Unfortunately, most visitors to the Nightmares Fear Factory
are unaware that there are hidden cameras in the house positioned to capture every exquisitely grimacing contortion of their faces as eyeballs pop and boggle out of their bone sockets in embarrassingly abject self-abandonment to screaming and howling terror.
The images reveal that visitors of both sexes, the young and the old alike, are petrified by the ghostly residents of the Nightmares Fear Factory
Watch daddies cower behind their sons; boyfriends seek refuge in their girlfriends' bosoms; macho-looking young men cling to their sisters for protection; and most embarrassing, young men of military service age bunch together, screaming, clutching and grasping with only one thought in mind, escape from the evil that lurks in the dark shadows.
The company has been posting to Flickr
photos of their tourists in bowel-loosening raptures of horror. But the photos never show what evil goings-on and ghastly sights that induce such purely distilled looks of fright in the privileged witnesses. Nightmares Fear Factories dares you to try to find out. The Haunted House has "chicken-out exits" for those whose courage fail at the critical moment. The company proudly proclaims that over 110,000 visitors have chickened out at the last minute.
The Daily Mail
reports that the company posted the first tranche of photos to Flickr
in October, but soon after, the company's website crashed, possibly because too many people were trying to find out what it looks like to be truly scared.
Nightmares Fear Factory is the oldest haunted house in North America and its operators have been faithfully and dutifully dispensing terror for more than 30 years. The house is said to occupy the site of a former coffin factory whose owner was killed when conspiring caskets stacked high toppled and fell over him.