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Verdun Manor Haunted House in Dallas Texas
Wed, June 05, 2013

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 Terrell Texas near Dallas Texas is the home of one of the scariest haunted houses in America called Thrillvania Haunted House Park. Texas has many incredible haunted houses and Hauntworld rates and reviews the best haunted attractions in America.  Hauntworld can help you find hundreds of haunted houses in Texas and America . 
 

Comprised of five separate attractions and situated on 50 acres of woodlands just a few miles east of Dallas, Thrillvania Haunted House Park is a world class haunted attraction conceived and built by legendary haunted house visionary Lance Pope.


The centerpiece of the attraction is Verdun Manor, a nightmarish, dilapidated, ghoul-infested old gothic mansion reputed to be haunted by a psychopathic werewolf and his vampire bride. Accessed by way of the dank, marshy Voodoo Bayou and a foggy overgrown cemetery, Verdun Manor has grown and evolved many times over the years since its original incarnation.

The building started out as "Haunted Cannon Manor," a regular attraction at the annual State Fair of Texas.  Anyone who has seen pictures of the original façade of the manor will recognize a striking similarity to Disneyland's haunted house attraction, and indeed the haunt was originally designed and created by former Disney Imagineers.

It was there at the State Fair where a young and impressionable teenager fell in love with “Haunted Cannon Manor”.  Young Lance Pope persuaded the owner of the attraction to let him help out, sweeping floors and cleaning up after the crowds, later working as an actor and eventually collaborating in the creation of new scenes and features.

In 1989, while attending the University of Texas at Arlington and operating the first, much more modest “Haunted Verdun Manor” across the street from his dormitory, Lance got a call from the owner of Cannon Manor, offering to sell him the attraction. The caveat was that he had to be able to get it moved NOW! Lance was so enamored with the haunt that he made it happen.

Lance leased a small plot of land in Forney, Texas, and there he refurbished Cannon Manor to become the new Haunted Verdun Manor, an attraction that grew and flourished so well over the next seven years that in 1996 Lance moved it to its current 50-acre plot in Terrell, Texas.  He named the new Haunted Park “Thrillvania”.  The site in Terrell was large enough to allow Lance to expand his dream, adding new buildings and attractions every year.  In the last year of his life he added Granny Lupus' Séance Theatre, which debuted in October of 2002.

An amazing display of animatronic genius, the Séance Theatre features ghoulish ectoplasmic visitors from the other side, flying phantoms and grotesque talking heads.  More fascinating than truly frightening, it's an especially good attraction for some of the more timid visitors to the park.

Those with coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, may want to steer clear of Cassandra's Labyrinth of Terror, a shocking, in-your-face, brilliant three-dimensional trip through madness, full of optical illusions and treacherous passageways frequented by evil, chainsaw-wielding clowns.

Thorn Hall is a chilling old Victorian style building that rests on the top of a huge hill. It is an experiment in sensory deprivation, forcing guests to face their fears while traipsing through complete darkness, relying on their heightened sense of smell, touch and hearing to guide them past the unseen horrors.  

Lance’s original hayride has been replaced by Sam Hain's Trail of Torment, a creepy walking trail where monstrous human experiments come at you from every direction as you fumble your way through the black Texas night.  The actors are able to slip in and out of a cloak of darkness, remaining camouflaged until the very last moment, causing visitors to feel all the more vulnerable and exposed especially to werewolf’s.

The park features so many spectacular pyrotechnic displays that they keep two licensed pyrotechnic operators on site whenever the park is operational.

The hallmark of the haunted house park is still Verdun Manor, Lance Pope's labor of love, and fans come from far and wide to be scared witless inside its hallowed halls.  With amazing set decorations, spectacularly ghoulish themes and an incredible cast of actors, this life-size horrific mansion just keeps getting better and better.

Making full use of 21st century technology to build chilling special effects, Haunted Verdun Manor is a massive experiment of shock and gruesomeness.  There's so much to see as you walk - or run - through the mansion that each trip through brings a different set of terrors.  The world famous manor has more props per square foot than just about any haunt in the world.

Many talented people work together to make Thrillvania come alive every year, dreaming up new ways to terrorize and titillate the thousands of loyal patrons.  Lance's mother Suzette Pope, Jeffrey Gilbreath, Michael Malec and Todd James run the attraction, with a good deal of help from Lance's loyal "wolf pack," many who have been with Thrillvania since its inception.

All of these talented people were friends and colleagues of Lance Pope, and together they strive for one thing: to keep alive his dream, best expressed in this often-quoted sentiment:


 
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  Posted by Larry 11.55 PM
 
 
Haunt Owners Time to Update Your Haunted Houses for 2013
Mon, May 06, 2013

Find Haunted Houses here on America's Best and Biggest haunted house directory helping people find more than 3000 different types of Halloween and Haunted Attractions in 2013!  Hauntworld.com is updating its massive haunted house directory and we are about to add tons more featured haunted house articles for the 2013 Haunted House season.  It's time for all haunted attractions to log into thier accounts and update their profiles to include new videos, photos, plus updated times, dates, and prices.  Most haunted houses will open on Friday the 13th in September 2013 ... what an awesome day to open.  Many haunted houses are already updating their website check out www.ScareFest.com and look at the unique way they have already begun to promote their opening day.

Everyday between now and opening day is just that a day between now and then so why not do exactly what Scarefest.com is doing by creating headers for their website promoting only the opening day??  Haunted Houses across the country should do more to promote their opening days because from the time you close until the day you open you have nothing but time to promote re-opening your haunt.  This year is more unique than most because you have the opportunity to open on Friday the 13th in September. The date will offer extra punch to your opening day and hopfully get your haunted house going in the right direction early but only if you get the word out sooner than later.

It makes almost no sense to leave your website with the same content from last year, the sooner you can update your website with content for 2013 the better!  With the haunted house tradeshow behind us most haunted house owners are focused on getting their attractions updated and ready to open for the 2013 Halloween season.  However many haunt owners forget that part of getting your season started on the right severed foot means your website in addition to the physical location.  Why?  This year is the year to really get going early and starting the season off with a bang!  Friday the 13th dates don't come around often and when they do you should take advantage so start your promotion early this year. Why stop there change your header on your facebook page as well reflecting your opening night date!  Do EVERYTHING you can to promote the opening date between NOW and THEN!

Update your website, add new content, new headers for your pages and really hammer home the opening day which again this year can start off on an iconic day! 

And while you are at it remember to log into your accounts here and update your profiles which help your customers learn information about your haunted house and what makes your haunt special.

2013 should be the best haunted house season in many years!  There are no elections, we have a good starting date and October offers us 5 good weekends.  Prepare to scream like never before! 

Lastly we want to let you know that the newest edition of Hauntworld Magazine is coming soon packed with information to help your business succeed in 2013! 

 

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  Posted by Larry 11.16 AM
 
 
Haunted House Tradeshow Happening 2013
Tue, March 05, 2013

 

Haunted Houses across America are ready to buy the best haunted house props, animations, special FX, haunted house masks, costumes and much more this coming weekend during the Transworld Halloween and Haunted House Convention.  Over 6000 haunted house owner, operators, and staff from around the World including major amusement parks like Universal Studios, Six Flags to some biggest haunted houses from 13th Gate, Netherworld to Cutting Edge will all be in St Louis for the 2013 Haunted House convention.  There will be several major events, including haunted house seminars, educational events, haunted house tours, and the biggest most massive tradeshow floor in the Haunted House industry.

 

There are several haunted house events throughout the year but none compare to what you will see this weekend as haunted house suppliers fill up over 100,000 square feet of screaming monsters, zombies and much more.  Haunted Houses will be loading up on new equipment to re-build their haunted houses for the 2013 Halloween season which typically starts for most haunted houses in September.  2012 was a down year for most haunted houses with the election, and bad ecomony but 2013 should be one of the best Halloween seasons because of the season for most haunted houses will start on Friday the 13th, 2013! 

Hauntworld will be at the show with our new Issue 33 HauntWorld Magazine, new how to build your own haunted house DVD's and much more.  If you are in town this week expect to see every type of haunted house prop, animation and more than you've ever seen in your life!  Also expect to see and meet many TV and movie celebrities who've had some kind of connection with the horror movie industry. 

Check out the video about Transworld Below and be sure to use Hauntworld.com to find haunted houses, and everything Halloween in 2013!  Stay tuned here for more updates throughout the event!  

 

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  Posted by Larry 3.08 PM