Episode | November 14th, 2016 | 51 mins 47 secs
As the season winds down we turn our attention to one of the more bizarre but yet common traditions in our industry: Blackout or flashlight nights.
The idea is fairly straightforward, take a haunt that has had countless hours of time and attention to det...
Episode | November 7th, 2016 | 59 mins 59 secs
As we wrap up the 2016 haunt season, we're taking a moment to reflect on one of our favorite trends that we saw in our area: Interactive haunts.
While there's a lot of overlap between interactive and artisanal haunts, mainstream haunts are also getting ...
Episode | October 31st, 2016 | 46 mins 19 secs
Hope that your season has been going well and that both the screams and the dollars are flowing well this year. It's certainly been a busy one for us and we've been very fortunate to not only have a great run so far with our small haunt,...
Episode | October 24th, 2016 | 55 mins 38 secs
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 haun...
Episode | October 17th, 2016 | 1 hr 3 mins
This week on Haunt Weekly, we're bringing back Japes Palles on the show to finish up his conversation about actors with a discussion about actor management. It's a crucial topic for a haunt of any size but doubly so for larger haunts.
So how do you her...
Episode | October 10th, 2016 | 55 mins 34 secs
This week on Haunt Weekly, we're taking a look back at our season so far. With our Halloween season about halfway over, we decided to take a look back at the season so far and reminisce about the 8 haunts we've visited and what haunters can learn from th...
Episode | October 3rd, 2016 | 53 mins 18 secs
We're pretty sure most people have figured out what the focus of this week's episode is. It's about the FearVR story and, to be frank, we don't have any good answers here. Still, we talk at great length about the story and how our industry made internati...
Episode | September 26th, 2016 | 57 mins 45 secs
When it comes to actors, every haunt wants to know three things: Where to find them, how to train them and why they stay or leave.
Japes Palles may not be able to help much with the first item, but he has 14 years of experience with the other two. This i...
Episode | September 19th, 2016 | 54 mins 12 secs
It's that most wonderful time of the year, the time where haunts are opening up and we get to go to a few of our own!
That, however, means buying tickets and, for a lot of the haunts, that means buying tickets online.
Unfortunately though, buying ticke...
Episode | September 12th, 2016 | 50 mins 15 secs
This week on Haunt Weekly we are revisiting our Women in Haunting series but this one is a bit different. Our interviewee this week e is local to us and had a very negative experience with her attempt to enter into the haunt industry.
While her experienc...
Episode | September 5th, 2016 | 53 mins 9 secs
Yes indeed, it's another episode that's divisible by four and that means it's time again to do the news!
It's a bit of a downer this go around as we have stories of one major haunted attraction that will be shuttering its doors in the new year and anothe...
Episode | August 29th, 2016 | 54 mins 20 secs
To pay? Or not to pay? That is the question.
As haunts across the nation begin to recruit actors the question about pay will inevitably arise as actors and owners alike will try to decide what they want and what is best for them.
The truth is this: There...