A Scott in the Dark

Episode 57 of Scott Swenson’s A Scott in the Dark podcast focuses on time management. Scott shares his thoughts on finding the right timeline for your haunt planning. By working “time smart”, your event won’t creep up on you. Listen Now Key Takeaways: Create a timeline and identify your milestones so you can tell whether […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
In Episode 56 of A Scott in the Dark, Scott Swenson shared his experiences at Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show, Christmas Show, and Escape Room Conference. After over a year of only Zoom meetings and virtual get togethers, he was excited to see his peers and friends in-person. Below are excerpts from his observations. This […]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
Approaches to Addressing a Crisis—Which Haunts Should implement All the Time By Scott Swenson Welcome back to the dark. I based this blog on Episode 45 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast, in which I talked about phases of recovery from the ongoing pandemic. A phenomenal seven-week certificate program I completed at the […]Continue Reading
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 blog is based on Episode 44 of my podcast, A Scott in the Dark. It had been awhile since I’d recorded an episode, and this was recorded in June […]Continue Reading
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 Scott in the Dark inspired this post. Let me be 100% honest. I had no intention of recording this episode, but inspiration hit and hit hard, and Episode 42 […]Continue Reading
This unprecedented situation provides an opportunity for haunts and haunters to become more creative and support one another. This blog is based on Episode 41 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast, which was recorded on March 16th, 2020—right after all the social distancing and other restrictions started being implemented across the country. That […]Continue Reading
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 Dark podcast. I recorded this podcast in mid-February 2020 while driving—with painful slowness—across the state of Florida to meet with clients. These preliminary meetings with clients […]Continue Reading