Venture into the Disoriented Express this month for a hauntingly good time.


The haunted house, presented by the Aiken Jaycees, opens Oct. 12 in the old CVS building in Kalmia Mall and dares the public to brave the thrills and chills found inside every Friday and Saturday for the rest of the month. The Disoriented Express will also be open Oct. 30 and Halloween night.


This is the second year the Aiken Jaycees have presented the haunted house.


“This year is going to be a lot darker, a lot scarier, a lot bloodier,” said Carey Sarka, Jaycees president.


In 2011, the Aiken Jaycees partnered with the Friends of the Aiken Railroad Depot to put together the haunted house, which was full of mazes, tunnels and trains and was staffed by more than 40 volunteer actors and entertainers.


“This year, it’s just the Jaycees, and the more success we have, the more we can give back to the community,” Sarka said. “We had a great response the first year.”


Matinee shows for those interested in a more toned-down, family-friendly experience will be on Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m.


Volunteers are still needed to staff the haunted house. Interested participants are invited to the CVS building on Saturday at 2 p.m. to learn more. Entrance to the space is available at the back door.


The Disoriented Express is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 30 and 31. It is located at 1614 Richland Ave. W.


Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at HIC Warehouse, 1120 Edgefield Highway. Tickets are also available at the door for $12.


Matinee tickets are $5 or five canned goods to be donated to Golden Harvest Food Bank.


For more information, email 1AikenJC@bellsouth.net.