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[Free Training] 13 Fears of a Haunt Owner: Survival Tips from Haunted Attraction Owners

Is the fear of owning and operating your own Haunted House holding you back? What do you really need to know before you go into the Haunted Attraction Business? Are you ready to be a Haunt Owner? You can overcome the obstacles that stand in your way. There are many successful Haunted Attractions, Scare Attractions, Haunted Hayrides, Scream Parks, Escape Rooms, Haunted Houses, and Themed Attractions that have done it. You can too. Yes…there are many that don’t make it too. If you put the right systems into place and operate your attraction like a business, you will get a…

HAuNTcon and Other Haunt Conventions You Need To Attend in 2015

It’s that time again. Time for Halloween trade shows, Haunted House Conventions, Haunted House Tours, Meet-ups, and lots of parties! Here to start the beginning of Haunt conventions and shows is HAuNTcon: Haunted Attraction National Trade Show and Convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Feb.6 through Feb.10. We will have more coverage for you on more shows throughout the year so make sure you get on our email list to stay informed. Subscribe for free here. What is HAuNTcon? HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters”…

Marketing & Building Fearfest Haunted House with Owner Greg Allen

As a seasoned Haunt Owner or a first time Haunt Manager, you know that it is difficult to increase attendance each season and also save money on marketing. What if there was a way to do both at the same time? Greg Allen, owner of Fearfest Haunted House in Columbia-MO, meets us in the dungeon for some secret tips and tactics to get more with your marketing dollar. He also shares the struggles he went through those first years as a new Haunt Owner. After 11 years of managing Fearfest, he is still fine tuning his skills but has learned…

Creating ‘Wasted: A Stoner Zombie Comedy’ with Steve Kasan

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we discuss the making of ‘Wasted’ with Steve Kasan, actor and producer, and the journey the crew has been on as they try to make this TV Show a reality. Ideas to concept. Acting while working a day job. Film competitions. Producing on a budget. Marketing a Zombie comedy to the masses. And how to survive it all! Steve also gives you some tips on How To Produce Your Own Horror Movie, His Favorite Zombie Movies, & How To Mix Horror with Comedy.   The world is a big waste according to four friends…

Managing a Haunted Attraction with Mario Garit from Haunted House Makers

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.)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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