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The entertainment industry has been devastated by this pandemic, and we’re not out of the woods yet. But today, let’s pause and reflect on what we’re thankful for. I’m thankful for the connection I had with Robbi Lepre and I often think of how she would handle these hardships. And so, I want to share […]Continue Reading
Happy Halloween! Today’s Halloween Special “Halloween Never Dies” is presented in two acts, with an intermission.Act 1 is the audio version of Seasonal Entertainment Source Magazine’s Issue 28. Intermission includes music from Chris Thomas and Whispers of a Witch’s Halloween Special. Act 2 is a collection of short stories from haunters about why they love […]Continue Reading
When challenged with COVID restrictions, Just Fix It Productions figured out a way to color outside the lines to create a voyeuristic, inside-outside haunt experience This year, Justin Fix and his team at Just Fix It Productions, the creators of CREEP Los Angeles, have come up with a spatially distanced, bite-sized Halloween treat called “INSIDE.” […]Continue Reading
“Creatures of the Night” offers nine scare experiences, each of which is targeted at kids of a specific age—from toddlers to preteens—to deliver just the right creepy experience ZooTampa’s Creatures of the Night is a family friendly Halloween event taking place every Friday and Saturday night from 4 pm to 8 pm through October as […]Continue Reading
by Emily Louise Rua When the CDC released their recommendations for Halloween activities, many communities throughout the country read through them with dismay. Activities that have become integral to how we celebrate Halloween were listed as “Higher Risk Activities” which they advise to avoid to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The list included the […]Continue Reading
The CDC issued guidance on coronavirus-transmission risk levels of Halloween activities including haunted houses and trick or treating The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated guidelines to address COVID-19 that are specifically geared to Halloween and other holiday events and gatherings. The CDC pointed out that, “these considerations Continue Reading
Following its successful reopening, Fear Factory provides guidance for haunts reopening during COVID-19 On May 29th, Fear Factory’s annual Halfway to Halloween event became the first haunt to reopen since we entered the COVID-19 pandemic. To make this event happen, Fear Factory built and implemented a contingency plan, which it’s making available free to attractions. […]Continue Reading
An insider’s take on the attraction industry’s trending news. August 30th Edition – Welcome to the Green Tagged blog, based on our first podcast episode of Green Tagged, in which we (Philip Hernandez and Scott Swenson) covered the news stories and trends in the theme-park industry in 30 minutes. Listen or Watch Now If you […]Continue Reading
How to personalize your haunt messaging during the pandemic Continuing with our HAuNT Connect series, the Road to Reopening for Halloween, this article focuses on personalizing your messaging to guests in preparation of opening your haunt this season. This discussion is divided into three sections—recommendations about messaging for guests before your haunt opens, while Continue Reading
How to scare with intent from six feet away By David Jones 2020 is giving haunters a wonderful opportunity to birth novel ways of telling our stories. In this article, based on my HAuNT Connect presentation and workshop, we’ll explore effective methods of scaring from a distance. Specifically, you’ll learn how to create a cohesive […]Continue Reading