There's been a growing trend across the country, one that's only recently reached our neck of the woods, of small "artisanal" haunts popping up every Halloween season.
Whether they're run by artist spaces, theater groups or circus performers, these haunts are built by non-haunters, are smaller, cheaper and have shorter runs than larger, mainstream attractions.
However, these spaces can be very important for the industry. The lower risk environment allows them to experiment and try things larger haunts can't. They can also provide new experiences and draw new people into haunted attractions.
But these haunts also come risks. Fire code and safety issues seem to be legion and many push the boundaries of what is a haunted attraction, possibly impacting audience expectations.
So, in this episode we take a deep dive into these artisanal haunts and even explain why I can now spell "artisanal" right on every try.
This week's episode includes:
- Conference RemindersDefining Artisanal HauntsWhy Are They Becoming Popular?Advantages of Artisanal HauntsDisadvantages/Concerns of Artisanal HauntsOur Visits So FarWhy They Are Important