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Hauntrepreneurs Thrive in Halloween Season

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Heather McClain
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90.5 WESA

Fear and fright have become big business.  Young “hauntreprenuers” thrive during the Halloween season by enticing thrill-seekers to commercial Haunted Houses and families to Halloween attractions

Business contributor Rebecca Harris says the Halloween attraction industry appeals to 18-34 year olds looking for a fright and the big corporation looking to grab the young market.

“Anyone can get in this business,” says Harris.  She says the industry thrives in peak season, making over 7 billion dollars and providing temporary jobs for out-of-work actors and special-effects technology buffs.