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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…

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…

 
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