Frights on Filmore St.

SW Iowa for the Win! just released their list of the top 5 “MUST SEE” haunts in Iowa. The top 3 of these were all part of the SWI Trail of Terrors. Coming in at #3 is Gateway of Chaos in Malvern. #2 is your very own Sinister Sidney! and at #1, Madness Haunted House in Council Bluffs. We are very proud of our cast and crew, as well as all our friends at our sister haunts.

Haunt Chat Live

Reverend Michael and Mistress Laurie just broadcast the first episode of Haunt Chat Live.

New Show staring our very own Reverend Michael

In the News Again!

Sinister Sidney was in the news again! The Valley News in Shenandoah ran a great article.

Read it Here

Haunter’s Hangout Season 5 Eps. 6

In case you missed the show live, here’s your chance to watch…

Haunter’s Hangout

We will be guests on the Haunter’s Hangout show (Facebook group) Thursday, March 16th 2017 @8:00pm CST! Tune in and ask questions for a chance to win prizes.

Thank you all..

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us and the food pantry. We collected (2) 55 gallon barrels with food!
We will be visiting other haunts Monday night.
It’s been a blast and we got many great reviews. This tells us we are doing something right. (2 fetal positions, 7 wet and 1 soiled pair of pants that we know of) We are already making plans for next year. Sinister Sidney will be back, bigger, badder and better.
On a final note: We want to thank the 40+ people who helped out this year. Whether with build, acting, crew or just support. This endeavor could never have happened without them.
So this is Reverend Michael and Mistress Laurie saying See you next year and Scare On…


2016 Promo

Flashlight Kids Night

Flashlight Kids Night Friday, September 30th. Then the grand opening October 1st!



13 Days…

Well folks, only 13 days till we open for the 2016 season. We’ve made a lot of changes this year. Most importantly, we will be open Friday and Saturday nights in October. That’s right! All season. Many chances to come for a scare and then come back for another.

We’ve changed the layout of the haunt. It’s now over a 1/4 mile long! We added scenes, and changed up a few. We’ve got lights! We’ve got fog! We’ve got music! We’ve go all kinds of dead things chasing after you!

September 30th, from 6-8pm we will be open for a Lights On, No Scare night for the younger kids. (yes, there will be candy, supplied by our sponsor Sidney Foods) For this night, children 12 and under will be admitted for $1. Up to 2 Adult chaperones may join them at no cost. Anyone else may come if they like, but it will be full price ($10) and no scares. This night is for the little ones.

October 1st, Saturday, will be the official opening of the haunt. 7pm – 11pm, and every Fri/Sat after that. The cost is $10. You can get $1 off for bringing non-perishable food items for the West Central Food Pantry. (up to $2 off per ticket)

If you are interested in helping out, we are still accepting volunteers. We offer Community Service hours for High School Seniors. Just send an email to

We hope to see you scare!

  • Reverend Michael & Mistress Laurie