The Haunted Farm was featured in an article on Mountain Xpress.
Jim Combest and Rex Lively, co-owners of The Haunted Farm, are among those who attend the yearly trade show. Combest admits that he and Lively had no idea what they were getting into when they started the attraction seven years ago. “I was thinking [haunts] were a mom-and-pop kind of thing,” he says. Instead, what Combest discovered in St. Louis was a booming and sophisticated industry. From animatronics to masks, from set designs to makeup, the annual gathering offers the latest in the market. “Every facet you can think of is there,” Combest says. “I was really surprised.”