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drfrightner
10-12-2006, 12:30 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2006-10-11-haunted-house-main_x.htm

Jonathan
10-12-2006, 01:00 PM
Sweet. Good deal.

dr0zombie
10-12-2006, 02:53 PM
Very cool... and some good photos as well.... :D

SpFXChic
10-12-2006, 03:19 PM
Very nice, Larry!

Raycliff Manor
10-12-2006, 03:21 PM
:shock: USA Today! Awesome job Larry! That's some incredible advertising for the Darkness! It doesn't get much better than that!

Kel

drfrightner
10-12-2006, 04:45 PM
The Credit goes to IAHA...

This is what IAHA has done for the industry. High time people start joining!

Larry

Chris
10-12-2006, 06:39 PM
Great write up! Congratulations Larry!

Just curious, but what was the IAHA's actual involvement? Did they contact USA Today to suggest the story or did USA Today contact the IAHA? Did the IAHA recommend "The Darkness" as the haunt to visit?

Perhaps these questions about the IAHA belong in a different thread.

Chris

DeathReaper
10-12-2006, 09:18 PM
Great interesting story!! The pic I like a lady with her own severed-head cake! :wink:

Freak95
10-12-2006, 10:18 PM
Great writeup. I haven't been through The Darkness yet, but I might be taking a trip up there next year...I will definitely have to check it out.

drfrightner
10-13-2006, 02:14 AM
While I was president of IAHA, I convinced the board to help launch a national PR effort, to lure POSITIVE publicity for the haunted house industry. The total effort cost about $30,000.00, of which IAHA paid for a little less than half. The other half was paid for by 8 different haunted houses including, Erubus, Netherworld, The Darkness, Bates Motel, Headless Horseman, Haunted Castle, Niles Haunted House, and Eastern State Penn.

So far there have been MANY stories printed about the industry even in local markets. For years people have been saying that IAHA doesn't do anything for the haunted house industry. Now they have...

The current board, including the current President backed the program and it went forward!

Larry

Jim Warfield
10-14-2006, 10:54 AM
WOW! For the same $30,000.oo someone could have bought ALOT of spray paint and graphettiied mucho train cars and subway tunnels!
Newspapers are good for a day or two, then under the parakeet they go!
Just kidding! It's always a great accomplishment whenever, whoever gets "Ink" AND they spell your name right!
Congratulations!!

virgil
10-14-2006, 11:12 AM
Congrats Larry!!

This can be nothing BUT good for the industry!!

ANUBIS B. C.
10-14-2006, 11:31 PM
CONGRATS LARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!