Caretaker of Eerie Manor
Every so often there will be a thread that mentions how fun it would be if we lived in the same neighborhood and all decorated to the hilt. I have the pleasure of living not far from two other haunter friends (and forum members); lewlew from Roads End Cemetery, and Motel Sixx who does an awesome walkthrough yard haunt not much more than a mile from me. We've all visited each other's haunts and have collaborated on various projects over the years. Road's End is taking a break for a short time and our own Eerie Manor is downsizing to use less space at our home. Over the past few months, I've had discussions with Mark (lewlew) and I'm really happy to report that for the 2014 Halloween season, we'll be combining our demented minds into one great haunt effort! We spent some time recently mapping out the layout, which will be a 12x24 foot maze in our dirveway. It will have four narrow hallways with scare zones strategically placed throughout. The theme is an over run zombie research facility and the creative juices are flowing as we start to assemble props, lighting, etc. We'll begin construction on 27 new wall panels in the coming weeks and start gathering the things we'll need to make this thing come to life. I'm stoked to be working with Mark. His enthusiasm, energy and creativity are contagious and he has so many great ideas for little details, things that made Road's End a huge success for many years. I'm so looking forward to working with another haunter on this year's project, and to think, I only need to pay him in pizza, wings and beer!! If it all comes to fruition, it will be epic. We'll post updates and pics as we get started, so follow along! We figure we'll need every bit of the next three months to get it all done.