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  1. Animating my Carnevil

    General Halloween
    Last year I did a Creepy Clown Carnival. It was mostly static because I got the wrong size motor for my wheel of death. This year I want to build a parachute drop ride with zombie babies riding on umbrella/parachutes. My issue is I can not find any plans or anyone who has attempted this. Has...
  2. Spider Hill's Leering Skeleton Plans!

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hi All, We get a lot of questions about building this prop so the last time we built one I made sure to document everything so I could make a complete set of plans to share. Feel free to download the file from our site. :) If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me and...
  3. 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...
  4. Mechanical: Advice for wiper motor and lateral motion

    Halloween Props
    I have this large wraith with outstretched hands, and I was thinking of hooking up a motor to thrust a zombie baby out of its abdomen in and out. This would be my first foray into DIY motor props and I could use some guidance. Take a look at the 14:14 mark of this video...
  5. A TOT "post mortem"

    General Halloween
    After a long hiatus, I finally got to participate in our neighborhood's TOT! This year I went with more of a Harvest theme with our decorations. Some corn stalks, a small pumpkin patch, and retro-inspired decorations. Amazingly nothing was stolen or vandalized, which was the cause for the...
  6. What is this strange obsession?!

    Member Introduction
    Hey there, Kaz here from Melbourne Australia. Have done a variety of parties over the years, but last year was our first bigger public trick or treat haunt. We had a zombie scare area, a blood room, a witches corridor and a child friendly glow in the dark radiation zone. Turns out more...
  7. Inked Magazine!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hi Ghoul Gang, I am a contestant in the 2018 Inked Cover Girl contest and would REALLY appreciate my Halloween community to vote for me! You can vote one time per day, each day...I really need this help so please vote and share on social (make sure you read my bio as I talk about my plans for...
  8. Greetings from Franklin, WI

    Member Introduction
    My name is Brent, I started a Halloween party this past year with some friends. What turned from being a couple of us going out to a party dressed up, ended up being a party with over 100 people invited. The weather made it somewhat of a lower turnout then we expected, but we still had a great...
  9. Dealing With Disappointment

    General Halloween
    It seems like every year there is some kind of snag that doesn't let me decorate the way I want. Last year we had lost my mother-in-law, my father-in-law had a serious stroke and I was dealing with some mild health issues. This year we've lost my father-in-law, I went back to college and I...
  10. HEY lurkers!

    General Halloween
    Time to come out of the shadows. Post a picture of some of your Halloween stuff, or about your plans, or anything Halloween related. Don't be shy! JOIN US!
  11. Other: Foam Columns

    Halloween Props
    I am making some foam columns to go out side with my scarecrow I have all the plans but one problem came up. how to I stop them blowing away? for the last 3 day we have had mild wind its also taking up my tombstones what can I do to secure them? they plans say to use lawnstakes but they well...
  12. Static: Mausoleum Plans

    Halloween Props
    All: We are hoping to build a mausoleum for this years haunt. Anyone have plans, advice, ideas, pics? I've seen folks use insulation panels to build walls before. What do you coat or paint them with? I've used stucco mud before on insulation but it tends to chip off. Any advice would be...
  13. Static: Pirate treasure prop

    Halloween Props
    just wanted to share if anyone plans on doing a treasure scene.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74mJyuaKiog
  14. From VA over here

    Member Introduction
    hey everyone, been involved in tons of forums, but this is my first Halloween and haunted house one. I want to eventually own my own haunted house one day. I have huge plans for it.
  15. Other: Yard Haunt - Layout Plans?

    Halloween Props
    Does anyone have yard haunt layout plans they could share? I am at least one year if not two away from trying to tackle a haunt. I have a decent sized double corner lot in the city, have fencing on all four sides with 3 gates. I think I could pull it off but don't know where to even start...
  16. Static: Cropper: Unorthodox "zombie" work in progress

    Halloween Props
    Cropper. 1. a person or thing that crops. 2. a person who raises a crop. 3. a person who cultivates land for its owner in return for part of the crop; sharecropper. 4. a plant that furnishes a crop. 5. a cloth-shearing machine. Idioms 6. come a cropper, Informal. a.to fail; be struck...
  17. Failed plans

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I'm sure this type of thing happens to us all. Have plans to build something but then something more important pops up. I had planned to start on the flying ghost build today but my dog changed those plans. She is 13 yrs old and starting to have skin issues. I made an appointment last week for...
  18. the app

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I don't have Internet at home right now and rely on my phone. The site is too much to handle on the phone and the app is no good. Are there plans for a better app situation?
  19. The Unorthodox 2016 project.

    Off-Topic Stuff
    So, since most of our intended project this year is being put on hold. Instead, we are looking at remodeling the house as a first option. Moving as a second. Didn't feel right to throw this stuff up in general, but still figured on documenting, so here we are. Unlike TK421, we're not...
  20. Static: Cemetery columns - anyone have plans to share?

    Halloween Props
    I've decided that I'm going to do some brick columns this year (with gates) to go with my existing fencing. Does anyone know of plans available for columns? I'm going to attach pink foam to the outside to make bricks. I tend to be good at the painting, weathering, etc. but as far as the...