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[10/15/14 - 11:38 AM]
Announcing the Six Families Competing in "The Great Halloween Fright Fight," A One-Hour Special Premiering October 28 on ABC
For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations and over-the-top designs.

[via press release from ABC]

ANNOUNCING THE SIX FAMILIES COMPETING IN "THE GREAT HALLOWEEN FRIGHT FIGHT," A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERING OCTOBER 28 ON ABC

Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto are Judges

From the producers of last year's holiday hit "The Great Christmas Light Fight," a one-hour special -- "The Great Halloween Fright Fight" - will premiere TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. The new special will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize.

For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations and over-the-top designs. Here are the six families competing in the special:

"Hollywood Haunter" - Glendale, CA

Husband and wife duo, Chris and Jeana, are professional set decorators who use their Hollywood know-how to construct an entirely new haunted facade in front of their house every Halloween. This year they're hoping to bury the competition with a traditional haunted house design, complete with coffins custom fit for the judges.

"Haunted Overload" - Lee, NH

Eric always loved scaring people, so together with his wife Janice, he built a larger than life haunt on a sprawling wooded farm. Using mainly organic materials, giant props are crafted up to four stories high. This haunt is sure to overload your senses.

"Terror at Tee Lake" - Lewiston, MI

On a lakeside cabin resort, Dave and Andy create a handmade drive-thru haunt spanning their 4 acre property with a variety of unique displays from a Day of The Dead area to a carnival zone with clowns. Using Andy's expert graphic design skills and Dave's construction know-how, the pair has created a world of eerie neon characters, waiting for you behind every bend.

"The Pirate Ship" - Celebration, FL

Every year the Pirate Ship of Celebration Florida brings thousands of visitors from nearby Disneyworld to enjoy this pirate themed haunt. Creators Neil and Julie construct a life size pirate ship inhabited by pillaging pirate skeletons that completely covers their house. Prepare to walk the plank!

"Mitchell's Spider Invasion" - Pensacola, FL

Halloween is a special time of year for Shawn and Lynne, they got married on Halloween and love creating DIY home haunts from scratch every year. This Halloween, the couple is taking arachnophobia to a whole new level as giant mutant spiders invade their home, trapping trick-or-treaters inside their massive webs.

"Haunt for the Hungry" - Wharton, NJ

Horror movie buffs Anthony and Toby, along with their 12 year old daughter Ava, use magic and practical illusions to make their gory backyard maze feel frighteningly real. Scare actors will send you screaming, but if you can slow down enough to not run away, you'll get to appreciate all of the fascinating details, like a homemade elevator that takes you down a mine shaft to start the tour.

"The Great Halloween Fright Fight" comes from FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol," "America's Got Talent," "The Price is Right"). Brady Connell, Max Swedlow, Thom Beers and Jennifer Mullin are the Executive Producers. Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto are the judges.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 28 countries, creating over 8500 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 400 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, produce entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms. Their slate includes a diverse range of both critically-acclaimed and award-winning successes including "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (ABC), "Deadliest Catch" (Discovery), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "Party Down South" (CMT), "Ice Road Truckers" (HISTORY), "Storage Wars" (A&E), "Celebrity Name Game" (SYN) and the upcoming "The Returned" (A&E) among others.

For more information on "The Great Halloween Fright Fight," visit ABC.com





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