The Bates Motel is the #1 Haunted Attraction in America! Check out the link to Hauntworld.com for all the details
The Bates Motel has again been ranked the number 1 haunted attraction in America! Come out this Saturday, October 2nd and meet Butch Patrick AKA Eddie Munster. He will be signing autographs and taking pictures. Visit http://www.thebatesmotel.com for details and special discounts. On October 4th, Fearnet is unveiling their new series, Zombie Roadkill Click here to see the trailer!
The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride is celebrating 20 years of fear! And now we have been rated the top Haunted House in America! This High Action Haunted Attraction has been consistently ranked as one of the top Halloween Haunted Attractions in the nation and has been featured several times on the Travel Channel and written up in national newspapers and magazines. This year we have added new monsters and bigger sets to make this the best Halloween Haunted Attraction ever! With our awesome, heart pounding, Haunted Hayride, the terrifying Westward Haunted Trail and the infamous Bates Motel, this attraction is guaranteed to entertain you and your friends.
NOX ARCANA conjures a realm of mystery and dark magic with THEATER OF ILLUSION
Welcome to the Theater of Illusion, the legendary stage of magic hidden beyond the threshold of dreams and nightmares. Behold strange and mystifying acts performed by phantom magicians and discover the dark secrets that lie in wait beyond the veil of shadows.
Nox Arcana invites you to enter a realm of magic and dark fantasy to immerse yourself in a soundscape of haunting melodies, mystical rhythms and pulse-pounding orchestrations.
A lifelong fan of magic, Nox Arcana founder Joseph Vargo was inspired to create a musical tribute to the mysterious realm of illusion.
"The setting for this concept album is an old Vaudeville theater, hidden from the outside world, where master magicians gather to display their talents every Halloween night. The 21 tracks take the listener on a musical journey throughout the theater and provide a cinematic soundtrack for the eerie acts that play out on stage.
"Our music has always been very popular with magicians, and several professional illusionists have used various Nox Arcana CDs to enhance their acts. With Theater of Illusion, I wanted to create something specifically for magicians and fans of dark fantasy."
The tracks range from haunting melodies on piano, harpsichord, and music box chimes to dramatic orchestrations accented by gothic choirs and pipe organ. Other tracks offer exotic, mystical rhythms and hypnotic narratives to create a spelbinding atmosphere.
Listen to Theater of Illusion and order CDs.
April 27-May 2, 2011
This is bound to be the best Hauntcon ever. Simply put it, Louisville and its surrounding areas have some of the best haunts you will find. This includes The Haunted Hotel, Baxter Avenue Morgue, Industrial Nightmare, Psychomania: Theater of Terror, Fear Fair, Waverly Hills Sanatorium and more. Lousville also has a great downtown. As more details become available, they will be posted.
Spooky Logistics LTD is in the process of creating a frightening haunt this Halloween season, but needs your help. The main character that will be representing this attraction is Edgar Krawly. He's a frightening looking ghoul, but needs some life brought into him. This is where you come in. Spooky Logisitcs needs you to answer the following questions in 500 words or less going deep into the psychie of this twisted character and beyond his spooky exterior.
Who is Edgar Krawly? Where did he come from? What diabolical deed does he do with all the brains he steals? How does this strange man, circa 1900 - 1920, step into a modern day “haunted” building? Why do people who enter the “haunted” building see mind-numbing scenes of horror, of every variety? What is the significance of the cryptic number sequence “29.11”?
For more information on contest rules, regulations and deadlines please visit www.kreepykrawlys.com.
Mr Bill's Thrills in Troy, MO will be celebrating their Scream Break event March 19th, 20th and March 26th and 27th during the 15h annual Transworld Haunt Show.
For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit www.mrbillsthrills.com.
The Midwest Haunters Convention returns to Columbus, OH once again. MHC is one of the nation’s largest and most popular haunt conventions. It features a large and haunting tradeshow, great haunt tours, seminars, workshops and much more. If you are an owner, actor, haunt worker, makeup artist, enthusiast or just want to learn what the haunt industry is all about, then head out to Columbus, OH June 4-6 for the Midwest Haunters Convention.
Six Awesome attractions on our pre-con bus tour!
Join us for two days of fun as we head to Northeastern Ohio. We’ll be touring award winning haunted attractions, some with acting troupes and many with multiple attractions. During the pre-convention bus tour you’ll visit 6 haunts; hosting more than 13 attractions. Prices will be starting around $200 and will Include your hotel room, all attractions, meals, snacks, charter bus and more.
New for 2010 - Extended and Advanced Classes
You asked and we listened! Over the years we have had many requests for longer, and more advanced, classes over the weekend. We are pleased to announce our new Weekend Workshops. These pay-per-class offerings will be three hour workshops, on the topics that you requested, by some of the best instructors in the industry!
Slider Basics 101 - Learn how to slide with Chris Simmons of Scarowinds
The Airbrush Asylum - Pashur shows off some great haunt airbrush makeup
Marketing & Sponsorships - Kelly Allen author of So You Want to be a Haunt Entrepreneur shares some of his best tips and tricks
An awesome design class to be announced very soon!
Visit the Weekend Workshops link on www.midwesthauntersconvention.com for all of the details on these great classes!
Two More Haunts on Friday!
Kick Off the weekend with more haunts and a party!
When we asked you what you preferred on Friday night, a party or haunts, you said BOTH! The Friday night MHC kickoff will include not one but TWO great haunts AND a party. Join us for a fun filled evening as we visit Scaratorium, Columbus' newest haunt owned and operated by MHC producers Kelly and Neena Collins. We will then travel to the infamous Haunted Hoochie / Dead Acres - "The World's Most Agressive" attraction.
Upon returning to the Hyatt, join us in the Big Bar on 2 for our newest tradition - Scaryoke! Check out the Friday Night Activities page for more details.
Contest Registration Open
Register now for Monster Makeup Wars and Ms Scary Midwest
MHC is now accepting applications to participate in our two most popular events.
The Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars pits fives teams of three artists against each other. Each team is challenged to create the scariest, most creative, monster from the neck up. There is one catch though. They do not know what materials they have to work with until the contest starts and they only have 30 minutes to do it in! If you feel you are up to the challenge submit your application now. We will accept applications through April 16th at which point the five teams will be chosen at random.
Each year the Ms Scary Midwest Pageant searches for the scariest female character. Eight lucky "ladies" will vie for this prestigious award onstage during the Saturday Masquerade Ball. These eight will be selected from all entries, submitted by April 16th, by a panel of judges from around the haunt industry.
Please visit the Contests page of the website for more details and to download the applications.
Presented by HauntBots
Industry recognized for providing some of the best education, MHC is once again proud to announce the 2010 Weekend Seminar Series lineup. Featuring some of the most respected names in the haunt community these classes will once again prove to be well worth the cost of registration. In what will grow to 30 offerings, these classes will focus on Business, Design, Makeup, Acting, and Props. Check out the Weekend Seminars for all of the classes descriptions and register today to attend.
For more information on The Midwest Haunters Convention, please visit www.midwesthauntersconvention.com.
There are plenty of Christmas events across the country open, so please make sure and visit one of your local events and have a jolly good time. Below is information on Arasapha Farm Holiday Hayride!
Save $2 Off Any Ticket To The Holiday Hayride
Looking for a great holiday family tradition? Come to Arasapha Farm for our Holiday Hayride and Light Show Extravaganza. It's a wonderful time for the kids and family, and includes a heartwarming hayride through the rolling hills of the farm, filled with beautiful light displays, animated characters and real, live Reindeer. Wander through Santa's workshop and see the elves at work, great train displays and even get your picture with the big man himself. When you are finished, relax by the bonfires and enjoy a cup of cocoa from our snack stand. Check out our fabulous gift shop for that perfect present. Choose from hundreds of fresh cut Christmas trees that include Douglas and Fraser Firs, that are guaranteed to last throughout the holiday season. For dates, times and prices, visit our website. Save time and purchase tickets online. Get $2 off the admission price by typing "Rudolph" in the promo code location. For questions or group information call the Holiday Hayride Hotline at 610-459-0647.
For more information please visit www.holidayhayride.com
I hope everyone had a great haunt season and Halloween. But please don't forget that haunts are still open and this includes one of the best rated haunts in the nation. Of course I'm speaking of Netherworld. Netherwold in Atlanta, GA will be open November 13th and 14th and so Will The Darkness in St. Louis, MO. So please make sure to check out these top rated haunts before it's too late. But not only are these haunts open, so are some that may be in your area. So please make sure to keep up to date with your haunts and visit them this weekend as well as next.
It seems like this year the Transworld Haunt Show has a bit of an identity crisis. It's not sure if it wants to focus on Haunted Attractions or the Halloween industry. To top it off it now is featuring items for waterparks. Hopefully next year's show won't suffer in quality because it's trying to please the amusement park, Halloween and Haunt industry instead of focusing its efforts on just haunts which was it's original intention. No longer is the show free since there will be a $40 registration free which includes some free goodies you can find out about by visiting www.hauntshow.com.
Michael Jackson the King of Pop and what Halloween enthusiasts know him as the King of Thriller and Ghosts video has died at the age of 50 from an apparent heart attack. Even though He has died his music will live forever in people's hearts and will be played forever at Halloween parties and haunted houses.