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Hauntworld Magazine Back Issues

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 Double Issue #10-11

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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!

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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 

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HAUNTWORLD MAGAZINE NEWS BLOG
Fri, March 27, 2020
Transworld the producers of the St Louis Halloween / Christmas / Escape Room Tradeshow 

Update on Transworld 2020 Tradeshow. 

The St Louis show has been cancelled for 2020.   Transworld has plans to produce a new show in late July a garage sale slash MHC type show.  In other words it will be MHC with a garage sale element as well.  By saying 'garage sale' we mean tables will be sold to vendors to bring anything they have for sale.  Vendors can bring anything and everything they have and sell it on the show floor.  Think of a giant garage sale just everything is haunted.  In addition some vendors will have regular booths selling product.   The new show will take place in Chicago July 24-26, 2020 barring another cancellation due to virus conditions.  Learn more about this show at www.MidWestHauntersConvention.com 

Transworld Virtual Tour can be found at https://transworldvirtualshow.com/

The Darkness haunted house tour was cancelled.  Reach out to Patti at 314 629 3940 about refunds. 

Transworld will return to St Louis in 2021 March 4th.  

Hauntworld has offered FREE ads in our magazine to help.  Contact Patti.  
  Posted by Larry 9.39 PM Read Comments ()
 
Wed, March 18, 2020

Get all the latest Transworld postponed details.  

What we know right now?  

Currently the show is postponed due to the virus outbreak.  The convention center in St Louis has a 60 day block against gatherings which includes tradeshows.  

Transworld is actively trying to find a new dates.  The first dates available are in the middle of May.  The most logical date would be over memorial day weekend.  Our opinions here at Hauntworld is any dates into Mid-June do not work for the industry.  If dates outside of late May do not present themselves the only logical thing to do cancel the show for 2020.  We feel if the virus calms down within 30 days, and memorial day dates are open we should book the show and make it happen. 

Beyond May dates nothing really makes sense.  The question is will people attend a tradeshow over memorial day?  Personally we believe the real buyers and vendors will due to the circumstances.  So the real question should be posed to the haunted house industry will you skip your traditional family outings and attend a much needed tradeshow in St Louis over Memorial Day week?

If the show was shortened to 2 and a half days would you make the trek to the tradeshow?  In other words the show starts Thursday at 2pm and ends Saturday at 7 pm, allowing people to head back home on Sunday still able to join events on Monday.  Would this make a difference for you?  Reason for starting the show Thursday at 2pm would allow 60% of TW vendors to set up the day of, saving them time and money. 

Our personal opinion is yes the industry will be there the shows attendance might be cut in half, but it won't matter because the real buyers will be there.  At this point it doesn't matter if 10,000 people attend, because clearly 60% of everyone who traditionally attends are not serious buyers anyway.  

The Tradeshow is needed vendors are hurting and if Memorial Day is the only option then yes it should happen.  All of this is moot if the virus impact hasn't drastically decreased, and bans of public assembly aren't lifted.   Transworld is hurt by this, as is every single vendor who timed everything around being in St Louis  March 2020.  

Some vendors are asking Transworld to simply declare the show cancelled assuming then finally buyers will start making orders... this is clearly ill informed idea.  Why?  Haunted House owners right now are not seriously worried YET!   The haunted house season wouldn't start for about 6 months why would a haunted house owner buy anything right now not knowing what is going to happen?  Just because Transworld declares no tradeshow for 2020 won't change anything.  Unless you're offering discounts so unreal, haunt owners simply aren't buying at the moment.  

Vendors best hope is if the panic drops, Disney re-opens, sports go back into action, and things get somewhat normal in about 30 days.  Personally I believe that is exactly what will happen and if it does, vendors will need a tradeshow and fast.  Vendors will need to be prepared for a moments notice to get ready and again that rides on Transworld getting the date that make sense and the bans are lifted.    Let me just state that this really isn't up to Transworld, or any of us, bans have to be lifted or this entire article is worthless.  

I still strongly believe the main buyers will not miss the show for some lake side party over memorial day.  I also believe that haunt owners will buy if or when everything calms down.   So what are vendors suppose to do right now?  Let's start with this message... this is no time to give up! 

You can't give up!  This is your way of life, this is how you support your workers, your family!  The Government is giving loans, so borrow, or you just do your best until the sun comes back out and it will!   Cut your staffs hours to the bare bones, whatever it takes to weather the storm but just don't lose faith.  Everything will get better, and when it does the buyers will be there for the vendors, but vendors will need a show.   

If the show is cancelled for 2020, and the panic ends by early Summer, haunted houses might make it out alive but what about the vendors.  Our industry needs vendors now more than ever.  We will have to do everything we can to help them.  But if owners aren't willing to part with their money between now and the end of this nightmare, you need to be ready.  Can you slowly stockpile inventory?  Borrow money from the government, rent a storage unit and start stockpiling inventory for either new show dates, or for this summer when I expect buyers start making calls asking 'HEY WHAT DO YOU HAVE'?  If you're going to survive this you have to bet on your own company, and this nightmare ending with haunt owners starting to buy buy buy!  

What should haunted house owners do? 

If you're in a position to help vendors and write orders please do that and now!  If discounts are being offered take advantage betting this will all end and your haunt will open in September and do amazing.   But I understand if you want to wait and see what happens.  If things don't get better soon, I would start planning how you can operate your haunts with smaller staffs, cut back on expenses such as marketing, improvements, and even try to negotiate better leases if you don't own your property.  If this situation goes on into the Summer or even Mid-Summer many people will not have the money to attend haunts.  For the entire industries sake we need to get back to normal within the next 30 days and hope an end of May tradeshow can be pullled off. 

If that doesn't happen we'll just have to take it day by day! 

Honestly, and I'm usually right, (LOL) everything will calm down in about 14 days, and it will start with Disney re-opening its parks. 

Have faith but be prepared to make a sacrifice for the betterment of the industry, and your business.  We worked thru 911 and we'll work thru this nightmare together!   

We shall continue to post updates as we learn them.  Stay safe and stay scary! 

  Posted by Larry 7.01 AM Read Comments ()
 
Mon, March 09, 2020

 

Transworld Haunted House and Escape Room Tour  -  THREE NIGHTS ONLY

Where:  The Darkness 1525 South 8th Street - St Louis Missouri 63104  - Next Door To Soulard Market  -  St Louis Escape (next door to Darkness) 1517 South 8th Street -  Lemp Brewery Haunted House 3500 Lemp Avenue (Down the street from Darkness) 

When:  Saturday February 15th -  Arrive anytime between 7 and 10 pm. 

Tickets:  http://darkness.fearticket.com
Each event is limited to ensure the best guest experience.  Behind the Scenes Tour Limited to 350 -  Lemp Live with Actors (500 limit) -  Darkness Live (600 limit)  

Tours and Dates:   March 19th Thursday 7-9 pm  Behind the Scenes Tour (Darkness - Terror Visions - Lemp - St Louis Escape)  -  March 20th Friday 7-9 pm Lemp with Live Actors -  March 21th Saturday 7-9:30 pm The Darkness with Live Actors 

Cost:  Behind the Scenes Tour $120.00   Lemp Live w/ Actors $50.00   Darkness live w/ actors $60.00 

What is Included:  Behind the Scenes Tour:  Take photos, video and see the attractions with no fog.  This is the best event for haunted house or escape room owners.   The Darkness and Lemp Live with actors experience a haunted house with real actors trying to scare the guests.  

Details:   The Darkness was totally renovated just for the haunted house industry.  Experience all-new scenes including the new Spider Cave - Snake Temple -  Skull Witch - Tons of new animations and special FX.   The Darkness also replaced the older 5 minute escape room and replaced it with the all-new 5 Minute Coffin Escape Room.  At the exit of The Darkness is new gift store items such as t-shirts, photo ops, and horror themed pinball.  The Darkness in total will feature 16 scenes which have been totally rebuilt or updated.  This is by far the biggest update we've ever done to the Darkness.  Terror Visions also includes new scenes and animations.  Lemp Brewery will feature new scenes and screams.  St Louis Escape features an all-new game room with tons of pinball, arcades and the all-new Wonderful Wizard of Oz Escape Room.  St Louis Escape has also renovated Pirates Curse and the Cellar game play since last Transworld. 

Next door is St Louis Escape featuring:  Cellar - Mummy - Hotel and Pirates Curse.  Wonderful Wizard of Oz set to opening for Transworld.  Book now at www.stlouisescape.com

 

  Posted by Larry 3.57 AM Read Comments ()
 
Mon, January 06, 2020
Hauntworld Magazine #49 and 50 are now in production.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 49 will teach you everything you need to know about building your own haunted midway.  Hauntworld magazine believes that most haunted houses should consider downsizing haunt space, free up labor, and add new and exciting attractions, whereby your customers can spend more money.  Haunted Midways can include zombie paintball, 5 minute escape rooms, axe throwing, stage shows, food, games and more.  This issue of Hauntworld Magazine will change your business for the better.  The new edition of Hauntworld will ship by the end of January.  Hauntworld Magazine issue 50 will release in late February.  Get your subscription now at www.hauntedhousemagazine.com 
  Posted by Larry 8.06 PM Read Comments ()
 
Sat, June 15, 2013

Haunted Houses - Hauntworld Magazine Issue 34 is Finally here!  Hauntworld Magazine issue 34 features several haunted houses including Verdun Manor from Dallas Texas, Dead End Haunted Hayride from Minnesota, Darkwood Manor from Virigina and Pittsburgh's biggest and best haunted house 100 Acres Manor.  Additionally the new magazine features several articles on how to own and operate a succesful haunted screampark.  Learn all the secrets from real experts on how to build, what type of attractions you should have to the operation of a major screampark. 

Lastly don't forget to visit www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com for several new how to DVD's to help you build your haunted houses in 2013.

 

  Posted by Larry 3.40 AM Read Comments ()
 
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