Preparations are well underway for one of Hannibal's most anticipated fall events.

The Hannibal Jaycees' annual Haunted House doesn't officially open until October 3, but a great deal of time and energy has already gone into making the Jaycees' headquarters at 320 South 3rd an October destination.

While some of the favorite features from past years will remain, new features have been cooked up for the 2014 haunted house. Also new this year, the action spills out into the parking lot, with a maze and -- wait for it -- ZOMBIE PAINTBALL!

The Hannibal Jaycees' Haunted House runs Friday and Saturday nights from October 3 through November 1, from 7 p.m. until midnight.

The Jaycees' Chris Powell was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: