DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Entering its 26th year, HAUNTcon, the premier event in the haunted attraction industry, is set to innovate again. In 2024, the conference will not only showcase the latest horror products, services and technologies, but also venture into new territory: the indie film industry. This exciting expansion includes an exclusive private screening of four feature filmsgiving participants a thrilling experience like never before.
Long celebrated as the industry’s longest-running trade show, HAUNTcon is synonymous with cutting-edge workshops, seminars delivered by industry experts and unparalleled networking opportunities. The introduction of the indie film and immersive event sectors marks a strategic move to unite horror professionals, encouraging collaboration and inspiring new adventures.
HAuNTcon Indie Film Lineup
Season of Haunting Filmed at the Land of Terror
Directed by Jake Jarvi
Matilda, a recent acting school graduate, takes on a role in a Halloween attraction, only to find herself confronted by a costumed killer who turns fake wounds into bloody reality. On Halloween night, Matilda and her new friends must band together to stop the terrifying attack.
Showtime: Friday, February 9th at 3:00 PM EST
Directed by Jaysen P. Buterin
Tommy dos Santos, a unique character in his own way, sets out on a mission to take down the great clown king known as “Giggles”. Clowns, once the stuff of nightmares, are now prey as Tommy’s body count mounts in this devilishly terrifying tale.
Showtime: Saturday, February 10th at 9:00 AM EST
The Cottonwood Haunt
Directed by Michael McLaren
David and Georgina’s luck takes a dark turn when they inherit Cottonwood, an old Victorian house with an evil past. Unaware of the horrors within, the family must confront malevolent forces connected to the house.
Showtime: Saturday, February 10th at 12pm EST
Directed and produced by Carl Rimi
A group of friends make a pact with a demon, only to realize that the demons they face may be the ones within. As they fight for their souls, they discover the true horror lies within.
Showtime: Saturday, February 10th at 3pm EST
Exclusive Screening Access: For just $30, attendees with a general admission ticket can enjoy an exclusive private screening of all four indie horror films. Immerse yourself in the world of horror and watch these gripping stories unfold.
Exhibition: Discover the newest and greatest Halloween products and haunted attractions. From state-of-the-art animatronics to whimsical decor, the trade show is a one-stop shop for haunting enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.
Seminars and workshops: Learn from the best in the industry! HAuNTcon offers a series of seminars and workshops covering everything from haunted house design and special effects to marketing strategies for the haunted enterprise.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with other haunters, industry experts and potential collaborators. HAuNTcon provides the perfect platform for networking and sharing a passion for the spooky and macabre.
Haunted Attraction Tours: Explore the area’s most amazing haunted attractions. From haunted houses to immersive experiences, HAuNTcon offers a journey through the dark side.
Date: February 9 – 11, 2024
Location: Hilton Ocean Center Daytona Beach, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
General Admission: $30 (includes showroom floor, educational and horror film screenings)
VIP Access: $195 (includes Everything in GA and all events)
Get ready for a creepy experience at HAuNTcon 2024. For more information and to register for the event, visit the official HAuNTcon website. Get ready to be scared, Daytona Beach!