Audio Interviews with the People Behind Halloween and Haunted Attractions 

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Managing a Haunted Attraction with Mario Garit from Haunted House Makers

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Last year we sent our West Coast representative Mario Garit out to Haunted Hollywood Sports (Bellflower, California) to interview some of their staff, navigate through their highly-detailed Haunted Attractions, and check out the zombie paintball zones they call Kill Houses. A few months later they made him Haunt Manager. In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we talk to Mario about his opportunity to work with an amazing staff of Haunters and how to handle all the moving parts of managing a multi-attraction scare event. We also announce the winners of the Gore-Galore digital giveaway and play a short track from…

Happy Halloween!! (One from the crypt & 4 other past shows to listen to.)

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! We want to wish you a Happy Halloween and want to THANK YOU for being such great friends of HaunTopic Radio! We didn’t get around to making another episode but we included some links to a few of our favorites. We will release the winners of the Gore-Galore Giveaway in our next NEW podcast.         5 Past Podcasts to play tonight: Happy Halloween (Last year’s..a bunch of Halloween Music) Haunted House Tips 10 Horror & Haunt Soundtracks Interview with Eric Lowther from Haunted Overload Creepy Sounds from Prelude to a Nightmare   Hope you have…

How To Make Foam Weapons (plus 13 Halloween/Haunt Songs to Die For)

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Happy Halloween!! It’s really Halloween all year long…isn’t it? If you’re anything like me, you are always planning & thinking about the next October before the current October ends. Well…after you grab your pen & paper to jot down these awesome tips from MadCity Haunt on How To Make Foam Weapons; we want you to RELAX to these creepy and eerie soundtracks from some great Halloween/Haunt/Horror Musicians (with a few surprises thrown in.) No interview this episode. Just an awesome way to make that Sledge Hammer in the pics included in this article and a new way to make any…

The Journey from ‘Haunt House’ to ‘Phobius’ with Nicci & Justin Fears

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The Haunt House (one of HauntWorld’s Top Haunts in 2012) in Dallas,TX is gone right? Or is it? Nicci and Justin Fears from Wright City,MO may have just raised most of The Haunt House from the dead! In early 2014, Nicci and Justin purchased The Haunt House from the Butler’s and moved the entire show (except the building) from Texas to Missouri. After many truck loads of decorated wall panels, trailer loads of props & costumes, and numerous caffeinated road trips…they have transformed The Haunt House into Phobius! Phobius Haunted House is a NEW Haunted Attraction located in Wright City,MO…..somewhere.…

Moving a Haunt from Outside to Inside plus a FREE Place to List & Find Haunts

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You think to yourself….”Should I start an outdoor Haunted Trail where the atmosphere is already creepy?” or “Get a building where it’s nice and dry during those wet Octobers?” There are disadvantages and advantages of both. Ian Austin from Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction sits in the dungeon with us and explains the challenges he faced during his transition from moving his Haunted Attraction from outdoors to indoors. He also shares a new website he has developed for listing your Haunt and finding other Haunts around you. In this audio interview, Ian Austin walks you through some tips if you…

The Right Way to Use Froggy’s Fog and Scents with Scott ‘Tater’ Lynd

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So…you’re cleaning that fog machine out and you think to yourself, what’s the best type of fog to use and how can I keep my machine running season after season without messing it up? What types of smells can I use to keep my attendees entertained and immersed in the scene? What is the difference between ‘discount store’ fog juice and ‘professional grade’ fog juice? Well, Scott ‘Tater’ Lynd from Froggys Fog is here to help answer some of your most burning questions. Scott is a representative for Froggy’s Fog and knows the in-and-outs of the best type of fog…

The Halloween Experience: Bringing California Haunts to Your Living Room

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Halloween is awesome. Ask anyone, it’s their favorite holiday. If they say it isn’t, they’re lying or are in need of having a stick removed from their back side. What’s not to like about Halloween? It’s all about time honored traditions like putting on a costume, trick ‘r treating , all night horror movie marathons and getting the crap scared out of you at the local haunted attraction. Maybe the only bad thing about Halloween is that it’s all over after October 31st. Or is it? In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we interview Haunted Attraction Junkies Phillip Crain &…

ScareLA: Bringing Halloween and Haunted Attractions together in Los Angeles

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In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we get the crew on from ScareLA and get the scoop on why their Halloween Convention is just wanted Los Angeles needed. Rolling into the second year, all Haunters and Horror junkies can get their fix all in one place! Guest celebrities, Theme Park gurus, Haunted Attraction members, Halloween Vendors, Haunt Education, Parties, and so much more. Our guests Rick West, Johanna Atilano, Lora Ivanova, and David Markland all work together like a well oiled machine to make ScareLA the greatest Hallowen/Haunt/Horror Convention in California. They also have unique outlooks for the show and…

Living the Haunt Life with Haunters Daniel & Shawn Doepke

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In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we interview Daniel and Shawn Deopke about their merchandise company completely focused on Haunters and living the #HauntLife. Still a small company, the brothers share their passion for the Haunt Industry by creating apparel for Haunters and wake up each day dedicated to living the Haunt Life. Through the month of July 2014, 10% of all sales go to their friend who needs a new heart. When you purchase a t-shirt from their website between now and the end of July, you will be helping someone live a longer life. Daniel & Shawn Doepke…

Operating an Outdoor Haunted Attraction with Eric Lowther (A Haunter’s Hangout Exclusive)

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Have you always wondered what it takes to run a successful Outdoor Haunted Attraction? Through the snow, rainy days,competing with larger Haunted Houses, and still make enough progress to open up the next year? In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we have permission from The Haunter’s Hangout (Live Hangouts on YouTube) to rebroadcast their entire interview with Eric Lowther from The Haunted Overload! Eric opens up about the troubles he has had over the years keeping his Haunt open. He gives some sound advice you need to know about keeping your Haunted Attraction successful. And Eric lets you in on…

How To Run A Multi-Seasonal Haunted House with Kim’s Krypt

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Do multi-seasonal Haunted Attractions work? Can you actually open the doors of your Haunted House for Friday the 13th, Independence Day, St.Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas…and get people to show up? Kim Yates from Kim’s Krypt in Essex, Maryland does it. In this interview, you might just pick up a few ideas on how to incorporate your attraction into different holidays and learn something new about operating a successful Scare Attraction. Kim’s Krypt is a 21 year old unique Haunted Attraction operated by the passionate Kim Yates. If her Haunt doesn’t make your hair stand up… her infectious energy…

Recruiting Scare Actors for Your Haunt with Allen Hopps

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So…you’ve spent numerous hours designing the Haunt. Gathered all of your construction friends to help you build the Haunt. Now it’s time to make your Haunted House come to life! How do you find and persuade strangers and non-halloween friends into becoming an actor in your Haunt? Allen Hopps, Founder of StiltBeast Studios and Show Director for Dark Hour Haunted House, shows you how to find and recruit scare actors for your Haunted House in this episode of HaunTopic Radio. Whether you’re a Home Haunter or Haunted Attraction owner, finding reliable warm bodies to pump energy through your Haunted Event…

Whats New at the Midwest Haunters Convention with Jen Braverman

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Updates for the Midwest Haunters Convention  2014 The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the United States serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) features a trade show, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio June 6-8, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel for its 11th year. We interview Jennifer Braverman, the mastermind behind The Midwest Haunter’s Convention,  about how the show has changed for 2014 and what is new since she bought…

 
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