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  1. Other: Castle Drawbridge Entrance Facade

    Halloween Props
    This year's theme is Medieval/Castle/vikings. I am thinking a turret castle with a drawbridge for my entrance. I have a big old barn where I hold my party and build the appropriate theme entrance where guest walk in. Does anyone have pictures of things they have done for inspiration? My height...
  2. 2018 The Mugler Haunt

    General Halloween
    Here are two vids of The Mugler Haunt 2018. First one is the walk through just prior to opening on Halloween night. The second is the Mugler Haunt on a dark night prior to Halloween. The scenes are changed and very different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBInnh8epts&t=73s...
  3. Falcon Cemetery 2018 (My Haunt)

    General Halloween
    Well it took long enough to get this together since taking everything down makes me depressed lol.. But here it is! My home haunt for 2018! We had about 500 or so walk through the haunted house not including the ones that were too scared to make it all the way;) I split it into 4 parts for...
  4. Prop Showcase: How to make the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters work?

    Halloween Props
    I bought the 3 Classic Halloween Monsters this year through Home Depot (Werewolf, Drac & Frankenstein). They are IR props that work off of each other, but I have no idea how to set them off without having to press the button on each of their arms. Is there a hack to hook them up to step pads or...
  5. I need advice for Crowd Control issues at my haunt

    General Halloween
    I need some advice how to handle the situation with I have a large number of people that want to go through my tiny one-car garage haunt. I had about 200 visitors and maybe half of them wanted to walk through... When the groups were small, I asked them to walk through slowly and enjoy. It's...
  6. Electronic/Software: Sparking Props

    Halloween Props
    I made a prosthetic claw out of foam for a zombie walk and now I wish to make it better. I want sparks when the claw ends touch. Fright Props used to sell "Spark Gloves" that were battery operated and safe for user and others. Unfortunately they don't sell those anymore and I can't find any...
  7. 2018 Longhill Cemetery Maze Walk Through

    General Halloween
    Did a dry run walk tonight. Had massive failures with my jump scare props this year so it isnt as scary as was planned. https://youtu.be/-TE3NwuIYeg
  8. I'm Not Dead!!!

    Member Introduction
    Hello my Halloween Forum Family! I just wanted to post that I am not dead! I have been away from the site for awhile, due to the fact that work and life has gotten busy. I have also been hired by a major professional haunt here in CT , but I won't mention the name out of respect for Halloween...
  9. Static: Creepy Eye Following Portrait Easy DIY Project

    Halloween Props
    This is simple yet creepy DIY project. It's fun to watch people back up when they walk by it the first time.
  10. 2018 Canyon Trail Cemetery Walk Through

    General Halloween
    A walk through video of Canyon Trail Cemetery, our yard display located in the suburbs of Chicago. 30+ Pneumatic props along with a number of motorized and static props along with a full house façade, almost all of which were made by my Wife and me.
  11. G'Day from Australia

    Member Introduction
    Hi All, My wife and I are doing our bit to support Halloween in Australia, we've only been doing it the last couple of years and decorated for the first time 2 years ago, looking at going bigger and better this year. In the past it's been predominantly spiders and webbing to the point...
  12. Static: jellyfish pumpkins

    Halloween Props
    So i went to a jack lantern walk last night that was at the zoo my wife works at. and there were so many amazingly carved pumpkins but these were my absolute favorite. pumpkins carved to look like jelly fish with streamer tentacles! I just had to share them in case anybody was looking for an...
  13. 4 weeks from tonight: Your state of readiness?

    General Halloween
    Did this last year and it was fun to see some of the replies. So how are you faring in terms of preparation and being ready for the big night, whether it be a yard haunt, walk through, or even a party.
  14. Hello!

    Member Introduction
    I've been a Halloween fan since I could walk (like most people here I guess) along with horror movies, books, etc. I pleaded with my dad for years to let me open a haunt on our 30 acre farm back in the 80's but he had some reservations about me rigging my brothers and sister up on guide lines...
  15. Super happy!

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I have been in severe pain for months and went from walking to hobbling with a cane or having my students push me in a wheelchair because I physically couldn't make it from one end of my school to the other in about a month. It turns out I had a MASSIVE herniated disc. When my surgeon saw it...
  16. 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...
  17. Hello

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'm Michelle and I have been peeking at this site for a couple years now when it pops up when I search something or see it on Pinterest. I finally joined because I am starting to get more serious about scaring kids LOL I work on a haunted garage walk thru and try to make it better each...
  18. Static: Funkin with following eyes?

    Halloween Props
    Is there a way to make a foam pumpkin with eyes that will follow a person when they walk by? Anyone seen something like this? Thanks
  19. Anything Halloween related in Toronto

    General Halloween
    Going to Toronto this week (cause everyone goes north for spring break). I was wondering if anyone knows a must stop place in Toronto for a Halloween junkie... I might try the Ghost walk and have a few drinks at The Lockhart cocktail bar (kinda harry potter theme), other than that whats up...
  20. Animated Props Help

    Halloween Props
    Hi all! New here on the forums, but have a bit of experience making my own static props the last few years, mostly tombstones, a Grim pumpkin guardian, bottomless pit, etc.. Finally got my son infected with the Halloween bug and suckered my family into making our backyard/driveway into a...
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