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  1. Best How-Tos on Scaring Party Guests

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    We've been hosting adult-only Halloween parties for years and have not been able to get in enough scares! We are looking to up our game this year to the max!!! We do a good job putting guests on edge with creepy lighting, sounds, and decor; sometime even paying a few people to help us with the...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. It was a "Halloween Miracle" - 2018 Photo Album

    General Halloween
    This year we came as close to getting rained out as ever before. It was beautiful weather for several days leading up to Halloween and was very nice that day until about 11:00 or 12:00. Then the rains came and it got cold. But the Halloween gods smiled upon us and about 1 hour before the...
  5. Other: Barnyard nitemares

    Halloween Props
    We opened the haunt to the public last weekend (Friday,Saturday Sunday) for the first time. Some may recall that it was open for a party 2 years ago and then sat last year due to other commitments of the owner. Here's a video taken on Saturday night. This was later in the evening when a couple...
  6. NEW 2018 PRODUCT RELEASE from Haunt Hobbyist: PEECAN

    For Sale By Merchants
    NEW PRODUCT RELEASE FOR 2018: THE PEECAN The Peecan is a handheld noisemaker for actors. Sounds that are common or recognizable are not scary, like yelling for example. That is why we designed the Peecan to make a unique sound that will startle your guests because they will not know what it...
  7. 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...
  8. Cameras to film visitors at night

    General Halloween
    Hey all, been a while. I want to get a low cost camera to mount and film the visitors scares at my house this year. Plug in with night vision that records to an SD card is preferred. Anyone got some recommendations? Thanks
  9. 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...
  10. Other: How to put together Circus/Carnival theme while using previous props?

    Halloween Props
    So I really want to do a carnival/circus/sideshow theme. I think I figured out how to do a circus tent in a semi-affordable way. I have a 3 axis skull/skeleton. I'm thinking just swapping out his script and dressing him up as a sideshow barker. "Step right up, step right up, come see the...
  11. Most Memorable Childhood Scares?

    General Halloween
    Either real life or on the screen - what are your most memorable childhood spooky scares? Mine were both little kid scares - maybe around age six or seven. Real Scare: We had one of those life-size walking dolls that for some reason stood in the far corner of an upstairs hallway. If I had to...
  12. Hello from AZ

    Member Introduction
    Hi, This will be the 3rd year my wife and I have put on a home haunt in AZ. It's an ambient haunt, which means we have little to no jump scares. The first year we did this for a HW costume party, but last year we opened up the house for walk-throughs on HW night. We had over 500 people walk...
  13. Putting the TRICK back in Trick-Or-Treat!

    General Halloween
    I want to play a few harmless tricks on my TOTs this year. Gotta earn that candy somehow ;) My house is going to be covered in spiderwebs so I'm thinking of hanging clear strings from the ceiling of my porch to brush against them. My other thought was a jumping or remote controlled spider to...
  14. Static: Plasticorpsing!

    Halloween Props
    Plasticorpsing: an effect so realistic it even scares other skellies!
  15. Road's End/Eerie Manor 2016; A build thread

    General Halloween
    2016 is the third year I have teamed up with my good friend and fellow haunter and forum member, Mark (lewlew). We have started on the haunt build and wanted to show some of the progress. We mock up the structure in a large warehouse, allowing us to work inside, set the entire thing up, place...
  16. real halloween scares

    General Halloween
    Ok, so this didn't happen on Halloween exactly, but the next day. I was putting away all my props, and in a tree, I had several plastic dolls I had distressed and hung. I was inspired by the island of the dolls on Mexico. As I started taking things out of the tree, I began to hear muffled...
  17. Ghost Adventures

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    Has anyone else been disappointed in this season's Ghost Adventures program? Seems like all they have done is re-hash old episodes with the people who were involved. No new sites and scares. I usually love that show, but it's been real ho hum lately. Have I missed something?
  18. Pneumatic: autopsy table woman

    Halloween Props
    I was looking on youtube for animated Halloween props and animatronics and stumbled upon this prop what do you guys think? This one would probably get a few scares?
  19. Woman in Black II

    General Halloween
    The trailer looks super scary. That clip with the nurse in the hospital ward made me jump even though I knew it was coming. So anybody else looking forward to it? Think it will be all jump scares and short on plot since they are no longer tied to the book?
  20. Other: Who else is still working on stuff?

    Halloween Props
    I have two stones to finish up, my fence to paint and one more zombie to put together. I don't put stuff out till like a week before so I still have time, but 18 days kinda scares me :eek: