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  1. HELP? Song heard in Spirit store

    Halloween Music
    I overheard a great song while in Spirit today. I tried to remember as much of the lyrics as I could, however I only recall something to the effect of “the headless horseman, wandering jew, werewolf creatures....” Google isn’t helping. Where does Spirit get their playlists anyhow?
  2. Static: Cadaver tomb

    Halloween Props
    I wanted to have a simple shroud over my skeleton cadaver on this tomb. I know many people use monster mud to get the effect but that it is also fairly heavy. Since the shroud really will not be supporting any weight can I skip the joint compound?
  3. Prop Showcase: Hocus Pocus sketchbook

    Halloween Props
    Hi everybody! A while ago, my wife asked me if I could make a replica of the spellbook from the movie "Hocus Pocus". It shouldn't be just a prop, it also should be an actual sketchbook. I made a video of the entire build process, and managed to edit it into a 20-minute video: I used a kraft...
  4. Random ambient and sound effect player software

    Halloween Music
    Once upon a time I had a software audio player that let you give it a list of effects and a list of ambient files and it would play them. Some of the settings let you randomize the time between, left/right fade, volume, etc. I have not been able to find it again. Anyone here recall something...
  5. Static: Distressing a Shiny Plastic Cauldron

    Halloween Props
    I ordered a plastic cauldron online, but it just began to occur to me, that the effect won't seem as nice because of the shiny plastic look. Before I do anything else with it, I'm wondering if there is a way to make it look old and creepy first. I have seen the oatmeal posts, and honestly that...
  6. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

    Halloween Props
    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  7. Electronic/Software: Pirate sound effect

    Halloween Props
    Hi Everyone, i am looking to see if anybody has Pirate sound effects. looking for spoken words mainly, as I'm trying to program my talking skull. (Jolly Rodger) any help would be appreciated. Mike
  8. Atmosphere Effects: Need a Dolby ATMOS or DTS:X special effect sound file

    Halloween Props
    For our neighborhood haunted hay ride, I plan on staging my guest in the garage as they wait for their turn. I have plenty of speakers plus a spare subwoofer to setup a 7.1 sound system. So my idea is, just turn off the lights and play a short sound effect file with scary sound objects moving...
  9. Static: Over-sized Rubber Hammer/Mallet prop

    Halloween Props
    I can't recall the member here nor could I find the thread, but they made an awesome custom oversized rubber mallet/hammer. I decided to try my self and it's no where near as good as theirs, but it will serve the purpose I needed as a prop for my evil clown/carnival section. I used a wooden flag...
  10. Flame Effect Lightbulbs- Going fast!

    Halloween Props
    Just ordered two of these babies from Amazon: LED Flame Effect Light Bulb with 3 lighting modes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DCNRDTT Promo code: DEALCO15 takes it down to $8. I'm thinking I should have ordered half a dozen - but without knowing how they will perform and getting...
  11. Lighting: Prison searchlight effect

    Halloween Props
    Looking to add 2 lights to pan the que line area to replicate a prison searchlight. Anyone build something similar? Almost like a Pepper Ghost effect for a light. Other option is just a rotating led light on a dmx controller. Any suggestions or ideas???
  12. Other: Microphone effects?

    Halloween Props
    I had to replace the microphone I had for years. The new one does not have a built in echo feature like the old one did. Can anyone recomend a cheap effects box for a Halloween type microphone effect? Is a Mini Microphone Mixer with integrated echo effect what I'm looking for?
  13. Pneumatic: Looking for info on popping ghosts effect...

    Halloween Props
    as seen at the 6 minute mark in Brents video... I cant even come up with the name of the prop effect to search it.... lol any ideas?
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Fake fire using a mister test

    Halloween Props
    So I always wanted to build one of these. I was fascinated the first time I saw one. Problem is I am not handy with anything electrical. So I kept thinking what if I hacked one of those hanging faux cauldrons. I bought one this year at spirit and immediately went to see if I could use one to...
  15. Mechanical: Wet Spider Webs In The Face Effect - Simple & Effective

    Halloween Props
    A number of years ago, when I ran my haunt, I created a very simple but outstanding effect. I used monofiliment fishing line that went through small holes in CPVC 1/2" water line. Pieces of line varied in length and were spaced about 6" apart on the water line. The water line was gravity fed...
  16. Static: Cannon Blast

    Halloween Props
    Playing around with some ideas for a realistic cannon blast for my Pirate Cannons. Tried a small roman candle strategically placed inside the barrel. Love the effect, but unfortunately there's no way this is ToT'er safe/friendly.
  17. Other: Has anyone tried a projection Spell Book?

    Halloween Props
    Hi Guys, So this effect in a witch scene would be awesome. Obviously it would be very easy to accomplish if I had the correct video. I don't see anything on youtube. Some animated pages of a spell book flipping open continuously would look great. Here is a version that a person flips throgh...
  18. Atmosphere Effects: Dragon Roar

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone know of a good sound effect track for a dragon breathing fire? I am trying to create an affect where keyed to the sound track lights and smoke will simulate the dragons breath. Most of what I have been able to locate has music combined and I only want the effect. Thanks
  19. Halloween Prop Effect Wooden door becomes transparent to reveal props / actor - $99

    For Sale By Merchants
    Halloween effect like the professionals use. Durable banner type material 52" by 96" with high resolution digitally printed antique door image will transform your home this Halloween. Very easy to do and setup but super cool effect. You will have all the neighborhood kids running. Light the...
  20. New Singing Pumpkins Effect for 2017 now available!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hey haunters! We have a brand NEW Singing Pumpkins Effect available for 2017! "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell is NOW AVAILABLE! Watch the video below and visit our website to order it TODAY!
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