The Canadian Haunted Attraction Conference & the Scary North with Matthew Flagler

Posted 03 Mar 2013 in PODCASTS

Canadian Haunted Attraction ConferenceIn Episode 40 of HaunTopic Radio we get Matthew Flagler on the mic to educate us on what really goes on in the Canadian Haunted Attraction Industry and other scary things north of the border. Matthew is the man behind the Canadian Haunted Attraction Conference which takes place on April 12-14 in Hamilton, Ontario. If you operate a haunted attraction, work at a seasonal event, are a horror/paranormal/Halloween fanatic, or an FX artist then this event is for you.

Me & Darryl (also a Canadian)  get Matthew to open up about his Halloween childhood, what really goes on at the Canadian border, and what is Matthew Flagler really scared of? We also release the names of the two winners of our monthly prize give away: 2 Large Bottles of Bloody Mary Spray Blood


  • How easy it is to get into Canada and How close Hamilton really is to the U.S.
  • Matthew’s early memories of Halloween and the horror influence of his childhood.
  • How you can sell your products in the untamed Haunt/Halloween Industry in Canada.
  • What celebrities you can meet when you go.
  • The benefit of the educational Haunt related seminars and what you’ll learn.
  • Why the Canadian Haunt Industry is starting to catch up to the U.S.
  • Get a 50% discount off a training seminar!


Friday, April 12, 2013

    • Builders Series Full Day Workshop (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
    • Vendor Load-in (9 a.m.-noon)
    • Builder’s Workshop (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)
    • Trade Show Exhibits Open (1 p.m.-6 p.m.)
    • Welcome Social (7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.)


Saturday, April 13th, 2013


Sunday, April 14th, 2013

  • Seminar Series Sessions (9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.)
  • Trade Show Exhibits Open (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Hardcore Creepshow Event (noon)
  • Exhibitor Post-Event Reception (2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.)
  • Vendor Load Out (3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.)


Find More about Matthew & the Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference:


This month’s contest prizes were donated by Bloody Mary (Bobbie Weiner). Thanks Bobbie!

bloody mary make up

Posted by Brian Foreman


  1. gordo
    04 March 13, 10:46am

    Great pod cast … its a great time every year I will be there teaching a work shop on FX make-up .. take a look at my face book page

  2. Lee Alder
    03 March 13, 1:37pm

    Great pod cast! Glad to learn Canada is catching up to Halloween. Don’t worry about the sporadic pod cast, I am certain haunters would rather wait a day or 3 for quality that quantity.

  3. 03 March 13, 12:17pm

    Just an FYI for you Brian, Matthew Flagler’s Canadian Haunted Attraction Conference is not the only Canadian Haunt Industry Conference in Ontario or Canada.

    I know you mentioned some other conventions, but you forgot one that’s been running a lot longer than the CHAC.

    ScareFest Canada’s Haunted Attraction Convention will be celebrating it’s 9th year.
    Saturday July 27th, 2013 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
    Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
    501 Clark Avenue West, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

    Scarefest gives you an opportunity to exchanges ideas with fellow Haunters and maybe take home a few new ideas to go with the new friendships you’ve made. In attendance will be Owners and Operators of Professional Haunted Houses, Actors, Home Haunters, Artists, Halloween Enthusiasts and Vendors. There will be Door Prizes, Contests for: Ms. & Mr. Scarefest and Best Homemade Prop.

    • 04 March 13, 8:03am

      Thanks for the reminder! Are you part of ScareFest?

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