Jacob Aughier's job is scaring people to death, at least during the Halloween season.
It's the third year for the 25-year-old Glendale resident to play a maze monster at Knott's Scary Farm's Haunt attraction that offers 13 dark and deadly mazes, seven sinister stage shows, including the Psycho Circus, and three scare zones.
He plays a zombie trapped in the maze called Virus Z. The storyline is that a virus has escaped and it's turning the people of Pleasanton into zombies — including waitresses at the local diner and the faculty and administrators at the high school.
Aughier starts out his ghoulish nights at 5 p.m. in the make-up chair going through a metamorphosis.
His face gets a layer of grayish-brownish base makeup mixed with some green and yellow, to make it look sickly, he said.
"Then they apply a prosthetic around my eyes to make my eyes bulge out," he said.