FORT MOHAVE — “It is intense,” said Amanda Whosoever. “I’d also say terrifying. I’d give it a ‘best, 10 out of 10’ and the money is worth the fright.”

Along with Lukas Eagleton, Tonya Monroe and Andy Studer, Whosoever made two trips through Pendulum Asylum, a fundraising haunted house built on the school campus and staffed by Academy of Building Industries students and volunteers in partnership with HardyVille Haunt.

“I think its so intense because they don’t give you a break between scares,” Studer said.

Eagleton noted that it took longer than anticipated to get through the haunted tour.

“That’s part of it, too, it just keeps going on,” he said. “It’s really good.”

Located in an outbuilding on the school campus, the claustrophobic maze assaults the senses with sound, air movement, chilling sets and students who are completely into their roles, said Jean Thomas.

“The students have really come out of their shell, they are so excited to do this,” Thomas said. “They built it from scratch, it has over 200 walls. We created a special class just to put this together.”

Pendulum Asylum ran for 13 select dates in October, and culminates with its final performance from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets, which are $10 at the door, can also be purchased online at and take $1 off the ticket price with promo code BermudaWater. The fundraiser benefits student programs.

“It was really scary,” said attendee Teresa Flanagan. “All the screaming babies… They did a great job and it was really fun.”

Carla Marshall said, “My expectations were not very high, but it was actually amazing — I almost wet my pants.”

The school partnered on the haunted house fundraiser with the demented duo of Dennis Moyer and Josh Tooley of HardyVille Haunt.

“It’s been pretty good,” Moyer said. “The students have worked really hard and we’re pleased with how it all came out.”

The project gave the school’s art department, welding department, woodworking classes and others the opportunity to participate, Tooley said.

“We’ll be partnering with AOBI on the haunt for years to come,” he said.

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