Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE - Mark Petrie dresses like Freddie Kruger to scare people at the Fear Factory in Salt Lake City on Oct 19, 2017. Halloween is months away, but you may want to start planning your season of scare activities as a popular Utah haunted house has received an award for its "outstanding accomplishments."

SALT LAKE CITY — Halloween is months away, but you may want to start planning your season of scare activities as a popular Utah haunted house has received an award for its "outstanding accomplishments."

The Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, 666 W. 800 South, has received an "Oscares Award" from the Haunted Attraction Association, which is given to frightening spots for their work in the industry.

Fun fact: The Haunted Attraction Association is "the only official association in the haunt industry," according to its website.

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The Fear Factory, which opened in 2011, was built on the site of an old cement company with "a long history of unfortunate accidents leading many to believe the site was cursed," according to a news release from the business. It has been a hub of "paranormal activity and unexplained sightings" dating back more than 100 years.

"We’re honored and humbled to receive this award, especially knowing how many amazing haunts there are in the country," said Rob Dunfield, Fear Factory founder and chief operating officer.

He said this upcoming season will be "full of new surprises that are guaranteed to scare fans like they've never been scared before."

Fear Factory's Halfway to Halloween event is scheduled for May 17-18. For more information, visit the Fear Factory website.