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Read the stories here. Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest delays opening of The Conjuring haunt; The Haunted Attraction Association announces Top Haunts for 2023; The Canadian Haunters Association announces 2022 Home Haunt Winners; The House of Horror Haunted Carnival celebrates their 21st season; Kim's Krypt hosts annual "Anything Goes Night"; Boo at the Zoo returns to the Buffalo Zoo; Chuck E. Cheese announces 4th annual Halloween Boo-Tacular; Chobani releases AR-enabled Halloween packaging for their Chobani Flip Yogurt 4-packs.
This week: Busch Gardens Spooktacular returns bigger than ever on select dates through October 31st; The Vault of Souls returns to Tampa with new sinister spirits and "Darker Secrets Pass"; Thirteen Floor Entertainment's Los Angeles Haunted Hayride celebrates 15 years of fears with new wagons, maze, and interactive experiences; Meyer2Meyer Entertainment's Haunted Soiree: A Macabre Cocktail Party comes to 7 cities this Fall; Angel of Light debuts at the historic Los Angeles Theatre September 15th; Las Vegas Horror Show, LLC and Vegas Theatre Company present ABANDON for a five-week run this October; Frightworld America's Screampark opens for its 21st season; Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group presents Cabaret Macabre Halloween; Creature Feature in the Dark returns with drive-in movies & live haunted house performances; Everhaunt Haunted House adds Delaware Creek Pumpkin Spectacular and "The Storm" experience to their 2023 event; Creep It Real OC takes place this weekend, September 16th - 17th.
This week's news: Blumhouse brings two new experiences to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood; Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Last of Us" haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights; Disneyland Resort announces expansion of the Haunted Mansion grounds; Terror Vault's "The Initiation" comes to the Old Mint; Join the Haunted Attraction Network for superfan events at "Sir Henry's Haunted Trail' and Terror Vault's "The Initiation"; The University of Southern California presents "Ghost of USC", a historical immersive haunt; Freeform announces their 2023 "31 Nights of Halloween" lineup; Haunt Collective & Halloween Yard Haunts and Props present their 2022 Home Haunter Awards
Halloween Horror Nights opened Friday in Orlando, and this season is the longest run ever at 48 nights. Media members were invited Friday night to a presentation about this year’s event – and that’s what I’m playing for you today. You’ll hear the backstory behind all the event offerings, and there’s an appearance from Michael Aiello and Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog Co-President). Subscribe:
The Creative Team from Six Flags Magic Mountain shares their nightmarish plans for the upcoming 30th anniversary season of Fright Fest. Panelists include Michael Ostrom, Entertainment and Events Manager; Scott Ramp, Prosthetic Designer and Artist Mentor from The Scream Team; and Mark Wing, Six Flags Magic Mountain Entertainment and Events Sr. Creative Supervisor. This was recorded live during Midsummer Scream on July 30th. Follow the hauntathon:
Knott's Scary Farm celebrates 50 years of never-ending nightmares with nostalgic nods to the past and wicked new mazes; Death Eaters come to Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort; Early access tickets to Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group's Delusion are now on sale; Vampirates returns to Pirates Dinner Adventure; Pumpkin Spice Suites debut at select Great Wolf Lodge locations; Boney Island comes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for a family-friendly interactive light-up experience; The Chaffey Theatre Company presents "Folklore", an immersive walkthrough haunt; Bob Barker Marionette Theater presents their annual Hallowe'en Spooktacular; Get ready for the Haunted Attraction Network's annual Hauntathon starting this Friday, September 1st!
This year’s 50th anniversary of Knott’s Scary Farm includes three new mazes (totaling 10), five scare zones, and four shows. Beginning on September 21 and running through October 31, the event will see 29 terrifying nights of scares. We'll discuss takeaways from the event.
Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announces new haunt, 2 new scare zones, and interactive entertainment offerings; Howl-O-Scream SeaWorld Orlando announces 3 new houses, 3 new scare zones, and the return of 4 fan-favorite attractions; Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights to feature The Weeknd in The Weeknd: After Hours Til Dawn Nightmare; Mickey's Not So Scary halloween Party opened at Walt Disney World on August 11th; Taste of Terror opened at Universal Studios Orlando on August 10th; Castle Park celebrates 15 Years of Fears with Castle Dark; Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's Urban Death Tour of Terror returns select nights October 6th - 31st; Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Egan Escape present Escape IT Chapter 2; Dark Harvest Haunted Attraction has a new location for 2023; Midnight Syndicate released their 15th studio album, "The Brimstone Club"; Creep It Real OC celebrates 30 years of Disney's "Hocus Pocus"; The Food Network releases their 2023 Halloween programming. Read more here.
Halloween Horror Nights Orlando announces their full maze & scare zone lineup with new Taste of Terror food & beverage preview event; Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood announces an all-new original maze - Monstruos: The Monsters of Latin America; The Conjuring and Saw X come to Magic Mountain's Fright Fest; Knott's Scary Farm will reveal their full lineup at Scary Farm 50: Nightmares Revealed on august 24th; A new fireworks show & Zombie Pep Rally come to Brick-or-Treat at Legoland Florida; 13th Floor Entertainment previews their SoCal event lineup; A new maze & new wagons come to the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride; Delusion returns to The Phillips Mansion with an anthology of interactive short stories; Shaqtoberfest expands with activations onboard the Queen Mary; Magic of the Jack O' Lanterns comes to Los Angeles; WInchester Mystery House presents "Unhinged: Housewarming"; JFI Production's immersive dinner-theater production "The Willows" returns for 2023; Fearplex Presents LIGHTS OUT comes to the Pomona Fair Grounds this October; Spirit Halloween held its Grand Opening in Egg Harbor Township, NJ; The Spooky Swap Meet returns April 26th - 28th, 2024; HAuNTcon is accepting applications for Haunt Master Instructors. Read the stories here:
Midsummer Scream takes place July 28th - 30th at the Long Beach Convention Center; Ghosts of Summer takes place July 29th - 30th at the Oregon Convention Center; Howl-O-Scream returns to SeaWorld San Diego select nights September 29th - October 31st; Tickets are now on sale for Knott's Scary Farm; Kennywood Park is hiring 250+ positions for Phantom Fall Fest; Hersheypark's Dark Nights returns with a new haunt and scare zone for 2023; Scream-A-Geddon announces new haunt for their 2023 event; The Inland Empire gains an all-new haunt with ScareScape. Read the stories here.
Read the stories here. The Texas Haunters Convention takes place this weekend in Mesquite, Texas; Halloween Horror Nights Returns to Universal Studios Japan; Festival of Fears hosts "Summer Scream" two weekends in July; The Horror Project offers a unique horror movie-viewing experience; Pumpkin Hollow uses smart technology to plant their corn maze; Turn on the Dark Entertainment, LLC utilizes a program for Wyoming entrepreneurs to launch a crowdfunding campaign.
Disneyland pauses general ticket sales for Oogie Boogie Bash amid technical issues; Hanayashiki amusement park celebrates its 170th anniversary with an upgrade to its haunted house & new AR yokai game; The Púca Festival returns to Meath, Ireland for Halloween 2023; Asylum Entertainment Ltd. brings Newsham Scream Park to an abandoned building in Liverpool; Fight the undead in Haunted Calgary's "Hell Night - Undead Roundup" on July 28th; Field of Screams plans a major expansion for the 2023 Halloween season; Lionsgate brings SAW to Midsummer Scream; Spirit Halloween debuts 13 new animatronics; Spirit Halloween is now hiring over 40,000 seasonal associates.
The Mall of America & American Monsters announce a new haunt for this Halloween Season; Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group presents Camp Whitsit; Midsummer Scream announces "Happy Haunts Materialize! Behind the Scenes of Disney's Haunted Mansion" panel; Terror Tours' early bird ticket deadline is June 30th; AZ Haunters will host a Laser Cut Tombstone & Finishing Class on July 15th; Terror Vault will host a Scare Actor's Workshop and casting call on August 6th; Party City debuted their new Fall 2023 animatronics; Panic Attacked Haunted Attraction & The Dent School hire for all positions; Auditions & Casting Calls from haunts around the country.
We're in Chicago for the Midwest Haunters Convention, recapping learnings from the weekend. We're also looking at the upcoming Halloween announcements from Disneyland, Ocean Park in Hong Kong, and Knott's Scary Farm.
Horror in Color to host 3rd annual Pride or Die event this weekend; "The Last of Us" house is coming to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando & Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood; Halloween on the High Seas will return to the Disney Cruise Line in 2024; The Arboretum of South Barrington and IWG Productions will bring "Terror Roulette" to the Chicago area this Halloween season; Learn how to Build Props and Sets Like Haunted Overload in this month's Haunters Toolbox Master Class on Tuesday, June 20th; Disguise Inc. announces partnership with Mob Entertainment to produce Poppy Playtime costumes & accessories; a Piqua, Ohio woman fights to keep her year-round 10-foot tall werewolf on display after anonymous complaints to the city.
LVCRFT releases new "Drip" EP; Midsummer Scream announces SoCal Halloween attraction presentation lineup; Ocean Park expands its annual Halloween event with 1,200 new hires; Darksided Productions presents Dark Summer event two weekends in July; The Immersive Art Collective & artist Shane Izykowski present "LEVIATHAN", an aquatic -themed gothic event in downtown Los Angeles; Hell's Dungeon hosts a Master Class Training Day on June 24th; Spirit Halloween announces the Grand Opening date for its Flagship store; Carmella Creeper joins the General Mills Monster Cereal lineup this Fall; Hocus Pocus 3 is in development at Disney+; ABC now casting for The Great Halloween Fright Fight. Read the stories here:
Timed Ticketing VS Virtual Queues – which is best for you? Today Alex from Hauntpay and Justin Hill from Haunted Hills Haunted Attraction give their insights from both the vendor and haunter's point of view, so you can decide which service is suitable for your haunt. This episode is courtesy of Hauntopic Radio – hosted by Brian Foreman from Haunter’s Toolbox. Become a haunt master at Support for this episode comes from Gantom Lighting and Controls. See what you’re missing with a free demo. Subscribe to everything from the Haunted Attraction Network here.
Knott's Scary Farm is now accepting scareactor applications & in-person audition reservations; Monsterpalooza takes place this weekend - June 2nd -4th; Midsummer Scream announces their first television commercial for; Creep It Real OC accounces Hocus Pocus panel; HellsGate Haunted House to host a Spooky Garage Sale; Zombie Joe's Underground Theater Group presents Doctor Smegma's Human Petting Zoo and "Sparkling Waters" Waiting Room; The Ghostly Retreat hosts an open house with Imagineer Bob Gurr; Pirates Dinner Adventure adds a Dragon to the finale; Save the date for Krampus Tavern 2023 - December 10th.
Read the stories here. Scareactor auditions are now open for Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights; ScareCon announces the winners of this year's Scare Awards (SCARs); Midwest Haunters Convention Early Bird Discounts end this Thursday, May 25th at 11:59 p.m. CDT; Dark Hour Haunted House will host a yard sale on Saturday, June 10th; The Centralia Halloween Parade announces this year's theme: "Monsters & Mischief"; Spencer's & Spirit Halloween are adding 81,000 sq. ft. of office space and amenities to their corporate headquarters; Ralph Lee, founder of NYC's Village Halloween Parade passed away on May 12th at the age of 87; Learn the history behind how summer became Japan's "Spooky Season."
How do music supervisors choose the right spooky music for a soundtrack – and how can you do the same at your haunt? Today we’re continuing the music theme with another panel from last year’s Midsummer Scream. We’re playing the first 30 minutes of “Spooky Music in Visual.” For haunters especially, this provides the insight you can apply to select media for your haunt. Midsummer Scream returns to Long Beach July 28-30, 2023. Support for this episode comes from Gantom Lighting and Controls. See what you’re missing with a free demo. Subscribe to everything from the Haunted Attraction Network here.
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