LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- It has become one of the most popular celebrations of the year, and one local business owner has a special connection to Halloween.
The Labor Day holiday is barely behind us, but Jason Besemann is preparing to open his haunted house next week in Old Louisville in an old abandoned warehouse near the corner of Seventh and Hill Streets.
Besemann has named it The Devil's Attic.
"I've always had a passion for horror movies and things that are scary," says Besemann. So he has invested in what he says is a decent amount of money turning the warehouse into a very cool haunted house.
It is not a small operation. He has 33 employees, many live actors, and even a comedian or two.
He says what patrons will find there is a well-scripted stage production involving the audience. "There are not just people sticking their heads out and saying 'Boo,'" he explain. "It is a live interaction theatrical production that really sets us apart from the other folks."
The Devil's Attic was set to open on Friday, Sept. 21.
Patrons will wind their way through a maze of rooms where they will go up against well-known characters from traditional horror movies. Says Besemann: "We have several scenes that are our own interpretation of classic horror monsters, such as Frankenstein, vampires, and werewolves."
Baseman says people who especially enjoy going to horror movies will be drawn to attractions like his.
"It makes people feel alive," he says. "I think that is part of why people like it, that adrenaline rush."
Besemann has been working on the production since April and with September drawing to a close, time was running out to make it a success.
"This is not for the faint of heart," he advises. "Children under 12 are advised to have an adult with them, as it is an adult quality show."
647 W. Hill Street
Fri-Sat, Sept. 21-Oct. 6, Fri-Sun Oct. 12-21, Thurs-Sun Oct. 25-28, Oct. 31, 2012.
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