Haunted Halloween warehouse raises money for charity in Largo

Mike Lowe's Scarehouse Pinellas is not for the faint of heart.

Scarehouse Pinellas

12461 Creekside Dr., Suite 100, Largo

Through Oct. 28: Fri. & Sat., 7-11 p.m.; Sun., 4-8 p.m.

$15 per person; $5 military discount; $5 off if you bring pet food, pet treat, or pet toy

727-742-1432. scarehousepinellas.com.

click to enlarge "Oh good, I love clowns," said no one ever. - Jennifer Ring
Jennifer Ring
"Oh good, I love clowns," said no one ever.

What is it about industrial warehouses that's so creepy?

I couldn't tell you, but whatever it is, Mike Lowe of Lowe's Commercial Painting is totally taking advantage of it.

For the first time ever, Lowe has converted a 10,000 square foot portion of his Largo warehouse into a new haunted house called Scarehouse Pinellas. He spent about 6 months setting the place up, building a few walls in the process. And he did it to benefit SPCA Tampa Bay, the animal welfare agency that's literally next door. 

The new walls divide the haunted warehouse into 16 rooms, each featuring a scene from a horror film. I don’t want to tell you all the movies represented, but I can tell you that I finally met Pennywise in person.

click to enlarge Yeah, he's just as creepy in real life. - Jennifer Ring
Jennifer Ring
Yeah, he's just as creepy in real life.

At Lowe’s warehouse, the creep factor extends to the parking lot, where they’ve splattered enough blood to make it look like a murder scene.

While waiting to enter the house, I saw a doctor and a nurse run out together, covered in blood, grab a big ass bottle of bleach, and run back in.

click to enlarge Is everything OK in there? - Jennifer Ring
Jennifer Ring
Is everything OK in there?

What the hell are they doing in there?

click to enlarge Um...Are you guys licensed to practice medicine? Because it feels like maybe this isn't going well. - Jennifer Ring
Jennifer Ring
Um...Are you guys licensed to practice medicine? Because it feels like maybe this isn't going well.

This. This is what they’re doing in there. And yes, that doctor in the background is pulling someone’s intestines out. Yikes.

I wouldn’t recommend getting operated on by these nut jobs, but I would recommend checking out this haunted house, unless you have a serious health condition...

About The Author

Jennifer Ring

Jennifer studied biology for six years, planning for a career in science, but the Universe had other plans. In 2011, Jen was diagnosed with a rare lung disease that sidelined her from scientific research. Her immune system, plagued by Scleroderma, had attacked her lungs to the point of no return. She now required...
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