U.S. Haunts & Events
On Friday, January 27th, Abandoned Acres Farm (Sparta, MI) will open a new escape room inspired by the village’s history – “TRAPPED: Mineshaft Experience.” “We decided to get into the escape room business out of the overwhelming requests from our patrons at Abandoned Acres Farm Haunted Attraction,” said Frank and Amy Stabile in a joint statement to the Business Journal. “Our room is one of the larger rooms available… Players start in a rusty old cage elevator, find their way into the gear room, a gold processing room, then further explore the mineshaft tunnels.” Tickets are currently on sale at the venue’s website. Room pricing starts at $30 per person (2-8 people per game).
Creations & Libations, a wine and paint company, has partnered with The Savannah Underground (Savannah, GA) to create an Immersive Haunted Paint & Sip event on Saturday, February 4th. This “haunted” black light paint night has both liquid and spooky spirits. Strange occurrences have been happening during the lead-up to the event – lights flicker, the speaker system turns on and off, and there is an eerie feeling when you enter the room. There may be some spirits from Savannah lingering in the space. At the paint & sip, attendees will help to manifest those spirits through their creations. Paint and party in the dark, but try to keep a watchful eye out if you can. Leave with your very own unique creation as your souvenir – that is, if you leave at all! Tickets are on sale now for $65 each.
Join Maag Marketplace at the Heritage Museum of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA) on Saturday, February 11th, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a Bloody Valentine event. Attendees will experience spooky vendors, music, children’s crafts, activities, Bloody Valentine photo ops, food & drinks, and more. The event will also feature a Haunters Row Art Gallery with original art pieces from local artists, which will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help fundraise to restore the Maag House, one of the museum’s properties. While admission is free, attendees must register online to attend.
Haunted Attraction Association
The Haunted Attraction Association‘s Board of Directors announced a change in leadership: Brent Wilson (Doom Haunted House) will replace Cody Bailey (HUSH Haunted Attraction) as Vice President. Brent has a long history in both the “show” side of things as the owner/operator of Doom Haunted House in Idaho Falls, ID, and the “business” side of things with warehouse-sized purchases, leases, and building inspections. Former VP Cody Bailey remains on the Board of Directors.
The HAA Online Auction is now accepting bids. Auctioned items include two HAA memberships (an Associate and a Small Haunt membership), Texas Haunters Convention Booth & Full Page Ad, Video Services from Scream4Reel, and more. The auction ends Sunday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. The HAA’s annual Live Auction at Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show will take place Friday, February 3rd. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Arrive early, grab a drink, and get ready to party!
Conventions & Mixers
The Ohio Haunters Association and Carnage Haunted House (Columbus, OH) are teaming up to organize a Halfway to Halloween event on April 29th. The event will feature Halloween vendors, make-up demos, roaming haunt characters, a haunt item raffle, a 50-50 drawing, a tour of Carnage Haunted House, food trucks, and more. The Midwest Haunters Convention sponsors the event. Attendance is free.
Composite Effects has announced its Show Special pricing for Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show. Tradeshow pricing will be available both at the event and online. Get up to $75 off all silicone mask and glove orders; this applies to made-to-order and in-stock items that will be available on the show floor at CFX booth #602 (*not applicable to licensed products or items already on sale). Also, all orders receive a CFX Swag Bag while supplies last. The sale will go live on the website Thursday, February 2nd, at 12:00 a.m. CST and run through Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Trick or Treat Studios unveiled their complete product catalog for 2023. Its 137 pages are filled with both returning favorites and new arrivals. Highlights include an expansion of its Halloween Michael Myers masks with four new masks inspired by Rob Zombie’s Halloween & Halloween II. The Mummy and Mask of the Red Death join the Universal Studios Monster collection. Other new masks are inspired by the horror classics Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Exorcist, as well as the new Foo Fighters’ rock-n-roll horror-comedy Studio 666.
Upcoming Events: January 2023 - March 2023
Valentine's Day Haunts
13th Floor Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL) – February 17 – 18
13th Hour Haunted House (Wharton, NJ) – February 11
Abattoir Haunted Attraction (Vincennes, IN) – February 11
Akron Haunted Schoolhouse (Akron, OH) – February 10 – 11
All Saint’s Lunatic Asylum (Apple Valley, CA) – February 10 – 12
Arx Mortis (Killen, AL) – February 10 – 11, 14
The Asylum (Nowata, OK) – February 11
Awaken Haunted Attraction (Leslie, MI) – February 11
Bayville Haunted House (Bayville, NY) – February 10 – 11, 14
Bennett’s Curse (Baltimore, MD) – February 10 – 11
Brighton Asylum (Passaic, NJ) – February 11
Carnage Haunted House (Columbus, OH) – February 10 – 11
Chambers of Hell (Hauppauge, NY) – February 10 – 11
Cutting Edge Haunted House (Fort Worth, TX) – February 14
Dark Castle (Elgin, SC) – February 11, 18
Dark Hour (Plano, TX) – February 11
The Darkness (St. Louis, MO – February 11
Deceased Farm (Lexington, SC) – February 10 – 11. 17 – 19
Factory of Fear (Moline, IL) – February 10 – 11
Fear on the Farm (Winfield, WV) – February 25
Fear PDX (Portland, OR) – February 10 -11
Field of Screams (Mountville, PA) – February 11
Fiesta Fright (St. George, UT) – February 10 – 11
Folklore Haunted House (Acworth, GA) – February 10 – 11
Foukelore Slaughterhouse (Gravesville, AR) – February 10 – 11
Fright Haven (Stratford, CT) – February 10 – 11
Frightmare Haunted House (Chesapeake, VA) – February 10 – 11
Frightworks Haunted House (Powell, TN) – February 10 – 11
Hangman’s House of Horrors (Fort Worth, TX) – February 10 – 12
The Haunt in Atascadero (Atascadero, CA) – February 10 – 11, 14, 17 – 19
Haunted Hills Estate (Uniontown, PA) – February 10 – 11
Hell’s Dungeon (Dayton, OH) – February 11
Hollerin Haunts Hayride (Clinton, NC) – February 11, 18
The Horror – Tuscaloosa (Cottondale, AL) – February 10 – 11
Hush Haunted Attraction (Westland, MI) – February 10 – 11, 14
Malice Manor (Clarksville, IN) – February 10 -11
Murder House Productions (Los Angeles, CA) – February 10 – 12, 14
Nashville Nightmare (Nashville, TN) – February 17 – 19
Necropolis Underground (Indianapolis, IN) – February 10 – 11
Nightmare at 3008 (Fultondale, AL) – February 10 – 11
Nightmare on 19th Street (Lubbock, TX) – February 11
Paranoia Haunted House (Canton, GA) – February 11
Pope’s Haunted Farm (Salem, AL) – February 10 – 11
Rigor Mortis Haunted House (McMinnville, TN) – February 10 – 11
ScareHouse (Tarentum, PA) – February 11
The Scream Chamber (North Athens, TN) – February 10 – 11
Screamz (Hoboken, GA) – February 17 – 18
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail (Plant City, FL) – February 10 – 11
Spook Haven (Mill Hall, PA) – February 11
Spooktrail (Quinton, AL) – February 2
St. Albans Sanatorium (Radford, VA) – February 10 – 11
Terror Manor (Roanoke, VA) – February 10 – 11, 17 – 18
Warehouse 31 (Pelham, AL) – February 10 – 11, 14
Podcast Episodes You Might Be Interested In
Why Your Haunt Should NOT be Using TikTok
In this session, taught by yours truly, we’ll explain what TikTok is and best practices for using it for your haunt. This audio recording is taken from the January Haunter’s Toolbox Haunt Master class. Participate in future sessions by becoming a Haunt Master at haunterstoolbox.com.
Haunted Attraction Industry News for January 20th
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Universal’s Got Something Big Brewing
Universal took the industry by storm by announcing two major attractions coming to Dallas and Las Vegas. Stories: Universal Parks & Resorts Plans to Bring New Concept for Families with Young Children to Frisco, Texas; Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Entirely New Year-Round Horror Experience to Las Vegas.