Episode 181

Haunt Weekly - Episode 181 - The First Room


May 20th, 2019

49 mins 51 secs

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About this Episode

The common logic when it comes to building a haunted house is that you put most of your energy, detail and work into the first room and the last room. The idea is that these are the rooms that will be the most memorable to your customers.

But is that really true? In thinking about first rooms we've seen we struggled to remember many. That said though, the first room does play a key role in a haunt and you definitely need to put some time and energy in finding the approach that's right for you.

On that note, we're taking a deep dive into that first room (or scene) and examining what it takes to make a great first room.

This Week's Episode Includes:

  1. Intro
  2. Conference Reminders
  3. The Myth of Hyper Importance
  4. Approach 1: The Rules Room
  5. Approach 2: Interactive Room
  6. Approach 3: Spectacle
  7. Approach 4: A Show
  8. Approach 5: Dead Space
  9. Approach 6: Just a Room
  10. Which Approach is Best
  11. Conclusions

All in all, this is one jam packed episode that you do NOT want to miss!