Local haunted house scaring people, raising money for good cause

By: Trishna Begam Email
By: Trishna Begam Email

Local haunted house Frightmares is not only set up to give you a scare, but to give back to the community, too. (WRDW-TV / Oct. 21, 2011)

News 12 at This Morning / Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Only 10 more days until the spookiest day of the year!

Haunted houses in Augusta are ready to give you a good scare. One frightful attraction in Augusta is doing more than just making a profit -- they're also giving back to the community.

The frightful fits of screaming can be heard throughout Frightmares. As the walking dead get out their butcher knives and scariest faces, the Loftin girls are getting ready to enter at their own risk.

"I've never been scared through a haunted house," said Cassie Loftin. "We'll see how this one goes."

"I like ghosts and monsters," added Nickie Loftin. "Mostly things that could potentially happen but you don't actually see."

The creator of Frightmares Ben Rollins said they had a girl cry for 20 minutes uncontrollably last weekend.

Rollins, also known as "Spook," started creating this masterful maze of terror months in advance.

"Prefer you use the bathroom before you come through," he recommended.

There was no point of return once our News 12 cameras entered the attraction. The ax murderers and creepy clowns are just the beginning.

"It's like it's never ending," Cassie described.

The spooky entertainment isn't all about profit in this struggling economy. As many decide between saving money and entertainment, Frightmares aims to give back to a good cause as it terrifies you in return.

"The money generated goes to the families of officers slain in the line of duty. Helps support them," Rollins explained.

After the Loftin girls made it out in one piece, they tell us they are glad they survived.

"We were running for dear life. Kept pushing the people in front of us because there is a chain saw guy," Cassie said.

Nickie added, "She tried to go in the door where one of the monsters came out of."

So enter if you dare.

"Every time you're in an open room you know something scary is gonna happen," Nickie said. "You don't know where it's coming from."

If you're looking for a good scare and a cheap thrill, follow the dark path. Frightmares will be open through Halloween. Visitors can start entering the attraction once the sun goes down.

Plantation Blood on Wallie Drive is also open for visitors through Halloween. News 12 will hold its Time to Scare event at Diamond Lakes Oct. 27.

Ticket prices for the Haunted Houses will vary depending on which one you visit and which night you choose to go, they will run you anywhere from $15 to $25.

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