Team Michigan Macabre
Team Members: Carmen and Kristin (Team Leader) DeFranco
Experience Level: Apprentice Team (1st year)
Normal Coverage Area: Michigan
Background: Meet Team Michigan Macabre, made up of husband and wife, Carmen and Kristin.
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!
In 2014, Kristin married Carmen and the couple found their new purpose in life… hosting a fantastic Halloween party! Each year surpasses the one prior and, thanks to Carmen’s skills (i.e.: building props and false rooms, and his electrical knowledge resulting in high-quality lighting and audio), the possibilities are endless!
The Michigan Macabre Team is eager to add reviewing haunted houses to their list of fall endeavors!