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The Team Builds A Spook-Tacular Nightmare Factory Tonight On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

October 31st, 2010 · No Comments

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC

ON HALLOWEEN, “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION” BECOMES “EXTREME MAKEOVER: HAUNTED HOUSE EDITION” WHEN THE TEAM BUILDS A SPOOK-TACULAR NIGHTMARE FACTORY FOR OREGON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Celebrity Volunteer Rob Zombie Makes Scary Entrance, and Marlee Matlin Surprises the Students During Their Visit to The Starkey Hearing Foundation

“Oregon School for the Deaf” – The students at Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) in Salem, Oregon, are well known for their spine tingling annual Halloween haunted house fundraiser — dubbed the ‘Nightmare Factory.’ The event, held in the basement of the boys’ dormitory, goes a long way toward generating much-needed income for the 140-year-old financially-strapped school, a place which students consider their second home. But the 12,000 square foot basement where the Nightmare Factory is usually held has become frightfully unsafe. In just seven days, The “EM:HE” design team had to make the OSD basement safe again and trick it out in a scary and spook-tacular way, on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

When team leader Ty Pennington, designers Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis and John Littlefield arrived at OSD, they warned the crowd that their week with them might get a little scary. But the students, along with their parents and OSD staff, didn’t seem to mind and happily greeted their arrival with the American Sign Language motion for applause — raised hands shimmying back and forth.

Assistance to put together the extreme haunted house came in many ways, including famed horror film director/heavy metal musician Rob Zombie, who arrived to the site in a ghoulishly made up vehicle. The blue shirt-clad volunteers dressed up as zombies and even the design team got into the Halloween spirit by dressing up like Frankenstein characters.

During the build, The Starkey Hearing Foundation sponsored over 100 students and parents on a trip to their facility in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where students were surprised to see Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, who spent some time with them. The local builder on the project was Rich Duncan Construction.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is produced by Endemol USA, of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Brady Connell & George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

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