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Ellen Degeneres Scares The Living Daylights Out Of Eric Stonestreet With Haunted House Prank

Thu, October 29, 2015 3:45pm EDT by 1 Comment

Leave it to Ellen Degeneres to give Eric Stonestreet the scare of his life! The talk show host recently made the ‘Modern Family’ actor and her producer go through a terrifying haunted house together. The best part? She caught it all on camera! Watch them get spooked beyond belief here!

If there is one thing Ellen DeGeneres, 57, loves to do, it’s scare the living daylights out of people! So naturally, with Halloween just around the corner, the talk show host decided to pull the ultimate fright night prank by sending her easily spooked producer, Andy Lassner, and pal Eric Stonestreet, 43, through a creepy, zombie-ridden haunted house. Hilarity ensued of course, and thankfully, she caught it all on tape. Watch the scaredy cats in action here!


In what has become a Halloween tradition, Ellen forced Andy and the Modern Family star to not-so-bravely walk through a creepy haunted house as part of a hilarious segment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Oct. 29. “I do it because he hates it and I do it because I love it,” Ellen explained. “I assumed that he would be less scared this year if I sent a friend with him, so I sent Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family, and it turns out I should not assume.”

No she shouldn’t have! While the two try to play it cool for the cameras – the actor attempts to make conversation with zombies, politely introducing himself and asking how long they’ve been in Hollywood – it’s not lone before the men start screaming and shouting expletives at the blood-covered zombies that jump out at them.”I will keep you from getting your SAG card,” the actor hilariously yelled while being chased by a pack of zombies. Judging by the fear in his face, he definitely wasn’t kidding!

Things eventually get so horrifying that Eric admits despite being best friends with Andy, he has no problem sacrificing him if it comes down to them having to make a quick getaway, claiming, “I’m throwing you down in a second!”


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The two do eventually make it out of the haunted house with their limbs still intact. As for their dignity though, well, that’s a different story. Once again, Ellen proves that when it comes to hilarious pranks, she’s in a league of her own!

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— Alyssa Montemurro