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Gore Galore
01-30-2012, 05:07 PM
Here is the new "Ancient Evil" giant actor operated animatronic track system.
We will have 3 different heads at the show. The "Goathead", "Ancient Evil", and "Slither" (giant prehistoric snake head). And we have EVEN more heads we will be doing this season. We redesigned the track systems to use less counter balance weight and made them even more reliable.

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This is our new head movement system. Ultra realistic movement and it uses NO MORE HELMETS!!!!
plus we added a laser cut steel and aluminum shoulder harness that has several inches of torso adjustment. No more wooden backbacks.
AND all this with no increase in price. We had prices go up on many items but we really wanted to make sure Buyers realize that OUR costumes are not only the best buy for the dollar, but you are also getting the best quality, best customer service, but even the best service AFTER the sale.

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screamforadream
01-30-2012, 05:15 PM
WAY cool Kevin!!!

terrormasue
01-30-2012, 07:26 PM
WOW!! Can't wait to see all of this in March!! I agree! Way cool Kevin!!!

Such talent !

Sue

graystone
01-30-2012, 10:01 PM
I have seen that before!!!!!! And to all you others ha,ha,ha,ha,ha I already have one!!!!!!!! He scared many this past Halloween! Shane and it's I need kick backs! Kevin! Shane

drfrightner
01-31-2012, 03:39 AM
I like this direction much better... I think I told you before you have enough oversized costumes, lets see a new road to travel down. I like the push out puppets... my very first haunted house in our second year we built a push out puppet back in 1990 at House on Haunted Hill... we knick named it SLIMER! We had a microphone in one hand and a speaker in his head, the puppet would ride on a wire. People loved that thing. Once we built the all new Darkness back in 1994 it was one of the first things we added although this one was called SLIMER 2... it was bigger.

A few years ago we added Keith Kormers animated puppet... I think us and Netherworld was the only two to get one. I'm a HUGE advocate for these types of props and personally they are better than ANY animation you can buy!!! They do what the actor wants them to do, they leap in your face when the actor feels its the right time!!! I think puppets are great, this is simply a great scare because you can push them out move them around at ease and they are scary! I'm happy to see this new direction here with GG. Additionally your new head movements on those oversized costumes are really nice!

I hope other vendors are creating new directions for their lineup!

Great job.

Larry

Gore Galore
01-31-2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks Everyone, I really appreciate the complements.

Larry, I am sorry you really didn't see but we had the goathead last year. But we also installed and used one at the Blood Bayou attraction we built in Idaho at the Silverwood theme park in 2010. And the first 2 of the Goatheads were for House of SHock 2010. They are still using them to this day. And Both Ben and Keith played a role in the development of this system. I had to go to Keith out of respect because I thought it was too similiar without speaking to him first. The back end is NOTHING like what they built, but the idea is the same. So, I wanted to make sure that he was ok with it.

Well we will have the three different ones at Transworld. We have 1 track or support system for the heads and we will change out the heads nightly. Again, we are bringing the "Goathead"(which we had last year), the new "Ancient Evil" (which we will also have a Black light version elsewhere in the building", and the brand new "Slither" (giant prehistoric viper snake head). Plus we are ALSO doing a Giant Rat head as soon as we get back from Transworld.

Plus we will be displaying the next generation of track creatures.
We will have an 11' tall and 6' wide with arms extending 12' floating UV ghost creature called "Nightmare Spectre". The movement is insane. The audio, led eyes, and scene lighting are ALL controlled via one button the actor will push and then lip-synch the actions of the puppet to.

And there is SOOOO much more new product other than these.

HauntedPaws
01-31-2012, 08:12 AM
Spectre Nightmare makes Goathead look like a posable doll now!!!

Matt Marich
01-31-2012, 08:16 AM
Kevin you give the best Giant Head in the Industry, and best customer service

screamforadream
01-31-2012, 10:51 AM
Ohhh I see what ya did there!!! ^ bahaha

Gore Galore
01-31-2012, 11:42 AM
Matt,
I just don't know what to say;)

Hauntedpaws,
We are just trying to up the bar on ourselves. But each one certainly has its place.
I will post video of the Spectre as we get it finished. OR should I wait for you to see it at Transworld. hmmmmmm! I don't want to blow the surprise;)

drfrightner
01-31-2012, 01:35 PM
Kevin,

I did see the goat head but it was at the end of the show so it wasn't running. I think you said someone bought it and was taking it down. I don't think you have to ask anyone permission to create a puppet... like I said this is something people have been making crude versions of for years. I think Dead Acres has several...

The reality is Kevin I think you are the FIRST PERSON EVER to sell these at the show... some haunts have made them for themselves a few come to mind like Dead Acres, Erebus, we had a couple way back in the day but no one has ever made them FOR SALE at the haunt industry show.

I think you are the first one... I've never seen or remember anyone doing this. I think you should make an entire line of them that do different things. I would be interested in several of those...they are great scares.

I have a few idea's for you here...

Keep in mind many have 3D haunts now... I think rather than the theme you got going there you should do a CLOWN or something to go in 3D haunts. If you had a CLOWN one I'd buy it right now...

Larry

HauntedPaws
01-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Kevin,

I think you are the first one... I've never seen or remember anyone doing this. I think you should make an entire line of them that do different things. I would be interested in several of those...they are great scares.

Oh you just wait they're coming and gonna keep coming.

Gore Galore
01-31-2012, 02:20 PM
Larry,

If that is what you want then lets work it out at the show. I will make it happen for you.

HauntedPaws, I don't fear competition. It will just push us to go bigger and better. And you can bet our work will ALWAYS improve.
If you have watched us over the years, you know this is a fact. And it will always be true, because that is why I do this. To always grow, challenge myself and my company. And to always provide products that help you as haunted house owners Knock your customers socks off. Together "We Deliver the WOW"

Speculo
01-31-2012, 03:18 PM
We opened in 1997 - now 15+ years ago...

This was our original giant biting NETHERSPAWN puppet from 1997!
He actually was a "clown" one year in 3D.
He has been sitting in an off site shop for a couple of years now awaiting a facelift! I scanned this photo a few months ago when we were working on our online "book" project. The actor rolled him at you chomping his mouth, and sometime sprayed people with a Hudson sprayer.

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Gore Galore
01-31-2012, 03:22 PM
Ben
that is so beautiful.
The colors are so vivid.
I like!

Brianmudgett
01-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Last year we built a complete new haunt at an all new location. I bought things at Transworld, HauntCon, and West Coast like it was the end of the world. I worked with so many vendors making sure our rooms were filled. I know you wondering why I would bring this up so here is the reason. After all the Animations, all the props, masks, special effects, whateverÖ I only received one phone call from one company a few days after Halloween to wrap up the season.

It was Crystal from Gore Galore asking me how their products worked for us and if they were effective. Also she asked if there was anything that needed repaired or most importantly if I or our team had any ideas on how to make their products better. Wow, what a great vendor, a company that 150% stands behind their work. Iím looking forward to another great year and yes everything did work, looked great and was delivered on time.

Brian Mudgett
Scream Apocalypse
Vancouver, WA

Gore Galore
01-31-2012, 05:30 PM
Brian,
ALL I can say is we are honored by your comments.
Thank you.


Larry,
Duh, I totally forgot. We are doing a UV reactive Ancient Evil. We will be calling it "HellHound". You will see it at the show, but not in our booth. But it will be there.

Blade-of-the-moon
02-01-2012, 03:35 PM
Keep in mind many have 3D haunts now... I think rather than the theme you got going there you should do a CLOWN or something to go in 3D haunts. If you had a CLOWN one I'd buy it right now...

Larry

I have to 2nd this...I have a bigger soft spot for Klowns...who knew ? lol

Gore Galore
02-03-2012, 06:51 AM
I sent you a PM.
But seriously, if you want a Giant Clown head, we will do it.

My company has transformed a little as of 2010. Starting in 2010 I brought in an office manager so I could get out of the office more and bring my skills back to the table for Gore Galore. I wanted to get more into: Haunted Attraction Design and Theming, Sculpting, custom product design and construction, and working directly with our customers. So that is how I got to design and build the Scarywood Attraction "Bloody Bayou" www.gore-galore.com/gallery in Idaho, and I have done alot more sculpting than in recent years. So, that is where the Giant track creatures are coming from.

SO, we do alot more custom work. Most of the Giant Heads to date are products that comes out of custom requests. We do it ALL the time, so if you have something you would like to see as a Giant Biting head or anything else for a track system. You can bet we can do it. SO, just email me or PM me, and lets see what we can do for you.

If it is something we know will fit right into our product line, the cost will be the same or a little less than what we will sell it for retail.

Moxley Manor
02-03-2012, 08:03 AM
Looks awesome Kevin! Can't wait to check it out in St. Louis!

HauntedPaws
02-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Looks awesome Kevin! Can't wait to check it out in St. Louis!

One problem Kevin is trying to address this year is what to do with all the people standing with their mouths open when they see what he's got coming. It's pretty sick and makes the heads look like posable dolls.

Gore Galore
02-03-2012, 09:49 AM
[QUOTE=Hauntedpaws
One problem Kevin is trying to address this year is what to do with all the people standing with their mouths open when they see what he's got coming. It's pretty sick [/QUOTE]

Thanks HauntedPaws!
That is what we are looking forward to.
I thought about bringing furniture movers to carry people over to our sales desk while they are in shock. :)