BATESVILLE — The masterminds and fear experts at Batesville’s The Darkness are working overtime to give brave visitors the scare of a lifetime.

The Darkness exists within the cavernous, winding rooms of an old industrial complex at 570 Stadium Drive, on the dark banks of the White River in Batesville.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5, revealing a “legion of the dangerous, the demented, and the downright terrifying,” according to a news release.

Just minutes from Main Street, The Darkness is making this year the best ever, with new ideas, new gear, and new ways to keep you up at night.

Main Street Batesville Director Suzanne Magouryk promises new features such as a friendly Lights On Tour and Media night, a VIP pass program, the Monster Mash Dance Party, and some “frightening public appearances” before this scare season’s big opening night.

Tickets are $10 each.

The Darkness is a fundraiser for Main Street Batesville and is co-chaired by David Thompson and Magouryk. The Darkness is also available for private events.

For more information, visit The Darkness: a haunted house by Main Street Batesville Facebook page or go to www.mainstreetbatesville.org.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.