ARKPORT — What started out as a fun haunted legend to give back to the community has taken on a life of its own.
Expressive Ink Owner Jimmy Sinsebox created Twisted Tales of Horror at the FitzPatrick Farm and Deli in October of last year. Since that time the Halloween attraction has grown bigger and better.
Sinsebox said that the haunted house has doubled in size this year, and that there have been a lot of compliments from the public.
“I own the tattoo shop in Dansville, and I am all about giving back to the community. I have never turned anyone down. I am always giving donations,” he said. “For the last decade I have done special effects and make-up for The Huff Party, which has been a passion of mine.”
Sinsebox has always been into Halloween, and he wanted to share his passion with the community by bringing a haunted house to the area. Originally, he wanted to have this attraction in Wayland, but that fell through.
“I was talking to my buddies, CJ and Shawn FitzPatrick about how I wanted to bring a haunted house to the area, and they were all for it,” he said. “I even created a storyline to go with the haunted house.”
Sinsebox is hoping that in a couple of years they will be known as a professional haunted house. He has made friends with many other haunted house owners, and they have given him a lot of good advice.
Next year Sinsebox plans on expanding to the greenhouse, and making a more advanced hayride.
“We have the entire warehouse now, and we want to expand to the greenhouse next year,” he said. “Eventually I want to take over the entire farm. This kind of thing takes a lot of time and effort. I put in countless hours to create the special effects, makeup, and auditions for actors.”
It all takes time when you are doing something new and exciting in the community, Sinsebox said.
Twisted Tales of Horror- Chapter Two continues the story of the 1840s German pig farmer and his family that sought a home on the haunted farmstead. There are secrets and horrors buried in the cornfields, and under the watchful eye of the demented family, will you survive the terror?
“We have a lot of local support, and it creates a lot of fun entertainment for the whole family,” Sinsebox said. “I chose people who are just as serious and passionate about the holiday as I am. We always have a long line of people showing up for the haunted house.”
People can gather in line about 6:30 p.m., and it typically starts around 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays including the first weekend of November. Tickets are $10 each. It is cash only. There are rules and warnings placed along the way to help guide you through the attraction. It is recommended for people 13 years old and older. People under 13 years old need to be with a parent.
Twisted Tales of Horror is located at 8637 State Route 36 in Arkport at the FitzPatrick Farm and Deli. To get more information on the haunted attraction visit https://www.facebook.com/TwistedTalesofHorror/
The haunted house will be open Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, and Nov. 2 and 3.