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  1. Hi! New to the forum

    Member Introduction
    Hello! Just joined to to get some ideas for a home haunt. I have a friend who wants to do one this year, so he told me to look at this forum. I've always loved Halloween. Over the years I've made many creatures and items for display. I'm excited to see what people are doing here. I might share...
  2. Mechanical: HELP!! Home Depot Wicked Witches

    Halloween Props
    Recently purchased the store display of these at Home Depot for $21 (told the cashier they were broken. Which they were, the arm brackets were broken off one of the witches two arms, so she took off 50% of the sale price) got them home to test out and the mouths don’t move, cauldron mech doesn’t...
  3. My 2018 Yard Display

    General Halloween
    Hi everyone it's been a long time since I've been active here. Life just always seems to have other plans for me. So I uploaded some pictures of my yard to the Halloween 2018 album but here's a wide view of most of the graveyard. So this year my town had the first ever House of Horrors...
  4. Egyptian 2018 home haunt

    General Halloween
    Here is the link to my album----> https://photos.app.goo.gl/JUnBwCGV57qMycib8 I was out of work due to surgery so I had alot of time to work on my costume 😅. Once I was feeling a bit more mobile ( and the weather let up a little - was like 94 degrees here-) I was able to complete the...
  5. Boo's from Chicago.

    Member Introduction
    As if Chicago is not scary enough...... I have been into making custom props over the years with varied success. I've built a number of large props where most have sold. The largest I built was a shed sized mausoleum that sadly, did not sell. It was repurposed into several other projects so...
  6. Spirirt has no spirit.

    General Halloween
    A month or so ago I asked a sales person at the local Spirit if I could put up a flyer looking for haunt volunteers. She said OK . Came back last week after no response and was told District manager said Take it down. So I said "I guess Spirit wants our money but doesn't want to support the...
  7. Hey All...Im also looking for something else important!

    Wanted to Buy
    I need to buy a power (paK) for the Gemmy witch w couldron...this is NOT the part that plugs in..its the power part to turn her on/off...i have 2 of them and im going to make them identical evel witches if i can her a power button to turn her on with!..they r very hard to find im told...thanks...
  8. Haunted Washington

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    Hello fellow creatures. When I lived in Everett Washington in the Pacific Northwest I had some friends who loved the paranormal. I told some stories of my past and they were game to go on an adventure when I told them I found a website that listed "haunted" sites near us. So one night we set...
  9. My first ToT!

    General Halloween
    So I have never lived in an area that gets ToT's and where I'm currently living is no different. I just moved here 7 months ago and it's all flat, corporate boxes surrounded by a major airport and a bunch of apartments. Anyway, I decided to throw on some makeup and a pulled out something from my...
  10. Halloween trunk or treat mishap :(

    General Halloween
    Hey guys hopefully everyone had a very Happy Halloween!! Ok let me start off by saying that I live in a condo on the 3rd floor we usually decorate the whole building, we only decorate on the back side where we live only and try to scale back from the front due to some of our neighbors being too...
  11. Costume racist?

    Halloween Costume Ideas
    I am a 32 years old white guy and one costume I want to do is a Voodoo witch woman the costume is a black dress with a leopard skirt gathered up in the front and a tan shawl skull and bone neckless and bracelets with dreadlock wig with green moss. a friend told me it looks racist I'm not...
  12. Haunted House Chicago.com

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Announced it's winner of" The Jim Warfield Haunted Actor Award" for this season, it's Jeff Walker who was working in The Statesville Haunted Prison. I was told he remained silent, (as in never said a word) in his part! How interesting! Congratulations Jeff!
  13. Book Teaser: Refuge

    Announcements / Press Releases
    "Sarah, your uncle isn't coming back", said Dakota handing her the wallet they'd gotten from the barn. "I'm sorry." Sarah removed the note from the wallet and after reading it to herself she turned to Tess with tears in her eyes. "Hes gone Tess", she said quietly putting her arms around her...
  14. Raven's Grin Inn � Mt Carroll, IL

    Haunts, Gatherings and Conventions
    New Article="GOOD!" She is a young woman , writing for a local tourist magazine, but guess what? She got everything RIGHT! I am Very Happy with the work that she did. (Now if the photographer could have only taken a picture of the back of my head, instead of my old, scary face! ) Plain to...
  15. the Great Gargoyle Gaffe at City Flowers in Seattle

    General Halloween
    some of you might know that about a month ago, i ordered what i thought was a desktop animated gargoyle thru the website for city flowers in seattle. Unbeknownst to me, it was actually an 8 foot tall store display type item. It was price 6.50. It never showed up....and my card was never...
  16. "People!! Argh!

    General Halloween
    I saw some "Firsts" here tonight Like.Never before in 29 years? A person had contacted us about bringing a group here. They were told they could only have a "Private Tour" if nobody else showed up (Or if her group filled the room? ) They said the tour had to be only an hour long because the...
  17. "People" Have To Be..

    General Halloween
    Treated "Right!" Recently a young man came back to see my house tour, he has been here many times. He told me his former Haunt employer only paid him once in six years! (I have always paid my helpers-employees) I then told him how one October a group siting in my first room also said they went...
  18. The Ultimate Haunt Customer

    General Halloween
    They drove almost 300miles to get here. He told me that I had spent quite awhile on the phone with him answering his many questions. He told me that in a haunt, his "friends" pushed him ahead into the dark where someone with a chainsaw wa s waiting, he was scared and punched "Mr. Chainsaw!"...
  19. Things That Defy The "Odds"

    Paranormal and the Unexplained
    Things that are simply informational but seem to come from personality's unknown. Sixteen years ago when a man calling himself a "Warlock-Pyschic" came strolling up to me as I was returning to my house , i assumed he was going to be sort of a "joke', calling himself by that title. He proceeded...
  20. Electronic/Software: What size is Hannibal Lecters shoulder motor?

    Halloween Props
    I am having problems trying to find out what size motor runs the shoulders on my Life Size Animated Gemmy Hannibal Lecter. I am told its either 8v 10v or 12v...Does anyone know please?
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