Founded in 1987, the Nightmare Factory in Salem, Oregon runs every Halloween season at the Oregon School for the Deaf, a public school established in 1870 to provide free education to deaf children.

The Nightmare Factory features two haunted houses for guests to experience: Warehouse 27 and Mr. Booger’s Funhouse. They also run a popular “Pitch Black” night – two nights where “the lights go out and the creatures run free.” The weekend after Halloween, guests pack away their flashlights and cell phones and experience the Nightmare Factory in total darkness.

The event takes place every year on campus at the School for the Deaf, proceeds of which help support activities and also was able to provide all students and teachers with an iPad. In 2010, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chose the Nightmare Factory for its renovations to run as a special Halloween episode. Ty Pennington and his staff sent the students to Minnesota to the Starkey Hearing Foundation where each student were fitted and received new hearing aids while they renovated the haunted house and built phase 1 of a new dormitory on campus.

As one of the most well-known haunted houses in Oregon, the Nightmare Factory is a premiere attraction around Halloween. The haunted houses are open every weekend in October, with a special “Pitch Black”s weekend in November. Tickets are available at