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Hands-on Las Vegas haunted house scares up controversy

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The entrance to the Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror haunted house attraction appears in this image from Oct. 24, 2016. (Source: Miguel Martinez-Valle/FOX5) The entrance to the Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror haunted house attraction appears in this image from Oct. 24, 2016. (Source: Miguel Martinez-Valle/FOX5)
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Lots of people like a good scare around Halloween, and a local haunted house attraction is consistently rated among the best in the nation.

The Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror, as the name implies, features three haunted houses. One of them, the Gates of Hell, requires visitors to sign a waiver. The characters are permitted to touch, push and shock visitors. That’s caused a bit of controversy.

“We opened the Gates of Hell and went immediately from being a locals favorite to being a worldwide favorite,” said JT Moller, vice president of Freakling Brothers.

The Gates of Hell has a strong R rating.

“The minute they signed it (the waiver) they’re turned over to us to have our way with that,” Moller said.

The waiver is intended to serve as a warning, but that hasn’t stopped some angry guests from taking to the internet.

“You have to sign a waiver that explains there may be physical contact, you may hear profane language, you’ll see extremely violent situations,” Moller said.

Still, plenty of guests love it.

“I personally do like it,” thrill-seeker Ashlie Orgueta said.

“When I’m 16, I’m going to go there. I’m going to get shocked. I’m going to have fun. I’m going to scream,” 10-year-old Lily Hamm said.

The Gates of Hell attraction isn’t for everyone, and that was the point.

“It was built to be controversial. We wanted it to be controversial so we like that some people are angry about the experience when they come out. We tell them next time you come go to Castle Vampyre or The Coven of 13, don’t go to Gates of Hell,” Mollen said.

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