The Soap Factory's Haunted Basement is going out on its own

"We’re excited to see where this next step takes us."
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One of the scariest Halloween events in Minneapolis will become its own, independent project.

The Haunted Basement – the annual horror production managed by The Soap Factory – has been performed in the basement of the National Purity Soap Factory building in downtown Minneapolis for a decade.

But after The Soap Factory announced its historic building would be undergoing a year-long renovation, The Haunted Basement decided to go out on its own, a news release says.

“The Soap Factory’s basement was a star performer in its own right – creepy, dark, and full of twists and turns without any of us having to add a thing,” Christopher Barton, the creative director of The Haunted Basement, said in a statement. “It was that supernatural quality that made The Soap Factory such a great setting for our project. We’re excited to see where this next step takes us, but we’re going to miss running our performances in that gorgeously awful, ghost-infested space.”

No other details about the 2017 Haunted Basement program have been released, but organizers say information on location, theme and the dates is forthcoming.

You can find out more information on The Haunted Basement online here.

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