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ATTENTION HAUNTED HOUSE OWNERS ... Message from Hauntworld.com
Thu, September 16, 2010
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Attention Haunted House Owners and Operators

Hauntworld.com wants to wish you a great Halloween season and wants you to know we are doing everything we can to promote the upcoming haunted house season within our system of websites.  We also want to encourage you to update your listings with the proper times, dates, ticket prices, and or upload new videos, photos or simply the most current details about your haunt. 

Hauntworld.com will host over 4 million visitors over the next 60 days, so we strongly encourage you to UPDATE your listings.  Additionally it's not too late to upgrade your listing to a Featured Listing or better yet purchase a Banner Ad position on our state pages.  Please contact Patti at blacklightminigolf@sbcglobal.net if you need more information.

If you own a Halloween event that features pumpkin patches, please list your event at www.HalloweenAttractions.com If you own some sort of attraction which features a haunted hayride go to www.HauntedHayrides.com to create a free listing.  We also want to thank all of our subscribers who recently received the latest Hauntworld Magazine issue 25.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 26 will release in January 2011...If you do not have a subscription, get one today at either www.hauntedhousesupplies.com or www.hauntedhousemagazine.com.  Here’s a direct link to subscribe: http://hauntedhousesupplies.com/Hauntworld_magazine.htm

Couple other things to note:

Transworld Exhibits is producing a haunted house tour which will take place November 12 and 13, 2010 touring Kansas City’s best haunted houses, specifically those produced by Full Moon Productions.  For more information about this event go to www.legendaryhaunttour.com.

Hauntworld.com will be updating its Blog daily throughout October with the latest Haunted House news.  If you have something cool to report this October, please submit via email to darkrides@sbcglobal.net.

Lastly we want to announce Transworld will once again hold its annual Halloween & Attractions Tradeshow here in St. Louis, and this year they're bringing in the Halloween Costume and Party Show, so both shows will conveniently take place at the same time March 10-13, 2011.  Go to www.HauntShow.com for more information.  Additionally, Halloween Productions, Inc. will once again open their haunts for touring.  This year they will open The Darkness and a new haunted houses called The Lemp Brewery Haunted House.  Stay tuned for details and check  www.thedarkness.com in December for all the details.

Last but NOT least, we once again advise all haunts to print the Hauntworld.com safety signs and display them at your ticket windows, above your entrance, on your website, everywhere.  You can download these banners and signs FREE, courtesy of your friends at Hauntworld.com.  Any haunt choosing NOT to display warning signs is susceptible to lawsuits.  Go to this link to download the FREE files: http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_house_warning_safety_sign.cfm.  We only ask in return that you make sure to display the attached banner for Hauntworld.com on your website.  Please forward this banner to your webmaster and point it to http://www.hauntworld.com.

Again please have a safe and happy 2010 Halloween season.

Your friends at Hauntworld.com

  Posted by Larry 12.50 AM Read Comments ()
 
 
 
 
PENNHURST ASYLUM HAUNTED HOUSE DRAWS PROTEST... HAUNTWORLD SOUNDS OFF!
Mon, September 13, 2010
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Philadelphia, PA

Haunt owner Randy Bates owner of The Bates Motel just outside of Philadelphia, PA is trying to open a new haunted houses in the old Pennhurst Asylum a place with a very dark past.

Apparently when the hospital was open the doctors may have abused the patients and worse and due to these allegations the hospital was closed and was left to rott.  The new owners of the building want to open a haunted house and take advantage of the scary looking building and grounds.  Who wouldn't want to open a haunted house in a building that looks like something right out of a horror movie?  What happened inside the building 20 or 30 years ago has little to with how amazing the property looks for everything from ghost hunting to vandels who might want to break into the property or in this case a haunted house. 

What makes us totally bent out of shape is every single year these groups come out to protest haunted houses who use asylum names, or themes to promote their haunted house.  Why do they do this?  Do they have a good reason... maybe!  However what irks us is they only pick on the little business man the guys who are trying to in this case SAVE a historic property for the wrecking ball.  When Batman movie came out The Joker is a mass murderer who Batman claims will spend his nights in a padded cell... additionally one of the best selling games of all time was based on criminals locked up in Arkam Asylum.  Why and where are the protests against these movies, games, and simply in general against Hollywood?   The most recent Halloween movies has the killer living in an asylum only to break loose and kill everyone, the remake of House on Haunted Hill was all about a closed down asylum filled with demons and monsters.  Why not protest these movies why always the small business person trying to open a business?

Why?  Because its easy!  Every single Halloween these nutballs come out of the wood work to protest haunted houses, while totally IGNORING Hollywood, the video game industry, or any other medium that would utilize the 'asylum' theme for profit.  I can respect their position A LOT better if they didn't simply pick HALLOWEEN each year to lay out their case, and find the local media outlets with a friendly ear merely to gain PR for their cause.  The media loves stories like this around Halloween.  In America you are entitled to freedom of artistic expression the basic right to create and produce a business.  Many haunted houses have followed Hollywoods lead in respect to 'ASYLUM' themes and so if its good for one entertainment outlet it should be fair game for all.  Hollywood makes movies based on what they call 'real events' only to blow what really happened right out of the water only to make a better story or in a horror movie ... scarier.  Still I hear no complaints from these same people!

In the end whether or not Pennhurst was or wasn't a REAL asylum someone was going to come along and try to open a haunted house inside.  This would NOT be the first case where a famous old asylum was transformed into some sort of money making Halloween venture... many old asylums, hospitals, and buildings host ghost hunting, paranormal events and tours.  The biggest horror movie last year was about the paranormal and Travel Channel hosts several ghost hunting shows.  If you ask me all of those Ghost Hunting shows are BOGUS... the guys who hunt down ghosts KNOW its bogus but they profit from it all the same.  I will wait by my phone for one of these ghost hunting shows to invite someone like myself to a ghost hunt and SHOW me a real ghost!  Until that happens I call it all bogus.

Are their really ghosts in that old building... I doubt it! 

All the same the building looks awesome and ghost hunters, to Halloween thrill seekers will line up for miles to get into this old building.  How many people do you think have already vandalized the building, broke into the place to sneak around... well now all that can stop, maybe the property will be repaired, cleaned up because there is some income on the old place.

What would you have these people do with the building ... turn it into apartments or a hotel only to hear the same people complain you shouldn't do that either.  The building has a past, so do many famous hotels, homes, buildings where someone was murdered, killed themselves, or whatever. 

The fact is all the PR against the new Pennhurst Asylum is ONLY MAKING MORE people want to lay down their $20.00 to see inside the building, get scared and contribute to keeping the building and its history around for years to come.

We at Hauntworld.com can not WAIT to visit Pennhurst Asylum!!!!   

 

 

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Kansas City Haunted House Tour Coming Soon Sponsored by Transworld
Sat, September 04, 2010
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Introducing A Legendary Haunt Tour

 
THIS NOVEMBER TRANSWORLD IS TAKING YOU TO THE EDGE OF HELL in Kansas City, Missouri.  This event is sponsored by Hauntworld Magazine.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Join us November 12th and 13th for a once in a lifetime opportunity featuring tours of Kansas City’s most famous haunted houses.
 
Complete Tour Package Price $295* Per Person, Includes:
 
  • Access to ALL 5 Haunts
 
  • Access to Your Choice of Seminars, Panel Discussions & Haunt Tracks
 
  • Friday Night Pre-Party at the Stowe – sponsored by Bloody Mary & Westland Insurance, includes Bloody Mary drinks, cocktails and food
 
  • Friday Night Party at the Beast, includes food & drinks, raffle & much more!
 
  • Saturday Night Pre-Party at the Stowe – sponsored by Froggy’s Fog, includes food & drinks
 
  • Saturday Night Party at Macabre Cinema, includes food & drinks, raffle, celebrities & much more!
 
  • Enter to Win Prizes at Both Parties
 
  • Bus transportation provided at host hotel to and from all events, parties & haunts
 
  • Access to Haunted House Auction on Sunday
 
  • Low Price Hotel Packages at Kansas City’s The Westin Crown Center (host hotel) & The Hyatt Regency Crown Center
 
  • The Crown Center is adjacent to the host hotel and offers many quick-serve food options and restaurants including Panera Bread, Taste of Philly, The American Restaurant, A Street Car Named Desire, Terrace Restaurant and much, much more!
 
* Includes all the above for a price of only $295 per person, pricing good through November 1, 2010. After November 1, price increases to $325 per person. Hotel and airfare not included in price.
 
For questions please contact Jennifer Braverman at 847-784-2409 or visit www.legendaryhaunttour.com
 
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