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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Sometimes less is more.
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    I've heard of them and seen some of their past stuff. A bunch of haunters who gather every year and create a haunt for their neighbors/friends. That castle is unreal!! Looks like a movie set!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Now calling for rain and cold with a chance of flurries at night and temps in the 30's! It literalyl changes twice a day, but still holding out hope as we're sandwiched in between two nicer days. Hoping the front moves faster or slower, just so we can get through TOT hours. Seems the northeast can't catch a break.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    The forecast is a "bit" more reliable now but it still can change several times over the next week. The last two years were terrible in terms of rain, wind, cold, etc.. but we still did the haunt and still had fun. Just had to scale back on some animation and electric stuff. I'm guessing this year can't be any worse and right now it looks pretty darned good for us. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
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    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Tortuga Tavern 2014 in Halloween Props
    Wow! That was just so much fun to watch! Love your attention to detail and the whimsical feel of the whole thing. I can see why people are drawn to the pirate theme and you do it up right, MM!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Finished the dismantling today in preparation for the move. We'll make several trips and build it from the back out, setting props as we go. Hope to have it all up and running by the 29th
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Some more pics of the progress and "deconstruction" as we prepare to move the haunt to my house on Monday. These are some of the completed haunt. Not going to give it all away now but will have more pics taken Halloween night
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  • icetross911's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 AM
    Well, it has happened. I lost the motivation to decorate. I hope everyone has a great Halloween 2014!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 AM
    I have two of them. Just didn't put them in the picture
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    10-23-2014, 01:18 PM
    550 kit kat bars ready to go. I may pick up another hundred if the forecast continues to look good
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    10-23-2014, 08:16 AM
    Couldn't resist the large dog from Grandin Road at 25% off and free shipping. He makes a nice addition to the bony pets.
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    10-23-2014, 08:16 AM
    Couldn't resist the large dog from Grandin Road at 25% off and free shipping. He makes a nice addition to the bony pets.
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    10-23-2014, 01:48 AM
    We've given out fun sized bars for the past several years. On sale they run two bags for $5.00. Kit Kats will have 21 in a bag. I bought ten bags a few days ago giving me 210 bars, costing me $25.00, which was all I had on me at the time. The forecast looks good, which means we'll likely have 600-700 TOTs, so we'll buy at least 20 more bags. Each kid gets one bar, but we also have a walk through haunt so the candy for many of them is just fluff. They want to go through the haunt!
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 07:06 PM
    9 days off starting Sunday. I normally take two weeks off but with it falling on a Friday, having the week of off gives me ample time to get everything done, then torn down/packed away afterwards.
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    10-21-2014, 08:50 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Darkness Falls Across My Yard! in Halloween Props
    Very dramatic lighting! The projections look awesome too.
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    10-21-2014, 07:59 PM
    tpt594 replied to a thread Static: A Nightmare.. in Halloween Props
    Right on Bone Daddy
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    10-21-2014, 07:56 PM
    awesome love the whole effect
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    10-21-2014, 07:48 PM
    tpt594 replied to a thread Static: Giant spider-sos help. in Halloween Props
    PVC pipe , Exercise ball, kids plastic ball (Walmart) long black fur material (joann fabrics) if image does mot appear look at my albums
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    10-21-2014, 07:35 PM
    tpt594 replied to a thread Prop Showcase: My haunted house 2014 in Halloween Props
    looks awesome :D
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 10:24 AM
    Going with zombies this year, after a two year break from them. The genre is still solid and lends itself to some good scares for our haunt. May change direction for the next few years but for 2014, it's all about the undead!
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    10-20-2014, 10:17 AM
    Spirit is the SOLE sponsor of the board. There are no others, even though other vendors have attempted to become sponsors, spirit seems to have the say in this. When a prop breaks or malfunctions after 2-3 hours use or even after one season of running for a few hours on Halloween night, it's poorly made. This is not uncommon for these props. Regardless of how many TOT's you get or whether it is an indoor party haunt or a Halloween night, if the thing won't work and they won't make it right,...
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    10-20-2014, 09:13 AM
    When you buy a spirit "animatronic" and it's made by a company called "Tekky Toys", that's what you're getting; a toy. They are nothing more than cheaply made toys with plastic gears and small underpowered motors that simply are not made to last or withstand a lot of use. Right now in our spirit store at least half of the display animatronics are not functioning, and many haven't worked right since the store opened around Labor Day, and please don't say it's because they run all day every day...
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    10-19-2014, 09:46 PM
    All of our neighbors enjoy what we do, including the elderly ones who live on either side of us. They always stop by when we start putting things out and the one lady comes over with her grown daughters and goes through the haunt on Halloween night. Never had any negative reactions.
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    10-19-2014, 06:09 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Black Swamp Cemetery 2014 in Halloween Props
    Nice! Really like the coffins you made and your tombstones are awesome. You rocked the lighting as well! A nice clean, spooky set-up.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 04:30 PM
    Looks fantastic! Great props, nice lighting, lots of animation. The TOT's will love it!
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    10-19-2014, 04:12 PM
    We started buying today. Found bags of fun sized Kit Kats (21 bars in a bag) 2 for $5.00. so picked up 10 bags. That was the best price we found so far. Figure we'll at least double this amount, and then go by the weather forecast to see how much more we get.
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    10-19-2014, 03:52 PM
    That looks great! The kids are going to love it!
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    10-19-2014, 03:51 PM
    Our set TOT time is 6-8 p.m. Anyone who shows up before then waits until 6 or until we are ready. We've had parents and kids show up at 5:45 a couple times and we simply tell them they need to wait or come back at 6. Invariably, no matter how well prepared we are, we are still doing last minute things right up until 6 p.m.
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    10-19-2014, 03:33 PM
    You need to get new minions! We're kind of in the same boat, in terms of set-up. Myself and forum member lewlew have done 95% of the haunt build, and now breaking it down to move it to my place next week. It's a 12x24 building comprised of 32 8 foot wall panels, along with 6 roof sections. All of our helpers are excited to come and scare people but are never available on the work days. Hell the two of us even painted the entire inside of the thing. Can't begin to tally the toal hours we worked...
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 07:16 PM
    6-8 p.m. here and while it's not necessarily enforced, it seems as though as soon as it hits 8 p.m., the kids just quit coming. We'll run the haunt until 8:30 as it's a Friday night but don't anticipate a large crowd after 8 p.m. I think if they ever moved it to daytime hours, I'd pack it in and just stop haunting.
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