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Scott Swenson’s Follow the Story - Book Review

July 30th, 2019

Scott Swenson's Follow the Story, The Foundation of Every Great Attraction is at it's core, a manual for making your show better via the integration of story into every aspect of the show from marketing to concessions. The best part of all, many of the tips and tactics here don't cost a penny to implement, just a little creativity!
Without a doubt, reading this book will make your show better this season!

See our full video review here: https://youtu.be/GAJ9QKF7lXE

Get your copy here on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LM2jXJ

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HauntCon 2019 Trade Show Walk-through

February 2nd, 2019

HauntCon and the Halloween & Party Expo hosted in January 2019 featured a huge show floor with countless classes and mainstage events. This video is a quick walkthrough of the show floor.

https://youtu.be/4rtgx6BGdIQ

Sorry for the shakiness, our gimbal was on the fritz, new tech inbound!
For more info, visit: www.hauntcon.com

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Fatal Mentality Designs MP3 Looper Review

January 22nd, 2019

The MP3 Looper from Fatal Mentality Designs is a simple plug and play USB powered seamless audio looper for any application that requires constant audio. The tiny size and usb power allow for simple hidden installation in tight quarters while pumping out high-quality stereo sound.

See our video review here: https://youtu.be/4_LynG65Syo

Learn more or order yours here: https://www.fatalmentality.com/store/mp3-looper

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Qoolife Waterproof RGB LED

January 3rd, 2019

Submersible waterproof RGB LED light pods designed for hot-tub and pool use certainly make an interesting new option for haunt lighting. The lights are battery powered, so run time is limited to an advertised 20 hours, plenty for most home haunters, and still reasonable compared to the expense of running waterproof and safe low voltage electrical for temporary pro haunts. Chasing batteries may preclude these from use in permanent installations, however, they are still great for props, costumes, parade floats, temporary displays, etc...

Be sure to go for the AA battery models for optimal battery life, and the Radio Frequency remote models are handy as long as you want all of the lights on the same mode, otherwise optical remotes are the way to go.

https://youtu.be/C_YAegDZWYk

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017 - 2018 Wrapup & Haunter Holiday Shopping Guide

December 20th, 2018

Happy holidays everyone, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Terrifying Krampusnacht to you all! In this episode, we discuss our 2018 season, my haunted wedding, the Legendary Haunt Tour, and a quick tech and tool oriented holiday shopping guide for haunters!   

http://www.audibletrial.com/HauntTechTips - Scream by Margee Kerr

Haunt audio digital downloads - www.GraveGear.com

www.FatherEvil.com

www.ShewolfDanaKainAndTheMightyIncisors.BandCamp.com

www.Ifixit.com coupon code FIXMAS12 for $12 off

Dewalt Drill Driver Kit - https://amzn.to/2UYPNWa

Ryobi Hot Glue Gun - https://tinyurl.com/y7h96fbw

Hot Wire Foam Factory 3 in 1 kit - https://amzn.to/2ByNbpn

Anker Bolden LC40 Rechargeable LED Torch - https://amzn.to/2ByC5QY

Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer v2 - https://amzn.to/2EFELAf

DJI Osmo Pocket - https://amzn.to/2QHhTGZ

Gopro Hero  7 Black - https://amzn.to/2LrNW84

64GB Samsung U3 Micro SD Card - https://amzn.to/2EIM8a4

Come see us at Hauntcon, register with this link for 10% off! https://www.compusystems.com/servlet/ar?evt_uid=819&site=HC&Promo=GAY

016 - Get Your Haunt Online Today!

October 3rd, 2018

If your haunt isn't online, can't be found by a quick web search, has no Facebook presence, and can't be found on Google Maps, it essentially doesn't exist.

This is a quick "emergency" podcast for any haunters who need to get their haunt online today, for $30 or less!

Step 1 - Create a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/business/products/pages

Step 2 - Create a haunt e-mail and .com web address: https://gsuite.google.com/

Step 3 - Build a free website: https://sites.google.com

or https://www.wix.com/

Step 4 - Link it all together, and forward your .com to your new website

There are multiple platforms for all of these processes, these are just a few I have had great success with.

015 - Haunt Season Update

September 27th, 2018

Here we are, in the thick of build season for most, and opening week(s) for some! Our haunt is coming along well, but we have been a little sidetracked by a surprise massive renovation and some rainy late summer weather. 

In this episode, we discuss our new camera rig: https://youtu.be/Arg-PuINLW0

The Fright Ideas Escape Room Password Controller: https://youtu.be/xLRmgQYdhNg

The Fright Ideas PicBoo MP3: https://www.frightprops.com/picoboo-mp3.html

Frightprops Air Accumulator: https://www.frightprops.com/air-accumulator-5-gallon.html

100 Days to Terror Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn96JmWaHvcToGMxg-W7uli90gHAZn9l8

For the Aura LED Giveaway, like our facebook page, once we hit 100 likes we will pick one lucky winner! https://www.facebook.com/HauntTechTips

Haunters BBQ Walkthrough

August 19th, 2018

We had a blast at the Haunters BBQ in Jackson NJ this weekend. 

The Haunters BBQ hosted by the Jersey Devil Experience is a collection of vendors, games, a spooky car show, a band, and plenty of socializing with local Haunters. We had a blast, and hope it becomes an annual event!

http://www.jerseydevilhalloween.com

Check out the event walkthrough video here: https://youtu.be/rAdFeVIlVW4

---Sorry for the blur, it was SO humid out that the camera had condensation in it from being in the air-conditioned car---

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Musical.ly? Tic Tok? Vine?

August 3rd, 2018

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Musicly.ly? Tic Tok? Vine?
Hard to keep up with, sure! 
Great free marketing opportunities semi-similar to Vine? Certainly!
As of today, Vine is long gone, and Tic Tok bought and Merged with Musical.ly
The monthly active audiences of the two, 500 Million and 100 Million, are now a total of 600 Million, which rivals that of Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Pinterest. 
Yes it is a global audience, and there are currently no local options, but it's still fantastic for brand awareness with $0 cost. 

The platform is designed for the creation of creating and sharing short 15-30 second video clips with music, comedic/iconic audio quotes, etc lip synced or danced to. This is a great way to show off your original characters, masks, makeup creations and more!

Details on the Merger: https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/02/musically-tiktok/

User statistics provided by: https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users/

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100 Days to Terror Vlog

July 24th, 2018

We're excited to announce "100 Days to Terror!", our day by day video vlog of opening a haunt, from committee approval on day 100, to opening night!
Stay Tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn96JmWaHvcToGMxg-W7uli90gHAZn9l8

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