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  1. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  2. Static: Pennywise (2017 version) head prop

    Halloween Props
    Last year, I got a last-minute idea to try and make a Pennywise head prop out of an extra styrofoam head I had at the house. Somehow in 7 years living at my house, I had never thought to incorporate the storm drain in front of my yard! Anyway, you don't need a drain, he looked pretty neat...
  3. Fog: Fog Distribution in Yard

    Halloween Props
    I know this topic has been beaten to death.....but I am trying to do something slightly different. Maybe some of you with extensive knowledge on airflow and pipe sizing may help. I have a chauvet 1600 fogger, plenty of fog, and good velocity coming out. I would like to create a grid system in...
  4. Red & Blue lighting - Need your help!

    General Halloween
    I'm already planning my yard display for next year and I really like this lighting trick I saw on Stiltbeast Studios youtube page So I want to make a bunch of props & signs that in blue light look somewhat friendly/normal, but in red light look super scary. For example: a large sign where...
  5. Any mishaps tonight?

    General Halloween
    As in your props malfunctioning? I had my main soundtrack for the 2nd year in a row issues. Tonight the CD's I made and tested were skipping like crazy. I tested them 2 weeks ago inside on the same bookshelf system and not one skip. Set it up outside and skipping for 2 hours..... I will take the...
  6. Fog: Underground fog dispersion system.

    Halloween Props
    Yes, that's right. Underground fog dispersion system. My daughter who works at a bowling alley got an industrial fogger. I mean this thing will fog a block in minutes. Question: I was thinking that I would bury PVC pipe in my yard with spouts that would break the surface in different...
  7. Other: halloween props vs the sprinkler system help

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone! I’m Abby from Chicago and I am hoping someone here can really help. I just bought a home that has a working sprinkler system. While digging around I was able to locate a few of the underground pipes. The pipes are similar to ½ inch PVC and maybe 8 inches under the grass. My...
  8. Dead Man Talking - Animated Skull

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/201896564578?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 A very unique high quality animated skull and table. I can email a video clip if you would like to see it in action. Inside the box the skull sits on is a sound system and computer (RAPU) to run the...
  9. 2016 pics - Ghostbusters

    General Halloween
    We did a Ghostbusters theme this year for our party and ToTing. Partygoers in front of our Marshmallow man. My wife and I ready to bust some ghosts, and friends from out-of-town. There was a breach in the Ghost Containment System! The Spectral Viewing Portal. In Case of Breach...
  10. Lighting: Authentic Lightening: Evolution

    Halloween Props
    {For the geeky, tech-saavy hanuter} For the last 10+ years I have been using a lightening effect whereby I drive an actual thunder SFX audio signal into the 0-10 volt trigger inputs of 750 watt strobes. I do big Halloween parties, not exterior home setups. The signature event is when the...
  11. If you are considering security cameras to watch your haunt and house....

    General Halloween
    Its really important to know what security cameras are actually capable of. Most people have a overly hopeful idea of what security cameras can actually capture when it comes to detail. Remember that all cameras look good in a well lit open store on a monitor. That's why its so important...
  12. Working Nightmare Before Christmas Countdown Clock

    Halloween Props
    I've been wanting to make a working countdown clock from The Nightmare Before Christmas for a while now, but I'm stuck on one part of the design and could use some input from you guys. My goal is I want to make the countdown part of the clock (### Days to Halloween) actually functional, but I...
  13. Fog: Anyone ever done a PVC fog system?

    Halloween Props
    Looking to make a PVC fog mist system for my cemetery. Making a grid with holes to act like a mist coming off the ground. Anyone ever make one that I can look at? Or anyone ever make one and have it not work and can give me pointers on it?
  14. Mp3 player with auto playback and loop

    Halloween Music
    Howdy folks. I am redesigning my sound system for next year. I have been searching for an MP3 player that plays tracks when power is applied and auto loops the track list. It can be a component system or better yet a receiver with those functions built in. Recommendations appreciated.
  15. sound system suggestions

    Halloween Music
    I need to put together a sound system to play some organ music (Disney haunted house). I plan on having 2 speakers and a sub-woofer placed inside the bottom section of the organ that I've animated. I'm looking for recommendations for an amp to drive the L+R channels plus interface to the sub...
  16. LED Set Up Stupid Question

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Ok so I have a stupid question on LED mini Spot set up. I have scoured the internet and this forum on LED mini spot setup and I am not seeing any other way than the rca jack plug and play system. only one problem to be had with that set up. I do not have any Raidio Shack (now Closed) or any...
  17. professional halloween realistic creature costume from gore galore

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Oversized Swamp Hag costume. Head and arm movement is amazing, and has a working jaw. One piece flame retardant costume. 9'tall, and includes stand for easy in and easy out. Perfect for any swamp, cave, witch scene,hayride,home haunt,etc.... Has Creature Cart system allows you to use as a 100%...
  18. Electronic/Software: Flickering LED light system update

    Halloween Props
    Here is a video showing my final setup for my flickering LED lights that I made this year! They worked out great and made life so much easier using these for everything instead of battery powered things all over the place. I will be adding more candles and pumpkins to the yard next on the system...
  19. Electronic/Software: Activating Multiple Props Remotely

    Halloween Props
    My haunt is evolving into one of audience participation and I need some help figuring out a good way to remotely trigger multiple props in the yard. I was thinking of having a low-tech, easy-to-use switch box on the porch, so friends can activate props in the yard 30 to 90 feet away...even...
  20. Prop Showcase: New ground breaker

    Halloween Props
    Finished him last night and left him on the coffee table to get my wife this morning. Sorry I can't post what her text was to me, I don't think the system will show it? But most of the words started with F
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