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The People Behind Haunted Attractions & Haunted Houses Podcast

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Episodes

How To Open Your Attraction in the Middle of a Pandemic

8/31/2020
Learn from the mistakes and accomplishments of the Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah, and how they opened their attraction in the middle of a health pandemic and successfully did it! Here’s a link to their Contingency Plan to help you do it. http://fearfactoryslc.com/contingency-plan/ If you want to join us in our next Live … Continue reading "How To Open Your Attraction in the Middle of a Pandemic" The post How To Open Your Attraction in the Middle of a Pandemic appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:58

Do It Yourself Animatronics with Steve Koci

6/29/2020
Steve Koci, many of you know him as Halstaff on the webs, is the author of The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics. In this podcast, learn the best way to get started in moving props and how to animate many different types of props…Halloween Style. Steve’s Book: The Ultimate Guide to DIY Animatronics Check out … Continue reading "Do It Yourself Animatronics with Steve Koci" The post Do It Yourself Animatronics with Steve Koci appeared first on HaunTopic: Haunted House & Attraction Podcast.

Duration:00:45:56

Marketing Your Haunted Attraction After a Pandemic

5/26/2020
When a global crisis happens, like COVID-19 and similar contagious pandemics, haunted attractions and entertainment venues can suffer. Customers can become fearful to attend close-quarter events like concerts and attractions. State regulations may be different for your event this year and they’ll probably keep changing weekly. You may be feeling a bit uncertain about what … Continue reading "Marketing Your Haunted Attraction After a Pandemic" The post Marketing Your Haunted Attraction After...

Duration:00:36:13

Mobile Horror Experiences and How To Use Them With Your Haunted Attraction

4/22/2020
Learn how a”Remote” type of interactive horror experience can be used with your customers. Each year we always try to add something unique to our Haunted Attractions. Sometimes we need to think outside of the box so that we can prepare for the experiences customers want and crave…they just don’t know it yet. That’s where … Continue reading "Mobile Horror Experiences and How To Use Them With Your Haunted Attraction" The post Mobile Horror Experiences and How To Use Them With Your Haunted...

Duration:00:48:37

Special FX Secrets with Jeff West

2/1/2020
Special effects tips inside this podcast: The best clay sculpting tools to use to make your own molds and masks. A great technique to save time and money when applying prosthetics and appliances to your scare actors in a Haunted Attraction. A NEW type of foam latex prosthetics that have different scents and colors. Where … Continue reading "Special FX Secrets with Jeff West" The post Special FX Secrets with Jeff West appeared first on HaunTopic: Haunted House & Attraction Podcast.

Duration:00:53:13

HAuNTcon 2020: What you need to know for your trip to New Orleans

11/29/2019
What is HAuNTcon? HAuNTcon will push your attraction business out of its comfort zone and introduce you to game-changing new products, ideas, and concepts. Improve your Haunted Attraction, start a new Haunt related business, or get ideas for next season. It’s more than a tradeshow, it’s an innovative experience where the haunt community creates the … Continue reading "HAuNTcon 2020: What you need to know for your trip to New Orleans" The post HAuNTcon 2020: What you need to know for your...

Duration:00:48:40

Marketing Your Haunted House for Today’s Haunt Customer

8/14/2019
It’s getting harder to get people to hear about your haunted house. You’ve got an awesome haunted attraction but your attendance isn’t growing. There are so many channels like social, radio, TV…where do you spend your marketing money for your Haunt? We interview Alex Berland and Nick Levanti with Conjured Media and pick their brains … Continue reading "Marketing Your Haunted House for Today’s Haunt Customer" The post Marketing Your Haunted House for Today’s Haunt Customer appeared first on...

Duration:01:19:41

Follow the Story: Why your attraction needs a back story and how to create one

8/2/2019
“An attraction is most effective when it follows a path, when it takes guests on a journey. The story determines an attraction’s physical layout, character development, and technical design. It also points the way for clever marketing, merchandising, and branding. This book gives you the tools to develop a story and to use that story … Continue reading "Follow the Story: Why your attraction needs a back story and how to create one" The post Follow the Story: Why your attraction needs a back...

Duration:00:41:28

Buying Ghosts & Making Haunts with Banshee Manor’s Jonna Summers

7/20/2019
Banshee Manor Haunted Attraction is in Fayetteville, Arkansas is located inside a family fun park called Lokomotion. Buying Ghosts is a audio drama series in the form of a podcast available everywhere you find podcasts. Jonna Summers is the one orchestrating both of these fun Haunt projects. You’ll have to listen to this podcast to … Continue reading "Buying Ghosts & Making Haunts with Banshee Manor’s Jonna Summers" The post Buying Ghosts & Making Haunts with Banshee Manor’s Jonna Summers...

Duration:00:40:05

Midnight Syndicate: Live at Cedar Point and Making Haunt Music

6/14/2019
In this podcast we interview Edward Douglas and Gavin Goska and get these key takeaways: What Type of Haunt Music to Use in Your Haunted Attraction How Midnight Syndicate Got Started in Gothic/Horror Music The Reasons They Keep Playing Live at Cedar Point in Ohio Which of Their Soundtracks is their Favorite Ones Midnight Syndicate … Continue reading "Midnight Syndicate: Live at Cedar Point and Making Haunt Music" The post Midnight Syndicate: Live at Cedar Point and Making Haunt Music...

Duration:00:47:06

Chamber of Haunters: A Chamber of Commerce for Haunters

5/23/2019
A Chamber of Commerce is a network of business owners whose goal is to further the interests of businesses and grow stronger together. It serves as a spokesman and representative of the industry. This is where The Chamber of Haunters comes in. Imagine a Chamber of Commerce that stands to represent you as a Haunter, … Continue reading "Chamber of Haunters: A Chamber of Commerce for Haunters" The post Chamber of Haunters: A Chamber of Commerce for Haunters appeared first on HaunTopic: Haunted...

Duration:00:45:14

Haunt Marketing & Real Ghost Stories

4/26/2019
In this podcast episode, we chat with Tony Brueski on How to Get More People to your Haunted Attraction and valuable Tips that you can implement this season. Tony also hosts two podcasts about real ghosts stories, so of course we had to discuss a few of our favorite paranormal encounters. Have you ever had … Continue reading "Haunt Marketing & Real Ghost Stories" The post Haunt Marketing & Real Ghost Stories appeared first on HaunTopic: Haunted House & Attraction Podcast.

Duration:00:40:19

TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show 2019: Interviews and Overview

3/28/2019
The Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show is the largest trade show that features products focused directly to Haunted Attractions, Themed Attractions, and Escape Rooms. This was the first year that a Christmas Show was added into the show. The TransWorld Halloween and Attractions Show is currently located in St.Louis, Missouri at the America’s Center. Who … Continue reading "TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show 2019: Interviews and Overview" The post TransWorld Halloween &...

Duration:00:55:39

Women in Haunting: Advice from the Females of the Haunt Industry

3/15/2019
Women do exist in the Haunted Attraction Industry. They are Haunt Owners, Haunt Business Owners, Designers, Special FX Artists, Scare Managers, Scare Actors, Haunt Moms, Security, Maintenance, Ticket Takers, Parking Lot Attendees, and just about anywhere you’d find a man. Female Haunters bring unique perspectives and creative energy to many different positions within this crazy … Continue reading "Women in Haunting: Advice from the Females of the Haunt Industry" The post Women in Haunting:...

Duration:01:13:28

HAuNTcon 2019: Our review plus interviews from the convention floor

2/6/2019
HAuNTcon (co-located with the Halloween and Party Expo) is one of the nations’s fastest growing conventions for Haunters, Halloween buyers, and Haunted Attraction Owners. HAuNTcon stands for Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. IN 2019, it was hosted in New Orleans and will return in 2020. It is scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas … Continue reading "HAuNTcon 2019: Our review plus interviews from the convention floor" The post HAuNTcon 2019: Our review plus interviews...

Duration:01:43:07

Epic Home Haunts: The Documentary About the Lives of Home Haunters

12/29/2018
The Epic Home Haunts Documentary The Epic Home Haunts Documentary is a movie that shares the lives of four Home Haunter families and how they get ready for Halloween each year. Setting up realistic Haunted Attraction events in their yards, garages, & properties..all for free for their communities. We get the Haunters on this … Continue reading "Epic Home Haunts: The Documentary About the Lives of Home Haunters" The post Epic Home Haunts: The Documentary About the Lives of Home Haunters...

Duration:01:39:08

What’s NEW at HAuNTcon 2019. Plus, Stories from The Dead Factory and Deadmonton Haunted House

11/13/2018
What’s inside this podcast episode? Liz Irving joins us from HAuNTcon: Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow & Convention to let us in on what’s going on this January 25-27th in New Orleans. Brian and Darryl discuss their Haunt Season..some highlights and some lessons learned at The Dead Factory in Missouri and Deadmonton House in Canada. HAuNTcon … Continue reading "What’s NEW at HAuNTcon 2019. Plus, Stories from The Dead Factory and Deadmonton Haunted House" The post What’s NEW at...

Duration:00:57:04

Haunted House Marketing: How to get more customers to find your attraction

8/31/2018
Haunt Marketing: How to get more customers to find your attraction If you have a difficult time getting customers through your Haunted Attraction, you’re not alone. All of us struggle with it. Slowly trying to up the attendance, trying to retain your current customers, & finding your exact type of customer. In this audio podcast … Continue reading "Haunted House Marketing: How to get more customers to find your attraction" The post Haunted House Marketing: How to get more customers to...

Duration:01:20:59

SouthEast Halloween Enthusiast Convention & Seasonal Attraction Leadership Symposium (Interviews with the Creators)

6/26/2018
In this PODCAST EPISODE, we chat with the organizers of SEHEC (Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention) and the Seasonal Attraction Leadership Symposium. Philip Hernandez: Business Director for Gantom Lighting and Controls, a reputable company in the attraction space known for their quality lighting and controls. William Ramsay: Also known as Dr. Terror Eyes, has taught his Haunting … Continue reading "SouthEast Halloween Enthusiast Convention & Seasonal Attraction Leadership Symposium...

Duration:01:15:27

Murder CO & Black Market Escape Rooms with Jon Cooke and Ted Dougherty

5/12/2018
Black Market Escape Rooms presents “Murder Co”: a R-rated escape experience BLACK MARKET ESCAPE ROOMS, a new immersive-based attraction company, announces the opening of MURDER CO, a permanent escape experience aimed at turning the attraction industry on its head. Location: 1220 W 9th St. | Upland, CA 91786 | 909-920-9902 Moonlighting from their day gigs, a … Continue reading "Murder CO & Black Market Escape Rooms with Jon Cooke and Ted Dougherty" The post Murder CO & Black Market Escape...

Duration:00:50:05