A collection of recordings done over the Halloween Weekend 2019. Scott talks to SpOoOoky Steve, the winner of the 2019 Trick or Tweet story telling competition at Tampa Theatre, gives his view of Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, chats about closing night at Undead in the Water at The American Victory Ship and reads a piece from his newest book, Awake in the Dark.
In this episode Scott discusses the power of using REAL paranormal investigation as an additional element to your haunted attraction. Scott interviews Jill Witecki, Director of Marketing at Tampa Theatre and Jeremy Rettig with Genesis Paranormal Services.
At this time of year, most non-haunt folks are mourning the end of Summer or thinking about going back to school. Haunters, however, are ramping up for the busiest and most exciting time of the year...HAUNT SEASON! In this episode, Scott discusses things that haunters can be working on now before the real craziness starts.
Join Scott at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach CA. This episode was recorded August 2-5, 2019 and includes information about the trade show, interviews with vendors and even a shout out from the wonderful people who attended Scott's class on "Communicating Fear".
In this episode, Scott discusses the elements involved in starting a Haunted Attraction for the first time. He discusses everything from budgets to location to staffing to preparing for the unexpected.
Another episode based on suggestions from the "A Scott in the Dark Listener's Group" on Facebook.
Scott talks about his experience as a vendor and presenter at Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show...NOW WITH CHRISTMAS in St. Louis! Listen to his interviews with Quan Gan from ZTAG 2.0, Sharon Aguillen from TCB Productions and a "reverse interview" with Drew Badger from The Big Scary Show. This episode closes with a bleary eyed and broken voiced monologue from the airport where Scott shares his views of the 2019 show and why these shows are so important to the industry.
Members of the Facebook Listeners Group submitted a list of topics for discussion...and here are some of them. This is the first of several episodes based on listener input. Thank you Patrick, Austin, Matthieu, Tater, and Wicksey for your suggestions. More topics from more listeners coming in future episodes. If you would like to join the A Scott in the Dark Listeners Group, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/164321370768323/
Scott recorded a great (and often silly) conversation with his friends Rick West from Midsummer Scream and entertainment icon J Michael Roddy. He also recorded a "simulcast" with Johnny Bronto and Haunt Scene which aired live via Facebook Live. This is what Haunt conventions are all about, checking in with friends friends and "talking haunt stuff".
Hear Scott's thoughts and observations about The Special Event Tradeshow 2019 in San Diego California.