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March 24, 2023

Rotting pumpkins? Toxic FX is making waves, founded in 2017, creates Halloween masks, props, and novelties. Their rotting pumpkins have become iconic in the industry and this year, they received the vendor excellence award from the Haunted Attraction...

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March 17, 2023

Creature Trends with Allen Hopps and Stilt Beast Studios

Allen Hopps owns and is the Director of During this year’s, Allen brought several new costumes with an anti-reality theme, and he’s also been experimenting with...

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March 8, 2023

Translucent Urethane Rubber: How to use it in your Haunt, who just celebrated their successful 2nd year at the show, specializes in creating static props with translucent urethane rubber. Today, we’ll learn more about why that matters. Support for this episode comes from Gantom...

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Feb. 24, 2023

Fabrication Trends with Little Spider Creations

Little Spider Creations i based in South Carolina. Since their founding in 1991, they’ve designed and fabricated for everyone, from haunted houses to theme parks, industrial spaces, and retail. Because they sit at the...

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Feb. 23, 2023

Transworld Listenersode

At this year’s Transworld Show, quite a few listeners stopped by the booth to say hello. Today, we’re going to play messages from two of them. Support for this episode comes from Gantom Lighting and Controls. See what you’re missing …

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Feb. 9, 2023

The 2023 State of the Industry from the Haunted Attraction Association

Today, we’re playing the FULL 2023 State of the Industry Presentation from the Haunted Attraction Association. This was recorded live Friday, February 3rd, at 9 AM during Transworld’s Halloween and Attractions Show. The video version is available...

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Jan. 27, 2023

Trends in consumer-grade animatronics with Morris Costumes

Founded in 1960, is a wholesaler distributing tens of thousands of Halloween products. Over the years, they’ve become known for animatronics, and they debuted several new models at this year’s retail show. The...

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Nov. 25, 2022

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show adds Interactive Entertainm…

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show is the largest gathering of haunters in the world, and the annual show has moved up its timeline this year to February 2-5, 2023, in St Louis. The show also added a new Interactive Entertainment …

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Nov. 23, 2022

The Haunted Hotel Dark Ride comes to Funtown Splashtown in Saco, Maine

Set to open in 2023, Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco, Maine, has partnered with Sally Dark Rides to add the Whispering Pines Hotel to their property (AKA the Haunted Hotel dark ride). Four-passenger ride cars will move guests through 14 …

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Nov. 15, 2022

Preparing for IAAPA Expo 2022

Scott and Philip outline their plan for the annual IAAPA expo in Orlando.

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Sept. 6, 2022

4 Hot & New Haunts Coming to SoCal

Today – 4 SoCal haunts will present their 2022 plans – Bones Gulch, Fright Nights at Alesmith, Castle Dark, and Fear Farm. This presentation was recorded live during Midsummer Scream. Follow along to our Hauntathon:...

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Sept. 4, 2022

Reign of Terror Haunted House: A Retrospective

Reign of Terror Haunted House in Thousand Oaks CA is one the longest-running independent haunted attractions in Sothern California. Their journey has been anything but easy. In this presentation recorded during Midsummer Scream, founder Bruce Stanton...

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Sept. 3, 2022

Shaqtoberfest, Delusion, & the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group has a large footprint in SoCal. This year, Delusion and the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride are returning, plus the team has a new event in Long Beach – SHAQTOBERFEST. We’ll learn all about in this panel …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse at The Winchester Mystery House

Today, the Winchester Mystery House took to the stage during Midsummer Scream to discuss their 2022 Halloween plans, and we’re playing the presentation for you. After a two-year hiatus, Winchester Mystery House presents a new terrifying chapter,...

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Sept. 1, 2022

Day 1: Previewing Halloween Horror Nights with John Murdy

This is day 1 of our 61-day Hauntathon! Today we’ll hear from John Murdy about the design process for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, live from Midsummer Scream. This is the full panel presentation, and includes...

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