The second night of the 16th-annual event will be 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Many of Stephen King's novels, including "Children of the Corn" and "It," came alive inside Fire Station 21 on the chilly evening of Monday, Oct. 30, to ring in the 16th-annual Hall of Terror.
In the first 30 minutes of the event, 125 people had already braved the six themed rooms, while about 100 waited in line ready to be scared. Some walked away with smiles, while others' faces showed fear.
Emily Laman, Hailey Laman and Hailie Riveria said it was scarier than they thought it'd be, especially the clown-filled "It" room. Still, they walked away pleased.
"I'll definitely come back next year," Hailie Rivera said.
"Boo Master" Lt. Dan Driscoll said last year's Hall of Terror had about 2,500 visitors.
About 20-30 Palm Coast Fire Department employees and City employees worked since Friday, Oct. 27, to assemble haze-filled rooms with moody lighting inside the fire station on Corporate Drive. Driscoll's favorite room, themed around King's "Christine," had to be built around a car they carried in for the design.
"I love it," Driscoll said. "I usually start with it in June. I start with a script and get a story. Then, in October, it's crunch time."
The second free night of Hall of Terror will take place at 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. The event is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Firefighter John Pascucci said a total of 2,113 people and one puppy visited the hall over the two nights.
"Everything was awesome," Ralph Rivera said. "They did such a great job — they really did."
For more information, call the Fire Department at 986-2300.