Haunting U

Haunting U

A podcast by home-haunters for home-haunters. Come see how we turn an idea into the scariest house on the block.

Episodes

May 8, 2024 90 mins

Episode 82-Ghost House Plannin g24 Released 08 May 2024 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Its time to shift away from convention season and start planning for Halloween.  We welcome Annette Bergdahl, President of the Candlelighters in Fremont, CA to talk about their plans for the next Ghost House.  

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Candlelighters: https://candlelighters.com/

News Article on 2022 Ghose Hou...

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Episode 81-Live From Fear Expo 2024 Live Streamed 14 Apr 2024 Released 17 Apr 2024 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

This is a special audio recording of the live stream we did from booth 707 on the tradeshow floor of Fear Expo 2024.  If you would like to see the video of the recording check out our YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKfqyNLj9hA

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Fear Expo: h...

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Episode 80-Fear Expo 24 Preview Published 2 April 2024 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Welcome back Doug Sheldon, Owner of Fear Expo, scheduled for April 12th-14th in Owensboro, Kentucky who offers valuable insight into the events lined up during the expo and the Ultimate Haunt Tour.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Fear Expo: https://fearexpolive.com/

Ultimate Haunt Tour: https://ultimatehaunttour.com/

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Episode 79-Hauntfest April Ghouls Preview with Roseann Harpold Published  1 March 2024 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

We're welcoming back Roseann Harpold, owner of Hauntfest with a preview of their upcoming festival April Ghouls, April 6-7 in Athens, GA.  Whether you're a Halloween enthusiast, music lover, thrill-seeker, or simply a fan of captivating storytelling, this episode is a captivating deep-dive into...

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Episode 78-HauntCon Preview with Doug Sheldon Published  15 January 2024 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Welcome to Convention Season! We're kicking off our convention season coverage with Doug Sheldon, new owner of HauntCon which will be the first show of the year.  Come hear all the exciting things that they have planned for Daytona Beach Feb 9-11.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

HauntCon: https://hauntcon.com/

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January 1, 2024 63 mins

Episode 77-Happy 2024 with Robert Nulton Published  01 January 2024 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Happy New Year! We are back and excited to kick off 2024 with the President of the Chamber of Haunters, Robert Nulton who will fill us all in on the exciting initiatives that the Chamber has in store for this year. 

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine Creek Estates: ...

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October 31, 2023 34 mins

Episode 76-Campfire Stories 2 Published  31 October 2023 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Happy Halloween! We're continuing the tradition we started last Halloween by sharing more of our favorite spooky stories.  Enjoy the chills and thrills of Edgar Allen Poe, Alvin Schwartz, and Lu Xun.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine Creek Estates: www.scehaunt.c...

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October 28, 2023 64 mins

Episode 75 - Great Halloween Fright Fight Published  28 October 2023 Hosts: John Schelt & Leslie Reed

We are super excited to welcome the Executive Producers of the Great Halloween Fright Fight on the podcast to talk about Season 2 and how YOU could be featured on a future episode.  Check out Felicia Aaron-White and Brady Connell on the Haunting U Podcast and be sure to catch the final episode of The Great Halloween Fright Fi...

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Episode 74-Hollywood Horror Nights 2023 Published  05 October 2023 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

The stars finally aligned to allow Keoni to explore Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood. Check out our analysis of the 8 haunted houses, the life action Purge show and almost getting exterminated by giant cockroaches.  Learn more about HHN at https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn/en/us.

Resources mentioned d...

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August 25, 2023 96 mins

Episode 73-Midsummer Scream 2023 Recap Published 25 August 2023 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Keoni headed down to Long Beach for Midsummer Scream July 28-30. Come hear from the attendees and vendors to see all the excitement!

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine Creek Estates: www.scehaunt.com

Chamber of Haunters Website: https://chamberofhaunters.co...

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July 4, 2023 82 mins

Episode 72-Summer Shenanigans Published 04 July 2023 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA! We're celebrating this Summer with an episode of Shenanigans that will give you some insight into your favorite Haunting U hosts.  Keep the builds going and have a wonderful Summer!

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U Podcast Magazine Article: https://podcastmagazine.co...

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June 1, 2023 71 mins

Episode 71-Lighting Revisited Published 01 June 2023 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Something went wrong with our original episode discussing lighting (Episode 8) so we decided to revisit the topic incorporating everything we've learned since the original episode aired.  

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunt LEDs changed their name to LED Lights Pro after the episode was published but continues to provid...

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Episode 70-HauntFest Mayhem with Roseann and Scott Published 04 May 2023 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Roseann and Scott from HauntFest Mayhem give us an inside peek at this brand new festival coming to Athens, GA this month! 

Resources mentioned during this episode:

HauntFest Mayhem: www.hauntfest.us

HauntFest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/706723607782813

HauntFest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hauntfest.a...

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April 9, 2023 71 mins

Episode 69-Fear Expo 23 Recap Published 09 April 2023 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Leslie and her husband had a fantastic time at Fear Expo 2023! Come along with us as we recount all the awesome things she experienced.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

TFFX Masks: https://www.facebook.com/tffxmasks

Project Backfire Design & Creations: https://projectbackfire.net/

Monsters Alive: https://www.monsters-alive.com/

Hot Wir...

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Episode 68-Creating Our Next Big Character Published 01 March 2023 Hosts: Keoni Hutton, John Schelt, & Leslie Reed

We're back to planning for our 2023 Haunt Season and are working on a new character.  Listen in and see what goes into creating each of our characters.

This episode is sponsored by Stand Out Marketing and we welcome Stephen Szortyka to tell us about all the services they can offer your haunt.

Resources mentioned duri...

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Episode 67-Fear Expo Live 23 Preview with Doug Sheldon Published 01 February 2023 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & John Schelt

Its convention season! We're getting ready for all the excitement of convention season and we've brought Doug Sheldon back to give us a preview of all the excitement planned for Fear Expo.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Fear Expo: www.fearexpolive.com

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine ...

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Episode 66-Chamber of Haunters Lookahead 2023  Published 01 January 2023 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Happy New Year!  As has become our tradition, we invited the President of the Chamber of Haunters back to talk about all the exciting things the Chamber has in store for the new year.  Raise a glass to a frightful 2023!

Resources mentioned during this episode:

SCI Cresson Prison History: https://uncoveringpa.com/abandoned-sc...

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December 13, 2022 97 mins

Episode 65-Operating Your Haunt Published 13 Dec 2022 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

What a season!  With three haunts in the books, the hosts take some time to recap and reflect on the 2022 haunting season. Curl up with a nice hot cocoa and relive the highs and lows of Halloween 22.  See y'all next year!

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine Creek Estates: www.scehaunt...

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October 31, 2022 43 mins

Episode 64-Campfire Stories Published 31 Oct 2022 Hosts: John Schelt, Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

Happy Halloween! With the big day finally upon us, and all of Keoni's haunts closed, we can take a breather and celebrate our favorite holiday with a retelling of some of our favorite spooky stories.  Hear Batman: The Audio Adventures, Edger Allen Poe's The Raven and The Telltale Heart like you've never heard them before.

Resources me...

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October 18, 2022 90 mins

Episode 63-Operating Your Haunt Published 18 Oct 2022 Hosts: Keoni Hutton & Leslie Reed

One haunt down, two to go! With the Candlelighter's Ghost House open for the season, we take a look at the way they operate their haunt and draw some lessons for our own.

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Haunting U can be found at www.hauntingu.com.

Sanguine Creek Estates: www.scehaunt.com

Chamber of Haunters Website: https://chambero...

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