October has been a creatively busy and productive, yet highly frustrating month in many ways. After a month filming on the road, both Spooky Kisses and I came down with a bad case of Covid which forced us to cancel 9 days of remaining filming for Red Vein, Field of Screams, Darkwood Manor, Imaginarium Sanitarium, Haunted Overload and The Salisbury Woods. These haunt owners, although I know are disappointed, were very gracious, understood our situation and supportive of our decision to cancel, we will reprioritize them next year. Secondly, Amazon Prime has been super slow to publish the first episode of Season One (Haunted Overload) although it was approved in late Sept. I spoke to the tech assigned to the case yesterday and notes show they are still waiting for an internal team review, as there was a technical problem on their end. She is trying to speed up the process and has engaged managers but Amazon is a behemoth, we will just have to wait it out, whenever it goes live – it goes live, we already missed Halloween Season — it will be interesting to see how well the show performs on Prime with the season being over.
The good news is we did manage to film eight new (40 to 60 min) shows of completely new haunts for season 2 and the footage and content is just incredible and came in around 20TB of 4K video. I really want to thank all the haunt owners that allowed us to film, it was an amazing experience and they all went to great lengths in accommodating us and getting us what we needed to make each shooting location work. I also want to thank my Son Devin Perry who stepped in at the last minute to film 2-nights at The Salisbury Woods while I was too sick, this will provide enough new content to re-edit a new 60 min show for them which should also be available on Amazon Prime as well as Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill re-edit and Haunted Overload as part of our first season.
Only 2-days until Halloween, have a spooky day!