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  1. We are going live!

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Dear Community Members, Today is the migration day! We are almost at the starting line and really excited for you to experience the new community platform. As a reminder, the site will be put into maintenance and read only mode while the migration is underway until completion. We will post a...
  2. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  3. Mechanical: Flying reaper help needed

    Halloween Props
    I'm sure most of us have seen the flying reaper scare on You Tube. I know he used fishing line and a hexacopter. I want to do This same scare on a much lower level; using a premade lightweight ( 4oz.) Reaper decoration. I am sure I won't need a $1000 hexacopter for his stunt . What would be...
  4. 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...
  5. Scene Setter -- Police Line Up - Photo Op

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    One year when I was thinking about doing a murder scene theme for my haunt (and know some of you plan for murder mystery parties so posting here as a result), I was looking at different ready-made police line up scene setters to use. Kind of hate spending a lot of money on stuff like this for...
  6. Other My Nightmare before Christmas Zero Dog house

    Halloween Crafts
    Ok since i did nightmare before Christmas as my Christmas theme i needed a Zero dog house . This was my first big project with foam there is some things i will change if i do another one lol one thing is take better step by step pics but i think you will get the idea first i used a hot...
  7. Laser Swamp Effect for $3.00

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    This is a laser swamp test that I put together using a green laser pointer that I bought on Ebay for around $2 mixed with a "line" laser lens that I got from a red line laser module (also on Ebay) for 58 cents. in the future I will probably try to see what adding mirrors will do to amplify the...
  8. Other: Line Entertainment Tricycle

    Halloween Props
    Custom Trike for Attraction Line Entertainment Estimated ETA: June Current: awaiting axle 36' Axle w/ 20" Tires -Delivered 20" Tires -Possible front end Electric Tire Bench Seat Battery Air Reservoir w/quick connect -sneak up scares would be difficult...
  9. Long time haunter and ex F/X guy

    Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, I have been doing home haunts for a long time. In my former life I was an F/X artist for a bunch of films in the 90's - early 2000's; I worked on makeup F/X and animatronics for Starship Troopers, Blade, Mimic, Alien Resurrection, 300, etc. If you have any questions about...
  10. Hey Kid! You Forgot Your Candy!

    General Halloween
    Heh heh heh First year for placing this AtmosfearX little girl in a window very close to where the TOT's line up for treats. Ran the audio to an even closer speaker. One kid screamed and ran all the way back to the road!
  11. HD Skeleton Horse Help

    Halloween Props
    For those with the Home Depot Skeleton horse with the saddle and a rider, how are you getting the Skelton rider to stay on the saddle? For the last 2 years, I have used fishing line in all sorts of ways to make it stay, even then a small breeze causes it to topple over. Any insight and...
  12. Static: This is the best Dementor I've seen!

    Halloween Props
    And I'm gonna get brave! I wanna hang this from the tree, and run back fishing line puppetry to make him "look" and "reach" for people! https://youtu.be/SD1GVW_dRXE?list=FLk_5WOEsOBDx9Mi4SVxKjYw I absolutely MUST get started...... maybe a fogger from his mouth???
  13. Spirirt has no spirit.

    General Halloween
    A month or so ago I asked a sales person at the local Spirit if I could put up a flyer looking for haunt volunteers. She said OK . Came back last week after no response and was told District manager said Take it down. So I said "I guess Spirit wants our money but doesn't want to support the...
  14. Static: Throne of Bones V2

    Halloween Props
    So I'm revamping my Throne of Bones for this year. I do a photo op in front of my yard for the ToTs. The line actually gets pretty long, since they have time to stroll around our cul-de-sac. This year I'm adding more bones all over, and I'm debating how to paint it. I was thinking gloss black...
  15. Gargoyle Doorbell Pedestal

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hey Haunters! I found these awesome doorbells that poke your finger at CVS this year and just HAD to turn them into something cool. I used a sound activated gargoyle to make this prop animated when you press the button. I think it's gunna get a lot of people off guard in my interactive queue...
  16. Building Strait Even Fence

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    So a few years ago when I first built a fence for my hard i struggled to keep everything strait and even. It took some thought but I created this item to help me build consistent fencing every time. It was build with 5 pieces of 5 foot long boards (I cut them CRUDELY down to 4 feet to be...
  17. Line Scare Ideas

    General Halloween
    hey everyone! I do a walkthrough and a yard haunt every year. Usually I'm one of the line actors so I can see whats going on and fix anything that breaks during the night. I plan on wearing painters coveralls with a zombie chest piece for my nuclear meltdown theme this year. In the past Ive...
  18. Department 56 Question

    General Halloween
    I don't collect Dept 56 but I think I need the Addams Family items this year. I was just wondering what's the best (and/or cheapest ;) ) retailer to purchase this stuff from. I see it's more pricey than the Spooky Town line in Michaels, is it better quality? Thanks!
  19. Electronic/Software: Projecting near a fence line

    Halloween Props
    I am just curious, on outside projection, which I have never done before....what about if you have fences? I live in a community with decent sized lots and my projection has always been indoors. I kind of would like to do some type of hollusions outside, but what do you do if you have a fenced...
  20. halloween 2017: one for the record books

    General Halloween
    tonight was a halloween i'll never forget. last year (our first year in a new house) we didn't get any ToTers. in fact, where i lived the few years before that, i really didn't get any either. i went to my mom and dad's a time or two on halloween night, and they get quite a few (~70-80 usually)...
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