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How to Make a Prop Controller and Use Automation Software with Lee Alder

Have you ever tried to make a prop controller for your Halloween props? Looking for free computer software to integrate with your existing prop controllers? Have you ever thought about tapping into the Christmas Community for advice on programming your mini lights or animatronics? Lee Alder meets us in the dungeon to walk us through some basic prop controller techniques, how to make your own animatronic triggers, and using computer software to operate all of your animated props…much from the Christmas community. Lee likes Christmas but is also a strong supporter of Halloween decorating and scaring the trick-or-treaters at his…

Halloween Memories with Darryl and Brian (and a few extra guests)

Do you remember when the Halloween Bug bit you? Do you have unforgettable memories of Halloween when you were growing up? What do you do now to celebrate the month of October? We talk about our upbringings as children and young adults as the Halloween infection spread through our tingling unscathed virgin bodies. Halloween has a way of grabbing a hold of some people and not letting go. If you are still reading this post then you have probably been bitten by the Halloween Bug and can relate to this twisted obsession. You are not alone. We also add a…

Transworld Buys the Midwest Haunters Convention (Interview with Kelly Collins & Jen Braverman)

The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) has been purchased by TransWorld Trade Shows LLC, which also produces quality shows such as Halloween Extreme, The Halloween & Attractions Show, and The Legendary Haunt Tours. MHC has been operated by Kelly Collins, Neena Collins, Barry Schieferstein, & Kathy Schieferstein for the last 10 years and to sell the show has always been in their business plans from the birth of the convention. The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the United States serving the haunted attraction industry professionals, scare actors, home haunters, and haunted house enthusiasts. The MHC…

Haunted Attraction Reviews & How To Make Your Haunt Better with Onezumiverse

Haunted Attraction Reviews are often hard to believe or difficult to trust. After you listen to our interview with Oni Hartstein and James Harknell from Onezumiverse.com, you might just change your mind. James and Oni have been reviewing Haunted Attractions since 2008 and try to keep their opinion unbiased and more focused on the creativity of the event. They definitely look for the scary ones but there is more to Haunted Attractions than just scary. With each Haunt they go through they reset their haunt radar and pay attention to different aspects of each one. Innovation, Back Stories, Set Design,…

Happy Halloween from Us to You (14 Spooky Tunes)

We’re cutting this one short and leaving you with 14 Spooky Audio Tracks from various artists from Halloween’s past. THANK YOU for supporting HaunTopic Radio and for being a friend. Have a Happy Halloween!! We will announce the winners of our October giveaway in our next episode on November 6th. Stay tuned… Tracks Played in this epiosode: This is Hallloween- Danny Elfman It Lives- Midnight Syndicate The Monster Hop- Bert Convy Crosses Under The Moon- Shadow’s Symphony Halloween Theme Grim Grinning Ghosts- Disney’s Haunted Mansion Nightwish- Scaretale Monster Mash- Groovie Ghoulie Nightmare On Elm St. Theme Kiddie Land- Prelude to…

Shooting Zombies at Haunted Hollywood Sports with Mario Garit

With 23 Acres of Terror and the Official Home of the Original Zombie Kill House…..Haunted Hollywood Sports is a Halloween event in Southern California based at Hollywood Sports Park in the city of Bellflower. With 2 scare-zones, 3 walk-through mazes, and 3 interactive Kill Houses, an 18 and over Club, Shooting Range, and Group E-Photo Booth; HHS brings in a new level of terror for Halloween 2013. If you are looking for a complete interactive adrenaline packed experience and a chance to shoot zombies, you won’t want to miss the scares at Haunted Hollywood Sports! In this episode of HaunTopic…

Foam Carving Tips and Home Haunting with The Davis Graveyard

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we unearth Chris and Jeff Davis from The Davis Graveyard to find out all of their foam carving secrets and how you can create realistic tombstones out of foam. They reveal the best foam carving tools you’ll need in your toolbox and how to get started with the tools you already have. We also discuss monster mud, creating their 3 story abbey, and how they keep their passion alive all year long. The Davis Graveyard has been mentioned on media outlets such as Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Haunted Attraction Magazine, FearNet, and many of…

The ScareHouse: Surviving the Horror Movie Inside the Haunted House

In episode 56 of HaunTopic Radio, we strap Shawn Lippert from The ScareHouse Windsor to the chair and get the scoop about the horror movie that is being filmed inside his Haunted Attraction by D Films (part of Universal Studios). This thriller movie is titled The ScareHouse and his good friend Gavin Michael Booth is the one taking over his Haunted House to direct this film about a Haunted House that has a ‘real’ dark side! The Scarehouse Windsor, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, is 20,000 square feet of madness and provides the perfect backdrop to film a real horror movie.…

Keen Halloween: Putting the Culture and Creativity Back Into Halloween

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio we chat with Daniel Davis, the man behind the Keen Halloween Festival and Steam Crow Illustrations, about what the second year of Keen Halloween will bring. We also discuss how Halloween has changed over the years and some ways you can bring the culture back into your Halloween this year. Matthew Hampel infects you with his passion and shares a quick skeleton corpsing trick for that We include more haunting music tracks from our sponsors of the month which are listed below this article with links to their music. Help support these dark artists…

Midnight Syndicate Interview: Behind ‘Monsters of Legend’ and ‘The Axe Giant’

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, Midnight Syndicate stops by to fill you in on what they have been up to over the last few months and you also might learn something about them you didn’t know. We also announce the 2 lucky winners of some cool props for the month of August Give Away and tell you what prizes we are giving away for September. You won’t want to miss these treasures! For almost two decades, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been known as Midnight Syndicate, creating symphonic soundtracks to imaginary films that facilitate a transcendental and…

Tips for Your Haunt and The Best Online Haunter Resources (picked by Haunters)

In episode 52 of HaunTopic Radio we dive down into our secret interview archives and dig up some clips you have never heard. We focus this episode on Tips & Tricks from other Haunters, Advice from the Haunt Experts when operating your Haunted House, and Where to Find that Tutorial You Need for Your Last Haunt Project. We bring in Leonard Pickel (HAuNTcon), Kelly Collins (MHC), Eric Lowther (Haunted Overload), Rich Teachout (Asylum Haunted Screampark), Kristy Noble (Noble Manor), & Travis Russell (Camp Nightmare) to shed a little light on your dark projects. Advice you need as you are building,…

Monsters Wanted: A Journey from Home Haunting to Owning a Haunted Attraction

Monsters Wanted is the New Haunted Attraction Documentary from ThoughtFly Films. The movie follows Rich Teachout, an IT professional, as he quits his job and invests his life savings into opening a one-of-a-kind haunted attraction.  He and his partner Janel dedicate every moment, ounce of energy and dollar to making their “scream park” a reality. Along the way they have to deal with sabotage, civil war, and the crunch of time to achieve their goals. The resulting movie is a rare peek into a multi-million dollar industry known for its well-guarded secrets and self-proclaimed madness. “We can’t be more excited about…

Horror Movies, Monsters Wanted, Midnight Syndicate, & ScareLA with Matthew Hampel

  In Episode 51 of HaunTopic Radio we dig down into our Horror Movie archives with our new HaunTopic Crew Member Matthew Hampel and discuss what scary movies have affected us over our lifetime. We review the new documentary Monsters Wanted which follows the journey of The Asylum Scream Park and the struggles they faced their first year of business. We even sprinkle this show with spots from other Haunters and how movies have influenced their haunt & horror career. We include a short interview with Kevin Segawa from Scream Team Productions on the premier Halloween, Haunt, & Horror Convention…

 
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