Haunted House Industry Updates from Hauntworld.com
Sat, August 04, 2012
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Terror Visions Haunted House Amazes the Haunt Industry
Wed, August 22, 2012
Haunted Houses can be found right here on Hauntworld.com including Haunted Attractions, Halloween Events, Haunted Hayrides, Corn Mazes to even pumpkin patches. Here at Hauntworld.com we try to rate and review the best haunted houses and the scariest haunted attractions in the World. Whenever we run across a unique attraction that leaves an entire industry talking it's time to do a story! Terror Visions located a haunted house located in St. Louis, Missouri is the World's Scariest and Best 3D Haunted House. Hauntworld.com is the best source on the web to find articles and stories about the haunted house industry. To find more haunted houses in Missouri follow this link: http://www.hauntworld.com/missouri_haunted_houses or to learn more about Terror Visions visit their website at www.Scarefest.com
TERROR VISIONS is one of America's first 3D haunted houses ever created and is now regarded as the best 3D haunted house in America. Terror Visions is a 3D haunted house in St. Louis, Missouri located inside THE DARKNESS, one of the best haunted attractions in the World. The Darkness Haunted House is a two story haunted house filled with Hollywood quality sets, animations & special effects, located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2009, our building was expanded with a new 16,000 square foot two-story addition, which now houses our workshop and both Terror Visions 3D and The Monster Museum. Originally, Terror Visions 3D was located at 19th and Washington Street and operated as a single haunted house in the mid 1990's. Terror Visions Haunted House on Washington Street later had its theme changed to Elvira Haunted House, but ultimately it closed for good. Several years went by without a 3D haunted house.
Eventually, Halloween Productions Inc (HPI) expanded their Darkness building downtown. The team from HPI wanted to add a second haunted house to The Darkness venue. Many ideas got kicked around until it was ultimately decided to bring back Terror Visions 3D. In addition to bringing back Terror Visions 3D Haunted House, it was decided to add a gift store and surround that with a monster museum.
The original Darkness was located in the old Welch Baby Carriage Factory on 7th Street in Soulard. The Darkness was housed on one entire floor of 36,000. The original Darkness included a 13-hole themed mini golf, an arcade, a movie theater, magic show stage, and even a monster museum. When HPI bought the building next door, The Darkness Haunted House was moved out of the Welch Factory and into the building right next door.
The new building, with only 20,000 square feet, was not large enough to house a mini golf, arcade, monster museum, & movie theater. So those attractions were sold and shipped outside of Missouri to other attraction companies.
Halloween Productions become a predominant production company building haunted houses, indoor blacklight mini golf attractions, dark rides, and more all across the World. In fact, a new company was started called Blacklight Attractions (BLA). BLA became (and still is) the World's best production company of blacklight attractions in the World. When the Darkness building was expanded it only made sense to bring back Terror Visions 3D because of Terror Visions’ history in the St. Louis area, plus the company’s current recognition for building the best 3D attractions Worldwide. After costing nearly 1 million dollars to expand the building and create the new attractions, Terror Visions and the Monster Museum opened in October 2009.
Terror Visions 3D Haunted House, now in its forth season, has evolved with each passing year. In the first season of this haunted house, it was mostly highlighted for its clown theme and amazing artwork. For the second season, this haunted attraction was renovated by adding tons more build-outs, sets and props, plus more sound fx. For 2012, Terror Visions 3D has reached an all new high with tens of thousands of dollars spent on custom animations, special effects, and the most hauntingly creative artwork scenes.
In the past, The Darkness Haunted House was the main attraction with the most elaborate build-outs and sets, but the objective for 2012 was to do the same for Terror Visions, and mission accomplished! A perfect example is the TNT room, whereby the entire room explodes after an animated clown detonates dynamite. Other incredible additions are the improvements to the queue room, whereby a multi-motion clown was added who tells jokes and insults the crowd. The biggest renovation to Terror Visions was in 2012 when over $100,000 was spent on new scenes, and one of kind never before seen special fx. One of the biggest addition was a multi motion Ice Scream truck which features two different screens showing clowns driving the truck while the other gives the illusion the truck is driving down the road. The new Ice Scream truck moves, shakes and vibrates while you walk through it... this effect was hailed by the haunted house industry during a tour in March 2012 as one of the most unique creations in haunted house history. Other new scenes and effects include a wacky funhouse room with funny mirrors, massive moving clowns, an attacking CLOWNZILLA animation, an over the top Jack N Box room and even a Mr Freeze Clown who blasts you with real frozen ice. The days of Terror Vision
being merely an add-on attraction of 3D mazes is over.
Terror Visions 3D Haunted House has been toured multiple times by owners of haunted houses nationwide and around the country and has been hailed as the best 3D haunted house in the industry. Are you ready to experience freaky crazed clowns, in a 3D environment where the walls appear to be moving, floors are floating and everything is right in your face? Your worst visions of terror are inside the World’s best 3D Haunted House, Terror Visions in 3D, inside The Darkness Haunted House.
In addition to bringing back Terror Visions 3D and making it part of The Darkness Haunted House, we also brought back the Monster Museum. The hardest part of rebuilding The Monster Museum was the lack of monsters available for purchase. Our team had to search high and low for cool monsters to display, and our aggressive search paid off! We found many cool items for the Monster Museum like a full-sized Creature From The Black Lagoon, Predator, Alien and more. We also acquired a massive, full-sized Incredible Hulk and a real suit created by Rick Baker from Disney's The Haunted Mansion movie. Every year, we attempt to find new monsters and props to display inside the museum.
For 2012, we contracted a company to custom build and create a full-sized Wolfman, Darkness from Legend and ever Boris Karlof. The Wolfman is based on the newest 2010 film from Universal. It’s quite impressive, and it’s on display now, inside The Monster Museum at The Darkness. Guests can use their cameras/phones to take action pictures with this amazing, larger-than-life sized prop! Additionally, you’ll find a Michael Jackson prop as the werewolf from the music video, Thriller, and a new, full-sized 'Darkness' from the movie Legend. In addition to the amazing monsters, The Monster Museum is also filled with classic toys, autograph memorabilia, signed movie posters, plus horror video games and pinball too!
The Monster Museum also includes a horror gift store operated by SLACKERS Music -Movies-Games where you can also purchase Darkness souvenir t-shirts, horror toys, collectibles, games, movies and more. When you come to The Darkness Haunted House, you get to tour one of the best haunted houses in America and simply the best 3D haunted house in the World, plus The Monster Museum for added fun! New to Gift Store includes Darkness 20th anniversery mugs, jackets, t-shirts, and even a 500 piece puzzle. Everything can be found at the exit of the all New Darkness gift store.
The team behind The Darkness invested millions of dollars as well as years of creativity to build these ultimate haunted attractions. It’s never been about money and profitsI. It’s about living out dreams and the love of Halloween and everything horror. To have the ability to be a kid every day using your imagination and seeing your ideas be enjoyed by thousands of people every Halloween…that’s what makes it all worth the while.
This Halloween you must experience the single BEST Halloween attraction in America, The Darkness Haunted House, Terror Visions 3D Haunted House and The Monster Museum all located in downtown St. Louis, MO.
Hauntworld.com Update Your Profiles - Halloween is fast approaching.
Sun, July 22, 2012
Halloween is the second biggest retail Holiday of the year, and with Halloween right around the corner people will start looking for the best and scariest Halloween Haunted Attractions to visit this season. Starting in August 2012 Halloween retail will start to flood Walmart, Target and retail stores like Halloween Express will spring up everywhere. Once these Halloween retail items hit the self Halloween will start to be the focus of many American's. Now is the time to log into your accounts on Hauntworld.com and start to update and improve your listings.
Hauntworld.com is the WORLDS best directory to find Halloween information, attractions, haunted houses, events, hayrides, pumpkin patches and much more.
It is really time for you to start updating your accounts... Hauntworld.com was the #1 Halloween/Haunted House Attraction directory on the web in 2011. On Google Hauntworld.com is now ranked #5 under the keyword HALLOWEEN! The site is simply going off the scale... last year between all of our sites we did NINE MILLION visitors and this year we believe we can hit 12 to 15 million visitors.
Its important that you update your profiles with current information. Profiles that aren't updated will be deleted just like last year. If you know of haunts in your state that are no longer in business post it here and we'll delete them. Help us out! We want to know!
If you do not have a featured listing, banner or something that upgrades your profile you are pouring money down the drain... its the cheapest form of marketing for any haunt period! You can email Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 314 629 3940. To be honest I told her to stop selling ads and focus on helping me get the haunts ready to open. So you will need to contact her if you want your listings and banners upgraded.
To all those who have not paid your banners and listings are being deleted next week. If you want a featured article which could be clicked out like tens of thousands of times let us know we can still do some more.
We are working on Haunted House magazine and its in production... more on that soon. We have updated www.hauntedhousesupplies.com with all new videos, books and more.
Again PLEASE update your profiles NOW so they are not deleted from our system. Make sure you join our facebook page and feel free to promote your haunts or products you sell here: http://www.facebook.com/hauntworldsc...sesattractions. There will be a lot of media people watching our facebook page looking for stories I'm sure.... so join our facebook and keep the world updated on your events.
Since Hauntworld has been fully integrated with facebook I strongly suggest once you've updated your profile on Hauntworld you post a link to it on your facebook and ask your guests to leave reviews and comments about your haunt there... this will add content to your page and encourage people to visit your haunted house.
Additionally Hauntworld.com will soon announce its TOP 31 haunted houses for every night in October. Do you want to know who are the best and scariest haunted houses in America? Hauntworld will announce the top 10 the top 13 and the best 31 haunted attractions in America. Coming soon!
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