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Haunt Weekly is a weekly podcast about the haunted attraction industry from the smallest home haunt to the largest event haunt. We talk about management, operation, tactics and more!

August 15, 2017

Haunt Weekly - Episode 89 - What Haunters Can Learn from Pro Wrestling

To those who are not and never have been fans of pro wrestling, it can seem silly. That's partly because it is, but, then again, so is haunting a lot of time. Just because something is silly doesn't mean it isn't also very serious.

But, most importantly, professional wrestling is both a form of storytelling and a form of acting that is easy to overlook. As an industry built on non-traditional storytelling and acting, it's worth taking a moment to see what lessons we can learn.

So, with that in mind, we take a deep dive into the world of professional lesson and what haunters can/should learn from it.

This Week's Episode Includes:

  1. Important Announcement About Halloween and Hauntfest
  2. Conference Reminders
  3. Update on the Den of Fear Haunted House Video Request
  4. Update on the Don't Be a Monster Auction
  5. Why We're Looing at Professional Wrestling
  6. Storytelling Through Action
  7. Selling a Move (or Injury)
  8. Bumping (Taking Hits)
  9. Use of Hope Spots and False Finishes
  10. Promos
  11. Hyping Up Events
  12. The Dangers of Targeting One Audience
  13. Exploring Alternate Business Models

All in all, there's a lot to go through this week so this is definitely one episode you do not want to miss!

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