110 episodes

Something has unearthed itself to bring you a frightfully exciting podcast, reaching out across the dark and fearsome landscape of the haunt and horror community

Big Scary Show Big Scary Show

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Something has unearthed itself to bring you a frightfully exciting podcast, reaching out across the dark and fearsome landscape of the haunt and horror community

    Big Scary Show - Episode 319 - FORREST J ACKERMAN!

    Big Scary Show - Episode 319 - FORREST J ACKERMAN!

    Episode 319
    Welcome to July. We’re only 3 months away from October and hopefully cooler weather will be here soon (Ha!). As temperatures continue to heat up, please stay safe and hydrated while working on your builds. Take a break, get into the AC, and let the Big Scary Show, Episode 319 inform and entertain while we all suffer through this miserable heat.
    Storm is ranting about Tractor Supply and how they have won Halloween in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim discusses the Gulag in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news and brings you an interview with Matt from the Nashville Horror Con happening July 20-21st. The Old Crone discusses staying safe during build season. We have a new Gruesome Giveaway from July, and finally, we’re spinning some spooky tunes to chill your blood and remind you that haunt season begins in about 10 weeks.(insert scream here)
    The Roundtable of Terror discusses a true Hollywood legend who left his mark on not only the horror industry, but the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres as well. We’re talking about the one and only Forrest J Ackerman. If you don’t know who that is, you absolutely need to tune in and listen. Without Forrest J Ackerman, we might not have cosplayers, graphic novels, movie memorabilia and horror collectibles, and possibly the fan convention industry itself. We bring in Uncle Forry’s caregiver and one of his best friends, Joe Moe to discuss the life of this truly fascinating individual. All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to........the BIG SCARY SHOW. (And please stay hydrated)
    Featured music: Gathering of Darkness - Souls of Black Audio Zombie - Mine Shaft Bad Jack Productions - Sanctuary of the Damned Sam Haynes - Catacombs

    #bigscaryshow #roundtableofterror

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Big Scary Show - Episode 318 - DISTORTIONS UNLIMITED

    Big Scary Show - Episode 318 - DISTORTIONS UNLIMITED

    Episode 318
    As temperatures continue to heat up, so does the Big Scary Show. Episode 318 is filled with hot music, news, conversation, and more. Now take a break from building, go get in the shade, grab a bottle of water, and put on those headphones
    Storm is ranting about antiquing in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim discusses war crimes from WWI in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news. And the Old Crone discusses marketing vs advertising. Badger has an interview with ghoulish rock and roller ‘The Phantom’ from Isaac Rother & the Phantoms, and finally, we’re spinning some hot tunes (including two from Isaac Rother & the Phantoms) to keep your blood pumping while you work on your haunts.
    The Roundtable of Terror brings in a true legend in the industry as Ed Edmunds from Distortions Unlimited sits down at our table to talk about his long and storied career. He goes into the history of the company, brings us some great stories, and discusses Monster Days coming to Greeley, Colorado this August. It’s a great conversation that you do not want to miss. All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to........the BIG SCARY SHOW. (And please stay hydrated)
    Featured music:
    Isaac Rother & the Phantoms - Like a Wolfman Issac Rother & the Phantoms - Haunted Castle Ghoultown - Where Voodoo Sleeps Gorgeous Frankenstein - Made in Hell
    #bigscaryshow #roundtableofterror

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Big Scary Show - Episode 317 - HAUNTCON

    Big Scary Show - Episode 317 - HAUNTCON

    Episode 317 The Midwest Haunters Convention has wrapped up, and it’s the unofficial start of build season, (although we know you’ve been working on yours for a long time). The (g)hosts are enjoying all the pics and videos from Chicago. As the weather starts to heat up and you continue to hire staff and work on your builds, let the Big Scary Show Episode 317 keep you entertained and informed with all the cool news, segments, rants, music, and more.
    Storm is ranting about product competition for yard haunters in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim discusses concentration camps in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news. And the Old Crone reminds you to check your haunt’s insurance policy. Do we have a Gruesome Giveaway winner for June? Stay tuned to find out. And finally, we’re spinning some spooky tunes from Midnight Syndicate to help motivate you as we slowly move towards fall.
    The Roundtable of Terror brings in Doug Shelden to discuss some breaking news he announced last week. As of now, all of his events are being rebranded under the main HAuNTcon name. HAuNTcon will be bringing shows to Orlando and Atlanta next year, He also discusses the return of the film festival AND a new paranormal aspect to the shows. There’s a lot of history attached to this name and we’re looking forward to seeing where he takes it into the future. (Did you notice we didn’t use the terms trade show or convention? There’s a reason for this.) All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to........the BIG SCARY SHOW. (And please stay hydrated)
    Featured music: (Midnight Syndicate) Creatures of Darkness (Radio Edit) Vampyre Axe Giant Haunted Nursery
    #bigscaryshow #roundtableofterror

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Big Scary Show - Episode 316 - Haunters Helping Haunters

    Big Scary Show - Episode 316 - Haunters Helping Haunters

    Episode 316 Welcome to June, and let the summer begin. Thankfully, there’s only one more season to get through before we hit Fall. The weather may be heating up, but the Big Scary Show is always hot, bringing you all the latest news, information, and topics you need to keep up-to-date with everything in the haunt industry. So grab a cold beverage and enjoy Episode 316 of the Big Scary Show.before the heat becomes oppressive.
    Storm is ranting about Brachs Candy in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim discusses lynching in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news. The Old Crone gives an update on the search for a new location for her haunt. Do we have a Gruesome Giveaway for June? Stay tuned to find out. The Voice From Hell, Dick Terhune is back with another Marketing Morgue segment.. Vysther returns with a discussion on Black Sabbath’s Tony Martin era, and finally, we’re spinning some rockin’ tunes to help you cope with the ever-increasing heat.
    The Roundtable of Terror discusses haunter’s groups on social media. We bring in admins of groups from Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, and New York to discuss how their members work together to make their local haunt scene that much stronger. It’s an interesting conversation that may convince you to join a local group and talk shop with other haunters. All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to……..the BIG SCARY SHOW. (And stay hydrated)
    Featured music: The Pine Box boys – Child of Calamity
    The Rhythm Coffin – Tombstoned
    Toxic Zombie – Strange Things
    Ritual of Odds – Nightmare on Elm Street
    #bigscaryshow #roundtableofterror

    • 2 hr 35 min
    BIG SCARY SHOW - Episode 315 - BACK TO SCHOOL?

    BIG SCARY SHOW - Episode 315 - BACK TO SCHOOL?

    Episode 315
    As we’ve passed the halfway point to Halloween, we’re moving into the proverbial second semester of the year. MHC is only a few short weeks away, and then we'll be pulling all-nighters through the summer months as we count down to the Fall. We’ll be giving it the old college try as Episode 315 keeps you informed and entertained as you study ways to make your haunt more scary this season.
    Storm is ranting about strange lights in the sky in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim talks about prison conditions in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news. The Old Crone discusses the 40th anniversary of the Six Flags Great Adventure Haunted Castle fire and its effects on the industry. Sadly, the Gruesome Giveaway gets an ‘F’ for the month of May (because no one entered the contest). And finally, we’re spinning some rockin’ tunes as we mark the halfway point to Halloween.
    The Roundtable of Terror goes back to school as we invite Doctor Susan Weidmann of Appalachian State University to have a seat and discuss her research on haunted attractions. She’s conducting what could be the first large-scale research project on haunt-tourism in the United States and she’s looking for haunt owners, managers, and designers to interview for her study. It’s an interesting conversation that could have some very interesting ramifications for the haunt industry in the next few years. All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to........the BIG SCARY SHOW.
    Featured music: Sam Haynes - All Hallows
    Throne of Anguish - Cathedral’s Shadow
    Grave Tone Productions - The Final Hour
    Dante Tomaselli - Dark Night of the Soul
    #bigscaryshow #roundtableofterror

    • 1 hr 54 min
    BIG SCARY SHOW - Episode 314 - ECHC AND HAYRIDES!

    BIG SCARY SHOW - Episode 314 - ECHC AND HAYRIDES!

    Episode 314
    This past week, haunters from all over the country descended into the City of Brotherly Love to attend the inaugural East Coast Haunters Convention. The numbers were most impressive and exceeded almost everyone’s expectations. Badger was only there for one day, but managed to bring back a full show’s worth of interviews. We talk to some old friends and some new people who've never been on our show. If you missed the event, stop kicking yourself, tune in to the Big Scary Show Episode 314, and you’ll feel like you were there. And be sure to make your plans to be in Philadelphia for ECHC 2025 returning next April.
    Storm is ranting about the popularity of 12-foot skeletons in a Haunt Minute. Meathook Jim talks about blood money in Between the Corpses. Badger reads the latest in Deadline news. The Old Crone discusses why it’s time to set up your schedules. We might have a Gruesome Giveaway for the month of May. Dick Terhune is back with his Marketing Morgue. Vysther returns with a segment called ‘View From the Bar’ as he celebrates 10 years of being on the Big Scary Show. And finally, we’re spinning some rockin’ tunes as we mark the halfway point to Halloween.
    The Roundtable of Terror talks about a vital part of many haunted attractions; the hayride. We invite Randy Bates from the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, Jim Schopf from Field of Screams, and Kyle McMann from Frightland to have a seat and talk about how their hayrides have grown and evolved over the years. Does your haunt have a hayride? Are you thinking of adding one? You don’t want to miss this fascinating and informative conversation from some of the heavy hitters in the industry. All this, and so much more.
    We hid the body, but you’ll become an accomplice just by listening to........the BIG SCARY SHOW. (And a big “Thank you” to Jen, Rich, and the rest of the Transworld staff for making the East Coast Haunters Convention a spooky success).)
    Featured music: Black Cat Attack - Sunday Sacrifice Gladezmen - Big ‘ol Monster Murderland - 13 Jack ‘O Lanterns Vegas Rhythm Kings - Crazy Cadavers

    • 3 hr 34 min

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