Podcast Show Notes

Coming May 1st and 2nd to the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles is the Spooky Swap Meet. The museum’s nine Victorian manors serve as the stunning backdrop of a buzzing marketplace featuring vintage and original Halloween décor, furnishings, costumes, props and more. Ghost stories and trick-or-treating from mansion to mansion are included in the […]Continue Reading
Hudson Haunted House in Hudson, Ohio is opening this weekend for “St. Patrick’s Revenge”.  Hudson Haunted House is run by the Hudson JCs, who were established in 1972. Alex Austin explains the haunts history, their 2020 pivots, St. Patrick’s revenge, and a few other fantastic engagement ideas. Listen Now Watch Now About Hudson Haunted House […]Continue Reading
Reopening in 2021 and Plans from the HAA We’re chatting with Spencer Terry. Spencer is the GM of Fear Factory in Salt Lake City, and was the first haunted attraction to reopen way back in May 2020. After reopening, Spencer shared his team’s reopening guidelines with the whole industry and helped many attractions navigate their own reopening. […]Continue Reading
TIS the season for giving. And besides one of those 12’ skeletons from Home Depot, a great gift for haunters this season is recognition for all of their hard work, because at the end of the day, we’re all entertainers and we like feeling appreciated for what we do. Nora and Tyler from The Scare […]Continue Reading
Max gets a postmortem report from Pyle Hazard at Chainer’s Field of Screams in Botkins, Ohio. Chainer’s is a small family haunt, but they had a stellar year and raised a lot for charity. They’re keeping involved by ringing for the salvation army and entering the local mascot competition. Listen Now Subscribe Subscribe via on […]Continue Reading
Postmortem: Blood Prison Max gets a Postmortem 2020 Haunt Season Report from Vic Amesquita at Blood Prison at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. Listen Now Watch Now Subscribe Subscribe via on your favorite podcast platform or via iTunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, RSS. Listen online to all our episodes here. Image Credit: […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
What you Need to know to get your Tiktok up and running Josh Sumsion from Dead City Haunted House comes on to discuss the process behind their TikTok videos, some of which are going viral. Listen Now Watch now Subscribe Subscribe via on your favorite podcast platform or via iTunes, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, […]Continue Reading
A rational look at the prospects for haunted attractions this year and for your haunt in particular Episode 46 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast (recorded on July 25th, 2020) asked the sobering question, “Is Halloween dead?” The day before, Universal Studios cancelled Halloween Horror Nights in California and Florida for 2020. That […]Continue Reading