About the House of Shock
The House of Shock was founded by Ross Karpelman, Jay Gracianette, Steven Joseph and friends in 1993. Since then it has grown into a leader and trendsetter in the haunted attraction industry. It started as a discussion between these lifelong friends about what Halloween meant to them as children. This rekindled their desire to recreate that feeling as adults while sharing that feeling with the youth of today. The House of Shock now boasts a 25,000-square-foot haunted attraction comprising of three all new events. (Bordello of Freaks, Laff in the Dark & The House of Shock Haunted House) The House of Shock consists of over 350 volunteers to add their own brand of fright to the night. The haunted experience also includes a full service bar, live music and a horror show.
For 2015, patrons will enjoy The House of Shock presents The Resurrection, as a result of overwhelming support from the New Orleans community when the House was scheduled to permanently close after the 2014 season.
Over the past two decades, The House of Shock has enjoyed national and international exposure through publications such as Rolling Stone, Maxim and Playboy and was named Haunted Attraction Magazine’s “Number One Haunted House in the Country” in 2014 and The Travel Channel’s “Most Intense Haunted Attraction”.