Haunters

The Haunters of the Infamous and Legendary Lake House Hotel of Horror

This page is dedicated to the abundance of creativity that thrives inside the halls of The Lake House Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Our characters are one of kind- creations you will never see again outside of this insidious institution. They are crafted from the minds of the performer themselves, nurtured and coddled, growing more gruesome with each passing hour. Not only are they a splendor to the eye of any Halloween, Horror, or Haunted House fan, but they carry a depth not heard by many till now. At our request beginning season 2013, performers are permitted to submit the back stories of their characters to both intrigue the audience wanting more than a glimpse and to celebrate the many facets of the talented Haunters collectively known as the “Gore Family”.

You’re Invited to Malaki’s Big Feast

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Being the local livestock farmer made Malaki Smasherstone well known in the Saylorsburg area. His slaughter was the best in the area and everyone knew him at the Lake House Hotel. It was common knowledge that he sold the best piece of meat, and Malaki was proud of that. But when a mining explosion killed and wounded so many men, the town became dependent on Malaki to provide for their families and the entire town. That’s when things changed.

Malaki started to feel serious pressure from the town and had visions of running out of livestock. He thought if that happened, his business would fail, and he would be letting the entire town down. He began to conduct some experiments to see if he could improve his livestock’s growth to ensure he could keep up with the town’s needs and desires. Malaki always tasted his meat before sending it out to make sure it was the tastiest meat around. The farmer threw himself into his work and continued the experiments, increasing the amount of growth hormones. He became greedy and his eating became uncontrollable. Because of the extent of the experiments and the amount of meat he was consuming, Malaki started to take the shape of the animals he was eating. His skin started to toughen up like leather, and the local townspeople noticed these changes and became fearful. This brought on a town-wide panic and everyone started to speak out against him. Business began failing; which is what Malaki was trying to prevent with his extensive experiments.

When Malaki got wind of the town forming against him and his business, he became enraged. With all the hormones in him, his anger went from bad to worse in no time. He went over to the Lake House Hotel and killed five random men, dragged their bodies to the basement and smashed their heads. He was preparing for an extravagant feast to show the town they were wrong about him. Everything went well until people started to notice odd things in their food – fingernails, fingers and even eyelashes. The townspeople were disgusted and furious. They decided to head to the basement to get to the bottom of this horrid meal. It’s there that they found the remains of the five victims. They all turned on Malaki and left him to hang on his own slaughter hooks. Once they were sure he was dead, they condemned the basement and designed a metal plate to cover his mouth to ensure the town of Saylorsburg that he would never kill or eat again.

No one has ventured into the Lake House Hotel basement since that horrific day. But beware – the kitchen is above that part of the basement and the cooks have said you can still hear pigs screaming, chains rattling and even moaning from the victims. So when you see Malaki in the house, you might want to turn and run the other way, because he’s probably quite hungry.

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From Lone Drifter to Demon of the Lake House Hotel

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One dark and stormy night, a lone drifter wandering his way across northeastern Pennsylvania stumbles upon an old vacant hotel. The Lake House Hotel wasn’t your average, every day kind of hotel. It had an eerie feel to it and was somehow inviting. The strange feel didn’t stop the wanderer from breaking in and spending the night out of the rain.

After exploring the vast old building and all the rooms in it, he picks one to relax in and eventually falls asleep. Some time during the night, he hears a low chanting sound that wakes him up. He realizes he can’t move. He slowly opens his eyes and sees he’s no longer in the room he fell asleep in; he’s now in the attic tied to the floor in the middle of a circle. The chanting he hears is coming from three hideous witches who are circling him. Suddenly, he feels sharp pains in his forehead as horns burst through without warning. Then an excruciating pain in his mouth strikes as his teeth fall out and are replaced with razor sharp demonic fangs. As he feels the darkness taking over his body and soul, he breaks one hand free and reaches for his crucifix, but it burns his hands and he drops it onto his face where a permanent mark is now seen on his skin. The witches laugh at his pain as he lies there in shock of the events overcoming his body.

He is now bound to the Lake House Hotel, where he must forever watch as the demon controls his body in search of the blood of anyone who enters the hotel. So if you hear his tormented scream, run for your life.

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The Many Images of Lady Lust 

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Don’t let her beautiful side fool you. Although, that’s really what she wants. She’s been in the deepest corner of the human psyche since the beginning of time, yet you probably won’t immediately recognize her when you see her. Her persona resides in the Lake House Hotel and reminds you of your hidden lusts. And whether you realize it or not, everyone, even you, has hidden desires. And she knows all about them.

Lady Lust emerged a few years back and takes on many different images as she lurks around the corners of the house just waiting to tease the guests. But this isn’t the type of teasing you’ll enjoy. One minute, you may be looking at her beauty, and just when you’ve let your guard down, you see her dark and demonic side feeding off of your fear. Her room in the house is comfortable and inviting, so trying to avoid her is nearly impossible. The feminine décor of the room pulls the guests into a false lull before exploding into a walking Pandora’s Box of the mind. Just when you begin to feel at ease in the room and around her beauty, everything suddenly turns to dark.

Lady Lust knows how to pull people in, because humans lust after so many things – from money to sex to extreme power. She knows that all the Lake House guests have lust in their hearts, so finding some prey isn’t too difficult for her. She comes in many different forms, but is terrifying all the time. Her “in your face” presentation will have you looking for the exit. She warns all her visitors that she’ll see them again in their nightmares, and she doesn’t lie.

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Don’t Go Toward the Light: Switchback

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You may have heard the phrase – Go toward the light. But in the Lake House, you never want to go toward the light. In fact, you should always run from the light; especially in the case of one particular house resident.

The mines were a dangerous place to work back in the 1800s. Just ask Agnes Switchback; although you probably won’t like her answer. When Agnes and her husband Edgar were expecting their first baby in the late 1800s, Edgar was working in the mines. He took the higher paying job of working with explosives so he could take care of his growing family. His good intentions left Agnes without a husband because of a tragic accident. When Edgar’s boss showed up at Agnes’s door, she simply knew it wasn’t good news. He left her with a single light from Edgar’s helmet; his only remains. The light was her only means of feeling as if he was still with her; besides their unborn child in her belly.

Ten weeks after Edgar’s untimely death, Agnes went into labor while hanging sheets in the yard. She gave birth to a stillborn daughter on the ground. She laid there for several hours crying and holding the baby in a sheet until nightfall when she went into the house. Two weeks later when neighbors realized they hadn’t seen Agnes, and her sheets were still half hung on the line, they checked the house and found her rocking her decaying baby.

Agnes was taken to the Saylorsburg Inn where she could be cared for in her time of need. Weeks of no emotion and no progress, Agnes started to hear voices of witches telling her, “They killed your husband and baby. You must kill them.” One night, a caretaker got a bit too close and Agnes retaliated by biting him in the neck, ripping his artery. As he lay on the floor bleeding and slowly dying, Agnes cursed all that would visit the hotel and recited the verses the witches had told her. She then took a knife off the plate the caretaker brought her and took her own life. As her blood hit the floor, she became part of the tile floor in the hotel.

Today, Agnes Switchback haunts the hotel carrying Edgar’s light. She takes souls. You never know where or when you’ll see her in the hotel because she doesn’t have her own designated room, but heed my warning – You might want to run when you see her. And never, ever look into her light.

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Monster Under the Bed

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In the bed, in that room to an incurable sickness I met my doom.

Outside doctors were baffled and the church couldn’t help.  My fate was
sealed when I fell ill.

I was struck by a wicked sickness after a night in the woods. Conventional doctors did all that they could.

In this hotel there is unusual practice. I cannot escape, but the fear of dying will not be missed.

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Catherine: The Nurse with the Best Bedside Manner

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When she took the job as the personal servant and nurse to a wealthy business owner of a mine in the late 1800s, she had no idea what was in store for her. Catherine enjoyed her job, as much as one could enjoy such a job. She was grateful to have steady income to help out her family. But while she was happy with her job, her boss’ jealous wife was not. She always felt there was more going on behind closed doors with Catherine and her husband. Her insane jealousy over the situation kept her up late at night plotting ways to get rid of Catherine. She kept her eyes on Catherine as often as possible, and looked for her opportunity to end this once and for all. After months of paranoia she realized it was time to act, so she asked Catherine to help her plan a surprise party for her husband. Of course, being the good servant she was, Catherine agreed to help out with anything necessary. So the two women met late one stormy night in the parking lot of the Lake House Hotel.

The boss’ wife thought maybe she could just get rid of Catherine and make sure she remained quiet about the whole situation without harming her. She felt that if she was stern with her to the right degree, Catherine would just leave and never return. Jobs at this time weren’t easy to come by, so Catherine wasn’t having it. When the wife realized Catherine wasn’t going to be chased away that easily, she thought blackmail might work, but the problem was she really didn’t have anything on Catherine that scared her enough to just leave. When Catherine had enough of the wife’s craziness and tried to open the car door to leave, the wife grabbed a heavy object from the back seat of the car and hit Catherine over the head with it, knocking her unconscious just long enough for the wife to come up with her next move. When Catherine came to, she found herself in an abandoned part of the Lake House Hotel basement, rolled tightly in the throw rug. Her face was cut up completely. The wife tried to cut her mouth right off her face so she could never speak of what happened during their meeting that night. She also thought it would make Catherine hideous enough that her husband would never want to be around her again. Something went awry in the wife’s plan and no one is quite sure what happened next, but Catherine’s body was left in the Lake House. That’s where you’ll find her lurking the dark corners of the house.

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Iron Heart: Trapped Hopeless Romantic

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Unlucky in love was how he lived his short life. He went from relationship to relationship with high hopes of finding “the one.” He should have had his happily ever after because this man was considerate, generous and compassionate. And all he ever asked for was to be loved the way he loved. But his choice in women led him to relationship failures.

After one particular bad breakup with a woman he thought would be the one for him forever, he decided to go over to the Lake House Hotel for a drink to kill his sorrows. While there, he met a beautiful woman with a twinkle in her eye. Unfortunately for him, the twinkle was of greed and opportunity instead of love and kindness. Too bad he didn’t know that before he became smitten with her. He bought drink after drink while they sat at the bar chatting for hours, and eventually one thing led to another and they ended up in her room upstairs for more drinks and conversation in private. He really thought this one could be the one to end his relationship woes. But unfortunately for him, it ended more than just that.

This evil-filled woman saw an opportunity to get what she wanted while in the private room. She stabbed the kind hearted man and robbed him of his money. While the man lay on the sofa in the room slowly bleeding to death with the expression of yet another disappointment on his sad face, she fled the hotel never to be seen again.

His spirit is bound forever to the Lake House Hotel. This is his final “resting” place. Year after year, he cries the blood that was spilled when he died, in the room where life as he knew it ended – a room that’s now referred to as the funeral room. That’s where you’ll find him when you visit the hotel. And since no one is willing to share their heart with him and give him the companionship he’s always desired, he’s willing to take it; even if he has to murder to get it. It will be your funeral when you run into Iron Heart.

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From Salesman to Lake House Zombie
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Got flesh?

Flesh is what he’s after, so you should be prepared to run. Crispy Flesh Eater looks gruesome, but what he’ll do to you in the dark halls of Altered Nightmares is even more terrifying. This zombie-like creature is seeking fresh meat, and he’s hungry. He doesn’t look exactly as you would expect a zombie to look, so watch your back.

He wasn’t always a zombie; he once did have a good life as a successful medical supply salesman. Stopping at the Lake House Hotel to sell some of his wares turned out to be a big mistake for him. And here he thought the hotel would be the sale to put all others to shame. What happened while he was in the house isn’t completely known, but evil definitely overtook him. Life as he knew it was over when he became possessed by evil demons that resided in the hotel. Now, this was something he didn’t even realize was happening at first, but it changed his life forever.

He often revisited the house to kill people and eat their flesh. His possession turned him into a cannibal, and eventually a zombie of sorts. Once, while on a killing spree, he became a bit sloppy and the townspeople realize just what was going on. They formed an angry mob to rid the town of his horror. When they caught up to him, he was across from the Lake House Hotel, so they end up trapping him and taking him over to the lot of the hotel. That’s where they performed an execution with fire.

After being burned alive, the townspeople took his remains and spread them across the property of the hotel. That’s where his spirit got trapped, and the house took him as its own. Crispy doesn’t kill for the fun of it, which makes it even more important you steer clear of him at all costs. He’s just evil, pure evil, and lives off of other people’s flesh. It especially makes him happy to hear the screams of terror when he makes himself known to outsiders who visit the house. So when you enter his room, be ready for his evil to attack your soul, the way the house once attacked his.

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The Coven of Saylorsburg 

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Three witches from different parts of the country banned together to form the Coven of the Wolf, the Raven and the Crow. Each witch practiced different forms of witchcraft, but they all believed that joining together would create a very powerful coven. Unlike any other that existed.

Each witch had their own responsibilities and specific tasks to ensure their goals were met. The Wolf witch was responsible for collecting all the supplies necessary to perform the coven’s rituals, spells and curses. The Raven witch had the exhausting task of performing the practices of witchcraft. The Crow witch became the recruiting officer in search of other witches to grow and strengthen their coven.

One day while the Wolf witch was on a scavenger hunt for supplies, she came across a strange type of dirt embedded within the normal earth she was familiar with. The dirt was a pale, almost white color and a thicker consistency than what surrounded it. She thought it looked like veins running through the surface of the earth surrounding the lake, and brought the others back to the dirt to investigate it further. The others agreed with the Wolf that it was the blood of the earth and needed to be used by the coven. Each of them gathered some samples of the dirt and returned to the coven to begin experimenting with it.

The Raven began using the strange dirt in rituals, spells and curses. The Crow kept her sample in her waist pouch as she met with prospective witches. And the Wolf put her sample in a pile at the bottom of her sleep sack. All of them continued their daily responsibilities within the coven and made no unusual discoveries with the pale dirt.

One day, the Crow had a woman approach her frantically, begging for help in her home. The woman explained she had something in her home that she was afraid of but couldn’t see or explain. The Crow agreed to help and followed the woman home. While there, a dark spirit made itself known to the Crow by ripping her waist pouch off her waistband and sending it to the floor with a dull thud. The Crow snatched it up quickly and poured a sample of the dirt into the palm of her right hand. Before she could mutter a sound, the dark spirit was swallowed into the pale dirt. She immediately became aware of the dirt’s power and rushed back to the coven to share this with the Raven and the Wolf. After hearing the Crow’s story, they all decided the dirt needed to be protected, and they began to collect and store it in a cave near the coven. They cast a spell hiding the entrance to the cave from anyone who might pass by.

It wasn’t long before word got out about the dark spirit being removed by the witch. Most of the townspeople feared witches and complained to the church about the witches in town. A newly established church in the area was eager to prove they could handle bringing the witches to trial, so they hired a hunter and sent him out to capture the witches to bring them in to meet their fate.

The coven remained diligent in their efforts to collect and protect the pale dirt. But in the winter of 1891, they began noticing hoards of men surrounding the lake and digging up the earth. They soon realized the men were miners and they were mining the pale dirt right out from under them. They demanded the miners stop and return what they had mined. The miners laughed at the witches and reported them to the authorities in town. In the days that followed, the witches were hearing reports that the brick factory in town had hired the miners to harvest the pale dirt to be used in the manufacturing of bricks. They also learned that a large quantity of the white clay bricks were being used by a local builder named Oscar Drehr to build the Lake House Hotel in town. The coven went into action after hearing this and put spells on the mining equipment and curses on everyone involved in mining the white clay. Oscar didn’t escape the curse, or his family. But the actions of the coven didn’t stay hidden.

The hunter the church hired was easily able to find and follow them to the Lake House Hotel. He overheard the coven discussing their plan to use their crafts to hide the Lake House Hotel from the human eye so no one could ever visit. The witches knew the hotel, having been constructed of the pale dirt bricks, would trap spirits inside its walls, and that could be very dangerous to those who didn’t possess the power to control it. The hunter waited for the witches to enter the hotel and scurried in behind them without being seen. The hunter feared the witches had too much knowledge and power for the church to handle and decided to take matter into his own hands. He devised a plan to kill the witches while inside the Lake House Hotel, knowing this would trap them there. As the hunter was planning his attack, the witches approached the lobby attendant and asked for the biggest room in the hotel. The attendant explained that all the rooms were the same size, and snidely remarked they could sleep with the bats in the attic for free. In quick response, the witches cast an entrancement spell on the attendant and proceeded to the attic completely unaware of the hunter.

As the hunter searched for weapons, the witches began a ritual leading to the spell they created to forever erase the Lake House Hotel from the minds of all who knew it and from all maps so it could never be found. As the ritual commenced, the hunter snatched up two of the athames from the alter and in one swift action, stabbed the Wolf and the Crow with astonishing precision directly into their hearts simultaneously. Before the Raven could turn fully to him, the hunter leaped across the dying bodies of the other witches. In mid-air, in a criss-cross pattern, he sliced into her throat nearly decapitating her from the force. As they all lay dying, the coven promised revenge and the hunter promised they would be trapped forever in their own magic.

The Lake House Hotel still stands in Saylorsburg today. Some say it’s haunted, and some say you can see and hear the Coven of the Wolf, the Raven and the Crow still practicing their witchcraft in the attic. As for the hunter, he was cursed to an endless pursuit of the witches he failed to destroy. Visitors of the Lake House say the hunter can be seen lurking in the shadows; watching. And waiting.

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Emmy: From Prom to Lake House Resident

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Being a Saylorsburg teen, Emmy knew to steer clear of the Lake House Hotel. She feared it, just as all teens in the area did. Most everyone would avoid going anywhere near the house, especially in the dark. But one night, Emmy couldn’t avoid it, which led to her becoming a permanent resident at the hotel.

Emmy was a popular teen. She was a cheerleader who dated a football player. Her life was picture-perfect. But one night was destined to change that forever. Senior prom night is supposed to be a wonderful night in a teen’s life. And Emmy was ready for a magical night of her own, but she had an unsettling feeling that she just couldn’t shake. She attempted to push that feeling aside and make memories with her boyfriend and friends at prom. After a long night of dancing with her friends, she proceeded to find her boyfriend, Jon, who didn’t like dancing. But what she found wasn’t what she expected; her boyfriend in the arms of another girl – her best friend. Angry and upset, she ran out of prom and decided to walk home thinking that would teach him a lesson. But for Emmy, it was more of a lesson for her than for him.

Her walk home was long and she had to pass the infamous Lake House Hotel. As she got closer to the then dark and abandoned building, her unsettled feeling grew stronger, reaching the depth of her soul. Wanting to get passed the hotel as soon as possible, she took off her heels and started to run to the other side of the street. Midway across the road, she tripped over her huge gown and fell flat on her back hitting her head. Just as she picked up her head, she saw head lights coming fast toward her. Frozen in place by fear, she was not able to move out of the way of the oncoming car and it hit her. She felt the car run over her abdomen and legs, shattering any bone it touched. The driver had no idea what it just ran over, so he stopped, put the car in reverse and ran her over again; this time crushing her chest. When the driver emerged from the car, he found a bloody, barely breathing Emmy. Emmy did all she could to try and stay alive, and when she looked up at the driver, she was horrified to see it was Jon. Drunk and devastated at what he had just unconsciously done to his girlfriend, he got back in the car and drove off, leaving Emmy to die in the middle of the road.

You might think this is where Emmy’s story ends, but this is actually where it begins. Just as she was taking her last few breaths, she saw the Lake House Hotel out of the corner of her eye, coming to life and opening its doors. It was as if the house was calling to her inviting her in. She watched the doors open and a strange figure appear. The figure glided over to her and stood watching and waiting for her to pass into the next life. She saw the figure smile as if it was acquiring a new trophy. After a few minutes, her body finally gave out, but instead of passing into the afterlife, her soul was drawn into the Lake House Hotel. The figured glided back to the building closing the doors behind it along with Emmy and all the other souls it had collected since the day the infamous hotel was built. This is where Emmy can be found for the rest of eternity.

You’ll know Emmy when you see her in the house because she’s still wearing her prom dress. But now instead of looking prom-ready, she’s wearing the tire tracks from Jon’s car as her accessory.

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The Penitent: Suffering and Penance

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When he heard of the Lake House’s paranormal activity, he took it upon himself to try and exorcise the building of its evil. No one has seen or heard from him since. But what many don’t know is that he’s still in the building; just not the same as before.

If the demonic forces knew his Christian name, they would be able to overtake him, so he’s known as The Penitent. He was inspired by the history of a radical sect of Catholicism that began in Italy in the Middle Ages. Their main belief was that suffering brought one closer to God, so believers would go into towns and whip and cut themselves while praying. They eventually were banned by the Catholic Church.

The Penitent is a self appointed “Soldier of God.” He is misguided in his quest to end demonic forces. He was eventually excommunicated by the church for his intense devotion to masochism and self-mutilation. Without the church in his life, he took it upon himself to use his skills to combat evil. He went into the Lake House to rid it of the evil that lived there. Visiting the Lake House was just part of his goal, but it didn’t end the way he hoped. While in the Lake House, he covered himself and a room in religious iconography to protect him from the evil within the house, and attempted to perform an exorcism. As a true believer in religious masochism, he cut himself with a razor in an attempt to imitate Christ’s suffering. He believed that mixing blood with the rosaries would strengthen the exorcism, but something didn’t go as planned. The house had more demonic power than anticipated and it overwhelmed and possessed him. No longer in control of his actions, he began to cut himself, thus ending his life. It is that room in the house that his soul is trapped forever.

When you enter that room during your visit to the Lake House, you’ll see that it is a mixture of the sacred and the profane. Suffering and penance are two major components in the room. More than anything, The Penitent wants to warn patrons of the powerful evil in the house. He wants you to know what they will see and experience while inside. He feels that if more people know, someone may be able to set him free from his eternal misery. But beware, he is sanctimonious and will chastise and antagonize you for being sinners and undeserving of the life you have while he is trapped forever in an anguished and very bitter death.

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The Long Arms of The Lake House Hotel: Sausage

Sausage Antique

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He wasn’t always called Sausage. But if you ask him what his prior name was, he’ll tell you he doesn’t remember. You see, Sausage was reborn. And most of what happened prior to his rebirth is a mystery to him now.
The second life of the person we now called Sausage all began when doctors found him broken and mangled at the bottom of the steps in their lab. The chance of survival was slim, but somehow the doctors nursed him back to health by repairing his broken body and adding to it. The doctors actually created more of a creature than a human, but all in all succeeded in continuing Sausage’s life.
When you see Sausage, you’ll know just who he is without introduction. He covers his face and body because his face is no longer recognizable to him, and his body is a twisted abomination that scoffs in the face of nature. His arms are longer than your average human arms. Much longer, actually. Sausage had to create his own wardrobe out of old linens piled up in the laundry room of the lab. The doctors laughed at him and said he looked ridiculous, and sent him to his room with no food. This wasn’t the first time they were cruel to the person they helped to create. If he refused to do one of their experiments, they would beat him and sometimes even hook him up to their shock table.
One day, the doctors wanted to test the strength of Sausage’s arm extensions to see if the muscles they added were fully functioning. They first asked him to push things around the room and support his own weight on them. But what they asked of him next was what really pushed him to the realization that he can’t live with all the abuse any longer. They wanted him to crush a large dog, and he simple didn’t want to do that. The doctors grew angry with him and said that if he didn’t kill the dog, they would then kill him, too. When the doctors realized he wasn’t going to go through with it, one of the doctors pulled out a gun and aimed it at the dog. That’s when Sausage let out a hellish growl and thrust his arm as hard as he could at the doctor. Simultaneously, he heard a gun shot. The doctor let out one more gurgle and fell to the floor next to the poor dog that was lying still. Upon seeing what he had done, he turned his anger towards the other doctor. He tried to make a run for it, but Sausage was quicker. Sausage lunged at the doctor with all his might and caught him in the lower back. He watched as the doctor fell to the floor and tried to crawl away. Sausage ended the doctor’s life right then and there and then left the lab for good.
He eventually found himself at the Lake House, an old rundown building, where he felt he could hide from the world and just be alone. But soon after arriving, he found others similar to him who accepted him for who he was. They all became the Lake House family you’ll be visiting this Halloween season.
” The above content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

Snort Gore Welcomes you to the Lake House Hotel 

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“The below content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

Did someone say “bacon?” I wouldn’t dare when you’re on the property of the Lake House, because it might be the last thing you utter before you hear snorting sounds creeping up behind you in the darkness. Snort Gore is lurking. He calls the Lake House is home. And he won’t allow anyone to leave with their soul.

It all started back in 1865 when a local from Saylorsburg named Joe came into this world. Joe’s mother worked at the Lake House as a maid and his father worked for the railroad. Joe grew up like most children did during that era. He had limited education but worked very hard around his home. As Joe grew up, he became well known by the locals as the one who could fix anything. The owners of the Lake House knew this and offered him a job as the maintenance/repair guy. He was excited to work for the hotel. Having a full time job meant he could help his family, since his father had passed away and his mother could only work when her health allowed it. Joe witnessed a lot while working at the Lake House. He saw many wealthy people come in and out, as well as some really horrible people. He had witnessed many bad things happen, such as bar fights and beatings, but he tried to keep his mind to his work and not get involved.

One night, Joe heard yelling and things being thrown in the room next to the one he was working in. Not wanting to get into the middle of anything, he continued to work through all the ruckus. When he was leaving the room he was working in, he noticed the door to the next room was slightly open. He looked into the room and saw the most horrific thing he’s ever seen – blood everywhere and a woman on the bed that had been disemboweled. He also saw a man standing there with a bloody knife in his hands. The man looked Joe in the eyes and told him he would do the same to him if he told a soul. Fear overtook him and he ran down to his basement office in a complete panic. A knock on his office door sent him into more of a panic. It was the blood filled man and another man on the other side of the door. They pushed their way into the office and began to beat Joe. The last thing he remembered was a burning feeling in his stomach. The two men had stabbed Joe within inches of his death. They took Joe’s limp body out of the Lake House and drove to a local hog farm down the road. It was their hope that the hogs would devour Joe’s remains and they would be in the clear. Unbeknownst to them, that’s not exactly how it all turned out.

The hogs began to tear Joe’s flesh piece by piece while he was still alive. He felt every bite, and began to slip away when he looked to the sky and saw his dead father standing there above him. His dad reached out to him and held his hand. His father was talking, but Joe didn’t understand what he was saying. He felt the darkness growing and then slipped into the beyond. He felt his father’s energy enter him and the pain was instantly gone. When Joe opened his eyes, he was back at the basement office in the hotel. He felt no pain. He took a swig of whiskey and then looked into the mirror to find a bloody, pig-like face staring back at him. He realized that while he’s looking at himself in the mirror, he isn’t the same Joe he was before. Joe was now trapped in the body of a man with the face of a hog. He hears his father’s voice say, “My son, you are not part of the living, you have entered the afterlife. Your soul has left you, and your body remains forever trapped within the walls of the hotel.”

To this day, whoever enters the house crosses paths with this man-beast. He drags them to the basement and ever so slowly takes their souls and traps them within the walls. Are you ready to come face to face with Snort Gore? He’s waiting for you at the hotel….

” The above content is submitted by the performer to The Lake House Hotel of Horror staff as an interpretation of their character. The writing is that of the performer depicted and is not the creation of The Lake House Hotel of Horror. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

 

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