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Hauntworld Magazine Back Issues

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 51 has finally released.  Featured articles including information about drive thru haunted houses, terror trains, how to create horror gift stores and tips to help your business grow revenue in 2022.  Featured article is about The Darkness Haunted House.  
Hauntworld Issue 50 includes feature articles on Headless Horseman and Creepyworld.  We have a deep dive article from 13th Gate Haunted House on how to build a profitable midway. 
Hauntworld Magazine issue 49 will teach you secrets on how to increase revenue thru midway attractions. 
Hauntworld Magazine 48 is one of the biggest magaiznes we've ever produced.  Several haunt features, learn all about flying rigs, how to open your haunt year around and starting a Christmas attraction.
Issue 47 features four different haunted houses, and how to articles about digital marketing, creating radio commercials and how to create signs for your attraction.  Get this full color 48 page issue today! 
The latest issue of Hauntworld Magazine will feature all the haunted happenings for the Transworld Show along with multiple featured articles.  This issue we cover the famous Queen Mary and their haunted events along with Woods of Terror from North Carolina. 

Hauntworld Magazine will also features several articles to help haunt owners expand, and increase profits.  One article presented behind the team from Queen Mary will talk about how they offer beer sales to other upsales to generate hundreds of thousands of additional revenue.  The staff of Hauntworld will also write an article that deals with coorporate haunts and amusement parks hurting the small haunt owners.  How can you deal with corporate invaders?  How can you compete with major amusement parks?
Hauntworld Magazine features three haunts including Trail of Terror, Statesville Haunted Prison and Brighton Asylum.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 45 is jam packed with information to help you create a digital marketing plan to increase attendance.  Get your issue now! 
Hauntworld Magazine Issue 44 features Rise Haunted House, Rise Escape Room and a review of DC Escape Live.  Additionally learn how to build a 3 minute escape room, top 10 tips for operating a successful escape room plus much more.  Other articles feature security information for your haunted house and learn secrets to sell more online tickets.  Jam packed issue. 

Hauntworld Magazine is now the industry magazine for haunted attractions, hayrides, escape rooms, corn mazes, and anything related to Halloween. 
 

Issue 43 gives the inside secrets to the success of one of the most successful haunted houses in America Netheworld located in Atlanta

 Hauntworld Issue 42 offers feature articles of Factory of Terror and Nightmare Nashville plus how to articles from Haunted Overload and much more.  

 Hauntworld Magazine Issue 41 is finally HERE!  Issue 41 is our best issue EVER because we focus on teaching you HOW to operate your haunted attraction in a year around setting.  Learn how to utilize your attraction year around to generate income from Escape Games, Zombie Laser Tag to Christmas Shows.  Learn everything inside issue 41. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 40 might be the single best most educational magazine we've produced as this issue helps you start your own escape game, high tech lighting for outdoor haunts, and an article from Larry Kirchner on how to get the edge on your competition this Halloween season.  The issue also includes new products from vendors, a featured haunted house article and much more! 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 39 features several how to articles to help your haunted house business including how to set up retail, how to do make up quickly, haunted hayride safety, and social media marketing.  Issue 39 also features Legends of the Fog, and extreme haunts feature.

Hauntworld Magazine issue 38 features five different haunted house, articles on how to build your own 3D haunted house, state of the industry and much more.  Each magazine helps you learn how to own and operate a successful haunted house.

Hauntworld Magazine issue 37 features four haunted attractions plus learn marketing tips for your haunt, plus the main focus is about EXTREME haunted houses the do and the dont.  Get this issue now.  Released July 20, 2014. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 36 features 64 full color pages of content to help haunt owners grow and develope their business.  Featured articles from Larry Kirchner, Ben Armstrong, and Dwayne Sandbugh including how to renovate your haunt article plus five featured haunt profiles.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 35 is jam packed with 5 haunted house features, how to create your own corn maze, secrets to create online web traffic and all the details about the haunt shows and tours. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 34 is a special edition with focus on how to be succesful owning and operating SCREAMPARKS!  Learn what types of attractions, what to charge, when to open and how to operate a haunted Screampark.  Featured haunts including Verdun Manor, Dead End Hayride, Darkwood Manor and 100 Acres Manor plus much more.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 33 features two major haunted houses including Bennetts Curse and Pure Terror Haunted House and several how to articles from Netherworld's Ben Armstrong, Allen Hopps, and much more.  Learn how to make your haunted house more successful with Hauntworld Magazine.

HauntWorld Magazine Issue 32 features articles on how to build the ultimate crypts, how to use facebook to promote your haunted house and much more!  Learn how to promote, operate and create the best haunted houses with Hauntworld Magazine

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 31 features Screampark Haunted House and a review of Cutting Edge Haunted House in Dallas.  Additionally a review of all the latest on Zombie Mania, the future of haunted house industry plus the top 10 most unique locations for a haunted house and much more. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 30 is the largest all color magazine we've ever produced.  Issue 30 includes 76 full color pages featuring four haunted house attractions, top 20 haunts all time, how to create a giant outdoor monsters 'clownzilla' and much more. 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 29 is the largest all color magazine we've ever printed with over 80 pages of content.  Learn how to make a giant clownzilla, or how to entertain your customers in line at your haunted house.  Learn more about the 13th Floor Haunted Houses and much more.  Subscribe today and save or buy this single issue.

Hauntworld Magazine features three amazing haunted houses including USS Nightmare, Realm of Darkness and the massive Terror Behind the Walls.

Features:
• Headless Horseman, New York
• Nightmare On 13th, Utah
Plus:
• 12 Things That Changed The Industry
• Being Monsters
• Gift Store Observations
• QR Codes and more!

Hauntworld Magazine issue 26 is jam packed with three featured haunted houses, and in addition learn how to improve air throughout your haunt, haunt show information and much more.

Hauntworld Magazine Issue 25 is the biggest issue to date with feature articles on FOUR major haunted houses.  Additionally learn how to expand your attraction with several how to articles.

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #24, Featuring:

  • The Dent Schoolhouse
  • The Edge of Hell
  • The Beast
  • Macabre Cinema
  • The Chambers Of Edgar Allan Poe
  • To Buy or Not to Buy
  • Negotiating a Commercial Lease
  • Creating a Room to Fit a Theme

 

 

HauntWorld Magazine issue #23, Featuring:

  • Haunted Overload
  • Fright Kingdom
  • Tips to Produce Professional Photos
  • Creating a Haunt Video
  • Creating An Undead Horse From Scratch
  • Northern Fears: Scary Synergy

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #22, Featuring:

  • Atrox Factory
  • Graystone Manor
  • Learn scare tactics from the Alabama haunt owners
  • Social Media Marketing 
  • Animals in Haunted Attractions
  • Secrets to Efficient Lines & Smoother Ticket Sales

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #21, Featuring:

  • House of Torment
  • A central control room can create more efficient haunt operations
  • Building The Ultimate Facade
  • A review of Universal Studios House of Horrors CA
  • Haunt Quality / Film Quality

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #20, Featuring:

  • Netherworld Haunted House
  • Que Line Entertainment
  • Parking Lot Actors
  • Make-up & Costuming 
  • Big Monsters, Small Price Tag 
  • and more!

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #19, Featuring:

  • Bates Motel in Pennsylvania
  • Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory in Ohio
  • Explore the history of the modern day haunted house industry
  • Post-show reports: Transworld, Eastern Haunt Convention
  • and more!

HauntWorld Magazine Double Issue #17-18, Featuring:

  • The 13th Gate
  • 7 Floor of Hell
  • Building The Ultimate Trailer Haunt 
  • Eight to Eighty: Growing Attendance Numbers
  • Keep Actors Coming Back Year After Year
  • Marketing Tips 2008
  • Making Timed Ticketing Work For You

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #16, Featuring:

  • Kersey Valley Spookywoods Haunted Attraction
  • Learn all the ins and outs of outdoor haunts
  • Make money at your haunt through daytime events
  • Creating a Corn Maze
  • Plus articles from Ben Armstrong, Eric Lowther and Tony Wohlgemuth

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #15, Featuring:

  • Rocky Point Haunted House
  • How to make money selling pumpkins & more
  • Tampa Busch Gardens
  • Universal Horror Nights
  •  Disney

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #14, Featuring:

  • Paintball Monster Safari
  • Top Haunts of 2006
  • Make Money with Gift Shop
  • Do It Yourself Masks
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Advance Tickets Stimulate Sale

 

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #13, Featuring:

  • FrightWorld
  • The Future of the Net
  • Successfully Create & Promote the ULTIMATE Website
  • Internet Marketing
  • Cost-effective Scenic Designs
  • The Value of Education

HauntWorld Magazine Issue #12

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HauntWorld Magazine Issue #9

Featuring:

  • Universal's Revenge Of The Mummy
  • Top 13 Revealed 
  • How to create an investor ready business plan
  • Universal's Van Helsing's Fortress Dracula
  • An Investor Ready Business Plan
  • The BOCA article
  • and more!

Hauntworld Magazine Double Issue #7-8

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Hauntworld Magazine Double Issue #5-6

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Hauntworld Magazine Double Issue #3-4

Featuring: 

  • Headless Horesman Haunted Hayride
  • Haunted Pre-Shows
  • Cave Design & Construction
  • Amusement Park Haunts
  • Harkleroad Haunting 101
  • What's Your Line? Developing Character Actors
  • Inflatables and Halloween
  • Que Line entertainment 

Hauntworld Magazine Issue #2

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HAUNTWORLD MAGAZINE NEWS BLOG
Fri, May 13, 2022

Hauntworld visits 'KING OF THE B MOVIES'  Tom Devlin Hollywood Movie Workshop.  Prepare to go behind the SCREAMS and learn the secrets of how Tom Devlin creates Horror movie props and special fx.  Hauntworld also takes a tour thru his Horror Museum.  During our tour we learned how to make fake blood, masks, creature wings, and got to see some of the most amazing monsters.  Tom also gives us a tour of his one of a kind Hearse.  The videos are in two parts... part one gives viewers a behind the scenes tour of the horror museum and part two is the creature shop. 

Make sure you like and subscribe to our Hauntworld Youtube Channel for more videos. 

Hauntworld youtube will be taking you around the America to see some of the most amazing Horror and Amusement Attractions. 

To learn more about Tom Devlin Monster Musuem located just outside of Las Vegas Nevada visit his website linked below. 

http://tomdevlinsmonstermuseum.com/

PART ONE VIDEO BELOW:  Tour the Monster Musuem 


 

PART TWO VIDEO BELOW:  Tour the Monster FX Shop

 

  Posted by Larry 6.11 AM Read Comments ()
 
Wed, April 27, 2022
Hauntworld officially has launched a YOUTUBE PAGE where we showcase incredible themed attractions across the United States.  The Hauntworld Youtube channel will upload videos of themed attractions, haunted houses, to vintage videos such as Hauntworld Movies and more.  Furthermore Hauntworld Youtube page will start to upload HOW TO HAUNT videos showing you how to build, market, or grow your attraction.  

Make sure you LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE to the Hauntworld youtube page to grab notifications of new videos.  Lets start off with a tour of one of Bransons best attractions WILD WORLD a highly detailed animal attractions.  We also visit a haunted house and other attractions within the video below.   Watch the video below. 

Other recent videos include Hauntworld Movie 1, 2, and 3 plus How to Create your Own Haunted House 1, 2 and 3 all those videos from the 1990's.  

SUBSCRIBE TO HAUNTWORLD YOUTUBE CLICK HERE  

  Posted by Larry 12.48 AM Read Comments ()
 
Wed, April 27, 2022

MIDWEST HAUNTERS CONVENTION -  CHANGES DATES FOR 2022 

Details:  Midwest Haunters Convention 
Location:  Rosemont, Illinois 
When:  June 10-12, 2022 
About:  A convention for haunted houses, home haunters, actors, and enthusiasts 
Website:  www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com 

Event includes Haunted House Tours of some of Chicago's best and scariest haunted attractions. 

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, Halloween loving families, home/pro haunters, and Halloween enthusiasts! MHC is open to the public*!
REGISTER TODAY!

 

We invite you to join us in Rosemont, IL, June 11-12, at Midwest Haunters Convention 2022! This action-packed weekend is stacked with exciting entertainment, tours, networking, contests, and more! MHC 2022 Features an exciting show floor full of top-notch exhibitors, education-focused seminar series, behind-the-scenes haunt tours (both with lights on and lights off)evening parties, contests, makeup warsannual costume ball, networking events, and the popular MHC Kids Zone sponsored by Wisconsin Feargrounds!

 

  Posted by Larry 12.38 AM Read Comments ()
 
Wed, April 27, 2022
Go Behind the Screams at The Darkness Haunted House - Review by Hauntworld.com 
 
Every industry has a few iconic personalities, products, and in the case of amusement parks we think of Disney and Universal. When it comes to the haunted house industry one of the most iconic haunts is The Darkness located in St Louis, Missouri. The Darkness which first opened its door in 1994 is one year shy of 30 years of fear.

The Darkness is one of the longest running haunted houses in the haunt history. The Darkness has been The Ultimate Scream!


 



When we look back at the history of the Darkness, and how it has evolved we can count many industries first such as: Scream Park for an indoor haunted house with 13 Holes of Mini Golf, magic shows, horror celebrities, horror museum to a Horror Movie theater. The Darkness has also hosted multiple haunted house industry tours while sharing details of how we created this legendary haunted house.

The Darkness story begins in 1994 when creator Larry Kirchner found an abandoned building with faded words painted on the side  “SUNSHINE FACTORY’. Every single window of this massive building was bored up, and as Larry Kirchner roamed around, he stated its complete darkness inside. How could the building once be called ‘The Sunshine Factory’ when inside be so completely ‘Darkness’ inside? The lease was signed and when it came time to decide a name, ‘Sunshine Factory’ roamed around in Larry’s head and from that The Darkness was born. The year The Darkness first opened its doors St. Louis had as many as 30 different haunted houses come and go over the years but the Darkness continues to make them scream. 

The original Darkness located across the street from the current location featured attractions such as 13 Holes of Horror, Arcade, Movie Theater, Magic Show, Celebrity Autograph Appear-ances and even a carnival at the exit. Some of the Horror Icons who made appearances at The Darkness included Robert England, Elvira, Linda Blair, Bobby Boris Picket, Gunner Hanson, Doug Bradley, and even the stars of Blair Witch Project. Other major celebs have stopped by the Darkness including Miley Ray Cyrus, Boris Karloff’s daughter, Kevin Smith, Scott Bakula, Kurt Warner to even Stormy Daniels. The Darkness has been featured on Shipping Wars, Modern Marvels to National Geo, Travel Channel to Discovery Channel and even the Food Network. The Darkness has become an annual tradition for St Louis to celebrate Halloween downtown. Never in a million years did Larry Kirchner ever imagine building this haunted house would result in so many amazing experiences.

The Darkness has evolved to become an entertainment destination with World class haunted houses, Halloween Gift Stores, Arcade, Mini Golf and Escape Rooms.
 
The Darkness features over 300 animated fx from sophisticated multi motion animations to simple air cannons.  Many of the animations featured inside The Darkness must be cut into multiple pieces moved into their new homes and fabricated back together again.  Because the Darkness is so built out from start to finish moving in big animations is impossible!  Most people haven’t seen a haunted house quite like The Darkness where every set is built out, and themed like a real Hollywood Horror Movie!

The Darkness popularity grew by word of mouth which brought interesting customers such as amusement park owners and operators. Amusement parks across the World wanted to open haunted houses and after touring The Darkness hired Larry Kirchner to build haunts for Cedar Point, Kennywood, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, Sea World to nearly every theme park across the World. In the early years our team would travel the globe installing haunted houses while at the same time try and operate The Darkness, which was nearly impossible. Eventually the team behind the Darkness found a new line of work creating Dark Rides. The list of Dark Rides created by Halloween Productions included Kennywood Ghostwood Estates, to Haunted Mansions in Brazil to Spider-Man Ultimate Ride in Canada.  All of these amazing projects was a result of building the Darkness haunted house. After creating hundreds of haunted houses, dark rides and producing dozens of how to haunt videos, Transworld announced they would create a Haunted House only trade show and host it in the hometown of The Darkness.

Transworld asked Larry Kirchner to open his haunted house ‘The Darkness’ to help attract more buyers to the first-time show.  The pressure was on to open for your peers, and no expense was spared including adding onto our existing building which resulted in 18,000 square foot expansion.  Inside the new building arose Terror Visions 3D, and the original Horror Museum.  The first ever haunted house tour was on the team behind so many dark rides, and attractions across the World spent over 1.5 million between adding the new building, Terror Visions and the renovation. The team worked around the clock stressing out the entire staff to the point that when the day came to open the haunt to the industry, we forgot one small detail… we forget to charge the radios. The first ever haunted house tour and no one could communicate, the haunt opened thirty minutes late, it started to rain then snow, what a disaster. The experience taught Larry Kirchner more thru the failures than any other success.  The main take away was the little things matter most, not how many cool sets you build but making sure every small detail is covered. The Darkness opened for the industry with complete success every year thereafter entertaining the haunted house industry up until covid canceled the trade show. The Darkness has been an inspiration to hundreds of haunted house owners and operators thru the tours during the Transworld trade show.




 



 
Today The Darkness features, some of the same attractions such as an Arcade, Mini Escape Rooms, Gift Stores, Outdoor Screamzones and next door one of the Worlds best escape room facilities with Blacklight Mini Golf.  No matter what additional attractions have been added to The Darkness the soul of the attraction has always been one of the best most iconic haunts.  The Darkness features two floors of fright with the downstairs more of a gothic underworld of monsters while the upstairs is a more traditional haunted mansion.  After exiting the original building and into the building addition you find yourself in Terror Visions 3D with crazed clowns.  Finally, you find yourself in the all-new Horror Arcade featuring a mini 5 minute escape room, horror memorabilia, photo ops and a massive horror gift store. 

The Darkness has changed many times and keeps evolving with the times, and like many haunts look to find new revenue streams which also meets the demands of guests. The Darkness removed sections of Terror Visions 3D to expand the gift store and now grosses over $100,000 a season.

The Darkness also uses Fear Ticket which allows us to charge our guests service fees which grossed us another $100,000 dollars.  Adding a five-minute escape room nets another $25,000 a season and installing several photo opportunities give our guests places to take photos and share them on their social media. Selling tickets online has made The Darkness more profitable than ever before because guests typically add fast pass or even upgrade to immediate access tickets which doubles the admission price. Speaking of admission price when Darkness first open back in 1994 tickets cost $13 dollars, and the city was littered with coupons. Today the average ticket price is $34 dollars with virtually no coupons. Back in 1994 all we cared about attendance numbers, today attendance doesn’t matter but rather customer satisfaction and net revenue.

 

If we were to close The Darkness tomorrow the one thing, I can honestly say I know now that I didn’t understand in 1994 is that haunted houses are about community.  A haunted house creates a safe community for many people who don’t fit in anywhere else.  A great haunted house builds a family of people who care about your venue more than you do … remember to always treat them as the #1 animation, the #1 prop, the #1 new set . the ONLY THING that matters IS to build a haunted legacy.  Your staff is the heart and soul of any great haunted house, a place where people find love, get married, they find a HOME to belong.

Many things have changed over 30 years from have totally actor driven haunted house to now The Darkness filled with special fx, animations and ghosts around every corner. The Darkness truly is the haunted house industries ‘Disney World’ with the attention to detail, props simply put the complete package. The Darkness costume room features over 1,000 costumes, 500 masks, and a complete make up department. We remember back to 1994 when we had rubber masks with black robes. Today we have silicone masks which give our actors the appearance of a Hollywood movie monster. Our first Transworld show was 1994 when only a handful of companies sold anything for haunts to today a tradeshow spanning 500,000 square feet with animations, masks, costumes and props even movie studios buy. How times have changed and the Darkness has changed many times being the pioneer for other operators to follow. 






A few years ago when we purchased the building next door our first thought was add another haunted house so we did.  The new haunt was a zombie themed attraction which only grossed another $100k and netted maybe $25k. We realized operating a successful haunted house isn’t all about the scares its about the ENTERTAINMENT. We ripped out that haunted house, built a blacklight retro golf, 7 escape rooms, added a pinball arcade and now that business grosses well north of ONE MILLION A YEAR!  Now many haunt owners are opening escape rooms, axe throwing and other forms to entertainment centers. The future of haunting isn’t screams anymore it’s giving your guests an experience where they can capture memories to share on social media. The Darkness has evolved to become an entertainment destination with World class haunted houses, Halloween Gift Stores, Arcade, Mini Golf and Escape Rooms. The future of haunting is here and  you can see it in St Louis during the Transworld Haunted House and Escape Room tradeshow.

The Darkness thanks the entire haunted house community for their support over the years and inspiring us to build, create and do things no one has ever seen before!  All good things must sometime come to an end and sadly the years The Darkness has left is limited. Operating haunted houses is HARD and STRESSFUL and mostly a young persons game. If there is anything I’ve learned along the way it’s operate your haunted house as a business FIRST because in the end you need an exit strategy. Yes we have a passion for Halloween and for too many years this passion created one of the World’s if not the World’s best haunted entertainment complex at the expense of building retirement wealth.  True not everything is about money, do what you love, share your passion with your fans, your customers but at some point you learn passion doesn’t pay the bills.

Operating a haunted house is a business not a passion. Your guests are counting on you to entertain them but also keep them safe from harm. Operating a haunted house is the single hardest thing to do in the ENTIRE amusement industry and if you’ve survived 35 years of making people scream and live to tell you have knowledge to share! The Darkness has always been a hub for sharing information and will continue to do so until the final SCREAM! All great haunts eventually have their last Scream how many more will Darkness have remains to be seen but the legacy it has left behind with hundreds of hours of how to footage, haunt tours, and more. The Darkness has etched itself into the fabric of the haunted house industry for decades to come!  What a ride something that was never expected but thru a lot of ups and downs earned. The Darkness would like to THANK EVERYONE who ever dedicated their time to make The Darkness what it is today… a true legend of the haunted house industry!




 

 
For more information, visit www.thedarkness.com

 
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  Posted by Larry 12.29 AM Read Comments ()
 
Sat, April 09, 2022

The Darkness haunted house opened for the 2022 Transworld Haunted House and Halloween Tradeshow.  The event was limited to 250 guests which includes a seminar and a behind the screams tour of The Darkness Haunted House.  The event sold out in three weeks and Hauntworld was on site to cover the event.  Hauntworld went inside the seminar, haunted house and filmed reactions from haunted houses across the World.  

The Darkness did not open for the industry in three years partially due to covid but opened to only 250 people in 2022.  The Darkness owners have not confirmed if they will open the Darkness in 2023.   The transworld show has been moved to early February for the 2023 show.  St Louis can be very cold in February which might limit tradeshow goers from roaming the streets of St Louis as in years past.  
 

We reached out to Larry Kirchner owner of The Darkness about opening in 2023 and he said "It can be zero degrees in St Louis in February, we wouldn't want people to wait in line to get into The Darkness"  Larry went on to say "If we do any kind of tour it would again be very limited, with strict timed ticketing approach".  Stay tuned to Hauntworld.com for more updates about everything happening inside the Haunted House Industry. 

Watch the wrap up video below


 

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