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  1. ALL NEW HAUNTCAST EP. 77 Available Now!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    NEW HAUNTCAST Episode 77: Bat Guano Loco - featuring Michael 'MJ' Jonathan of Legends of the Fog haunt, Nathan Fronczak of Slaughterhouse Studios, and music from BAT!. PLUS: News From Beyond with Jeff Jeffrey Doan, Something Wicked with Ed Gannon, The Darkest Web with Morbid Mariah, Shocktails...
  2. NEW HAUNTCAST Episode 76: Home Brewed

    Announcements / Press Releases
    HEAR YE, HEAR YE. NEW HAUNTCAST IS HERE! Episode 76: Home Brewed - featuring Melissa Thompson, Preston & Diane Meyer of Rotten Apple 907 haunt, Kyle Thompson of Midnight Studios FX, and music from Radon. PLUS: News From Beyond with Jeff Doan, Something Wicked with Ed Gannon, The Darkest Web with...
  3. Lighting: Changing portraits lighting question?

    Halloween Props
    I want to light my Haunted Mansion portraits with an external light, then also have the internal lights that give them the changing portrait effect light up via a lighting controller soundtrack, can this be done by using a prop controller such as a picoboo or arduino? As of now I have just...
  4. How does everyone protect their extension cords from the rain?

    General Halloween
    This is a really sad post! Due to the extreme wet weather in TX, I have not been able to put up my yard and it is the 26TH!!! :mad::mad::mad: It will be dry for the next few days , so am going to get the yard up over the weekend - HOWEVER there is a chance of Thunder storms on Halloween. How...

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Episode 73: Klaatu Barada Nikto - featuring prop master Evil Ted Smith of The Evil Ted Channel, Evil Dead 2 replica cabin builders Steve & Don Doleshal of Jack's Hollow, and music from Nox Arcana's Buzz-Works album House of Nightmares. PLUS: Mad Props for Props, Something Wicked with Ed Gannon...
  6. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

    Halloween Props
    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  7. Lighting: Thunder & Lightning Machine - in Australia (240v)?

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone, I've left my Halloween preparations late this year (thanks, life) but I'm really hoping to finally get a good solution for a thunder and lightning machine. Every year I spend hours searching the internet, and every year I give up in dismay. I'd like a thunder & lightning machine...
  8. Atmosphere Effects: Thunderbolt (Lightning and Thunder) LED Lightshow Projection Effect

    Halloween Props
    I purchased the Thunderbolt LED Lightshow projection effect at the At Home store after debating it for a day or two. I love the idea of using lightning and thunder and was hoping it might extend to non Halloween atmospheric effects as well. This was one product that really got me excited this...
  9. Help - Thunder track needed

    Halloween Music
    I recently moved to a new computer and must not have transferred over the thunder track I use. And I also "misplaced" all my MP3 players with the various soundtracks I use. But I've found everything that was on them except for the thunder track. Hoping someone has a decent one I could use...
  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. Lighting: Anyone use Firefly for lightning/thunder effect?

    Halloween Props
    Hey all. I'm considering getting a Firefly controller to simulate lightning for my graveyard this year. I'm curious if anyone here has some feedback on how well it works etc. If you're using a different controller, I'd be curious to hear about it. Also, if you're using one of these, how are you...
  12. Thunder and Lightning machine

    Wanted to Buy
    Hey gang, I'm looking for one of the thunder and lightning machines that has the orange lightning bolt design on a black box. Not sure who made it or what the official name is. It was made 10 years ago or so, and I'm not sure it is still in production, but that's the one I'd like (I know there...
  13. Lighting: How to add synced indoor brownout effect to my outdoor thunder and lightning effect?

    Halloween Props
    Firstly, let me say I'm very pleased with my 2,000 watt outdoor thunder and lightning effect based on two Morris Costumes Perfect Storm units I sourced from Walmart. Believe I got mine for $40 each. I know some of the pricey izombie and firefly units o offer a brownout mode but want to stick...
  14. Lighting: Thunder and Lightning

    Halloween Props
    Last year I used one those lightning boxes and my stereo to make some pretty convincing thunder and lightning effects. I was kinda lazy with the lightning though and just hung the spot lights from the porch ceiling. I was wondering where people usually have the lightning coming from. Do you...
  15. Atmosphere Effects: Suggested speakers for thunder

    Halloween Props
    Hi. Would like to add the thunder/lightning effect in 2015. What would you recommend for the speaker to really "feel" the boom of the thunder while still capturing the frequency range for thunder? Would a subwoofer be sufficient (like this...
  16. Electronic/Software: thunder and lightning machine

    Halloween Props
    Can anyone suggest a thunder and lightning machine? Perhaps a Firefly or other?
  17. Atmosphere Effects: Thunder Soundtrack

    Halloween Props
    So I know this is kinda a dumb question, but does anyone know where to get a good/loud thunder soundtrack? I'm looking for something that is between thirty seconds and a minute. Pretty much everything I've found has a lot of background ambiance noise. I would like to get something that is...
  18. Shocktail Hour is online today!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    http://hauntcast.net/2012/02/shocktail-hour-pilot-2/ Johnny Thunder and Chris from HauntCast have a pilot for their new proposed show - Shocktail Hour. It's a spinoff of Fright flicks, with reviews of all kinds of horror movies, TV, etc. Its fun. Check it out!
  19. Atmosphere Effects: i-Zombie Lightning Controllers vs. FireFly Lightning Simulator

    Halloween Props
    I’m debating between i-Zombie Lightning Controllers (http://www.i-zombie.com/) or the FireFly Lightning Simulator (http://www.lights-alive.com/ctrl_firefly.html). FireFly has an extensive list of why their system is better http://www.lights-alive.com/pdf/FireFly_vs_iZombie.pdf however, this...
  20. Lighting: Thunder/Lightning Simulator Test

    Halloween Props
    Hi all... I had so much fun with my first garage haunt last year that I'm already working on a bigger one this year. I set up a blog at Jeremy's Halloween Journal to journal the fun, if you're interested. But that's not what I'm posting about. I have had a heck of a time finding a good...