Haunt Blog

mind of demented genius behind wisconsin fear grounds

Crawl inside the Mind of the Demented Genius behind Wisconsin Fear Grounds!

Phantom of the Ville – 6/21/2017

We interview Tim Gavinksi, the founder and owner of one of America’s Top Haunted Attractions located in Waukesha, Wisconsin!

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Meet the Head Inmate that runs the Asylum at Columbus’ ScareAtorium!

Phantom of the Ville – 6/7/2017

We interview legendary haunt industry icon, Kelly Collins, founder of The ScareAtorium, creator of the 3-Minute Escape Room and Coordinator of the Midwest Haunters Convention Haunted House Bus Tour!

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Explore the Secret Voodoo Makeup Magic at The 13th Gate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Phantom of the Ville – 5/20/2017

We interview The 13th Gate’s Makeup Witch Doctor, Blain Quam, to get a behind-the-screams look at the sinister southern culture that haunts both The 13th Gate and Necropolis 13.

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Goatman: Flesh or Folklore

Phantom of the Ville – 3/13/2017

We interview cryptozoologist and paranormal investigator, J. Nathan Couch, about his thoroughly researched book on the legend of Goatman across the USA and in our own backyard.


Money Back Haunts

Team Zombillies – Mar. 11, 2017

Most of you have probably heard about “the Haunted Hotel with 13 floors that no one has ever made it out of… and if you do… you get all your money back (or an ungodly amount of cash),” right? Well, we have never found it!

2017 Top 14 Scariest Haunted House Videos

Top 14 Scariest Haunted House Videos

Team Zombillies – Mar. 2, 2017

These videos may be too gruesome for some to handle. They contain blood, guts, gore, brutal violence, vulgar language and are some of the scariest haunted house videos we could find.

What Makes a Good Review

What Makes a Good Review?

Team Zombillies – Feb. 11, 2017

The internet has paved the way for anyone to give their $0.02 about something (like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google and Facebook). Because of that, it’s getting hard to weed out the good reviews from the bad ones.

New Haunted Houses for 2016

New Haunted Houses for 2016

Team Zombillies – Sep. 3, 2016

Here’s our list of New Haunted Houses for the 2016 Haunt Season!

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Burnout: A Big Problem with a (Not So) Simple Solution

Lee Drake – Sep. 1, 2016

It’s debilitating. It really is. Unfortunately, not a lot of veterans to the haunt industry have ever dealt with it. The truth is, many haunters deal with Burn Out much more often than anyone thinks.

2016 Top 31 Must-See Haunts

Top 31 “Must-See” Haunted House Attractions for 2016

Team Zombillies – Aug. 9, 2016

You, the haunt enthusiasts, submitted over 80,000 votes over the past few months and we’ve finally made heads or tails of it all. The competition was fierce and the going got tough…

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Scary Potter’s 2015 Top Haunts List

Team Scary Potter and the Hauntwarts Express – Aug. 1, 2016

Oh, ho, ho, we’re back! The 2016 Haunt Season is nearly upon us, but before we run off to bask in the warm, fuzzy chills of this year’s attractions, let’s take a moment to reflect on last year’s stand-out attractions, shall we?

13 Haunted Attractions that are Really Haunted

13 Haunted Attractions that are REALLY Haunted!

Team Zombillies – Apr. 7, 2016

Every avid Halloween enthusiast loves a good scare every once in a while. This list has 13 Halloween haunted attractions with full-time “spooks” that can be more TERRIFYING than any scare-actor!

13 Unique Haunted Houses

13 Unique Haunted Houses

Team Zombillies – Jan. 28, 2016

The first installment in our “13 Haunts” series covers some of the most UNIQUE haunts we could find from across the country!

Best Haunted Houses of 2015

Best Haunted Houses of 2015

Team Zombillies – Feb. 7, 2016

Ever wonder who our “Top Haunts” are? This list contains some of the scariest, most high-tech, unique, creative and thrilling haunted houses our reviewers have seen!

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Enter Haunt Blog

Team Zombillies – Feb. 3, 2017

This is where we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned from visiting, reviewing and travelling to haunts over the years. Hopefully we can shed some light on things that do and don’t work… both for operating haunted houses as well as visiting them.