Owner / Reviewer
I am Groot. Actually I'm Todd. You might remember me from such 2016 haunt interviews as The Dent Schoolhouse or The Haunted Hotel. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with vertical dominance so we usually need to keep the camera zoomed out to keep everyone in the shot. Just look down. I'll be there.
I've been into Halloween as long as I can remember, and I grew up watching horror movies. I especially like ones with a bit of humor, but then again, I find things funny others might not. I've also been touring haunted houses since I was quite young. I sometimes feel bad about it, but you won't see me running and screaming at one; I'm always laughing. I love a great actor, a creepy scene with tons of ambiance, creativity, jump scares, and awesome props. I just love haunts! I have the best time going through with people who try to be brave! And full-contact haunts make me absolutely giddy. For those out there who think I'm crazy -because what if some lunatic actually does start killing people at one of these things- well, I would be the first of the group to die, but I'd die laughing, so that's good. And while we're on the topic, could someone please start a cemetery for haunters? I'd like a discount on a plot, please. Chop chop!
While most of the others in the group have loved scary things since they were young, that is completely not the case for me. I only recently got into haunts because my wife loves them so much. At first I would only go if she bribed me with some Jelly Bellies or corn dogs, then after a few haunts -and being 6 jelly beans short of diabetes- I got to the point where I couldn't wait to go to the next one.
My love for all things scary began at a young age when I would sneak out of bed to stay up all night watching classic horror flicks until sign off. I never outgrew it! It's lead to stumbling upon an entire group of people who have my same affection, or rather obsession! I look forward to 'haunt season' every year with this amazing group of people. Despite doing this for many, many years, each time I enter a haunt, it still feels like the very first time!
I have always been a fan of Halloween haunted houses scary movies and horror literature. My friends called me the fright master when I was younger and the nickname stuck. I have been reviewing haunted houses for 26 years after creating my own haunted house in the basement of my home for many years. I am married with four grown children and six grandchildren all of them share a love for Halloween and all things scary.