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Gathering the Best Haunt Information from Around the Web. Home Haunters, Commercial Haunts, and Halloween Related Information for those who enjoy the Art and Science behind the Topic of Scary...






Halloween & HauntFest: A Texas Show for Every Level of Haunter

"Excellent Show! Lots of exhibits, friendly and scary people, good makeup demos, and an amazing body paint contest." -Mike Murray Dates: August 26 & 27 2017 Location: Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite Texas Show Type: Cash and carry consumer Halloween show Projected Attendance: 3000 attendees Website: www.HalloweenAndHauntFest.com In this podcast episode of HaunTopic, we get Steve Colberg on the mic to chat with us about his upcoming convention Halloween & HauntFest in Texas. We cover...

Duration: 00:28:44

Inside California’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival with David Markland

Midsummer Scream is a weekend full of Halloween and Haunted Attractions located in Long Beach, California. Interactive mini-haunts, classes to improve your Haunted House, celebrity guests, special events and parties, and over 225 exhibitors selling their products & services. In this podcast episode, Darryl Plunkie and Phillip Hernandez chat with David Markland about the purpose of Midsummer Scream and the new things you can expect if you attend. Plus, we dive a little behind David's...

Duration: 00:34:48

ScareCON: Behind the Scenes of Europe’s Scare Attraction Convention with Michael Bolton

In this podcast episode, Philip Hernandez from the Haunted Attraction's Network, chats with Michael Bolton from ScareCon Europe about what's new for UK's only Scare Attraction Convention and the future of the scare attraction industry. Plus ways to improve your Haunt Business. ScareCON is Europe's ONLY show dedicated to the ever expanding scare attraction industry and is the highlight of the year for attraction owners, designers and scare fans alike. Whether you are looking to expand a...

Duration: 00:41:44

More Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 2)

Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don't worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers...and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part TWO. Stay tuned for Part THREE as well. SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don't miss the next one. Alright Haunters...I'm going to make this a quick post and just include a list and description of WHO we recorded during our trip to the Transworld...

Duration: 02:02:18

Inside the West Coast Haunter’s Convention with Jeff and Chris Davis

The West Coast Haunter's Convention is a Charity Haunt Show with vendors and education located in Portland, Oregon focused around Haunters of all types. Home Haunts, Halloween Fans, Haunted Attractions, Special FX Artists, Scare Actors, and anyone with a spooky side. Ask about the NERF WARS and staying the weekend on the 13TH FLOOR! Who is on this podcast? Chris and Jeff Davis of the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie, Oregon are directors behind the West Coast Haunters Convention (WCHC) and...

Duration: 00:41:23

Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 1)

Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don't worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers...and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part One. Stay tuned for the next one. SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don't miss the next one. Alright Haunters...I'm going to make this a quick post and just include a list and description of WHO we recorded during our trip to the Transworld Haunt,...

Duration: 02:24:12

Special Transworld Update: How YOU can be on our next podcast

*Special Announcement for Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2017* Would your Haunt Business or Haunted Attraction like to be heard & seen by 1,000s of Haunters from all over the world? We are hosting special audio spotlights, recorded video sessions, & LIVE streaming straight from the TransWorld show floor. All in one spot so you don't have to track us down. These brief interviews will be shared across these popular Haunt Networks: -Haunted Attraction Network -HaunTopic Radio...

Duration: 00:06:28

TransWorld Haunt Show 2017: Who, What, Why, When, & Where

The Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show is the world's largest trade show focused on Haunted Attractions and Escape Rooms. Place your orders for new Haunt Products, search out the new innovations for the industry, and meet up with like-minded people like you. Innovation within the Haunted Attraction Industry starts here! Who is on this podcast talking about the Transworld Haunt Show? Shattered FX A premier silicone mask company that has been vending at the trade show for many years...

Duration: 01:01:28

Scare Acting Stories and Managing The Dead Factory Haunted House

In this one hour audio podcast episode, you will learn haunted house scare acting ideas from Darryl Plunkie (my co-host and scare actor at Dedmonton House) and pick up a few tips from (me) Brian Foreman on Managing the Dead Factory Haunted House in Mexico, Missouri. Scare Acting Stories and Ideas from Deadmonton House Darryl Plunkie, co-host of HaunTopic Radio and Haunted House Scare Actor at Deadmonton House-Canada, knows his way around a Haunted Attraction. Passionate about Horror and...

Duration: 01:23:04

Talking Haunts and HAuNTcon with Scott Swenson and Todd Patton

HAuNTcon is a traveling Haunted House Convention that chooses a new city each year so that you have a chance to attend and so that new Haunted Attractions can be explored. With it's Haunt Tours, Educational Tracks, and Networking possibilities; HAuNTcon is a valuable resource for any level of Haunter. In this podcast episode, we chat with HAuNTcon Speakers Scott Swenson (Scott Swenson Creative Dev.) and Todd Patton (Fear Connection) about their personal experiences at HAuNTcon conventions...

Duration: 00:36:38

HaunTopic Radio 2017: New things, happenings, and projects for HaunTopic

Expect great things for HaunTopic Radio in 2017! Behind-the-scare interviews with professionals in the Haunted Attraction Industry, helpful advice to grow your Haunt from other Haunters, and a brand new website focused on those who want to start & grow their haunted attraction business. Man!! What a crazy Haunt Season! How was your October?? I had planned to release more podcast episodes in September and October but the Dead Factory grabbed a hold of me and didn't let go. What started as a...

Duration: 00:16:41

Soundproof your Haunt and Create Your Own Sound Effects with Sinful Audio

Keeping the sound contained in the rooms of your Haunt is a challenge. But with one simple material and a few tweaks to your layout, you can almost soundproof your haunt by absorbing lots of the noise. We say 'almost' because it's impossible to seal in all the sound but you can reduce noise overflow between areas. Listen to this podcast episode to learn more. We all want our customers and attendees to experience an immersive environment when they walk through the mazes and rooms in our...

Duration: 00:52:25

Leonard Pickel: Chicago Frights, HAuNTcon, and Improving Your Haunted Attraction

Leonard Pickel, considered by many as the 'Godfather of the Haunt Industry', fills this one hour interview with behind-the-scenes information about his Haunted Attraction Conventions and a few ways to make your Haunted House successful just by tweaking a few things that many Haunters are doing wrong. Chicago Frights Chicago Frights is a great opportunity for haunters to pick up last second training, ideas and products before the Halloween season kicks in. Chicago Frights includes...

Duration: 00:46:08

Haunt Weekly & the Top 10 Haunted Attraction Podcasts for Haunters

There are quite a few unique Haunted Attraction Podcasts and Audio Shows out there on the internet today, each with their own style and value. Haunt Weekly is one of those shows. Jonathan Bailey & Crystal Ramey produce one audio show each week that covers one specific topic within the haunt industry. They dig deep into subjects such as Scare Actor Training, Haunted Attraction Safety, and Industry News. Plus new podcast topics each week. It gets me excited to see what topic their coming up...

Duration: 01:17:20

Inside the West Coast Haunters Convention & Nightmare Factory with Ed Roberts

The West Coast Haunters Convention | Portland,Oregon | April 29 to May 1 | Doubletree Hilton The West Coast Haunters Convention is the longest running convention for Home Haunters, Professional Haunters, and Halloween Fanatics on the West Coast. Located in Portland, Oregon at the Lloyd Center inside the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. The dates for 2016 are April 29th through May 1st. The WCHC is at year seven and Ed Roberts doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. In this episode of HaunTopic...

Duration: 00:48:46

LIVE From the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2016

The Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show is the largest trade show for the Haunted Attraction Industry. I've been six times and each trip is a blast! It was great to meet up with friends and meet new ones. Scope out new stuff for my Haunt. And immerse myself in the dark sea of mechanical monstrosities. Here is my audio review of this year's show and 13 live audio interviews from the vendors direct from the trade show floor. If you're a Haunter and you've never been to Transworld, you...

Duration: 01:27:32

Inside the Haunt Journal and a Transworld Show 2016 Update

We made it to EPISODE 100! Thanks for being a loyal listener! In this podcast episode, we discuss the Haunt Journal, the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2016, and our anniversary of four years as podcasts hosts here at HaunTopic Radio. The Haunt Journal: We interview Philip Hernandez from the Haunted Attractions Network & Haunt Journal about how his free monthly digital Haunted Attraction magazine provides value to Haunters from beginners to experts. Including new phone apps, a new...

Duration: 00:51:46

Live from HAuNTcon 2016: On the Road with a Traveling Haunt Convention

We just got back from HAuNTcon 2016, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow & Convention, and grabbed some great audio interviews from the show. We also discuss the highlights that we felt were the best parts of the convention for us. Plus, some new updates from the people and events surrounding the trade show. What is HAuNTcon? HAuNTcon brings together people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people. Four fun-filled days and nights of Haunted Attraction Tours, Haunter...

Duration: 01:34:47

HAuNTcon 2016: Haunted Attraction National Trade Show and Convention

HAuNTcon is the only haunted attraction trade show that sets up in a new state each year. An opportunity for all haunters and Halloween fans to go visit a HAuNTcon near you. This year the lucky city is Birmingham, Alabama from Jan.28th-Feb.1, 2016! In this podcast of HaunTopic Radio, we get the creator of HAuNTcon on the mic (Leonard Pickel) to discuss what's new for the trade show, the growing list of educational classes for haunters, and all the extra events that you can't miss....

Duration: 00:39:35

Haunted House Scare Acting Ideas with Brian and Darryl

Scare acting in a Haunted House is a lot different than acting in a play or on television. You have to be flexible in all areas of the haunt, work in challenging environments, and be up close to the spectators. Scare actors are one of the most valuable assets to your Haunted Attraction business. In this podcast episode of HaunTopic Radio, we discuss our adventures this past haunt season and share some scare acting ideas that you can use next season. We also talk about Scare Acting...

Duration: 01:03:35

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