World's Scariest Haunted House Is So Scary It Will Pay You $20,000 If You Complete It

World's Scariest Haunted House Is So Scary It Will Pay You $20,000 If You Complete It

If you're not a fan of cheap thrills, then I have just the place for you; a haunted house which is so scary that the owner makes visitors sign a 40-page waiver and provide a doctor's note before entering. But if you're brave enough to make it through without once uttering your safe word, you'll be rewarded with $20,000 (£15,560).

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Suffice to say that no one has ever completed it, despite the enticing prize.

And now, Russ McKamey - the owner of the haunted house - has launched a new show, named Desolation, which he claims is the most "extreme" attraction yet.

"Nobody's even made it to the starting clock with this new show," he told WGNTV. "With the new mental game, it's much more difficult. And because of that, no one's even started the clock."

As could be expected, the entry fee is pretty unconventional: a bag of dog food for one of Russ's five dogs. But that's not the only requirement, to nab a spot on the challenge you need to be at least 21 - though if you're 18-20, you'll need parental permission.

You'll also have to undergo a "sport physical" and provide a doctor's note stating that you are physically and mentally well.

Additionally, prospective challenge-goers have to pass a background check carried out by Russ's team, and will be screened over FaceTime or via phone call. You'll also have to bring proof of your medical insurance and sign a hefty 40-page waiver.

Finally, there will be a drugs test on the day to check that you're not under the influence. Phew!

Participants must watch a video titled And Then There Were None prior to entering the attraction. It's a two-hour long compilation of all the people who have failed to make it to the end of the experience, and a voice can be heard over the top, repeating "You really don't want to do this".

As to where Russ gets his inspiration - it's horror movies, of course. "I'm a very straight-laced conservative guy, but here I run this crazy haunted house that people think is this torture factory, fetish factory," he said. 

"All of these things that it's not, but people believe that based upon the films that I have made."