About Us

Haunted House Startup is here to help you. Our goal is to answer all the business questions you have about starting and operating a haunted house. Have a question then feel free to contact us at haunting@hauntedhousestartup.com or leave a comment below. Need to know how to fund your haunt we have discussions about this. Maybe you are unsure how to market your haunt to drive traffic to your location, well we have solutions for that too. Just need some haunt ideas for rooms or overall themes, well we have tons of those.

Haunted House Startup is a business focused site. We cover the following topics in depth so you know what to do when you start your haunt so you are successful.

  • Business Planning
  • Haunt Operation
  • Haunt Marketing
  • Construction Issues
  • Safety
  • Finance
  • Management

This is just the broad area of what we look to help you understand so you can operate a successful haunt. Already on the site is a series on writing a business plan and we offer a free e-book “How to Make Money with your Haunt” which you can sign up for below.






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Hello, I am Grant Brott owner and creator of Haunted House Startup. I got my start in business back in 2000 while in the Marine Corps and have had a passion for business ever since. After the Marine Corps I spent four years going to school for small business management, business administration and web development. Then in 2005 I started my first haunt which was a small garage haunt that was absolutely a blast to do but when I look back was horrible when it comes to proper haunting because it was all cardboard and tape and twin with tiny pathways and we even had people crawl at one point. Since then the haunt has grown to encompass my yard, my neighbors yard and my backyard and one year part of the inside of my house.

In 2009 I got into researching so I could get a location to hold my haunt and just could not find enough information on how to get starting in the haunt business and ran into one road block after another. Well through all this I learned a tremendous amount and made a ton of contacts and then decided to start my own site dedicated to that information and experience so in January of 2010 Haunted House Startup was born. This put both my passions of business and haunted houses together and well you can see what has come of it.

The site is in a growing period as it is still rather young but I am adding to it in leaps and bounds. As you can see from the video which is our first we have decided to add video and there will be much more coming. We already do podcasts so people can take our audio discussions with them to listen too and we have several ebooks in the works covering various aspects of haunt business.

I hope you enjoy all the content and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns or if you have an idea for a topic for us to cover. Look forward to hearing from everyone.

28 thoughts on “About Us

  • June 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm
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    I am unable to dowload the 13 ways – help

  • June 7, 2010 at 8:45 am
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    I went ahead and emailed a copy of it directly over to you via the email from when you left your comment. Hope you enjoy and would love any feedback you may have.

  • June 16, 2010 at 8:39 am
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    I am also having issues downloading the 13 ways pdf.

  • June 16, 2010 at 9:37 am
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    Hi Mark, I just sent a copy of the pdf over to you via the email you used to leave your comment.

  • June 22, 2010 at 4:31 am
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    I am also having issues downloading the 13 ways pdf.

  • June 22, 2010 at 9:56 am
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    Hi Tammy, I have emailed it over to you. We are currently looking into this issue a few visitors are experiencing.

  • June 24, 2010 at 11:31 am
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    Thank you for the email. I received the article and very nicely done. I now have a lot of info for my scare actors. What a great job you are doing on this website – to take the time and create articles and podcasts so we can learn more about creating our haunted houses. Thank you!!!

  • June 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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    Thanks for the comment and let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to hear more about. We are always looking for feedback and content ideas.

  • August 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm
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    i didnt get the link in the email and would really like to read this article! also i was wondering if you have any more podcasts. i have the diy 001 and the 03 but i cant find any more! i love listening to them, they are very informative! keep up the amazing work!

  • August 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm
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    Hello, I have sent the pdf via email and we have a total of 3 podcasts up right now with another we are writing the content for today so look for that in the next couple days. Also make sure to check your spam filter as our email service Aweber requires you to confirm that you subscribed to our list before you receive the pdf file download.

  • October 5, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    I am in the search for a builder or builders who are versed in your art of building Haunted Houses for an elementary school, in Los Angeles, California. Might you be able to guide me as to whom might be a suitable builder or builders to contact?

  • October 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm
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    I went ahead and send you an email via the one you used to post this comment with some details on some possible solutions to your haunt needs.

  • October 16, 2010 at 5:10 am
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    i have been watching my email and spam and havent recieved the ebook. im really looking forward to reading it. if you could resend it i would be most appriciative! thank you and keep up the good work!!

  • October 16, 2010 at 10:10 am
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    I have manually emailed the e-book to you. Sorry for any problems with the email delivery. We have noticed some issues with the confirmation email with some email providers and have had this happen a couple times now. If anyone else notices this issue please let us know.

  • December 19, 2010 at 9:41 am
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    WOuld you please send me the pdf or direct me to the location where I can download a copy? Thank you and happy holidays. Jpc

  • December 20, 2010 at 11:30 am
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    My husband and I feel we have some great ideas for a haunted house that we would like to start, but we are concerned about fire safety codes. Can you tell us what are the generally accepted (class A) building materials and the techniques for making materials fire retardent?

  • January 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    Hey Buddy, am I reading this right…are you in Rohnert Park? I own a haunted house in Santa Rosa called Blind Scream and Doc’s Horrortorium..We have a FB Site called Doc Hunter. Please contact me back, I’d love to speak with you..Drew Dominguez

  • January 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm
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    Hi Alicia,
    I know one fire retardent is the Tiger Foam Spray and can see found at http://www.tigerfoam.com/products.php. Another great source would be Haunt Worlds Forums where they talk about this stuff and may have other options for performing the fire retardent other than the tiger foam, just sign up and do a forum search and you will find loads of information. Also I posted a post to the blog http://www.hauntedhousestartup.com/fire-safety-codes with some links to some local fire safety documents I have dug up for the local cities around me. Let me know if you have any other questions or have any problems finding any of the information and I can try and track down specific links for you.

  • February 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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    Loved your e-book! I am also trying to get an e-book for the Haunt Industry completed. I’m glad I ran across your site. Maybe you would like to contribute to my e-book before I release it? Keep up the good work!

  • March 29, 2011 at 9:16 am
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    Glad you enjoyed the book and let me know about your book and I will throw a link up to it for everyone that visits the site.

  • October 22, 2012 at 10:41 am
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    Having a hard time getting the 13 ways .pdf. Please help!!! Thanks!! Corrie

  • November 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm
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    Emailing it over to you. Sorry about the delay, was in full haunt operation mode.

  • April 29, 2016 at 10:30 pm
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  • June 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm
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    Whitney and Glenn have written THE primer on the mortgage and financial system debacle. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the financial markets, investing, and what may be coming next.

  • June 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    Lá está o Pippo a ser mauzinho!:o)Espero que esteja enganado mas acho que esses submarinos israelitas ainda vão causar muitos estragos.CumptsManuel Santos

  • September 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm
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    Gratulerer med dagen Marit.. og tusen takk for de herlige innleggene fra ferien.. har vært en nytelse å lese.. gleder meg til flere bilder:))ha en riktig god tur hjem.. og kjør pent! klem fra mæ på tur hjem til dk:)

  • October 31, 2016 at 5:31 am
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    “例如,也許人性本惡,這個世界上的人其實都是自私自利、目中無人的,所以根本不相信人權的對等性,…”不好意思…我回應時寫太快了,用語不甚精確。這句話裡的「世界上的人」是指「世界上(被判定為)『正常個體』的人」才對。後面幾段的「他們」、「大家」可能也有點所指不明。希望有達意就好。

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