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$1,075 pledged of $250,000 goal
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By Max Burton
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About this project

We are a home haunted-house put together by myself neighborhood kids to raise funds for Shriners Hospital for Children, the local food-bank, and animal shelter. 

With your help starting us as a commercial haunted-house we'll be able to support our selfs as a business, and also give back more to these local charities. 

Our home-haunt is 4500 square-feet of rooms and hallways. We've had approximately 1,000 to 5,000 visitors a season since we've been running this out of our home. Our ultimate goal is to construct a 20,000 square-foot haunted-attraction. This will include vortex-tunnels, clown-mazes, hillbilly-hell, swamp, and assorted-mazes.

We have out-grown putting up walls in our front, back, and side yards. We're looking to take the show into a building and run it commercially this year to continue growing. 

Thanks for your interest. 

Come get your scare on!
Max

What does $250k Buy Us

  • Advertising costs
  • Fire and safety protection
  • Cost of leasing a building
  • Operational costs
  • Permits and fees

T-Shirt Designs (more to come...)

 

 

For some interesting write-ups on the past shows see the following:

Fall Great Time to Spring for Charity

The technology behind America's favorite haunted houses

REVIEW: Scared Haunt For Charity Haunted House (2013)

REVIEW: Scared Haunt For Charity Haunted House (2012)

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Risks and challenges

The first risk is getting approval to open by the city council's where we have the option to lease a building in the greater Salt Lake city Utah area.

The cost of advertising. We have to let people know we're open and where we are. Just because we build it doesn't mean people will come - we have to let them know.

Another challenge is actually building the sets, props and setting up automated systems to run everything. This is time-consuming and highly physical work. We will spend a minimum of 1,000+ hours just constructing the sets.

All props and sets we use must comply with the fire-code, which includes using fire-retardants, and having emergency lighting/exits. Fire-retardant can cost $5,000+. Emergency lighting can cost up to $10,000.

We also have to comply with building-department and board-of-health inspections.

We also have to have a licensed emergency-medical-technician(EMT) on staff, present at all times during the show.

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    You're in the building !!!

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    Also... a T-Shirt!

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    A Small Prop

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    A Large Prop

    A larger prop (possibly a head) designed by Scared Haunt set-developers, and all the items mentioned above.

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    Start of Season Party with Makeup

    Come meet the cast at our BIG party before we start the show. We'll put you in makeup and let you act in the show if you'd like.

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