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  1. DJ Lights for lighting up trees

    General Halloween
    A few years ago when I attended Nightmare New England (pro haunt attraction), they lit up a section of trees with a very cool lighting effect. I'll briefly describe it but I doubt I'll be able to find the device that produced it. It would shoot random white points of light at the canopy and then...
  2. AtmosFearFX - 1/2 off on Eerie Eyes: Spooky Eyes projection

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Not seeing a banner for the new weekly sale yet but in looking through some of the projection titles saw that Eerie Eyes Collection's Spooky Eyes projection is 1/2 off (was 5.99, now 3.00). Not sure how long this price is good for as it seemed to be an unadvertised item at this point...
  3. 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...
  4. Other: "Skinning" Forms?

    Halloween Props
    Hi y'all! I saw a post on here about a haunted tree, and at some point in the photo gallery, he said he "skinned" it with 1 mil plastic. Does anyone know what that means? I've been looking online for a hint, but I've come up with nothing.
  5. Anyone in the Chicago area ever visit Ahlgrim Funeral Home?

    General Halloween
    I saw them mentioned on the net - seem to enjoy macabre aspects of their profession...even to the point of having a haunt-themed miniature golf course in the basement under the funeral home! But don't worry, they strictly forbid playing while a funeral is going on upstairs...
  6. 2019 Midwest Haunters Convention

    Midwest Haunters Convention
    I just saw that the Midwest Haunters Convention is going to be in Chicago this year, this should be an interesting change? The Pre-convention bus tours will be different! I just wonder how people are going to react, I have a feeling some are going to like the move while others are going to...
  7. Airbrush Tombstones

    Halloween Props
    I’m thinking about getting a airbrush unit for doing tombstones and a few other items. Up to this point I have been using tinted Drilock and washing a paint over that. The problem is all the stones basically look the same. Any good techniques or tips of using a airbrush to add some character to...
  8. I need help finding this or knowing if it's coming back next year

    Wanted to Buy
    So I've been building a bigger and bigger pumpkin patch (all different sized fake lit up ones) for my yard haunt and the day after Halloween I see this beauty on clearance at HD. It's perfect for what I want, add some scarecrows, spot lights, tombstones........perfect. I don't know how I missed...
  9. Managing Yard walkers

    General Halloween
    So, I have been having more and more issues with people walking through the yard display to get pictures either with props or in my yard. If I had a section for that it's ok, and we will usually have one or two props easily accessible for this reason. However its getting worse over the years...
  10. Static: Last minute rush for 7'x8' garage door scrim???

    Halloween Props
    Sorry for the last minute, super specific issue, but.... I have a 3rd stall*** I'd like to project on to from behind. It will be cleaner and safer to back project than to put the projector out on the drive way. I am looking for a cheap and super easy way to set this up tonight. The door area...
  11. Prop Showcase: Ravenwood Asylum Cemetery Gates

    Halloween Props
    Well, it's taken a while but we've finally completed our cemetery gates..not really...nothing is EVER completed in our quest for an awesome Halloween display. But, I thought we had them to the point where I was ready to unveil them and show everyone. I'll post instructions on how these were...
  12. ToTs without costumes

    General Halloween
    Hi everybody! Sorry if this question was already raised, but how do you feel about ToTs (in my experience generally older) who come and ask for candies but they don’t have a costume or not even a mask or something? I don’t get too many, but they still annoy me a bit - I would like to tell...
  13. Static: Need Help: Home Depot Fire Dragon Assembly

    Halloween Props
    It's been raining nonstop here for weeks, now, and I'm so far behind it's just sad at this point. However, I thought if nothing else, I could get my giant fire dragon set up on the porch and hopefully that would build some momentum. ...except I can't get his dadgummed frakkin' lakkin' head to...
  14. Mechanical: Zultan transistor

    Halloween Props
    I'm hoping to find a transistor expert in here. I've got an old Zultan that we've had forever and we love. The Curtains stopped opening (common problem). Temporarily I wired them open, but now I'm trying to fix it. In chasing the lack of voltage getting to the motor I came across a...
  15. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  16. Tired

    General Halloween
    I swear we put so much effort into the month before October when it gets here I do not even have the will or energy to put the stuff out. At this point I am just over it all and not looking forward to this week actually putting everything out. I hope it is worth it.
  17. Static: Grim reaper & monster mud question

    Halloween Props
    For anyone who has built this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Mud-Reaper/ Can it be disassembled once the burlap has been Monster Mudded? Or is it pretty much a permanent statue at that point? Storage is limited so I make all my props so they can be broken down. If not, I may have...
  18. In Search of Barnyard Butcher

    Wanted to Buy
    I know this is a long shot, but I am looking for a Barnyard Butcher. It was sold at Spirit Halloween in 2013 I believe. I was hoping someone on here might be able to point me in a good direction to find one. Thank you for your time!
  19. October on the East coast - Advice, please!

    General Halloween
    2018 October on the East coast - Advice, please! So, I'm from Colorado and I've never spent Halloween outside of the state before. This year, I decided I'm going to spend Halloween with my boyfriend, who lives in Brooklyn. I've done some searches, but I'd like to hear from locals and people...
  20. New BIG SCARY SHOW: Cedar Point, Thom Matthews, Scare Documentary, more

    Announcements / Press Releases
    New BIG SCARY SHOW – EPISODE 167 – HAUNT SEASON/SCARE BEGINS!! Haunt Season has finally begun! Many haunts around the country are opening this weekend so get out and support your local haunts. Badger chats with Tony Clarke of Cedar Fair, about new changes to Cedar Point HalloWeekends, as well...
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