Monthly Archives: October 2013

America’s Best Haunt Attraction Stories

After working in the themed entertainment business nearly my entire life, I am convinced that the people who work in this business have the best crazy guest stories than any other line of work. You may have seen some crazy stuff while visiting a theme park or a haunted house, but until you have worked […]

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Spooky Empire Pays Tribute To The Haunted Mansion

Spooky Empire kicked off it’s annual convention celebrating all things horror yesterday just across the street from the Universal Orlando. Before guests even entered the DoubleTree Hotel they were treated to the Hearse & Creepy Car Show in the parking lot. In addition to unique cars like a coffin hot rod, there were about a […]

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Erebus Haunted House In Michigan Is One Of The World’s Largest

After talking with tons of people in the haunted attraction business, I found some common themes. All of the owners of these haunts are crazy about Halloween. They all started off small and started to grow bigger. And nearly all, at some point, took a huge risk by quitting their day jobs and focusing on […]

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Interview With House Of Shock Owner Ross Karpelman

A few years ago, I was watching a special about haunted houses on the Travel Channel. Out of the four or five haunts featured, House of Shock in New Orleans stood out as being one of the most unique I have ever seen. A lot of their haunt over the years revolved around the occult […]

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Freakling Brothers Adds New Victim Experience For The Truly Fearless

The Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror haunted houses in Las Vegas are known as some of the most unique and extreme haunted houses in the country. Three very unique haunted houses immerse guests in a very tactile environment where they are forced to interact in an immersive world that can often times be unsettling, to […]

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13th Gate Brings Movie Quality Sets To Haunted House

After doing over 20 interviews for Theme Park University’s inaugural Halloween season, I asked all the haunt owners who they thought was the “best of the best” in the industry. One name came up over and over: 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While it is intense and there are some great scares along the […]

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Evil Dead The Musical Makes A Splash In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is chocked full of multi-million dollar spectacles like Cirque Du Soliel and Le Reve. Any night of the week, you can drive up and down the strip, choosing from hundreds of magic acts, comedy headliners, celebrity impersonators and half-naked burlesque extravaganzas. Yet somehow, Evil Dead The Musical, the redheaded step-child of Las Vegas […]

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Dent Schoolhouse Brings Cincinnati Legend To Life

An idea for a good haunted house sometimes falls right in your lap. In the case of Bud Stross, co-owner of Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati, he couldn’t have asked for a better theme. Bud created a haunted house that started in his front yard and expanded into two of his neighbor’s yards over the next […]

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Extreme Haunts: Chambers of Horror

Chambers of Horror shakes up the traditional haunted house formula by adding a touch of theater in this adults only haunt

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