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,...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Episode | February 14th, 2016 | 54 mins 34 secs
When opening up a haunt, one of the first questions that has to be answered is whether the haunt will be a touch or a no touch haunt.
This decision is crucial because it affects nearly every decision that will come later including the design of the haunt...
Episode | February 7th, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
This week on Haunt weekly, we make our triumphant return from HAuNTcon and present our thorough recap including a breakdown of the classes we attended and some of the highlights of what we learned.
As a result, this episode has a little bit of everyth...