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Yeah, we had that problem with some people going right through the "walls" to escape. One guy not only took out a whole section of wall but clotheslined himself on a string of lights.
 

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My husband is a cop. He won't let me use a chainsaw or put p any "obstructions". One kid trips and falls while being chased, or worse yet runs into the street and gets hit... and it is lights out for us.
 

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I have the same problem. I let the kids get the candy from the porch and then run out from behind a car parked in our driveway in my corn costume with my stihl chainsaw. A lot of the times the TOT's run into the street then when I notice that I stop and return back to my hiding positon. But last year (2014) Halloween one of my scarecrow scareactors was not at their stake and someone was so scared that they ran right into it. So this year I totally zoned off the scarecrows scare zone.


Here's my costume: IMG_7890.jpg


Here is the new zoned off scarecrow zone: 7.jpg
 

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I've had kids and parents walking through our yard for years, but after this, not sure if I will continue this procedure
for future haunts. Was damn funny though !
 

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My husband is a cop. He won't let me use a chainsaw or put p any "obstructions". One kid trips and falls while being chased, or worse yet runs into the street and gets hit... and it is lights out for us.
Awww Dang cops.....ruin it for everyone! How can it be Halloween without any weapons?
 

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Chainsaws are weak sauce....Viagra for haunters if you will

Plus it's pretty dangerous to be chasing people....safety should be the number one priority of haunters...
 

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We've used a chainsaw as our final scare in, maybe, 8 of our haunts over the years. One year a buddy of mine, huge guy, former college Football lineman, clipped a stud and took it out. And another year a friend of ours, 9 months + pregnant at the time(,) started laughing so hard she broke her water and had to be taken to the Delivery Room. We happened to have an Ambulance and a team of paramedics "standing by" that year, an associate of mine was a hospital administrator and thought it would add something to the atmosphere. We never thought we'd actually USE IT!
Ahhh. Memories... Thanks for the post!
 

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Very cool setup!! I see you need extra support with those people running for the hills! Im going with the green chicken wire fence posts
you step on and press into the ground. 1 foot goes in the ground and 4 feet on top. This will be perfect for my wooden fences which
will be 40 inches tall.
 

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There is nothing funnier than watching people running away from haunts!

I personally wouldn't use a chainsaw as a prop, mostly because I'm too scared to use them.
 

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Just trying to weigh experience for the kids/parents vs a lawsuit for me. Someone mentioned that there are some
provisions in certain insurance policies for "Event" insurance coverage. Anyone familiar with this?
 

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Just trying to weigh experience for the kids/parents vs a lawsuit for me. Someone mentioned that there are some
provisions in certain insurance policies for "Event" insurance coverage. Anyone familiar with this?
I saw my insurance agent early in October for unrelated stuff and asked about event insurance for Halloween. He said I am covered by homeowners unless money is involved. I will assume however that if you chase someone one and they fall and impale themself on a piece of rebar that insurance won't cover it all...even event insurance.....otherwise pro haunts wouldn't be spending so much money to meet the Fire Marshal's requirements
 

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I have the same problem. I let the kids get the candy from the porch and then run out from behind a car parked in our driveway in my corn costume with my stihl chainsaw. A lot of the times the TOT's run into the street then when I notice that I stop and return back to my hiding positon. But last year (2014) Halloween one of my scarecrow scareactors was not at their stake and someone was so scared that they ran right into it. So this year I totally zoned off the scarecrows scare zone.


Here's my costume: View attachment 268188


Here is the new zoned off scarecrow zone: View attachment 268187
Where did you get that corn mask?
 
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