SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana House of Horror Haunted House on Texas Avenue reopens Friday for thrill seekers who aren’t afraid of quirky old buildings, zombies and eerie decor props from horror movies. big-budget horror and locally produced TV shows.
“The last movie I worked on was The Blind, but I’ve worked on a lot of movies,” said La Louisiane co-creator Ed Hughens.
Ed Hughens has worked in lighting and set construction for the film industry since 2002. Hughens teamed up with Robert “Possum” Miller, another film professional, to create the unique film-influenced haunted house in 2018 Louisiana was forced to shut down operational in 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hughens and Miller’s connections in the movie industry helped them inadvertently turn The Louisiana House of Horror into a movie museum.
“The haunted house plywood was part of the decor of The first year“, said Hughes.
The historic Shreveport building where the haunted house is staged was once a grocery store with beautiful brick walls, which you can spot if the zombies give you time to appreciate the structure.
But watch out for the guillotine.
“There will be actors passing by and fog machines working. Then there’s our haunted graveyard out back,” Hughens said.
Although the props aren’t marked to explain what movie sets they once adorned, Hughens has some favorite pieces. Including a contribution from a Louisiana voodoo queen.
A few years ago, someone called Hughen’s partner, Robert, and said, “You need to go to this address; we have a tomb of Marie Laveaux for you. The replica of Laveaux’s tomb is located at the main entrance of the old building.
“We don’t know what movie it is. We just got it,” Hughens said with a laugh.
The haunted house has several scenes that aren’t for the faint-hearted. From appalling jail cells to a dinner party that will leave you anything but hungry, La Louisiane is a bargain at $25 a car.
“And next year we’ll do it even bigger and worse than this year,” promised Ed Hughens.
Can’t refuel a vehicle with your friends? Admission is $10 for those brave enough to go it alone.
The Louisiana House of Horrors Haunted House is located at 1835 Texas Avenue in Shreveport.