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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…

Zombie Camping at The Plague & Camp Nightmare Haunted Attractions with Travis Russell

Dr.Yorick moved into this small lakeside community years ago, and nothing has been the same since. His wife died when his experiments went wrong, leaving him a widower with numerous children.  But no one has ever seen the Dr. or the children. They remain inside the modest building they call home. Assistants maintain the property and remain silent about what happens inside.  The strong scent of burning flesh is dominant in the dark night, along with the sounds of victims of The Plague…. The Plague Haunted Attraction and Camp Nightmare Haunted Hayride are both located at the Americamps Lake Gaston…

Best Places To Buy Your Haunted House Supplies (picked by Haunters)

Where do you buy your supplies for your Haunted House, Home Haunt, or Halloween Display? In this episode of HaunTopic Radio we asked you where your favorite places were to purchase masks, make-up, props, animatronic parts, sound effects, decorations, and general haunted house supplies. And YOU delivered! Keep in mind these questions were answered by a variety of different haunters. Pro Haunters, Home Haunters, and Beginner Halloween Enthusiasts. Answers vary from places like Scare Factory to Picking Up Materials Off the Curb! There are 1,000’s of places to acquire haunt supplies but these are the ones hand picked by you.…

ScareFest: Canada’s Haunted Attraction Convention with Home Haunter Chris Ainsworth

We get Chris Ainsworth from Scarefest: Canada’s Haunted Attraction Convention to spend an hour with us and we get the inside scoop on this one day convention for haunters. If you live in the U.S. this convention may be closer than you think. It is in Ontario which is just a short drive away from some of the northern states and it would make an awesome road trip. So if you missed out on some of the other conventions and live around the northern border then this would be a great way to get your haunt convention fix! ScareFest is…

10 Creepy Halloween & Horror Soundtracks for Your Haunt (Bonus Interview with Ghoul Show)

In Episode 47 of HaunTopic Radio we mix a compilation of Halloween, Haunt, & Horror music from 10 different horror musicians and bands to add atmosphere to your Haunt. We also get Kyle Lester from Ghoul Show to describe his genre of horror music and we’ll play two of his songs along the way. You gotta listen to this! Then we dive into a mix of other artists who bring the darkness through your ears and into the stem of your brain. We throw in a few individual tracks, some medleys of complete CDs, and even a couple of movie…

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10 Short Interviews from the Transworld Halloween and Haunt Show

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio we stuff in more Halloween & Haunted House goodness from the 2013 Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show in St.Louis, Mo. We interview some Home Haunters, Prop Makers, Mask Designers, and a couple of Haunt Podcast Stars. Check out the names and active links below which takes you directly to their websites! “Whether you are opening a haunted attraction for the first time, or are a seasoned veteran, the Transworld Halloween and Attractions show is a must see event. This is the only trade show that features vendors, from across the nation and overseas, that…

The Midwest Haunters Convention and The Scare-a-Torium with Kelly Collins

  The Midwest Haunters Convention is the last Haunt Industry Convention of the year in the United States. If you haven’t attended a Haunted Attraction Convention, Haunt Trade Show, or Haunted House Conference this year then this is your last chance! The Midwest Haunters Convention is located in Columbus,Ohio through the dates of June 7th through June 9th. Plus, a Pre-show Haunt Tour covering over 20 Haunted Attractions through June 5 & 6! There are still tickets and room available…but you better hurry… We get Kelly Collins on HaunTopic Radio to give you the details behind the Midwest Haunters Convention,…

The West Coast Haunters Convention with Ed Roberts and Darryl’s Return from HAuNTcon

Are you a Home Haunter, Halloween Fan, or Haunted Attraction Owner who lives on the west coast or you want to take a trip somewhere that caters to you as a Haunter? Then the West Coast Haunter’s Convention is a good place to be. We interview Ed Roberts, the man behind the WCHC and the Nightmare Factory, and get the inside scoop on what will be at the convention and why you need to go. The West Coast Haunter’s Convention is in Portland, Oregon at the Doubletree Hotel and offers education and entertainment to Home Haunters, Haunt Owners, Halloween Fans,…

The National Haunter’s Convention with Michael Bruner and Steve Randi

We packed this episode with double the fun! We get Michael Bruner in the dungeon and torture him for details on his event The National Haunter’s Convention (or The National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House, & Hearse Conversation) which will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on May 3-5. We also turn to Steve Randi, a home haunter going to the pro side, and ask him what he expects from the National Haunter’s Convention this year and why he is setting up a Haunted Attraction in the middle of the convention floor! Michael Bruner gives you many…

 
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