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Dr. Giggles
08-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Hey everybody,



Alright do you find Scream scary? See im asking this because im debating weather or not i should put him in the haunt. I mean when i first saw the movie he gave me the heeby jeebies. But he just doesnt seem to frighten a lot of people these days, whats everyones opinion?




Thanks!


-Zackary J

MMManiac
08-10-2008, 02:12 PM
To be honest stay away from ALL horror movie characters... First of all you don't want any Hollywood Lawyers knocking on your door. second is un-original. Be creative. Develop your own characters :)

poison
08-10-2008, 03:42 PM
WEAK! NOT SCARY AT ALL!
And has anyone EVER heard of a hollywood lawyer hassling anyone for using characters from movies?

Jim Warfield
08-10-2008, 04:25 PM
Some lawyer has hassled people making masks of copyrighted characters.
Yes they have.

Dr. Giggles
08-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Well i cant just as easily get around that by saying its not the scream killer its just a guy in a mask with a knife cant i? Anyway its not for me, trust me i have my own forte of origional characters ranging from Nak the clown to Null the zombie or Obe The Butcher. I was just thinking about it, because we are short on cash right now im trying to come up with cheap yet effective costume ideas....its harder then i thought it would be.

So any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

-Zackary J

Jim Warfield
08-10-2008, 05:07 PM
Short on cash for a costume?
how about "Nil" the Nudist!
Very scary!

Dr. Giggles
08-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Mmmm indeed, its very terrifieng Jim. Yet alas i dont think that monster would appeal or even scare to many customers, but please keep the ideas coming hahaha.

Thanks

-Zackary J

Chaos
08-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Alright do you find Scream scary?


-Zackary J


Scream isn't scary any longer because the character was waaaay overdone. Scary Movie didn't help.

shawnc
08-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Not scary.

Kids could buy the mask and hood for $8 at any store a few years ago. Right after the first movie came out you could probably get some scares with it. Now people would just look at it and say, "Oh, look, somebody in one of those Scream movie masks."

SheDevil
08-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Please keep the ideas coming hahaha.

Thanks

-Zackary J

How about a ventriloquist with one of those little dolls like Chucky but not Chucky? They could be having an argument at the beginning of the haunt and the doll could be threatening the ventriloquist. Then as people make their way through the haunt, it could become apparent that the doll has escaped and has wreaked havoc all over the haunt, even injuring the ventriloquist and possibly later murdering him or her. You would just need to buy a couple or three of the same dolls for that and then get somebody to play the ventriloquist. Then stage whatever scenes you want to show that the dummy has wreaked havoc everwhere.

And mimes can be scary and cheap costume-wise.

How about some Harry Potter stuff for the kids? Pretend you're eating those nasty flavored jelly beans like vomit, ear wax, sardines, spinach, etc., and that you're going to make them eat them too. Come on people. What other nasty flavors did they have?

These are just some ideas to get you started thinking.

actiondeath
08-10-2008, 07:59 PM
I like the vent. idea. I wanted to do that using one of my kids as the doll. Problem was, by the time either of them were able to interact with me on that level, they were too big to carry in one arm like that.

A creepy marionette is another good one... The puppetmaster could be on stilts in some kind of circus garb.

Depending on your show theme, dirty miners, mechanics, hillbillies, bikers, thugs are all easy costumes to make. A lot of people are afraid of them.

Dr. Giggles
08-10-2008, 08:02 PM
Hmmm i rather like that ventriloquiest idea, and i give you kudos for originality. Yet sadly it tends to be the desire to be origional that makes things...well...UN origional. And this is not really a child intended haunt, it leans more towards the ages of 12 and up...

Yeah but the thing is that our theme this year is an Ode to famous movie killers. We are trying to make them feel like the are paart of some of these horror films and that they are legetimately being chased by michael myers or freddy kruger. And im trying to come up with cheap ways to make this possible but still very scary...t just doesnt seem likely.


But thanks all for the input on the scream killer.

Motograter
08-11-2008, 10:02 PM
I guess it's really up to you. How do you feel about the idea?? I know many people on here have said before in the past to stay away from the horror movie characters. Yes I can admit I have seen some pretty cheesy scenes before. But on the other hand I have seen some kicka$$ horror movie rooms like your Jason's/Freddy/Pinhead/Leatherface etc. You just got to pull it off right. All depends on your actors and how the room is made up. I worked for a haunt years ago that did the scream room. And it was pretty cool because of the actors. There was a female actor getting stabbed to death by the "scream dude"and she had the most blood curdling scream I have ever heard. She made that whole room. She also was smearing blood on the walls the was coming from her chest. Then just dropped dead. It looked pretty cool and freaked a lot of people out.

Dr. Giggles
08-12-2008, 12:24 PM
Hmm see i like that idea a lot. The idea that my friend had was that we would plant a decoy in i dunno like ever other group and then the scream killer would leap out behind a corner and just stab that person in the group to death. Then they would be like ...umm didnt he just come in with us? OH NO! RRUUUN !

Er thats what my friend suggested, what do you think?


-Zackary J

MMManiac
08-12-2008, 01:05 PM
Your going to have to have quite a few decoys and that person is going to get very tired very quick and to be honest it has been done befor and very few will really beileve its "real." Now if you reversed it. Have a decoy go in with a group and have an actor jump out and scare the group. The decoy can act like he was so scared and wiped out a gun and "shot" your actor, I would then be like "Oh Shit" and run lol

Jim Warfield
08-12-2008, 01:51 PM
A girl was killed another one forever crippled by one of those blank or unloaded guns at at a haunted hayride in..? Alabama? About 6 yrs. ago.

Dr. Giggles
08-12-2008, 07:20 PM
A girl was killed another one forever crippled by one of those blank or unloaded guns at at a haunted hayride in..? Alabama? About 6 yrs. ago.

Really? Thats actually really scary.....wow ok so no offense MManiac but i dont think that will work out in our haunt.
And no i dont think we will need more then one decoy because iv decided that he/she will act all scared ((Scream in middle of haunt)) and not really talk to anybody, or he can be sociable i havnt really decided yet, but once he gets stabbed he hangs low for a while then puts on dunno maybe some different clothes then makes a really round about way to the entrance of a haunt, and so on and such forth? Pleas be harsh with your comments i need feedback!
Oh and if you think i should drop this idea all together please give me other ideas!

Jim Warfield
08-12-2008, 07:49 PM
The Police took the gun away from a Hell- House-Haunt in Rockford, Ill. they were discharging blanks inside of an old refrigerated cooler with it full of customers.
(It was extremely LOUD!)

Dr. Giggles
08-12-2008, 10:19 PM
That i do not doubt. Fridges tend to have very nice acoustics hahahaha. Did they suffer any lawsuits?

And were any ear drums popped in the process? Hahaha

-Zackary J

Jim Warfield
08-12-2008, 10:58 PM
I was told another agency of the government was there the same day and told them they could no longer display rancid beef for the rotten smell effect.

There was a haunt on Devil's Glen Road called "The Hospital" (in a barn) where they used Ghallagher's old act of smashing things with a large wooden mallet on a table for entertainment. Instead of fruits and vegetables they smashed animal organs (the "pumping" kind, not the playing kind)
My question was, who would want to clean such a mess up?
Especially if it got to brew for a few hot days first?

Haunting Copy
08-12-2008, 11:16 PM
A girl was killed another one forever crippled by one of those blank or unloaded guns at at a haunted hayride in..? Alabama? About 6 yrs. ago.

This is also how Brandon Lee died on a movie set (Bruce Lee's son).

Sarah

Jim Warfield
08-13-2008, 12:30 AM
And an actor named John Hextrom? Handsome young man, star of his own short lived TV show.
A real bullet did the damage and murder but the real gun was thought to be empty or firing blanks.

Dr. Giggles
08-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Wow actually i cant think of a worst way to go...not knowing your going to go....must be horrible.

Haunting Copy
08-14-2008, 10:06 AM
Wow actually i cant think of a worst way to go...not knowing your going to go....must be horrible.

OMG, really? I'd much rather not know it's coming. I'd rather be
smacked by a truck or something than feel the torture every day
of knowing that the end is near.

I've always thought being eaten by a shark would be the coolest
way to go. It's all-natural, nothing goes to waste, it doesn't take
up land resources, and you get your fifteen minutes of fame, to boot! :D

Sarah

FearSeeker
08-14-2008, 12:56 PM
OMG, really? I'd much rather not know it's coming. I'd rather be
smacked by a truck or something than feel the torture every day
of knowing that the end is near.

I've always thought being eaten by a shark would be the coolest
way to go. It's all-natural, nothing goes to waste, it doesn't take
up land resources, and you get your fifteen minutes of fame, to boot! :D

Sarah

Sarah,

I'm definitely with you on NOT wanting to know it's coming.

However, I'm trying to decide whether I want to go deep sea diving with you. Maybe with you there wanting to be "fish bait," I wouldn't have anything to worry about? Or since you're supposed to never dive alone, would you be attracting the sharks to both of us? I'll have to think about that one.

I think I'd rather just die quietly in my sleep. Who needs the 15 min of fame?

jack
08-14-2008, 04:07 PM
It's kinda old--and those damned 'scary movie' things made it funny, but you could probably still do it.

Right after the movie came out we used two of the costumes(that we actually already had--it was called 'ghostface', I think, but I can't remember who made it.

Stuck the two of them in a black maze and had them move so it looked like one got ahead of you way too fast--our blow off was when one chased you into a long dark corridor and as you ran the other popped in front of you. It got a good scream. It got an even bigger scream for the people who turned around and found a second one right behind them.

Dr. Giggles
08-14-2008, 05:26 PM
Very Cool! I like that idea a lot! But yeah how you guys could live not knowing when your going to die i cant comprehend. I guess its just me i would like to know when im going to go so i can get all i need to do in this world done.

Kevin Dells
08-14-2008, 06:04 PM
OMG, really? I'd much rather not know it's coming. I'd rather be
smacked by a truck or something than feel the torture every day
of knowing that the end is near.

I've always thought being eaten by a shark would be the coolest
way to go. It's all-natural, nothing goes to waste, it doesn't take
up land resources, and you get your fifteen minutes of fame, to boot! :D

Sarah


Not sure if your aware you did it Sarah, but you just offered yourself up for sharkbait and your ok with this. Never meet you Darlin but you already scare me! LOL

FearSeeker
08-14-2008, 06:24 PM
Very Cool! I like that idea a lot! But yeah how you guys could live not knowing when your going to die i cant comprehend. I guess its just me i would like to know when im going to go so i can get all i need to do in this world done.

Zach, nobody ever really knows for sure when they're going to die. For all we know, we could die in a car crash on our way to the convenience store later today. I hope not, but you never know.

That's why we're all supposed to live life to the fullest and live every moment as if it's our last. Relax and enjoy life, and do the things now that you're waiting to do before you go. Why put it off?

Just trying to help, not to worry you. :cool:

Dr. Giggles
08-14-2008, 06:54 PM
I know im enjoying life to the max right now! Got the best job in the world! Designing haunts. I mean i dont know many other people who can honestly say they love their job! I mean whats better then getting a midlife crisis boozer to wet his pants in fear? Honestly? Not much!

-Zackary J

Haunting Copy
08-14-2008, 08:27 PM
Sarah,
I think I'd rather just die quietly in my sleep. Who needs the 15 min of fame?

Well, duh! LOL, so would I! BUT, this would be *obviously* the next
best way to go. Can't argue that. :D

Haunting Copy
08-14-2008, 08:28 PM
Not sure if your aware you did it Sarah, but you just offered yourself up for sharkbait and your ok with this. Never meet you Darlin but you already scare me! LOL

You fellas. So closed-minded!

Sarah

Haunting Copy
08-14-2008, 08:31 PM
I mean whats better then getting a midlife crisis boozer to wet his pants in fear? Honestly? Not much!

-Zackary J

ROTFLMFAO!!! That's certainly one way of putting it!

Dr. Giggles
08-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Well honestly? cant you think of something more fun then doing that? Hahaha
But yeah i dont think being eaten by a shark would be much fun...i mean..what with the teeth and the chomping...doesnt sound like a very pleasant experience...

-Zackary J

Haunting Copy
08-15-2008, 02:42 AM
Well honestly? cant you think of something more fun then doing that? Hahaha
But yeah i dont think being eaten by a shark would be much fun...i mean..what with the teeth and the chomping...doesnt sound like a very pleasant experience...

-Zackary J


Well, as a haunter, I would have expected a more courageous
flair for the dramatic! Hmph! ;)

Jim Warfield
08-15-2008, 09:46 AM
That is why I painted my car (and made a big toothy mouth replacing the grill) to say it is "The Corn-Fed, Illinios Land shark!"
How is a shark supposed to get people if they never go near the ocean?
Nature often is in the act of slowly killing us, sometimes painfully, sometimes not.
A shark attack or death one cell at a time?
Sometimes nature is kind and eliminates our knowledge or sensations of feeling as we slowly pass on ..but leave to modern medicine to drug us to a fasle sleep then wake us up 150 times to remind us that we are not quite out of pain ..yet.
Sometimes "Nature" has it better figured out.
Of course none of this applies to someone like me who wil not ever die, I mean what would be the point in that?
When discussing knowing that your death is coming a certian time and day, been there almost did that. The psychic told me I had been given the Kiss of Death, I had a summer repreive then at the end of that August he returned and insisted I invite the 38th ghost into my house .
No.
A day ot two later was when the semi ran up my backside going 75 or 80 Mph!
If I had invited the 38th ghost from the sideyard, it would have been ME!
The sideyard has been my workspace ever since I got this house.
The old undertaker here lived to be 103, he knew Death's knock, he wouldn't answer the door!
The last two weeks of Fay F. Christian's life he was in much pain, he refused any drugs, he distracted himself by doing math problems in his head and visiting with people who came to see him, then he passed on.
He had buried all of his contemporaries.

Haunting Copy
08-16-2008, 07:04 AM
Suddenly I want to get a bunch of stuff done. <whimper>

Jim Warfield
08-16-2008, 12:48 PM
I once helped line a homemade coffin with copper sheeting. As my Dad was soldeing the seams I told the old crank whose coffin it was (for him to actually get buried in) "Where you are going, the solder will melt right out of those joints!"
He was quite a "character". I heard him once respond to the common greeting:"How are you today?"
With:"AS if you give a dam!"
In this state (at least at that time) if you were buried quick enough after death you did not have to be embalmed, and the homemade coffin also helped the local undertaker not get "rich" from the old crank's demise, which was his whole motive.
The liner for the coffin was an old greasy blanket that had been used under his car when he changed its oil. (but once you are dead and buried all your oil changes are supposed to end, I thought?)

Dr. Giggles
08-16-2008, 03:10 PM
Maybe he knew he had one more oil change left in him, eh Jim? Well that sounds like my grandfather no doubt, he went out of his way to make sure that every body waited for his death. I mean when im old, thats how i want to go, being mean old and cantankerous to those around me.

Haunting Copy
08-17-2008, 06:57 AM
Again I refer you to a great episode of The Twilight Zone, called "The Masks."

Watch it, you'll like it. :)

Sarah

Jim Warfield
08-17-2008, 08:53 AM
Don't worry about "finding" any cantankerous-ness in your old age, it will find YOU!
The failing human body helps this about all that it can giving numerous aches and pains that will not be ignored.
I just have to keep working , physically, and eventually my body pains and discomforts seem to take care of themselves.
A steady stream of customers coming through my house every night keeps me healthier than just sitting around but then the tour I give them is labor-intensive whether I want it to be or not!

TheCareTaker
08-17-2008, 01:26 PM
for get about it!