Red Sox regrets aren’t the only things haunting Fenway Park this October. Spooky World is taking over and transforming the historic ballpark into The Fear at Fenway.

The brave guests who choose to enter will come face-to-face with all of their phobias: clowns, spiders and 13-foot monsters that chase them through attractions with names like 3D Freak Out and Hancock Hill Cemetery. After a chilling tour of mausoleums, chambers and gravestones, guests move into the Comm. Ave.-inspired Brigham Manor, an 1800s-style home.

From the beginning of July through early this week, the builders, designers and creators of Spooky World worked 16 hours a day, seven days a week to bring the chilling scenery to life.

Set designer Mike Krausert says the Fenway Park location was a completely new idea for his team. Builders had to work around the poles and the shape of the park’s midway to custom-design each attraction.


“We had to have a different approach to everything,” Krausert says.

Throughout the evenings, Krausert goes through the attractions and makes sure everything is exactly how he wants it.

“I want to give the full experience,” he says. “If it’s not working, I’ll change it the next day.”

Movie-grade prosthetics, silicon masks and handmade costumes also add to the terror.

Scary monsters

For Bruce David Millet, getting into his role as mentally and physically disturbed serial killer named Lobo is second nature. Not only did he invent the character, but he’s been playing him for the past 20 years.

“It’s like a roller coaster ride,” he says. “At the end, you laugh. ... That’s my favorite part; seeing them smile.”

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