About Cool Ghouls:
Why do we do what we do? There are many reasons, but it boils down to this:
We still remember that magical time when we graduated from the childhood bliss of filling pillow cases with Trick-or-Treat loot, bobbing for apples, and engorging ourselves on the likes of sticky-sweet popcorn balls and caramel apples. We entered the dark world of Count Gore DeVol’s midnight monster movies, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Creepy and Eerie magazines, and our very first trip to a “haunted house” created for a local Baptist church. Not to mention that family down the street who decorated their yard with tombstones and a bubbling witch’s cauldron and greeted the children on Halloween night with spooky sounds, lighting, and cackles of laughter.
It’s about rites of passage and summoning the fortitude to brave the unknown.
We started in 1981, volunteering our time and efforts on a Jaycees haunt (Morbid Manor); designing, building, and executing the Wax Museum, a scene that curiously included a Grim Reaper with a chainsaw. We were hooked. Being a part of this madness was a unique, exhilarating experience. The shrieks - of terror AND laughter - were intoxicating.
Over the years, we’ve continued to thrill and entertain audiences with haunts ranging from elaborate yard displays to fundraisers for a local school PTA, firehouse, and church. We’ve written articles about haunts and haunting, contributed our talents to the Hacker House (THE haunted house in North Carolina), and even served on the Board of the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA). When the realities of the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis hit a little too close to home, we scaled back our efforts, but continue to entertain, amuse, and yes...frighten...our unsuspecting victims with the sights and sounds of horror. Throughout, we’ve seen kids (however nervous) face their fears head-on, coming through the other side unscathed - and not a little bit relieved. We like to think that in the process, we’ve planted the seed that will one day bear the fruit of a future haunter who in turn will spread the love of dark amusements.
That’s what we’re about