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  1. Into the Silents

    2020 looms large on the horizon and many of the first motion pictures ever made are now either over or approaching a century old.

    With a century of movies to choose from, and so many of those being modern horror, why should modern haunters watch horror (or other movies) from the silent era?
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  2. Arizona Myths and Legends Part 3 - Superstition Mountains


    With a name like Superstitions, you'd expect a lot of lore and mystery. You'd be right. In the early 1800's, the area was in the middle of Apache land. The Apache believed this area was inhabited by dangerous spirits and didn't live or hunt anywhere near it.

    Copper was discovered nearby, and that area was taken from the Apache. If you know anything about the Apache, this was a bloody process. Despite ...
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  3. Arizona Myths and Legends Part 2

    Continuing last week's entry with some perhaps lesser known spooks and specters to inspire your haunt!

    “La Mujere Errante” - the Wandering Woman at the Door

    62-year-old Mrs. Martinez was found murdered in her home, where she lived alone, on September 16th, 1992, the victim of a clean shot through the eyehole of her front door. No arrests were ever made The ...
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  4. Arizona Myths and Legends Part 1

    Many home and pro haunters have woven local history, myth, and urban legend into their stories. Here are some you might consider incorporating yourself!

    Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

    May as well start with the BIG one. So many down on their luck folks have been tempted to spend a few days in the Superstition Mountains to see if they can locate the fabled Lost Dutchman’s gold mine. ...
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  5. The Drawing Board Part 5 - Keeping Track of it All

    I previously mentioned haunt designer Scott Swenson.
    At a haunt convention, Scott shared a tool he used as creative director for the Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream event.

    It's a Venue Flow Sheet. Something like this exists for different venues, and it's pretty similar to some business flows too. Scott shared his, and I share it with you.

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    If you are a large haunt with different people in charge of lighting sound, etc., ...
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