After years of working across the US and taking a few years off to focus on school, Fright has found a new home in Des Moines, Iowa! For the past year I have been working as a design and build consultant for a brand new attraction located in the heart of downtown Des Moines called The Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction.
The Slaughterhouse has existed in previous years but was laid to rest after the 2012 Halloween season due to lack of a permanent location. However, since February of 2016, I have been working with the originators of The Slaughterhouse to bring new life into their once highly renowned attraction. With focus on high-detail sets, Hollywood-quality masks and effects, as well as a huge warehouse with year-round access, we have been working diligently since last Halloween to bring Iowa’s Premier Haunted Attraction back to life.
It came down to meeting the right people at the right time and it’s been an amazing adventure so far! The owners of the building the haunt resides in, The Barnum Factory, have been working along side us this entire time to make our haunted dreams come true! Along with the help of many of the original cast and crew, we also have teamed up with several local businesses from around the Des Moines area to make our first year back something to remember!
First off, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, a Des Moines staple, has concocted their own take on a Slaughterhouse Burger which will be available at their East Village location. Firetrucker Brewery, in Ankeny, has been also working on their own version of a Slaughterhouse Draft which will be available for a limited time at the Zombie Burger downtown! We also have Monster Energy teaming up to help with promotions and to get the word out that we’re back up and running! For a full list of our 2017 sponsors visit our page: The Slaughterhouse 2017 Sponsors
It’s been an incredible ride so far and I’m so excited to show you what we’ve been working on! For more information, you can visit our website at herepig.com or check out the official Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction Facebook Page for pictures and updates!
The Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction is open select dates in October starting Friday, October 6th, 2017.