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I was thinking of having a horror movie theme for next year. Get a tombstones with Jason and Freddy's mask laying on the ground. Have horror movie themes for the music. I'm trying to think of other ideas but none of them come to mind right now. Does anyone have any suggestions? They'd be very helpful!

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Sounds like a great idea - are you going to be trying for the smaller, iconic items from movies?
Or are you going to have mannequins / dummies in costume, perhaps an actor or three in costume?

A small, simple icon could be the Puzzle Box from the Hellraiser series of movies...
(perhaps suspend it from a black thread, over a pedestal or something, lit from below, so it appears to hover in mid-air)
Don't forget Freddie's glove (as well as mask, as you mentioned).
How about that clown doll from Poltergeist, sitting in a kids rocking chair? (perhaps you could make a rocking motor for the chair, so it moves on it's own)
 

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Yes I agree. I'm doing a small yard haunt. I'm having the graveyard and then little things along the way to my house, I do have some chairs, but I'm not sure how to get it to move. Hmmm. I was thinking of dressing up as Sarah from Hocus Pocus. :)

Another thing I was thinking of is putting a costume in front of my bay window, like posting up the scream costume, I still have it around my house. I was going to buy a jacket hanger of some sort and put the costume over it, then put a strobe light near by so it shows up nicely.

I'm trying to think of more ideas.... Hmmm, any more suggestions?
 

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Well scary terry has a self rocking chair tutorial on his website. there is probably a link somewhere on here. search for pvc frame or dduct tape dummy for a body for scream :) there are lots of nice people on here that can help you more.
 

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Thank you for letting me know about the site, I'll be sure to check it out. If anyone else knows any more sites or suggestions of what I should do than reply to this post.
 

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That sounds really cool! I'm doing a movie theme from The Wizard of Oz next year. Maybe a gutted out blonde girl hanging from the tree with Ghost Face standing by her (SCREAM)

If you have a Donna the Dead she works great like the ring girl.
 

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If you're going for a movie theme you could do headstones for the old school monsters, like dracula, wolfman, creature from the black lagoon, etc. Possibilities are endless, there's so many things from horror movies you could make or buy, or may already have. If you go as Sarah you can have their skin bound spell book, cauldrons. Other things from horror movies, all mixed together.
 

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A Michael Myers mask peeking out from around a corner might be a nice touch. Maybe a silhouette of Norman Bates' "mother" in a window?
The pic in my avatar is from my front porch. I took 2 wooden poles and made a cross, hung a trench coat on it, put a foam skull on top with a Michael Myers mask and he's all set! You could do this for any character. I also have a grim reaper type character peering out of my living room. (there's a pic of him in my album if you're interested.)
 

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Im 1 year ahead of you! heres some of my best ideas
-hannibal lecter in a pvc cage that he can escape from
-pop out chucky doll from an old toy box
-psycho bathroom scene(this 1 was awesome)
-"Saw" trap room with a recording of jigsaw
-excorcist room with a rigged up donna the dead
-hallway of gemmys and a leatherface actor who they think is also an animatronic
-a michael meyers room with mirrors and candles and all that good stuff

overall, my haunt last year was awesome. i just started working on the walkthrough vid (im lazy). you can look at my 07 haunt below but thats nothing to brag about. :) Good Luck!
 

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Hey Conman... i watched your youtube video from your haunt... good stuff!
other than what you've listed above, what else do you have planned for this year?
 

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first, the stuff above is my 08 plan, like I said, I'm too lazy to put together another video right now but I'll have it done eventually.
my plans for this year..hmmmm....it's not set in stone but I'm thinking about either a carnival or zombie theme. either way I have some top secret ideas that I can't really give away right now.
 
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