Bonnett spent more than 1,000 man hours setting up the haunted house. He spent nearly 450 hours alone in the room that houses a variety of bones.
"These are no ordinary bones," Bonnett said.
"All these bones once belonged to a living animal. We traveled to the slaughterhouse and got some of these cow bones. There is a complete horse skeleton — we have the rib bones, the jaw bone and the skull."
Bonnett said all the props were made from scratch. For example, the blood bath and the refrigerator full of fake corpses and jars of undisclosed substances are props that were put together by the student volunteers.
In addition to the bone room, the haunted house features a church room where exorcisms are performed and a doctor's room where corpses come alive. The walls throughout the haunted house are covered in blood, as well as with Latin words and a variety of sayings.
"We got really creative this year," Bonnett said. "We did a complete overhaul so our decor is different than what it was in previous years. The volunteers came up with great ideas. We dyed noodles red and when you're walking through, it looks like the actors are pulling out someone's guts and eating it. It's pretty cool."
The cost to tour the haunted house is $10. If patrons bring canned food, the price of admittance is $8.
Bonnett said the food drive benefits area food pantries.
"We are not the only ones benefiting from the haunted house," he said. "We wanted to give back to the community by doing this food drive. It's an important cause for all of the firefights at West Side."
Most of the money made from the haunted house tours will go back into the fire department to help with upkeep, equipment and maintenance costs. A portion will help fund the haunted house next year. Bonnett said the average cost to construct the haunted house is near $5,000.
Scareview Grave School has been open since the last weekend in September. Bonnett says they usually see between 300-400 visitors on Friday night and between 500-650 visitors on Saturday night. The haunted house will remain open through Saturday and the walk through generally lasts between 15 and 25 minutes.
The firefighters and volunteers will begin cleaning up the haunted house next week. They will separate the items and prepare for next year.
Contact writer John Gibb at john.g...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.