For an eighth year, the Southern Tier Independence Center is being taken over by unthinkable horrors in one of its biggest fundraising events of the year.

STIC Development Director, Bill Bartlow talks about the Haunted Halls of Horror on the October 8 edition of the weekly local public affairs show, Southern Tier Close Up.

Bartlow says the twisted vision began when he and another Halloween "freak" decided to move their elaborate displays to the Southern Tier Independence Center at 135 E. Frederick Street to raise money for the agency.

While about $20,000 is spent on effects and materials, Bartlow says the event has always raised a good amount of funds for STIC with over 1,000 "victims" touring the haunt each year.

Haunted Halls are held Friday and Saturday nights through October