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Haunt Trends Episodes

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 9, 2023

Haunt Consultants: What to Look For & What to Avoid

Should you hire a consultant for your haunt, and how do you begin? Today, explains what makes a great consultant, things to avoid when hiring the right one, and why you might not even need one. If you want …

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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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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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Jan. 26, 2023

One Final Time at Containment Haunted House in Lithia Spring GA

Containment haunted house in Lithia Springs, Georgia, has closed its old location permanently, and today, we’ll visit the final show. opened its lithia springs location in 2016. The haunt is made from shipping...

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Jan. 13, 2023

From Haunts to Dreams: The New 360° Audio Experience SLEEPWALKR

Two haunters have pivoted to developing a 360° immersive audio experience called Hidden within a strip mall in San Gabriel, California, is The Sandmen Collective, a popular dream exhibitor. When entering, guests can choose...

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Dec. 22, 2022

Haunted Holidays at Frightworks in Powell, TN

Frightworks is a 13,000 sq ft indoor haunted house in Powell, Tennessee; they celebrated Haunted Christmas on December 9th and 10th and had a record-breaking 2022 season. We went on-location to see the Christmas show and speak with owner Rob …

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Dec. 15, 2022

A Haunted Christmas Carol at Containment Haunted House in Lithia Spri…

Now in its 8th season, in Lithia Springs, Georgia, just celebrated its 4th season of running a holiday haunt. The holiday haunt ran for four nights on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th. Today, we’ll speak with Joey...

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Dec. 7, 2022

Creative Visions to Update the Haunted Mine Drop in Glenwood Caverns

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs CO was home to the Haunted Mine Drop. Built on the side of a mountain, the ride drops you 120’ under the ground. The ride has been closed since a guest died on …

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Dec. 3, 2022

Haunt Season Post-mortem Mastermind: The Past, Present, & Future

Hear from 6 different haunts about the challenges they faced this season. This episode is courtesy of HaunTopic Radio and features a Haunter’s Toolbox Masterclass Recording; if you want to join future sessions, head over to

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Dec. 2, 2022

Nightmare on Edgewood’s 45th Season

Nightmare on Edgewood in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a large indoor facility with three haunted attractions. They were awarded both the Highest Rated Haunt in Indiana & Scariest Haunt in Indiana this year by The Scare Factor. Despite all that, they...

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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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Oct. 30, 2022

BONUS: Halloween Special from Green Tagged

Scott and Philip discuss the 2022 Halloween Season

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Oct. 27, 2022

BONUS: Marketing your Halloween Event

Scott and Philip take a break from the news to discuss marketing a Halloween event at your attraction.

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Oct. 27, 2022

Day 56: Reindeer Manor Halloween Park in Red Oak, TX

Now in its 49th Season, Reindeer Manor in Red Oak, Texas, is preparing to move to a new location after this season. Today, we’ll speak with Co-Owner Alex Lohman to learn about this year’s show, the reasons for the move, …

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