Yup That's Scary
Yup That's Scary
May 15, 2023
S2EP4: Scare Actor Audition And Training Tips with Allen Hopps!
Play • 2 hr 50 min

It's about time haunt owners and managers start posting jobs and positions, while scare actors prepare for the 2023 haunt season! On Sunday’s live show Allen Hopps dishes out tips with the Yup, That’s Scary gang on how to have productive auditions and scare actor training!

Allen Hopps is a lifetime haunter and jack-of-all-trades in the haunted attraction industry, known for his work as Haunt Director at  Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano, Texas. While also serving on the Board of Directors of the Haunted Attraction Association, Hopps has been involved in haunted houses since 1986 and has been with Dark Hour since it opened in 2013. His job responsibilities at Dark Hour include designing, building, making costumes, and doing make-up for the attraction. Hopps is also a talented sculptor, fabricator, and mask maker for Stiltbeast Studios, which serves the Haunted Attraction Industry worldwide both by selling Props and Costumes, and providing free educational content through it's YouTube Channel. In addition to his work at Dark Hour, Hopps has worked at other haunted attractions around the country, including the legendary Terror on Church Street Haunted House in Orlando, Florida. In 2023, while continuing to serve as Haunt Director, he, his wife Shannon Hopps, and business partner Mike Arties acquired ownership of Dark Hour Haunted House, under the parent company Dark Hour Designs.

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