Haunt Weekly

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

239 episodes of Haunt Weekly since the first episode, which aired on December 5th, 2015.

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 23 - A-Maze-ing Failure

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 22 - Haunted Attractions and Horror Video Games

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 21 - Finding and Recruiting Actors

    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 ...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 20 - March / April News

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 19 - Hell Houses

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 18 - The Worst Haunt Ever

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 17 - Ethics in Haunting

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 16 - February / March News

    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,...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 15 - Baby Got Backstory

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2016  |  54 mins 27 secs

    Backstory. Not every haunt has one, not every haunt needs one, but if you're looking for a great, free way to improve your customer's experience and your marketing, it's a great place to start.
    However, not all backstories are created equal and even gre...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 14 - Talking About Tech

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2016  |  52 mins 39 secs

    Though tech has become an important part of almost every industry, it's been playing a unique role in the haunt industry for nearly 50 years. 
    What started off as parlor tricks meant to impress and woo crowds has slowly turned into an integral part of ha...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 13 - The Core Haunt Crew (Krewe?)

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2016  |  52 mins 29 secs

    It's a simple fact of haunting, while everyone loves scaring the ever-loving hell out of the customers, there's a lot more that goes into a haunt than just putting on a costume and scaring people.
    So this begs a simple question: How many hats do you have...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 12 - January / February News

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2016  |  50 mins

    12 is divisible by 4 so that means it's time for us to do the news!
    While February might not seem like a time bustling with news for the haunted attraction industry we have a couple of major stories this week as we learn of one year-around haunt closing ...