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Forget haunted houses and hayrides; those looking for a thrilling challenge this Halloween season should pack their bags and head to Eureka, Missouri. 

There, you'll find a contest that's not for the faint of heart. 

Six Flags St. Louis is celebrating "30 Years of Screams" during their 2018 Fright Festival with a 30-hour coffin challenge. 

Six coffin dwellers will be chosen to spend 30 hours in a  2' x 7' coffin, from 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 until 7 p.m. Oct. 14, according to the amusement park.

The person who successfully completes the frightful task will be rewarded with $300, two gold season passes for 2019, a Fright Festival Prize package with two VIP haunted house passes, a ticket for two to ride the Freak Train and their coffin.

Yes, even the coffin is for keeps. 

The coffin contestants will be allowed to bring a friend along during the Fright Festival, but they must brave the non-operating hours alone. As they lay Dracula-style throughout the night, some of the "Fright Fest Freaks" will be lurking about in the darkness scaring up the joint.

Anyone who gets out of their coffin for any reason, with the exception of during designated bathroom breaks, loses. Contestants will be given one six-minute bathroom break every hour.

If more than one participant is remaining after 30 hours, there will be a random drawing for the $300. All participants remaining will receive the season passes and Fright Fest packages.

Think you can stick it out? Fill out the registration form and submit it before midnight, Oct. 3. 

srahal@detroitnews.com

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