LARGO, Fla. — A Largo business owner hopes to create a whole lot of screams this month for a very good cause.

  • "Scarehouse Pinellas" a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse
  • Scares include zombies caused by "red tide"
  • Haunted house collecting donations for SPCA of Tampa Bay

Mike Lowe, of Lowe’s Commercial Painting, has turned his 10,000 square foot warehouse into a house of horrors known as “Scarehouse Pinellas.”

The haunt features scenes from your favorite horror flicks, but with a local twist: the zombies have ingested toxic red tide and are taking over.

"You can smell it, it's in the air," Lowe explained. "Oh, wow, it would make a great thing, like a zombie lead, that it affected the brains of people."

Lowe and his crew scare because they care. "Scarehouse Pinellas" is collecting donations and raising money for the SPCA of Tampa Bay.

"It's the best feeling in the world," actor Christopher Cherry said. "As soon as you get that first scare, it's like adrenaline and you just want another one."

"Throughout the years we've worked with SPCA, painting their buildings, so we've seen the inner workings," Lowe explained. "In general, we like to help out the community in different ways we can."

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA and you can get discounts on tickets if you bring a pet item for donations.

"It not only helps the community come together, but it helps people who have never experienced something like this, experience it for the first time,” Lowe said.

Scarehouse Pinellas is open Fridays and Saturdays in October. For more information, visit