A History of Haunted Tours

Mike Matei / October 17th, 2008

I’m just sharing my past Halloween projects. It’s my favorite time of year, but my busiest time of year.

See the Atmos-Fear-ic Garage of the Supernatural (1998) Haunted Tour here


  • Satan_Sucks

    May 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    my country don’t celebrate Halloween so Awesome

  • BurningDiscipleProductions

    June 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    hmmm this Halloween im geting to old for trick or treating so im thinking of doing somthing a bit simpler than this but at the end they get the candy ive got alot a creppy stuff around my house so think i could do it

  • screamqueen3110

    July 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    i;m from the uk and i have always loved the fact my birthday was on 31st of oct (no joke) i’m now 27 and pregnant with twin boys and seeing this video gives me great idea’s to introduce halloween to them. i cant wait lol

  • Rod

    October 12, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Halloween FTW!!!!!!!

  • DMM_poo

    October 29, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    nice mustache.

  • October 30, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I remember my friend Mike and I used to go all out setting up the house for halloween, at least we did for a couple years. There was a dummy on the porch with a speaker in its chest and a microphone in its head, and another pumpkin sitting nearby that also had a speaker in it. The sound from the microphone would go into the house, both to the living room and to the attic – one of us would sit in the attic and lower a basket of candy down to the kids. His computer screen would sit in the window running through a slideshow of things we had made that were halloween related. We had so much fun with that. That’s the memory that your video brought me back to, James. Thank you, I enjoyed this.

  • el_Arika

    October 30, 2010 at 3:07 am

    … Great!! 😀

    … Here in Chile, like in many other countries around the world, we start to “celebrate” the Halloween just a few years ago

    … but man, you show me than never it’s gonna be close to the real USA’s Halloween

    … When is October 31th over here, I just see a group of stupid merchandising festival of non-sense people asking for candies and breaking windows if you don’t pay them even atention.

    … Someday, when Halloween really rules the world as tradition, I’m gonna help my kids to make their own “Haunted Tours” in a James Rolfe’s Style 🙂

    … Hughs from Chile, happy Halloween 😀

  • Lecramstar

    October 30, 2010 at 5:17 am

    It’s a pitty we don’t celebrate Helloween here in Holland like you do in America.

  • Squall85

    October 30, 2010 at 5:20 am

    In my country we didn’t celebrate halloween. I only knew about it from the cartoon network cartoons. So I loved halloween and I was always in the mood, but I couldn’t share it with anyone. I made candle lit pumpkins from big carved potatoes 🙂 I’ve always wanted to make something scary like your haunted house. Great work, James!

  • October 30, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Pretty good job a shoe-string budget.


  • asnaes1981

    October 30, 2010 at 9:04 am

    That bug-tunnel would have scared the living shit out of me! I hate spiders!

  • Goblin Jim

    October 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    The fact that the tombstones are all covered with the names of Classic Horror characters made me grin.

  • Filmmassacre

    October 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    We dont celebrate halloween that much here in sweden
    i wish i could go to USA and be there for halloween
    man halloween FTW!!!!

  • October 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Great video James. Always interesting to see how your childhood interests are still as strong today.

  • Toxin_Snake

    October 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Lol’d so hard at the bats from 1993.

  • Dr. Hugo Strangelovecraft

    October 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I don’t celebrate the halloween, day of the dead or other festivities for that matter but I would have loved to make a haunted tour as a kid just to scare the shit out of people. =)

  • Zeeboe

    October 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    When I was a little boy, my cousin, sister, and I all use to make our on Haunted House and scare all the neighborhood kids. It was so much fun.

  • gonzaeri000

    October 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    this make me sad becasue i rember a hunted house when i was a kid and now its gone it makes me wonder if halloween is chagning

  • SilverShadow333

    October 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Oh hell yeah! I remember doing haunted house mazes. We went to lots of different stores and got tons of cardboard boxes, then we taped them all together and made mazes out of them in our garage. We had them go all the way into the living room and loop back around outside where the exit was. It was epic! We had flaps/beads/strings just like James used to hide Monsters that would jump out at people inside the maze, and just to hide other areas that didn’t look so creepy.

    We had lots of cool lights and sound effects and scary decorations and it was a pretty damn good time.
    James, I still have that Spooky Sounds Soundtrack that is playing in the background of your 1996 video! xD It’s on cassette tape and is super old. I’m 27 now and have had it since I was in Cemetery…I mean Elementary school. Hehe

  • November 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    It kinda reminds me of the time I would go to Funtown USA in Saco where they used to have a nice big haunted house way in the back of the park. It’s usually a scary experience going in, but I’m sure they got rid of it later on because it got too traumatic for some of the visitors. Still, I hope I can experience a haunted house attraction as good as yours!

  • xenomorph

    May 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

    recently halloween has declined in awesomeness, at least around my town.
    people are getting “safer” and “safer” props that just look stupid, they’re using less and less actors for scares, and all together it’s falling in trench that hopefully it’ll get out of soon enough, or else my entire halloween be probably be spent at cinemassacre… nah it’d probably be there anyway.

  • SlasherGuy

    May 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I love Halloween. I would love to do a haunted house, I actually think if I got enough stuff I could pull it off, but there is one BIG problem. Theres actually agroup that does a haunted house called “Haunted Hill” and its really big and proffessinal. I may try it one year and see if I like making haunted houses though.

  • KingB

    July 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Wow James that’s awesome and creative how u’ve made your own haunted house tours.

    I’m from england and wish I could travel to America to visit your haunted house tours if u created more in the future.


  • July 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm


    Oh yeah.. I was born in 1998 -.-

  • Michael Klemer

    July 18, 2013 at 4:02 am

    The ones from 96, 97, and 98 were awesome! Even though you have no video of it, do you remember anything in particulat from 1995? jw, keep up the great work James!

  • Abdul Hammoud

    October 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Freaking awesome, As a muslim kid growing up I never got to experience this =[, this is effort at its finest well done bucko you did a good job

  • October 24, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I used to do a huanted house for a couple of years. It was pretty cheap too, like tarps and wood cheap. It still scared the crap out of people.

  • Ras

    August 29, 2016 at 3:34 am

    James, you sounded like you were in the Nerd persona at the beginning. I never knew you had a detached garage. If the kid you had been able to pull off the Deader the Better set, you would have been legend.

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