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  • E.F. Benson's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    My all time E.F. Benson story, and one of my favorite horror short stories is "The Room in the Tower". Very creepy story
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  • hallowmas's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    Bump in the night , bats in the belfry
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    Don't forget that treasure wasn't the only thing pirates buried. A pirate's chest could work just as easily with someone trying to get past the chains that bind him inside the box. Or just make him a skelly trying to get out after too many years buried. A pirates theme and treasure chests that bounce around seem tailor made for each other. :)
    8 replies | 263 view(s)
  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    You're well on your way to having a house decorated months in advance. Like you, our party days are sometimes the motivation we need to get our house cleaned up. But the work on those locks is quite amazing. We're sure the cell windows will be just as much fun.
    7 replies | 178 view(s)
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    Today, 12:26 AM
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  • chubstuff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    The trouble with those of us who sweat the details is that often when it comes to haunting, the details aren't worth sweating. Time and again, I have to actually tell myself that details that I see aren't worth working on unless someone else will see them as well. When it comes to haunting, because of lighting, positioning, and so many other factors, it's just not worth finessing the details if it leaves less time for other props and construction. Case in point our cauldron creep. We're...
    20 replies | 455 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Safety Coffin in Halloween Props
    I have zero mechanical ability, but I LOVE the idea. I think any subtle/creatively creepy and historical props are just fabulous! I do think I've seen someone here make one of these before and it was really nifty... Found the reference! Mr. Grimsley started a thread on it back in 2008-09! The tech...
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  • ooojen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    I really feel like I need more single-click response options than just "thanks" and "like". I like the safe planting, but not the storms. They did some damage in my yard, too.
    336 replies | 7766 view(s)
  • ZombieRaider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    I finished the rock and it's dry, ready to put outside....I love how it turned out....Everyone thinks it looks like someone chiseled it out of the rock....ZR
    53 replies | 5364 view(s)
  • CH31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Id never even thought of that ladyfrog but that idea is awesome! i already own most of the dogs so cheap and awesome 🙂. I cant wait to start building. Thank you for your creative ideas!
    35 replies | 1636 view(s)
  • ZombieRaider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    ZombieRaider added 2 photo(s) to album Cement Skull Bones Rock
  • CH31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Last year was our first in our new home. We had MANY neighbors come with beer/whiskey wagons. They all stepped it up a notch right around xmas clearance time (*which we also go HUGE for) so im hoping the same is true for halloween next yr. Xmas is an afterthought . Halloween is our number 1 holiday
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • CH31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    CH31 replied to a thread Static: Mortsafe in Halloween Props
    I'd never heard of mortsafe either. Im glad i did though after looking into it. We go crazy with the lighting every year and they always looked out of place to me in the cemetery. This is a fantastic idea and yours looks great!
    2 replies | 52 view(s)
  • Jaurhead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    Jaurhead replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system in Halloween Props
    Getting the file to "travel" from channel to channel is not something I've been able to do successfully in any audio editing software. I'm sure I'm doing it wrong, but all I've ever been able to come up with is stereo panning from left to right, and that was with Sony Vegas Pro a few years ago. JW is right, getting it to play back in surround is another hurdle that is usually only doable with an AVR (audio/video receiver). I have a 7.2.4 home theater system at home, but I still wouldn't be...
    3 replies | 57 view(s)
  • CH31's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    welcome! i cant wait to see some of your builds!
    1 replies | 21 view(s)
  • ryanlamprecht's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Yes, I have one neighbor who does sort of big-ish, but nothing compared to what we do. Wish they all would go big.
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • cmerli's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    There are people on the blocks on either side of us that have significant Halloween decorations. They are also both huge Christmas decorators. Both were here before I arrived and both have commented how impressed they are with mine but they have not upped their game yet. A few other houses on these adjacent streets have started more decorations and even a couple of my neighbors have accepted that they are going to get more TOTs so they are getting more candy and putting out some decorations....
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • InIrons's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Don't forget to use lighting... Various color lights against your wall and doorway can impact a set very well.. I was told use red foreground and blue background lighting Sorry for some reason the picture is rotated 90 degrees
    5 replies | 105 view(s)
  • JW Halloween's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    JW Halloween replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system in Halloween Props
    I think you are going to have trouble finding a "cost effective" 5.1 system. I am a big fan of good quality audio for my Halloween props and tend to go overboard. I would recommend something that has at least 50 watts/channel. Unfortunately a 5.1 audio system like this is not something that the "normal" person :) uses for a Halloween prop so you may need to investigate getting a regular 5.1 home theater receiver. Here is one on Amazon for less than $200:...
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  • wackychimp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    Yes. I've been doing it for 10+years and in the last 3-4 years a lot more people have been decorating. It's really great to see it catching on! I'm sort of central to the neighborhood so we get a lot of foot traffic. Our back yard neighbors are big into Christmas lights (like the music synced shows) and they've started doing Halloween too. Then the people across from them started to do more! Last year there was a great veil of fog from all of the foggers in our area (we always pray for no...
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • CarolPerez's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    I have been decorating for Halloween for about 15 years getting bigger and hopefully better each year. I am the only house the decorates probably within a 10 block radius, I have people that come by year after year to see what new feature I have put out. I too live on a school bus route, and I see kids look out the windows as the bus drives by. I usually get less than 25 Tot’s each year, because I live toward the bottom of the street and no one at the top decorates.
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • welwell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    My name is Bill Elwell. I am 73 years old, an Electronic Engineer, and have been prop building since the 1970's. I have a wonderful workshop and many hobbies. Some of my props have been featured in Nuts and Volts and Servo magazines. I just recently 'yanked' myself into the 21st century by building myself a 3d printer and acquired a large laser (150w). I have a new channel on Youtube that you may want to check out. I just put most of the videos on today (May 22,2019). The channel is...
    1 replies | 21 view(s)
  • ozaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    ozaz replied to a thread Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software in Halloween Props
    Yes, Vixen and xLights are primarily for lighting, but will do servos as well. Routines in xLights can be uploaded onto a Pi which could control DMX devices and servo controllers as well as output video. Gil, one of the programmers of xLights has incorporated skulltronix and similar moving skulls and it can also import VSA files. This is a video demonstrating the skull model and VSA import That...
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  • J-Man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    J-Man replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system in Halloween Props
    Behringer makes some good products for multi-channel audio. The info here may help out.
    3 replies | 57 view(s)
  • nightbeasties's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    THANK YOU for that. Looks like you got a lot of ideas from this. My first thoughts: Add straps and electrodes for old school electro-shock therapy. A Frankenstein's monster kind of thing. Alien Autopsy
    13 replies | 390 view(s)
  • Hearthfire's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    I have been thinking about Halloween so much already this year! I can tell it's gonna be bad for my hubby. I have Boneys still in original boxes. I even have some of the original metal haunted houses that are enormous too. My current living situation is too small to enjoy all my spoils as I'd like but I'm hoping that will change soon. Lots of changes needed in my life but my love for Halloween isn't one of them. I have honestly been dreaming of catching the good stuff early!
    11 replies | 472 view(s)
  • Witches of Weston's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    I've been trying for 4 years to get neighbors involved with no luck. So each year I try and make my haunt bigger. There are some around the neighborhood who decorate but kids usually have to be driven. My neighbors just suck.
    21 replies | 757 view(s)
  • J-Man's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    J-Man replied to a thread Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software in Halloween Props
    Plug-ins allow Vixen to control a variety of devices. I use Vixen for servo control with the EFX-TEK HC-8.
    5 replies | 95 view(s)
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