The Atmos-Fear-Ic Garage of the Supernatural (1998)

Mike Matei / December 18th, 1998

A video tour of my Halloween haunted house exhibit, 1998.


  • Jime

    April 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    If I took my little nephews on a tour like that it would scare the poop out of them.

  • Seifer267

    April 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Wow James, that is really cool. I have been trying in my later life to do something like that. I really appreciate the effort put into this haha. We always had a walkthrough with a stack of kids inside scaring people and after adults yelling “Not cool that 13 year old totally grabbed me!”

  • bacondude1985

    April 26, 2010 at 4:55 am

    LOL the voice at 10:50 is the same as Super Mecha Death Christ! hahahahaha epic!

  • SatanIsSmiling

    June 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I’m gonna eat your brains!!!! Simply awesome.

  • BurningDiscipleProductions

    June 18, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    thats how you end a haunted house with rob zombie!

  • cadecool123

    July 2, 2010 at 3:28 am

    the twilight zone lol
    what was that thing? lol
    his voice sounds weird
    lol the puppet sounds like super mecha death christ MOTHER FUCKERS!!!!

  • Lesley M.

    July 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    SO messed up!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
    Haunted houses are pretty much the best things ever and I gotta say, you did a great one, especially considering you were in high school.

  • DarkNeonRain

    August 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    That garage seemยดd endless. really cool video and i loved the lighting.

  • September 29, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Great tour pretty awesome !!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Rod

    October 12, 2010 at 12:29 am

    If you make one more Haunted House I vow to go…but only if you inform me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    That was great. Especially the WhiteZombie at the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nandoo

    October 31, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Pure awesomeness, worth watching ๐Ÿ˜€ Great job, James.

  • Fro Man

    October 31, 2010 at 7:46 am

    That was really cool, you did a lot with what didn’t look like a lot of room. Which brings me to a question; how many people at a time would you take?

  • October 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    That was really cool, it looks like you had a ton of fun making it!

  • KinaMassakre

    October 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    how big is your garage James !?

  • Heep

    October 31, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Cool! Shame that people donยดt do this kind of things anymore.
    Very atmospheric and dark haunted house! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Undertaker

    October 31, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    damn that was one big garage. also u may b able 2 scare a 5 year old or a teenage girl with that tour

  • MikeF

    October 31, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    I sure won’t look at Howdy Doody the same way again. Though, I never looked at him the same way to begin with.

  • November 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

    How big is you garage???
    Fantastic job on putting everything up.

  • November 1, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    That garage rocks, its massive, you have got plenty of room to store all that boom you keep making

  • akkuma420

    November 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    lol, that was awesome!
    See, that is exactly what most haunted house/mazes need, a tour guide. someone to set up the atmosphere and tell a story along the way, without a guide I’m sure people could have marched through there in less than a minute, but with the guide you where able to turn it into a 10minute plus scare fest.
    This is also INCREDIBLY impressive considering your age and resources. I would have gladly paid to let the kids have a go at that.
    Seems like you guys had alot of fun running the place as well.
    It’s a real shame you don’t see stuff like this anymore.
    Neighbor used to do something similar to this, bunch of kids trashed it and tagged all over everything one Halloween, needless to say he hasn’t done it since…….

  • March 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    wow, totally awesome, like way dude, far out!!!!!

    This is incredible viewing James,

    don’t forget your next project TMNT

    its my favorite cartoon, so please do us all proud as I know you will, it is my area of expertise.

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  • zukul555

    March 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Im sorry but when u said the twighlit zone i almost shit my pants i didnt know people still rememberd that show

  • AxBunny

    March 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    That’s one helluva haunted garage. I don’t know if there was a cover charge to enter, but I would have gladly paid to get in. My favourite part was the skull that belonged to Digdogger who hates loud noise. I’m a Zelda fanboy as well.

    I wish I would have grown up in the same part of the country as you. With my creativity & twisted humour and your imagination and great talent we would have had some great times.

  • SpiritSoldier

    June 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Wow, you really are a nerd, and no thats not an insult. lol, loved it.

  • callmeRaskolnikov

    June 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    ummm…this was incredible. you can honestly see the huge amount of work and thought that you put into the whole thing. the underground cemetery/crypt thing was such a great idea. “you’ve been to a cemetery, but have you been underneath one”.

    The whole creepy host/guide that you can’t trust is also an amazing idea. You also made that garage look fucking enormous. Fucking absolutely incredible. I really wish I had had an outside separate garage and the freedom to do something like this when I was in grade school.

  • CSMovieDude

    August 6, 2011 at 11:26 am

    To be honest, what is more scarier than your tour guide leaving you in the Haunted House?

  • JoeVandenburgh

    September 17, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    awesome haunted house

  • raykelley

    October 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I watched this last year, and watching it again I have to say how impressive this is for a high schooler. Heck, it’s impressive for anyone to put together without money for expensive props. Also, I’d like to give a shout out to the Haunted Candelabra. I’ve had mine since 1995. One of the best Halloween props ever sold. And metal ( \m/ ) for “Horror Sounds of the Night”. I had that tape, and I must have bought a hundred Halloween sound effect cd’s since then and none of them compare. This year, I found a torrent of HSOTN, and I can’t wait to bust it out.

  • jrhall3

    March 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    … Is that Mike Matei in some of the costumes?ย  I know it says names in the credits at the end, but they seem made up… Dan Mullarkey?ย  Ed Shayka?ย  Oh hell, what am I thinking, I’m not going to get an answer here.

  • Steve Darko

    September 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    This is so cool.

  • February 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    That was fucking amazing, man! Sweet sweet job from sets to the editing. Would have loved it as a kid and sure laugh and shit my pants a couple of times. Thanks for that and everithing else.

  • thezlex

    February 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Wow, really nice, but I couldn’t understand the doll with the chainsaw.

  • March 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Really amazing with what kind of a passion you made these tours.

  • bomb in film

    March 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    i love james work and halloween is the best year i am a big fan:)

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    October 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm


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