Teams Page Individual Info

Team Mysterious Misery

Team Leader: Amanda Hansel

Experience Level: Apprentice (Start Date: September 1, 2008)

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Based out of Columbus, OH, Amanda and Don have been with The Scare Factor since 2006. They cover several haunts from around the area. If you own or operate a haunted house in Ohio and would like for Amanda’s team to visit, they will be more than happy to let you scare them!

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Team Zombillies

Team Leader: Nora Proffet

Other members: Tyler Proffet

Experience Level: Master (Start Date: September 1, 2010)

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Background: Nora and Tyler came to us in 2010 eager to start reviewing and are now the owners of The Scare Factor!

As early as 2011, they started attending conventions like the Midwest Haunter’s Convention (Columbus, OH), HauntCon, and Transworld’s HAA Show (St. Louis, MO).

In addition to being the current owners, they are also the chief editors and website developers for The Scare Factor, all while consistently reviewing over 30 attractions during haunt season each year. Based out of Hanover, IN, they cover most areas of Indiana and Kentucky and portions of Ohio and Tennessee. They’ve traveled as far as Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Waukesha, WI, and Pittsburgh, PA.

During the day, Nora operates The Scare Factor and the couples’ real estate and online reselling businesses. In addition to selling various items on eBay, she also has experience operating a large Amazon store for a local product manufacturer. Her combined experience has given her vast insight into the aspects of maintaining an online presence and local and online business sales.

Tyler has worked in several commercial and industrial jobs over the years and is a former AWS-certified welder. He joins Nora in operating their businesses as the companies’ treasurer and as an IT specialist. His mechanical and fabrication background helps give the team a keen eye for detecting quality craftsmanship. Collectively, they have over three decades of experience visiting and analyzing Halloween haunted attractions under their belts!

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Team Scary Potter and the Hauntwarts Express

Team Leader: Leopold Von Whiskernuzzle

Experience Level: Veteran (Start Date: September 1, 2015)

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This team is inactive

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Team Crypt Creepers

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Team Hallowoosh

Team Leader: Joshua French

Experience Level: Veteran (Start Date: September 1, 2016)

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This team is no longer active

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Team In-Corpse-A-Rated

Team Leader: Aaron Hartman

Other members: Debbie Sherman

Experience Level: Veteran (Start Date: September 1, 2016)

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Status: Inactive

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Aaron and Debbie retired from haunt reviewing in 2022. We wish them the best but will keep their team page active until their haunt reviews are no longer showing on the website.

Background: Aaron and Debbie have been dating for over 8 years and share a love for haunted attractions. Based in Fairfield, California, they have been the administrators of the Northern California Haunted Attraction Enthusiasts Facebook Group Page, where they’ve been reviewing local haunts for several years. Now they want to bring up their review game by joining The Scare Factor in 2016! Haunters… take note that Debbie is the screamer… and runner!

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Team Jefferson Starship

Team Leader: Doug Bramlett

Other members: Desi Conrad, Kristin Raap

Experience Level: Master (Start Date: September 1, 2016)

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Background: Team Leader Douglas Bramlett (Doug) has been interested in horror and the occult since he was young and got most of his fix through reading and movies.

As he grew up, he visited haunts, but was disappointed in how few there were around him. As an adult, he traveled far and wide to visit the haunts around him until he was given the opportunity to work for one several years ago. The behind-the-scenes experience changed how he thought about haunts and he spent a great deal of time helping his local haunt to improve in various aspects.

But working for a haunt severely limited his time available to go see more and more of them. Thus, he has now turned to being a haunt reviewer so he can visit (and maybe help) even more haunts around him!

Team member Kristin Raap has been an avid haunted house visitor for over 20 years, has a few experiences working in houses, and a literature degree with a focus in the horror genre. She has studied the horror genre because Halloween is her favorite holiday. She believes the exploration and experience of horror to be a necessary part of a healthy society as it provides catharsis and community.

Team member Desi Conrad has always been a lover of the creepy and macabre, to the point that others find a bit unnerving. She’s been enjoying haunts since the late 80’s and worked in them for 4 years recently. When she’s not being creepy, she’s an artist specializing in body art and she enjoys a plethora of other activities.

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Team Nightmare in North Texas

Team Leader: Dawn Forte

Experience Level: Apprentice (Start Date: September 1, 2017)

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This team is no longer active

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Team Old Crow Hollow

Team Leader: Ronald Lake

Experience Level: Apprentice (Start Date: September 1, 2017)

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Team Scare Response Unit

Team Leader: Danielle Garritt

Experience Level: Apprentice (Start Date: September 1, 2017)

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Team Giraffic Shark

Team Leader: Ty Menard

Experience Level: Veteran (Start Date: September 1, 2017)

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Team Houdini

Team Leader: Scott Gibellino

Other members: Mark Turbish, Ray Lang, DeAndre Lang

Experience Level: Expert (Start Date: February 20, 2018)

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Team Houdini primarily covers the escape room scene in the greater Pittsburgh area. However, during the Halloween season, they may also be helping Team Scary Potter cover a few haunted houses in the area as well.

Scott has been a fan of Halloween, autumn, and the supernatural since he can recall.

At the age of 13, in the fall of 1995, he started his journey into the world of haunted attractions. After his first experience, he was hooked by the cool crisp air, the excitement, the atmosphere and the fear.

As years passed, Scott’s passion persisted, each year travelling to new haunts and adding new friends to join him. Scott is joined by his wife Rachael, brother in law Ray, friend Mark, and occasional friends to find the best haunted attractions.

On February 26, 2015, Scott was watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. In this episode, the characters went to try a game where they were locked in a room with a zombie. This was the first time Scott had heard of an escape room. Immediately, he fell in love with the idea and was searching Google to see if there were any in his area. At that time, the idea of an escape room was a new concept. That summer, he found that one of his favorite haunts was opening two escape rooms in the fall. After the first escape room, he was hooked. Scott has attempted several escape rooms in the area, joined by his mother Kathleen and other members of his team. Their mission: to escape the most interesting escape rooms!

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Team Hauntarama

Team Leader: Andrew Montoya

Other members: Nicole Montoya

Experience Level: Veteran (Start Date: February 14, 2018)

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Team Hauntarama began in the fertile fields of Terror in the Corn, located in Erie, Colorado, where Andrew and Nikki Montoya first discovered their love for fright and one another!

Since that time, the Montoyas have visited many haunted attractions throughout Colorado, and have become serious about haunting their own home around Halloween.

Nikki has experience working in the theatre and behind the camera, bringing a wealth of know-how and understanding to the finer details of making haunts truly horrifc, while Andrew delights in the gruesome and dreams in horror. Halloween isn’t just once-a-year for Team Hauntarama, it’s a lifestyle!

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Team Michigan Macabre

Team Leader: Kristin Leigh

Experience Level: Apprentice (Start Date: March 4, 2018)

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Kristin had a love for all things scary since being a child, thanks to her mom who has an equal (and slightly obsessive) love. Every book growing up was a Goosebumps, every Saturday night was a sleepover with “Are You Afraid of the Dark,” and every movie was, of course, in the horror genre. Most memorable: Pet Sematary, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th, and the infamous IT.

Naturally, Kristin was drawn to haunted houses. Going as a child and an adult, Halloween was always her favorite time of year. Kristin attended as many haunts as she could each season and never missed Cedar Point Halloweekends!

Fall is the most magical time of year while Kristin attends pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and Halloween parties. Kristin is known for her Halloween party, going above and beyond to bring all things scary to her guests.

Kristin’s love for haunted houses has now brought her to The Scare Factor where she reviews haunted houses across the state of Michigan as well as in Canada each season.

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Team Elm Street Dreamers

Team Leader: Tyler Rouse

Experience Level: Novice (Start Date: February 20, 2018)

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This team is no longer active

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Team Lollipop Massacre

Team Leader: Tricia Montgomery

Experience Level: Novice (Start Date: September 1, 2018)

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Team Mid MO Monsters

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Team White City Devils

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Team NecronomaPeach

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Team Haunt Crew

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Team Yes and Escape

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Team Peaches and Screams

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Team Cleaverland

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Team Teachers of Terror

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Team Second Line Scream

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Team Hellhounds

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Team Skelegore

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Team Brewhaha

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Team NOVA Necropolis

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Team Terror Techies

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Team Canadead

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Team Big Spooky

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Team Kiss of Death

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Team Enchanted Seance

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Team Skulleton Crew

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Team Graveyard Shift

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Team Bewitched Badgers

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Team Floridead

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Team Fright Life

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Team Sinister

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Team Freddys Angels

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Team Hellfire

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Team Blood Orchid

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Team Salt City Slashers

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Team Scaredy Cat

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Team Living Dead Duo

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Team Scream Chasers

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Team California Cadavers

Team Leader: Jimmy Wienholz

Experience Level: Novice (Start Date: January 1, 2023)

Normal Coverage Area: Northern California

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Jimmy grew up in a household that would count down to Halloween like most “normal” families count down to Christmas because the Fall always ushered in his favorite activity: Haunts. Growing up in California has provided a massive selection of every kind of Haunt, from theme parks (HHN and Knotts Scary Farm) to dark country road independent attractions; there isn’t a haunt he won’t dare attend. Having just completed his education at The Los Angeles Film School, Jimmy is a sucker for set design and haunts that tell a complete story. However, he isn’t against running through a cornfield as he’s being chased by a killer with a chainsaw, either!

In his spare time, Jimmy runs a multi-media channel, “The Horrific Network,” which features interviews with guests from every aspect of the world of Horror as well as covers most of the goings on in the world of themed entertainment. He is also the Panel MC for Northern California’s Sinister Creature Con and enjoys hosting various live horror events throughout the year.

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