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Haunted House Actor Reverend Fish Crackers Keeps Them Screaming and Laughing

It's easy to spot the Reverend Fish Crackers when he's roaming around Arizona's Original Scream Park out in Scottsdale during the Halloween season. Just look for either a crazed dude in a straightjacket with a birdcage perched on his head that's ranting and raving about his missing parrot, Petey, or someone wandering about in a faded and dirty pink bunny rabbit costume.

That is, unless the reverend finds you first. After all, the 37-year-old veteran haunted house actor, who prefers to go by his madcap moniker, loves to stalk Scream Park patrons throughout its expansive courtyard and waiting area and proceed to frighten and confuse them with his bizarre and terrifying antics. He might even get them to laugh, if they aren't too terrified.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.