The Haunted Attraction Association

The Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), the only official association in the haunt industry, serves as the voice of the haunted attraction industry. Our worldwide network of members exchange ideas, information, and experiences via our conferences, exclusive networking events, message boards, newsletters, magazines, and more. HAA members have been featured on national television shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “TheTravel Channel,” and “NBC Nightly News.”

Our attractions have also been showcased in USA Today, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. The Haunted Attraction Association was formed in 2011 when the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA), founded in 1998, and the Haunted House Association (HHA), founded in 2008, joined forces to form a new association with the common goal of protecting our members and promoting haunted attractions around the world.

The HAA represents professional haunted attraction owners, operators, designers, vendors, enthusiasts, and artists who have turned the business of fright into a multi-million dollar industry with its own tradeshows, experts, suppliers, magazines, educational seminars and events. Each year, haunted attraction owners and operators spend millions of dollars on state-of-the-art special effects, audio-animatronic creatures, Hollywood-quality makeup and masks, costumes, lighting gear, sound equipment, and other products to ensure their customers have a frightful experience.

HAA membership is open to all haunted attraction owners and operators, vendors, home haunters, conventions, professional actors, makeup artists, costumers, and enthusiasts.

The HAA advocates haunts that keep activities on-site and follow standards of ethical, responsible behavior at all times. A key goal of our organization is to promote the safe operation of haunted attractions through affordable, quality safety education and training. Each year, HAA partners with TransWorld’s Halloween and Attractions Show and Mobile Midway Safety Institute to offer the Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar (C.H.A.O.S.) safety program.

JOIN TODAY and get connected to our worldwide network of haunted attraction owners, operators, consultants, and vendors!

Board of Directors

John Eslich
PRESIDENT

Factory Of Terror
Canton, OH

Brett Hays
VICE PRESIDENT

Fear Fair
Seymour, IN

Brad Webb
TREASURER

Nashville Nightmare
Madison, TN

Dan Hower
SECRETARY

Fright Farm
Smithfield, PA

Brett Bertolino
Terror Behind the Walls
Philadelphia, PA

Jim Bugos
The exFEARience
Niles, OH

Todd Fedyshyn
Reaper’s Revenge
Scranton, PA

Billy Groeneveld
Enigma Haunt
Boca Raton, FL

Sharon Kyle
Field of Terror
East Windsor, NJ

Eddie McLaurin
Wood Of Terror
Greensboro, NC

Brett Molitor
Haunted Hotel: 13th Floor
Huntington, IN

Mindi Plaisance
RISE Haunted House
Tickfaw, LA

Shayne Torrans
Kingwood Asylum
Kingwood, TX