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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. 
  Posted by Larry 4.55 PM Read Comments ()
 
 
 
 
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.  

  Posted by Larry 2.25 PM Read Comments ()
 
 
 
 
Haunted House Halloween Industry Tradeshows and Events 2019
Wed, November 21, 2018
As we begin a new year here is the schedule of events happening in 2019 

March 21-24   Halloween and Attraction Show - St Louis Missouri www.HaaShow.com -  As for amusement tradeshow this is one of the biggest if not the 2nd biggest of the year behind IAAPA.  The show has morphed into an Escape Room, Christmas and Halloween Attraction Show.  Buyers from amusement parks to Christmas light show events will pack the halls with over 10,000 buyers across nearly 300,000 square feet.  

Book your hotels, seminars and more early as this show totally sells out.  



March 21- 19  - The Darkness Haunted House Tour -   www.TheDarkness.com  -  This is the biggest haunted house tour of the year as thousands of haunted house owners across the World come to St Louis for the annual Halloween Show.  The Darkness and Lemp Haunted House will open its doors to the haunt community showcasing new sets, fx, and screams.  These events include behind the scenes tours, and events with live actors.  This event sells out every single year.  More information on this years event coming in January.  




April 12-14  -  Monsterpalooza -  Pasadena Convention Center -  www.monsterpalooza.com -  This is an amazing show even for the professional haunted house owners.  The show features some of the make up companies, artists, monsters, masks and so much more.  All haunt owners should check out this show.  


June 7-9  -  Midwest Haunters Convention  -  Chicago Illinois -   This show focuses on haunt tours, seminars and parties for the haunted house industry.  www.midwesthauntersconvention.com  



August 6-8 2019  -  Escape Room Conference and Tour -  San Antonio Texas -  This show moves around from town to town and this year the event is in San Antonio Texas.  Tour escape rooms, tradeshow floor with vendors, seminars and more.  Most haunts are now opening escape rooms so check out this show. 
http://www.roomescapeshow.com/

Example of last years tour video




 
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