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St. Louis Escape & Silo X Behind The Scenes Tour

April 6th, 2018

This video was taken during The Darkness haunted attraction behind the scenes tour at the Haunted Attraction Associations' Transworld 2018.


Haunt details can be found at www.scarefest.com




The Abyss @ Lemp Brewery Behind the Scenes Tour

April 6th, 2018

This video was taken during the Lemp Brewery haunted attraction behind the scenes tour at the Haunted Attraction Associations' Transworld 2018.


Haunt details can be found at www.scarefest.com




Poison Props Booth @ TransWorld 2018

April 4th, 2018

Color us impressed, Poison Props had a huge booth in the Dark Zone of TransWorld with some great affordable and unique animatronics. They really have a unique lifelike movement to them not typical among other animated prop vendors.

See our booth video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTc2Uw4HhvA



010 - TransWorld Show Floor 2018

April 2nd, 2018

This Episode was recorded at the Haunted Attraction Associations TransWorld show. For those new to the industry, this is the BIG show of the year for haunt owners and operators. TransWorld is hosted at the Americas Center in St. Louis and is host to nearly 300 vendors catering to the haunted attraction, escape room, and themed entertainment industries. 


We spoke with a few vendors of interest, and highlight a few others.


Clue Control - Wireless control and automation for your Escape Room

Haunting FX - Triggers, mechanisms, and animatronics

LifeApe - Low-cost controllers with simple programming

Fear App - Custom augmented reality experience

Fright props - Prop motors with park positions and Picboo AC 120V controller

Dangerously Creative - Controllable lanterns and led flashlights

CFX - Torque VR experience, top-notch silicone masks

Haunted Attraction Association C.H.A.O.S. - Certified haunted attraction operator safety program

Transworld Showfloor Walkthrough [2018]

March 31st, 2018

For those that couldn't be there, we made a walkthrough video of the entire show floor at Transworld. For those that were there, I hope this helps with remembering which booth/vendor certain items were from.



Projector Light Pollution

March 20th, 2018

With the 4K revolution underway, projector prices are dropping faster than ever, however, even a $500 full HD 1080P projector is not necessarily good for haunting. Recently after installing an Optoma (HD142X) DLP projector for a sports bar, I noticed that while the unit produced a surprisingly bright and sharp picture for a $500 projector, it has an insane amount of light pollution that has nothing to do with the projection of the image. The ceiling above the unit is illuminated with excess light refracted through the lens, and anything off to the front side of the unit is directly illuminated by light that escapes through the cooling vents from an unshrouded projector lamp. 

Unfortunately for a haunt, this spilled light is a clear sign of a projector in use, and could potentially spoil the magic of a scene. 

It's not a bad projector at all, but this type of light pollution is worth keeping in mind when selecting a projector for your application. 



009 - Fiverr, Affordable Professional Graphics Design & More!

March 20th, 2018

Fiverr is an awesome web service that safely and securely connects creators with business owners who require graphics design, video, voiceover, editing, web authoring, writing, and other creative work. Jobs start at a low price of $5 and go up depending on complexity and quality. 

Check out our demo reel of logos, intro videos, and promo videos we had created all on Fiverr. Everything in the reel collectively cost well less than $100.


Fiverr Demo Reel

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Haunt Tech Tips Class at National Haunters Convention

March 16th, 2018

On Friday May 18th I will be teaching an intro to haunted house tech at the National Haunters Convention in Atlantic City NJ. The class with cater to both pro and home haunters, covering the basics of integrating quality audio and video effects into your haunt, with an introduction to the basics of free WiFi for customers, network security, uninterruptible power for critical infrastructure, and the integration of security cameras for operations, safety, and security. 


I am a strong advocate that hands-on learning is best, so there will be a large assortment of equipment, tools, wire, and more present with a question and answer session at the end of class.


Get your tickets here! - Haunt Tech Tips Training @ NHC


008 - Uninterruptible Power for Haunts

March 8th, 2018

Uninterruptible power supplies are normally seen in server rooms and for mission-critical government and public safety equipment. They also have several uses in keeping your haunted attraction up and running with 0 downtime in the event of a quick power failure or brownout. They will only run a limited amount of electronics for a limited time but can keep your registers, credit card machines, security cameras, media players, phones, and controllers up and running in the event of a power interruption.

Here is a video review of a 600VA consumer grade model we have used with success in the past: https://youtu.be/UfZQ018JzAM


An Affordable Battery Powered MP3 Player/Speaker

March 3rd, 2018

The NiZHi TT-028 MP3 Mini Digital Portable Music Player is a great little point source audio player for haunted attractions. The included audio quality is surprisingly good for its small size, and the headphone jack allows you to use it as a media player to feed larger speakers. It's easy to hide in a scene or prop for audio effects, and the low price for a battery-powered media player is hard to pass on.


Check out our full video review on Youtube:


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