Ted Dougherty

Ted Dougherty is a writer, producer, and director, having worked with Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, Hollow Studios, and Cedar Fair, including directing and co-writing Fear VR, the first 4-D virtual reality horror experience at a major theme park. As a themed entertainment consultant, Ted has guided and advised Epic Pictures and Newsweek, as well as worked on blue sky phases of high-profile attractions with Universal Creative. Prior to authoring the book, Knott’s Halloween Haunt: A Picture History, the first comprehensive history of Knott’s Scary Farm, Ted scared thousands as a “slider” monster in Knott’s famous Ghost Town scare zone. As a historian, lecturer, and overall crazed aficionado of the macabre, Ted uncovers innovative ways to terrorize through themed entertainment.