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Help Wanted: House of Torment Now Hiring Ghouls

The Travel Channel dubbed the House of Torment in Austin, Texas as “one of America’s scariest attractions.” It’s currently hiring monsters, werewolves, and zombies for the 2010 Halloween season.


House of Torment’s immense popularity stems from the genuine and fervent obsession of its creative team and production staff who work on the attraction full time and year round.

In its eighth year (the sixth at the Highland mall site facility), the operation will employ 100 – 120 people seasonally including 60 – 70 actors, 20 – 30 front end and event grounds staff, 5 – 10 stunt personnel, 2 – 4 control room staff, several runners and 6 – 12 iconic characters that greet guests and entertain them as they enter.

The attraction, costumes, make-up, and animatronics are produced by varying teams of artists and creative engineers that are either employed full time or contracted by the House of Torment.

A House of Torment zombie. (This could be YOU!) - Picture courtesy of House of Torment


Austin’s multi-layered, psychological thrill is most comparable to a trip through a modern horror movie or ultra-vivid video game—complete with detailed two-story sets, towering animatronic monsters, iconic characters, and chilling scenarios. It’s gearing up for its largest production ever and has open positions for actors, cashiers and event staff.

Candidates interested in raising the bar for central Texas frights must commit to the entire 2010 season (roughly late August through early November) and must be at least 16 years old.

Training will be provided but this job is not for everyone –it will test both your physical and mental limitations. However, for those up for the challenge, the House of Torment is a fun, unique and highly rewarding work experience.


Auditions are currently being held every Thursday from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the permanent facility in the northeast corner of the Highland Mall Site at 523 Highland Mall Blvd Austin. Eager monsters should e-mail for an application.


Here’s an idea of the kind of conditions you’d be working in.

Clean the mirror only if you can handle what may be standing behind you. - Picture courtesy of House of Torment
Something out of SAW? - Picture courtesy of House of Torment

(I couldn’t resist posting the above for Jessica from Ghost Stories and Haunted Places. I know how much she loves a dirty bathroom!)

Dead meat, how neat. (Did Freddy Kruger say that?) - Picture courtesy of House of Torment
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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9 thoughts on “Help Wanted: House of Torment Now Hiring Ghouls

  1. i would love to be hired because i love scrarying peoplebut i am only 11 year old but i would do it for fun i just love the houae of torment

  2. well i would like to get hired at the house of torment because i really need a job like so bad i been through alot

  3. Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough time. I hope if they’re hiring this season you can get a job. Or that you can find a job wherever else you might apply.

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