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Rich Hanf
11-07-2010, 06:12 AM
Ahem...excuse me...but there is a major, once in a lifetime, industry event coming down in 5 days and nobody is talking about it. Why am I seeing Transworld March posts and nothing on the Beast / Edge of Hell tour next week? I know lots of people are going but I don't see anyone making mention of it.
I know I am excited to be doing something Haunted, totally different, and not business oriented in any way. Just Haunted House fun and just 2 weeks after Halloween with the nights being cool but not cold and leaves still on the trees. Am I the only one who can appreciate this?
What gives with you guys?
Rich Hanf

11-07-2010, 08:07 AM
I think people are doing their own legendary haunt tours to haunts in their region. If someone lives in Kansas City and visits all those haunts it's just called going to several haunts, what makes it Legendary when we come? They're just haunts, people are driving, not flying, to see other Legendary haunts still open such as Netherworld, house of torment and many others. I think some people feel they can wait, save their money, and just check out Larrys haunts in March when we all fly in there anyway....


11-07-2010, 09:46 AM
Not me, not going to any because I hate going alone.

11-07-2010, 09:59 AM
I have mmade my rsvp for air and hotel, but nothte tour yet. Will do that tonight.

Have a room to myself unless someone want to share expenses.

11-07-2010, 10:34 AM
I've been looking forward to this event since it was first announced and can't wait til next weekend! I can relate to the end-of-season burnout that many (most?) haunters are going through, the depressing tear-downs that some are doing this week and next, and the fact that some haven't spent time with their families in months. For me, though, this is an opportunity I've been waiting years for - to see two haunted houses that have interested me as long as I can remember (Beast and Edge), to see what became of the Catacombs and Main Street Morgue, and to learn about Full Moon and the histories of these haunts from Amber Arnett-Bequeaith. And to do all of this in the company of some of the biggest names in the haunt business (sadly but understandably without Kevin, Stewart, and Dewayne from Folklore this time) makes this one of the most exciting things I've done in a long time! I'm very much looking forward to Transworld in the Spring, but I'm starting next season even earlier - next weekend - and for the record, I'm flying!

11-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Well damn you going to pick me up and give me a corsages to match your boutonnier ?? Kidding really, with five days notice, I'm going to say I'm not going. I'm trying to see if some of my old friends from an FX company are going to transworld.

Rich Hanf
11-08-2010, 06:30 AM
Oh Yeah....(Said like Macho Man Randy Savage) 5 days to go. Only 5 days befor the biggest party of the year kicks off. Middle of Novenber and Transworld has saved the best for last.
I was just checking out the Tour website...again...for the 20th time...and it just keeps on hitting me how cool this is going to be. I don't know about you guys, but even as I break down this season already seems like it happened years ago. Time is so strange these days. For me, the timing opf the tour couldn't be better. It hasn't been a strange season...it's been a STRANGE YEAR. This is gonna be my new years eve. I'm gonna party like it's 1999 (Prince reference).
This is going to be the place where I take that deep breath and say wow...it's over.

As far as the siminars are concerned, it is a very cool thing for me to be ask to say a few words...the trouble is that I can't ever say A FEW words. With that in mind I've been talking to home haunters around the country to get a feel for what they have been doing and their excitement, purity, entheusiasm brought me way back to how it all started for me...and for so many of you. I plan on speaking to the President of the Home Haunters Assn. as I'm sure he will have some entertaining stories as he is a Home Haunter himself. The big thing for me is the re-connecting with the original pure spirit of Halloween. I hope to be able to help you get there as well.

OK...til tomorrow Rich Hanf

Jim Warfield
11-08-2010, 07:23 AM
Time might seem fleeting and strange come the end of October...because there is a major, noticable fluctuation in time then. (Maybe this explains OCtober 31st's history of sightings and such?)
My Brother checked a book out of the local Mount Carroll library about how to build and adjust your sundial..there was a chart showing what I am describing.
"Time" is not constant, it speeds up and slows down but the day with the biggest difference is (or at least was in that book) is..... Halloween.!!!
The difference is between solar measured time and mechanically measured time.
The 4 equinoxes are right on as far as these 2 methods of time measurement go.
No other day is.

Oh, yes, of course The Ravens Grin is open tonight and almost every other night of the year too.

11-08-2010, 10:15 AM
Rich and anyone else.

Is this tour going to allow fellow haunters to take photos or video, or is it strictly a full show mode tour like we are regular guests?

11-08-2010, 03:33 PM

I DOUBT they are going to let you take photos or video of this tour I doubt that almost 100%... but maybe someone knows for sure but I would NOT bring a camera. LOL

I wish we could could go but we can't... we are heading out to IAAPA a couple days later and just have too many loose ends to tie up.

We are building our IAAPA booth right now and it will be awesome. Also we already tore out all the sets in Darkness that are going into the trash can.
We really need to get people working while we are gone for a week at IAAPA so wow we wish we could go just can't...

I know that anyone who goes should have a great time!!! I had a couple people call me for details... I'm like its not our tour and I gave them the address for the tour. I know there is a lot of interest.


11-08-2010, 04:08 PM
Thanks Larry. I just kinda assumed it might be like your darkness tour for transworld, if im not mistaken you had a behind the scenes tour where cameras were allowed.

Rich Hanf
11-08-2010, 08:10 PM
It's easier to get forgiveness than permission :)

11-08-2010, 11:43 PM
Rich is correct on that one... however as haunters we should respect their wishes but I would ask them to see if you can. Larry

damon carson
11-09-2010, 06:59 AM
Thanks Larry! Its dumpster diving time at the Darkness again. I love this time of year! LOL! Just joking! I would mind it though.

11-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Anyone know if the busses that run from the hotel to the Stowe building will be making any additional trips after 5:30 p.m.? I can't make it to the hotel until about 6 p.m. Thanks!

11-11-2010, 06:40 PM
Looking forward to seeing everyone who will be in Kansas City! Should be a fun weekend.

11-11-2010, 09:13 PM
I will be in town around 2-3pm. Can't wait to see and meet everyone...

Oh, and who knows all the good BBQ joints in the area?

11-12-2010, 10:13 AM
Does anyone have the info for this tour? dates/times/cost..etc....being in kansas I might be able to swing over there for a bit


11-12-2010, 10:19 AM
Listen to the current RFR up on the site and Ben and Jen are both on for a good 30 minutes talking the entire Tour Weekend.

11-12-2010, 04:49 PM
I think the website is legendaryhaunttour.com or something like that.

Maybe someone will give us some reports!


11-14-2010, 07:32 PM
I went to Edge of Hell and Macabre Cinema.

Bear with me for some background: I have a home haunt and I live in Kansas city. Since it wasn't a Lights On tour I decided not to go at first (I can go anytime during the season). I did spring for a flight to Orlando for HHN. For some damn reason they decided to do a congo line approach and it basically ruined most of the scares for me. I wanted to get scared darn it!. FF to last Thursday and I was catching up on the RFR shows and Johnathan was talking about the KC tour. It dawned on me that since they weren't doing a Lights On they were probably going to be open to the public. I called and YES! they were. YEAH! I was finally going to get my haunt on.

Went Friday and BOY! They did NOT disappoint. I'm guessing they really had their game on for you pro-haunters because I got flippin' super scared in every room! Here's the highlights:

Lightning wall: Super dark hallways and then a loud sound of thunder with a super bright flash of lightning that was etched into the wall. They used that several times in that section at different turns and it was a terrific effect. The sudden brightness temporarily blinded you and it's quite unnerving because it's already pitch black in there. You are completely unarmed of your senses for the scare actor to pounce.

In the vampire room there was no obvious way to go to the next room. The vampires then hiss at you, "Through the fireplace!" you look at it and it's just a 3' square opening. They hiss again, more insistent, "Through the FIREPLACE!" So you get on your hands and knees and crawl through. Unfortunately there's another vampire in there with you hissing that he wants your blood. That is a scary sensation to be in a very vulnerable unprotected position. It was a great scare!

The pathways are not even footing, the hallways can be very narrow and there were many stairs. All the while actors are scaring the heck out of you. Not sure if that's the safest thing in the world but it sure is scary. I've been trained that you are basically safe when it's treacherous walking but OH no! Not with them. In fact we were on the most violent shaking bridge I've even been on and all the while there was an actor screaming bloody murder at us. It was great!

Scare, scare, scare and suddenly...we are in heaven. Bright, beautiful heaven with angels and everything. To be honest, I really liked that room 'cause I needed the break. :p They were scaring me so much I was getting a little freaked out. Disappointingly, they told me that I couldn't stay in heaven. That I had to go back down to hell. Sadly, we head back to hell and go into the famous slide room. You know, the 5-story slide? Yeah, well try one with the sheet of waxed paper they give you to slide on. I went so fast down that thing that it took me about 10 seconds at the bottom to get my wits back. My head was SPINNING! Then I saw the python that I noticed wasn't in his cage earlier. He was around an actors neck and he let me pet it. A beautiful and surprisingly soft creature.

I'm tired of typing now and I'm sure your sick of reading so I leave it there. If interested I could come back and give you my thoughts about Macabre Cinema (great!)