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Collectively commanding 17 major media markets across the nation the America Haunts group entertains over 1 million avid and enthusiastic guests each year.  Each of our members is a powerhouse in its own market producing well respected events that generate festival sized crowds, comprehensive local and regional marketing and PR campaigns, and premium media coverage.

From promotional tie-ins to comprehensive inclusion into marketing and PR campaigns America Haunts is the premier destination for any organization seeking to drive traffic, boost sales, raise awareness and promote products during the Halloween season.

This is an amazing opportunity for potential event sponsors.  If you want to see results this Halloween season we encourage you to partner with the most powerful force in Halloween entertainment, America Haunts.

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Haunted House Industry Quick Reference

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Number of Haunted Attractions in America

We estimate there are over 1,200 haunted attractions charging admission fees to their events. We additionally estimate that there are over 300 amusement facilities producing some sort of Halloween or Haunted House event such as an amusement park or family fun center. Lastly there are over 3,000 charity attractions that open for one day on Halloween or one or two weekends in October produced by a local charity group. Our members are without question the best of the best. America Haunts represents the top 1% of haunted houses in size, sales, and screams.
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Attendance Figures

The typical haunted attraction averages around 8,000 paid guests. This figure grossly depends on the market and the size of the attraction. About 80% of the professional attractions in America attendance are less than 10,000 paid guests or more than 7,500 paid guests. Less than 3% of haunted attractions have attendance figures over 35,000 paid guests.

Some attractions mega haunted events attract over 40,000 to 60,000 guests but those numbers are around 1 or 2% of all attractions in America. About 10% of all attractions in America average between 12,000 and 20,000 paid guests.
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Frightening Facts About Halloween

  • Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States.
  • Approximately one hundred countries celebrate Halloween.
  • Over seven billion dollars is spent yearly on candy, costumes and activities in the United States alone.
  • Approximately 90% of all households with children will participate in a Halloween activity. The most common demographics for this season are teens and young adults 18-34.
  • Research shows that people enjoy being scared while in a safe environment such as attending a movie, on a thrill ride or at a haunted house, and they are willing to pay for the experience.

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Average Costs

Today some haunted houses charge as much as $25.00 while most average around $15.00 per event. Major amusement park haunts charge as much as $65.00 for entry into their events. Over 80% of haunted attractions in America charge less than $15.00 per person, while only 3% charge more than $20.00 per ticket. Roughly 60% of haunted attractions charge less than $13.00 per person.
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Major Media

The Haunted Attraction industry has been featured prominently on the national media scene. Back in the mid 90’s Tiny Tim married on the Tonight Show at a major haunt in Boston called Spookyworld. Over the past few years the haunted house industry has become as good as or better than most Hollywood horror movies and due to this fact the media attention has increased.

Within the past years many major media outlets have featured our members in MAJOR stories such as USA Today, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, AOL.com, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Associated Press, NFL Films, Yahoo.com, and many more.

The Travel Channel produced a major television show about haunted attractions and The National Geographic Channel produced a documentary for 2007 entitled “Celebrating Halloween” which featured The Darkness, St. Louis, Missouri.

Haunted Houses are now the most popular way to celebrate Halloween in America and our members are on the top of Halloween enthusiast lists’ and the media has followed. Below you can see our members in major news stories from 2010!

USA Today featured some of our members on the scariest haunted attractions for 2010 list. Link below.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2006-10-11-haunted-house-main_x.htm

Forbes Magazine listed several of our members on The 10 Wickedest Haunted Houses In America List. Link below.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2006-10-11-haunted-house-sidebar_x.htm

The Los Angeles Times also grouped some of our members in their “AMERICA’S TOP 13 SCARIEST DESTINATIONS 2010” List. Link Below.
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-extremehalloweenbox-20101031,0,926848.story {/slide}
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Haunted House Industry Financials

The haunted attraction industry generates between 300 and 500 million dollars in ticket sales. This figure would include most major theme parks that operate a haunted event. The haunted attraction industry would generate roughly 300 million dollars in revenue and the amusement park industry another 150 to 200 million dollars. The industry of haunting supports hundreds of other businesses across America from VENDORS that supply haunted house effects, props, costumes, masks, animations and more. Additionally haunted houses spend tens of millions of dollars on building supplies, advertisement, insurance and much more. We estimate that the haunted house industry solely drive the popularity of Halloween and Halloween retail through the spending of roughly 85 million dollars on advertisement of events.
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Haunted House Safety

Haunted Houses and attractions are EXTREMELY safe due to tough safety and fire codes they must all now live by. Most haunted houses inside a building are required to have a sprinkler system, early warning smoke or heat detectors which will alert the fire department, emergency lights, fire proofing of all materials inside the attractions, industrial electric applications, easy access doors throughout the attraction, panic hardware exit doors, multiple fire extinguishers, panic systems, and much more. Most haunts now must also be ADA compliant and have no trap doors or items on the floor that could cause trips and falls. Our members work with local and state officials to make sure that our attractions are up to code and safe for our guests. America Haunts take safety seriously.
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Charity

Over 80% of all haunted attractions across America are operated by a charity or help to benefit a charity of some kind. The haunted house industry helps to raise tens of millions of dollars for charities nationwide. Many fire departments or church groups, produce haunted attractions nationwide. Haunts have worked with major charities like Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Miracle Network, to everything in between.
In 2010 many of our members teamed up with the TRUTH campaign to help push their message and hosted their street team on-location at their attractions.
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Corporate America

Corporate America has embraced the haunted house industry with sponsorships in the tens of millions of dollars. Most major haunted events have major sponsorship deals with major soft dirk labels, energy drink companies, fast food industry, cellular phone companies, and Halloween retail outlets . A major haunted attraction could attract $10,000 to $100,000.00 in sponsorships from major corporations who want to display their brand, product or service to the haunted attraction demographic of 18-34. Haunted Houses have become a very inexpensive way for corporate America to reach the 18-34 demographic, due to the popularity of our industry. Sponsorships for haunted events are on the rise climbing an estimated 8% per year. The high increase is due to the sponsor World recently discovering the haunted industry . The attractions in America Haunts are the ideal attractions for any company looking for sponsorship both big or small. Sponsors would receive maximum exposure to an active buying audience.

The haunted house industry much like other industries has their own tradeshows, experts, consultants, suppliers, magazines, associations, education seminars, gatherings and events. Haunted attraction owners spend annually over 50 million dollars with specific haunted house vendors for supplies like fog machines, to scary animatronic monsters, lighting equipment or masks and costumes to assist them in scaring America. There are some major vendors in the industry who have even supplied haunted houses to the Playboy Mansion, or Universal Studios to Six Flags to even Madison Square Garden. The biggest growth for the vendors to the haunted industry is now overseas, where haunted houses are opening at a record pace.

The fact is that people just love to be scared and the attractions in America Haunts are in the business of scaring and they are by far are the best at it! {/slide}
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Haunted Industry

The haunted house industry much like other industries has their own tradeshows, experts, consultants, suppliers, magazines, associations, education seminars, gatherings and events. Haunted attraction owners spend annually over 50 million dollars with specific haunted house vendors for supplies like fog machines, to scary animatronic monsters, lighting equipment or masks and costumes to assist them in scaring America. There are some major vendors in the industry who have even supplied haunted houses to the Playboy Mansion, or Universal Studios to Six Flags to even Madison Square Garden. The biggest growth for the vendors to the haunted industry is now overseas, where haunted houses are opening at a record pace. People just love to be scared it’s not just an American thing anymore. Haunted Houses is an American product that is now being exported WORLD WIDE! We estimate that over 25 million dollars worth of haunted house equipment, services and supplies where shipped to other countries mostly in Asia and Europe. Some haunted house vendors have now started supplying Hollywood movies such as ExMortis.com who did all of the effects for Rob Zombies movies: Halloween, Devils Rejects, and House of a 1000 Corpses. Ghost Ride Productions recently sold props to Warner Brothers for a Batman movie, to Universal Studios films. Patrick Magee (Magee FX) did all the special effects on a Lions Gate film entitled ‘Dark Ride’. The list goes on…{/slide}

 

America Haunts National Costume Contest

Over the course of the past two months America Haunts has been searching for some of the nation’s best Halloween costumes. Many entered and after much deliberation our panel of judges which included veteran haunted house owners, special effect and makeup artists, as well as costume designers selected the following three entrants as our 2009 finalists. Now its up to you to choose your favorite and crown one of these costumes the ultimate winner for 2009.

Each costume was custom made and all are well executed, creative, and original. The fate of these contestants is now in your hands America!

Congratulations to Rotzo for winning the first annual America Haunts National Costume Contest.


All finalists will receive a 4 pack of VIP speed passes to the America Haunts haunted house of their choice as well as a 4 pack of T-SHIRTS.


Our grand prize goes to Rotzo who will walk away with a horror prize package including ZOMBIELAND costumes!!!


Thanks to all who participated and we will see you next year!!!
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America Haunts Press Resources

Press and Media Coordinator

Find the most up to date Haunted House and Halloween Entertainment information here!

Browse through our Recent News feed to catch up on press releases, news stories about America Haunts members and all things relevant to the largest and most successful haunted houses in the country and the Haunted House industry as a whole.

Our members are industry leaders. They are innovative, creative, and full of personality. For questions, comments, to request an interview, or for more in depth coverage please contact us today!

America Haunts Press Resources

Jennifer L. Cherry
Vice President
Marx Layne & Company: Marketing and Public Relations
31420 Northwestern Hwy.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

(248) 855-6777 (tel)
(586)-212-3122 (mobile)
(248)-855-6719 (fax)
www.marxlayne.com
e-mail address: jcherry@marxlayne.com
Twitter: @JLCherry
Skype Mobile: jlcherrymarxlayne
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferlcherry

Sponsorship Opportunities

Collectively commanding 19 major media markets with 27 haunted attractions across the nation the America Haunts group entertains over 1 million avid and enthusiastic guests each year. Each of our members is a powerhouse in its own market producing well respected events that generate festival sized crowds, comprehensive local and regional marketing and PR campaigns, and premium media coverage.

From promotional tie-ins to comprehensive inclusion into marketing and PR campaigns America Haunts is the premier destination for any organization seeking to drive traffic, boost sales, raise awareness and promote products during the Halloween season.

This is an amazing opportunity for potential event sponsors. If you want to see results this Halloween season we encourage you to partner with the most powerful force in Halloween entertainment, America Haunts.

Contact us today for more information!

Sponsorships are available on national and regional levels.

America Haunts Sponsorship Representative:

Todd James

SponsoringHalloween@gmail.com
817-400-4868

Sponsorship Coordinator:

Dan Torla

Entertainment Resources
18872 Milos Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-847-5658
email: torla@entertainmentresources.com

www.entertainmentresources.com

 

About America Haunts

America Haunts is a group of some of the most the most successful and well known Halloween Haunted Houses in the World! These Halloween attractions have been reviewed extensively and rated as excellent by scores of media sources. They are long standing events famous regionally and nationally for running safe, fun and extremely scary shows sure to terrify the most jaded horror or haunted house fan!

If you want to find a world class haunted house to explore with your friends this Halloween season these events are a must see! You will discover amazing sets, terrifying actors and special effects that will blow your mind! If you have a doubt, do the research and you will discover that this is the REAL deal! You have found the places of legend; you have found the home of MONSTERS!

So sit back, relax and explore the nightmarish world of AMERICA HAUNTS. Then go out into the night to our locations and find some of the best and most terrifying haunted attractions ever created!

About Our Events: This group of Haunted attractions has been extensively honored by their peers and media outlets every where. Most of these events at one time or another have been on Hauntworld’s Top 13 Haunted Attractions list (A major haunt industry publication) and have also been featured in AOL’s yearly Top Haunts list. They have been covered by many TV shows in both long form documentaries and by national media outlets, including The Travel Channel, CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

If you are looking for scary amazingly detailed cutting edge attractions to visit or a media source about Halloween and Haunted Houses you have come to the right place! Vists the scraeiest halloween haunted hlouses in America.

About America Haunts

America Haunts is a collective of the most successful and renowned haunted houses & attractions in the country!

Visitors to these events can expect to experience Hollywood style special effects, amazing actors, astounding detail, lots of scares, and tons of fun!  Each year these Haunted Houses grow in quality and attendance as countless hours of work by talented and dedicated professionals is invested in giving guests the thrill of a lifetime!

Media, both national and local, can expect to find great stories and footage at any and all of our member’s attractions.  The managers and owners of these haunted houses are always eager and willing to provide interesting and entertaining stories packed full of vivid content that will make any segment rock!

Sponsors of these attractions enjoy astounding success as they are able to access huge festival crowds, massive media buys, and intense public relation campaigns.

In addition Sponsors can tap into the established and proven seasonal success in each attraction’s market accessing massively large and loyal fan bases.

From collective national sponsorships to regional samplings America Haunts provides a number of options that are proven to drive traffic and increase sales to partner businesses and organizations.

Weather you are a fan, a member of the media, or a potential sponsor we encourage you tour our website, enjoy its many features, and learn more about our member’s and our group as a whole.

For questions or comments please visit our contact page.

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America Haunts represents the top Haunted Houses in the country. These events are well established powerhouses in major markets with serious local and national media presence. This is an amazing opportunity for potential event sponsors – access to huge seasonal festival crowds, tie-ins with well respected events and the comprehensive regional marketing and PR campaigns of the premier haunted attractions in the country!

Sponsorship Representative

Dan Torla
Entertainment Resources
18872 Milos Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-847-5658
email: torla@entertainmentresources.com

Media Representative

Jennifer L. Cherry
Vice President
Marx Layne & Company: Marketing and Public Relations
31420 Northwestern Hwy.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

(248) 855-6777 (tel)
(586)-212-3122 (mobile)
(248)-855-6719 (fax)
www.marxlayne.com
e-mail address: jcherry@marxlayne.com
Twitter: @JLCherry
Skype Mobile: jlcherrymarxlayne
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferlcherry

Group Representative

Billy Messina
Co Owner ­ Netherworld Haunted House
email: billym@pov123.com

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