The purpose of Judgement House? To save souls by literally scaring people into believing. It may sound drastic, but it appears to be paying off, with the Washington Post reporting that the popularity of the houses is on the rise. Churches pay as much as $15,000 to put on the lavish, hellish productions; one church in Philadelphia had roughly 1,4000 attendees last year, and there are more than 120 official Judgement Houses throughout the country.
Churches that want to be Judgement House locations purchase scripts from the Florida-based ministry. There are over two dozen to choose from, all focusing on ordinary people "forced to face a reckoning," and all intended to be used as an alternative to Halloween's secular haunted houses.