FLORHAM PARK, NJ—The haunted house located on Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park, known as Fright Factor opened its doors for the 2019 season starting Friday, October 4.
Along with the 12 regular season actors/actresses that are all dressed up and ready to scare, there were five in attendance from the Morris County Sheriff’s office that dressed up as well.
Sheriff James M Gannon was also in attendance for the annual ribbon cutting ceremony that took place at 6:30 p.m. before Fright Factor officially could open.
Gannon thanked all those in attendance for coming out, He also thanked founder and creator of Halos for Angels and Fright Factor, Karen Casolaro for all that she does for the community through the charity, as well as through the proceeds made from the Fright Factor haunted house.
A food truck was available on site for those who were hungry or wanted something like hot chocolate to warm them up as the night drew on and got a tad bit chillier. The food truck, owned and operated by Charles A Germershausen, is called Charlie’s Moveable Feast.
Regular season actors/actresses for opening night included:
- Stephanie Bianchini
- Jasmine Francisco
- Josephine Passalaqua
- Lexie Ackerman
- Carol Ackerman
- Steve Ackerman
- Nicole Leo
- Gianna Scheskowski
- Chloe Valdez
- Melissa Grant
- Dante Rosato
- Marcello Scalzo
Those in attendance from the Morris Country Sherrif’s Officer included:
- Officer Nolan Sappio
- Officer Brandon Williams
- Lt. Mike Schweizer
- Sgt. Raymond Dykstra
- Sgt. Shawn Johnston
On opening night, October 4, 2019 the Fright Factor Haunted house made in proceeds through attendees and donations $400. They re-opened on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
On Saturday, a find your Principal and Coach challenge was on as students and players from Hanover Park school attended during the night session to find out where inside the house were Principal Tom Callanan and football coach Dan Gregory.
The winners in 1 minute and 24 seconds were Gionna and Peter of Hanover Park school, they set a new fastest record for 2019. The total made in proceeds on Saturday was $515 during the kids afternoon session and $908 during the night session.
The final day of opening weekend, Sunday, October 6 had a kids event day from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and raised $160 in proceeds. A total amount of $1, 983 was made in the entirety of the opening weekend.
Fright Factor will open again on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. for the extreme scare session. Clowns, devils, dead princesses and more are awaiting the arrival of anyone who dares enter their house for dinner.