Saturday November 23, 2019

Inside Story: Fright night

Shaking up grown adults mightn't seem like a great way to shake them down for cash, but a few have made it their gory business writes Oliver Callan.

26th October, 2014

Jonathan Slattery, the brainchild behind Damnation at the RDS, takes Oliver Callan on the tour, while actress Roisin Ryan gets into the spirit of things. Picture: Barry Cronin

A gaggle of teenagers begin to huddle as a sense of foreboding overtakes the mood. Distant screams and deep thunderous groans reverberate from inside the gloom of the centuries-old warehouse. A wan-faced girl at the head of the queue asks a security guard: “How do

you get out?” He shrugs nonchalantly. “There is no way out,” he says, before ushering the petrified mob into the darkness.

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