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Do you like scaring people? Have an affinity for wearing creepy costumes and freaky-looking face paint while chasing terrified teenagers? Then the people behind a few of Phoenix's haunted houses want to speak with you.

Yesterday, we provided info on four horrific Halloween attractions that will start scaring people next weekend. Today, however, we're reaching out to those who are hoping to be the ones doing the scaring.

A majority of local doom dens like Panic Park in North Scottsdale or The Crypt in Mesa have already hired their employees for the upcoming Halloween season, three haunted houses are still looking for warm bodies to portray the monsters, serial killers, zombies, or other creatures to roam around and shock their patrons. Here are three places holding casting calls or recruiting actors.

Arizona's Original Scream Park One of the Valley's longest-running Halloween haunts will hold an audition session later tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at its location near the Loop-101 and McDowell Road in Scottsdale. The park's proprietors will be hiring for all positions, including monsters, costumed characters, security, and other staff. No experience is necessary. The outdoor/indoor attraction is scheduled to open on Friday, October 5. More info is available on its Facebook page.

Dark Scares

As the above YouTube video illustrates, the vocal chords of those who have visited Dark Scares in both 2010 and 2011 have gotten a bit of a workout, as the place packs plenty of potent frights. (In previous years it's featured themed rooms inspired by an insane asylum or a carnival of the undead.) In other words, you might want to consider investing in some earplugs if you're chosen as a cast member of the East Valley haunt, which is tucked away inside the Mesa Riverview outdoor mall.

Its menagerie of monsters are considered volunteers, however, but are compensated for with dinner, as well as free t-shirts and framed photographs of themselves in character. Additionally, drawings for a variety of prizes are held nightly, weekly, and monthly for volunteers, with entries given out each night they work.

If you're game, check out the website for more details and requirements. Dark Scares opens on Friday, September 28, and runs through November 3.

Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill

The owners of this West Valley attraction, which is situated near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road, will cast 20 people during an audition that's scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the location. Hatchet-wielding skills are optional but a "passion to scare" is a must. Those interested are asked to submit their information and availabity via

Jack and Jill's website

. Opening night will take place on Friday, October 5, and the haunt runs through Wednesday, October 31.

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