Skip to comments.Temple of Doom Halloween House Treats Visitors in San Jose
Posted on 11/01/2013 1:01:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Yes! Those screams coming from Church Drive in San Jose's Cambrian neighborhood were for real on Halloween night. You would scream too if you entered the "Temple of Doom".
"It was a lot of fun," Yelena Rey said after she survived into the "Temple" - a creation based on the Indiana Jones movie in 1984 - complete with the rolling stone triggered when the golden statue is stolen. "It was so scary!"
She and her family joined as many as 5,000 trick-or-treaters Thursday night in a line that stretched around the block. The "Temple of Doom" is the creation of mastermind Bob Schiro - a contractor by day who takes Halloween very seriously. It took three months, 1,000 volunteer hours and about $4,000 to build, mostly with recyclable building materials. Of course, on Halloween, Schiro was dressed as none other than Indiana Jones.
"I think it brings out the kid in all of us again. That I remember being a kid trick or treating. I just wanted to bring a little extra to that," Schiro said.
Walk inside and you definitely see the influence from the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". There was a little Halloween twist of course. Ghosts flew in the air with skeletons everywhere. Screams erupted when scary ghouls popped out of the walls and grabbed you.
"At the end when the guy came out at me...that got me that really did," Rey said.
Part amusement park. Part maze. This was a haunted house on steroids. Schiro and family have been doing haunted house themes for 12 years either in front of his home or at elementary schools. They're already working on next year's theme although they won't reveal what it is until next fall.
"I think the magic of looking at everybody no matter what age, you can see it in their eyes," Schiro said. "Everybody's getting something from it individually and I think that's what it's about."
If you dress up as Short Round, we could go tonight...
If ya want to test your meds, there are quite a few ‘fright houses’ around this area. I have never visited any but they can get pretty intense, is what I hear. 8-o
I always identified more with Capt. Katanga.
I mean, just look at that expression.
It's a facepalm without the palm.
ah yes this guy really does it up big at Halloween.... his work is amazing
Mayan themed. That must be the Fry’s on Brokaw...
If you ever have a Nazi commandeer your boat you understand that completely. Terrible experience.
We talked to a lady in a pickup truck, who apparently was the lady of the house. She said there is a different theme every year, but it's apparently top secret. It's a very small street, so i wonder if the neighbors were annoyed.
You know him?
tear don is always easier
not personally but used to make a point of attending this great house when I lived in San Jose