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  1. I Can't Do Anything! (another Mother Nature rant)

    General Halloween
    I'm stuck in a state of only partially getting things done! I want to finish putting things out, but they're calling for a huge storm on Sunday night and high winds all day Monday. At this point, I shouldn't even bother putting the rest of my items out, because I will literally just be making...
  2. accuweather reliability?

    General Halloween
    It has become the time of year when I start to become pretty obsessed with the weather for some reason, particularly in late October. I wonder why? Anyway, I've noticed that accuweather has month long weather predictions as opposed to the weather channel which only has a 10 day. Does anyone...
  3. Fog: Fog Machines in Texas Weather

    Halloween Props
    Before I invest in a fog machine does anyone here live in Northeast Texas and have success using one? The few years I have lived here the weather has been warm. In the low 80's usually. One year it was humid. Last year it wasn't. If I buy one I am going to make the chiller with it.
  4. Static: Bat tips

    Halloween Props
    I am in the process of building a fairly large scale bat and I was wondering if anybody had suggestions as to what I should use for the wings? I want something that is going to be weather resistant and able to stand up to the wind. The structure of the bat will be pvc pipe, along with clear...
  5. Hello from the Land Of Cheese

    Member Introduction
    Is it Halloween YET????????? new member here, From Wisconsin! Wife and I moved into a House last summer and I FINALLY got to decorate for Halloween (and Christmas...) WooooHooooo While our weather patterns here in Wisconsin make for some... shale we say interesting outdoor decorating...
  6. Need stories, issues , things going right, what would you done different

    General Halloween
    Hello Haunters, Working on a project maybe a podcast or video cast. What are some of the issues for any home haunters. issues with your neighbors? Did you have a great idea in your head then didn't work out, Why what happen. What weather issues have some of you had to deal with What help you...
  7. Consider Going "Live"

    General Halloween
    As satisfying as making humanoid props out of pvc and duct tape and wiper motors may be, let's face it, they're often more of a curiosity than a fright. One hockey-masked person jumping out the shadows has more shock value than a dozen CVS skeletons. I'm not here to suggest that you create...
  8. Road's End/Eerie Manor 2016; The Crypt of Count Draven"

    General Halloween
    This was the third collaborative haunt between myself and fellow forum member lewlew (Mark). This year we darkened things down several shades and went with a vampire crypt theme. Planning began back in February and culminated in our biggest and best walk through ever. The layout consisted of a...
  9. Will Mother Nature Ever Cut Us a Break?

    General Halloween
    I know I shouldn't be complaining, but I feel like every year I run into problems with the weather. I know there are other haunters that have it worse than me, but I'm really getting frustrated with things. I was planning on trying to run for three days this year instead of just Halloween night...
  10. Whither The Weather & Whether To Tether - Advice For New Enthusiasts

    General Halloween
    We've just come off four consecutive days of mostly heavy rain, followed by two full days of wind gusts. Weather like this is relatively rare around Montreal so, of course, it's really, really awesome and great that it happened when I've got Halloween props spread out all over the front of my...
  11. The Elephant in The Room---The Weather

    General Halloween
    I guess it's getting close enough with a week away to start the Weather thread. What are you expecting? We've got rain anticipated twice this week already according to our local TV news channel and I hate to look beyond this coming weekend yet. But I did and Accuweather.com predicts rain Tues...
  12. Prop Showcase: Props We Made

    Halloween Props
    Just under 6 foot tall, and made of 1/2 inch thick plywood. Clear coated to withstand the weather and ready for Halloween
  13. 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...
  14. Feeling Like Fall??...

    General Halloween
    Well, it's not exactly feeling like fall here in Texas! But, today it's in the 70's, cloudy and rainy.....I'll take it! It's certainly putting me in the fall and Halloween spirit! :) Hope some of you are experiencing some fall-like weather too!
  15. Alternative to Paper Mache

    General Halloween
    Hello, I am looking for options for covering inflatables to be used for outside decorations. Inexpensive, fairly weather resistant, quick to apply, hard shell. Any ideas?
  16. Electronic/Software: Cheap Projectors and Housing them Outisde

    Halloween Props
    Hey Gang, With 125 days to go, I am starting to plan for this fall. Last year, I was able to borrow a projector from work (very bright Epson) on Halloween to do the green ghost projection. It turned out fantastic! I have a pretty minor haunt by most standards, but I'd like to do up to...
  17. My halloween Cemetery in Toronto Canada.

    General Halloween
    This years weather was perfect for our haunt.
  18. Prop Showcase: Just seeing what everyone thinks of my UFO for 2015

    Halloween Props
    Hello everyone, although I have been visiting this site for some time I finally joined this year. It was a great Halloween with perfect weather here in CT. Hope you all had a great year and an even better 2016.
  19. Prop Showcase: My Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean 2015 home display video

    Halloween Props
    Hi everyone! Hope you all made it well with Halloween last night. We ended up with 300-400 kids and great weather. I just wanted to share my video which covers some of the prop builds, test, and the night itself. Hope you enjoy: https://vimeo.com/144304711 -Mike
  20. Weather??

    General Halloween
    Horrible weather here in Oklahoma City. It rained all day yesterday (10/30) and into the early evening. Today, it's just wet, cold, overcast, and a slight breeze. Perfect weather for a zombie, but not so great for little ToTs. We don't set anything up except our cemetary fence until the...