S01E124: I Don't Wanna See Angels In My Haunted House
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Disgust, At Length
Check out some pics from LiteBrite and Boo-Bury’s time spent working Busch Gardens Williamsburg during Howl-O-Scream!
Circo Sinistro at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Cornered - Howl-O-Scream | Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA
Lumberhack - Howl-O-Scream | Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Lumberhack (Walkthrough)
Busch Gardens Howl O' Scream 2016
Howl-O-Scream 9-25 (Lumberhack Daytime)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2016 (Nice Village Shots)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2014 (More Nice Village Shots)
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2015 (Good Show Pics Monster Stomp and Fiends)
SLICES OF DEATH
An exploration of the history of haunts! Noooo…not that kind of haunted spot, the kind you gotta pay for!
A Brief History of the Haunted House
There are over an estimated 1,200 haunted attractions in the US alone!
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.
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.
Our journey begins way, way, way back.
Fangoria Nightmare University S2 Ep1: The History of the Haunt
Scare The Crap Out Of Them - Haunts had a particular purpose in the days of the Egyptians. Elaborate traps and scares were placed in tombs to deter wayward grave robbers.
Love Of Bloodshed - Those Romans really love their blood! It probably spurred the creation of rudimentary special effects that they could use to depict battle, monsters, etc.
There’s War, There’s Famine - Even the Christians pick up on everybody loves a good scare!
Hellmouth - Theatre’s growing popularity only pushed special effects further!
THE HISTORY OF HAUNTED HOUSES!
The ancient Greeks created multiple large-scale special FX contraptions, including the deus ex machina, used to make actors fly, and the ekkyklema, a platform mostly used to reveal dead bodies so the audience could see them.
The History of the Magic Lantern
A Brief exploration of a crazy cool device used to project images of ghostly figures and more!
“Often called a “stereopticon show,” Magic lantern shows were the combination of projected images, live narration, and live music that preceded the movies. They were incredibly popular 100 years ago. By the 19th century, the magic lantern was used in theaters, churches, fraternal lodges, and at home by adults and children. In 1895 there were between 30,000 and 60,000 lantern showmen in the United States, giving between 75,000 and 150,000 performances a year. That means there would have been several shows a week.”
Wowie Zowie! Take a look at this crazy catalog!
Another classic trick of the theatre!
Madame Tussaud Had An Even Darker History Than People Ever Suspected
Morbid Past - A look into the biography of one of the worlds most famous wax sculptors.
Do You Find It Charming - What sort of horrors was she able to get people to pay money to see?
Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors in the 1800s
In 1802, Madame Tussaud took several provocative wax figures of those condemned during the revolution and created a smaller version of Curtius’s Caverne in England. She then displayed these figures (such as the radical Jacobin leader Maximilien Robespierre) in the same room as Britain’s King George III. Some British visitors were offended, and “accordingly Madame Tussaud took the precaution of installing The Separate Room to which she could consign those who were not comfortably compatible with the portraits of the establishment – but were none the less interesting.” The name of this Separate Room was first called the “Dead Room” or the “Black Room” because of its somber blackness. However, the room officially became the “Chamber of Horrors” in 1843 after Madame Tussaud used the term in an advertisement announcing that for an additional 6d visitors would be allowed admittance into “two rooms of Napoleon and the Chamber of Horrors.”
Besides the death masks, the Chamber of Horrors also contained a working model of a guillotine. In fact, in 1846, Madame Tussaud’s sons tracked down an actual blade used to decapitate the condemned in France in 1793 and 1794 and acquired it from the grandson of Charles-Henri Sanson, the royal executioner in France at the time. Madame Tussaud’s sons also obtained some full-size drawings of the guillotine.
The Horrors of the Grand Guignol: Crash Course Theater #35
Bitter Comedies - Aka "The Theatre of the Great Puppet", operated from 1897 to 1962 when it finally shuttered. This absolutely sounds like my kinda place. A hot and cold shower sounds lovely!
The Shockers - What kind of tricks would this theatre pull? I.e. what sort of events would they depict?
Why the Grand Guignol was so shocking
Acid attacks were in the news then, as now, and proved a source of horrible inspiration. The actors of the Grand Guignol would use an early form of latex to suggests a gooey, melting face. And in one famous short play, The Torture Garden, someone was skinned alive. “They’d get a long strip of Elastoplast, but the sticky side was painted red; when that was pulled off you get that ripping sound” says Hand. “A simple effect, but apparently when it was acted well it was extraordinary, people couldn’t quite believe what they’d seen.”
WONDERFULLY LURID AND MACABRE POSTERS FROM THE GRAND GUIGNOL
Check out these AMAZING posters!
Fangoria Nightmare University S2 Ep1: The History of the Haunt
They Don’t Like The Terms Freaks - What do we see pop up at the beginning of the 20th century! It’s the arrival of paid for haunted attractions!
This British University Has an Archive of Ye Olde Haunted Houses
Designed around 1915 by English amusement titans Orton and Spooner (and pictured here some 80 years later), the “haunted cottage” terrified fairgoers with uneven floors, vibrating walls, unexpected puffs of air—all steam-powered. The attraction still operates today at Hollycombe Steam in the Country, in Hampshire, England.
The Great Depression started Haunted Houses | The History of Haunted Houses | History and Hearsay
Boys Will Be Boys - What were young men getting into on Halloween in 1933?
Touch The Walls - Now is when we really start to see haunted attractions take root on a widescale, albeit it in people’s basements
Enter If You Dare: The History of the Haunted House
The expansion of Halloween as a consumer holiday started in the era of the Great Depression. The growth of Halloween also brought another critical element to the forefront of the Spook Industry – a “Do it Yourself” or DIY mentality. American families realized they could make their own fun with some cardboard cut in the shape of a cat, very dark rooms, and stringy fake spider webs. Suddenly haunted events were happening in people’s basements, attics, and family rooms on tight budgets and with a community element. On their trick-or-treat route, children may have visited several of these haunted houses.
The Untold History of the Haunted Mansion | The History That Inspired Disney's Ghosts
In The Beginning - Wow, Disney had big plans for the Haunted Mansion evidently. It was there on the ground floor basically
Illusions Of The Past - I’ll tell you what, those Imagineers do their homework.
The Six Flags Fire - The NJ theme park saw tragedy strike in 1984. Hey, stop messing with the sprinklers!
Halloween in America： the evangelical house of death
Scared To Heaven - Remember way back in the beginning when we heard about travelling Christian shows? Well, not much has changed.
These evangelical haunted houses are designed to show sinners that they’re going to hell
The scenes may vary, but these are common tropes: A devil ushers a gay man dying of AIDS into the fiery pit. A teenager who is raped at a drug-filled rave commits suicide and also goes to hell. A young girl hemorrhaging from an abortion repents at the last minute and so, although she dies, an angel comes and takes her to heaven.
The Haunted House Where You Walk Through ALONE | Blackout Extreme Haunt
Blackout - Let’s look over some of the rules for this “extreme haunt”.
What Can I Expect - Ohhh…of course!
That One Would Really Mess You Up - A conituned exploration of what you may encounter here. Some of the nude stuff is by invite only.
The Most Infamous Scene - Shhh! No spoilers!
McKamey Manor: Inside America's most extreme haunted house experience
He Likes The Torture - No need to spend too much time with these guys. Now sign the waiver!
AMERICA'S TOP RATED SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSES 2022 - TOP 13 RATED HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS
Halloween In A Box - Halloween Documentary - Masks
REGAN - "MY HEAD SPINS RIGHT ROUND" (EXORCIST PARODY)
Halloween III Silver Shamrock Commercial
Elvira Sweet Elvira Halloween 1997
The Astro-Zombies (1968) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]
GWAR - ZOMBIE (Version of Fabio Frizzi's theme)
The Rusty Cleavers - A Bluegrass Tribute to the Misfits
CATS - The Jellicle Ball (80s Power Metal Version)