Despite the crowds, wait times to get into the barn are only between about 60 and 90 minutes, Harper said. The barn also has an indoor waiting area to keep guests comfortable while they wait their turn to go through the experience.
"We haven't had one person complain," Harper said.
This weekend, the barn will be open tonight and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The schedule remains the same next weekend, with the addition of an opening on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m.
After that, the barn will be open one more night on Nov. 9 before closing for the fall season. It will reopen on Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 for the Christmas Haunted House from 7 to 11 p.m.
The barn is located at 426 Beauregard St., two blocks north of Washington Street East and one block west from the Roosevelt Community Center.
The Haunted Barn's presence ties in with HallowEast festivities this weekend, and East End Main Street Director Ric Cavender said the neighborhood organization had a hand in the barn organizers' decision to relocate to Charleston.
"The fact we branded this district as the place to be for Halloween really appealed to them," he said.
On Saturday, $1 of the admission price will go toward East End Main Street and its efforts in the neighborhood. Cavender said having the barn and the partnership of its owners has been beneficial for the East End.
"I've heard nothing but positive," he said. "There's a line wrapped around the block every weekend."
Harper said his goal is for people to smile -- though after a thorough scaring.
"When they come down here, they leave happy," he said. "When I see people leave and say it was well worth it, we've done our job well."
For more information, visit the Haunted Barn's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheHauntedBarn.
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817.