Queue control and The Scare Forward Technique

      . Have you ever been going through a haunted house and bumped into the crowd in front of you? Is it because they have stopped short because of a group in front of them? Haunted houses are dark and, well.. scary. The scared walk slowly and with trepidation and the brave tend […]

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Using Craigslist to Promote Your Haunt: Part 2

. The last post covered the importance of Craigslist as an advertising tool as well as how important it is to create a simple and visually  appealing call to action. This time, we are going to talk about placement of these ads and promotional models that can be employed. . BUT FIRST… here is a […]

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Like us on Facebbook to Win free tickets to the Haunt!

. We are trying to promote Poplar Grove’s new fan page on Facebook so we can keep in touch with anyone who is interested in coming to the Haunted attraction this year. SO we are having a daily drawing for free tickets once the Halloween season starts. The winners will be notified/posted on Facebook and […]

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Bar-Coding: The Bleeding Edge of Halloween

. As we prepare for the 2011 season, I have decided to try and introduce mobile technology into the advertising mix. I’m a programmer by day so it shouldn’t be a huge leap for me to do this in any spare time that I might have, which isn’t much at all. . The new thing […]

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Grimm tales spark festival’s frights at Poplar Grove Plantation

Link to the article HERE By K.J. Williams StarNews Correspondent Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10:56 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10:56 a.m. ( page of 2 ) SCOTTS HILL | Poplar Grove Plantation has reinvented its annual scare fest and will unveil a frightening tribute to the Brothers Grimm fairy […]

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The Best Halloween present EVER, minus the Therapy for the child

I have to admit that I always worry about a haunted hayride on opening night. It has all the potential problems of a first night theater show opening, plus the actors. Tech week is about 7 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes short. You don’t know what the last minute lighting you set up during […]

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Things coming up: Make-up and T-Shirts

So, a few things are coming up.   I will be making a new batch of Cadaver Café Shirts to put on the website up for sale. How they are going to be made is still up in the air, but I will tell you that I’m excited about the possibilities.   I will have […]

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Keeping it Simple – Halloween 2009

As with anything else, my house is the last thing to get attention when setting up for Halloween. We threw this together in about 3 hours and built the FCG from scratch because for some reason, my old one is missing.   This is my first Halloween in this house and I always try to […]

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Poplar Grove Plantation’s Haunted Hayride and Halloween Festival Wraps Up.

Thanks for everyone coming out to make Poplar grove Plantation’s Haunted House and Hayride a success and so much fun to put on. We’re done for the year but be sure to check back with us well before the start of the 2010 season. Perhaps you could be one of the minions? Plans are already […]

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What a Great Friday Night at Poplar Grove!

Our monsters did Poplar Grove’s Haunted Hayride and house proud! I have a bunch of photos to look at but we are looking for more. If you took a picture of any of us, please email it to us and we will be more than happy to add it to the collection! Send it to […]

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