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Hello everyone,

2015 will mark the 20th aniversary of The Nightmare Family Halloween Haunt. I really can't believe it's been 20 years since we took The Nightmare Family name. So this year i want to do something special for TOT's. I was thinking of giving out full sized cany bars to the first 20 TOT's in honor of the 20 years, or giving away a couple of tombstones this year. and who knows, now that my oldest is 18 and will graduate this year i might retire from the haunt and pass it down to her and devote my time to my production company. What do you guy's think?
 

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Congratulations on your long haul of Halloween fun! I would certainly encourage passing down the tradition, but would never stop completely just because the kids are grown. :D As for celebrating, the full-size bars and tombstones sound like great prizes that all would like to get!
 

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I don't know the logistics of your haunt, so can't say whether to hand it off. If I handed mine off, it would be to my oldest daughter, but they don't have the storage to take it, so I would still be involved lugging things around. To me, handing off, is showing up at her house on the 31st and helping out. If I'm still doing lots of work, then I'll just keep haunting myself...currently I have no plans to hand anything off.

As for full size, I hand those out to all ToTers already...if you are going to celebrate, you have to go with King-size
 

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I don't know the logistics of your haunt, so can't say whether to hand it off. If I handed mine off, it would be to my oldest daughter, but they don't have the storage to take it, so I would still be involved lugging things around. To me, handing off, is showing up at her house on the 31st and helping out. If I'm still doing lots of work, then I'll just keep haunting myself...currently I have no plans to hand anything off.

As for full size, I hand those out to all ToTers already...if you are going to celebrate, you have to go with King-size
King-Size, Your right it's got to be bigger.

My haunt is a stand alone building that sits in the back property conected to my back yard of my house. i'm not like most people that set up and take down every year mine is up all year long so i can improve it through the year and add on to it.
 

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That's a whole other level of commitment to have it up year around, wow. I could see that working 2 ways, 1 is you can constantly add and the other is constant maintenance to keep it all together. I say keep on haunting, because the neighborhood kids probably look forward to it every year. I don't have any children & I'm single but I still been haunting for 15+ years. But only you can make that decision of what to do.
 

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tmnf,

here's an idea that you might want to consider ... or not, lol!

i'm seriously thinking of making a ton of great stuff foam skulls to hand out to the tots ...

i "recently" did a comparison of the varieties of great stuff here => http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/140413-great-stuff-foam-comparison.html?highlight=

i can get about 16 skulls out of a can of the "big gap filler" and at about $4 per can it costs about $0.25 per skull! the main issue is going to be the time in making the 300 skulls & storing them ... but i have time ... i've already make a bunch with my experiments and have a couple of boxes done

what attracts me to this idea is that its something that no one is doing ... and its different ... i mean you can get candy & chocolate bars everywhere ... but a foam skull in addition to the normal candy treat ... they'll be talking about it for ever ...

amk
 

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My wife told a 16 yr. old that "I" was going to give him my Haunt. The 16yr,old got excited! that was 14 years ago I am not "giving" this place to anybody.
She's been my ex-wife for 14 years now. the 16 yr. old hasn't worked here since he was 16.
Nobody else can know how much I enjoy doing this. I guess it looks like "work" to them?
IT IS! but i love to do this Work! i have been open almost every night now for 27years. i'm open right now!
 
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