How to Reopen Your Haunt During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fear Factory, the first haunt to reopen, discusses its strategies Right

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5 Enormous Halloween Events Cancel Plans

While one haunt has reopened, Disney’s Halloween Party, Kennywood Halloween events, and Eastern Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls announce canceled

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Fear Factory Haunted House Successfully Reopens

Tickets sold out for the May 29 “Halfway to Halloween” Event at Fear Factory in Salt Lake City On May 29, 2020, Salt Lake City’s ​Fear Factory became the

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Twilight Actors Visits 2019 Spirit of Halloweentown Festival in St. Helens, Oregon

Twilight Actors Visits 2019 Spirit of Halloweentown Festival in St. Helens, Oregon

Peter Facinelli, who played Dr. Carlisle Cullen in “Twilight,” will light the city’s giant Halloween pumpkin at

FunkO’s Oogie Boogie and Ursula Cereals Provide Fuel for Haunters

FunkO’s Oogie Boogie and Ursula Cereals Provide Fuel for Haunters

Oogie Boogie FunkO’s Cereal Coming to Spirit Halloween and Spencer’s September 2019 Wondering what to



The Power of Diversity in Your Haunted Attraction

Use Diversity in your team, in your scares, within your industry, and in your products to strengthen your haunt. By Scott Swenson Welcome to the dark. This


Don’t Panic, Pivot Your Haunt

Creative strategies for haunts and haunters to move through the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge on their feet. by Scott Swenson Episode 42 of my podcast, A


Marketing Your Haunted Attraction After a Pandemic

Strategies from FearWorm Hauntvertising for how to market your attraction during a post-pandemic Halloween season By HaunTopic Radio When a global crisis

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So Now What? Haunted Attractions COVID-19 Edition

This unprecedented situation provides an opportunity for haunts and haunters to become more creative and support one another. This blog is based on Episode

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Use Mobile Horror Experiences to Expand Your Haunt Brand

Use mobile, remote, horror experiences to keep connected to your guests and expand your brand. ​ By HaunTopic Radio Each year, we should be adding

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Bootstrap Your Haunt – a Guide to Saving Time and Money

Tips and tricks to save time and money on building or upgrading your haunted attraction. By Brian Foreman and Darryl Plunkie Time and money are the two

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The February Meeting to Prepare for Your October Haunt

Get started early in the year to be better prepared for the Halloween season Welcome again to my blog, this one based on episode 40 of my A Scott in the

Year-Round Haunting

An Ode to Year-Round Haunting

The general manager of Haunted Mayfield Manor talks about the great hurricane of 1900 and women in haunting. This blog is based on episode 191 of our Haunt

Aroma Prime — the Source for Uncommon Scents

The Source for Uncommon Scents for Haunts

Mikey interviews Florentina of Aroma Prime about those weird smells at scare attractions. Hi, it’s Mikey, and this blog is based on episode 145 of


HAuNTcon 2020 – a Weekend in New Orleans

Seminars, a panel discussion, and chats with folks from Dark Woods and Raybourn Creative I recorded Episode 39 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast at the