Lesley Bannatyne: The Story Behind Halloween & What It Means Today

Posted 16 Oct 2012 in PODCASTS
Halloween Nation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.28-_Lesley_Bannatyne.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:14 — 64.4MB)Subscribe: Android In Episode 28 of HaunTopic Radio we get Lesley Bannatyne to dust off her crystal ball & tell us remarkable stories of the past and other adventures of Halloween. She also turns the questions to us and we gave in. So you might here a couple stories from us about Halloween. We also learn where she found the inspiration behind her book about Halloween/Haunters & the Haunt Industry titled Halloween Nation: Behind America’s Fright Night.¬† Lesley has interviewed & met many Haunters and Halloween fans within the industry. Small Home Haunters to Pumpkin Carvers-Pro Haunters to Witch Festivals- she has inspired many of us…. Lesley Bannatyne is...

Phobias: How To Use Fear When Scare Acting with The Unknown Scare Actor

Posted 06 Oct 2012 in HAUNT NEWS
Phobias & Fears

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.27_Phobias__Fears_with_the_Unknown_Scare_Actor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:11 — 62.0MB)Subscribe: Android In Episode 27 we put the Unknown Scare Actor in a small closet with lots of spiders and make him tell us all of his Scare Acting Secrets. Well…kinda. Jim Millspaugh (the Unknown Scare Actor) has acted most of his life, scares the body fluids out of most guests at The Dent School House, & trains other Scare Actors to utilize his techniques. He uses the tagline “Everyone is Afraid of Something” in his segment on The Big Scary Show as he shares different Phobias each episode. And after doing a bit of research on Phobias, it seems there really is a Phobia for everything. Using Phobias...

CFX: The Evolution of Silicone Masks & What It Takes To Make One

Posted 25 Sep 2012 in INTERVIEWS, PODCASTS
Composite Effects

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.26-Composite_Effects_CFX.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:10:21 — 80.5MB)Subscribe: Android In Episode 26 of HaunTopic Radio we interview Wes, Ken, & Diana from CFX or otherwise known as Composite Effects. We unmask each one of them and learn more about the silicone mask making process, where they get their creative inspiration, and how the silicone mask is an excellent tool for any Haunter. If you have never witnessed these masks in action…it is a completely different feel & look than latex or foam products. Yes, they do cost more than most masks but if you figure in time, convenience, & effectiveness; CFX masks can actually save you money. And once you try one on-you may not want...

Fright Masters: Scare Acting, Keeping Volunteers, & 20% OFF Your Next Prop

Posted 14 Sep 2012 in HAUNT NEWS
Skeleton mask

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.25-Frightmasters_Props.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:34 — 55.6MB)Subscribe: Android In Episode 25 of HaunTopic Radio we chat with Damon Carson of Fright Masters Props and House of Fright. Damon has loved Halloween ever since he was a little boy & has turned his passion into building props for other Haunters. We discuss Things You Can Do To Keep Volunteers Coming Back, a few Classic Horror Movies You May Have Not Heard Of, and Some Of the Biggest Challenges When Owning Your Own Haunt. Damon has been involved with Halloween & Haunting for most of his life. Whether it was the horror movies he watched as a boy, helping the JayCee’s raise money by putting on a...

Haunted Overload: No Halloween or Haunt Project is Too Big for Eric Lowther

Posted 06 Sep 2012 in PODCASTS
Haunted Overload

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.24-Haunted_Overload.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:45 — 56.9MB)Subscribe: Android In Episode 24 of HaunTopic Radio, we finally get Eric Lowther on the phone from Haunted Overload to get some advice on the steps from Home Haunting to Haunt Owner and How To Grow Your Haunt Business the Smart Way.¬†Haunted Overload is an outdoor Haunted Attraction located in Lee, New Hampshire that Eric built & moved twice due to expansion and some business evolutions. You can find 30′ large scary creations made from telephone poles, foam, and recycled materials. If you can imagine a tall ghastly beast lurking in the forest- you will probably find it at the Haunted Overload. Eric walks us through his journey as...

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