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Join Brian Foreman & Darryl Plunkie on your next dark adventure as they discuss the hot topics in the Haunted House Industry. Interviewing the Pros, giving you tips and tricks for your Haunt, and entertaining you with each episode. Each episode covers a specific topic within the Haunted Attraction Community. Stuff like Home Haunting for the Halloween junkies, Operating & Owning your own Haunted Attraction, and Interviews with the people who make up the Haunt/Halloween Community. Come join the fu...



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In this PODCAST EPISODE, we chat with the organizers of SEHEC (Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention) and the Haunted Attraction Leadership Symposium. Philip Hernandez: Business Director for Gantom Lighting and Controls, a reputable company in the attraction space known for their quality lighting and controls. William Ramsay: Also known as Dr. Terror Eyes, has taught his Haunting … Continue reading "SouthEast Halloween Enthusiast Convention & Seasonal Attraction Leadership...
Black Market Escape Rooms presents “Murder Co”: a R-rated escape experience BLACK MARKET ESCAPE ROOMS, a new immersive-based attraction company, announces the opening of MURDER CO, a permanent escape experience aimed at turning the attraction industry on its head. Location: 1220 W 9th St. | Upland, CA 91786 | 909-920-9902 Moonlighting from their day gigs, a … Continue reading "Murder CO & Black Market Escape Rooms with Jon Cooke and Ted Dougherty"
In this podcast episode, we talk to Robert Nulton from The Haunt Rater about the elements that he feels makes up a great Haunted Attraction experience and how you can improve your show for next season. The Haunt Rater has been reviewing and walking through Haunted Houses since 2008. They’ve seen the small town haunts and … Continue reading "The Haunt Rater: How to Take Your Attraction From Good to Great with Robert Nulton"
In this podcast episode, we get Ed Roberts on to discuss what to expect at this year’s West Coast Haunter’s Convention in Portland, Oregon on April 13th through the 15th. What: A haunters convention for all, whether you are a pro haunter, home haunter, or Halloween enthusiast. The West Coast Haunter’s Convention is a 501(c)3 … Continue reading "What to Expect at the West Coast Haunter’s Convention 2018 with Ed Roberts"
In this podcast episode of HaunTopic, we get Benjamin Selecky on from Vampfangs to discuss: How to Properly Wear Theatrical Lenses and Why You Need to Choose the Right Ones Why wearing faux teeth can make your scare character come to life The new vision he and his business partner, Alexis Abare, have for Vampfangs … Continue reading "Vampfangs: Theatrical lenses, Fangs & Teeth, Makeup, and more with Benjamin Selecky"
This is a 30 minute segment of our full training we hosted on https://www.haunterstoolbox.com “Start a Haunted Attraction without spending tons of money” Starting up your first Haunted Attraction as a business can cost you a lot of money if you don’t know where to invest your hard earned cash. In this podcast episode, we … Continue reading "Haunter’s Toolbox Exclusive: Start your Haunted Attraction Master Class Replay"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Feb 8, 2018 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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This is a live online video workshop. You will receive an access link to attend after purchase. A video & audio replay will also be sent to you after our workshop. We’ll see you soon!   The main struggle for many new Haunted Attraction Owners is building a quality show without lots of money to … Continue reading "Start a Haunted Attraction without spending tons of money"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jan 31, 2018 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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About HAuNTcon HAuNTcon, the leading event for starting and growing haunted attractions, is a trade-only event that brings industry professionals together each year. Owned by Urban Expositions, the event provides a platform for sourcing, learning, and networking. The next event will be held in New Orleans, January 25-27, 2019. For more information, visit hauntcon.com  Our … Continue reading "The HUGE HAuNTcon 2018 Episode"
If you’re like us, you never get tired of stories from Haunt Season. We never get tired of talking about it. Here are the highlights from our experiences as Co-owner of the Dead Factory Haunted House (Brian Foreman) in Missouri and Manager of the Deadmonton Haunted House (Darryl Plunkie) in Canada. Deadmonton Haunted House (Edmonton … Continue reading "Haunt Stories from the Dead Factory and the Deadmonton Haunted House"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Nov 21, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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Everything you need to know about the HAuNTcon: Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention and The Halloween & Party Expo in 2018. Located at New Orleans, Louisiana on January 12-15 . Well…almost everything.     New Orleans…scary stuff….Haunters…costume ball…Haunt Tours…Haunt classes…oh and so much more! In this podcast episode, we go behind the scenes of … Continue reading "We’re going to HAuNTcon 2018 in New Orleans! Meet us there??"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Oct 11, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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The forgotten audio recordings of the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show. We got so busy with Haunt Season that we almost forgot part 3 of our compilation from the Transworld Haunt Show. We’ve compiled the last remaining interviews and stories behind the Scares…just for you! And some Scary tunes too!!   What is the Transworld … Continue reading "The Lost Audio Files of the TransWorld Halloween & Haunt Show"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Aug 18, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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“Excellent Show! Lots of exhibits, friendly and scary people, good makeup demos, and an amazing body paint contest.” -Mike Murray     Dates: August 26 & 27 2017 Location: Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite Texas Show Type: Cash and carry consumer Halloween show Projected Attendance: 3000 attendees Website: www.HalloweenAndHauntFest.com   In this podcast episode of HaunTopic, … Continue reading "Halloween & HauntFest: A Texas Show for Every Level of Haunter"
Midsummer Scream is a weekend full of Halloween and Haunted Attractions located in Long Beach, California. Interactive mini-haunts, classes to improve your Haunted House, celebrity guests, special events and parties, and over 225 exhibitors selling their products & services.     In this podcast episode, Darryl Plunkie and Phillip Hernandez chat with David Markland about … Continue reading "Inside California’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival with David Markland"
In this podcast episode, we chat with Michael Bolton from ScareCon Europe about what’s new for UK’s only Scare Attraction Convention and the future of the scare attraction industry. Plus ways to improve your Haunt Business.   ScareCON is Europe’s ONLY show dedicated to the ever expanding scare attraction industry and is the highlight of … Continue reading "ScareCON: Behind the Scenes of Europe’s Scare Attraction Convention with Michael Bolton"
Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don’t worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers…and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part TWO. Stay tuned for Part THREE as well.      SUBSCRIBE HERE … Continue reading "More Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 2)"
The West Coast Haunter’s Convention is a Charity Haunt Show with vendors and education located in Portland, Oregon focused around Haunters of all types. Home Haunts, Halloween Fans, Haunted Attractions, Special FX Artists, Scare Actors, and anyone with a spooky side. Ask about the NERF WARS and staying the weekend on the 13TH FLOOR!   … Continue reading "Inside the West Coast Haunter’s Convention with Jeff and Chris Davis"
Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don’t worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers…and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part One. Stay tuned for the next one. SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don’t … Continue reading "Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 1)"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Mar 21, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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*Special Announcement for Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2017*   Would your Haunt Business or Haunted Attraction like to be heard & seen by 1,000s of Haunters from all over the world? We are hosting special audio spotlights, recorded video sessions, & LIVE streaming straight from the TransWorld show floor. All in one spot so … Continue reading "Special Transworld Update: How YOU can be on our next podcast"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Mar 12, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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The Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show is the world’s largest trade show focused on Haunted Attractions and Escape Rooms. Place your orders for new Haunt Products, search out the new innovations for the industry, and meet up with like-minded people like you. Innovation within the Haunted Attraction Industry starts here!   Who is on this … Continue reading "TransWorld Haunt Show 2017: Who, What, Why, When, & Where"
In this one hour audio podcast episode, you will learn haunted house scare acting ideas from Darryl Plunkie (my co-host and scare actor at Dedmonton House) and pick up a few tips from (me) Brian Foreman on Managing the Dead Factory Haunted House in Mexico, Missouri.   (This article appeared first at http://hauntopic.com/dead-factory )   … Continue reading "Scare Acting Stories and Managing The Dead Factory Haunted House"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jan 5, 2017 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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HAuNTcon is a traveling Haunted House Convention that chooses a new city each year so that you have  a chance to attend and so that new Haunted Attractions can be explored. With it’s Haunt Tours, Educational Tracks, and Networking possibilities; HAuNTcon is a valuable resource for any level of Haunter.   (This post was originally … Continue reading "Talking Haunts and HAuNTcon with Scott Swenson and Todd Patton"
Expect great things for HaunTopic Radio in 2017! Behind-the-scare interviews with professionals in the Haunted Attraction Industry, helpful advice to grow your Haunt from other Haunters, and a brand new website focused on those who want to start & grow their haunted attraction business.   Man!! What a crazy Haunt Season! How was your October?? … Continue reading "HaunTopic Radio 2017: New things, happenings, and projects for HaunTopic"
Keeping the sound contained in the rooms of your Haunt is a challenge. But with one simple material and a few tweaks to your layout, you can almost soundproof your haunt by absorbing lots of the noise. We say ‘almost’ because it’s impossible to seal in all the sound but you can reduce noise overflow … Continue reading "Soundproof your Haunt and Create Your Own Sound Effects with Sinful Audio"
From East to West and North to South, no matter where you live, there is a Halloween Event or Haunt Convention close to your neighborhood. Here we discuss two newer events that each have their own unique style and elements. MidSummer Scream in California and Haunt Faire in New York. Education, Vendors, Parties, Networking, Shopping, … Continue reading "Midsummer Scream & Haunt Faire: Haunt Conventions from Coast to Coast"
Leonard Pickel, considered by many as the ‘Godfather of the Haunt Industry’, fills this one hour interview with behind-the-scenes information about his Haunted Attraction Conventions and a few ways to make your Haunted House successful just by tweaking a few things that many Haunters are doing wrong.   Chicago Frights Chicago Frights is a great opportunity for … Continue reading "Leonard Pickel: Chicago Frights, HAuNTcon, and Improving Your Haunted Attraction"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
May 9, 2016 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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We are going to start moving all podcasts to HaunTopic.com. Read the entire article there. There are quite a few unique Haunted Attraction Podcasts and Audio Shows out there on the internet today, each with their own style and value. Haunt Weekly is one of those shows. Jonathan Bailey & Crystal Ramey produce one audio … Continue reading "Haunt Weekly & Top 10 Haunted Attraction Podcasts for Haunters"
The West Coast Haunters Convention | Portland,Oregon | April 29 to May 1 | Doubletree Hilton The West Coast Haunters Convention is the longest running convention for Home Haunters, Professional Haunters, and Halloween Fanatics on the West Coast. Located in Portland, Oregon at the Lloyd Center inside the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. The dates for 2016 … Continue reading "Inside the West Coast Haunters Convention & Nightmare Factory with Ed Roberts"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Mar 30, 2016 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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  The Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show is the largest trade show for the Haunted Attraction Industry. I’ve been six times and each trip is a blast! It was great to meet up with friends and meet new ones. Scope out new stuff for my Haunt. And immerse myself in the dark sea of mechanical … Continue reading "LIVE From the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2016"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Feb 25, 2016 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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We made it to EPISODE 100! Thanks for being a loyal listener! In this podcast episode, we discuss the Haunt Journal, the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2016, and our anniversary of four years as podcasts hosts here at HaunTopic Radio. The Haunt Journal: We interview Philip Hernandez from the Haunted Attractions Network & Haunt … Continue reading "Inside the Haunt Journal and a Transworld Show 2016 Update"
We just got back from HAuNTcon 2016, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow & Convention, and grabbed some great audio interviews from the show. We also discuss the highlights that we felt were the best parts of the convention for us. Plus, some new updates from the people and events surrounding the trade show. What is … Continue reading "Live from HAuNTcon 2016: On the Road with a Traveling Haunt Convention"
HAuNTcon is the only haunted attraction trade show that sets up in a new state each year. An opportunity for all haunters and Halloween fans to go visit a HAuNTcon near you. This year the lucky city is Birmingham, Alabama from Jan.28th-Feb.1, 2016! In this podcast of HaunTopic Radio, we get the creator of HAuNTcon … Continue reading "HAuNTcon 2016: Haunted Attraction National Trade Show and Convention"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Dec 17, 2015 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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Scare acting in a Haunted House is a lot different than acting in a play or on television. You have to be flexible in all areas of the haunt, work in challenging environments, and be up close to the spectators. Scare actors are one of the most valuable assets to your Haunted Attraction business. In … Continue reading "Haunted House Scare Acting Ideas with Brian and Darryl"
  Where have we been??  Deep in Haunt madness and Halloween overload! With me (Brian Foreman) opening a new Haunted Attraction this year called The Dead Factory and Darryl Plunkie scare acting most of October…we kinda got locked into ‘Haunter Tunnel Vision’. But now we’re back. And we got some Haunt Stories to tell…. With … Continue reading "Haunt Stories with Darryl & Brian (plus Christmas Midnight Syndicate Tunes)"
“ScareLA is the first SoCal convention dedicated to celebrating Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, it combines the city’s top talent and unique cultural setting with a twist. Celebrate the West Coast’s scariest faire and indulge in hundreds of exclusive attraction unveils, DIY workshops, classes, industry panels, live haunt experiences, screenings and … Continue reading "ScareLA: The West Coast’s Scariest Convention and the Masterminds Behind It"
  It’s only a few months to Scare Season and you still need a few more props, you need some ideas for that gore set in your Haunt, and your actors need some more training before you set them loose. Good news! There are still some Haunt Conventions/Haunt Faires right around the corner.   Chicago … Continue reading "Chicago Frights and Haunt Faire: Two New Haunt Gatherings You Need to Attend"
Using video for your Haunted House or Haunted Attraction is a priority with today’s electronic devices and social media channels. ‘Coming Soon’ trailers, Hi-Definition Videos for your marketing, and Documentary-style on location videos are popular with today’s top haunted attractions. Your customers want to see pictures and video of your attraction before they go. They … Continue reading "Create a Custom Video for Your Haunted House with Chris Conlon from Venom VFX"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Apr 13, 2015 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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Creating an immersive environment for your Haunted House is very important. Using sound and audio effects within your attraction can make your attendees feel that they are actually somewhere else. Sound taps into one of your five senses and adds to the overall impact of your show. You wouldn’t operate your haunt without lighting….you shouldn’t … Continue reading "How To Use Sound in Your Haunt with Ken Webster from Sinful Audio"
Designing and building a Haunted Attraction is challenging. So how does one manage “160 Acres of Horror”?? Jonathan Cooke, one of the masterminds at Knotts Scary Farm, joins us in this episode of HaunTopic Radio and shares some of his creativity and ideas for operating such a huge event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena … Continue reading "Designing Knotts Scary Farm with Jon Cooke (and a Transworld Show Update)"
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? These survival tips from professional haunt owners will help take some of the fear out of your mind. At least you will feel that you are … Continue reading "[Free Training] 13 Fears of a Haunt Owner: Survival Tips from Haunted Attraction Owners"
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 … Continue reading "HAuNTcon and Other Haunt Conventions You Need To Attend in 2015"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Dec 13, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Marketing & Building Fearfest Haunted House with Owner Greg Allen"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Dec 1, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Creating ‘Wasted: A Stoner Zombie Comedy’ with Steve Kasan"
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, … Continue reading "Managing a Haunted Attraction with Mario Garit from Haunted House Makers"
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 … Continue reading "Happy Halloween!! (One from the crypt & 4 other past shows to listen to.)"
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 … Continue reading "How To Make Foam Weapons (plus 13 Halloween/Haunt Songs to Die For)"
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 … Continue reading "The Journey from ‘Haunt House’ to ‘Phobius’ with Nicci & Justin Fears"
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 … Continue reading "Moving a Haunt from Outside to Inside plus a FREE Place to List & Find Haunts"
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 … Continue reading "The Right Way to Use Froggy’s Fog and Scents with Scott ‘Tater’ Lynd"
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 … Continue reading "The Halloween Experience: Bringing California Haunts to Your Living Room"
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 … Continue reading "Scare LA: Bringing Halloween and Haunted Attractions together in Los Angeles"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jul 12, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Living the Haunt Life with Haunters Daniel & Shawn Doepke"
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 … Continue reading "Operating an Outdoor Haunted Attraction with Eric Lowther (A Haunter’s Hangout Exclusive)"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jun 12, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "How To Run A Multi-Seasonal Haunted House with Kim’s Krypt"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jun 3, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Recruiting Scare Actors for Your Haunt with Allen Hopps"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
May 14, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Whats New at the Midwest Haunters Convention with Jen Braverman"
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 … Continue reading "Great Lakes FrightFest: More Than a Camping Retreat for Haunters"
In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we bring ‘some’ of the West Coast Haunt Events to you! In Salem, 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 … Continue reading "The West Coast Haunters Convention and Haunt X with Ed and Garrett"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Apr 17, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "What’s New for the National Haunter & Halloween Show in 2014"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Apr 1, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "LIVE From the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2014"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Mar 16, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "An Inside Look at ‘Fright Props’ with Doug Anderson"
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 … Continue reading "Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2014 with Ann Marie Gavinski"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Feb 21, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "The Haunter’s Hangout Hacks Into HaunTopic Radio!!"
In this episode of HaunTopic Radio we go international for the first time and meet up with a recognized UK horror author Anthony Crowley and Mark Lofthouse, the Director of Imagineering at AtmosFear Scare Entertainment. Anthony creates a chilling atmosphere for you and shares his journey as a Horror Author and some ideas you can … Continue reading "Horror in the UK: Mark Lofthouse from Scare Kingdom & Horror Author Anthony Crowley"
In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we get Dave Enloe from The Chamber Haunt/Scream in the Dark/The California Haunters Retreat on the mic to talk about Why Haunt Gatherings are Important, Advice For Starting Up our Haunt, and How Important is Marketing for Your Haunted House? Rich Christensen fills The Haunter’s Toolbox full of foam … Continue reading "The California Haunters Retreat and Talking Haunts with Dave Enloe"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Jan 18, 2014 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we kidnap our new HaunTopic Crew Member Rich Christensen for an hour and try to steal all of his Haunting secrets. We talk Home Haunting on a budget, Scare Acting Advice, and Growing Up Halloween. Rich has been a Halloween Enthusiast since he was younger and today he prides … Continue reading "Scare Acting at the Mystery Manor with Rich Christensen"
HAuNTcon, The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention, will be held in Houston, TX on January 23-28 and has teamed up with the Halloween & Expo Show for 2014! That means more Haunted House Tours, an Interactive Trade Show for Haunters, a weekend full of Education to make your Haunted Attraction successful, an over-the-top Costume … Continue reading "HAuNTcon 2014 and Making Your Haunted House Successful with Leonard Pickel"
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 … Continue reading "How to Make a Prop Controller and Use Automation Software with Lee Alder"
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 … Continue reading "Halloween Memories with Darryl and Brian (and a few extra guests)"
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 … Continue reading "Transworld Buys the Midwest Haunters Convention (Interview with Kelly Collins & Jen Braverman)"
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 … Continue reading "Haunted Attraction Reviews & How To Make Your Haunt Better with Onezumiverse"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Oct 30, 2013 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 great Halloween!! We will announce the winners of our October giveaway on November 6th. Stay tuned… Tracks Played in this episode: This is … Continue reading "Happy Halloween From Us to You (14 Spooky Tunes)"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Oct 19, 2013 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Shooting Zombies at Haunted Hollywood Sports with Mario Garit"
HaunTopic Radio: Halloween | Haunted House | Haunted Attractions | Home Haunts
Oct 8, 2013 ScaryVisions & dEdmonton
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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 … Continue reading "Foam Carving & Home Haunting Tips with The Davis Graveyard"
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 … Continue reading "The ScareHouse: Surviving the Horror Movie Inside the Haunted House"
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 … Continue reading "Keen Halloween: Putting the Culture and Creativity Back Into Halloween"