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  1. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  2. 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...
  3. Jack the Ripper theme

    General Halloween
    Hey everyone, we're in the planning stages of our haunt this year. We're thinking about doing a Jack the Ripper theme. There isn't a whole lot out there that I can find of other haunts doing this theme. I have spoken to a few folks though, and if anyone HAS done a Jack the Ripper theme, I'd love...
  4. Hearse rental?

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Just starting to plan our Vampire Funeral theme this year, and I'm wondering... Is it possible to rent a hearse for an evening? I'd love to have this in the driveway when guests arrive, in front of my garage-door-turned-wall-crypt. Have any of you done this? Where do you rent from...a...
  5. Lighting: 2018 House and yard setup

    Halloween Props
    It's my second year decorating at our new house. We don't get any TOT's since we live on a main road, but we do get a lot of cars driving by and slowing down. I have have two projectors running: second floor is a ghost bride loop and the first floor is a loop of sirens and wraiths. We have a...
  6. Fryght Manor 2018

    General Halloween
    Things are starting to ramp up. As some of you know, I maintain a pumpkin patch in my backyard. This year I am really emphasizing my pumpkin display near my front door. I pretty much have my pumpkins set-up, now I just need to scary it up a little with lights and spiders. My goal is to get this...
  7. Hello!

    Member Introduction
    I've been a Halloween fan since I could walk (like most people here I guess) along with horror movies, books, etc. I pleaded with my dad for years to let me open a haunt on our 30 acre farm back in the 80's but he had some reservations about me rigging my brothers and sister up on guide lines...
  8. Mechanical: Multi-Prop remote from Spirit- Can this be hacked?

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone purchased or researched the multi-prop remote from spirit? I saw this yesterday, it works by plugging this into the prop and placing on the try-me setting. You can then trigger them remotely with an a-d button option. This would be interesting to me if the remote could be hacked and...
  9. Replacing step pad with HF PIR driveway alert

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I have been searching and reading on the forum for a while now and I found how to use the HF driveway alert to trigger sound activated props and also infrared activated props but I'm not exactly sure how to wire from PIR driveway alert to the step pad plug . Could someone please help with this ...
  10. Great Gatsby / Roaring 20's Party

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    I am doing something a bit different this year and leaving the gore behind. Each year we have a theme party that is announced the previous year and this year will be a Great Gatsby Party. I am working in the phrase “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” and possibly will have a few of the...
  11. Want to make dinosaur tracks. Need advice.

    General Halloween
    Help! I've decided I'd like to add dinosaur tracks to my haunt and looking for a good way to do it that won't damage our driveway, travertine pavers and lawn. My plan would be to make a template out of some foamboard or large poster board stock using the feet of my HD and Walmart dinosaurs for...
  12. 'tis the season

    General Halloween
    i've never made tombstones, but in the past i've often used the cheap foam tombstones that are about a foot or so tall that you get at dollar tree or other places. i told my wife recently that i wasn't going to use those anymore because they don't stand up and they break and they're generally...
  13. Prop Showcase: 2017 Outdoor Haunts....lets see them!!!!

    Halloween Props
    I'll get the ball rolling this season. I put my outside stuff out last weekend, and have been tweaking it here and there ever since (I can't leave well enough alone) :D. I think I got carried away taking pictures, so sorry about the abundance of them. As you can see below I don't have the...
  14. The Rules

    General Halloween
    I just wanted to start a fun discussion about the house rules for Halloween decorations. As laid out for me by my wife: The decorations must be stored in the storeroom in the basement. It is a fairly large room and I am ok with that since I could easily see it getting out of control...
  15. A Hallowe'en Wish

    General Halloween
    Everybody has a Christmas Wish. A foot of fresh snow, good health, World Peace, an AK-47, whatever. But what about a Hallowe'en Wish? my wish would be to have Criss Angel doing his Mind Tricks in the Driveway or the Cemetary. Visitors would NEVER forget that. What about you guys?
  16. help me Hack my driveway alarm...

    REQUEST FOR TUTURIALS GO HERE
    I built a Ground breaker zombie with a Shiatsu massager and I have been controlling it with a remote outlet for the last couple of years. I would like to use the PIR from the HF driveway alarm to trigger the outlet. They are both using 433 Mhz (i think), but the remote outlet is marked Channel...
  17. Static: projecting onto the ground?

    Halloween Props
    since our dog likes to chew things up, i'm going to limit my outdoor decorations, but i do want a couple of things outside that would be attention grabbers, mostly for our party. i thought about glowing or lighted skulls on posts of some kind flanking the driveway, and i also thought about...
  18. Quick and Easy Way To Make Sound Activated Props Work as Motion Activated

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Extremely Simple PIR Prop Trigger Version 3 About three years ago I posted a tutorial on how I use a PIR driveway alert to trigger props that use a sound sensor for their trigger. That tutorial was very basic and described only using the driveway alert right out of the box to trigger sound...
  19. No Yard, Have Driveway, Advice Please?

    General Halloween
    So, the long story short is that my boyfriend and I had to move in with his parents after our landlord unexpectedly sold our house out from underneath us. We're talking to a lawyer but that's not the point of this post. We're gonna be here for at least a few more months and my not mother-in-law...
  20. Electronic/Software: Harbor Freight Driveway Alert On Sale Now

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone. For those of you who, like me, use a lot of the driveway alerts to trigger props I want to let you know that Harbor Freight has them on sale for $10.99 through January 31st. These driveway alerts do have some limitations and down sides but for me they are a great alternative to...
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