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There’s scary and then there’s insane scary. Woods of Terror is insane scary and has been ever since it opened 27 years ago.
Woods of Terror, a haunted house production located on McLaurin Farm’s 32 acres just off Church street in Greensboro, North Carolina, is the brainchild of Eddie McLaurin who designed and built all of the attractions. By day, Eddie is a mild mannered, 6-foot 4-inch haunt entrepreneur. By night he transforms into a 7-foot horror monster named Bone Daddy, with a red and black mohawk as well as a 6-foot python draped around his neck.
“Managing a staff of nearly 175 people, ordering supplies, handling finances, and constructing sets…that’s the business side of things. Dressing up every night and scaring people is the fun side of things,” said McLaurin.
This past season Woods of Terror presented over a dozen frightening haunts:
“Arachnophobia” This haunted attraction features an assortment of live snakes, spiders, and other creepy crawlers.
“Creepersville” Fall is a time for harvest, but they won’t be harvesting corn. The loathsome nightstalkers will be harvesting their favorite food…you!
“Industrial Nightmare” According to legend many years ago, a greedy company laid off scores of workers, and they still inhabit the shuttered plant. Every night they have a feast, and visitors are the main course.
“3-D Clown Town” This 3D haunted house is chuck full of scary clowns and childhood phobias, where guests go on a wild ride and wonder if the walls are really alive.
“The Blood House” Inside this haunted adventure, you’ll find a building full of beautiful lady vampires, but don’t be fooled. These creatures of the night are looking for a special donation.
“The Awakening” This extreme haunted house experience calls up wandering, hungry zombies who want to have you for dinner.
“Horror Movie Classics” No haunt would be complete without Jason, Michael and Freddy, and Woods of Terror puts them in the most surprising places, sure to scare you silly inside the Horror Movie Classics haunted house.
“Blackbeard’s Revenge” is home to the famous and scariest pirate himself. Is he still alive after all these years? Are tales of his beheading just rumors? This ruthless haunt will play with your mind leaving you frightened, alone and wondering what’s reality.
“Miners’ Massacre” Once the site of a tragic accident, the evil dead now haunt every visitor who dares to enter.
“The Slaughter House” is another extreme haunt experience where the bloody meat cleaver becomes the least of your fears. Getting in is easy, but getting out…not so much.
“The Purge” The new founding fathers introduced an American tradition to build a better America by cleansing our nation. This is known as THE PURGE. Inside this haunt, you’ll no longer fear the dead, you’ll fear the living!
“Blackout Terror” creates fear of the unknown, whereby willing participants agree to don a black hood, then make their way through a completely dark house.
“Monster Midway” For this haunted midway, they start off every night with a parade of horrific monsters and then sing the National Anthem and end with fearsomely loud fireworks. While individual attractions may change from year to year, “Monster Midway” remains a perennial favorite and every night for the past 7 Halloween seasons, Woods of Terror has opened with this parade. Nearly 100 ghoulish monsters stomp the parade route, brave guests pose with them for photos, and the National Anthem is sung. “People just love our midway. It’s a place for customers to shop in our Bootique, enjoy concessions, and stay for the music from our live DJ. It’s fun and sort of sets the mood for the horrors to come”, said McLaurin.
Don’t let their midway fun fool you though. These haunts can be terrifying for children and adults alike. “Woods of Terror is so frightening that we rate our haunt as PG-13 and we do not offer child prices because we do not cater to children and no child under 5 will be admitted. In fact, I also tell adults who get scared easily not to come here, but that just makes them want to come here all that much more”, says McLaurin with a sly grin.
With top notch entertainment and scary fun haunts, it’s no wonder that year after year Woods of Terror is named one of the nation’s leading haunted house hotspots and with thousands of visitors each night, Woods of Terror also has a significant impact on the area’s economy. In addition, McLaurin Farms is host to a variety of annual fund raising events to benefit local charities. Even during the Christmas season, Woods of Terror morphs into the region’s largest festival of lights.
McLaurin Farm has something going on all the time, from breast cancer awareness events to special parties for kids with multiple sclerosis. “It’s a way for us to give back to others throughout the year,” said McLaurin.
Question: Your farm location has been around for awhile...correct? Has that helped you or hindered you into transitioning it into an October ScreamPark?
Answer: Although the land has been in my family for 4 generations and passed down to me, I started the Woods of Terror from nothing 27 years ago. I had to take what was a cattle farm and turn into a haunted attraction.
Question: What do you attribute much of your success to? -AND- Who do you attribute much of your success to?
Answer: I don’t know about the other guys, but my success is a result of hard work, and there's a long list of individuals who have helped me along the way. I have to start with Jesus because so many times when I was growing the haunt I was only one bad decision away from closing. So many incredible things have happened or have fallen into place that are unexplainable. You would not believe them if I I told you. Next would be family, starting with my grandparents who let me play out my entrepreneurship on their property. You could imagine their reaction when I told them my plans for a haunted attraction and how I planned to execute it. Next, my Dad: Although we do not agree on everything, he taught me to work hard and never quit. Also my Mom: She helps me to this day. My Girlfriend: She runs the day to day operations. And,the list goes on and on. My staff: I have a great maintenance man,great makeup artists, and some truly incredible actors. It takes a big team to make the dream work. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to hire a great public relations/ marketing and media buyer.
Question: Your haunt is well known in the haunted house community and throughout NC for giving back to the community. What specifically is your favorite or most memorable?
Answer: I have had several events, such as breast cancer awareness night, a trunk or treat for children with Muscular Dystrophy, a fund raiser for a local 14 year-old boy in our community who is battling cancer by supporting the “Do it for Johnny” Campaign to raise funds for medical bills. But my favorite way to give back is my scholarship program. Three years ago, I decided to give back to my staff so I launched a scholarship program for employees who "need a little extra help". Each scholarship is $ 1,000. My senior staff and I look for individuals who are deserving and are hardworking and dedicated to the Haunt World. The 1st year started with a 10-year veteran actor who was struggling to finish college. We also chose a 2-year actor fighting a medical battle but displayed courage and dedication by coming to work every night in spite of his illness. I have awarded these scholarships to individuals who are amputees who work harder than non- disabled employees and a staff member who is deaf. One year, a staff member who is wheel-chair bound needed assistance buying a new wheelchair. Basically, I give out two scholarships each year, one for a female employee and one for a male .
Question: Over many years, the haunted house industry seems to go through frequent trends sometimes as frequent as annually. Do you work with those ever changing trends or do you prefer to stay more traditional with your haunt events? and why?
Answer: People generally do not like change. However, I learned awhile ago that changing my haunted attraction is beneficial and profitable for me. I consistently change about one-third of my show each year and will continue to grow and improve every year. I like to think that I know my audience and I try and evolve the attractions to keep my customers coming back, because it is exciting and surprising and most of all fun to be scared! The trend of using Facebook and social media has absolutely helped my haunt. However, the trends of zombie paintball or paintball hayrides I avoided. It really just depends on what the trend is at the time. Some things water down my haunt, so I decide against them. I do one thing... I do Halloween and I do it right!
Question: What are your future plans for haunting North Carolina?
Answer: Just as I have done in the past 10 years, I will continue to bring in new things and exciting changes that have never been seen in a haunt before, and I will continue to train my staff so we provide the best actors in the Piedmont Triad which is a big part of Woods of Terror’s success.
Denver, CO – March 9, 2018 – Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”), the premier multi-state operator of theme park-quality haunted houses, escape rooms, and related immersive live-entertainment events, today announced the completion of two marquee property acquisitio
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Denver, CO – March 9, 2018 – Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”), the premier multi-state operator of theme park-quality haunted houses, escape rooms, and related immersive live-entertainment events, today announced the completion of two marquee property acquisitions in the haunted house industry. The company also disclosed separate strategic investments by the global film and television studio A24 and C3 Presents co-founder Charlie Walker.
Today’s announcement reflects the company’s continued pro-growth strategy by bringing established branded attractions to additional markets, acquiring successful entertainment properties in select cities, and launching entirely new concepts that create a unique, superbly-designed entertainment experience for its customers. Founded in 2010 by partners Chris Stafford, Warren Conard, Daniel McCullough, and Jon Love, 13FEG has grown organically to own and operate a platform of live-entertainment brands with a shared commitment to exceptional customer experience, relentless innovation, and best-in-class production value. With the recent acquisition of both Nashville Nightmare Haunted House and the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, 13FEG’s platform now spans ten cities in nine states, with fourteen haunted houses, seven escape rooms, and a wide-ranging touring business.
“The businesses joining the 13FEG family are run by entrepreneurs with a proven track-record of success in this dynamic industry,” said Chris Stafford. “We are extremely pleased the current leadership teams will continue to operate these entities – now with greater access to significant resources, expertise, and visibility that our platform provides. 13FEG anticipates acquiring additional businesses with proven talent, giving us the best opportunity to accomplish our strategic plans.”
Today’s announced acquisitions follow those made in 2017 by 13FEG, including Scareatorium in Columbus, OH, and the location and other assets of House of Shock in New Orleans, LA.
“We expect to continue developing exceptional new properties in industries that enable us to leverage our live-entertainment development and operational expertise, as we were able to do last year with Great Room Escape, Mind Spark Escape Games, and Zombie Apocalypse Live tour,” continued Chris Stafford.
The minority investment from A24, the studio behind recent horror classics The Witch and It Comes at Night, as well as upcoming horror film Hereditary, will provide 13FEG with the unique opportunity to jointly develop cutting-edge proprietary content and marketing opportunities.
“A24 has been interested in immersive, live entertainment for some time,” said A24. “We admire Thirteenth Floor’s passion for their business and the industry itself – it comes from such an authentic place. That quality, matched with their entrepreneurial acumen, is a rare combination which we are keen to support and see flourish.”
13FEG will also benefit from the renowned live entertainment experience and distinct insight of C3 co-founder Charlie Walker, through his new advisory role and membership on 13FEG’s Board of Directors.
“Charlie’s support and the involvement of A24 are both invaluable to our company,” said Chris Stafford. “We now have a robust platform in place, which will enable us to grow into a truly diversified live-entertainment company.”
About Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”) is the premier multi-state operator of theme park-quality haunted houses, escape rooms, and related immersive live-entertainment events. 13FEG’s platform includes 13th Floor, House of Torment, Fear Farm, Asylum, Terror on the Fox, Great Room Escape, Mind Spark Escape Games, and Zombie Apocalypse Live. Headquartered in Denver, CO, 13FEG has offices in Austin, TX and production facilities in San Antonio, TX. www.thirteenthfloor.com
Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of feature films and television projects.
Prior releases include Greta Gerwig’s celebrated Lady Bird, nominated for 5 Academy Awards®; last year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, Moonlight; Robert Eggers’ horror smash The Witch; Yorgos Lanthimos' critical and commercial hit THE LOBSTER; ROOM, winner of the 2016 Academy Award® for Best Actress for Brie Larson; AMY, Asif Kapadia’s Oscar® winning portrait of Amy Winehouse; Alex Garland’s sci-fi smash EX MACHINA; Jonathan Glazer’s singular Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller, UNDER THE SKIN; and Harmony Korine’s record-breaking SPRING BREAKERS.
Upcoming titles include Ari Aster’s Hereditary, which drew rave reviews at the recently-completed Sundance Film Festival for its terrifying and singular horror vision.
A24's televisions projects include the wildly original buddy cop action-comedy “Comrade Detective,” which they produced with Channing Tatum’s Free Association and is currently available on Amazon.
Get your tickets NOW to the biggest haunted house tour EVER! The Darkness has been totally renovated for the Haunted House industry. Transworld 2018 Haunted House tour is set to begin March 22-25, 2018 in St Louis. The Darkness will open its doors to the entire haunt/escape roo
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Get your tickets NOW to the biggest haunted house tour EVER! The Darkness has been totally renovated for the Haunted House industry. Transworld 2018 Haunted House tour is set to begin March 22-25, 2018 in St Louis. The Darkness will open its doors to the entire haunt/escape room industry. This year The Darkness has been renovated for it's 25th Year of Fear with new scenes, special fx, sets, and screams.
We've also totally renovated our St Louis Escape Rooms (www.StLouisEscape.com) use promo code 'transworld18' to save 20%.
The Darkness is opening on Saturday March 24th with Live Actors. The Lemp Brewery is opening Friday March 23rd with live actors. The first night of the tradeshow The Darkness, Lemp Brewery, St Louis Escape, Silo-X and Terror Visions will open its doors for a lights on tour of all the attractions. Take pictures, videos and explore. See pictures of our brand new cellar scene below!
The 2018 Transworld Haunted House Tradeshow is coming up fast March 22-25, 2018. This year Transworld is bringing in a major league speaker who's going to teach you how to market your haunted house using mass emailing. Speaking Ron Cates is THE GUY who helped build the huge compa
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The 2018 Transworld Haunted House Tradeshow is coming up fast March 22-25, 2018. This year Transworld is bringing in a major league speaker who's going to teach you how to market your haunted house using mass emailing. Speaking Ron Cates is THE GUY who helped build the huge company Constant Contact. These events are nearly sold out . We at Hauntworld wanted to help Transworld promote this seminar because for once its a real expert, who doesn't want to sell you something at the end. This guy is going to change your business! You must attend this seminar.
Furthermore Larry Kirchner for the first time ever is doing a FREE seminar (actually we demanded it be free) on Saturday. You must sign up for this seminar. We're going to discuss how your business can compete and thrive against chain haunts, amusement parks, and other entertainment. Visit HAA Show's website and sign up for all the seminars. https://registration.haashow.com/events/show/hs14
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THESE OPPORTUNITIES to help change your business!
Thursday March 22
Key Note Speaker: Ron Cates
Time: 3:15pm-5:15pm (2 hour)
Price: Pre show $150/ $175 on site – Book Fast, Limited Seating
Title: Conquer Digital Marketing!! Learn the Secrets to Social Media and Email Marketing from the Country’s Foremost Digital Marketing Expert
Forbes Magazine: "Ron Cates is a digital marketing icon.”
As the world’s leading marketing expert, he will be conducting a session designed exclusively for small businesses in the Entertainment Industry.
Ron Cates has helped thousands of businesses around the world learn how to market their product while saving thousands of dollars in the process.
He will cover the core elements of a very successful digital marketing strategy, taking into consideration the budgets and time constraints of small businesses. Learn no cost to low cost online marketing tools that are simple and effective, along with strategies to use them together to amplify each other and save time. Learn new tricks and how to get inside the mind of your potential customers.
This is a one-time teaching opportunity that you and your business cannot afford to miss.
Topics include: social media, email marketing, branding your and more.
About Ron Cates
Ron Cates is a small business expert. He has helped thousands of businesses learn to save marketing dollars by teaching them how to do things in house. Internationally renowned for his marketing expertise (the press has dubbed him a “digital marketing icon”), Ron Cates has performed as a keynote speaker at hundreds of high-profile conferences and events, reaching over 200,000 small businesses. His engaging, entertaining and informative approach energizes events in a unique and unforgettable way. Ron spent a decade working for Constant Contact and helped build the #1 Email Marketing platform in the world that has since sold for over a billion dollars. We are very excited to have Ron speak at TransWorld. He has become a small business genius that will take your small business to the next level! Ron has been featured in: Slate, Lifehacker, Forbes, Fast Company, Business News Daily, CIC Magazine, Independent Retailer Magazine, Marketing Land, Credibly, Foodable, Entrepreneur, Success and more.
Forbes Magazine: "Ron Cates is a digital marketing icon.”
Ken Yancey, CEO, SCORE “The best presenter I’ve ever seen, on any subject.”
The press has called Ron a “digital marketing icon,” “the Grandfather of email marketing” and a “social media pioneer”.
Friday March 23, 2018
Speaker: Ron Cates
Time: 9am - 10am
Price: $50 Pre show/ $60 On site
Social Media Decisions- We All Have Questions, Ron Cates has the Answers! The press has called Ron a “digital marketing icon,” “the Grandfather of email marketing” and a “social media pioneer”.
This session is the follow up to Conquering Digital Marketing. If you missed that session, you have one last chance to tap into the mindset of this ground breaking social media icon. You will get the chance to engage Ron and ask questions where he can help you strategize on how to market your small business.
In a unique fast paced and entertaining session that will benefit all attendees as Ron fields the tough questions.
Everyone from the novice to the seasoned social media gurus can learn from Ron. The only question you need to ask- can I afford to miss this?
Coming March 2019
TransWorld's Christmas Show is a BRAND NEW trade show coming to St. Louis March 21-24, 2019, co-located with TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show!
TransWorld’s Christmas Show will be the ONLY industry trade show of its kind in the world.
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Coming March 2019
TransWorld's Christmas Show is a BRAND NEW trade show coming to St. Louis March 21-24, 2019, co-located with TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show!
TransWorld’s Christmas Show will be the ONLY industry trade show of its kind in the world. There is no other show that has as many exhibitors and holiday-related products. For three decades TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions show has created the marketplace for the Haunted House industry and, in 2019, TransWorld will bring that knowledge and experience to the Christmas industry, providing THE place to network, get new ideas and purchase products. This show is a MUST ATTEND event if you are thinking about opening or currently operate a corn maze, farm, paintball field, family fun center, amusement park, zoo, aquarium, holiday retail store or anything Christmas-related. We have everything you need to make your Christmas season a success. Each year, the show will continue to grow with NEW EXHIBITORS, NEW PRODUCTS and more buyers on the show floor. The Christmas Show combines the products and knowledge of hundreds of exhibitors that you need to see in March 2019!
Have a question that just can't wait, or interested in exhibiting? Contact Rich Bianco at firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 812-1773
This is a HUGE addition to the Halloween/Escape Show. Many haunt owners are now building Christmas shows or or simple producing Christmas haunted attractions. Amusement Parks are also now creating Christmas light shows. This event will take the show all the way to the end of the convention center. We have it on great authority that Transworld has reserved the entire convention center 2019 and beyond which includes the dome itself. The plan is to add other amusement related shows to this show. This expansion gives haunted house owners more opportunity to expand thier buisness while at the same time giving the Christmas industry a tradeshow.
Find the biggest and best haunted house suppliers, supplies, masks, zombies, monsters, animations, special fx and every thing between to build and create your own haunted house this Halloween season. Are you looking to build or create your own haunted house for profit, or for a charity event or anything between? Here at Hauntworld.com we help haunted house owners all over the World find the best and scariest animations, costumes, to illusions all the way to the best companies who build modular haunted houses. Are you looking for the best 3D blacklight haunted house, or simply someone to design or consult you on your next haunted attraction? Are you looking for companies that sell animation control systems, or companies that offer liability insurance for haunted houses? Maybe you need cob web guns, or fog machines? Do you need a company to print your haunted house t-shirts, or design a logo or create a haunted house website? Maybe you are looking for how to books, videos, dvd's, or need to locate the best haunted house tradeshows, events, and more. No matter what you are looking for to build and create your own haunted house from safety equipment like fire retardant to online ticketing companies to the best lighting and sound companies Hauntworld.com will help you find the best haunted house suppliers for your next Haunted Halloween Attraction.
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