Sometimes it takes people 30 minutes to make their way through the Cemetarium Haunted House, as they want to check out the workmanship and details of the 15,000-square foot home. Other times, "we don't want them to, but they run," said co-creator Frank Babcock.
The haunted house in Gum Ranch has opened its doors for the second year, this time with a new layout and front facade, Babcock said. And while the crowds aren't quite there yet – they'll likely wait until the last two weekends of the month – attendance is already up from last year.
The house features a living room, master bedroom, little girl's bedroom, a parlor, kitchen/dining room and more. The themes or "nightmares" come into play in between the rooms throughout the house tour, Babcock said. Some of the themes include a medieval prison and a bridge area.
Babcock and longtime friend Troy Clapham have been creating haunted houses for the past 10 or so years, and in 2011 unleashed the Cemetarium Haunted House onto the public. With the help of volunteer workers, the house can handle both young children and adults who want a real scare.
"Right now we're getting a lot of volunteers that were customers," Babcock said. "We just keep getting them left and right, and they wanna come participate."
Where: 5415 Kenneth Avenue (between Madison and Greenback)
When: Check website for details
Family-Friendly Low Scare: $8 per person
Full Haunting: $10 per person.
VIP: $18 per person.
More Info: www.cemetariumhauntedhouse.com, or (916) 223-9080