This time on Haunt Weekly, it's all about the news! That's right, it's an episode that's divisible by four and that means we're taking a look at all of the latest and greatest news in the haunted attraction/entertainment industry.
And boy do we have a lot this week. We start off with some coverage of "Halfoween" that showcases just how big the Halloween and haunted attraction industry has grown and then we shift our focus to this week's big story and a battle over the trademark for the term "Haunted House" as it applies to video games.
We then have a pair of theme park updates as we learn the fate of the iconic "Tower of Terror" at Disneyland and the next attraction coming to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando.
We then have a couple of special engages as McKamey Manor hosts a one-day event in New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan Art Gallery has a special exhibit featuring a recreation of the house from "Psycho".
We then wrap things up with some new openings including a Tim Burton-themed bar in New York, a new haunted attraction in Portugal and yet another escape room opening up near Detroit.
All in all, this is one news episode you do NOT want to miss.
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In the meantime, here's what's in this week's episode:
- IntroThank You HaunTopic!Conference RemindersHalloween is a $7.5 Billion Year-Round IndustryZombie Company Atari Wants Exclusive Rights to Make Haunted House GamesDisneyland's Tower of Terror is Turning into a Guardians of the Galaxy RideThe Exorcist Will Haunt Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood and OrlandoMcKamey Manor's New Horror Experience 'Dystopia' Headed to East Coast'Psycho' House Has Been Re-created on the Met Museum's RoofGin and BeetlejuiceA Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of a Dark RidePortugal Haunted House Show Seeks Shivers and Shrieks in Freaky TourNew haunted attraction 'Escape Block X' opening in Westland