Join The Scare Factor

Interested in joining The Scare Factor’s Team of Reviewers?

The Scare Factor is a haunted house and escape room review website and directory with 3170 business listings and 285 recently-published reviews.

Our goal is to provide honest, professional, fair and accurate coverage for as many of these attractions as possible. That way, thrill seekers like you can be better informed about what to expect before they arrive.

Because of how many attractions there are, and we only have 27 teams to cover them, we are actively looking to expand our network of professional reviewers!

If you view yourself as a talented, dedicated and creative person with a clear passion for haunted houses, writing, working hard, and all things spooky, then the next step is to check out the map below…

This map shows our current Teams’ locations. Most of them travel a few hours’ radius from where their arrows are pointing. If you live in an area that is more than a couple of hours away from any of these locations, then we’ll likely have an opening for you!

Current Team Locations:

The Scare Factor's Halloween Haunted House & Escape Room Review Teams

Am I Eligible?

Does reviewing haunts and/or escape rooms sound like your idea of fun? Do you live in an area that looks like it could use some extra coverage? That’s great! Here are a few of our basic requirements:

  • Have not recently (in the last 6 months) owned or worked for a haunted house or escape room.

  • Willing to write lengthy, thorough and in-depth reviews for each attraction, visiting a minimum of five (5) per year.

  • Willing to follow instructions and submit reviews / attraction updates using our online platform.

  • Willing to represent The Scare Factor professionally, ethically and soberly.

  • Willing to communicate closely with TSF leadership, other Teams and attraction managers as needed.

  • Able to skillfully read and write using proper grammar, English, punctuation, etc.

  • Able to follow schedules and required deadlines, especially during haunt season.

  • Have a reliable source of transportation.

What All is Involved?

The biggest part of reviewing that not many people are aware of is how much work is involved. It takes a special kind of person to create our caliber of reviews and help us maintain our reputation within the industry. Here are some of the things that will be expected of you, if you are accepted as an official review team:

  • Learning our in-depth and standardized review criteria and applying it to your reviews.

  • Learning our rules and policies, and following them throughout the year.

  • Maintaining an active social media presence via your Team’s Facebook Page, and possibly other platforms.

  • Communicating closely with TSF leadership, other teams and attraction owners.

  • Submitting reviews and Score Sheets online, via our online platform.

  • Being detail oriented in all aspects of reviewing and online publishing.

  • Assuming accountability for your work and performance.


All of our reviewers are volunteers that put in a lot of long hours. It’s not as easy as throwing down some numbers and sending in an email to get our reviews published. We don’t get monetary payments for what we do, but despite all of the hard work involved, reviewing haunts certainly has its rewards!

  • Complimentary tickets for you and up to three (3) of your friends. (*Not Required)

  • Access to behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive interviews, makeup demonstrations, etc.

  • Access to trade shows and conventions reserved for industry professionals.

  • Potential for promotions within TSF, including taking on editorial, regional management and other duties that are relevant to your skill sets.

  • Be a part of the world’s LEADING haunted attraction and escape room review network!

*Note: On most occasions, our official Teams are permitted to ask for complimentary tickets (no more than four [4]) at each attraction they visit while acting on behalf of The Scare Factor. This is a privilege and courtesy that is granted by the attraction’s management. Our teams are NOT entitled to this and the attractions are NOT required to agree to this in exchange for their review. It is also not required of the Teams to ask the attractions for this benefit. Before applying, you should be willing to purchase your own tickets to at least three (3) attractions and write reviews for them to maintain your active status with The Scare Factor.

How do I start?

If you LOVE to visit haunts and/or escape rooms, have the qualities listed above and you’d like to share your experiences with others, then we would love to talk with you!

We can’t stress enough that joining The Scare Factor isn’t as simple as signing up. We hold extremely high standards for our reviewers and, as such, there is a multi-step application process that must be successfully completed before we’ll even offer you an official position. At minimum, this involves completing a few dozen survey-style questions and writing at least one 1,500-word mock review.

Other than that, all we need is some basic info about you to get the ball rolling…

To submit your application, send an E-Mail to: with the following information:

  • Your Full Legal Name
  • Street Address (including City & State), and
  • Why you think you would be a great addition to our Network of Scream Teams!

If we have any openings in your area, we will send you a follow-up e-mail and let you know how to proceed.

We can’t thank you enough for your interest in joining The Scare Factor! Without people like you, The Scare Factor wouldn’t be what it is today. We look forward to hearing from you and, as always…

Happy Haunting!

Tyler & Nora Proffet
Co-Owners: The Scare Factor, LLC
Reviewers: “Team Zombillies