Corn of Evil haunted maze scaring up money to help fight cancer

By: Rick Springer Email
By: Rick Springer Email

WHITEWRIGHT, TX - For many of us candy corn is a traditional halloween treat, but for those who enjoy getting scared silly the Corn of Evil in Whitewright is downright amazing.

About two miles east of the tractor pull in Whitewright off of Highway 11 lies the Corn of Evil haunted maze. And when it comes to scaring people, these guys do not mess around.

"A lot of fear because when they come until the exit they say about 40 people," said maze owner Paul Dungan. "We stay on you from the beginning to the end. We don't let up. We're pretty much an extreme haunted house."

Dungan built the maze. He and his wife Kendra operate it every Friday and Saturday Night from dark to midnight throughout the month of October. But, Dungan works on perfecting his house of horrors year round. "I started on it after Christmas last year. It takes a year to get it ready."

Every year they try to use their creation to benefit local charities. This year they're donating a portion of their profits to the American Cancer Society in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

"We thought it would be a great opportunity for us to give back," said Kendra Dungan, Maze owner. "We've had a lot of friends and family members effected by cancer so we decided that would be something we would be really proud of doing."

It's $15 the first time through and $5 every time after that. But one walk through this twisted terror and it becomes obvious that although the Dungans are donating to charity, The Corn of Evil is very much a labor of love."

"it's just something we love," said Dungan. "We love to scare people."

For more information, you can go to their website www.cornofevil.com


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