Is a haunted house on your to do list this October? If you’re an 18-24-year-old man living in the northeastern US, chances are your answer is yes. According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation, roughly one in three Halloween-celebrating adults will visit a haunted house this year.
Fear is big business in the United States, and with over 4,500 haunted houses spread across the country—an average of 90 haunted houses per state—there’s no shortage of choices for spook-seeking revelers. But the scare doesn’t stop there—while haunted houses are popular, more than twice as many people plan to decorate their own house, bringing fright night home for friends and family.
“Around Halloween, I find that it used to be a ‘kids’ event but increasingly it’s also for adults,” explained Seattle interior designer Faith Sheridan. “The masks are wonderful and seem to make for a conversational and sometimes controversial party.”
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