So You Wanna Be a Zombie?

Go behind the scenes at ScareHouse, one of America's best haunts.

Photos by Renee Rosensteel


Before opening The ScareHouse in 1999, Baldwin native Scott Simmons (pictured) volunteered at seasonal spook houses in his free time. He even met his wife, ScareHouse co-owner Barb, working on a bygone haunt. Along with Scott’s father, Wayne, and a crew of dedicated part-time ghouls, the couple works year-round on the award-winning attraction.

“We want to change people’s expectations of what a haunted house can be,” Scott says. “You’re able to create this whole immersive environment.” 

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