Episode 89

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


August 15th, 2017

54 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

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:

    Important Announcement About Halloween and Hauntfest
    Conference Reminders
    Update on the Den of Fear Haunted House Video Request
    Update on the Don't Be a Monster Auction
    Why We're Looing at Professional Wrestling
    Storytelling Through Action
    Selling a Move (or Injury)
    Bumping (Taking Hits)
    Use of Hope Spots and False Finishes
    Hyping Up Events
    The Dangers of Targeting One Audience
    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!