While I want to get the Tambu Lounge podcast up and running, I’m all about supporting other podcasts that have inspired me in the podcast world as well as in my other interests.
Hauntcast is one of those.
It is obvious that my love of Halloween is all over this blog. Hauntcast is the definitive podcast for home haunters (those of us who decorate our yards/houses for the big day in October). Actually, I should say “was”. Chris Baker, the host, had to stop production on his show because he was not making any money. Now, in the podcast world, that isn’t unheard of. The issue was that Chris and many of the show contributors are victims of this horrible economy (Thanks George W). This was one of the most professionally produced podcasts out there. Two hours of segments with plenty of professional V.O. work. It was amazing.
Chris had hung up the dungeon keys in November. People missed it. Missed it and bugged the hell out of him to bring it back. Obviously not understanding what it took to put the show together each month (time) and their financial need to keep a house over their heads and food on the table and clothes on their backs.
About a week ago Chris said that he would bring it back based on a subscription basis.
He threw out the price point of $100 for a year of shows.
It sounded steep to me. I loved the show, but I couldn’t afford to drop $100 all at once for a 2 hour show.
But then things started happening. Vendors started stepping up to offer discounts on their services and wares. Many also donated things to go into a raffle for the subscribers… we are talking things worth several hundred dollars. Chris and his buddy, Johnny Thunder, announced a second show. Then they announced a magazine (2 issues a year).
Breaking it all down (2 shoes, a magazine, and thousands of dollars available in discounts), the $100 didn’t seem so bad. But it was still a lot to drop at once.
Along comes PayPal’s ”BillMeLater” with a promo. 6 months no interest financing on a purchase of $99 or more. THIS I COULD DO!
It comes out to about $16.66 a month as long as it is paid off by September. I can easily do that (and pay it off earlier).
Again, go download some of the old episodes. Give it a listen. If you agree that it is as awesome as I think, go pony up the money and get this thing going again. Again $16.66 a month… that is like 2 beers at the ballpark. You can do this. I could. The BillMeLater promo is only good until February 29. So don’t delay. You don’t have to pay anything right now either. Just do your monthly installment when you get the $$ and you are good to go!
Subscribers will receive discounts from these great Vendors:
Juneau Studios ~
Save $50 of their DVDs. You pay $19.99, retail price $69.99.
Receive a $250 certificate for any order of $1150 and save 60% on freight orders.
DC Props ~
15% off his amazing props and mechanisms *except sale items, not valid September and October.
Fright Theatre ~
15% off all product *except sale items, not valid September or October
Dark Imaginings ~
20% off our changing portraits, $75 off custom changing portraits, as well as other discounts on our other products and services (graphic design, web design, video effects, etc).
Mini Spot Light ~
15% off all lights
Necrotic Creations ~
15% off their entire productline
Monkey Basic ~
20% off all software
Vox Noctis Voiceovers ~
$50 off any custom made voice over.
Shellhawk Creations ~
15% her amazing hand-made pottery and FREE shipping.
50% OFF a logo or poster design for their haunts.
Woodloom Custom Tombstones -
Isher Creations ~
Ghosts of Olde Towne Petersburg will be starting up with the very first haunted walking tours on selected nights in April. Hauntcast fans can purchase 50% off admission tickets. That offer is good for the entire 2012 season.
Total Terror! Haunted Attraction - 50% off admission price by purchasing tickets online.
Midnight Studios –
$150 off their Vanessa Corpse prop
Hauntcast the Magazine –
Get a free subscription to Hauntcast the magazine.
If we reach our goal will will be giving awa prizes Such as:
- DC Props – $195 Spitter mechanism
- Juneau Studios – (10) $70 DVDs
- Fright Theatre – Prop
- Mini Spot Lights – LED lights
- Necrotic Creations – $100 cameo
- Woodloom – $55 Celtic Tombstone
- Terra – Handmade tombstone of choice
- How to Haunt Your House volume 3 book – $30 value
- Vox Noctis – $50 dollar coupon
- 2011 Haunters Video Awards DVD Set $25
- Davis Graveyard – $25 Concrete Skull
- Dark Imaginings – $49.95 value 11×14 changing portrait. You can pick the portrait.If the 11×14 is too large for them then they can choose a smaller version (5×7 or 8×10). The winner will have to pay the shipping fee, though, which is $10.
- Spider Hill Prop Works – $50 worth of product from their site (winner’s choice)
- Haunted Hot Sauce – Assortment of Hot Sauce