Audio Interviews from the People Behind Halloween and Haunted Attractions 

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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…

Great Lakes FrightFest: More Than a Camping Retreat for Haunters

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Camping. Haunted House. Haunt Gathering. Make and Takes. A weekend full of scary fun! These are just a few things you might discover on your weekend at the Great Lakes FrightFest in Petersburg, Michigan on May 30-June 1st. Great Lakes FrightFest is an annual haunters get-together for home and pro haunters alike. Located at a campground in South East Michigan for the last 14 years. Events include activities such as show and tells, demos, make and takes, a pot luck dinner, raffle and door prizes, and events for the kids. We interview Kkrazy Kkaren Taylor from the Great Lakes Frightfest…

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Are you confused about where to start when it comes to operating your first Haunted Attraction? Are you a current Haunted House Owner that is looking for new ideas and techniques to carry your scare business to success? Then you have came to the right place! Now you can learn from the professionals in the Haunt Industry without leaving your home. All of our classes are online and require no special equipment. You can even watch these training videos on your tablet, phone, or media device of your choice. Just find the recorded seminar that you like, go through the…

The West Coast Haunters Convention and Haunt X with Ed and Garrett

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In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we bring ‘some’ of the West Coast Haunt Events to you! In Portland, Oregon from the West Coast Haunter’s Convention with Ed Roberts and Reno, Nevada from Haunt X with Garrett Call. Two great shows all in one podcast! Haunt X is a haunter’s retreat for Halloween lovers, pro haunters, and home haunters. It is located in Reno, Nevada at the Circus Circus on May 9-11. We interview Garrett Call, the new owner of Haunt X, and get the scoop on how the gathering has changed under his guidance and what you can expect…

What’s New for the National Haunter & Halloween Show in 2014

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The National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House and Hearse Convention is on May 2nd- 4th, 2014 at the Expo center in Oaks, PA. Almost 100 vendors, more seminars, haunted house tours, and after-the-show events! We talk to Michael Bruner, Co-owner of the National Haunter’s Convention, about the history of the NHC and what’s new for the convention this year. Including a cheaper show price and a reinvented show room floor! We also dig into Michael’s background as a home haunter and why he feels that home haunters make the best Haunt Owners. What’s New for the National Haunter & Halloween Show…

LIVE From the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2014

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We just couldn’t do it! We wanted to space out these interviews from the 2014 Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show over a few podcast episodes. Instead we packed them all into one show!! Yes…19 interviews from some of the vendors LIVE from the trade show floor. We decided that you need to experience the Transworld trade show just like I did. Listen to some unique interviews from some of the best vendors in the Haunt Industry. Learn about new products for your prop building projects or tips for running your Haunted Attraction. And live in the ambiance of the noises…

An Inside Look at ‘Fright Props’ with Doug Anderson

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In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we kidnap Doug Anderson from the Halloween and Haunted House supply company Fright Props! Doug gives his insights on why you need to attend the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show, what has changed in the haunt industry in the last 10 years, what to expect from Fright Props in the upcoming months, and some ideas to take your Haunt to the next level. We also strap Doug into the electric chair and squeeze some personal information out of him until he confesses. If you have ordered anything online for your Haunted House, you have…

Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2014 with Ann Marie Gavinski

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If you are planning on attending the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show in 2014 on March 20-23 located in St.Louis, Missouri then you won’t want to miss this episode of HaunTopic Radio! We talk to Ann Marie Gavinski from the Wisconsin Fear Grounds and Education Coordinator for Transworld about what to expect this year at the show. If you are interested in the education, the parties, the networking, the new stuff to buy, and all else Transworld then here is your chance to get a head’s up. TransWorld’s Halloween & Attraction show is the only industry trade show of its…

The Haunter’s Hangout Hacks Into HaunTopic Radio!!

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HELP! We are overrun by the Haunters of The Haunter’s Hangout!! Someone tapped into our podcast stream and stuck 1 and a half hours of nothing but some loud and passionate Haunters rambling on about scare acting, haunt ownership, design tips, the ups & downs of Haunting, and maybe a little talk of alcohol! I know I recognized some of the voices in this audio…maybe Bart Butler and Michael Edwards from The Haunt House and Open Casket Designs…Steve Reeves from Steve’s Haunted Yard…Dan Doble from Halloween Room and Inside the Industry….and those other clowns from The Haunter’s Hangout! Can You…

 
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