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DARKNESS HAUNTED HOUSE TOUR SET FOR MARCH HAUNTED HOUSE TRADESHOW
Sat, February 06, 2010
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The Darkness is under heavy construction for the 2010 Transworld Halloween and Haunted House Tradeshow March 25-28, 2010.  

The Darkness is one of the Worlds best haunted houses with detail and special fx that is not rivaled by many attractions in the country.  The owners of The Darkness (Halloween Productions, Inc.) have gone all out to renovate The Darkness for this tour during the Halloween Haunt Show.  Over $200,000.00 in new props, animations, sets, special effects, scenes, sound fx and more have been installed to inspire haunt owners and operators.  

Join us in St. Louis, Missouri for The Darkness haunted house tour.  See below for all the latest renovation photos.  Visit www.TheDarkness.com to read all the details and purchase tickets online.  The tour is offering a behind the scenes tour which will show guests the security systems, inside our World Class actors rooms, ticket booths and behind the scenes to look at how we've built one of the best haunts in America.  The tour also includes a trip through THE SINGLE BEST 3D Haunted House in the Nation... last year was the first year for the all new Terror Visions in 3D however its been totally improved by adding effects on the floor, in the ceiling, new animations and props.

Come and see the all new Darkness at the 2010 Haunt Show!  For more details about the Haunt Show visit www.HauntShow.com and for the tour visit www.TheDarkness.com 

 

 

haunted house tradeshow, the darkness, transworld haunt show, halloween
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Midnight Syndicate Release New CD and Film Dead Matter
Sat, February 06, 2010
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The Dead Matter movie to be released on July 30th.  Midnight Syndicate gives filmmakers chance to have their work featured on The Dead Matter DVD and win prizes with their 13th Anniversary Video Contest.
 
(Cleveland, OH) Midnight Syndicate Films has announced that The Dead Matter movie and soundtrack will be released on July 30th.  Production on an interactive website that allows fans to delve deeper into the world and characters they will encounter in the movie is underway.  A set of three new trailers, the first of which will be released in February is also in production along with a mini-documentary produced by Smudgeline Productions and other behind-the-scenes featurettes.   All of these items and more special features to be announced soon will be included on the DVD release.  
 
Midnight Syndicate Halloween Music is hosting a 13th Anniversary Video Contest where filmmakers and animators can create a silent film or music video to an existing Midnight Syndicate track.  The winner will be featured on "The Dead Matter" DVD as well as win prizes from sponsors: Screamline Studios, Conquest Graphics, Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps, Van Helsing's Curse Halloween music, and Midnight Syndicate.   Other finalists will also win prizes and special promotions.
 
Judges include legendary frontman and horror fan Dee Snider (Twisted Sister, Strangeland), Horror FX-legends Tom Savini (Friday the 13thDusk Till Dawn) and Robert Kurtzman (producer From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB FX, Wishmaster), as well as Edward Douglas (The Dead Matter) and Gavin Goszka of Midnight Syndicate and producer director Gary Jones (Xena, Hercules, Boogeyman 3).
 
Additional information on the video contest can be found at www.MidnightSyndicate.com.  The official rules are posted at www.MidnightSyndicate.com/videocontest.htm.
 
 
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ABOUT The Dead Matter
Why rule the living when you can control the dead? . . .
 
Inspired by Hammer Horror Films and Tales from the Crypt.  The Dead Matter tells the story of a relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman, whose desire to reconnect with her dead brother draws her into the supernatural world of vampirism and the living dead. Scored by Halloween music legends MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE and co-produced by Robert Kurtzman (Producer From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB FX, Wishmaster) and Gary Jones (Xena, Boogeyman 3), the movie features a mix of classic horror themes with modern twists that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Starring Andrew Divoff (Lost, CSI:Miami, Wishmaster), Jason Carter (Babylon 5, Angel), Tom Savini (Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead), and legendary television horror hosts Dick Count Gore DeVol Dyszel and Big Chuck Schodowski.
 
ABOUT Midnight Syndicate
For the past thirteen years, dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have been creating soundtracks for the imagination and their music has become staples of the Halloween, gothic music, haunted attraction, and role-playing game industries. With a catalog of CDs that blend dark, orchestral horror and fantasy movie score-style music with sound effects, the band consisting of Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka has had its soundtracks to imaginary films featured in everything from Hugh Hefner's infamous Halloween parties, Barbara Walters specials and Monday Night Football to X-Box games, tracks by the Academy-Award winning rap act, Three Six Mafia, and Twiztid as well as concerts by dark music pioneers The Misfits and King Diamond. The music has also been featured on countless television shows and documentaries relating to horror films and the supernatural.
 
Often referred to as the first Halloween band or Haunted House band, Midnight Syndicate is the industry standard for the world's top haunted attractions and amusement parks. From Siberia and Hong Kong to Europe and the United States, whether it's a store, neighborhood celebration, or even a themed-cruise, Midnight Syndicate's music has become synonymous with the celebration of the Halloween season.  In September of 2009, AOL released a list of the Top 10 Best Halloween Music CDs of all time as ranked by AOL/CBS Radio listeners. Three of the ten CDs were Midnight Syndicate discs (#8, #4, and #3) ranking only behind Danny Elfman's Nightmare Before Christmas and John Carpenter's classic Halloween soundtrack.
 
In 2003, Midnight Syndicate made an impact in the gaming industry when it teamed up with Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to produce the first official soundtrack to the classic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Midnight Syndicate's 2005 release, The 13th Hour, was the first music CD to ever receive the industry's top two awards: The Origins Award and the ENnie Award for Best Gaming Accessory.
 
2007 saw the band, take on three new projects as they composed music for Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights XVIII, scored Robert Kurtzman's drive-in thriller, The Rage, and began work on their biggest production to date, The Dead Matter movie.  In 2008, the band released it's tenth studio album, The Dead Matter: Cemetery Gates.  One of their most critically acclaimed releases to date the disc was inspired by the themes from the upcoming movie.
  
In January of 2010, Midnight Syndicate began a year-long celebration to commemorate the 13th Anniversary of the release of it’s Midnight Syndicate debut CD.   A reboot of their website, the July 30th release of The Dead Matter movie and soundtrack, a 13th Anniversary Halloween Music compilation CD, fan appreciation contests, and special appearances, are just some of the major announcements the band will be making in the coming months. 
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HAUNTED HOUSE INDUSTRY UPDATES/TRADESHOW AND DARKNESS TOUR
Thu, January 28, 2010
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We hope you prosperously survived the 2009 Halloween season.  Most are probably gearing up for the October 2010 haunting season already.  Hauntworld.com and HauntWorld Magazine are here to help you more than ever!  Our first 2010 issue of HauntWorld Magazine, issue 23, will be on your doorsteps soon with even more information than ever before.  The 2010 HauntWorld Magazines will focus more than ever on articles rich with content intended to directly benefit your haunt business.  The latest issue takes us to the New England area to learn from the successes of Fright Kingdom and Haunted Overload.  This magazine also features several how to articles about creating top notch movie-style trailers for your haunt and capturing breath-taking photos of your attraction for marketing.  We feel strongly that HWM issue 23 is the best issue we’ve ever produced with 68 pages of information to help your business!  

HWM issue 24 is already in the works and will feature Dent Schoolhouse in Ohio plus all the haunted attractions in Kansas City, Missouri.  HWM issue 24 will teach you the ins/outs and dos/donts of buying your own building, plus include concepts of detailing your haunt and creating original storylines throughout.  You won’t want to miss HauntWorld Magazine issue #24!

This summer, we will publish HWM #25.  Currently, we are looking for article ideas and deciding on which haunts to cover.  We welcome your feedback so if you have suggestions, please contact us today!  Email: darkrides@sbcglobal.net.  

HauntWorld Magazine will be getting a new magazine website.  Coming soon…www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com!  The new website will be uploaded prior to the 2010 Transworld Haunt and Halloween Attractions Show and feature nearly a hundred articles to help your business.  If you wish to subscribe to Hauntworld Magazine or purchase back issues now, go to www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com.

Speaking of the 2010 Transworld Haunt and Halloween Attractions Show, it’s once again being held in St. Louis, Missouri March 25-28, 2010.  The show features  more vendors, bigger show floor, more seminars, more events than ever before.  Learn all the details about this year’s show at www.HauntShow.com.  During the show, The Darkness Haunted House will open for three haunt tours including a behind the scenes tour on Thursday March 25 and live actors events on March 26 and 27th.  The Darkness has already been upgraded for the 2010 season.  The early renovations are specifically to accommodate the attendees of the March Transworld Show.  To purchase tour tickets or to learn more details, go to www.TheDarkness.com.  Go to www.HauntShow.com to learn all the details about the Tradeshow! 

Lastly, we are writing to inform you it’s time once again to renew your banner ads and online marketing campaigns on Hauntworld.com.  If you wish to reserve your space for 2010, please contact Patti Ludwinski direct at blacklightminigolf@sbcglobal.net.  If you are an existing HauntWorld Banner advertiser, the deadline to renew is March 5th, 2010.  We will open up Banner Ad sales inside our booth at the Transworld Haunt and Halloween Attractions show (booth #328), so to avoid a bump in banner ad location, be sure to renew your ads by the deadline.    

We have added some new and very exciting elements to Hauntworld’s network of websites for 2010 including a haunt directory on www.HauntedHouseMagazine.com, www.HauntedHayrides.com, and a new improved server to handle even more traffic, much more.  Please contact Patti today to discuss your 2010 marketing plans, blacklightminigolf@sbcglobal.net.  Our 2010 sales deck is available and ready to go.  Last year, the HauntWorld network set new records on traffic counts and we expect to exceed that for 2010!  Additionally, all featured haunts from Hauntworld.com were featured on www.MapQuest.com through an exclusive deal Hauntworld signed with AOL.com.  To prevent any server outages with the expected 2010 traffic, we have quadrupled our server capacity.  We are now looking forward to our biggest year ever!

We look forward to working with you again in 2010 and hope to see you at the 2010 Transworld Haunt Show!  Make sure to visit the Fright Forums on Hauntworld.com at http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_house_forums/ to chat with the haunt industry!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

Happy Haunting,

Hauntworld.com Staff

Haunted House Tradeshow, The Darkness Haunt Tour, Transworld Haunt Show, News
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