Behind the scenes at Barrett’s Haunted Mansion
It’s a Sunday in late September near the start of the season. In the seven weeks that Barrett’s is open, more than 20,000 people will pass through — a fraction of the New Englanders who will visit more than 30 haunted houses all over the region. According to the Haunted House Association, New England has a higher density of haunted houses than anywhere else in the country. While some like Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery in Salem are open year-round, most, like Barrett’s, are seasonal.