AHS senior Kasey Porsch said, “It's for the thrill and the adrenaline rush you get from the experience. Well, actually, getting scared with your friends make it totally worth it.”
But, is it worth it? People today have to pay for the scare.
According to Sleepy Hollow, the “Do-it-all” package is a whopping $30 per person and that’s just to get in. But you get what you pay for and if you’re truly after a scare, the higher cost options give a bigger thrill. There are free haunted houses out there and lower cost options, like Carroll Community Theatre's haunted house for $5, which starts at 7:00 p.m. this weekend at 700 E. 3rd St.
Still, price factor aside, some wonder what brings people back year after and weekend after to weekend to get frightened beyond belief. The bottom line is, people like to get scared and people like to get scared with their friends, it’s a social experience, at least in Porsch’s mind. “Being scared with your friends is the best part of a haunted house,” she said.
Maybe the Egyptians were interested in more than just scaring robbers away.