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  1. Haunted house on Google Maps

    General Halloween
    Anyone ever see their home on Google Maps and realize that the photo is from October?!?! I used GPS on my phone to check for traffic issues on my route home the other day and inadvertently found that the “Street View” for the area was taken in October! Excellent! For some extended time that will...
  2. MY life size music box dancers

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So several years ago my wife had the idea of having Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers in our display (both skeletons). Like most props I make it is my wifes idea that i make become reality. So here it is. Stared out with an octagonal frame that is 47.5" from point to point. Bottom layer...
  3. Neighbors who are complete A**holes

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Seems like there's always some complete A**hole in every sub. But why do they always end up being my neighbors? A few years ago we were fortunate to be able to by a house for my daughter while she attended college. It was a nice little house in a huge sub, but still close to campus. Almost...
  4. Electronic/Software: Inexpensive MP3 Player!

    Halloween Props
    In my quest for finding a reliable MP3 player that wasn't theft-prone (like the knock-off iPods all over eBay) but also wasn't super pricey, I stumbled upon this...
  5. Free Halloween Stuff for those in Denver - Moving, getting out of the haunt game

    General Halloween
    Hey all, It's been many years and I just haven't been into it lately. I'm moving to Texas and have quite a bit of gear to get rid of. If you live in Colorado and want it, you're more than welcome to it. I live in Parker and it will go to first come first serve. No I will not be posting a...
  6. vampire escape room

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Getting around to sorting through pictures, and it's time to post some from this year's Halloween puzzle room. books, boxes, letter, artifacts custom vampire hunter kit a clock for time keeping, and one of the puzzles some scary books people had to revive the rat didn't end up needing the...
  7. Mechanical: UK Monster-in-a-box

    Halloween Props
    Hi all, Halloween isn't as popular in the UK as it is in the US, but I'm hopefully going to change that over the next few years as I build my drive / front garden (yard?) display, well at least in my leafy part of West Sussex anyway. I have a lot of prop building experience (R2D2, 2 x Daleks...
  8. Red & Blue lighting - Need your help!

    General Halloween
    I'm already planning my yard display for next year and I really like this lighting trick I saw on Stiltbeast Studios youtube page So I want to make a bunch of props & signs that in blue light look somewhat friendly/normal, but in red light look super scary. For example: a large sign where...
  9. It was a "Halloween Miracle" - 2018 Photo Album

    General Halloween
    This year we came as close to getting rained out as ever before. It was beautiful weather for several days leading up to Halloween and was very nice that day until about 11:00 or 12:00. Then the rains came and it got cold. But the Halloween gods smiled upon us and about 1 hour before the...
  10. Best times to shop certain stores for Halloween for max discounts?

    General Halloween
    I am curious if there is a guide for the perfect time to hit the 50%+ discounts for many of the stores. I always hit Spirit November 1st. But what about places like Michael's which is sold out by Nov 1st, or Kirkland, or the big box stores? When are those perfect times without having to drive to...
  11. Electronic/Software: Audio for random props, media player?

    Halloween Props
    For those who have multiple sounds coming from multiple props, what are you doing? Not talking about custom programming all hooked up to computer, etc. Just want to add sound to 2-3 props and have the speaker right by that prop. For example my rocking chair that moves, I want to have a speaker...
  12. My 2017 Halloween Display

    General Halloween
    Hi, I never got around to posting my last years display. It went down well, got some nice comments on the night and even made a couple of kids run back to their parents crying. I know that sounds cruel, but secretly I was a little proud. Most the ToT's are small children dressed up, but I did...
  13. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  14. 16\32Ch Seq, AtmosFX, Total FX or Holograms

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello all. this may seem like a strange request but here it goes. I have been running a charity drive during my Halloween and Christmas shows for years. LOR sequences, Blowups, Blow-molds, 50,000+ lights, tons of homemade gizmos and a 120" movie screen. Long story short, I lost half of my...
  15. Electronic/Software: Windows FX Plus Series

    Halloween Props
    Hi Techies! How do you take the pre loaded videos on the projector and add them to a thumb drive? I have some extra videos on a thumb drive and the projector gives the option of either playing the pre loaded videos OR play those on the thumb drive. Thanks! This is a brand new system. There...
  16. Other: New Food Drive banner - Haunts Against Hunger

    Halloween Props
    The new banner to advertise the food drive came in and hopefully will help bring in donations on the big night. Does anybody else do a food drive as part of their haunt? I heard about Haunts Against Hunger about 5 years ago and joined up. Honestly there isn't much activity on their facebook...
  17. Need some vehicular advice.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    My son had his first accident last week (why I've been a little absent). He's fine and all, but I'm now in the market of a new car for 2 teenage boys to be driving... We liked the above aztec for it being AWD for our winters, handling like a car, but being a little bigger in case of said...
  18. Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton

    Halloween Props
    Been working on this aff and on for a couple of months now and finally got around to ordering a wiper motor and finishing it last week. I've never built one of these or worked with wiper motors before so I made a couple of mistakes in construction that caused me to have to disassemble the prop...
  19. Atmosphere Effects: Ambient sound for a Cemetery

    Halloween Props
    I have, in the past, used a Boom Box, concealed, by the Driveway to set the tone for TOT's approaching the house. For years we used the soundtrack from the old Roy Scheider movie, "Sorcerer", but it was so freaky a lot of smaller kids refused to come up the drive... And I can't say I blame them...
  20. Electronic/Software: ISO 16Ch LOR and some Video Props for our annual Charity Drive

    Halloween Props
    Hello all. I am writing this post in hopes of finding a kind soul that might share their 16 Channel LOR sequences or a copy of PSYCH WARD: D-BLOCK HALLOWEEN ANIMATRONIC PROP or any of the videos from this series. I have a rather large Halloween and Christmas setup I do each year. We do this as a...
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