Michael Epps, owner of the A to Zen Gifts and Thrift shop, is no connoisseur of haunted houses, despite the fact he's had one in the back of his store for the past four years.
"They terrify me," he said. "They're something to be running from."
But when he heard that Michael Grimes decided against bringing his haunted house to Carson City this year, Epps was truly spooked.
"People come every year, some people even drive from California," Epps said. "We get a lot of repeat offenders, and we definitely want to keep the tradition going."
So Epps took over …