Episode | June 6th, 2016 | 53 mins 15 secs
This week on Haunt Weekly, we have something very special for you. We brought in a good friend of ours, Dawn, to talk about her experiences with Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Dawn is a 10 year veteran of Universal Studios and ...
Episode | May 30th, 2016 | 56 mins 21 secs
When people start thinking about opening a haunt, there's one decision that they usually make almost subconsciously: Whether the haunt will be indoor or outdoor.
Very few haunts, it seem, seriously consider changing their path in this regard. Most peopl...
Episode | May 23rd, 2016 | 53 mins 16 secs
Pretty much every haunt has had to kick out a drunk and belligerent customer. It's a part of the industry that few like to talk about but everyone is familiar with.
This is part of why the haunt industry's relationship with alcohol is so strained. Being...
Episode | May 16th, 2016 | 52 mins 48 secs
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 ...
Episode | May 9th, 2016 | 52 mins 1 sec
Maze attractions are great. For many, nothing says Halloween more than a corn maze in the dead of a brisk October night.
However, many haunted houses incorporate mazes into their attractions, rather than making them standalone. The idea is simple enough...
Episode | May 2nd, 2016 | 55 mins 24 secs
Many haunted attractions bill themselves as an interactive horror movie. Why should one simply watch a film when they can be a part of it?
But on that front haunted attractions have some strong competition in the form of horror video games, which actuall...
Episode | April 24th, 2016 | 53 mins 25 secs
For all of the planning, building and other work that goes into a haunted attraction, haunts inevitably run on actors. It's the people in the haunt that make or break it.
But recruiting and keeping good actors is no simple matter. Virtually every haunt ...
Episode | April 17th, 2016 | 51 mins 43 secs
Haunt Weekly fans it's time once again to do the news, this time for the fifth time.
This week's episode starts on a bit of a down note as we get dueling reminders about the importance of safety when working on and acting in a haunted attractions. We the...
Episode | April 10th, 2016 | 55 mins 29 secs
Religion and haunted attractions have always been a strange mixture. Sure haunts have long had exorcism rooms and themes surrounding the devil, but typically haunts have avoided straying too far into to the religious.
But while haunting has been relucta...
Episode | April 3rd, 2016 | 55 mins 45 secs
The two of us have been blessed with our haunt experiences, nearly every single time we've been through a haunt we have enjoyed ourselves or, at the very least, had something great to take away.
We've been able to tour some of the greatest haunts in the...
Episode | March 27th, 2016 | 55 mins 22 secs
Haunters have always had a strange fascination with evil.
We love using the fear of evil to build a mood and get scares in customers. Our attractions regularly feature grizzly murders, demonic creatures, inhuman villains and much, much more. We even ad...
Episode | March 20th, 2016 | 53 mins 1 sec
Rejoice Haunt Weekly lovers it is time for our fourth news episode as we get you caught up on all of the things going on in the haunted attraction industry.
While it's true that the ides of march (or close to it) is far from peak season for haunt news,...