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10-06-2012, 12:42 AM
A never before released 5 part video series:

Episode #1


10-06-2012, 02:49 PM
Nice work Ben, looking forward to seeing more of this series!

john haines
10-07-2012, 12:34 AM
Please, keep posting these new episodes. Thanks !!!

john haines
10-08-2012, 10:44 AM
Wanted to hear some opinions. Looks like that's the only "new" show this year.

10-08-2012, 12:37 PM
Well I liked Halloween Crazier!

More info on America Haunts Tricks of the Trade Web Series...

America Haunts: The Tricks Behind the Trade takes viewers on a tour of five members' haunted houses. From high- and low-tech secrets to creating stunning designs and creepy and realistic-looking monsters, viewers get a look behind the curtain and hear from the craftsmen, engineers and makeup artists.

All five videos can be accessed on the America Haunts You Tube Page (http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericaHaunts?feature=CAgQwRs%3D). Each will be posted at 9 a.m. on the following dates:

October 5The Darkness (http://scarefest.com/haunted_house_in_stlouis_missouri_thedarkness/home.cfm) (St. Louis)—Hear about how CGI technology is used to create characters ranging from dancing ghosts to a painting on the wall with eyes that follow visitors wherever they go.

October 10Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses (http://www.headlesshorseman.com/) (Ulster Park, N.Y.)—See how this haunt uses a combination of today's technology with techniques dating back to the 1930s to create illusions so real you think you have just stepped back in time to Sleepy Hollow.

October 12Erebus Haunted House (http://www.hauntedpontiac.com/) (Pontiac, Mich.)—Meet "Bernie" a computerized system that "keeps an eye" on more than 100,000 square feet of this haunt, monitoring visitors and activating the animatronics and special effects at just the right moment.

October 17The Bates Motel (http://www.thebatesmotel.com/) (Philadelphia)—Learn how this haunt uses its actors and animatronics to elicit the biggest scare it can get from its visitors.

October 19Netherworld (http://www.fearworld.com/) (Atlanta)—Find out how your favorite haunts make their monsters look so real (they are just actors, aren't they?).

For more information, including hours and ticket prices, go to www.AmericaHaunts.com/attractions (http://www.americahaunts.com/attractions).
With 30 haunted houses and attractions across the country, America Haunts delivers fear-based entertainment to more than a million thrill seekers annually. America Haunts has been featured on the Travel Channel and its members recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records on multiple occasions. The organization is committed to providing technical excellence, stunning set design, Hollywood-quality make-up, costumes and actors. For more information, visit AmericaHaunts.com (http://www.americahaunts.com/).

damon carson
10-08-2012, 02:28 PM
I wish they had shown more of Netherworld! It was alright but they need to get rid of the hokey stuff like pumpkin boats ect first in the first 5 minutes and get to the real guts and horror of Halloween! Just my personal opinion! hahaha!

john haines
10-08-2012, 04:35 PM
I guess uncle larry and uncle jim are upset. The cardnials are winning (again !!!) so bad for business !!!!! Yuk !!!!!!

10-08-2012, 06:10 PM
I guess uncle larry and uncle jim are upset. The cardnials are winning (again !!!) so bad for business !!!!! Yuk !!!!!!

What's with the uncle Larry? You sound like a fanboy!!

Go Nats!!!!!


10-10-2012, 08:18 AM
Time for Episode 2 of America Haunts: Tricks Behind the Trade! This time we take you through the Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, NY. SHARE IF YOU'RE ENJOYING THE VIDEOS!

Keep up with the series on our YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/americahaunts (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2Famer icahaunts&h=wAQEKuFCf&s=1), and learn more about America Haunts at www.americahaunts.com (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.americahaunts.com&h=sAQGyQJ9U&s=1).


10-11-2012, 10:04 AM
What do you guys think about the awesome illusions at Headless Horseman? Lots of cool behind the scenes stuff coming up.... Our segment will have a massive actor flight rig and the total silicone mask production process...

10-12-2012, 10:48 AM
I thought they were neat. Always wondered how they did the heart ripper scene. Surprised they used a real blade in the other illusion. Thats impressive!

10-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Episode 3 of America Haunts: Tricks Behind the Trade debuts this morning! This time we're taking a look at the high-tech behind the scenes operations of Erebus Haunted Attraction (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erebus-Haunted-Attraction/123781671337) in Pontiac, MI http://youtu.be/my-JWYaz2Sg (http://youtu.be/my-JWYaz2Sg)


10-17-2012, 07:53 AM

10-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Time for the fifth and final episode of America Haunts (https://www.facebook.com/AmericaHaunts): Tricks Behind the Trade. This time we take you behind the scenes at Netherworld Haunted House (https://www.facebook.com/NetherworldHauntedHouse?ref=stream) in Atlanta. SHARE IF YOU'VE ENJOYED THE SERIES!