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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    I wonder if you can change out the bulb or lens that gives it the orange color? That's really nice! Not a bad price either.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    First Gemmy copied Terra, now Grandin Road. What's next? Dollar Tree? They should at least send Terra a thank you card.
    20 replies | 365 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    I don't know of any online stores that ship to England, but if you see something over here you want I would be glad to get it and ship it to you at cost.
    1 replies | 23 view(s)
  • Halstaff's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 AM
    Here's a chance to get a free copy of the Nuts and Volts Halloween issue = http://ow.ly/2KK2zw
    7 replies | 330 view(s)
  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld started a thread Lighting: Car lights-Solar!! in Halloween Props
    Today at Menard's I got yet another set of solar-powered lights, this time with a $7 coupon/rebate bringing the price way down to $20! The last set I recently bought went into my Spookmobile car, illuminating the creep I leave in the passenger side of the front seat as I park the car along rt. 78 , a mere two blocks from my house. The solar collector is only maybe 9 by 6 inches, black plastic, it seems to be doing it's job by just being situated in my front window. I now own one for the...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Today as I was eating lunch a young woman brought her little girl over to my table (They both have naturally flaming red hair) "She really likes your "car". (Spookmobile #2) "Thank you. I try to do little new things to it all the time. I painted those orange spots on the black skin lately." She was still all-smiles! She is maybe six years old? Not afraid. This morning as I was driving just a few blocks from Ravens Grin I spied a man who seemed pretty busy, but some stupid thing told...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Hearing about 20 actual male voices all singing slowly in a big basement:"I need you... Baby." (Franky Valley's song?) Emphisis on the "NEED" in a very sinister way. One night this just happened, un-planned in our JC Haunted house, mere sheet-walls seperating everyone, so the sound was great!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Cut it up into many different lengths to make a haunted pipe organ. (Don't forget to cut the tips at an angle!) Run it across the top of your haunt's walls , then use it for a speaking tube. The echo-ish-ness can sound scary. Slide it across your neighbor's driveway with one end of it under the engine compartment of their car, then run your smoke machine, smoke through it to make it seem as if their car is burning! Are WE HAVING FUN YET!!?? Arrange some tombstones in a circle on the...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Let's talk. in Off-Topic Stuff
    Call me "Jaded" but I feel 98% of all politicians do this, the only difference is some of them know how to accomplish becoming elected multi-millionaires better than the ones who end up so embarrassed and worse.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Recently a young man visited us for the house tour. He had saved money over several years to make the event happen for him. He bought a train ticket rode quite a distance, then rented a car, drove to see Ravens Grin. He was Very happy and impressed with what he found here! He said he wants to write about his experience . He told me how he once spent quite a sum buying new steel fence posts, he wrapped them with black plastic,making his "walls" and that was his "Haunt"! He said he had...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    A beautiful summer day, two boys are astride their bikes standing, looking across 90 feet of empty parking lot at the big old haunted house. "How can anybody ever get out of there?" "Easy, there are 13 exits." "Nobody could ever get out of there!" Transfixed, the lad repeats himself:"Nobody could ever get out of there! Somebody should burn that house down!" "No they should NOT! We live there , our pets live there!" They slowly ride away not speaking. Did he say his Mother was...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    I hope that your able to fix him because he looks like an awesome prop!
    16 replies | 205 view(s)
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    It looks as good as the original! You must be very proud.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    Your Figi Mermaid rocks! way to go!!! : D
  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    'ya know, I was half-thinking of getting one because I don't own her anymore. Once I get the Inflatable Hell Horse it would be a complete (recreated) set. LOL! Here's the picture I think they used: But they didn't include my improvements on her in '12:
    20 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    Love these and it would be a fantastic way to quickly give a haunt that industrial look.
    7 replies | 237 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    Maybe you somewhat copied your design from others, Terra, but YOU made it famous. Or infamous---whatever.........:)
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    Wow, again ?! OK, Terra gets the award for "Most Plagiarized Haunter". Congratulations, Terra!
    20 replies | 365 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    Wow, that's amazing, Mr. Chicken! I don't know how you do it.
    17 replies | 623 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    I got extra grip on my pulleys by just putting some household rubber bands around the groove. Use the tan color flat ones--the wider, the better!
    18 replies | 414 view(s)
  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    Wow, your story is SCARY! I think I would quit the walk-through haunt for one year, maybe just decorating the yard. Also put up a sign explaining why you had to stop, using the same wording as your original post. Then see what kind of comments you get and maybe try the haunt again the next year.
    14 replies | 224 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    Laughed when I saw this. It's so tiny - just 20" tall. Back when I made my version I had somewhat followed Haunted Webby's tutorial. Did a little research and I'm thinking that Castle Blood was the very first one to do the bride draping over design on the stone. Do notice that the lady itself looks a lot like my version of the girl. Must have seen a picture ;)
    20 replies | 365 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    mickkell replied to a thread Mechanical: Gemmy's Dead Eye Jake - good deal? in Halloween Props
    Wow,I'll give you 50.00 + shipping right now.
    16 replies | 205 view(s)
  • mickkell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    Its only going to be 112 today,but it a dry heat,not much Humidity right now is 23% but it is Monsoon season here in AZ.
    25 replies | 363 view(s)
  • SkeletalRemains's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 AM
    FYI: For those of you who would like to print this and review it offline, I uploaded the PDF's for this primer and they are located at the top of page 3 of this post. The PDF's are hosted here on HalloweenForum so the links should still work fine even after all these years lol...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 09:10 PM
    I used an old phone to activate my kitchen faucet at the other side of the room, turning the water "ON" along with some chicken-sounds. (This all fits to a routine of mine here.) Another old phone would activate one of the Radio Shack "Talking Chips" they used to sell as someone would bravely pick-up the receiver on this phone in an up-right coffin in the wine cellar. This hip had what sort of sounded like a sales call advertising mess-proof pants, or something like that? This was a Long...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 09:00 PM
    People would show up here in a timely manner. Nobody would be badgering us for a "Discount" because:"They drove all the way here from Chicago!" "Turn around, let's see a show of hands, how many of you drove here from Chicago?" ("Duh?") Weather is always a big factor for everyone's enjoyment of Halloween. If the weather of November stays fairly warm or predictable, people keep thinking it might still actually be October and keep coming to see our house... but who can control the weather? ...
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  • Terra's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 03:34 PM
    Thanks all :) :) :) It was a hoot to see. As I've said before, this isn't my original creation. I just took what Castle Blood did, somewhat followed the tutorial on the web and did my own take on it. But, certainly see the resemblance to the girl I made. Was looking at the dimensions of this and it's pretty tiny. Thinking in a graveyard might look a little weird and missing the whole point of it. The point was that the bride lost her Beloved and her grief was so intense she died keeping her...
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  • mickkell's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 10:42 AM
    I love doing that,cant wait!
    12 replies | 495 view(s)
  • Terra's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 10:39 AM
    Oh hell - that's going to scare the heck outta those kids! Amazing
    12 replies | 495 view(s)
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    Hey there Gary ! Absolutely nothing is new. Thinking about trying to get motivated for this year's haunt. LOL Yes, I meant for it to sound that dumb.

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    Hey, thanx for accepting. Your presence on this board has been a great help to me. It seems whenever I am searching for answers here, your name always happens to come up.
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    ok good thanx I thought I did something wrong again !!!! LOL it's hard to be a good lil haunter hahahah
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    hey Otaku ..... I just got a homemedics shiatsu massager from good will can I hack the on off control to put a reostat in to make it massage faster it only has one speed and it's too slow I want to make a ground breaker coffin with a motion activated shakey skelley or corpse in it ???? thanx mike
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