Who is Mr. Creep?
How an Austin horror icon began
By Richard Whittaker,
7:27PM, Tue. Oct. 28, 2008
What's so wonderful about Halloween? Well, it's the least off-the-peg holiday of all. It's the one time when anyone with a lawn or a dress-up box can be as ghoulishy creative as they like. No mandatory elves or obligatory Easter bunnies here! (btw, check out our Halloween and Dia de los Muertos listings for your horror-related entertainment options).
So now we're in the final countdown to the day itself. But before the haunting season began, local haunted house attraction The House of Torment gave us some behind-the-scenes access. The House has been having a glorious year: It was voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the nation by Hauntworld magazine, and then two of its top-name scarers – Sgt. Grave and the Best of Austin-winning Mr. Creep – were recently invited as part of a monster exchange program to spend a night scaring the punters at Atlanta's famous Netherworld.
So what does it take to become a nationally-desired monster?