19 episodes

A year-round destination for all things Halloween in Illinois, the haunt industry & more!

Voodoo Podcast Michael Napoletano

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A year-round destination for all things Halloween in Illinois, the haunt industry & more!

    Episode 20 Featuring Jim Slanker, Emma Parker & Kyle Miller (AKA Doc)

    Episode 20 Featuring Jim Slanker, Emma Parker & Kyle Miller (AKA Doc)

    Co-hosts Matt Nausid and Mike Napoletano sit down to recap Midwest Haunters Convention with Chicago Haunt Builders' very own Jim Slanker of Canyon Trail Cemetery. Jim & his wife, Dawn, help the CHB group connect with TransWorld & MHC to host shindigs, breakfasts, pop-up haunted houses on the show floor & even t-shirts!



    The boys got a chance to hear Emma Parker of Voodoo on Vassar's take on her first ever MHC weekend & thoughts going forward with haunting & haunt conventions.



    Mike also had the privilege of chatting with Kyle Miller (A.K.A. Doc from Baldwin Asylum). Kyle has been in the haunt industry since the Dream Reapers days & is in the process of resurrecting Baldwin Asylum while guest acting at Disturbia, Massacre, Evil on Erie during the MHC Pre-Convention Bus Tour on stilts, with a smoking head, a bionic arm, & forceps galore!

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 19 Featuring Laney Shafer (AKA Spike) & Japes Palles

    Episode 19 Featuring Laney Shafer (AKA Spike) & Japes Palles

    With Midwest Haunters Convention fast approaching, Mike gets the chance to sit down with Disturbia's very own Laney Shafer (AKA Spike). Laney also marks the first full-time stilts actor that has been on the podcast, so we get a deeper dive into what it takes & also what to expect at the Thursday Pre-Convention Bus Tour at MHC when the tour starts with Brunch at Disturbia!



    Mike also chats with, unbeknownst until now, friend of the family Japes Palles who has one of the most storied backgrounds in the haunting world & still dedicates his time now to the Lost Souls Chicago Bus Tour & even the Chicago Haunt Builders MHC Haunted House on the show floor in Rosemont this year!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 18 Featuring Kris Zahrobsky & Adam Brandon Cygan

    Episode 18 Featuring Kris Zahrobsky & Adam Brandon Cygan

    MHC, CHB, HHC & more acronyms! Mike sits down with Kriz Zahrobsky of Haunted House Chicago to talk about Transworld, Midwest Haunters Convention, & the origins of traveling & reviewing haunts with Kris's company Haunted House Chicago. Matt Nausid of Greenbriar Cemetery jumps back on amidst baby-prepping to give this month's Haunter's Hack on height. Chicago Haunt Builder & Warden of Old Joliet Haunted Prison Adam Brandon Cygan joins the podcast to talk about working at the prison & also doing his home haunt walkthrough, Horror on Highland! It's a long episode, so strap in, but well worth the time to get you prepared for all the haunting events coming to the Chicagoland this summer!

    • 3 hr 6 min
    Episode 17 Featuring Slider Jesus

    Episode 17 Featuring Slider Jesus

    Mike gets a chance to sit down with the flint rod-sparking, santa costume-wearing, motorcycle-riding, fire-breathing, Most Interesting Haunt Actor in the World ("Most Interesting Man" was taken): Slider Jesus! From working at D.E.A.D Rising, to Statesville, HellsGate & some of the top haunted attractions in the country, Slider (aka Cody) has practically done it all! Don't miss this interview including small world connections with former Blackhawks goaltender, Stanley Cup Champion, and comedian Scott Darling as well as other haunt actors like Caleb Wimbush & Chainz!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 16 Featuring James & Melanie Schiffer and Terry Mannix

    Episode 16 Featuring James & Melanie Schiffer and Terry Mannix

    Thank goodness for a leap day huh? The February episode comes to you late but with two incredibly insightful & fun interviews. The first are Chicago Haunt Builders & former Lombard Jaycee's Haunters James & Melanie Schiffer who run their home haunt, Schiffers' Haunted Insanity, in Downers Grove, Illinois. Then, Mike talks with Terry Mannix of the Lost Souls Chicago Bus Tour that visits 3 commercial haunts in a night multiple times during the Halloween season & even organizes field trips throughout the year!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 15 Featuring Nicholas Ciraulo & Austin Kaczmarek

    Episode 15 Featuring Nicholas Ciraulo & Austin Kaczmarek

    The Voodoo podcast is back for 2024! An interview with Distrubia's very own Haunt Actor Chainz (Nicholas Ciraulo) & the host of Cheers to Justice: A True Crime Podcast, Austin Kaczmarek. Mike highlights some new horror movies & events coming up within the next month & even the whole year!

    • 1 hr 55 min

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