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Aug. 11, 2022

A Retrospective: 30 Years of Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre

Part walk down memory lane and part exploration of art – we’ll sit down with the creators of Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre to discuss their past 30 years.

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Aug. 10, 2022

A Chat with the Hocus Pocus Cast

Coming up, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! We’ll hear from the cast as they reflect on the movie’s legacy. It’s been 29 years since Hocus Pocus was released and 30 years since the Filming. The film originally was …

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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 & Attractions Show 2023; Guests at Universal Studios Florida can get their photo etched onto a mausoleum monument in the...

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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. Subscribe to all our offerings: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

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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 the Haunter’s Toolbox Group members. This is the full recording of that class, covering the topics of …

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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 first 30 minutes of “Spooky Music in Visual” which took place on the 2nd Stage this past Saturday, July …

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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 soundtracks of all time. This is the full panel presentation “COMPOSERS OF THE APOCALYPSE” from the Main Stage this past …

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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 haunted houses based on his record-breaking “After Hours” album. Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream (Tampa, Florida) has announced...

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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 fanning concerns about a U.S. recession; and why Meta’s Profit is down 36%. Subscribe to all our offerings:...

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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 Hauntathon before July 29th ( http://hauntathon.info/ ) and Subscribe to all our offerings:...

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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 launch the film.

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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 Garner Holt Productions; Doug P'gosh, Creative Director of Retro-a-go-go; Tabitha Barron, Composite Effects. Apply for our...

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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 reopen for 2022; The new horror escape room "The Weeping Witch" comes to Cross Roads Escape Games this August; …

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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 Season. Then, we discuss the ICON park theme recall and the new Halloween announcements from Universal Studios Japan....

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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 and Culley Franks explain why this year was the best yet for the show. Apply for our …

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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 Schedule; Southern Screams is coming to Holy City Brewing September 30th - October 31st; Escape the Madness opened in...

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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 returns; Nope Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood. Subscribe to all our offerings:...

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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 haunts. Listen to hear what they are and tactics for how to address them. Subscribe to all our offerings:...

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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 Theatre in North Hollywood.

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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 tribute to the 1980s filmography of director John Carpenter.

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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 - 16th; The next Haunted Attraction Association Zoom Mixer takes place July 28th at 8:00 p.m. EDT; Applications are …

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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, Universal Studios Hollywood adds ‘Nope’ Jupiter’s Claim set to Studio Tour, and United has expanded their pilot program. …

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