Episode PremiereMay 01, 2009
Show Period2004 - 2010
Production CompanyRDF USA, Embassy Row
Deranged clowns, blood covered rooms, flesh-eating zombies--it's just another day in the Schults home. As owners and operators of Iowa's most terrifying haunted house, Kevin (37) and Dolly Schults (35) live for all things Halloween. Kevin spends all of his time and money building props or intensifying the already terrifying attraction. Dolly happily admits she loves making frightened patrons tremble with fear. With young parents who act like kids, Cody (14) and Cassie (9) have free reign to do whatever they please, including playing gory video games or blowing off their homework. When they aren't running wild, the kids pitch in at the haunted house; Cody (14) works security while Cassie (9) works behind the scenes flipping the switches. For the horror loving Schults, a censored, sheltered life is the most frightening thing imaginable.
Down south in Florida, life revolves around the squeaky clean sport of competitive swimming. Older parents Allen (63) and Christine Smith (54) believe keeping kids busy keeps them out of trouble, so their children, Danielle (17) and Hunter (16), are in the pool twice a day, six days a week, practicing swimming. Christine helps the kids stick to their demanding schedule by pouring water on Hunter's face to get him out of bed, rushing the kids through meals and timing their showers. In the little free time they do have, Allen and Christine don't even allow the kids to watch TV or surf the Internet. With Danielle and Hunter occupied with wholesome activities, Christine devotes her time to keeping an immaculate home. For the Smith family, life is about strict, old fashioned values and embracing the straight and narrow path to success.