Being held in their new building on Hwy 68, next to the Sunset Restaurant, Jaws of Fright II will be twice as large as TCR's 2003 haunted house.
Money raised from concessions and entrance donations will be used to purchase new equipment for TCR, which can be quite expensive. The jaws of life, for instance — the mechanical gear used to remove car accident victims, for which the haunted house is named — cost TCR $14,000 — used.
"People don't realize what these tools cost," said TCR volunteer Barry Fox. One of the items currently on TCR's wishlist is an air-bag device that can be used to raise toppled semi-trucks off the ground or sandwiched cars.
This year's haunted house will feature eight rooms connected by labyrinthine passages. The rooms and mazes have been created by hanging used vinyl roadside billboards from the ceilings.
Fox said they were hoping to provide a frightful journey of about 30 minutes.
While they are planning to be scary enough to frighten jaded teens, TCR volunteer Tammy Tucker said a system is in place to tone the experience down for those who bring their younger children.
"We're not going to terrify your three year old," she said, so long as the parent or babysitter warns operators that a child is in-tow. "I know as a kid, I didn't want to go through these things, either."
Tucker still doesn't care much for haunted houses after an encounter in a Springfield, TN haunted house a few years ago, which "put a guy in the hospital."
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