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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Secrets: Working in a Halloween haunted house

  • Charlie Close scares guests at Netherworld in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Meet the man behind the mask!

They're scary, they're creepy, they're sneaky and you love to be terrorized by them!

They are the men and women behind the masks and makeup at your favorite Halloween haunted house.

It's easy to forget (while running for your life) that the ghouls, zombies, ghosts and people who massacre others with Texas Chainsaws and inhabit those pop-up haunts are real people.

Charlie Close (no relation to Glenn) is one of them. By day he's a mild mannered I.T. guy... but come October, he becomes "The Krampus."

He was one of some 300 people selected from a pool of around 1000 applicants who will try to terrify you this season at Netherworld in Atlanta, Georgia.

What's it like to be so scary? Why does he love his gig? Can ANYONE enjoy a haunted house? Close takes us behind the scenes.

Morning Express with Robin Meade airs Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. ET on HLN.  Like the show on Facebook, follow on Twitter: @MorningExp.

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