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Hello Halloween lovers!
Here are my pics for this year's display. I'm working on the video that I'll post in the moment I finish it with light effects and some people scaries.
One person dressed like a police guided the TOT's thru the yard telling them the Psycho story (with a few adittions like the cemetery) and at the end, the TOT's had to take take their candies inside the bowl that Norma Bates corpse had between her "dead" hands...
Before they leave, the could write in the guestbook I place in the entrance.
I thought that since I built the office table, with the keys board, the lamp, an old radio, I could place a book too! I'm so glad about it, a lot of them write beautiful things about my yard.
A real size Bates Motel replica (some of you guys saw the DIY process in this thread:

http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/143028-bates-motel-psycho-related-haunt-yard-brainstorming-ideas-please.html

A shadow display of the epic shower scene, a cemetery and a living room with Norma Bates corpse with a candy bowl in her hands. You dare to take a candy?

Welcoming pumpkin
trick-or-treat Jack-o'-lantern Calabaza Carving Pumpkin


The sign welcoming everybody!
Sky Font Cloud Signage Sign


Bates Motel sign
Property Building Siding Home Architecture


The motel and the lamppost next to the office desk with a guestbook
Lighting Property Street light Home Sky


Property Building Shed House Cottage


Property House Home Building Real estate


Roof detail in the office set
Siding Wood Architecture House Roof


Living room set (details)
Architecture Facade Building Art Photography


Office set and guestbook
Night Room


Office set details
Night


Writting!
Photograph Snapshot Light Photography Fun


Bates Motel at night, I love how it looks!, one of the lamps was blinking
Property Home House Log cabin Cottage


Bates Motel at night
Property House Home Room Building


Crime scene at the cemetery. I wanted to reuse my old headstones so I made it up this set
Darkness Night


Headstone Grave Cemetery Lighting


Red Performance Stage Flesh


Mother! Mother! Oh! Blood!
Red Performance Room Event Stage


Norman! Norman!
Red Performance Performing arts Room Stage



I'll be uploading more pics and the video in a few days, and some signatures TOT's left. You had to see those little kids writting!!! Adorable!
Hope you like it. Every comment and opinion are welcome! :D

Pics in my album: http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/ohs-albums--psycho-haunting-yard-2015-a.html
 

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I loved the Psycho movie with Anthony Perkins and have been totally enjoying the current A&E Bates Motel so your haunt is right up my alley. Would have loved to have visited it myself. Really nice job with the build and little scene touches, very nice detailing there. I'll be back for the video for sure.

I was interested to read that some of the kids took the time to write in your Guest Book. We did a Brain Research Center this year and I considered having a Patient SignIn clipboard or Center Evaluation Card. Thought maybe they could sign in with their costume "name" (didn't want to really keep track of actual names) and age and Rating of the Center--thinking feedback for how successful the theme was and what worked and didn't. As it was, hubby didn't think the kids would sit for a Brain Wave transfer with a gorilla prop, but they did--in quite a large number, but I canned the idea of the sign in fairly early on. Based on how popular the Experiment was and the verbal feedback from parents and kids, it might not have been necessary but still think it would have been nice to look over. Hearing your experience with the Guest Book I'm thinking the Patient SignIn could have been utilized too. Thanks for mentioning it. What were some of your favorite comments?
 

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thanks a lot Ghost of Spookie!! I love "Bates Motel" series too!!! I'm an addicted hahahaha before I start to watch it I was afraid, you know, place in modern times, some things new, a half brother but when I finished the first episode, I couldn't stop it! Hahahaha I saw four episodes in a row...(we can talk in private if you want to discuss about the series, I'll be glad!)
I'll post pics of the writtings :) of course. I gotta go now, I'll respond about your haunt yard later, I've been seeing the monkey too :) Love it!
We talk!
 

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thanks a lot Ghost of Spookie!! I love "Bates Motel" series too!!! I'm an addicted hahahaha before I start to watch it I was afraid, you know, place in modern times, some things new, a half brother but when I finished the first episode, I couldn't stop it! Hahahaha I saw four episodes in a row...(we can talk in private if you want to discuss about the series, I'll be glad!)
I'll post pics of the writtings :) of course. I gotta go now, I'll respond about your haunt yard later, I've been seeing the monkey too :) Love it!
We talk!
 

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thanks a lot Ghost of Spookie!! I love "Bates Motel" series too!!! I'm an addicted hahahaha before I start to watch it I was afraid, you know, place in modern times, some things new, a half brother but when I finished the first episode, I couldn't stop it! Hahahaha I saw four episodes in a row...(we can talk in private if you want to discuss about the series, I'll be glad!)
I'll post pics of the writtings :) of course. I gotta go now, I'll respond about your haunt yard later, I've been seeing the monkey too :) Love it!
We talk!
Don't want to divert your haunt thread so I'll just say when the new Season starts in 2016, please join in on the weekly discussions in the Horror section. There are a number of us who already participate pretty regularly each week, but it's always more fun when more join in to the discussions. It's been fun seeing how they've taken the show and there were plenty of initial doubters too.

See ya' around, and great job again!
 

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It all looks outstanding! I've not seen anyone replicate the Bates motel before, so that is definitely groundbreaking work.

Mother turned out great, too! She's super creepy looking.

Fantastic job!
 

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Neither I!
When I start to think about this year theme I searched through the forum to see if someone had done something about Psycho, and I was shocked nobody made a display of one of most famous suspense-terror movies ever.
Yeah! I'm glad of mother costume, I wished I had more time to improve the details but I think I get close to the movie mother :)
Thanks a lot!!
 
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