In past years, the attraction in the lower level of the resort has been known as "Mr. Spooky's Haunted House," an identity that has been retired in favor of the over-the-top development for "Lockdown: The Asylum."
Edwards describes the project with diabolical glee.
The area is nearly double the size of last year's attraction, and a haunted population of 50-60 staff members and community volunteer actors have been recruited to run the show.
"In a lot of cases we get teenagers from the community who are looking for something fun to do. We actually have something of a Spooky Pointe boot camp where we teach them how to scare people," Edwards said.
All of the Spooky Pointe atrractions are completely built up and torn down each year, so it's a big job to run this chill down Storm Lake's spine.
"We are just about done building, We just have to do some finishing touches and then Wednesday we will have a run-through with the characters in costume to make sure we are ready to open this weekend."
The attraction runs Friday and Saturday nights for the three weeks leading up to Halloween.
But there is much more than the horrifyingly entertaining Asylum awaiting those visitors who dare to attend.
Also new this year is a Kid's Activity Area in the Regatta Grille patio part of the resort. There will be friendly characters, a balloon-art clown, a kids' maze twice the size of any the resort has ever done, a scavenger hunt, s'mores roasting, and trick or treating through the resort. Kids are invited to wear their costumes.
A hayride will take visitors from the resort to the nearby Bones Family Haunted Lighthouse, where the resident dysfunctional family will take guests on a thrilling, chilling adventure to the top with more theming than ever. It may be your last opportunity to cozy up with the creepy Bones clan. Plans are already in the works for an all-new attraction at the lighthouse next year.
"We want to make sure we balance both worlds as this event grows - so there is something totally crazy for older teens and adults, and plenty of non-scary things to do for younger children also," Edwards says. "It's a real blast for us to do and we can't wait for people to see it."
The Bone Chilling Basics
* Spooky Pointe features "Lockdown: The Asylum," the new Kids' Activities Area, and the Bones Family Haunted Lighthouse for 2012.
* Dates: Fridays and Saturdays - October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27.
* Hours: 5-10 p.m. each evening.
* Admission: $9 per person, ages 3 & under free. (Includes admission to indoor waterpark and all Halloween events.)
* Location: King's Pointe, 1520 E. Lakeshore in Storm Lake
* For more info: 712-213-5720