About HauntScene

Haunts • Horror • Halloween

This site was started right before the Haunt Season in August 2015 by two long-time haunt fans who met through the interactive Legendary Truth tasks at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights. With a similar passion for all things scary and Halloween, the pair decided to partner up to bring the world a friendly site that stays updated with the latest local haunt news, gets other fans involved, and simply allows people to celebrate the fall season for all it has to offer.

Throughout the Haunt Season from September-November, HauntScene will be bringing you the inside scoop on Central Florida’s most popular haunts including: Halloween Horror Nights, Howl-O-Scream, Scream-A-Geddon, The Vault of Souls, The Shallow Grave, Chamber of Terror, Ominous Descent, Mortem Manor, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, A Petrified Forest, and more!

Season 3 is coming up fast! Tuesday nights from Sept. 5th through Nov. 10th in 2017 HauntScene will be streaming LIVE online to chat with fans and discuss weekly haunt topics. Simply click on WATCH LIVE at the top of the page or visit live.hauntscene.com to watch at 8pm EST or to catch up on the episodes you miss! We will be featuring giveaways, special guests, tips and tricks, and LOTS more, so don’t miss it!

This website is made by fans for fans, and we want you involved! If you’re interested in having a certain segment, have questions, or want a chance to become part of the HauntScene team, feel free to contact us any time! We love to interact with other haunt frequenters, so give us a scream!

Check in often for updates, photos, tips and tricks, and insider info on Central Florida’s most popular haunted houses and Halloween events.


Meet the staff!

Johnny “Bronto” Lipscomb

Founder of HauntScene/Host/Technical Director

Johnny is a transplant to Florida by way of Detroit, Michigan. Nine years ago he experienced Halloween Horror Nights for the first time and instantly became addicted. When he’s not out getting spooked, he works as a corporate trainer. John is also very passionate about film and boasts a movie collection of 900+ movies. He is the Host and Technical Manager for HauntScene and is often on-location around Central FL promoting independent Haunts!

Melissa Ann Lukac


Melissa has been going to Halloween Horror Nights since 2006 and loves every minute of it! The 2017 Haunt Season will be her first on the show, but she has been part of the HauntScene team officially since April of 2017. She’ll be posting photos from out on the field on HauntScene’s Social Media!

Former staff

Kira Rhian (Co-Host During Season 2)

Courtney Peters (Co-Host During Season 1)


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