if your haunt is large enough, and have an obliging 8 year old or two, think about putting a 'Dedicated Victim' into the ToTs.
yah, we are going to do that with Jason. I really like the body bag idea, cause we are going to use a bunch of them on the trail anyways.
One idea we had was to take a old sheet and drape it up, and have a light with a picture of Freddy on it. the light would shine a silohette of Freddy on the bloody sheet. We'd probly hav fog and such with it. Also, for added affect, we would have a speaker/microphone system set up, and the "real" Freddy would talk to everyone, and they wouldthink he would jump out wher the sheet is, but he would jump out behind them.
Make a nice facade of a huge furnace with open door, with a fake fire burning (and I stress FAKE..while a real fire is mor effective, it's also not a good idea in wooded areas).
Skulls, bones an body parts strewn in front of the furnace. Fog machine behind furnace, with a chiller, with the fog coming out of vents in the bottom of the furnace.
I like the body bag idea.
Some rusty pipes on the furnace, for Freddy to scratch his blades accross, with a suitable 'SCREEE' soundtrack. Also on the soundtrack, include the children's nursery rhyme from the movie, "One, Two, Freddy's waiting for you...."
Now, if you have kids involved in the haunt, get some small girls, dress in nice, pale dresses, add blood, dust, etc, and have them chanting the rhyme while dancing in a circle.
One of my favorite tricks to do at a haunt: We had a huge haunt where guest were lead through in groups of 10 or more.
I was a werewolf ("Wes the Werewolf: Murder, Mayhem, Magic, Snake Oils and Balloon Animals: as my card reads)
We had this one 8 year old girl who could scream all night long, great bloodcurdling scream. Her job was to go stand in line with the guests (we had thousands a night, so blending in was not a problem) and come through the haunt with an occasional group. Of course, everyone figured she belonged to someone else in the group.
Of course one of the Cardinal Rules of Haunts is, "Don't touch the Guests", and most of the guest realize this. But when a group that this girl was in reached the Graveyard scene (mine), I would rush out, snarling, roaring, menacing the group, and finally just snatching up this 'helpless' little girl and ran off, with her screaming her lungs out, it really freaked out the group. REALLY effective.
So, if your haunt is large enough, and have an obliging 8 year old or two, think about putting a 'Dedicated Victim' into the ToTs.
Scares the bageebuz out of them (btw...we didn't think it was 'successful' haunt until at least one person wet their pants).