The Midwest Haunter’s Convention: What You Didn’t Know & Why You Should Go

Posted 11 May 2012 in PODCASTS
Halloween & Haunt Show Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:12 — 26.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In Episode 12 of HaunTopic Radio, we sit down & discuss The Midwest Haunter’s Convention with Barry & Kathy Schieferstein. If you have questions about prices, classes, tours, events, or stuff to do at night…then turn this one up. The Midwest Haunters Convention is located in Columbus, OH on June 8-10 and is a weekend event planned for Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, Makeup Artists, Technicians and Home Haunters. The MHC goal is to provide you with educational seminars and workshops with experienced presenters, a 75+ vendor tradeshow with the latest in haunt offerings, and a place to network with others in the industry...

Creating Haunt Music with Prelude to a Nightmare..are you listening?

Posted 05 May 2012 in PODCASTS
Prelude to a Nightmare Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:49 — 52.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn Episode 11 of HaunTopic Radio we talk with Scott Karan, the man behind the creepy & whimsical sound of Prelude to a Nightmare. A new generation of Haunt Music has begun… Scott didn’t realize how massive the Haunt Industry was until he started composing music for a Haunt that he was trying to help out. One piece of audio flowed into another and before long his dark journey into the world of ¬†horror began. Click here to listen to 3 Soundscapes of Scott’s Music & an Interview with the man behind it all.     Like any artist; we grab our tools, find...

How to Make Your Own Mask and Where to Buy One…just in case.

Posted 26 Apr 2012 in PODCASTS
CFX Mask Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:12 — 39.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In Episode 10 of HaunTopic Radio we discuss the essentials for Molding Your Own Mask, Where to Get the Supplies, & Where to Buy One if you don’t want to spend the creativity & time to do it. Making your own mask for the first time can be a rewarding and learning experience & designing another one will be too. With a little cash and a few hours you can have a few solid molds that you can replicate many masks from and hand them out to your actors. Make each one different with a unique paint job, tears, half-masks, hair, scars, etc....

Tips You Need To Know Before Starting Up Your Haunted House

Posted 17 Apr 2012 in INTERVIEWS, PODCASTS
Scary Visions Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:18 — 38.1MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn Episode 9 of HaunTopic Radio we’re using 3 of our interviews from Transworld; all providing useful information like Common Mistakes Haunters Make , How Social Media Can Help You Build Your Haunt Business, and a Website Where You Can Get Some FREE E-books on Starting UP Your Haunted Attraction. We will also be running our very first contest and giving away a Free Issue of Fright Times Halloween & Haunt Magazine. You’ll have to listen to the show to find out how to be the first one to win. Fright Times has donated 15 Issues to give out to you, so we’ll find...

Behind the Scenes of HAuNTcon: An Exclusive Interview with Leonard Pickel

Posted 09 Apr 2012 in HAUNT NEWS, PODCASTS
Haunted Attraction and National Tradeshow Convention Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:13 — 40.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn Episode 8 of HaunTopic Radio we get a behind-the-scenes interview about HAuNTcon with the “Haunt Godfather” and Owner Leonard Pickel. Leonard is the co-founder of the Haunted Attraction Magazine, Consultant at, and a list of achievements that I couldn’t fit on this page. Come on…he’s been around the Haunt Industry for over 35 years! But we’ll have more on Leonard in another episode, we had to cut it in half. The next episode with Leonard Pickel will include his insights on Building a Haunt and Things to Know Before You Get Into the Haunt Industry. So Subscribe to The Haunter’s Toolbox to...

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