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Frights await at downtown haunted house

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on October 17, 2012 1:46 PM

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A group of visitors scream in terror as a werewolf, being played by Joseph Grady, jumps out of the dark at them at the Goldsboro House of Horror haunted house on the corner of Mulberry and John Street in downtown Goldsboro late Saturday night.

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Visitors line up outside of the Goldsboro House of Horror haunted house on the corner of Mulberry and John Street in downtown Goldsboro late Saturday night. The old historic home, which has no current occupants, was converted into a haunted house by brothers John Tart and Jeremy Price.

Whatever scares you, be it crazed chainsaw murderers, enclosed spaces or clowns, you're likely to find it in Goldsboro's downtown haunted house where two local brothers are providing a local venue for all of your frightening needs during the Halloween season.

John Tart and Jeremy Price of Two Brothers Entertainment opened the Goldsboro House of Horror earlier this month at 201 E. Mulberry St. and will be offering frights each Thursday through Saturday night until Nov. 3. The attraction will open at dusk, about 8 p.m., and will run until midnight.

The house, set at the corner of North John and East Mulberry streets, will also be open on Halloween.

Cost for admission is $10 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10 years old. Those who check in on Facebook or present military or student ID receive a $2 discount, but the brothers aren't bent on making money with this venture.

They intend to donate proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project, an initiative that aims to provide support to injured members of the armed forces.

Tart said it's been a while since there has been a haunted house in Goldsboro so he and Price chose to fill the void to prevent locals from having to drive as far as Havelock and Clayton to get their frightening fix.

"We want them to be able stay home and get scared instead of going out of town," he said.

The haunted house is another example of what he and his brother aim to do with their joint venture: bringing fun events and activities to Goldsboro.

"We want people to just stay in Goldsboro and bring things to them that are in other cities," he said.

In the past, that has included trivia, disc jockeying and other entertainment, but the haunted house is one concept the two said is for all ages.

Tart said the experience, which he said he would rate PG-13, can be toned down with little kids and ramped up for adults who really need a good scare.

And they aim to please.

"We base it on what people are afraid of," he said, saying that the wide range of amenities inside are catered to various phobias. "If you've got a fear, chances are we've got it."

And with each scream, the brothers are hoping to help out wounded heroes returned from combat.

For more information, visit goldsborohaunted house.com.