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Sept. 10, 2022

Day 10: Santa Ana Haunt

Coming up, home haunts are a huge part of Halloween and today we’ll learn what Santa Ana Haunt has planned for their Halloween Season. Follow along to our Hauntathon: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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Sept. 9, 2022

Day 9: Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery IL

Coming up, We’re going on-location to Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL to learn about their 2022 season. Massacre is known for its large sets and dramatic yearly renovations. We’ll hear all about it from owner Ryan Burke. Follow along …

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Sept. 8, 2022

Day 8: The Fear PDX in Portland OR

What does The Fear PDX have planned for their 10th season? We’ll find out. We’re going on-location to The Fear PDX in Portland, Oregon. We’ll hear from the owners and team about why haunting is important to them. Follow along …

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Sept. 8, 2022

Day 7: Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin IL

Evil Intentions In Elgin, IL is Planning For A Killer 2022 - What Do They Have Up Their Sleeve? We’ll find out. Evil Intentions is known for its ‘jungle gym’ rooms filled with actors choreographed to original music. Today we’ll …

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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. 5, 2022

The Scare City Experience opens at Camelot Theme Park

Scare City Experience is a 2 hour long, 2KM horror trail set within the abandoned Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire. This episode is courtesy of our partners in the UK – ScareTrack – and you’ll hear Mikey interviewing Paul Butterworth …

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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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Aug. 31, 2022

How To Stay Scare Ready this Haunt Season

Today's episode is about staying healthy, so you make it through the end of the Halloween Season. Haunt Acting is tough work, and these tips will help keep you in top scaring shape so you can stick it out at …

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Aug. 30, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for August 30th

Horror Buzz & Haunted Attraction Network will present a new Passport to Fear event on October 7th featuring Terror Vault's newest show, The Summoning; Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to Griffith Park select nights September 23rd - October 31st;...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Disney is Learning, Seaworld Orlando’s Halloween

Disney is listening to guest reactions and is adjusting several policies, including Magic Keys and reservations. Plus, Year 2 of Seaworld Orlando’s Howl-o-Scream demonstrates an impressive amount of story cohesion. Subscribe to all our offerings:...

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Aug. 26, 2022

Avoid These Special FX Failures in Your Haunt

Are you making these Special FX mistakes? Find out. This episode is about Special FX Pet Peeves that The Scare Factor teams see while reviewing haunted attractions. This episode is hosted by Tyler & Nora Proffet, Bryan Oates, and Tiphennie …

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Aug. 25, 2022

Art’s Sideshow, a new horror prop gallery in Montclair CA

A group of haunters has made a new horror prop gallery in Montclair, CA and we’re going to the soft opening. Art’s Sideshow is a new horror prop gallery in Montclair, CA. The experience allows guests to have fun taking …

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Aug. 24, 2022

How To Integrate Halloween into any Attraction

Today, Scott Swenson will discuss integrating Halloween into attractions of all sizes and shapes, such as Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, Restaurants, and Retail locations. For haunters, take these ideas to a local attraction to create a new experience. For...

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Aug. 24, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for August 23rd

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando announces its full lineup of new mazes; Jordan Peel's "Nope" and "Us" join the expanded Terror Tram at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood; Halloween Horror Nights returns to Singapore after a two-year hiatus; Fright Fest...

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Aug. 22, 2022

The Demise of Cable, Shutdowns, and Chaperone Policies

For the first time, streaming outperformed cable & broadcast TV; Shanghai factories are shut down again due to record heat waves; Both Knott’s and Universal Orlando test chaperone policies to curb violence at their parks in preparation for Halloween....

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Aug. 19, 2022

Talking Inflation, Staffing, and Supply Chain with the HAA Board

A LIVE discussion with three Haunted Attraction Association Board Members on the toughest challenges facing haunts this Halloween Season.

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Aug. 18, 2022

Year 2 of the Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention

The 2nd annual Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention was last weekend In Boise, Idaho, and we went to learn more.

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Aug. 18, 2022

What is the Chamber of Haunters?

The Chamber of Haunters held its annual member meeting last month during the Texas Haunters Convention – we’ll catch up with the president to learn about the organization’s future.

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Aug. 16, 2022

Haunted Attraction Industry News for August 16th

Howl-O-Scream Returns to 4 cities; Universal Unveils The Reaping; Six Flags sees revenue decline; Disney surpasses predictions during latest earnings; CityWalk at Universal Orlando has implemented a 9 p.m. curfew for guests ages 17 and under on Friday...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Earnings: Six Flags Lags while Disney Exceeds Predictions

More earnings reports are out, and we'll compare and contrast Six Flags with Disney. Despite record attendance at its competitors, Six Flags is losing crowds. The chain will attempt to copy the Disney playbook, despite having assets that don't align...

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Aug. 12, 2022

How CalHauntS Created Midsummer Estates

We’ll learn about how CalHaunts created “Midsummer Estates,” the immersive entryway experience for this year’s Hall of Shadows at Midsummer Scream. Midsummer Scream stands out from other conventions because of its Hall of Shadows. The ‘Hall of...

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