How to Build a Haunt On a Shoestring

Sunday, 15 April 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join haunt industry consultant Leonard Pickel as he offers a plan on how to get started Haunting on a limited budget. “Wannabe Haunters are always telling me that they have these great ideas for a Haunted House, but no money!” Explains Pickel, who has been designing/building pro haunts since 1987, “They want to know how get started without lots of cash and in this seminar I will cover less expensive ways to open a haunt.” In this hour long presentation, learn how phasing can decrease required start up capital and about new experimental attraction styles that are less expensive but just as effective as a high dollar attraction.

Leonard Pickel

Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader, Leonard Pickel has designed over 300 commercial Haunted Houses since his first in 1976. Over 3 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Orlando to Seattle, have experienced the "Pickel Theory" of Haunt Design first hand. Through his company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Leonard has created frightening attractions for major venues across the country and worldwide. Specializing in helping entrepreneurs get started Haunting, Pickel has helped hundreds of people fulfill their dreams of owning a successful haunted attraction or October seasonal event business. More than willing to share his expertise with others, Pickel writes for haunt magazines and blogs, offers webinars and podcasts, and offered educational seminars at every significant gathering of Haunters in the US and Canada, (including his own conference, HAuNTcon), and covering topics ranging from attraction design to actor training, code compliance to effective scares, increasing Haunt capacity to how to start your first event. Contact Leonard at hauntrepreneurs@gmail or 972-951-5100 or follow him on Twitter @leonardpickel and Check out his company websites at