From the Register-Mail:
The sound of children singing. Half-seen images of women, dark hair dangling over their faces. And the Japanese urban legend of a beautiful woman who sheds a surgical mask to reveal a cut mouth.
The horror offered Friday night inside Knox Collegeâ€™s Lincoln Room was based on implication â€” and comforting images twisted in terrifying ways.
A group of about 20 Knox College students in the Japanese Club offered a different take on Halloween horrors, hosting what they called a â€œKimodameshi.â€ The haunted house with a distinctly different flavor was free and based on ghost stories from both long-standing and popular Japanese culture.
â€œA kimodameshi is translated as a kind of test of courage,â€ said 22-year-old Yumi Kusunoki, a Knox student from Osaka, Japan and co-president of the Japanese club.