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BUY a subscription to Hauntworld Magazine TODAY.  Your subscription will start with the current issue or the next issue.  You will recieve four issues per subscription.  Issues are full color anywhere between 50 pages to 100 pages. Each magaizne is jam packed with articles from the best industry minds offering how to tips on marketing, building haunts, scares, and much more.

Issue 47 features four different haunted houses, and how to articles about digital marketing, creating radio commercials and how to create signs for your attraction.  Get this full color 48 page issue today! 
The latest issue of Hauntworld Magazine will feature all the haunted happenings for the Transworld Show along with multiple featured articles.  This issue we cover the famous Queen Mary and their haunted events along with Woods of Terror from North Carolina. 

Hauntworld Magazine will also features several articles to help haunt owners expand, and increase profits.  One article presented behind the team from Queen Mary will talk about how they offer beer sales to other upsales to generate hundreds of thousands of additional revenue.  The staff of Hauntworld will also write an article that deals with coorporate haunts and amusement parks hurting the small haunt owners.  How can you deal with corporate invaders?  How can you compete with major amusement parks?
Hauntworld Magazine features three haunts including Trail of Terror, Statesville Haunted Prison and Brighton Asylum.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 45 is jam packed with information to help you create a digital marketing plan to increase attendance.  Get your issue now! 
Hauntworld Magazine Issue 44 features Rise Haunted House, Rise Escape Room and a review of DC Escape Live.  Additionally learn how to build a 3 minute escape room, top 10 tips for operating a successful escape room plus much more.  Other articles feature security information for your haunted house and learn secrets to sell more online tickets.  Jam packed issue. 

Hauntworld Magazine is now the industry magazine for haunted attractions, hayrides, escape rooms, corn mazes, and anything related to Halloween. 
 

Issue 43 gives the inside secrets to the success of one of the most successful haunted houses in America Netheworld located in Atlanta

 Hauntworld Issue 42 offers feature articles of Factory of Terror and Nightmare Nashville plus how to articles from Haunted Overload and much more.  

 Hauntworld Magazine Issue 41 is finally HERE!  Issue 41 is our best issue EVER because we focus on teaching you HOW to operate your haunted attraction in a year around setting.  Learn how to utilize your attraction year around to generate income from Escape Games, Zombie Laser Tag to Christmas Shows.  Learn everything inside issue 41. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 40 might be the single best most educational magazine we've produced as this issue helps you start your own escape game, high tech lighting for outdoor haunts, and an article from Larry Kirchner on how to get the edge on your competition this Halloween season.  The issue also includes new products from vendors, a featured haunted house article and much more! 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 39 features several how to articles to help your haunted house business including how to set up retail, how to do make up quickly, haunted hayride safety, and social media marketing.  Issue 39 also features Legends of the Fog, and extreme haunts feature.

Hauntworld Magazine issue 38 features five different haunted house, articles on how to build your own 3D haunted house, state of the industry and much more.  Each magazine helps you learn how to own and operate a successful haunted house.

Hauntworld Magazine issue 37 features four haunted attractions plus learn marketing tips for your haunt, plus the main focus is about EXTREME haunted houses the do and the dont.  Get this issue now.  Released July 20, 2014. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 36 features 64 full color pages of content to help haunt owners grow and develope their business.  Featured articles from Larry Kirchner, Ben Armstrong, and Dwayne Sandbugh including how to renovate your haunt article plus five featured haunt profiles.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 35 is jam packed with 5 haunted house features, how to create your own corn maze, secrets to create online web traffic and all the details about the haunt shows and tours. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 34 is a special edition with focus on how to be succesful owning and operating SCREAMPARKS!  Learn what types of attractions, what to charge, when to open and how to operate a haunted Screampark.  Featured haunts including Verdun Manor, Dead End Hayride, Darkwood Manor and 100 Acres Manor plus much more.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 33 features two major haunted houses including Bennetts Curse and Pure Terror Haunted House and several how to articles from Netherworld's Ben Armstrong, Allen Hopps, and much more.  Learn how to make your haunted house more successful with Hauntworld Magazine.

HauntWorld Magazine Issue 32 features articles on how to build the ultimate crypts, how to use facebook to promote your haunted house and much more!  Learn how to promote, operate and create the best haunted houses with Hauntworld Magazine

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 31 features Screampark Haunted House and a review of Cutting Edge Haunted House in Dallas.  Additionally a review of all the latest on Zombie Mania, the future of haunted house industry plus the top 10 most unique locations for a haunted house and much more. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 30 is the largest all color magazine we've ever produced.  Issue 30 includes 76 full color pages featuring four haunted house attractions, top 20 haunts all time, how to create a giant outdoor monsters 'clownzilla' and much more. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 29 is the largest all color magazine we've ever printed with over 80 pages of content.  Learn how to make a giant clownzilla, or how to entertain your customers in line at your haunted house.  Learn more about the 13th Floor Haunted Houses and much more.  Subscribe today and save or buy this single issue.

Hauntworld Magazine features three amazing haunted houses including USS Nightmare, Realm of Darkness and the massive Terror Behind the Walls.

Features:
• Headless Horseman, New York
• Nightmare On 13th, Utah
Plus:
• 12 Things That Changed The Industry
• Being Monsters
• Gift Store Observations
• QR Codes and more!

Hauntworld Magazine issue 26 is jam packed with three featured haunted houses, and in addition learn how to improve air throughout your haunt, haunt show information and much more.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 25 is the biggest issue to date with feature articles on FOUR major haunted houses.  Additionally learn how to expand your attraction with several how to articles.

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #24, Featuring:

  • The Dent Schoolhouse
  • The Edge of Hell
  • The Beast
  • Macabre Cinema
  • The Chambers Of Edgar Allan Poe
  • To Buy or Not to Buy
  • Negotiating a Commercial Lease
  • Creating a Room to Fit a Theme

 

 

HauntWorld Magazine issue #23, Featuring:

  • Haunted Overload
  • Fright Kingdom
  • Tips to Produce Professional Photos
  • Creating a Haunt Video
  • Creating An Undead Horse From Scratch
  • Northern Fears: Scary Synergy

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #22, Featuring:

  • Atrox Factory
  • Graystone Manor
  • Learn scare tactics from the Alabama haunt owners
  • Social Media Marketing 
  • Animals in Haunted Attractions
  • Secrets to Efficient Lines & Smoother Ticket Sales

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #21, Featuring:

  • House of Torment
  • A central control room can create more efficient haunt operations
  • Building The Ultimate Facade
  • A review of Universal Studios House of Horrors CA
  • Haunt Quality / Film Quality

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #20, Featuring:

  • Netherworld Haunted House
  • Que Line Entertainment
  • Parking Lot Actors
  • Make-up & Costuming 
  • Big Monsters, Small Price Tag 
  • and more!

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #19, Featuring:

  • Bates Motel in Pennsylvania
  • Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory in Ohio
  • Explore the history of the modern day haunted house industry
  • Post-show reports: Transworld, Eastern Haunt Convention
  • and more!

HauntWorld Magazine Double Issue #17-18, Featuring:

  • The 13th Gate
  • 7 Floor of Hell
  • Building The Ultimate Trailer Haunt 
  • Eight to Eighty: Growing Attendance Numbers
  • Keep Actors Coming Back Year After Year
  • Marketing Tips 2008
  • Making Timed Ticketing Work For You

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #16, Featuring:

  • Kersey Valley Spookywoods Haunted Attraction
  • Learn all the ins and outs of outdoor haunts
  • Make money at your haunt through daytime events
  • Creating a Corn Maze
  • Plus articles from Ben Armstrong, Eric Lowther and Tony Wohlgemuth

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #15, Featuring:

  • Rocky Point Haunted House
  • How to make money selling pumpkins & more
  • Tampa Busch Gardens
  • Universal Horror Nights
  •  Disney

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #14, Featuring:

  • Paintball Monster Safari
  • Top Haunts of 2006
  • Make Money with Gift Shop
  • Do It Yourself Masks
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Advance Tickets Stimulate Sale

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #13, Featuring:

  • FrightWorld
  • The Future of the Net
  • Successfully Create & Promote the ULTIMATE Website
  • Internet Marketing
  • Cost-effective Scenic Designs
  • The Value of Education

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HauntWorld Magazine Issue #9

Featuring:

  • Universal's Revenge Of The Mummy
  • Top 13 Revealed 
  • How to create an investor ready business plan
  • Universal's Van Helsing's Fortress Dracula
  • An Investor Ready Business Plan
  • The BOCA article
  • and more!

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  • Headless Horesman Haunted Hayride
  • Haunted Pre-Shows
  • Cave Design & Construction
  • Amusement Park Haunts
  • Harkleroad Haunting 101
  • What's Your Line? Developing Character Actors
  • Inflatables and Halloween
  • Que Line entertainment 

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Hauntworld News Blog
Legendary Haunt Tour Announces Trip to Netherworld and Atrox
Sat, February 09, 2019

 

The Legendary Haunt Tour is proud to announce its 2019 destinations! We are excited to be heading south this year on an amazing trek that will span two states and explore two world famous attractions you have been clamoring to see – ATROX Factory in Leeds, Alabama and NETHERWORLD Haunted House in Stone Mountain, Georgia!

Both of these incredible events have been raising the bar for years in innovation and quality – this will be a tour NOT to be missed! Stay tuned for more details to come, but mark your calendars NOW and plan to head south for the Legendary Haunt Tour, November 8th and 9th, 2019!

About legendary haunt tour:  

Each year the Legendary Haunt Tour visits a different city in the USA and tours 2 to 3 haunted attractions that have achieved "legendary" status with the haunted attraction industry, the media and the public. More than just a haunted house tour, the LHT has evolved into a destination social event for haunters all over the world, providing a unique vacation & networking opportunity just after the Halloween season. If you're a haunted house owner, actor, makeup artist, costumer, merchant or if you just love haunted houses and Halloween, the Legendary Haunt Tour is the place to wrap up the season, relax, unwind, have fun, celebrate, see what your fellow haunters have to offer... and start getting ideas for next year!

Learn more at www.legendaryhaunttour.com 

 


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Transworld Haunted House Tradeshow ads Christmas Attraction Show
Wed, February 06, 2019


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TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN AND ATTRACTIONS SHOW RETURNS TO AMERICA’S CENTER CONVENTION COMPLEX WITH 80,000 SF ADDED FOR CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
2019 Expanded Show Will Feature Animatronics, Make Up, Special Effects, Lighting and More
St. Louis (February 4, 2019) – The Halloween & Attractions Show (HAAS) Featuring Escape Room City returns to the America’s Center with 80,000 square feet of added space for a new exhibition: the ultimate Christmas Show. In its 11th year at America’s Center, guests will have access to two expansive presentations featuring holiday products from over 400 exhibitors, March 21-24.

The expanded show floor will feature the best animatronics, make-up, masks, special effects, props, Halloween merchandise, haunt design, lighting, concessions, food prep equipment and more. By popular demand, The Dark Zone and Interactive Pavilion which includes Escape Room City, returns with offerings specifically designed for the room escape, virtual reality and adventure game industries.
“It is a pleasure to host the HAAS show in St. Louis for the 11th year,” said Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, President of Explore St. Louis. “Our city is filled with outstanding attractions and cultural venues, and we take great pride in our holiday entertainment across the region. We’re eager to welcome the creative producers of the entertainment industry as they plan themed attractions across the globe!”
The Halloween & Attractions Show created the marketplace for the haunted house and escape room industry and has grown consistently over the past 30 years. U.S. consumer spending during Christmas season is approximately $800 billion ($8 billion for Halloween).

“We had record breaking attendance numbers last year,” said Jennifer Braverman, TransWorld President. “The Christmas Show is now the only trade show of its kind; we’re excited to offer visitors one show where they can plan for their entire holiday season.”

The 2019 show serves the interests and needs of buyers from amusement parks, zoos, aquariums, resorts, mall developers, corn maize’s and farms, retail establishments, haunted houses, family fun centers and operators of holiday exhibits and events.  It expected to draw nearly 12,000 attendees and generate approximately $5.1 million in direct economic impact for the St. Louis region.
 
Hundreds of exhibitors will offer: props and animatronics, games, costumes and prosthetics, concession supplies, ticketing and crowd management solutions (including technologies), music, décor, wrapping, and virtually any other themed product an operator or retailer might need around the holiday season.
 
The largest seminar series in the industry, educational sessions cover: theming out haunted attractions, discovering trends and practical tips, helping retailers and venue operators learn how to reach and appeal to consumers to grow their seasonal traffic and engagement, among others.

http://www.haashow.com    Learn more at www.haashow.com 

Watch a video of last years Haunt Show 

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Halloween Party Expo / Hauntcon Happening This Weekend January 25-17, 2019
Sat, January 26, 2019


The 2019 Halloween and Party Expo with Hauntcon is happening this weekend in New Orleans January 25-27, 2019.  This show features everything you can image Halloween and party retail.  

Hauntcon is a small haunted house convention, with vendors, seminars and some tours.  If you own or want to sell Halloween retail get yourself to New Orleans for the show! 
 

Learn more about the Halloween and Party Expo by visiting their website www.HalloweenPartyExpo.com 

The biggest Halloween, Escape and Christmas Attraction tradeshow happens in March located in St Louis.  Learn more about that show at www.haashow.com 

 
 

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Hell Fest - Worst Horror Movie Ever
Tue, January 22, 2019
Hell Fest is a horror movie set inside a haunted scream park where a rogue actor runs around killing patrons for real! Let me just start off by saying this movie wasn't scary, or original, and lacked good actors, director and witter.  This movie could be one of if not the worst modern day horror movie ever made.  What makes a good horror movie?  Well you need something original this movie doesn't have it!  How about good actors who can make you believe what is happening is real.  This movie lacked anything creative, good actors just top to bottom bad.  Personally I'd rather sit in a tub of acid than watch this movie again.  Okay you get it I hated this movie.  

Coming from a haunted house industry persons perspective this movie couldn't have been worse.  This movie tried to make a movie about a killer in a haunted house, and in doing so created the worst looking haunted houses, and created very false perceptions about the haunted house industry.  For example a clown actor runs over to a group picks up a girl and runs off with one of the girls... that would NEVER happen in a haunted house. Also wouldn't that be illegal maybe just maybe?  Another total false stereotype this film made about haunted houses is that haunts use REAL weapons.  During several scenes the killer was able to find for example a REAL ax stuffed in a fake dead body.  This would NEVER happen in a haunted house no haunt would use a real knife or ax to scare people or use as decor whereby the customers could simply grab it.  On several occasions the actors stop the guests, pin them down, strap them to a table and worse none of these things would ever happen in a haunted house.  The actors of this movie went into several haunted houses and in each case they're put inside alone left to wander around alone again simply would never happen.  Another scene had an actor jump on a young girl and straddle her all the way thru a fake dark ride.  The movie is filled with common industry rules that haunted house owners and operators would NEVER DO because its unsafe for both the actors and the customers. 

Lastly the notion that one of our actors would roam around the haunt, and start killing people as a sport, again would not happen.  Why?  Because for one groups always stay together so if you attacked a customer the rest would know.  Furthermore haunted houses have great security and actors are trained to be additional eyes and ears of the attraction.  If something looked out of place it would be reported right away.  Could something like this actually happen sure it could, and for Hollywood to plant such an idea in my view makes this libel for anything that could happen into the future.  



Not to get on a soap box but why does Hollywood preach liberal points of view, especially on gun control or violence against woman, when the movies they make create promote guns, death, destruction, violence especially against woman, sexism and worse?  Should they really be preaching to the rest of us?  

In closing, Hell Fest is a disaster of a movie, which creates a lot of falsehoods about attending a haunted house near you!  We can assure you that haunted houses are safe, a lot scarier than anything in this disaster, and most importantly safer!  Do yourself a favor and watch the new Halloween instead a very creative re-telling of a classic!  Thanks for reading. 
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Transworld Haunt Tours - Tickets On Sale Now - March 21 - 23 2019
Sun, January 06, 2019


The 2019 Transworld Haunted House and Escape Room tour tickets are NOW on sale get your tickets now at http://darkness.fearticket.com 

Tickets are cheaper when bought NOW the closer we get to the 2019 Transworld Haunt Show the more expensive the tickets.  

Transworld is going to be bigger than ever with haunted house equipment, escape rooms, and now Christmas lights and attractions.  Over 200,000 square feet of everything you need to build, create and equip your haunts, Christmas attractions and escape rooms.  The show itself is in St Louis, Missouri March 20-24, 2019 and you can learn more about at www.haashow.com 

During the tradeshow local haunted houses and escape rooms will open for guests of the tradeshow.  All events are private and limited.   The Darkness haunt tour is the biggest haunted house tour of the year having hosted over 10,000 attraction owners since 2009.  In 2019 these tours are going to be the biggest ever see all the tour details below. 

 

March 21, 2019 -  Behind the Scenes Tour -  Tour The Darkness, Terror Visions 3D, Hive Zombie Haunt, Lemp Haunted House and St Louis Escape Rooms.  Walk thru each attraction with no fog and no actors.  Guests can bring video and photo equipment take pictures and video.  You're allowed to walk thru all of the attractions at your own pace including all five escape rooms.   Get more details at www.haunttours.com 

March 22, 2019 -  Lemp Haunted House Live Actors -  The Lemp haunted house located about 2 miles from the convention center will open for only the 3rd time ever, and the finally time.  Go deep underground in real caves in a gothic setting where the haunt features LIVE actors!  The Lemp is being totally renovated for this tour.  This is the LAST TIME LEMP haunted house will EVER open for Transworld.  Get more details at www.haunttours.com 

March 23, 2019 -  Darkness Haunted House Live Actors -  The Darkness is one of the best haunted houses in the entire WORLD!  The haunt features Terror Visions 3D, Hive Zombie Experience, 3 Minute Escape, Horror Museum, Gift Store and the two floors of The Darkness Haunted House.  The Darkness is renovated each year just for this event at a cost of over $250,000.00.   This year is no exception as The Darkness is building 'SKULL KINGDOM' which will feature several new animations and props from Unit 70.  The new scene will feature no less than SIX major animations, flying rigs, suspended bridges, and amazing detail.  Get more details at www.haunttours.com 

VIDEO OF OUR 2018 TOUR


The team behind The Darkness also announced they will open CREEPYWORLD in 2020 instead of Darkness and Lemp.  This is the last time you can take these tours!!!  Get your tickets now!  

CONCEPT DRAWING FROM THE NEW DARKNESS 2019


 

Creepyworld is a massive Screampark about 20 miles from the convention center.  

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