Halloween Business

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COLUMBIA - 30,000 people tour the haunted halls of Fear Fest during the five week long Halloween season. More than 100 employees work during the season, but owners Greg and Christina Allen work all year long.

"We actually start preparing November 1st, for next year," said Allen.

The Allens pour all their profit back into the haunted house, striving each year to top the last. Allen works an additional full time job, but says he runs the "haunted complex" simply because he loves Halloween. Several of the employees at Fear Fest are looking for jobs during the off-season, and find the five weeks of haunting are just enough to make ends meet.