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An Elk Grove family has been working since September 1 to transform their garage into a haunted house. The elaborate scare took lots of hard work and planning from Steve McClelland, the home owner who has been converting his house for Halloween on and off since 1995.

This will be the 13th year they will be having the Reaper’s Wrath Haunted House.

On top of decorating and inviting the public to enjoy a good scare, McClelland collects food for the Elk Grove Food Bank in lieu of an admission fee. This year, he is asking visitors to bring two cans per person to enter.

“We already have people here, so we might as well take advantage of it while we have people here [to help a charity],” McClelland said. “The Elk Grove Food Bank was our charity of choice because my wife and I have always donated to them.”

McClelland and his haunted house collected 1,185 pounds of food for the food bank last year, and he is hoping to more than double that this year.

He said over the years it has really become a neighborhood event, with many of his neighbors volunteering to help out in his endeavor. 

Around 15 volunteers will be in the haunted house to help add a little extra fright to give visitors a scary good time.

The Reaper’s Wrath Haunted House is located at 8870 Autumn Gold Court in Elk Grove and will be open Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is two cans of food.

Take a sneak peak into the haunted house through our photo gallery. But beware, we didn't want to give too much away...

For additional information call 916-585-FEAR or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/reaperswrathhauntedhouse.