ADA Tips For Haunts


Hi, Scott Swenson here from Scott in the Dark Periodic Podcast for Haunters, and today’s Haunt hack is all about making certain that guests who happen to have disabilities can fully enjoy our haunted attractions. Listen Here   Scott Isn’t An ADA Expert, And Why He Uses The Term Disabled Guests Now, since I am […]

Fear Factory Salt Lake City Celebrates Their 10th Season

Fear Factory Salt Lake City

Spencer Terry, General Manager of Fear Factory Salt Lake City and President of the Haunted Attraction Association, joined Philip Hernandez of the Haunted Attraction Network to discuss Fear Factory Salt Lake City’s 10th anniversary. Beyond remodeling they have many exciting announcements for the upcoming season, including a season pass ticket option and partnership with Don’t […]

A Scott in the Dark Episode 59 – Haunted Attraction Association

haunted attraction association

In May 2021 the Haunted Attraction Association announced a 3-year plan to support and strengthen the haunted attractions industry. The HAA aimed to use a three-pronged strategy of “protect, promote, educate” to better serve its members and the industry. Scott Swenson spoke with Spencer Terry from Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, the new president […]

Weekend Preview: Texas Haunters Convention 2021

texas haunters

This weekend – July 17th & 18th, 2021 – Haunters and Halloween fans alike will gather at the  Mesquite Convention Center for the Texas Haunters Convention. This two-day cash & carry style Halloween convention is open to the general public and has a wide variety of exhibitors, classes, and activities geared to everyone from haunt […]

Haunted Attractions are Coming Out of Quarantine

Coming Out

Episode 55 of Scott Swenson’s A Scott in the Dark is called “Coming Out”. No, it’s not at all what you think. This is all about those of us coming out of our hibernation brought about by the pandemic, and the episode was recorded in March of 2021. People are starting to make a return […]

The HAA Outlines Its Three-Year Plan to Support and Strengthen the Haunt Industry


The HAA Outlines 3-Year Plan to Support and Strengthen the Haunted Attractions Industry The Haunted Attractions Association announces a three-year, three-pronged strategy of “protect, promote, educate” to better serve its members and the industry Key Takeaways: The HAA board surveyed the industry and discovered three areas haunters want support in: networking, resources, and personal growth. […]

3 Pivots Andelin Family Farm Used to Succeed in 2020


Andelin Family Farm in Sparks, Nevada runs entertainment year-round, but 2020 wasn’t the best year for agritainment. The farm tested a drive through event, private tours, a summer series, and a fall event – learning each time about how to pivot during the pandemic. They pivoted in three major ways to succeed. Today, Cameron Andelin, […]

What Makes a Good Villain? We Are the Monsters.


Crafting Villains with We Are The Monsters Mary Imagination has the unique perspective of being both a scare actor and a debut novelist. In this episode you’ll hear an excerpt from her new young adult fantasy horror novel ‘We Are The Monsters.’ Then, Mary joins to discuss crafting villains for both the page and the […]

The Pandemic’s Most Innovative Haunted Houses Originate From Tokyo


Kowagarasetai in Tokyo has created the world’s most innovation haunted houses designed for the pandemic, included the drive through haunt and haunted toilet Tokyo ’s Kowagarasetai (which translates as, “The Frightening Corps”) horror entertainment company recently created a haunted toilet, a screaming coffin experience, and the world’s first drive-in haunt in a parking garage. The […]