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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    The body-count was down, but late three adults were here who would react quickly and loudly to the variously stimulating things we have here, Screaming loudly in fear, then a few seconds later the guy would say:"I love this place (He was a first-time visitor) Followed by he would like to have this house or live here. All followed by more screams.. of course, I was laughing.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    As a 10 yr. old kid I sent my $2.98 away and had a life-sized black& White poster come to my door (In Illinois ) I never really knew who or what he was at that time, but the poster was printed on what seemed to be a movie screen with sparklies in it! I nailed it to the inside of a basement door for my basement haunted house. He startled me SO MANY TIMES! Out of the corner of my eye I would see him standing there! Our 2 or 3 TV Channels never featured him, but I knew him.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    You never know where somebody is "Coming from". their life experiences might have been extreme and bloody or they might have suffered some abusive people who were related to them? 40 years ago a family moved into this small town. they were from the middle east. If a small airplane flew over their house the kids would all run into the house and hide under a bed. We are in the center of the USA, in Ilinois, no bombs no attacks here since 1832, of course no airplanes in 1832, either. As I began...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    I have used an 18 inch pipe wrench. Set the jaws tight, then rotate and/of pull up at the same time.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    There are many threads over the years discussing street lights. The consensus is to leave them alone. No municipality will alter the lights (even if you ask) since they are there for safety. Blocking them out on a night where there are even more small children out and about is going to cause major issues. The last thing anyone needs is to be the cause of a small child getting hit by a car or stumbling and falling on your property due to disabling or obscuring the lights that are...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Oh nice! Love that movie and that looks so good!! :cool:
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    You've got the right idea. Find an old teeshirt, glue it down to the outside edges of the chest piece of the autopsy vest (do not do the glue part while wearing!), and then tear/rip open enough of the shirt to see into the chest piece area (add some blood for even more gore/realism). I'd want to keep the edges of the shirt really raw and torn up. I would not cut the velcro straps because you'll want to be able to stand up at some point and walk around and it would suck to have to readjust...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 06:39 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Static: Corpsed PVC Spider in Halloween Props
    Very nice! I love how sturdy it looks too. I'll bet the kids didn't want to walk up to the house with that hanging up there! :D
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 04:23 PM
    Also if you're using the same motor I did with the black plastic pulley on it, you can just bolt your crank to the pulley itself. That would be the easiest way.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 04:19 PM
    Hmm. Says "Video is Private" when I click on it. But I can tell from the picture he looks fantastic. Great job! And that's cool you can control the speed. I hope he lasts for many Halloweens to come!
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 03:12 PM
    victor-eyd replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Video Ripping and Editing in Halloween Props
    Try dvdfab 8 instead
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 03:10 PM
    Things haven't changed in this podunk of a town. But I recommended that video not as a edge border removal but for you to cut out just around the images of the heads. That way if there is bleed over it might not be as noticeable as what you have now.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 02:51 PM
    I'm 67 yrs. old. My Parents, my Grandparents, my Great Uncle and Aunt, my Aunts are all dead. My Cousin is happy to not leave her home, many,many hours from here, her Son I haven't seen nor heard from in at least 25 years, My Great Uncle was So lucky! He got to be in not one, but both World Wars! As was my Dad.(WW2 only) I don't miss the one "Tradition" that almost got started when my Sister secretly stirred a new ingredient into the gravy, a small dog turd from my Aunt's tiny yappy pooch ....
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  • victor-eyd's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 12:48 PM
    This might help. Go to 2:21 time otherwise. It helped me when I was having issues with my atmos animation.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 12:35 PM
    Last week 18 miles from home, I passed a large, flat farm field very near the Mississippi River, and there looked to be maybe 10,000 small pumpkins in that field, all about the size slightly smaller than a football? So many orange dots covering such a massive area! I have lived in this County most of my 67 years, I guess I was just not in the right place at the right time to ever see such a site before?
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 12:25 PM
    Not money. Something else,,, fame?" No, that drys up and blows away too. The other night at our ticket window I asked a young woman why she came here to see the house? Her direct answer was music to my ears. "I came here because everybody I know can't stop talking about it!" Thank you Very Much! .. and they all said:"It will never "work"! Three hours from downtown Chicago, in the middle of "nowhere", hidden behind the small downtown, at the edge of a cliff, across from the City...
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  • MrNightmare's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 12:14 PM
    Last year, we had a Halloween gathering Halloween night using our garage. To keep the elements out and still have privacy, I used six pallets with black plastic sheeting behind them and left enough space for exits: To hold them in place, I screwed a small board behind the pallets and wedged it between the garage door and wall. Note - Turn off the garage door motor or unplug it to avoid damage. Hope this gives you an idea.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 10:13 AM
    For many years now I work very hard at building a temp. shelter in the parking lot for customers (if it rains?) No shelter this year, so it will Rain like a spit-circus. I did not bet on the Cubs winning anything, they will also subtract from our head-count. Oct. 31st? Halloween parties, parades, vandalism, all subtract from the number coming here, it usually ends up being the slowest night of the entire October month. Busiest night ? The Saturday before Halloween. But then...Oct. 31st...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 07:55 AM
    "Easy-To-Scare" is great, as long as the fear is not too deeply held long afterwards.I have scared some people very deeply and they might never be "The Same"? I had to limit my frightfulness to my own property, where I have my Haunted House (To avoid being told what to do and where to do it by a "Court".) Proceed with caution.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 07:45 AM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Static: mean '16 in Halloween Props
    My Wife and I might have preferred "Rain" to someone sneezing into our face, no "Hand", no nothing, just spritzed by someone up-close and Way Too Personal! Two weeks later, it is finally dissipating Some people's "Kids". @ 20-something.........
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 07:45 AM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Static: mean '16 in Halloween Props
    My Wife and I might have preferred "Rain" to someone sneezing into our face, no "Hand", no nothing, just spritzed by someone up-close and Way Too Personal! Two weeks later, it is finally dissipating Some people's "Kids". @ 20-something.........
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 07:36 AM
    A large City, packed full of people, versus a two-lane County blacktop, walking long distances between farm houses, in mostly dark where shadows multiply so quickly as the little ones struggle to not look into that tiny grave yard from 160 years ago and four-legged real animals keep their distance but make sounds of walking, yipping,rustling...a baby rabbit screams! RUN! The lonely landscape turns thoughts inward and personally up-setting, and little sister can't run very fast, big brother,...
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 07:02 AM
    Never thought of using real bugs! I like using things that won't decay if I forget to clean out the jars... :D Definitely save all the interesting jars and bottles tho. So many of them would work as potion jars with just a little paint and a cool label.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 06:59 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Static: Angel of Death in Halloween Props
    Very cool! How do you light it? I'd do a low uplight using blue or green, but anything would make it look amazing! :cool:
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    10-26-2016, 06:57 AM
    We had to move our party last year due to epic storms and still ended up getting rained out the replacement day, and Halloween was raining and storming right up until 3pm or so, but we threw out what we could and still had a pretty decent night. I say do whatever decorating you can (that won't be damaged by the exposure) and have a good time with whomever shows up. It might mean just doing a display instead of the walkthrough... but it is better than nothing and no one but you will know...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 09:35 PM
    A young woman's girlfriend's Father was admitted to the Hospital, he was not in very good health. The man was very friendly with everyone, he was well"liked" and was also highly thought of by the young woman telling the story. The girlfriend of the woman was at home when her clock suddenly just "Fell' and broke as it contacted the floor. Her phone was ringing shortly afterwards , the man had just died at a very close moment to the clock leaving the wall.
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  • halloweenguy's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 09:22 PM
    halloweenguy replied to a thread Electronic/Software: HELP! I need computer folks to help me. in Halloween Props
    You need to turn off the On Screen Display (OSD) option in VLC to get rid of those pesky titles.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 07:11 PM
    Cool! I would like to see a video of it.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 07:10 PM
    The motor shaft is flat on one side. So I just put my crank on the rounded side, then used a short piece of the same metal stock on the FLAT side with two holes drilled through. Use the short piece as a guide and drill matching holes in the crank. Then use small screws, lock washers and nuts to secure it tightly against the motor shaft. If you need a picture, I can go out in the yard and take one. Mine is swinging out there now.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 07:00 PM
    That's pretty cool! I like it.
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