“Our sole intention is to scare,” said organizer Michael Mutascio. “It’s going to scare the hell out of people."
The 7-1-5 Haunted features 50 live actors, 35 life size mannequins and animatronics, strobe lights, professional lighting, sound, smoke and projection effects.
Customers will spend 8-10 minutes inside the dark house and will encounter live actors screaming at you, flickering lights, banging doors, shifting walls, a mad scientist’s spooky lab, spiders, characters getting tortured, zombies who chase you, clowns, and characters from Hollywood horror movies such as Freddy Krueger, Jason and Chucky.
Mutascio’s parents, Peter and Audrey started The 7-1-5 Haunted House at their home on 715 Central Street in Stoughton over 35 years ago and opened it just to family and friends as a way of celebrating the Halloween season. In 2006, for the first time, they opened doors to their very own haunted house to the public in a fundraising effort in support of the community. Now, this year for the very first time, they have transformed an open location at the Village Shoppes into a spooky haunted house.
During the 2010 Halloween season, the 7-1-5 won an award for " Best Haunted House " in the area.
The haunted house is open to all ages, but Mutascio said it will scare young children. The house will take tours of up to five people at a time.
“Kids will be scared,” Mutascio said. “It’s a haunted house that’s worth the nightmare it’s going to bring.”
The haunted house will open next to Spirit Halloween at the Village Shoppes and will run from October 18 to November 2. It will be open by different organizers of the Hidden Hotel, which was open in Canton last year.
Tickets will be sold from 6-9 p.m. from Sunday – Thursday,
and on Friday and Saturday night until 10 p.m. at the haunted house
entrance and doors will open when the sun goes down.
Tickets will cost $15.00 per person and will be offered at a $3 discount for shoppers at nearby Spirit Halloween, Shaws, Orange Leaf, Joseph A Bank, Hilliards, GameStop, and Hallmark. There will be no refunds.
Games and vendors are also scheduled to be open outside the haunted house each night.