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Haunting Around the World in a Post-Covid, 2022. What stories will work.

Saturday, 14 May 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Global Scare Network (GSN) is Back! Discussing the stories and themes that we're telling around the world in 2022 post-COVID environment. In a world that has been divided and isolated for two years, how are these societal changes influencing our haunting decisions, what resonates with our guests, and how do we implement those into our scare attractions? Join our panel From Scotland, Australia and distant Cincinnati to answer how and why the trends of 2022 are emerging and help define our industry in the coming year.


David D. Jones

Carly McCleary
Carly’s background is in theatre, graduating from Motherwell College with a Diploma in Acting and performance in 2000. Her on stage career has seen her have two stints in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, tour Hamilton Ohio and travel all over the UK. During this time she found a love for directing and was always looking at different ways to interpret scripts, plays characters and tell stories.
After a career break to bring up her children Carly decided she needed a new challenge and volunteered to write the theatre script for a new horror experience at M&Ds “Scotland’s Theme Park” in 2014. She took over writing, designing and producing the entire in 2015, and since then has thrown herself into learning the craft, meaning you are just has likely to see her with a paint brush or drill in hand as you are a script!! Carly loves steeping all her stories and mazes in truth to allow true immersion and, in her opinion the very best scares!! She has taken the event from a Zombie trilogy, 2 years of mind controlling nightmares, the depths of hell to a COVID friendly Anarchy theme. This earned the maze an industry nomination at the UKs annual SCAR Awards 2020/21.

Scott & Kate Ince:
Fractal Creative was borne of a series of cursed accidents; Kate started lurking in haunts in 2008 as an actor and she had many years of playing all manner of ghosts, banshees, beasts and monsters. Kate and Scott had their first deadly encounter while working in film and TV, but quickly found their cloven feet, designing haunts each Halloween for Sydney’s Luna Park, which has been their dark passion for the past six years, growing exponentially each year. This year saw them launch their own company ‘Fractal Creative’ and while continuing to push the limits of immersive horror at Luna Park, they are also paving the path to hell into the world of escape rooms, horror photography and interactive theatre works.

Maximus Bryant
Maximus Bryant has been a home haunter since 2012. He has worked as an actor at the Dent Schoolhouse since 2015 and also works on the build crew. He has been involved with the Ohio Haunters Association since 2017 where he has helped put on Ohio Halloween and Haunters Convention as well. He currently is a Ohio content contributor for the Haunted Attractions Network.

David D Jones
David D. Jones has worked in the haunting industry since 1984. He has worked as a counselor, teacher, speaker, writer, actor, director, broker, and business consultant throughout the country and served on multiple boards. He has focused the last few years studying and writing on therapeutic treatments rooted in trauma and fear. David is the Artistic Director for Creatures of the Night, a client controllable deep-themed story Haunt in the Greater Portland Area.
David draws upon an impressive knowledge of deep-themed story writing, therapeutic milieus, business, mythology, psychology, music, history, education, theatre, and technical craft in creation of his events and lectures.