the Right Time for Fright Times again!
by John Denley a.k.a. Professor Nightmare
can't even begin to tell you how excited
I am that Fright Times is back! F.T.
was a true labor of love for me and
the dedicated pack of writers that helped
me breathe life into each and every
issue. The magazine, with the "Fright
Awards", was the first to recognize
haunts nationwide for their achievements
in various categories. It didn't matter
whether you were a permanent year round
show or a back-yard production, there
was a category for you. The subscribers
would vote and our judges were inundated
with entries of all kinds, and from
all across North America.
We had struck a note with haunters and
their creators and one word kept coming
to mind. "Pride". Haunts were
anxious to show their sets, facades
and characters and each time I received
an entry I felt like a kid on Christmas.
When the results were published, people
were proud and thankful to win. It was
great for everyone involved to see the
many different ways of presenting a
haunted event. It was eye-opening to
me as well to see the true wealth of
talent out there.
As most of you know, I am a haunt builder
and consultant and soon Fright Times
became a full time job. I simply had
to choose between creating the haunts
or running the magazine. So it came
that I retired Fright Times until I
could find someone who could bring the
same promise and excitement to industry.
I have had many offers to purchase the
magazine from those who thought themselves
competitors but I waited until the situation
and the time was right. Now is that
time and I proudly have turned it over
to the capable and trustworthy hands
of Rob Kocher of the National Haunters
Convention and The Village of Darkness.
Fright Times can once again reach out
to haunters both new an old and do what
we do best, share information
and get you the latest in "How-
To" wizardry and haunt news! As
for me, I will humbly stay onboard as
contributor and I invite you to get
involved as well. So without further
adieu, I simply must say, "It's
Long Live Fright Times!"