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Aug. 9, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for August 9th

Idaho Halloween & Horror Con is this weekend, August 12-14, 2022, in Boise, ID; Registration is OPEN for TransWorld's Halloween &…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Earnings from Universal and Cedar Fair, Plus Tokyo Disney Ticketing C…

Coming up, we’re discuss the earnings reports from Universal and Cedar Fair – plus changing ticketing policies at Tokyo Disney. S…

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Aug. 6, 2022

The Best, Cheap Ways to Promote Your Haunted Attraction

We’re covering the top 13 cheap ways to promote your haunted attraction. On August 2nd, Brian and Philip taught a free class for …

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Aug. 4, 2022

Spooky Music in Visual Media: Live from Midsummer Scream 2022

Coming up, discover how music supervisors select tunes that appear in spooky TV shows, movies, and even commercials. This is the …

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Aug. 4, 2022

Composers of the Apocalypse: Live from Midsummer Scream 2022

In this episode you’ll learn about the history, process, and musical challenges behind some of the most iconic horror film soundt…

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Aug. 3, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for August 2nd

This week’s news: The Weeknd is joining forces with Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights to inspire all-new, terrifying hau…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Should we be talking about a recession?

Today we discuss the CDC lifting restrictions for Cruise Ships; Hong Kong Disneyland Resort enhancing cast benefits; GDP data fan…

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July 29, 2022

The Best Way to Surprise and Delight Your Superfans This Halloween Se…

Coming up, Scott Swenson explains why you should design easter eggs into your haunt to engage your superfans. Apply for our Haunt…

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July 28, 2022

The NOPE Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood

Today, we’re joined by Horrorbuzz founder Norm Gibney to discuss NOPE and the in-person immersive event that universal put on to …

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July 27, 2022

Visiting Spooky Friends at San Diego Comic Con 2022

Today we’ll hear from three haunters at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 vending. Featured in this episode: Garner Holt, President of Gar…

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July 26, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for July 26th

Midsummer Scream takes place this weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center; Reaper's Realm Haunted Farm and Trail is set to re…

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July 26, 2022

Knott’s Chaperone Policy, ICON Theme Recall, and Universal Japan Hall…

Scott and Philip go on an extended discussion about chaperone policies at your attraction and preparing for violence in the Fall …

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July 22, 2022

Within Our Walls: A New Voyeuristic Horror Experience in Glendale

We’re going on-location to hear how one haunter created a new unsettling piece of immersive theatre called Within Our Walls.

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July 21, 2022

HAUNTED Christmas in July: Hall of Yuletide Spirits

We’re celebrating HAUNTED Christmas in July with a tour through the Hall of Yuletide Spirits.

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July 20, 2022

Texas Haunters Convention: The 2022 recap

The Texas Haunters Convention was this past weekend in Mesquite, and we went on location to find out how it went. Scott Freeman a…

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July 19, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for July 19th

Valley Fright Nights opens at LA Pierce College this weekend; Land of Illusion's Haunted Scream Park announces 2022 Entertainment…

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July 18, 2022

Dark Nights at Hersheypark, Lego Monster Party, & Nope

This week: Hersheypark announces Dark Nights Halloween event with haunted houses and Scare Zones; Legoland's Lego Monster Party r…

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July 15, 2022

Are you making these customer service mistakes at your Haunt?

This episode, courtesy of The Scare Factor, is all about Customer Service Pet Peeves that these professional reviewers see at hau…

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July 14, 2022

Touring Max’s Nasty House in North Hollywood

We’re going on-location to Max’s Nasty House, a new immersive production from Ballview Entertainment held at the Brickhouse Theat…

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July 14, 2022

What John Carpenter’s Legacy Can Teach You About Making Monsters

“Man is the Warmest Place to Hide" opened June 25th at Sugarmynt Gallery to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Thing and pays …

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July 13, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for July 12th

The Texas Haunters Convention takes place this weekend - July 16th & 17th; Son of Monsterpalooza returns to Burbank October 14th …

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July 11, 2022

Flying Cellphones, Oogie Boogie Sells Out, and Nope Arrives

This week we’re sticking to I-5 for a few stories including girl injured by flying cellphone, Oogie Boogie Bash has sold out, Uni…

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July 9, 2022

How To: Lighting Texture and Lighting Transition Effects For Your Hau…

Today, we have two lighting tips for you from Julia at Gantom Lighting. The first is how to add texture using what you already ha…

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July 8, 2022

Scare Actor Training: The Essential Guide

Coming up, a step-by-step process to prepare your scare actors for this season. No matter your haunt’s size, there’s something fo…

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