If the House of Torment can spook an insider, imagine the effects on those who don't know any better.
"Even I'm scared of what is going on in the House of Torment, especially when I walk through it," House of Torment vice president Jon Love said. "Whenever I walk through it, our actors hide in different places and intentionally jump out and try and scare me ... and they succeed every time."
The Austin, Texas, haunted house is one of the largest and most terrifying Halloween attractions in the nation. With more than 20,000 square feet of roaming creatures, gigantic animatronic monsters and well-placed special effects, the House of Torment is a more-than-formidable challenge for even the bravest of heart.
It is in its eight year of operation as a nationally recognized house of horror. The Travel Channel called it "one of America's scariest haunted houses," and the Wall Street Journal dubbed it "20,000 square feet of terror." It's also No. 9 on Hauntworld magazine's Top 13 Haunted Houses in 2010. And it doesn't fail to deliver.