As posted on HauntSpace by JustJimAz: Chris Baker, Shellhawk and Revenant have agreed that if they can get 250 people to subscribe to Hauntcast for $100 a year they will bring it back. That’s a little over $8 a month.
You can subscribe on the HauntCast website: http://hauntcast.net/subscribe/
I don’t work for HauntCast, of course. I am just one of thousands who enjoyed the show.
Many of you were fans of HauntCast, and were sad to see it go. This is a chance for the “hardcore” fanbase to bring it back from the dead. If they can get 250 subscribers by March 8, they will do another year. If they do not reach 250 by then, anyone who subscribed will be refunded.
If you never listened to HauntCast for whatever reason, PLEASE go to the website and at least listen to some of the older shows. http://hauntcast.net/2011/10/hauntcast-35-witchs-brew-1031/
HauntCast kept us current on upcoming events, reviewed movies, covered all aspects of haunt production and prop creation, and of course had interviews with successful home haunters.
The archived shows entertaining, informative, and just good fun. If we really want the haunt community to thrive, we need to support quality productions.
We cannot ask professionals to work for free. I hope Haunters will really step up and make HauntSpace one of the biggest supporters of the new HauntCast!
Bring back HauntCast! Subscribe TODAY @ http://hauntcast.net/subscribe/. If they get 250 subscribers by March 8, HauntCast will return!
Subscribers will receive discounts at 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 Spots ~15% off all lights
Vox Noctis Voiceovers ~$50 off any custom made voice over.
Shellhawk Creations ~15% her amazing hand-made pottery and FREE shipping.
Isher Creations on Etsy ~25% off
DBGgraphix is offering 50% OFF a logo or poster design for their haunts.
Monkey Basic is giving 20% of all their software.
Necrotic Creations ~
15% off their entire productline
With the $50 off Juneau Studios DVDs and $50 off Vox Noctis Voice Overs, you’ve made your money back and the show is basically free. Not to mention all the other discounts.
DC Props is donating a spitter mechanism, Fright Theatre is donating a prop, and Mini Spots Lights some LED lights to give away, raffle style, to subscribers if we reach the goal.
The weekly goal is 63 subscribers, if they aren’t half way to the goal in 2 weeks the plug is going to be pulled and Hauntcast will be gone forever. Don’t wait until later. Go right now to Hauntcast.net/suscbribe and subscribe right now!
HauntSpace member Shellhawk says: Victor the Undertaker of Haunted Hot Sauce has promised to create an new “Hauntcast Hot Sauce” if the show is resurrected!
ShellHawk also re-posted the following information that was found on YouTube and on the HauntCast Minions page: Chris poted a video to clarify things on YouTube and the Hauntcast Minions page.
Again, this is a fan-based thing, it doesn’t come from us.
That being said, both Juneau Studios and D.C. Props have stepped forward and offered significant discounts to subscribers. Chris has sweetened the pot by saying if you reach 350 subscribers by March 8th, he will drop the subscription price to $75 and refund the difference to those who paid $100 for the subscription.
Here are my honest feelings, and please understand, I’m just a regular person who doesn’t have a handler (though maybe I should!) or someone writing my press releases or whatever, so I don’t mean to offend anyone here. (Well, maybe one person, but, never mind…)
One our biggest detractors when we were asking for $1 per episode-citing how little money he had to spend- has been posting on the forums about how he just booked his hotel for Transworld. Hotel runs $115 per night to $89 per night , depending on hotel. Assuming the hotel runs $89, that’s a cost of $178 for Friday and Saturday night. If you have to fly, add the cost of plane tickets and a rental car or shuttle to get you there. You pay for two to three meals a day, plus overpriced booze at the hotel if you drink, and if you drink like the Scream Team, that’s a minimum of $300 per night bar tab! D I would guess that 80-90% of home haunters can’t afford to buy the props, which can run into the thousands. So that person, a douchebag who will go unnamed, who wouldn’t pay $12 a year and bashed us for going to a paid subscription is dropping a significant chunk of change to hang out with the cool kids, because he certainly won’t be buying props because he can’t afford them.
I’m not saying that a bunch of people out there aren’t having some really tough times. Some genuinely can’t afford the $100 for the year because they did the responsible thing and cut everything out of their budgets that wasn’t a necessity. But some people say they “can’t afford it” when they have all sorts of unused crap in their houses and garages that they could sell to go towards a subscription if actual cash flow was an issue. They could stop buying Starbucks every day and brown bag lunch. They could be taking glass, plastic and cans to the recycler or do any other of a multitude of things to raise the subscription money. ($100 a year breaks down to $8 a month, which is less than a movie ticket out here on the West Coast-that runs between $12 and $15 per ticket!)
What they’re actually saying, is “We love your show, and we want you back, but we want you to work for free again, because we really don’t value your work as much as we say when push comes to shove.”
This is why Hauntcast Show closed down in the first place: lack of real, tangible support when the chips were down. We’re not in it to make millions, folks. We just want to make at least minimum wage for our efforts.