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  1. Static: Pirate ship and all things Pirates

    Halloween Props
    Setting up a pirate themed room next year in our towns big haunted house. Need ideas on a realistic pirate ship, about 8-10 feet long max. Also any decorating ideas all being pirate related. Already have a hammock and jail planned. Interested in seeing photos of all your past pirate haunts...
  2. 2018 Longhill Cemetery Maze Walk Through

    General Halloween
    Did a dry run walk tonight. Had massive failures with my jump scare props this year so it isnt as scary as was planned. https://youtu.be/-TE3NwuIYeg
  3. Halloween Party 2018

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    How did you parties turn out? Ours was Saturday and it poured down rain. Our turn out wasn't what we hoped with 9 of our "Yeses" not showing up and none of our 11 maybes. So we planned for turn out in the mid twenties including us and ended up with 14. But it's not the first year we have had a...
  4. Static: Covering Anamatronics in rain

    Halloween Props
    I have a few store bought animated props I was looking forward to setting out for my haunt on Halloween. Had a great plan and bought 2 new ones with the said plan in mind. However there is now a 50% chance of rain on Halloween night, and I need to cover at least a couple of them. Will covering...
  5. Pneumatic: Skeleton Pop-up Prop

    Halloween Props
    I would like to show my Halloween 2018 prop I've been working on. It's a pneumatic stand up skeleton controlled by an Arduino. It's triggered by a laser trip wire, though I'm might change it back to PIR The eyes and ribs flashing is to let me know when the program is finished, so that might...
  6. I think I've found my family

    Member Introduction
    I'm so thrilled to be part of a board full of people who understand Halloween like I do - its a lifestyle choice! :D I've already got a halfway to Halloween event planned with my friends next month in which we will decide on costumes, food, drink and events for our actual Halloween party in October!
  7. Planned Obsolescence

    General Halloween
    I wanted to hear what some of you fellow haunters think of my planned ending for having a haunt. I'll be doing a pirate theme this year and next year is my youngest daughter's choice for theme. 2018 will be the last year (it will have been 6 years in total). I enjoy putting it on with my...
  8. Pneumatic: Pneumatic Grave Pop Up

    Halloween Props
    While I still have to plumb the pneumatics, I have otherwise finished our pneumatic Grave Popper for this year's display. A much bigger investment of time than I had originally planned, but I think it will be worth the time spent on it.
  9. dealing with a pet during the party

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    my wife and i just moved into a new house, and we inherited tucker, a ~1 year old boxer/husky mix. (he's an outside dog and the previous owners were moving to a place that couldn't have outside dogs due to HOA restrictions.) tucker is very friendly, and other than cats, he doesn't really bark...
  10. Novemberween Begins!

    General Halloween
    Novemberween is the month-long holiday celebration that follows October and the traditional Halloween. Its purpose is to allow you to do a bunch of things you just weren't able to get around to in October, because you were so busy doing other things. You may want to bake some pies. You may...
  11. So who is setting up this weekend?

    General Halloween
    First weekend of October is here! I'll be starting to get things out in the yard this afternoon if things go as planned. But who am I kidding? Things never go as planned, do they? ;) When my husband gets home in a couple of hours, we're going to try to get my new crypt wall up and the fence...
  12. 20 days out. What have you done or plan on doing?

    General Halloween
    Well into October now. What Halloween/Fall events has everyone done so far or plan on doing? So far this season we have taken the kids on a haunted hayride and took our trip to the pumpkin patch. We did one of the Fall festivals at the end of September. Tonight we are going on our cities Ghost...