The Soap Factory’s Haunted Basement has been terrifying sold out audiences for five years with its mind bending, artist-designed installations. Get an inside peak at the design and brains behind this twisted house of horror in a MN Original Halloween web exclusive — including interviews with Chris Pennington, a founding member of the event, and one of the artists in this year’s show, Joan Vorderbruggen, whose room was based around her own family’s haunting home video.

Special thanks to Adrianne Mathiowetz and Tom Siler for acquired images, and Tom Loftus, Lillian Egner, Lisali Povlika, and the entire crew at the Haunted Basement and the Soap Factory for all their help.