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 43 - Actor Training

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 42 - Online Ticketing

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 41 - Women in Haunting #3

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 40 - August / September News

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 39 - Paid vs. Unpaid Actors

    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...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 38 - Women in Haunting #2

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2016  |  53 mins 53 secs

    This week on Haunt Weekly, we are returning to the subject of women in haunting and have a great conversation with Neena Collins of the Scareatorium in Columbus, OH. 

    Neena's story is, in many ways, not the typical one for a haunter. Though she was brou...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 37 - Our Haunt Nightmares

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2016  |  56 mins 27 secs

    We run one haunt, we've acted in several and we've been through countless. The vast, vast majority of our haunt experience has been completely safe, wonderful and fun.
    This is not about those experiences.
    There have been a few times that the horror of th...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 36 - July / August News

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2016  |  39 mins 56 secs

    Yes folks it's another episode divisible by four and that means it is time to do the news!
    We ended the show a little bit early this week. misestimating the amount of time we needed to talk about each of the stories. However, it's still a VERY busy time ...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 35 - Guerrilla Marketing

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2016  |  54 mins 40 secs

    This week on Haunt Weekly, we are putting my degree to some use and talking about guerrilla marketing. 

    Guerrilla marketing is one of the most popular topics not just at haunted attraction conventions, but all small business conventions. However, most b...

  • Huant Weekly - Episode 34 - Women in Haunting #1

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2016  |  52 mins 43 secs

    This week on Haunt Weekly, we're doing something a little bit different. 

    As we've discussed in some of the recent episodes, we're wanting to start a series on women in haunting where we discuss the experiences and challenges women face in the haunt ind...

  • Episode 33: Haunt Weekly Episode 33 - Haunt Reviews

    Episode  |  July 18th, 2016  |  55 mins 7 secs

    With the recent news in our industry, we've been thinking more about haunt reviews in general and the tense relationship between haunters and reviewers.

    The truth is we have a very unique culture when it comes to reviews. Many haunters seem to dislike h...

  • Haunt Weekly - Episode 32 - June / July News

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2016  |  50 mins 38 secs

    Yes everyone it's another multiple of four and that means it's time to do the news!

    This time, however, things are a little bit different. We start off this week talking about the recent controversy involving Ohio Valley Haunts. While it's rough that we...