had thought about toning it down but: “hey, it just wouldn’t be as much fun, at least for us.”

For the Laflammes, Halloween truly is a very special time, they actually got married on that day at Reapers Haunted Attraction in Chilliwack in 2010 and is actually something they celebrate 12 months a year.

Read more: Penticton couple right at home in house of horrors

The first thing visitors to the residence see when they enter the gate are the cemeteries littered with bones and this year a familiar old face with a name not to be repeated will be in the shack with her bubbling cauldron and welcoming words.

Dr. Frank’s Insanitorium is open for business Friday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Halloween Monday from 7 p.m. until …

Haunted happenings

LocoLanding Adventure Park brought back Haunted Holes for Oct. 29 to 30. Choose between family friendly (5 to 7 p.m.) and scare your pants off (7-10 p.m.) .

Andy’s Animal Acres hosts 101 Pumpkins  Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Read more: Halloween fun in Penticton Andy’s Animal Acres

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre is inviting kids on Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. for activities.

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