I'm not sure what booklets you guys are referring to, but End Times Christianity has always been a big hit in these parts. I mean, we didn't attract the End Times cult for nothing! Most of our local Church of Christ and Baptists are big believers in the end times gospels, and it's drummed in to the congregations from an early age. Apocalyptic psychology aside, it has also provided a lot of laughs in the annual "Tribulation House" events that the churches put on to deter kids from celebrating Halloween. After successfully shutting down the various Haunted Houses and Spookshows put on each year through a campaign of intimidation and threats of damnation of the souls of children who attended them, these local church groups started doing their own version. It's now just one church that does it, but it's a doozy.
It's like a Haunted House attraction in its format, with a series of rooms that a group is escorted through. But instead of Frankenstein's lair or a cemetery full of zombies, there's a room where a family of four are shot by the Army for not submitting to the "mark of the beast". All of the aspects of Revelation are dramatized with all of the skill and nuance of the world's worst community theater. However, they really outdo themselves with the Hell room, which is always the biggest section, where the escorted group walks across a rickety bridge spanning a "fiery inferno" of damned souls screaming in agony, presided over by a horned Satan. Then we're led to a cotton-cloud Heaven, with old-white-bearded God on a throne and halo-sporting angels chanting in holy rapture. Then they take you to another room, have you sit down, and, after asking everyone to bow their heads, they ask if anyone is ready to be saved. Those who say yes are taken away to receive the Lord, I guess, while the rest of the group heads home.
I've attended a few times over the years, and it's usually humorous, but sometimes the church members who put on the show frown on my laughter and give me dirty looks. One pious fellow even offered to give me a beating in the parking lot, but after signaling my agreement, he declined to attend.
There's a documentary about this phenomenon that people should watch, called Hell House (2001).