As the seasons transition, many people are beginning to prepare for the upcoming spooky season. Halloween decorations have already found their way onto store shelves, tempting those with a love for Halloween festivities. Moreover, in Michigan, haunted attractions are actively seeking actors to join their chilling attractions to ensure a fully immersive and thrilling experience for visitors.

Haunted houses hold a particular charm for many people due to the unique blend of fear and excitement they offer. These attractions provide a controlled environment for experiencing thrilling scares, allowing people to test their nerves without real danger. The immersive and skillfully crafted sets, accompanied by talented actors, create an atmosphere that blurs the line between reality and fiction, making the experience truly something special.

Often haunted attractions serve as communal outings, drawing friends and families together for a shared adventure. The group dynamic creates lasting memories and laughter amid the spine-chilling encounters.

Working at Michigan Haunted Attractions

Some people find more of the haunted house appeal being an actor or working behind the scenes. For some, it’s a chance to indulge in their fascination with everything spooky and embrace the Halloween spirit. Haunted houses offer a creative outlet for actors to embody eerie characters and deliver haunting performances. Showcasing their acting skills and improvisation abilities.

Additionally, aspiring actors often see haunted houses as a valuable opportunity to gain experience and build their portfolio. The unique and challenging nature of acting in a haunted house setting allows performers to refine their craft and explore different facets of character development.

Beyond the entertainment aspect, many actors find satisfaction in the sense of community within the haunt crew. The collaborative nature of working together to create scares and thrill visitors fosters a tight-knit bond among the team members.

As the spooky season approaches, the anticipation for Halloween and haunted houses continues to grow. If you have an interest in becoming an actor at one of Michigan’s numerous haunted attractions, check out the list of the few hiring below.

  • Erebus, Pontiac

    Erebus is holding actor auditions on August 19, 26, 29, 30, and September 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Potential actors are encouraged to participate just as they are, as make-up and costumes will be supplied. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid state ID. Reliable transportation is necessary for interested people. You must be willing and capable of standing for extended periods of time. No prior experience is needed. For more information, kindly reach out at 248-332-7884 or click here.

    Front of Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac.

    Photo Courtesy of Kayla Morgan

  • Eloise Asylum, Westland

    Eloise Asylum is currently hiring actors, providing a starting wage of $15 per hour. They also have vacancies for customer service staff, airbrush and makeup artists, as well as parking staff. The upcoming auditions are scheduled for August 18 and August 19. If interested, people can reach out to them through Facebook messaging for more details.

  • Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, Madison Heights

    Azra Haunted House is currently accepting applications for the 2023 haunt season. They have a range of positions available, including actors, carers, support staff, and marketing support. No prior experience is required, as they offer training for all roles. Although the open interviews were conducted on July 26, individuals interested in available positions can obtain more information by contacting them at 248-616-0050.

  • Wiard’s Night Terrors Haunted Thrill Park, Ypsilanti

    An open interview hiring event is scheduled for August 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. They are actively recruiting for various positions, including roles within their store, country fair, and office staff, as well as individuals aged 18 and above for Night Terrors. Both weekday and weekend shifts are available. For more details or to express interest, candidates can reach out by visiting their website here.

  • Hush Haunted Attraction, Westland

    Hush Haunted Attraction is holding actor auditions on August 6, 20, 27, and September 2 and 16. from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. They’re looking to hire scare actors, bartenders, security, and support staff. To apply, fill out the form here, and then show up to one of our audition dates.

  • Terrorfied Forest, Pinckney

    Terrorfied Forest is currently seeking candidates to fill multiple positions, including scare actors, parking attendants, and ticket takers. No prior experience is required for these roles. However, applicants must have a valid ID and be 18 years or older to apply for parking and ticket taker positions. As for scare actors, candidates as young as 16 years of age are welcome to apply. Interested people can conveniently submit their applications through the website here.

    A man screams in anguish behind translucent red glass.

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  • Scarefest Scream Park, Lenox Township

    Scarefest Scream Park is currently recruiting for various positions, including actors, prop operators, cashiers, operations staff, and management roles. No prior experience is necessary for these positions, and applicants must be 16 years or older to apply. If interested, people can submit their applications here.

    Young woman with scary halloween makeup big eyes colored purple hair and dark background

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