Lake Hickory Haunts
(Hickory, North Carolina) released their 2022 Halloween season schedule
. The haunt will operate for 20 nights from September 17th to November 5th. Special events include photo-ops with the original screen-used Jeepers Creepers movie truck and Creepers Cousin meet & greet on October 14th & 15th. October 21st & 22nd will feature special photo-ops with the original Green Goblin head from Maximum Overdrive - signature card included with admission. Tickets are on sale now starting at $30-$38 for General Admission, $45-$54 for Fast Pass, and $65-$68 for VIP Pass.
has posted a variety of job listings in the themed entertainment field
. Companies that are currently hiring include: Animax Designs (Nashville, TN), Disguise (London, UK; Los Angeles, CA; Quebec, Canada; New York, NY), Electrosonic (Abu Dhabi, UAE; UK; USA), Denver Zoo (Denver, CO), FORREC (Toronto, Canada), Gateway Arch Park Foundation (St. Louis, MO), Intamin (Schaan, Lichtenstein), Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, CA), PGAV Destinations (St. Louis, MO), Rousch (Orlando, FL), RWS Entertainment Group (New York, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Remote), and TechMDinc (Burbank, CA).The American Horrorplex
(Louisville, Kentucky) is currently hiring scareactors
for their 2022 season. Actors/Actresses (18+ years old) will be trained by award-winning staff members to scare and entertain thousands of fans each weekend this fall. Benefits include employee discounts, meals, and on-the-job training.
Recently Home Depot
has become a hot-spot for Halloween yard decorations with hits like their 12ft skeletons. While their collections do not typically go on sale until July, there has been a leaked preview of the Home Depot 2022 lineup
. Those 12ft skeletons will be receiving new friends this year - a 12ft Werewolf with sounds and light-up eyes and 12ft animated Witch. Other Halloween highlights include a "life-sized" Oogie Boogie and 15ft glowing Graveyard Phantom. It is important to note that these leaked items are not part of an official press release, and therefore subject to changes in design and price until official announcements are made. They do, however, give insight into the company's plans and provide a little inspiration to home haunters and Halloween enthusiasts as they start to think about their upcoming displays. Stiltbeast Studios debuted their new Stiltbeast Boo-tanicals line
at this year's TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show. The line features costumes, props, puppets, and more featuring a nature-oriented theme. From a Pan
costume, fungus zombies, a nature witch, and the "Vineling", all the offerings have a plant and botanical theme. Unfortunately, orders for the 2022 haunt season closed with a very successful TransWorld show, however, keep a lookout as if they run ahead of their delivery schedule, they may open orders back up for a small window later in the Spring/Summer.
For over 20 years, Ghost Ride Productions
has created hyper-realistic props for the haunted attraction industry. In a recent Haunted Attraction Network interview
, Michael Chaille of Ghost Ride Productions discussed the company's history, featured products for 2022
, and supply chain difficulties of the past year. Orders for the 2022 Halloween season have been filling up fast - as of March 18th, first-come, first-serve ship dates had already reached early August. Be sure to place your order soon if you would like products to arrive in time for your haunt season.
It was "the year of the pumpkin"
for NightScream Studios
during this year's TransWorld's Halloween & Attraction Show. In an interview with the Haunted Attraction Network, NightScream Studios' Rodney Geffert said that the company's new Evil Pumpkin wall panels
were by far this year's most popular product, with waitlist orders beginning by mid-day Friday of the event. NightScream Studios tries to ship all products by June 15th, so orders must be placed early in the year to guarantee delivery. NightScream Studios' quality, customer service, and dedication has been noted in the industry, with the company receiving one of this year's HAA OSCARES Vendor Excellence Awards.
The next Fear Expo Live
event will take place this Thursday, April 7th at 8:00 p.m. EDT: "Vendor Spotlight with Dan Henry of Henry Monster Designs"
. Tune in live at Fear Expo's Facebook page