Scott Swenson is the twisted creator behind HowlOScream at Busch Gardens Tampa, and he's especially excited this year because the event is introducing something new: The Experiment. This extra-cost haunted house picks up where its predecessor, Alone, left off to ramp up the personal experience.
Like Alone, The Experiment is a haunted house for which you pay a fee and reserve your walk-through time. You can go alone or with your own small group, which ensures it's quite a different atmosphere when compared to the usual conga-line walk-through.
Click the video accompanying this article to hear Swenson talk about The Experiment and the other haunted houses that are new at HowlOScream for 2013. He reveals that The Experiment is very interactive, turning those who venture inside into the experimental subjects.
Of course, there are plenty of other haunted houses if you don't want to subject yourself to something quite that intense. If you'd like to walk through one of them with me, jump to this article to see my Scream Cam journey through Death Water Bayou.