Haunt Weekly

A podcast about haunted houses, Halloween and the haunted attraction industry.

About the show

Haunt Weekly is a weekly podcast about the haunted attraction industry from the smallest home haunt to the largest event haunt.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 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 ...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 11 - Touch vs. No Touch Haunts

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 10 -HAuNTcon Recap

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 9 - Distract and Startle

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2016  |  55 mins 2 secs

    This week on Haunt Weekly, we are at HAuNTcon. However, since the conference is ongoing you'll have to wait until next week for our wrap up and other wonderful content.
    However, we aren't ones to disappoint, we have a great show this week as we bring on ...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 8 - HAuNTcon & December/January News

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2016  |  53 mins

    It's that time again! Another month has passed and it's time for us to cover the news. This week's episode is mostly about the biggest story in the haunted attraction industry this month: HAuNTcon. 
    We will be in attendance at HAuNTcon (one of us will be...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 7 - Basic Actor Scares

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2016  |  56 mins 10 secs

    The most common question actors have when they start a new role is "What do you want me to do?" 

    Sadly, the answer isn't always straightforward. Sometimes, what the haunt owner or supervisor wants is not necessarily what is best for that actor or the r...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 6 - Haunted Attraction Websites

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2016  |  56 mins 19 secs

    Websites. Your haunt has to have one. So how do you make sure your website doesn't suck? 

    Here at Haunt Weekly the only thing we've done more than build haunts is develop websites and it's time for us to have a serious sit down about this issue because...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 5 - Price Differentiation (VIP Lines & Coupons)

    Episode  |  January 3rd, 2016  |  53 mins 39 secs

    It's time to talk some business.

     When it comes to running your haunt, you're trying to operate a year-round business that's only open for about 6 weeks. You need to attract as many customers as possible and bring in as much money from each of them tha...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 4 - November/December News and Christmas Stuff

    Episode  |  December 27th, 2015  |  50 mins 12 secs

    It's episode 4 of Haunt Weekly and that means it is time to get caught up on the news! 

    We have a lot to go over this week as we're covering all of the news stories from early November to mid-December, meaning we have six full weeks of stories to go th...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 3 - Basic Haunt Construction & Design

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2015  |  57 mins 2 secs

    Previously we discussed haunt safety much but now we get to the nitty gritty: How to build and design a haunt.

    Obviously, this is too much to unpack in one episode so think of this as a whirlwind tour the basics of haunt construction and design. Why co...