WELCOME TO HAUNTED HOUSE ASSOCIATION 2019

Welcome to the Haunted House Association website which is dedicated to helping advance, promote and educate the World about the Haunted House and the Halloween industry.  Haunted Houses and the Halloween industry are now almost as big in revenue wise in 45 days what Hollywood grosses on North American ticket sales over an entire year.  Here at Haunted House Association dot org we will help you find the information and attractions that represent our exciting and very scary industry.  Find haunted houses, information about our industry and links to other industry websites like www.HauntWorld.com.  Our website is dedicated to help the media and the public find information about haunted attractions and to find haunted houses near YOU!  All listings on our site are FREE to all haunted and Halloween attractions, including hayrides, corn mazes, escape rooms, haunted attractions, amusement parks and haunted events.  
 
       
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Headless Horseman Haunted Hayride New York - Rating and Review
Read Review and Ratings of Headless Horseman Haunted Hayride located in New York.  Headless Horseman features hayrides, haunted houses and much more. 
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Creepyworld Haunted Screampark - St Louis Missouri Haunted House Review Rating
Creepyworld Haunted Screampark is America's biggest haunted attraction with over 13 attractions including a haunted hayride.  Learn more and read the review click here. 
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Escape From Blood Prison - Mansfield Ohio Scariest Haunted House
Escape From Blood Prison in Mansfield Ohio site of one of the single most famous Prisons in Hollywood History ( Ohio State Reformatory) famous of the film "The Shawshank Redemption".  Now its one of the biggest scariest haunted houses in America.  Read about Escape from Blood Prison! 
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The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor California Best Scariest Haunted House
Haunted House Review The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor is Los Angles California's biggest, scariest and most haunted real haunted house.  Read the full review of this haunted attraction click here. 
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Best Scariest Top Rated Haunted Houses 2017 - Haunted House Review
Hauntworld rates the best Horror Attractions in 2017 from the best movies, haunted houses, Halloween, to even Escape Rooms. Which attractions should you be visiting Halloween 2017?  We have the list right here from Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House Review of Trail Of Fear Haunted House Screampark - Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Scariest haunted house in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma near Lawton is Trail of Fear Haunted Screampark with multiple haunted house. Read review at www.Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House Review Scariest Haunted House in Passaic New Jersey Brighton Asylum
The scariest haunted house in the New Jersey New York City area is Brighton Asylum a very scary horror filled experience Read review at Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House Review Chicago Illinois Haunted House Statesville Haunted Prison
Chicago Illinois Haunted House Statesville Haunted Prison is Chicago's #1 Scariest and top rated haunted house.  Read the review by hauntworld.com
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Escape Room Live
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Rise Haunted House - New Orleans Louisiana Haunted House
Rise Haunted House - New Orleans/Hammond Louisiana Haunted House one of the best and scariest haunted attractions in the nation. Read full review and Learn more at www.hauntworld.com 
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Haunted House Review Fear Factory - Salt Lake City, Utah Scariest and Best
Read about Fear Factory Salt Lake City's scariest haunted house. Hauntworld takes an indepth look at this Factory of Fear! 
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Best of Everything Halloween Horror and Haunted Houses 2016
Hauntworld rates the best Horror Attractions in 2016 from the best movies, haunted houses, Halloween, to even Escape Rooms. Which attractions should you be visiting Halloween 2016?  We have the list right here from Hauntworld.com
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Top 10 Best and Scariest Haunted Houses Actors
Which haunted attractions have the best, scariest and over the top staff, actors, monsters and demons?  Check out our list for the best in 2016
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2016 Best Haunted Hayrides and Haunted Trails
2016 Best Haunted Hayrides/Trails  Who has the best and scariest haunted hayrides and trails for Halloween 2016?
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2016 Best Escape Room Games in America Top 10
Who has the best top 10 escape rooms in America 2016.  Read our list!
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America's Top 13 Scariest biggest and best Haunted Houses 2016
Hauntworld rates the top 13 best and scariest haunted houses in America.  Hauntworld rates and reviews the scariest, best, longest, haunted houses and Halloween Attractions in America 2016.
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Haunted House in Tulsa Oklahoma - Scareist Rated Best by Hauntworld.com
One of the fastest growing HORROR HOUSES in America is Hex House out of Tulsa Oklahoma.  The Hex House will put a hex on anyone who enters so beware!  Are you prepared to learn more details about one of the scariest haunted houses in America?  Read more!
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Haunted House Review Weird Tales – The Many Themes of NETHERWORLD Atlanta
Learn the many weird tales behind one of the Nations Biggest and Scariest haunted houses Netherworld located in Atlanta Georgia.  We explore 20 years of Netherworld haunted house, the themes, legends, screams and icon monsters who haunt Atlanta.  This article will showcase 20 years of America's biggest, scariest, and crazies haunted houses - Netherworld in Atlanta GA. 
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Scariest Haunted Houses in Ohio - Factory of Terror Canton Ohio
The World Record longest haunted house in the World and scariest haunted house in Ohio Factory of Terror in Canton Ohio.  Factory of Terror in Ohio features escape rooms, haunted houses, and many other screaming features.  Learn more and read our full review of Factory of Terror. 
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Haunted House in Nashville Tennessee Scariest Haunted House Nashville Nightmare
Nashville Nightmare is one of America's Scariest Haunted Houses and features year around events including a haunted Christmas Show and Valentines Day Horror Show.  Nashville Nightmare is a cutting edge haunted house located in Tennessee.  Read all about the scariest haunted house in Nashville.  
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Top 10 Best Haunted Houses of All Time 2015
Hauntworld ranks the top 10 best haunted houses in the history of the Haunt industry no matter if they are still open or not.  These are the best haunts that ever existed and why ranked by www.HauntWorld.com
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Most Extreme Shocking Haunted Houses in America 2015 Scariest and Best
Hauntworld rates and reviews the most extreme and shocking haunted houses in America 2013.  What are the haunts that will make you puke, scream, run and cry in 2015?  Find the list here!
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Best Haunted House Actors 2015
Hauntworld.com releases its top 10 best Actors of 2015.  Find the best, biggest, scariest and even the longest haunted houses in America on the annual Hauntworld Top 31 Haunts for 31 Nights of Halloween list.  Who has the scariest haunted houses actors in America find there here on this page.
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Scariest and Best Year Around Haunted Houses 2015 top 13 Rated
Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the top 13 best and scariest year around haunted houses.  These are attractions that are open year around or nearly year around.  Who is the best haunted attractions open most of the year rated by www.HauntWorld.com
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Find Best and Scariest Haunted Hayrides 2015 Rated Top 11
Hauntworld reviews and rates the top 10 best haunted hayrides in America 2015.  See who has the scariest and longest haunted hayrides in America.
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Scariest and Biggest Haunted Screamparks Haunted Houses Ranked Top 10 2015
Top Rated Biggest and Scariest Haunted Screamparks 2015.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the best haunted screamparks which feature haunted hayrides, haunted houses, corn mazes, haunted forests, haunted trails and more. 
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Top Ranked Rated Best and Scariest Haunted Houses Hayrides and Halloween Screams 2015
Hauntworld rates the best and scariest haunted houses, Halloween attractions, hayrides, screamparks in 2015.  Learn who has the most extreme haunted houses, or the scariest real haunts, to even the biggest baddest screamparks and hayrides.  Hauntworld releases its annual best of list 2015.  Read all the details then find the best attraction near you and visit a haunt tonight.
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America's Top 15 Scariest biggest and best Haunted Houses 2015
Hauntworld rates the top 15 best and scariest haunted houses in America.  Hauntworld rates and reviews the scariest, best, longest, haunted houses and Halloween Attractions in America 2015.
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Find the Scariest best haunted house in beaumont texas _ Haunted Hotel
Find the biggest, best and scariest Haunted Hotel Haunted House Attraction in Beaumont, Texas near Houston Texas, The Haunted Hotel.  Hauntworld gives you all the details about one of the best haunted houses in the state of Texas near Houston Texas. If you are looking for the best haunted house in the Houston market you need to check into the Haunted Hotel.  Hauntworld rates and reviews The Haunted Hotel.  Learn more at www.hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Austin Texas Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Scream Park
Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park is located in Austin, Texas and is one of the biggest Halloween Haunted Screamparks in America.  Learn all the details about this massive haunted house attraction.  Go behind the scenes and learn what makes this one of Texas best and scariest haunted houses.
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Scariest Haunted House in Baltimore Maryland Legends of the Fog
Find one of the scariest haunted houses in Baltimore, Maryland also near Washington DC, Legends of the Fog.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Maryland.   Legends of the Fog is more than just a haunted house click here and read more.
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Florida Haunted House in Winter Haven near Orlando Tampa The Shallow Grave
The Shallow Grave is located in Winter Haven, Florida near Orlando and Tampa Bay.  The Shallow Grave is one of the scariest haunted houses in Florida attracting thousands of scream fans ready to experience sheer terror.  Read all the details about The Shallow Grave here.
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Cleveland Ohio Haunted House Spooky Ranch - Biggest and Scariest Haunted Attraction
Cleveland Ohio Haunted House Spooky Ranch is the biggest overal haunted attraction in Ohio with multiple haunted houses and hayride.  Spooky Ranch features haunted houses, hayrides, and Halloween Haunted Attractions all in one location.  Hauntworld Magaizne rates and reviews this legendary Cleveland haunted house.
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Haunted House Review Dallas Texas Dark Hour Attraction Scariest Best
Dallas Texas Haunted House Dark Hour is open year around making scream fans around Plano, Fort Worth and Dallas Texas SCREAM!  The most detailed and scariest haunted house in Dallas reviewed by Hauntworld.com  Learn all the details and go behind the scenes of one of the newest and most exciting haunted houses in America.  The Hour has come to Scream at Dark Hour Haunted House.
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Denver Colorado Haunted House - The Scariest Haunted House in Denver Co Field of Sceams
Denver Colorado features one of the scariest and best haunted houses called Field of Screams.  Once you enter the Field of Screams in Denver Colorado you enter the scariest corn field in America!  What lies inside hte corn, what nightmare will become your reality?  Field of Screams located in Denver Colorado is an experience you may never survive!  Read the details here at Hauntworld.com
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America's Top 13 Scariest Haunted Houses
Hauntworld rates the top 13 best and scariest haunted houses in America.  Hauntworld rates and reviews the scariest, best, longest, haunted houses and Halloween Attractions in America 2014.
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Top 13 Haunted Houses Best and Scariest Halloween Haunted Attractions 2014 Rated top 10
Hauntworld rates the best and scariest haunted houses, Halloween attractions, hayrides, screamparks, and even the scariest movies to watch in 2014.  Learn who has the most extreme haunted houses, or the scariest real haunts, to even the biggest baddest screamparks and hayrides.  Hauntworld releases its annual best of list 2014.  Read all the details then find the best attraction near you and visit a haunt tonight.
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Top 10 Best Scariest Horror Movies of All Time Top 13
Hauntworld ranks the top 10 and top 13 best and scariest horror movies of all time.  Hauntworld tells readers why these are the best horror movies of all time.  Read our top 10 list and then share yours!
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Create Your Own Haunted House Tips to Build a Home haunted house
Learn five tips to create and build your own haunted house for your home haunt this Halloween.  Hauntworld teachs you the ins and outs to create your own scary haunted house.
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Haunted House in Salem Massachusetts - Hysteria at Connors Farm
The biggest and best haunted house in Salem Massachusetts just outside of Boston Mass is Hysteria Haunted Screampark.  The scareist haunted house features five different attractions including a very unique zombie hunt where guest get to hunt down and kill zombies.  The screampark also features several other haunted houses all located just minutes from Boston and just outside Salem Mass.  Learn more about this incredible attraction by clicking this article.
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Scariest Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio - The Fear Experience
The Scariest Haunted House in Cleveland Ohio is The Fear Experience which features amazing set design, special fx, animations and features five different haunted attractions in one location.  This is a massive indoor haunted house with five different themes from a mental asylum to a haunted mansion.  Hautnworld.com rates and reviews Cleveland Ohio's best haunted house the Fear Experience.
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Haunted House in Milwaukee Wisconsin - The DarkSide Haunted Adventure
The biggest and scariest haunted screampark in Wisconsin located just outside of Milwaukee and Madison is The DarkSide Haunted Adventure.  Read the review of this massive five haunt Screampark at www.Hauntworld.com  There are five haunted attractions located on this historic farm outside the two biggest cities in Wisconsin!  Prepare to Scream!
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Scariest and Best Haunted House in Portland Oregon Fright Town Haunted Attraction
Fright Town is the biggest, the scariest, and the best haunted house in Portland Oregon and Hauntworld reviews and gets you all the details about this scary haunted attraction. Hauntworld helps you learn all the details behind one of the best haunts in the entire state of Oregon if not the entire country.  Click here to read all the details about Frighttown in Portland Oregon. 
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Haunted House in Chicago Illinois - Basement of the Dead in Aurora- Scariest and Best
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Chicago, Illinois, Basement of the Dead.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Illinois. Basement of the Dead is the complete attraction!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Chicago, Illinois area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Haunted House in Dallas Texas - Reindeer Manor - Texas Scariest and Best Haunt
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Dallas, Texas, Reindeer Manor.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Texas. Reindeer Manor is the complete attraction!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Dallas, Texas area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Haunted House in Seattle, Washington - The Georgetown Morgue - Scariest and Best
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Seattle, Washington, The Georgetown Morgue.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Washington. The Georgetown Morgue is the complete attraction!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Seattle, Washington area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Scariest and Biggest Haunted House in Virginia Beach VA Haunted Hunt Club Farm
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Haunted Hunt Club Farm.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Virginia. Haunted Hunt Club Farm is the complete attraction!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Virginia Beach, Virginia area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Haunted House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex - Scariest and Best
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Neenah, Wisconsin just outside Milwaukee, Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Wisconsin. Burial Chamber Haunted House Complex is the complete attraction with multiple haunted attractions all in one location!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Haunted House in Ann Arbor Michigan - Wiard’s Orchards’ Night Terrors - Scariest and Best
Find the best and scariest haunted house in Ann Arbor Michigan just outside Detroit Michigan, Wiard's Orchards Night Terrors.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews one of the best haunted houses in Michigan.Night Terrors is the complete attraction with multiple haunted attractions all in one location!  Click here and read all the details about one of the Detroit Michigan area's biggest and scariest haunted attractions.
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Haunted House in St Louis Missouri - Americas Best Scariest Haunted Attraction The Darkness
The Darkness is one of America's Best Haunted Houses learn the history of this legendary haunt, and what makes this haunt scream!  The Darkness is filled with breathtaking special effects, live actors, animation, and set design that rivals any Hollywood movie!  Click here and read all abot the Darkness located in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Haunted House in Orlando Florida - Legends of Old Town Kissimmee - Scariest and Best
Legend's A Haunting At Old Town is the best and scariest haunted house in Florida.  Hauntworld.com takes an inside look at what makes Legend's one of America's scariest haunted houses, go behind the screams to learn all the details about Legend's A Haunting At Old Town!
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Biggest and Best Amusement Park Halloween Haunted House Attractions Rated top 10
Find the ranking for the biggest, best, and scariest amusement park screampark Halloween attractions ranked and reviewed by Hauntworld.com  Find the scariest haunted houses inside your favorite amusement park.
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Most Extreme Shocking Haunted Houses in America 2013 Scariest and Best
Hauntworld rates and reviews the most extreme and shocking haunted houses in America 2013.  What are the haunts that will make you puke, scream, run and cry in 2013?  Find the list here!  
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Scariest and Best Year Around Haunted Houses 2013 top Ten Rated
Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the top 10 best and scariest year around haunted houses.  These are attractions that are open year around or nearly year around.  Who is the best haunted attractions open most of the year rated by www.HauntWorld.com
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Scariest Haunted Houses in America 2013 Top Rated Haunted Attraction Actors
Scariest Haunted Houses in America 2013. Hauntworld.com ranks and rates the haunted houses with the scariest actors, monsters and zombies these are the ultimate haunted scream houses.  Learn more at wwww.HauntWorld.com
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Top 13 Best Haunted Houses All Time
Hauntworld ranks the top 13 best haunted houses in the history of the Haunt industry no matter if they are still open or not.  These are the best haunts that ever existed and why ranked by www.HauntWorld.com
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Scariest and Biggest Haunted Screamparks Haunted Houses Ranked Top 10 2013
Top Rated Biggest and Scariest Haunted Screamparks 2013.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews the best haunted screamparks which feature haunted hayrides, haunted houses, corn mazes, haunted forests, haunted trails and more. 
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Best and Scariest Haunted Houses Top Rated Halloween in America 2013
Hauntworld.com releases its top 13 best haunted houses in America 2013.  Find the best, biggest, scariest and even the longest haunted houses in Americaon the annual Hauntworld Top 31 Haunts for 31 Nights of Halloween list.  Who are the scariest haunted houses in America find there here on this page.
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Americas Best Haunted Houses Scariest Haunted Houses 2013
Find the Best Haunted Houses in America 2013 ranked by the biggest Haunted House website in the World.  Are you looking for 2013 Scariest, Biggest, and Best Haunted houses across America?  We rank the top 10 and top 13 best and scariest haunted houses in America at www.Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Tulsa Oklahoma Best and Scariest Haunted Attraction Hex House
Hex House is the best and scariest haunted house in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Hauntworld.com takes an inside look at what makes Hex House one of America's scariest haunted houses, go behind the screams to learn all the details about The Hex House in Tulsa!
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Haunted House in Salt Lake City Utah Nightmare on 13th
Haunted House in Salt Lake, Utah Nightmare on 13th is Utah's biggest indoor haunted house with one of the most amazing pre-shows.  Learn all the details reviewed by Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in San Diego California - Best and Scariest Haunted Hotel
Find the best and scariest haunted house in San Diego California the Haunted Hotel a real haunted attraction rated one of the best in America.  Hauntworld.com rates and reviews this legendary CA haunted House.
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Haunted House in Pittsburgh PENNSYLVANIA PA Hundred Acres Manor
The biggest, best and scariest haunted house in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania PA is Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction.  Hauntworld.com reviews one of the best haunted houses in America and by far the best in Pittsburgh.  Read all the details at hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Minneapolis Minnesota - Best and Scariest Haunted Houses Dead End Hayride
Minneapolis Haunted House Dead End Haunted Hayride is the biggest and scariest haunted house in Minnesota and Hauntworld will take you on a journey to learn all the details about the biggest haunted hayride in the area.  Click here and read all the details.
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North Carolina Haunted House Kersey Valley Spookywoods Greensboro NC
North Carolina Haunted Houses there is one haunt in Greensboro, near Charlotte NC that is the best and scariest haunted house Kersey Valley Spookywoods.  Hauntworld.com has a full review of Kersey Valley Spookywoods including their haunted house, zip lines, corn maze, laser tag, pumpkin patch, hayride and much more.
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Thrillvania Verdun Manor Haunted House Scream Park - Best Haunted House in Dallas Texas
Haunted House in Dallas Texas Verdun Manor Thrillvania Haunted Screampark is the best and scariest haunted attractions in Texas.  Learn all the details rated and reviewed by www.Hauntworld.com  Verdun Manor is one of the original and oldest major haunted attractions in America.  Learn the history and all the scary details.
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Virgina Haunted House DarkWood Manor Haunted House - Luray Virginia
Virginia biggest and best haunted house is Darkwood Manor located in Luray Virgina not far from Washington DC area is the scariest haunted house attraction in Virginia read the full review at www.HauntWorld.com
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New York Best Haunted House Pure Terror Orange County NY
 New York Haunted House Pure Terror is New York's best haunted house located in Orange County New York.  Read a complete review of the best New York haunted attraction at www.HauntWorld.com
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Haunted House in Baltimore Maryland Best and Scariest Haunted Attraction
Haunted Houses in Baltimore, Maryland the best and scariest of them all is Bennett's Curse!  Find all the details about the scariest haunted attraction in the Baltimore Washington DC area rated and reviewed by Hauntworld.com  
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Haunted House in Long Island New York Gateway's Haunted Playhouse
Haunted House in Long Island New York in a small town called Bellport, Gateway's Haunted Playhouse is one of the best and scariest haunted houses in America.  Hauntworld rates and reviews this haunted attraction located in Long Island in New York. Learn more at www.hauntworld.com  
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Haunted House in Knoxville Tennessee Scariest and Best Frightmare Manor
Read about one of the best haunted houses in Tennessee Frightmare Manor.  Hauntworld rates and reviews one of the scariest haunted houses in Tennessee click here.
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Haunted House in East Windsor New Jersey Corner of Chaos - Scariest Haunted House in New Jersey
The best and scariest haunted house in New Jersey located in East Windsor not far from New York City is Corner of Chaos Scream Acres.  Read the details of the biggest and scariest haunted house in New Jersey at www.HauntWorld.com  
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Worlds Best and Scariest 3D Haunted House - Terror Visions St Louis Missouri
The World's Best and Scariest 3D Blacklight Haunted House Terror Visions 3D located in St. Louis Missouri is rated and reviewed by Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth The Haunt House Feature Story by Hauntworld.com
Dallas, Texas Haunted House 'The Haunted House' is one of the best haunted attractions in the Dallas Fort Worth area read a full review about the scariest haunted house in Dallas Texas reviewed by Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Buffalo, New York House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs
The Scariest haunted house and simply the best haunted house in the Buffalo area is the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs.  Prepare to go deep inside on of America's scariest haunted houses. Click here and read all the details.
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Haunted House in Las Vegas, Nevada Asylum and Hotel Fear
The scariest haunted house in Las Vegas, NV is Asylum and Hotel Fear, and Hauntworld.com brings you a full review of this ultimate Halloween Haunted Attraction.  Learn all the secrets of how this attraction became one of the most successful haunted houses in America.
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Haunted House in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - The Trail Of Fear Scariest and Best
The biggest and scariest haunted house in Oklahoma is Trail of Fear which is a haunted house near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and near Lawton.  Discover the secrets of this attraction and what fears lurk in the shadows inside one of the scariest haunts in Oklahoma Trailf of Fear in Lawton, Oklahoma.
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Haunted House in Uniontown, PA Pennsylvania - Haunted Hills Estate
The scariest haunted house in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, PA is Haunted Hills Estates, and Hauntworld.com brings you a full review of this ultimate Halloween Haunted Attraction.  Learn all the secrets of how this attraction became one of the most successful haunted houses in America.
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Kentucky Haunted House - USS Nightmare
Kentucky Haunted House, USS Nightmare is one of the scariest haunted houses in Kentucky and some say a real haunted house in Kentucky read the review at Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Pontiac, Michigan - The Realm Of Darkness
Michigan Haunted Houses rated and reviewed by Hauntworld.  Find the best and scariest haunted houses in Michigan especially the Detroit, Pontiac Michigan area including Realm of Darkness one of the scariest and most unique haunts in Michigan.  Read all about Realm of Darkness at www.Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind The Walls
Haunted House in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind The Walls is one of the biggest, scariest REAL haunted houses in the country.  Eastern State is open year around for tours of the prison, ghost tours, paranormal investigations and in October it becomes one of the biggest haunted houses in America. Read all about this attraction click here.
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History of the Haunted House Industry
Learn the history of the haunted house industry.  Find out everything you ever wanted to know about how haunted house industry become a 1 billion dollar industry only at www.HauntWorld.com
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Haunted House in Salt Lake City Utah Nightmare on 13th
Haunted House in Salt Lake, Utah Nightmare on 13th is Utah's biggest indoor haunted house with one of the most amazing pre-shows.  Learn all the details reviewed by Hauntworld.com
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Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, New York
Haunted House in New York Headless Horseman is located in Ulster Park, NY which features multiple haunted houses in one location including a haunted hayride, haunted houses and much more.  Learn all the secrets in this new 2011 Review.
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Haunted House in Kentucky - Talon Falls Screampark Haunted House, Paducah, Kentucky
Haunted Houses In Kentucky, Talon Falls Screampark, Paducah, Kentucky is a haunted attraction during Halloween which features multiple haunted houses, hayrides, and more.  Learn all the secrets and go behind the scenes of one of America's scariest haunted houses reviewed by www.Hauntworld.com
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Field Of Screams Haunted House in Lancaster Pennsylvania PA
Haunted Houses in Pennsylvania, PA Field Of Screams is a haunted attraction in Lancaster PA which features multiple haunted houses in one location including a haunted hayride, haunted houses and much more.  Learn all the secrets, go behind the scenes and discover one of America's best haunted houses.  Learn all the scary details in this new 2011 review.
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The Mortuary Haunted House, New Orleans, Louisiana
Haunted Houses in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Mortuary Haunted House.  Learn all about one of America's ONLY REAL haunted houses inside a REAL turn of the centrury funeral home that sits right next to one of the oldest and creepiest REAL graveyards.  If this haunted house doesn't scare you NOTHING will... read all about this REAL haunted attraction based in New Orleans.  Learn all the REAL details reviewed by Hauntworld.com.
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Lemp Brewery Haunted House in St. Louis, Missouri
One of America's only real haunted houses the Lemp Brewery Haunted House is reviewed by Hauntworld Magazine.  Lemp Brewery Haunted House is deep underground located in real caves and caverns under the streets of St. Louis. Learn all the scary truths of this forgotten underground in Hauntworld.com newest review. Now called The Haunting of Lemp Brewery
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Haunted House in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Pennhurst Asylum
Pennhurst Asylum is the ONLY real haunted house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.  Explore the history of the real asylum and learn about the new haunted attraction located inside.  Learn all the scary details reviewed by Hauntworld.com.
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Haunted House in Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth The Haunt House Feature Story by Hauntworld.com
Dallas, Texas Haunted House 'The Haunted House' is one of the best haunted attractions in the Dallas Fort Worth area read a full review about the scariest haunted house in Dallas Texas reviewed by Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Kansas City, Missouri The Beast and Edge of Hell
Kansas City Missouri haunted houses are some of the scariest in America, Hauntworld.com reviews the best haunts in Kansas City area including The Beast and Edge of Hell.  This Halloween stop by and visit some of the best haunted attractions in Missouri.
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Haunted House in Cincinnati Ohio The Dent Schoolhouse
Cincinnati Ohio haunted house The Dent Schoolhouse is one of the scariest haunted attractions in the state of Ohio.  HauntWorld Magazine reviews the best haunted houses in Ohio.  Read about what makes Dent Haunted Schoolhouse the best haunt in Cincinnati Ohio.  Learn all the details reviewed by Hauntworld.com.
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Haunted House in Buffalo, New York House of Horror
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Haunted House in Uniontown, PA - Haunted Hills Estate
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Georgia Haunted House Netherworld in Atlanta Georgia
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Texas Haunted House House of Torment Austin Texas
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Haunted House in St Louis Missouri The Darkness
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Americas best haunted houses 2009
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Haunted House in Lee, New Hampshire - New England Haunted Overload
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Haunted House in Nashua, New Hampshire Fright Kingdom - New England
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Haunted House in Kansas City, Missouri The Beast and Edge of Hell
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Haunted House in Cincinnati Ohio The Dent Schoolhouse
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Haunted House in Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth The Haunt House Feature Story by Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Dallas Texas Cutting Edge
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Haunted House in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Hundred Acres Manor
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Lemp Brewery Haunted House in St. Louis, Missouri
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Top 10 Scariest and Best Halloween Haunts in Amusement Parks
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America's Top 10 Scariest REAL Haunted Houses and Ghost Hunting Attractions
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America's Best Haunted Houses Top 13 Attractions 2010
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America's Top 13 Scariest Destinations 2010
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The Mortuary Haunted House, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Haunted House in Kentucky - Talon Falls Screampark Haunted House, Paducah, Kentucky
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Field Of Screams Haunted House in Lancaster Pennsylvania PA
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Haunted House in Salt Lake City Utah Nightmare on 13th
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History of the Haunted House Industry
Learn the history of the haunted house industry.  Find out everything you ever wanted to know about how haunted house industry become a 1 billion dollar industry only at www.HauntWorld.com
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Kentucky Haunted House - USS Nightmare
Kentucky Haunted House, USS Nightmare is one of the scariest haunted houses in Kentucky and some say a real haunted house in Kentucky read the review at Hauntworld.com
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Haunted House in Pontiac, Michigan - The Realm Of Darkness
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Haunted House in Philadelphia Pennsylvania - Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind The Walls
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Haunted House in Phoenix Arizona - 13th Floor Haunted House
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Haunted House in San Antonio Texas 13th Floor
Texas Haunted Houses are some of the scariest in America.  Hauntworld.com reviews one of the best haunted houses in San Antonio, Texas - The 13th Floor Haunted House is simply the best and scariest haunted house in San Antonio, Texas.  Read the complete story here at www.HauntWorld.com
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America's Best and Scariest Scream Park Haunted Houses and Halloween Events 2011
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Americas Best and Scariest REAL Haunted Houses Halloween 2011
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Americas Best Haunted Houses Scariest Attractions Halloween 2011
Hauntworld Top 13 Haunted Houses in America 2011.  Find the best haunted houses, screamparks, real haunted houses, and the scariest places to get scared in America 2011.  Are you wanting to find the best and scariest Halloween Attractions in 2011 across America click here to find the best Halloween Attractions.
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Americas Best Haunted Houses Scariest Haunted Houses 2011
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Top 13 Scariest Haunted House Movies of All Time
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Yeti Mount Everest, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Verdun Manor, Dallas, Texas
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Jekyll and Hyde, New York City
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Headless Horseman, Ulster Park, New York
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Erebus, Detroit, Michigan
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Spookywoods, North Carolina
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The 13th Gate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 States Of Terror - Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
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The Legendary Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory, Akron, OH
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Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, Gradyville, PA
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Americas Best Haunted Houses 2008
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Terror Behind the Walls Closed for 2020 - What does this mean for the Haunt Industry
Thu, June 18, 2020

Terror Behind the Walls CLOSED for 2020 haunted house season!  What does this mean for the haunted house industry? 



First lets read the statement by Terror Behind the Walls today on their facebook page: 

'We have some sad news to share. The financial impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced us to suspend Terror Behind the Walls for 2020.
Preparations for TBTW were underway for months, but we ultimately determined that modifying the attraction to comply with anticipated COVID-19 guidelines would have presented significant operational challenges and financial risk to Eastern State.
Instead, Eastern State will offer smaller-scale evening tours of the penitentiary this fall. More details to come.
It’s a sad day at Terror Behind the Walls. We hope to share some good news with you soon
.' 
 

Terror Behind the Walls is one of the biggest if not the biggest haunted house events in America attracting over 100,000 guests to their haunt each year.  I'm sure they didn't make this decision quickly.  We're talking about up to 4 million dollars down the drain with one post on facebook all I can say is WOW!   TBTW is based in downtown Philly which is a very liberal city, with liberal mayors and rules just like Chicago or LA. I think it's fair to say that cities with liberal mayors are taking a more strict approach to re-opening business while republican led area's are wanting business to re-open more quickly.  Not saying one is right and the other is wrong but knowing the rules are going to be very strict could have played a huge factor here.  On the flip side most of PA is very RED especially in these farming communities those haunts should have less to worry about when it comes to opening.  The staff of TBTW may have come to the conclusion based on their statement about financial harm, that spending well north of a million dollars to produce the event might backfire if the city does another shutdown.   How would you like to be caught just ramping up and boom you shut down again with the type of financial investment they must make each year.  TBTW also mentions they laid off 40% of their staff, possible they don't have the man power to pull it off.  Or maybe they're making this decision based on risk verse reward.  Let me explain. 

The reward could be attendance down by 50% maybe you net around 1 million dollars, whereas the risk is you spend all that money to produce the show and you can't open losing 1 million dollars.  In other words its a flip of the coin, and considering they have other revenue streams such as tours of the facility why risk it.  Furthermore they might be concerned about potential lawsuits from large gatherings or the restrictions the city would place on them make it totally impossible to operate.  Should the haunted house industry be alarmed or shaken to the core by this announcement?  NO!  Why?  Well because TBTW is not a private business like the mass majority of haunts across the country.  If any haunted attraction event was going to close or skip 2020 I would have predicted a haunt like TBTW, Theme Parks or Charity based haunts.  I would also expect to see several theme parks cancel Halloween and maybe every charity based event cancelled. 

With the way the media is acting right now (out to get everyone it seems) how much positive PR could come to your event this year?  Remember this is an election year and the media is HELL BENT on getting rid of Donald Trump.  I would expect October to be a WARZONE ACROSS Media outlets trying to further divide the country, predicting bleak outlooks on business, employment, etc.  People might not have jobs, money, or motivation to do anything in October.   The media is depressing people how much can we all take?  Or maybe and hopefully for us people need some escape from reality.  I sure hope so its possible.  By the end of September how many cities, and states can afford keeping business shut down?  These unemployment bonus checks END in a couple weeks will that motivate cities even liberal ones to get business back in action?  I would hope so!  I do think we're going to open as an industry because we simply can't continue to function as a country under these conditions.  Getting back to haunting let's consider most professional for profit haunted houses are very small business's with no other options for revenue.  Not opening would send Shockwaves across this industry. 


If the mass majority of haunts didn't open or if they opened and retained less than half  of their customers what would happen to the industry as we know it?

Let me make some predictions: 

1)  Transworld:  I would strongly consider cancelling the 2021 show.  Why?  That is easy no one would spend a dime, vendors would know up front haunt owners have no money and probably would go out of business.  How could haunt vendors survive two seasons in a row of virtually no revenue?  They couldn't.  Right now we're asking vendors to hang in there, fight until next March.  But if the writing is on the wall that haunted houses are losing their shirts, what would they do next?  Would they spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend a tradeshow half full with buyers just looking and no spending?  Please!   IAAPA has already cancelled their second hall, and said they will be way down on exhibitors and buyers in 2020.   Wouldn't the same apply to Transworld?   Maybe there would be a show but it would be right back where it started about 10 rows and thats it.   The industry needs to be successful in 2020 for everyone's sake especially the vendors.  Vendors need a sign of hope to make another run and we as an industry can't let them or Transworld down. 



2)  Vendors:  As stated above you can pretty much write off over 50% of every vendor we know and love as gone!  Some might end up working in theme parks, finding jobs with production companies outside the industry, or just finding a new line of work.  There is NO WAY IN HELL vendors survive another year like this one just simply NO WAY!  Even if they could survive after firing virtually their entire staff what kind of product could they produce on a mass scale?  Therefore there is no more Transworld no more haunted house tradeshows.  GONE!   Yes some haunts would survive this especially theme parks who produce massive events, therefore some vendors would make it but not enough for a full blown tradeshow. 

3)   Haunted Attractions:  The industry would finally come FULL CIRCLE and be back to where it all started charity based events with theme parks running the for profit side.  Yes some haunts will FIND A WAY to borrow money to survive 10 months and try to open the following year.  However the damage would be so overwhelming that only the haunts who own their property, debt free and access to borrowing could make it.  Very sad but very true. I also feel many haunted house owners would just give up on the industry and try something else like axe throwing, escape rooms, some social attraction or maybe they would find employment with a theme park.  Many haunt owners are already doing side attractions and finding its more profitable with less stress than haunting.  The industry as we know it right now is walking the tight rope. 

So what do we do?  For one I just read an article IAAPA published with so called industry experts talking about using mirrors, sound fx,  eliminating chainsaws (HUH) (Don't people run from those?)  stopping insensitive themes (since when have haunts been worried about that considering we have bloody bodies everywhere) these so called industry experts laid an egg in this interview.  We shouldn't be talking about what we SHOULDN'T DO ... we should be talking about what we're GOING TO DO!  IF WE OPEN WE PLAN ON MAKING PEOPLE SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN!  PERIOD! 



Furthermore we can't have people with virtually nothing to lose, or very little experience talking to the media on behalf of our industry.  The most experienced vets with positive talking points need to do the talking for EVERYONE!   We need every haunt who's called about these issues  refer those reporters to people like myself, or Chris Stafford who has a lot to lose by a negative story.  This is the time for the real industry leaders to STEP UP and take charge.   We can't afford another story from YAHOO who spins the IAAPA story into some NO SCREAMING in 2020 article READ HERE.  We simply can't afford people talking on behalf of an entire industry who doesn't own a haunted house, saying things like 'chainsaws must be eliminated' or suggesting we use 'mirrors' to scare.  Let me explain something here... how about you tell everyone in the theme park the roller coaster is open, we put them in the seat, fasten them inside, then show them a video of what the ride would have been like had had we launched the coaster.  Suggesting we eliminate chainsaws, use mirrors, or change  themes to not offend anyone... WHAT IS THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT?  Why do people come to a haunted house HELLO?  TO GET SCARED so if you are advocating toning down that experience due to COVID then just CLOSE because if we can't deliver what guests are paying for what are we doing?  I'm not eliminating a chainsaw something people RUN FROM not kiss on the lips ... last a checked RUNNING from someone with a chainsaw wouldn't that be a good social distance tool?  OMG what a moronic statement.  

Why play defense we need to play offense.  We need a sensible plan that works for all haunts, which would include warning signs posted everywhere including your website, suggesting all guests wear masks, temp checks on your staff, washing stations, and then just roll like its 2019!   There are other things we can do like eliminating squeeze walls, or eliminating 'ROAMER' actors, making sure no 3D glasses are re-used, station every single actor in a scarezone/scarebox, etc.   We can make sure actors wear the same costume, same mask, reducing staff,  blah, blah.  In other words we can come up with a sensible plan but closing your haunt is not good for your business or the industry as a whole. We could even airbrush masks for our actors so they look like masks WOW who would have thought... no just  eliminate chainsaws says one so called industry expert.  Please!  

Here is the bottom line we as an industry need a plan a plan that works for everyone.  We need to come together and create this plan and we can't do it on facebook.  Facebook haunt industry groups are overrun with people who do NOT OWN HAUNTED HOUSES!  PERIOD!  I got ripped on by some of these people for producing a video to help haunt owners make more money.  WHAT?  How do these industry know it alls think they get paid?  C'mon I have no time to listen to that non-sense.  Do you want our new video its awesome and it will HELP YOUR BUSINESS BIG TIME... CLICK HERE 

We can discuss idea's on Hauntworld Forums CLICK HERE, we can narrow down a group of industry leaders to have ZOOM meetings, and we can come out with an OFFENSIVE game plan to score SCREAMS!  We can work together, and we can accomplish anything if we work as a team.   Don't be afraid to buy from a vendor, open your haunt, and GIVE THEM HELL without fear of offending someone with your scary doctors, bloody hospitals, or any theme you choose.  WE NEED TO PLAY OFFENSE HERE AND GO FOR IT... tell your costumers you're going to give them the scares of a lifetime.  Tell your customers yeah no basketball, no baseball, but there will be SCREAMING in 2020!  The haunt industry is here to entertain safely!   

Do we need to cut spending, staffing, marketing and do we need to enact some safety protocols?  YES!  Do we need to close down?  NO WAY! 

I will start a thread on Hauntworld and open up the discussion for THE PLAN to open this season.  I hope you participate! If you do not have a forum user name and password create one let me know and we'll approve it asap!   

I'm looking forward to the discussion we still have several weeks to get it done!  Lastly, I wish the staff of Terror Behind the Walls a SCARY RETURN in 2021!  We will miss you guys in 2020 but the haunting must go on!  We need to save Halloween, Our business, Vendors and Transworld who's done everything you can imagine to grow our industry.  

Happy Haunting. 


 


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Create Animation Control Room - Haunted House How to
Wed, June 03, 2020
  Secrets Revealed:  The House of Torment Control Room
By Jon Love and Daniel McCullough from House of Torment 
                                                                                                               
 
Back end procedures tend to vary from haunt to haunt depending on size, location, and attraction type.  Operations for a 10,000 person/year single attraction haunt differ than that of a 70,000 person/year multi attraction scare park.  Despite the differences between events one thing is universally certain:  smooth behind the scenes operations are a critical part of any successful haunted attraction.  For our business, the House of Torment in Austin Texas (a two attraction haunted house serving 40,000 + patrons/year) we created a centralized command center that is the beating operational heart of our event.  From it we activate all of our props, visually monitor and record every room in our haunted house via infrared cameras, control sound levels, operate lighting and fog controllers, maintain air supply, and coordinate communication with our entire 100+ person/night staff.  We call it the “Control Room” and we are going take you through our theory behind its use and the benefits it has brought our business.
 
The Idea Behind it all
 
From the start we wanted to have the best timing possible with our props.  We wanted customers, even if they spotted a prop, to be stunned when it activated when they least expected it.  Year one we researched other haunts, builders, and electronics manufacturers and discovered that by combining the use of infrared video security technology, custom switch boards, and some minor wiring techniques we could run prop triggers and video feeds to a central station with monitors and activators.  We could then sit back, watch the show, and at the perfect time flip a switch giving customers a scare they’d remember. 
 
Early on after building out our first camera station and prop trigger board we decided to run our audio controllers back to the same area to keep them out of the fog filled haunted house. The room we were using was also somewhat removed from the attraction so it ended up being a good place to store our compressors as well.  That first year our control room was equipped with a 4 camera monitor unit with VCR, a small compressor (compared to the ones we have now), a few CD players and a handful of radios.  It was a modest version of our present command center that has since been through tens of thousands of dollars of upgrades, expansions, and improvements.  We now use digital video recorders, dozens of commercial grade night vision cameras, MP3 players, DMX lighting and DMX fog controllers, better communication units, and much larger compressors. 


 
What was supposed to be a timing technique quickly turned into operational gold for us becoming a core element of our business and over the years the control room has in a way become our brainchild.  Finding ways to broaden its capability and increase its function have become staple parts of our off season as each year we continue to face growing demand, and improving haunt technologies.  So far, we have identified 4 major categories of benefits the control room provides our business (they are list below in no particular order).  In the future however there will undoubtedly be more, but for now these are the main reasons we use a control room to operate our haunt.
 
 
Benefits
 
 
Safety, Liability, & Security
 
One of the main features of our control room, the camera system, allows us to have eyes and ears everywhere in the haunted house which increases haunt safety and security while reducing liability.
 
During the course of a season inevitably some incidents will occur as people walk through or work in our attraction.  It’s a dark, loud, chaotic environment and while we take every safety precaution known to man to ensure our customer’s and actor’s safety sometimes things happen.  Clothing may get torn, personal items may get lost, sets may get trashed, or even worse, every haunted house owner’s nightmare, someone may get hurt. 


 
Our camera system not only allows us to monitor activity inside the haunted house in real time, it records the footage on to hard drives.  Whenever we have an incident we never end up in a “he said she said” situation.  We simply pull the footage from the drives and watch to determine what really happened, and where the fault, if any, lies.  To no surprise we have found that over 99% of incidents occur when people, whether it’s a customer or an actor, don’t follow the rules and guidelines of the haunted house. 
 
In addition, because we can see everything in real time, we are able to track potential “problem” customers we think may be aggressive towards our actors or sets.  They may have had a bit too much to drink or they may seem a little too hostile or afraid.  Whatever the case may be when we identify a potential “problem” customer we have a security officer monitor their trip through the haunted house in our control room and at the first sign of trouble, escort them out.       

  
 
Timing & Prop Activation
 
Because we can see everything in our haunt during operation we don’t time our props, rather we time our customers.  Our control room operators are experts at timing groups and using a group’s personality to understand what will be the best time and way to activate props and effects.  Sometimes that means blasting a group twice with an air shot, or waiting until the big guy in the front has passed the Skele-rector, or even letting some one think “It’s not going to move,” and then surprising them out of their shirt (it has happened).  Each group acts its own unique way and monitoring them on camera lets us learn something about them and then tailor their experience accordingly.  Our props are essentially extensions of our control room operators and whether the effect is the misdirection for the actor or the actor is the misdirection for the effect, having props manually timed and activated adds another layer of depth to our event.
 
It is also beneficial to manually activate props from our control room so there are never step pads or sensors for customers to find.  Sometimes with “in haunt” triggers customers will stand in one place and continually activate an animation over and over again killing throughput, bogging down operation, and draining air supply.  Customers may also get too close or end up somewhere they shouldn’t be making a prop activation potentially hazardous.  Putting the power of activation in the hands of a trained professional prevents those problems from arising keeping the show safe and moving along.      

  
 
Centralization of Systems
 
Our control room is much more than a camera and prop activation station.  While visually monitoring our event and manually activating our props provides a plethora of advantages, having all of our core functions in one place is key.  We monitor and control lighting, fog, communication, audio, and air supply all from one location.  Coupled with our camera system we are able to instantly adjust almost any element of the attraction with the press of a few buttons.  We are able to know what systems are up, at what intervals they are running, at what levels they are operating, and what if any need adjusting.  We always have a good idea if our customers are getting the experience they paid for because we can simultaneously monitor all the critical functions of our attraction.  In the event something needs tweaking it is very simple to diagnose what is going on when everything is right in front of you, coordinate with the appropriate staff member, and address the issue.  We also store our tools alongside a variety of spare parts in our control room to have quick access to anything we may need in an emergency maintenance situation.  Overall, centralizing the control of our haunted house is the fundamental theory we have used to develop and run our back end operation.  It’s the basis on which the control room is built.     


 
Refinement & Training
 
One of the biggest benefits the control room has offered us, the ability to see what works and what doesn’t, has made for some of our most exciting and humbling experiences.  Because we are able to constantly watch our props, effects, actors, and customers we can see when our ideas work better than we ever expected and when they fail to even be noticed.  What ever the case may be the control room has enabled us to continually refine our event.  We watch to see if scares provide the impact we want, to pin point areas that create flow problems, and to monitor our actors to make sure they are doing a good job.  When something doesn’t work we change it until we get it right and in doing so grasp a better understanding of what will invoke the best reactions out of our customers.    
 
In addition, similar to the way football teams that watch film of competitors to understand what they’ll be facing in an upcoming game, we show our actors videos of customers.  We show them what works, what doesn’t, analyze customer types and study the footage together with our team. It’s great to be able to show our staff how making slight changes can create huge differences or how something on one side of the haunt affects something on the other side of the haunt.  Overall, monitoring and recording haunt footage night after night has made a huge impact on the quality of the event we produce.      
 
 
In conclusion our theory of having a centralized area to control the critical systems of our haunt has worked out to our advantage and fit our model well.  It has helped us produce a product that we haven’t seen replicated in our market.  It has given our business significant advantages and provided us with an operational infrastructure allowing us to smoothly sustain exponential growth while forever bettering ourselves and our attraction.  It has provided us with a priceless wealth of knowledge about our customers and how to be really good at what we do.  We understand the control room won’t fit everyone’s model and recognize that each event has its own way of running back end operations.  No way is right, no way is wrong.  Our way works for us and we hope that you may be able to take something from that.  Thanks for reading and good luck this season!  For more information about the House of Torment please visit www.houseoftorment.com
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10 Things you need to do to Open Escape Rooms
Tue, June 02, 2020
10 Things You Should Do Right Now to open your own Escape rooms
 by Larry Kirchner 
 
Escape rooms are pretty hot right now and making lots of money for some.  Over the past year, I've learned a lot about escape rooms from building four of my own plus several for different clients.  I've also learned so much from my conversations with friends who also operate escape rooms of their own, and of course I've learned from the good old fashion way of making mistakes and learning from them.  I feel the best way to learn anything is from digging in and taking your lumps.  The good news is...this industry shares a lot of information.  In this article, I will now share with you and hopefully save you some of the same growing pains.  Here are ten things I learned within the first six months of building escape rooms for clients as well as operating my own.
 
1) Marketing:   I learned quickly that escape rooms should be marketed only thru social media, not radio, television or any other type of traditional media.  If you're not a wizard at social media or digital media then hire someone.  I had to break down and hire a company to represent my escape rooms, and it's made a huge difference.  I think almost all failing escape rooms gravitate to Groupon.  Groupon is making a huge push to sign up as many escape rooms as possible.  The problem with Groupon is they make you cut your profits with a discount, and then they cut your profits again by giving them a huge percentage.  You would be much better off hiring a company to handle the marketing for you and focus on Google, Facebook and Instagram, and direct market to companies for team building events, specifically the HR Departments of businesses. 


 
2)  Operations:  I learned really fast that it's not a great idea to be open daily.  However, it's also not a great idea to be open only at night.  Corporate parties want day time hours not night.  I think it's best to keep limited hours on Wed-Thurs with a focus on being open early.  You'll need at least 15 minutes between games to reset.  You must also remember games can be damaged by customers, so stay on top of repairs at all times.   
 
3)  Buy Puzzle Books:  When I first created my escape rooms, I relied heavily on puzzle companies.  That was a mistake.  When you buy one from this company and one from that company you end up with so many different things created in different ways that it's hard to maintain.  On Amazon, you can find dozens of puzzle books.  Inside each book are puzzles that could inspire you to create non-electronic puzzles to open a lock or give a clue.  I wish I had bought these books prior to creating my first escape room.  I don't think every puzzle should be electronic.  In fact, some of the best puzzles are ideas derived from puzzle books whereby customers readily use their brain to complete a puzzle.  (BTW much cheaper.) 
 
4)  Visit Escape Rooms:   Regretfully, I did not.  However, I've found that many escape rooms offer very similar things, while at the same time creating their own unique ways of reinventing those common puzzles.  Visiting other escape rooms and understanding what everyone is doing can help your business.  It's something I personally need to do, but just haven't had the time.  However, every successful escape room owner I've talked to has done this and told me the great value in it.


 
5)  Don't Create the Get-Rich-Quick Games:  There are SO many escape rooms in operation with SO many more planning to open.  Several were created by gamers, who have great puzzle ideas but who set them up too affordably.  Many escape rooms are set-up in small spaces, many times on the second floor, and the mass majority are created for only $10-$20k.  Ultimately escape rooms will come to the same conclusion the haunt industry came to many years ago... With too many haunts in operation, so many more were failures than were successes.  Very confidently, I'm going to predict more than half of all escape rooms will go out of business within the next 18 months.  Even ones operated on the smallest of budgets still have bills to pay and owners who need to support themselves.  I also believe many of the franchise escape rooms will be some of the first to go, because the owners have to pay a percentage of their profits to the franchise.  The Escape Room industry is being expanded much too fast; this will put a massive squeeze on the industry as a whole, but even moreso on the smaller ones.  You will continue to see more and more open, diluting the industry to a breaking point.  The quality levels are just so all over the board, and in some markets, you're starting to hear more negative than positive from customers.  The bar will be set higher by those who think big.  In the end, the industry will see several drop out, but the best WILL survive.  That's my opinion, based on 30 years in a similar industry, the haunt industry.  If you're thinking about opening one, then do it bigger, better and more spectacular than anyone else in your market.  


 
6)  Hire some help:  When you're planning your first escape room, reach out to some escape rooms designers.  There's no harm in getting some prices.  I've learned there are experienced puzzle and room designers who will layout your entire room for as little as $2,500.  Why try and learn on the job?  If you're someone with theming experience, then what can it hurt to hire someone to help you with a great flow chart of puzzles?
 
7)  Equipment to do the job:  We've already built several escape rooms for clients, and one thing I learned quick is you need certain types of equipment/resources.  If you really want to go above in the build-out of your room, you might need a CNC machine, 3D printer, and of course a really good tech person.  Tech for a haunted house is totally different than tech for an escape room.  If you don't own a CNC machine then find a local company who does.  A 3D printer is something anyone can buy; the trick is...Do you know how to use it?  You can probably find people on the web (on sites like 'meetup') who can operate your 3D printer or CNC if you choose to purchase one. 


 
8)  Time to Go BIG:  Many escape rooms are what I would call generation 1.  These have little to no theming, lots of locks or math puzzles, and primarily seak-n-finds (aka simply finding hidden things around the room).  If you look around your market today, there might be 10-20 of these available, so something's gotta give.  I made a comment during my seminar last year that many low-budget escape games will inevitably find it hard to complete by the new incoming high-budget escape rooms.  Look at the Halloween Retail industry...Almost every lower budget "ma and pa" retail store got sent packing when the big box stores decided to sell the same items.  This is reality, and the first to go will be the generation 1 escapes.  The newer escape games opening will be way more advanced and exciting.  The purpose of my comment wasn't to insult but to forewarn those escapes.  Upgrade before it's too late.  Now one year later, there's even less time to upgrade and change. I want to help anyone in business who reads this magazine... there are big players getting into this industry and right now you’re about to be overrun with competition.  Think big now and go for it!!! I have always found in the haunt industry if you set the bar so high, others will think twice before going into competition with you!  Just a thought!
 
9) Party Rooms:  If you plan to build an escape room you MUST build party rooms.  Number one customers are cooperate groups!  When I first opened my escape rooms, I booked very few corporate groups, but almost immediately after opening the party rooms, I had more than I could deal with.  Furthermore, you can upcharge for the private use of the room.  My only suggestion is that you create a very unique party room atmosphere, not something with four walls and paint.  My main party room is well themed and includes pinball, shuffleboard, televisions, couches, a fireplace and board games. 
 
10)  Website:  First, you need a website where people can book your games.  I learned escape rooms and haunted house websites are two very different things.  Our first escape room site was dark; we didn't do well.  Then I totally changed the website and made things bright, more inviting.  Additionally, you'll need a Facebook and Instagram page, but again steer clear of doing anything dark.  Even though customers REALLY like the haunted themes, still keep your sites colorful and bright.  Don't make it seem too scary.  
 
We also created another how-to DVD, this one is called 'How to Create Escape Rooms' and you can purchase a copy at www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com  
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Hauntworld Magazine Issue #50 has Shipped
Fri, May 29, 2020
Hauntworld Magazine Issue #50 has now shipped to haunted house owners, vendors and enthusiasts.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 50 covers Headless Horseman and Creepyworld plus how to articles on creating your own haunted midway!  Get your subscription now at www.hauntedhousemagazine.com or buy single issues. Hauntworld Magazine is a printed magazine sent to your mailbox.  We want to thank everyone who's supported our magazine over the years and helped us achieve this milestone #50.   Subscribe today and support the vendors and industry professionals. 


 
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How to Light Your Sets - Haunted House Lighting Tips
Fri, May 29, 2020
Light Your Sets 
From the team behind Haunted Overload 

Lighting a scene to provide the most visual impact has always been very important to us at Haunted Overload. Lighting should always enhance a scene not detract from it. A mediocre scene can be brought to life with good lighting, just a fantastic scene can be ruined by the wrong choice or bad lighting job.


 
Fantastic effects can be achieved with a relatively low budget. Coming from a home haunt background just starting out we did not have the funds to purchase expensive lights and effects. We made do with cheap colored spotlights that stuck in the ground. We found that with just standard red, blue, green and orange spotlights we could achieve great effects by the proper placement and combination of colors in a scene. Using black wrap and gaffing tape we are able to feather the lighting effects or dim them down at will by bending and shaping the wrap over the light to suit our needs. These simple techniques are in use at the haunt to this day.
 

Mainly lighting from the ground up illuminating the natural environment, trees and structures provides dramatic shadows and highlights to each area. 
Since our attraction is outdoors, we prefer big bold powerful lighting effects that cover a wide area. Our 500 W halogen work lights are slowly being replaced with LED versions covered with gels to change the color.


 
 A good rule of thumb is to use warm and cool colors in each scene.  For example if you are lighting something in the foreground with warm tones such as red or orange, a cool color in the background like blue or green tones will really make it pop and vice versa.
 
Rules are made to be broken and experimentation is always a good thing.
 
This year, I wanted to try to light one particular scene in the outside queue line with only natural light from candles or flames.
This may not be possible at every haunt location but if your fire marshal allows it in certain areas this could work great. I wanted it to look 100% authentic so we lit real jackolanterns with candles in jars and the outside perimeter of the scene with tiki torches. With a lot of fog pumped in, it made the scene look incredible with all the flickering natural light. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another successful experiment was achieved by using a powerful LED blacklight. We knew we needed something spectacular for the main queue line so we built a massive four-story skull structure. But the lighting had to look incredible. So my idea was to mix glow-in-the-dark paint with invisible fluorescent paint and spray the entire sculpture with a Wagner power painter. We painted the whole thing black first to provide a deep rich base for the fluorescent glowing mixture on top.
The black light was turned on while the paint was being applied so we could judge the effect and intensity of the glowing areas.
 
Even though the photo is fantastic, it's hard reproduce the intensity when printed and to describe the finished results seen in person. The combination of tones and shadows produces an almost 3-D effect without the glasses. That entire section of queue line and skull structures can be lit with one 40° UV light by Elektra Lite with lighted pumpkins for accents. Impressive light output delivers incredible fluorescence at distances of more than 75 feet. Red LED lights in the eyes of the skulls on either side help make it pop.


 
 
I wanted to improve on this technique the following year and experiment with different colors. The same approach was applied to a 50 foot dragon bridge sculpture. Additional black lights from Fright Props were added to light up the entire length of the sculpture. Care was taken to cover them from the elements as well as position the lights high to avoid shadows from patrons entering the bridge.
 
This is one of my favorite lighting effects because patrons are really blown away when they are viewing such a large glowing object from far away that gains in glowing intensity as they move closer.

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