About the Initiative
Haunted Houses and the industry around them have impacted popular culture in a permanent way. In recent history, over the past few decades at least, Haunted Houses have been slowly and methodically extending the celebration of Halloween and Horror well beyond a single night in October. Attending haunted houses has become a staple “to do” for a huge number of people across the country during that time of the year.
We are artists, business owners, community leaders, charitable leaders, and by our initiative to establish this holiday we are united by a common vision and passion for an industry. We ask you to join us in standing up together and asking that members of congress adopt legislation to enact a proposition to help make NATIONAL HAUNTED HOUSE DAY an official American holiday on the second Friday of October.
We further insist that haunted house across the country support this holiday by contributing to charitable causes on National Haunted House Day by donating a portion of their proceeds on the second Friday in October to a charity or nonprofit of their choice.