View Full Version : District of the Dead is now a 100% go, Buffalo, NY's newest haunted attraction!

05-13-2011, 08:57 PM
We have been given the green light and our location has been secured as of today.

I took a large poll for other names we had thought of besides "Horde of Undead" as my username shows. District of the Dead was in favor by well over half of a few hundred individuals. Ironically enough, not too many people favored Horde of Undead. :( Oh well!

Opening a professional haunted attraction has been a dream for close to ten years and today it became a reality.

I'll be moving back to Buffalo, NY this summer from Scottsdale, AZ to open Buffalo's newest and most frightening haunted attraction.

Western New York, prepare to expect the unexpected this Halloween 2011 season. :D:D

Had I never moved to Phoenix to start mobile auto detailing I would have never attended the incredible haunt out here, "The Nest" that sparked my true passion for the haunt industry again, which led me to attend Trans World this past March with my father.

Failure breeds success, and success comes from starting something new that you were born to do.

I'd like to thank all the members here on Haunt World so far that pointed me in the right direction on so many different aspects of starting a pro haunt. And to Kelly Allen, your book, hands down has been a bible to me the past 9 months and is probably the main reason I resurrected my love for Halloween.

From now until October will be nothing more exciting than a downhill roller coaster ride of enthusiasm, excitement, and much more experience I need to learn in our industry. 8-)

05-13-2011, 10:06 PM

I hope to secure my location for next year shortly too.

Twin Locusts
05-14-2011, 02:05 PM

I predict you will succeed. Being focused and passionate about haunting is dime a dozen.

However, people that know when to go with their gut and know when to listen to, and act on, the ideas or opinions of others are rare.
It's evident you know how to respond to feedback, don't lose it.

Best of luck!

Raycliff Manor
05-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Wow! Thanks so much for the positive feedback, but most of all... CONGRATULATIONS on pursuing your dream!!! I can feel your enthusiasm and passion and I love it! I look forward to hearing about your progress and success!:D


05-15-2011, 10:14 PM
Get in touch with Patti and lets get you guys a banner ad for your haunt. Larry

05-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Congrats . Let me if I can help you with your insurance.......Thanks Ken

05-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Thank you for all the comments ladies and gents. Yes, Ken, we will be contacting you very soon. It seems that you are recommended by everyone on this forum! :p

I will keep everyone posted with our progress. One month to go and I'll be flying back to Buffalo!

chuck weber
05-18-2011, 10:30 PM
Look out ! This guy is focused and hungry for success ! The best of luck to you, my friend. Keep us all posted !!!!! (quickly, please!)

chuck weber
06-18-2011, 06:20 PM
Really interested in seeing how you guys are doing..........

The Forsaken Crypt
06-19-2011, 09:39 AM
Buffalo needs more haunts. Seems like an awesome idea. I will be paying a visit

06-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Buffalo needs more haunts. Seems like an awesome idea. I will be paying a visit

Appreciate it! Everything is better with more haunts, especially Buffalo. :D

We finally got started on ordering what we need this morning. We've been tied up for weeks with the corporate filings process in NY. I'll be flying back to Buffalo in only 2 short weeks now to get started on District of the Dead. :cool:

Haunted Prints (EOM)
07-14-2011, 07:34 AM
Good luck with your first pro year. Post some build pics as you move along.

The Forsaken Crypt
07-14-2011, 08:52 PM
I always make a round trip to every haunt in WNY. Can't wait to see whats in store for this.