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  1. Mechanical: Help with cauldron creep head movement

    Halloween Props
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: https://youtu.be/dUAD_fsq1fA I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My...
  2. Mechanical: Living Tombstone WIP inspired by Paul Kreutz

    Halloween Props
    Started building my Living Tombstone inspired by Paul Kreutz. Taking a bit of a different approach. Stone is 1-1/2" pink styro with 1/4" luan ply backing. I'm using a 1/4" rod end to attach the mannequin face to the stone's backing. A 10" round piece of luan will get glued to the back of...
  3. the nun movie and a few cool ideas for halloween

    General Halloween
    I freakin loved this movie.I thought it was good from the very start to the very end. I did buy the animated nun prop from party city and really was pleased with her. The movie is filled with halloween ideas but this one scene is super simple and to me would be erie.I couldnt find the exact...
  4. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  5. Deathlord's Air Trigger

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the "spirit" of Freddie's Girl's Obelisk build file, I'd like to post up a lost how-to from Death Lord's site which is no longer online. This is Death Lord's Air Trigger, the text is the exact text from his how-to: In November of 2002 I decided to develop an air cannon using a washing...
  6. Road's End Eerie Manor 2018

    General Halloween
    Our 5th annual haunt collaboration. Close to 800 visitors over three hours. Lots of great scares and screams. Our crew did an outstanding job as always. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/embed/A-tlc31S7fI?fbclid=IwAR3FvLdJfLf1sMu2CWlrVVALST8jPm3jENdd6eXHppyiWsdU85W4YX2SnF8
  7. Tombstone Flipper, Spinner Follow-Up

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In the summer I posted two proof-of-concept videos about pneumatic props that could switch back and forth between being Christmas or Halloween decorations. I wanted them for a "Christmas vs. Halloween" display during trick-or-treat. I thought I should show the end result--not great but...
  8. Lighting: Custom Lighting for Outdoor Signage - How To?

    Halloween Props
    Howdy Folks! This is my first post in what feels like eons (on a new account, no less).... and I'm so glad to see this community is still THRIVING, even during the off-season! I've tasked myself with an elaborate project for next year, and it involves something I have little experience with...
  9. Hello! 1st Time Haunter Intro

    Member Introduction
    Howdy -thought I'd introduce myself before seeking help on my Prop project 1st Time Ranch Of Horror Employee here Location: Turlock, CA aka Central Valley California Horror fan since birth Was convinced to audition as a Halloween Maze Cast Member. Now Sad all the years I lost. 18yrs to...
  10. Halloween Decorations Yard Display - Boddy Creek Manor

    General Halloween
    My outside walkthrough. I took this video at the very end of the night after all the halloween party people left and we were already starting to put things away (which is why you can see some boxes in the garage - where we had a food display). Also, the area outside the garage is a little...
  11. Static: Would you pay $100

    Halloween Props
    Would you pay $100 for a full bodied female mannequin? An extremely old and established high end ladies clothing boutique is closing due to retirement. 4 generations have owned and managed it and they are finally done. I was in today looking around and asked about the mannequins, which they...
  12. 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...
  13. Evil Eye Pelt Thing

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    When I built our new witch hut I cut pieces of the side panels from our old one to create "pelts" that look like dried or tanned skins with human body parts embedded in them. I've had many questions and requests for tutorials on them, but since they were salvaged from an older work I don't...
  14. Lighting: Just got Mini Ghostlights from Halloween FX Props

    Halloween Props
    These are like amazing lights to light up your props or haunt. They are small 12V LED lights, different colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and White... They are constructed with a metal body (anodized aluminum most likely) these lights are practically indestructible -- I mean if you drop it or it...
  15. 2018 Video Party Game- End of the world theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Every year I make a video game that plays during our Halloween party that guests can play whenever they want. I have it on loop on my living room tv and they can pickup a game sheet and start playing. You can use this video too if you would like for your party. Usually the winner gets a prize...
  16. Hello from Oklahoma!

    Member Introduction
    I've been lurking for a while but finally settled on a username and decided to join. This year I decided to go much bigger on my yard, I'm working on a somewhat realistic giant spider with a 12' legspan and a creeper. I have a fairly small yard, so I'm limited on how much I can add, but if I end...
  17. Hello from Alberta, Canada!

    Member Introduction
    Been lurking here for awhile and decided to sign up so I could maybe post some of my stuff for Halloween. Been doing yearly haunts now with about half a dozen animatronics. I never seem to leave myself enough time to do the custom builds but it all works out in the end and the kids love it. Will...
  18. GrandinRoad Halloween Sale 20% plus Free Ship - Exp. 10/8

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    GrandinRoad has a Halloween Sale on right now through Monday, 10/8 @ 11:59pm ET. 20% off plus Free Shipping. Code is SETSALE. A number of items are already sold out and some items remaining are already reduced so this sale would be on top of the lower prices. Only exclusion for halloween items...
  19. Let's See Your Front Yard

    General Halloween
    Let's see them!!! Just in case you are not aware.....................Halloween 2018 is around the corner! Here is mine... Every year is a different theme for me to keep things interesting. Went with a retirement senior living sort of decor. I will keep adding to this until the end of the...
  20. Other Halloween Soldering Kits

    Halloween Crafts
    If you like to solder and want some simple kits to practice with, or you're teaching someone else to solder, these Halloween-themed soldering kits are really cool. There's a ghost kit, a pumpkin light kit, and a flashlight (which would be great to take trick-or-treating). I did a video to show...
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