I spent several days in Los Angeles last week for ScareLA and got some time to take a pilgrimage to the original Myers House from John Carpenters 1978 Halloween!  The house was moved from its original location to down the street and is now a office for a local business.  The house sites across the street from the building that was used as the hardware store where michael got his mask.  Its now a bakery. IT was a very cool to see the house and the best part was that I got to see them with literally no one around. I had to wait til after our video shoot at LA Haunted Hayride so I didn't get to the Myers house until after midnight.  By then the streets were deserted and I felt like I was walking around Haddonfield!  Driving around the area I also ran into Laurie Strodes house and...

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So there seems to be a growing trend in the Haunted House industry to do silly funny videos in hopes of becoming the next "Gangnam Style" or "Harlem Shake" viral sensation. I've done videos before in hopes of them becoming viral and I've pretty much given up on it. I've actually listened to so called "web professionals" offer advice on doing viral style videos to let more people know about your business. In the past I've done videos with the intention of creating something funny that might go viral. I can tell you now this is exactly the wrong approach for any video project!   First the most OBVIOUS reason: The chances of your video going viral are astronomical. There's very little you can personally do to facilitate a video going viral. It all depends on chance. I hear professionals say that all it takes is one person spreading it to some...

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Everything you’ve heard is true! Michael Dougherty’s long awaited, studio mishandled Trick R’ Treat is the best Halloween Movie to come out in 30 years! How this movie went direct to DVD and is not in theatres right now scaring the crap out of huge audiences is still a mystery. Did the studio really not know how to market this Halloween gem or was there another reason? I doubt we’ll find out anytime soon. But what is clear is that they mishandled one of the most original horror films I’ve seen in years.

It’s not a secret that I absolutely love Halloween 3. Yes I’m aware that it has nothing to do with Michael Myers and that’s precisely why it’s such a cinematic oddity. Now Shout Factory has released Halloween 3 on a lovingly re-mastered Blu-ray with lots of extras so it seemed like a great opportunity to revisit this misunderstood film.

After the success of Halloween parts 1 and 2 John Carpenter and Debra Hill Decided they had told the story of Michael Myers and it was time to try something new. Their concept was that they would keep the Halloween name alive and release new films that took place around the holiday. They brought in Nigel Neale who wrote the Quatermass films of the 50’s and 60’s to create a more psychological story about a Irish mask maker who wants to punish the world for not taking Halloween seriously. Interesting side note, The Quatermass films heavily inspired the X-Files so much so that they’re are striking similarities between Fight The Future and one of the Quatermass films.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUEDPnbYVY I shot this video in the Spring at Screamworld over the course of one day. I shot on my Canon 5D mark II and a couple work lights. They're main attraction was a slaughterhouse and its in Houston Texas so it seemed natural to allow a little inspiration from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sets at Screamworld are pretty realistic and the slaughterhouse sets are really sticky and dirty. Its one of the few haunts where you kind of forget your in a haunted house after awhile. For more info you can visit Screamworld for tickets and directions....

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If you were at the Transworld Haunted House Show this weekend then you got a look at the latest issue of Haunted Attraction Magazine and its awesome new look! But best of all it features a photo spread of Pennhurst photographed by Rogues Hollow Productions! The cover photo is my favorite and one I use in the design of this site as well as my 2012 Promotional flyers I handed out at the show. I think it really compliments the new look of the HA magazine and I'm proud that my photos are gracing the cover for the introduction of the new HA logo and layout! Big Thanks to Randy Bates and Richard Chakajian of Pennhurst and to John Kennedy, owner of Haunted Attraction Magazine. If you don't already have a subscription to HA then get one now! Click here for more information! Source: Haunted Attraction...

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Transworld's Haunted Attraction & Halloween show was this past weekend and I'm exhausted! Its always a race to get everything done in time for the show and then its 3 days of insanity that goes by way too fast! I had a great time and picked up quite a bit of business as well! I made a new video for the show detailing some of the work I've done in the last year. The music comes from a somewhat famous movie and I will give the first 2 people who can email me with the title of that movie a Free 2012 Rogues Hollow T-shirt! Watch the video below then email me at [email protected] if you know the score! httpvh://vimeo.com/38134425 We have a few filming projects coming up this spring and I've already scheduled 2 haunts for filming during the season. If you are a...

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