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Paxley's Haunted Castle 2015

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Hi all,

, , , off we go again ! :D

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Before I start posting this year's fun,
thought I might add a couple links to Castles from the past:

2014 Haunted Castle


2012 Haunted Castle

2011 Haunted Castle

MUCH, MUCH more to come,

. . . really looking forward to the next few weeks !

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Alright! Great to see you back, Pax!
I'm looking forward to seeing this years haunt set-up!
Just out of curiosity: Any pics of your Haunted Castle for 2015?
Hi all,

sorry, been gone a while,

2015 was AMAZING !

Stage Performance Theatrical property Theatrical scenery Performing arts

perfect weather on a Saturday night,

we had a clicker at the exit to the garage, and at the end of the night it said:

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Wow ! Wow ! Wow !

1,000 people through the Haunted Castle in 3x hours :D

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much more pic's and a video to come.

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running through some good pic's:

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8,000 pieces of candy ! ( yes we counted the bags :rolleyes: )

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Out in front yard:

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working up the driveway:

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another angle:

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one more:

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enough for tonight, do a little more tomorrow,

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'night all, Pax
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Paxley - wow!!! This looks like so much and fun and spooky.....wishing I was a kid again!!
Hey again,

I've been doing the Merlin / Castle theme for several years now.
That means most of my October is just putting up / putting away
all the stuff I keep accumulating.

Usually, only leaves me time to do a few "NEW" things each season.
This year, my favorite was the Witch tv / picture:

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Last Summer, we were getting ready to take the big old boxy tv set
to recycling, but I wouldn't let it go. :D

My main room - Wizards Keep: the walls are the plastic rolls of stone scene-setters.

I set the BIG tv on my workbench behind the plastic sheet. Cut out a place for the screen,
framed it in with some fluroescent painted foamboard, and popped in the AtmosFear
witch video = success ! ! !

Where I stood handing out the candy ( fast as I could ! ) the tv was behind me, and
every TOT stopped to watch a minute or two of the video.

Here in a bit, I will post my walk-thru video: and the picture / tv really shows up !

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Another upgrade for 2015 was my Wizard's staff.

For many, many years I've been holding my foil wrapped pvc pipe with the flashlight / Christmas globe on top.

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This year: wanted something thicker / more "carved-wood" - like.

Started with another pvc pipe ( so I can drop a mini-flashlight inside ).
Covered with duct tape - so the can of expanding foam would have
something to grab to.


Smoothed / rounded it off all around with the elec. triangle chipper tool.

Painted the whole thing with a base coat of black spray paint.
The spray paint ate crackly channels all over the staff :)
Painted down in the cracks with fluorescent red, and covered the
outer with white.

Put a blue LED flashlight in the top - and it shot a light beam up out of the staff.

Ran out of time before I could put a globe and "finger-limbs" on the top,
but this one will finish up pretty quickly for 2016.

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Super looking pics, Pax! I'm glad 2015 was another banner year for your haunt.

I've gotta get up to Hickory sometime and see your creations.

Well done !
WOW! You sure look like you know how to have a good time! This is GREAT!
Thank you for so much for sharing!
Hey again !

Few more pictures from inside the Haunted Castle:

My Monster-in-Box ran great all night: thanks to new motor from
Monster Guts !
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Got two of my Nephews helping me now. They sat in the jail-cell right around the
blind-corner. Scared some of the TOT's ( and their parents ! ) pretty good.
Nephew Howling Demon Reagan, and Little Creeper Holden :)
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Started adding more and more of the Fire&Ice swirling lights:
they really make the maze through the Castle - quite a trip !
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One last one for now: one of the Wizard's tables in the Keep:
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back soon ! Pax
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after all the TOT's had finished up - I still had two more visitors before I closed the doors.

First, an ambulance pulled up, and they wanted to walk through the Castle.

Then a police car stopped. I thought: uh oh ! what did I do . . .

but they said they heard on their radio: to come check out the guy's
cool haunted house . . . needless to say: made my night ! :rolleyes:

Here's my video walking through - right before I closed down:

I know it's awfully dark - but hope you can see some of the fun stuff !

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Great video walkthrough!
And yes, those fire and ice lights do add quite a bit to the atmosphere.

Nice work!
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