On Tuesday night ABC enters the Halloween fray with some seasonal programming geared toward fans of haunted attractions. If that includes you, then set your DVRs for 8:00 p.m., when “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” debuts.
We have all the details on the six families who are competing for a $50,000 prize – plus bragging rights – below along with a video of host Michael Moloney facing his fears by surrounding himself with horrifying clowns.
From the Press Release
From the producers of last year’s holiday hit “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” a one-hour special — “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” – will premiere TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT), on ABC. The new special will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize.
For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations, and over-the-top designs. The six contestants include:
“Hollywood Haunter” – Glendale, CA – Husband and wife duo Chris and Jeana are professional set decorators who use their Hollywood know-how to construct an entirely new haunted facade in front of their house every Halloween. This year they’re hoping to bury the competition with a traditional haunted house design, complete with coffins custom fit for the judges.
“Haunted Overload” – Lee, NH – Eric always loved scaring people, so together with his wife, Janice, he built a larger than life haunt on a sprawling wooded farm. Using mainly organic materials, giant props are crafted up to four stories high. This haunt is sure to overload your senses.
“Terror at Tee Lake” – Lewiston, MI – At a lakeside cabin resort, Dave and Andy create a handmade drive-thru haunt spanning their 4-acre property with a variety of unique displays from a Day of The Dead area to a carnival zone with clowns. Using Andy’s expert graphic design skills and Dave’s construction know-how, the pair has created a world of eerie neon characters, waiting for you behind every bend.
“The Pirate Ship” – Celebration, FL – Every year the Pirate Ship of Celebration, Florida, brings thousands of visitors from nearby Disneyworld to enjoy this pirate-themed haunt. Creators Neil and Julie construct a life-size pirate ship inhabited by pillaging pirate skeletons that completely covers their house. Prepare to walk the plank!
“Mitchell’s Spider Invasion” – Pensacola, FL – Halloween is a special time of year for Shawn and Lynne: They got married on October 31st and love creating DIY home haunts from scratch every year. This year the couple is taking arachnophobia to a whole new level as giant mutant spiders invade their home, trapping trick-or-treaters inside their massive webs.
“Haunt for the Hungry” – Wharton, NJ – Horror movie buffs Anthony and Toby, along with their 12-year-old daughter, Ava, use magic and practical illusions to make their gory backyard maze feel frighteningly real. Scare actors will send you screaming, but if you can slow down enough to not run away, you’ll get to appreciate all of the fascinating details, like a homemade elevator that takes you down a mine shaft to start the tour.
“The Great Halloween Fright Fight” comes from FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Price is Right”). Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers, and Jennifer Mullin are the executive producers. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto are the judges.