Haunted Attraction Magazine, one of the longest ran publications for the Halloween and haunted attraction industry, has been bought by Haunt Holdings LLC, the parent company of HauntedHouse.com!
A post on their website read:
Haunted Attraction Magazine, the longest running haunted house
magazine sells it’s assets to industry leader, Haunt Holdings LLC,
the parent company of HauntedHouse.com
Houston –HauntedHouse.com, the world’s largest online directory
of haunted houses and Halloween activities, announced today that it
has purchased the assets of Haunted Attraction Magazine. With haunted
houses becoming over a 1 billion dollar industry, the merging of
these industry giants create a synergy destined to reach haunted
house professionals, hobbyists and the general public.
Industry veteran, Steve Kopelman, will be the Editor-in-Chief and
co-publisher of the magazine while Christopher Brielmaier will be the
art director and co-publisher. Together they intend to publish a
quarterly magazine that will feature horror/haunted house celebrities
while providing an insight to an industry that has maintained double
digit annual growth the past decade. Their first issue will be
published in September and will continue the Haunted Attraction
Magazine tradition of featuring the must see 31 haunted attractions
for the 2013 season.
“This acquisition allows us a bigger voice in the industry and will
offer us the opportunity to even better showcase the haunted house
experience to the general public.” Steve Kopelman, Co-Publisher.
This is fantastic news after the debunked magazine seemed to fall off the face of the earth some months ago. I’m very eager to see what the new owners of the production do with it! For more information, visit the Haunted Attraction Magazine Website.
Updates about Halloween Horror Nights Orlando have begun to surface! A recent post on the events Facebook revealed the dates of operation of its 23rd season as well as its tag line, “What evil has taken root?”.
Later posts include teaser photos of what the future holds for the event encouraging their fans to share pictures for more information and photos.
For more info on this event, check out the Official Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Facebook or visit the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Website.
If you’ve been following our site for more than a couple months, you may have noticed a previous post dedicated to the Oblivion Haunted House based out of Wisconsin. After their 2012 season, the owners decided to sell their attraction and part ways. This decision was a sad one not only for myself, but for the large fan base the attraction managed to gather over the three short years of its operation. Another haunt had come to rest.
From posts off of the Oblivion Haunted House Facebook, it was clear that the owners had moved on to other projects planning a Halloween themed show at a local theater. It was only until recently that speculations of the attractions return began to surface.
In recent postings, the owners have encouraged their fans on Facebook to use the hashtag #oblivionhauntedhouse to receive clues about the attractions return. And while they have yet to release a solid answer as to whether or not the attraction will be returning, I feel it’s safe to say that without a doubt Oblivion will be back for the 2013 Halloween season!
As a fan of their work, I’m extremely excited to see what becomes of this and am anxious to see when they will let the cat out of the bag officially. For more information about Oblivion, visit the Oblivion Haunted House Facebook.