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Raycliff Manor
05-13-2009, 04:06 PM
Man have we been busy working on trying to get MANY things together for Raycliff Manor! It's eating me alive not to say anything, but I'm hoping to have really big news soon! There are some very exciting developments that, should everything click into place the way it appears to be headed, I hope to announce in the very near future!

Kel

BruiseMuse
05-13-2009, 05:31 PM
You're being a tease! ;)

Darkblood
05-13-2009, 06:35 PM
C'mon Kel! Do tell!
Just post it right below here...
Nobody else will see it...promise *crosses fingers*
lol

N2SPOOKINU
05-13-2009, 07:37 PM
Ok Bro, it's not nice to tease me like that even though I'm your brother. You better speak up or I'm tellin MOM! LMAO Good luck with all your endeavors

Raycliff Manor
05-14-2009, 10:05 AM
There are a number of you who know the trials and tribulations we've gone through to establish and grow the Raycliff Manor business. I've learned many ways to enjoy Top Ramen too! LOL We've been the unfortunate recipients of a couple of really bad apples in the past, a burglary, last minute loss of lease, etc., but the passion (sickness) that we all share has refused to let the dream die. With the encouragement and support of our haunt family and friends, we've always managed to dig deep within and keep on keeping on! When we have the final stamp of approval for the next phase of our development, which is what we're waiting for and we're told that at this point it's just a formality, we are going to take a very exciting step!

Alright, I'll admit it, I'm being a little superstitious and I'm holding my tongue until I have all my "i's" dotted and all my "t's" crossed! I will say this... we may be taking a step with Raycliff Manor that we hadn't planned to take this early on in the life of the business. You have no idea how hard it is for me to not say anything! LOL There's only one person who frequents this forum who knows because he is going to be very instrumental in this action. ; ) As you can see from Greg's post, I haven't even shared the news yet with my own flesh and blood! Yeah, I'm being WAY superstitious! LMAO! Now I hope I haven't already jinxed it! I hope to have an update very soon! Wow, I really do feel like a tease now! I hope I haven't over-sold the forthcoming news. LOL Thanks for putting up with the rantings of an excited mad-man!

Kel

Raycliff Manor
05-20-2009, 06:39 PM
It's official! Raycliff Manor Haunted Attraction will now be extended to include a second attraction! We just got final sign off from SBA on an expansion loan and we are pulling the trigger on a number of things we had ready and waiting for the green light. As you can probably guess, Lee and I are as busy as ever working out the logistics of everything. It's amazing how many things are impacted by the addition of a new attraction! Rick Whitlow of Darkwire Design has already begun renovations on our website. We've also retained the services of Kip Polley of Pale Night Productions to not only consult, but to also come out and spend 5 days working on a great number of enhancements to sets, props, sound, etc. on both attractions. We've already had our initial meeting/consultation and Kip is amazing! I don't think there's much that he can't do! I hadn't even realized that Kip was an engineer. We are very excited about this next big step in the evolution of Raycliff Manor! This fall is going to blow the socks of our guests!!! Things are moving onward and upward!

Kel

Nightgore
05-20-2009, 06:52 PM
Kel,

That's awesome news! You know, if you need ANY help this summer, I'm just a phone call away... I'll come down and help as much as I can!

I cannot wait to see the pics of the new construction, sets, etc. etc.

Awesome stuff man, I'm uber happy for you! -Tyler

N2SPOOKINU
05-20-2009, 08:49 PM
Thats GREAT news Bro. I have one question. Where is the new attraction going to be? Are you using the other building for that one or whats the plan? Just curious!
Good luck with the expansion Kel ,Lee and crew
I might be able to give you a hand after i get done painting Moms house. Let me know.
Greg
AKA Bro
Fearfest

elowther
05-21-2009, 01:08 PM
Congratulations Kel!

That's awesome to be able to expand sooner than you expected. A new attraction is always really exciting to plan out and then to see it finished is a lot of hard work but so rewarding in the end.

Good luck and post photos along the way if you have time.

Eric

SomeThingInTheIce
05-21-2009, 05:24 PM
Wow, thats great! Keep us updated and take pics of the new haunt as it gos up.

Mr Nightmarez
05-22-2009, 06:59 AM
Congrats Kel!

drfrightner
05-22-2009, 02:02 PM
Kelly,

Congrats... what is the second attraction going to be like? Larry

xxxdirk
05-22-2009, 02:16 PM
Hey Kel,
Just saw this post. Congrats man. I am so very proud of you. Someday I will have to sit down and talk to you and find out how you keep pulling all the rabbits out of your hat. I THOUGHT THAT WAS MY JOB!!! Cant wait to hear all about it at MHC!!

Darkblood
05-22-2009, 02:53 PM
Congratulations Kel!

Kirk

Raycliff Manor
05-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the kind words of support! Here's the basic storyline we've come up with. I may edit/modify it a bit before the website updates are finalized:

"Something strange has been taking place in the old Raycliff Manor Carriage House. Strange sounds have been heard and unusual flashes of light have been appearing in the normally darkened windows. There's a feeling of electricity in the air and steam appears to be rising from the top of the Raycliff Carriage House!

In the Raycliff Carriage House, Professor Walter Widget has stumbled upon some old equipment, not just any equipment, but that used by Dr. Raycliff himself in his experiments to extract fears from those unfortunate enough to be submitted to his treatments. Now the professor has figured out how to re-ignite the old steam driven machinery and a strange obsession has overtaken him. All he needs are willing subjects. Are you willing? Come and encounter the disorienting and mind bending experience the victims of Raycliff Manor faced when suffering the extraction of their fears. You may also be confronted with your fears as you brave the many twists and turns inside the Raycliff CARRIAGE HOUSE!"

We're planning to have the "Professor" character in the intro room surrounded by a steampunk set. Once he does an introduction, he'll introduce the guests into the experience! The contents of the rooms/halls in the attraction are still under development. There is going to be a LOT of changes/enhancements to Raycliff Manor and then the addition of the "Carriage House" attraction. We are busy and enjoying it!;)

Kel

SomeThingInTheIce
05-23-2009, 06:16 PM
SteamPunk, rock on Kel! You can get very creative with a steampunk set, we may have to do a road trip and come see your haunt this year.

Thanks for the kind words of support! Here's the basic storyline we've come up with. I may edit/modify it a bit before the website updates are finalized:

"Something strange has been taking place in the old Raycliff Manor Carriage House. Strange sounds have been heard and unusual flashes of light have been appearing in the normally darkened windows. There's a feeling of electricity in the air and steam appears to be rising from the top of the Raycliff Carriage House!

In the Raycliff Carriage House, Professor Walter Widget has stumbled upon some old equipment, not just any equipment, but that used by Dr. Raycliff himself in his experiments to extract fears from those unfortunate enough to be submitted to his treatments. Now the professor has figured out how to re-ignite the old steam driven machinery and a strange obsession has overtaken him. All he needs are willing subjects. Are you willing? Come and encounter the disorienting and mind bending experience the victims of Raycliff Manor faced when suffering the extraction of their fears. You may also be confronted with your fears as you brave the many twists and turns inside the Raycliff CARRIAGE HOUSE!"

We're planning to have the "Professor" character in the intro room surrounded by a steampunk set. Once he does an introduction, he'll introduce the guests into the experience! The contents of the rooms/halls in the attraction are still under development. There is going to be a LOT of changes/enhancements to Raycliff Manor and then the addition of the "Carriage House" attraction. We are busy and enjoying it!;)

Kel

maliciousstudios
05-24-2009, 10:08 AM
I have a artist I have been working on from the Ukraine he kicks ass at Steam Punk stuff. I have been trying to carry his stuff for sometime since the U.S. has nothing like it.... Of course there is the language barrier that makes it pretty hard to make business deals.... I would love to bring some of his work to you guys, this makes me want to keep trying.

http://lc.fdots.com/cc/lc/7a/7ae6fccea3ea1c2a083fe6ac5c2d28a5.jpg

Raycliff Manor
06-28-2009, 10:11 AM
Well, after a week of enduring record breaking heat, Kip and his brother Tyler have come and gone. Lee and I still need to put some finishing touches and scene details on Raycliff Manor, but Kip has done an AMAZING job! He had something like 13 projects he was working on for us and he's coming back later this summer to do one more in Raycliff Manor. Then he's doing work for us in the new attraction!

Some of these will make much more sense when you see the completed pictures. For example, the Isolation Room is a door with a small window in it. You look in the window as you trigger the straight jacket guy who slams into the window. The sound effects are awesome too!

Here are a few pix that were taken during the construction. Again, these do not represent the finished product by any means! I plan to take some photos and some short video clips of these and a number of the other scenes to share once we've added the final touches.

Hall of Doors in progress:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2323.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2324.jpg

More pictures will be posted in replies in a minute to comply with the maximum 4 pictures per post rule...

Thanks for looking!

Kel

Raycliff Manor
06-28-2009, 10:12 AM
New Character and Sound added to Boiler:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2320.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2321.jpg

Raycliff Manor
06-28-2009, 10:13 AM
Opening/Drop Panle Sideboard:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2325.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2326.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2327.jpg

Raycliff Manor
06-28-2009, 10:14 AM
Isolation Room:

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2316.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2319.jpg

http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/KellyAllenPhotos/2009%20UPDATES/IMG_2328.jpg

Nightgore
06-28-2009, 10:45 AM
Very nice! An intense actor will really make that room, very cool! -Tyler

kpolley
07-01-2009, 09:20 AM
Kelly,

Thanks for the kind words about our work. We are very happy that you're pleased and we look forward to doing more work with you in the future. Thanks.

Nightmare_Trance
07-02-2009, 08:29 AM
Kel,

The pictures look great! Keep us posted on the progress!

Raycliff Manor
07-02-2009, 08:50 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback and thanks again Kip. We got home last night from the haunt at about 11:30. I spent the whole day paiting. I'm getting ready to get back on the road and go do it again. I'm painting the Hall of Doors. I'll try and get some more progress pix today if I can. The Hall of Doors is going to make much more sense when it's finished. I still plan to try and capture some video footage of some of the scenes in action too. I can't believe how sore I am today... and we haven't even started the build out of our second attraction yet! I keep telling myself it'll all come together; it always does. :D

Kel