Founded in 1998, this event is the latest in a series of theatrical-style haunts beginning with The House of Fear and Dark Hollow Outdoor Haunted Attraction. They assisted in the launch of Sammamish's popular Nightmare at Beaver Lake, and directed a successful five-year run of Maple Valley's Dark Hollow Haunted Forest.
Team members include former Disneyland designers, makeup artists, stage managers, special event gurus and others with a collective love of haunting.
Led by haunt master Jeff Schiefelbein, this special event company produces unique haunted attractions nationwide and beyond. Along with the ongoing Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction, they produced the Winchester Mystery House's Fright Nights, Long Beach's Queen Mary's Dark Harbor, popular haunts based on the Silent Hill and Saw franchises, The Haunting, Realm of Darkness, Fear and Condemned. They also spearheaded the Horrorwood Haunted Theater at the Jenfusun Fancyworld amusement park in Taiwan, one of the first Western-style haunts in Asia.
Much of the artwork related to this event comes from the multi-talented artist and animator David Hartman - an Emmy Award-nominated director, producer, illustrator and character designer. His directorial credits include Transformers Prime, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles, Astro Boy, Jackie Chan Adventures, the animated Godzilla and many more. He served as a visual effects supervisor for the cult film Bubba Ho-Tep, an animator and vfx artist for the film John Dies at the End and production consultant for Showtime's Masters of Horror series.
A Volunteer Effort
A seasonal special event is much like community theater - it relies upon the talent of local actors, makeup artists, and other creative types.
Even better, this event strives to improve the community through supporting non-profit groups and local charities.
Scaring people AND serving the community? It's win/win!