Earrywood Haunted House To Terrorize The Neighborhood
Bringing a bone-chilling halt to the serenity of Huntington Beach's Serene Drive for its 14th consecutive year, Earrywood Haunted House will beckon the bravest of souls to two nights of unregulated terror on October 29 and 31—complete with 10 horrifying rooms and zero escapes.
Always free of charge, Earrywood welcomes visitors from sunset to 11 p.m. on both nights, depending on crowds. Expect an hour wait, since the secret to Earrywood's heightened haunts lies in its carefully calculated entry. Shaking guests are ushered through in small groups of four or less with large gaps in between bunches, meaning less spoilers and more scares.
"We feel like we are at a 10 out of 10 for scare factor," explain Ken and Teri Earwood, the main family behind Earrywood. "We recommend ages 8 and up, but only if they can handle it. Many of the adults can barely make it through."
A truly collaborative and volunteer effort, Earrywood is designed and constructed by families and friends outside the Earwood's Huntington Beach home. What began as a fifth birthday celebration for their middle son has evolved into a horrifying neighborhood institution.
The popular haunted house grows scarier every year, and this season they're introducing six new rooms with twists on a few haunts from the past. Playing into the current creepy clown trend disturbing the nation, Earrywood promises a Pennywise clown torture house, along with halls of bodies and cloaks, and a black-out room.
"We have touched upon almost every fear in the minds of people," add the Earwoods. "So be ready to have nightmares."
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