The Horror Pod Class Season 3 Episode 25: Haunt (2019) and a Brief History of Commercial Haunted Houses
Welcome to the Junior Year Episode 25 of the Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I am the editor in chief of Signal Horizon a company dedicated to exploring horror in and out of the classroom. When I am not managing signal horizon I am a teacher at a local hs here in KC Missouri. Tonight I am joined by my cohost and monster ambassador here at SH, award winning writer Orrin Grey. (Say HI Orrin) Today we will take some time to talk about what we have seen and read lately explore some free horror on the internet and finish with an in depth discussion of the movie Haunt
What we are excited about.
Tyler: Penny Dreadful, Blood Quantum,
Orrin: Terror Eyes, which I watched as a livestream of Analog Sunday
Dark Corner of the Web: http://thedarkmagazine.com/pine-arch-collection/ Michael Wehunt
Essential Question: Does the movie Haunt give us insight into the history of Commercial Haunted Houses.
RT Summary: A group of friends look for the thrill of a lifetime when they enter a haunted house that supposedly brings their deepest darkest fears to life. Things get dangerous, however, when they realize that haunted house’s scares may be more than make-believe.
History of Commericial Haunted Houses
1937 Party Pamphlet
An outside entrance leads to a rendezvous with ghosts and witches in the cellar or attic. Hang old fur, strips of raw liver on walls, where one feels his way to dark steps….Weird moans and howls come from dark corners, damp sponges and hair nets hung from the ceiling touch his face….Doorways are blockaded so that guests must crawl through a long dark tunnel….At the end he hears a plaintive ‘meow’ and sees a black cardboard cat outlined in luminous paint…”
The Evolution of Dark rides from Carnival dark rides and ghost houses
The Haunted Mansion is perhaps the most well known
Bob Burns-Horror Movies-Modern moving Tableau’s even did Alien
Of Course Hell Houses with Evangelical Christians
List of Extreme Haunts
- McKaney Manor
On Shudder the Art of the Scare
AAU…No time for the bad student this week.
Next Week Cursed Films, Fury of the Demon, and Antrum
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.