Entertain your patrons before they go into your attraction!

These are my line entertainment for ‘Pandoras Psykotic Circus’ it helps to keep the queue under control when it gets a bit long. Queue entrainment is very important to a haunted attraction because if people get bored in line, they will have a bigger chance of going into your attraction with a negative attitude. This […]

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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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WARNING! Dates on Calendar are Closer Than They Appear!

FUN FACT: Independence Day (July 4th) ALWAYS falls on the same day of the week as Halloween. This year it happens to be a Monday. For any serious haunter, professional or hobbyist, this is the wake-up call to get your rear in gear, start planning, writing, and building the things you need for the big […]

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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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Pictures from Poplar Grove’s Halloween Festival

  We had a good first weekend, albeit a bit chilly. The average temperature was 45 degrees. Not freezing by any standard, but for Wilmington, North Carolina in October, its down right cold.   People came out in droves, despite the weather and had a really good time. Here are some of the pictures we […]

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Last Weekend for Poplar Grove Plantation’s Halloween Festival 2009

Thanks for everyone coming out to make Poplar grove Plantations Haunted House and Hayride a success for the first week. I took some short clips of the hayride and put them in a 40 second web commercial. Im not giving away any secrets in the film; so dont worry about it being a spoiler for […]

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Marcy Cuevas of WWAY Channel 3 (ABC) Interviews Erebus of Poplar Grove Plantation’s Halloween Festival

  Marcy Cuevas of WWAY Channel 3 (ABC) interviewed me this morning about Poplar Grove Plantation’s Halloween Festival starting this week. It was a brief interview, which was LIVE… no pressure there. In any event, I think it went well enough and I hope people will come see us this year on October 15th ,16th, […]

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