About The HAA

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 other events to offer the Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar (C.H.A.O.S.) safety program.


Board of Directors

Spencer Terry

Fear Factory Haunted House
Salt Lake City, UT

Cody Bailey

HUSH Haunted Attraction
Westland, MI


Terri Bernstein

USS Nightmare
Newport, KY

Krista Brower-Wood

Caldwell, ID

Michael Edwards

Terror in the Corn
Erie, CO

Ben Gagne

The Thirteenth Hour
Indianapolis, IN

Robert Garcia

Soul Screams Haunted House
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Allen Hopps

Dark Hour Haunted House
Plano, TX

Ashley Long

Fright Nights WV
Daniels, WV

Eddie McLaurin

Wood Of Terror
Greensboro, NC

Brett Molitor

Ft Wayne, IN

Travis Rhoad

Reaper’s Revenge
Scanton, NC

Alex Rodriguez

Fright Nights
West Palm Beach, FL

John Schwarz Jr.

Scare USA
Two Rivers, WI

Jim Werner

PennHurst Asylum
Spring City, PA

Brent Wilson

Planet Doom
Idaho Falls, ID