The TerrorFest Donates to $1 Million "Scream Stimulus Package" Benefiting Economically-weary

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Local haunted house provides 8,000 free admissions worth $136,000 to community

If today's high unemployment rates don't make you want to scream, then this will. The TerrorFest, selected as one of America's Best Haunts 2009, is taking part in a $1 million "Scream Stimulus Package" that will scare the "yell" out of those of need.

The Halloween haunted house season officially opens nationally, Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26. During opening weekend, 10 of America's Best Haunts' top thrill attractions from across the country will provide complimentary tickets to unemployed, and families of active military and those overworked citizens such as firemen and policemen who could use a little stimulus of their own: to scream their heads off!

The TerrorFest will provide up to 4,000 free tickets per day (September 25 and 26) to qualified individuals, a total of 8,000 tickets valued at $136,000. America's Best Haunts estimates more than 40,000 citizens across the United States will benefit from the $1 million in complimentary tickets provided for the "Scream Stimulus."

"With more than 26 million Americans visiting haunted houses each year, and plenty of folks out of work, it makes sense to scare-up the Scream Stimulus," said Steve Kopelman of America's Best Haunts. "Only the most sophisticated attractions earn the right to wear our seal of approval each year. It is no wonder they are also some of the most generous and caring professionals in our industry," he said.

"Our economic times may be scary, but a trip to a haunted house is scary fun," said Dave Treisch of The TerrorFest. "The Scream Stimulus relieves stress by allowing folks to face their fears and scream out their frustrations. We are honored to join this national effort and provide some much needed fright-filled relief to some truly deserving families in our community."

Complimentary "Scream Stimulus" tickets for qualified individuals and their families are available during normal business hours at The TerrorFest box office. To qualify, the unemployed (ages 18+) must show a current payment stub or other formal state identification that verifies their receipt of unemployment benefits. Fireman, police and military families must present their government issued identification cards. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

For detailed information concerning America's Best Haunts "Scream Stimulus Package", including participating attraction proof of status requirements and ticket limitations by attraction, please visit For information about The TerrorFest haunted attraction please visit


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