Mark's Haunted Garage
Pictures from Previous Years
Location and Hours

2021 update

My family and I have moved out of New York. All of my Halloween stuff is gone. The Haunted Garage is now officially closed forever. Also note that I intend to eventually drop the and domains but will probably continue to maintain the existing web pages under the domain. If you have this page bookmarked using either the or domain names, please take note of the updated URL.

I'm a computer programmer by trade, but I've always wanted to make computers do more than just number-crunching. I wanted to make them do things in the physical world. Turn lights on and off. Play sounds when a sensor is triggered. Make things move. Etc. Halloween seemed like a good way to work on this ambition. Since 1999, I have slowly been working on my electrical knowledge and improving the props I use to haunt my garage each Halloween evening in Penfield, NY, a suburb of Rochester. From 2007 through 2018, I also ran the haunted house at the Harris Hill Elementary School Spooktacular event. This web site displays my work from those years as well as provides information about the coming year's haunt.

Mark's Haunted Garage is meant to be spooky, not gory. There may be scenes with things like skeletons, witches, demons, ghosts, and other assorted monsters. However, I do not do blood and guts. Personally, I find that disgusting, not scary, so I don't do it. There is also no profanity. As a result, if Mark's Haunted Garage were a movie, I would rate it PG. There are things in it that young (and sometimes not so young) children may be scared of, but there is nothing in Mark's Haunted Garage that I wouldn't have wanted my son to have seen or heard.

Mark's Haunted Garage is not just for the Trick-or-Treaters, though. We also welcome adults with no children. Whether you have children or not, by all means, stop in and take a look around. I don't charge anything for admission, and it only takes a couple of minutes to go through.

Mark's Haunted Garage is now on Facebook. You can become a fan if you like.

Page last modified 07/19/2021