Fearworm Hauntvertising | Full Service Advertising for Haunted Houses

Scare More People. It's what we do.

Media

We are experts in researching, planning and buying TV, radio, billboards/out-of-home, print, digital/web/mobile, direct mail and social media advertising. If it can be purchased, we’ve bought it. We subscribe to Arbitron and Nielsen ratings and Strata. We use the numbers, and we use our vast experience to get exponentials on your media dollars. Our 20+ years of experience and tens of millions spent in advertising make FearWorm media services and invaluable resource to your attraction.

Creative

FearWorm has a team of partners and in-house staff that are leaders in developing creative concepts and writing copy that moves consumers. We also offer video production and editing for in-house, online and broadcast quality commercials. Our audio production for the industry is unrivaled. We create brands, move it to graphics for print and digital, create web sites and landing pages, and even handle creative through the printing process. FearWorm is a full-service creative ad agency.

Digital

We help create your haunt’s digital world through content creation, web site design and development. You need an app? We can get it done. A responsive mobile site? We do that. Our digital services also include social media management, e-mail marketing, web proliferation strategy, digital optimization, online video creation, online advertising and search engine marketing. Not an agency client? You can still use our digital advertisement buying web site:  www.fearwormdigital.com 

We create awesome work

Over 20 years of advertising experience and nearly two decades of working with haunts gives us the ability to produce real results for our clients.

Hauntvertising Chatter

Case Study: Brighton Asylum

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Websites: Design vs. Functionali…

Websites – Design vs. Functionality When it comes to creating something new, this is probably the oldest debate in history:…

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Follow Your Memes!

  In today’s FearWorm vlog Laura talks about a few pages you should be following for content ideas, social relevancy,…

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The Incredible SIX: Our Takeaway…

Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show 2019 has ended and if you’re like us, you’re still recovering. FearWorm had a fantastic…

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Scare More People: Our Transworl…

Holy crap it’s March. If you’re reading then you probably know what that means… Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show is…

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Haunting Your Marketing Funnel

If you’re like me and pay attention to the latest in marketing news and trends, you’ve probably seen the word…

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If You Want To Sell Something, M…

I’m going to go out on a tangent here, but, hold on…we’re going to loop this back around to haunted…

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Digital Replacement: The New TV …

The New TV – OTT OTT television is a dumb name: “Over-the-top” followed by video or TV or digital or…

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Five Video Marketing Tips You Ne…

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Testimonials

Matt
Herzog

These guys know their sh*t! What else can I say? They've created a movement in haunted house marketing unlike anything this industry has seen

Allen
Hopps

We use FearWorm to take the guesswork out of our marketing. Easy to work with and full of positive thinking and realistic expectations.

Rich
Gonci

I'm definitely renewing again, the Fearworm team is just awesome! 

Peter
Koklamanis

Everything Fearworm touches turns to gold...I want them to keep touching. I'm very happy with the service and quality of work received from Fearworm. 

Tim
Bunch

Running my pool business and building my haunt, I dont have time to deal with sales people stopping by the business and sending me 20 emails a day. I hired FearWorm to deal with all that. Last year we went over my entire advertising campaign in one hour on the phone and I was done for the season.

Grey
Blackwell

After two hurricanes and after seeing my attendance numbers so far, FearWorm is now my favorite. They saved our season.

Justin
Cernuik

F##k Fearworm!!! Because of these guys I had to expand my queue line three to four times this  season to hold all the people coming to the haunt. A great problem to have. 

Our Team

Ernest Corder

Co-Founder & Partner

Ernest Corder

Co-Founder & Partner

Mr. Corder has been an ad guy for over 20 years, on both the media and creative sides. His career started in radio, but moved to the agency side in 1997 when he founded Corder Marketing. This Austin, TX based agency has grown in size and recognition over the years. The name changed to Redroc Austin in 2011. Redroc’s clients range from local retailers to a professional sports franchise to a national chain of restaurants, with a focus on event marketing.

Patrick Stanger

Co-Founder & Partner

Patrick Stanger

Co-Founder & Partner

Stanger started his career on air in radio, eventually making his way into the creative side of advertising as a Creative Director. Being an avid fan of all things Halloween, in 2004 Patrick was bit by the haunt industry bug while working closely with the House of Torment team in Austin, helping them to refine their advertising campaigns and branding.

Tyler Barnett

Marketing Director & Partner

Tyler Barnett

Marketing Director & Partner

Tyler has worked professionally in the haunted attraction industry for 14 years. A former attraction owner and designer, Tyler wanted to further his career in the realm of marketing and advertising. After graduating college Tyler started working with Fearworm in March of 2016 and is helping our clients succeed in the digital advertising space.

Laura Kilpatrick

Account Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Laura Kilpatrick

Account Coordinator & Social Media Manager

Laura is currently a full-time professional haunter in Texas. She’s been a Graphic Designer in the haunted attraction industry for 9 years. Laura is currently the Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager for a top-ten haunted attraction, and she recently added Creative Direction to her portfolio with her freelance work for Legends of the Fog in Maryland. Laura has a passion for all things Halloween, and is excited for what the future holds. 

Shelly Wright

Media Buyer

Shelly Wright

Media Buyer

Shelly started in advertising and as a media buyer completely by accident. Fresh from my University of Texas degree in Elementary Education, she started her media career with a temp job answering the phone at a local Austin agency that suddenly needed help with a large statewide TV buy. The media director asked me if she wanted to work in media... and so it began! And as it turns out Wright, has a penchant for building crazy spreadsheets, digging into data and research to find the right audience and getting media reps to give me a lot of free stuff for clients.

Matt Nelsen

Digital Media Buyer

Matt Nelsen

Digital Media Buyer

Matt has been entrenched in digital media planning and buying for over 14 years. He is an experienced negotiator, target and brand researcher, and is skilled at analyzing media reports for digital placements and recommending impactful optimizations.