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    Really couldn't have asked for a better showing....

    Really couldn't have asked for a better showing. It was hard to compete with them on that side of the room. The effects are just amazing and with the versatility to change, they have a great future...
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    Depends what style an era you're looking for, but...

    Depends what style an era you're looking for, but we already made a bunch this year with aluminum sheeting and the kickdown door stops with strap hinges found at any hardware store. I thought we'd...
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    Poll: Gore is so over done and so easy that people...

    Gore is so over done and so easy that people become desensitized to it. Creepy is an atmosphere that is so subtle that people cannot always place their finger on what exactly is the cause of it....
  4. Cemeteries saving endanger species?

    I always enjoy reading NPR and found this little article fascinating:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128786311
  5. As amusing as I find this, it brings up a very...

    As amusing as I find this, it brings up a very important subject.

    While having a raspy voice and saving on makeup since you're already pale and have a cold sweat might seem like a wonderful...
  6. Don't forget advertising. If you want to have a...

    Don't forget advertising. If you want to have a for profit haunt you can never underestimate the value of advertising. Social media, TV, radio, print, comp tickets/discounts- all of these add to...
  7. We used a local sculptor. Plenty of talented art...

    We used a local sculptor. Plenty of talented art students out there who always are looking to make some money
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    We prefer to use Google Sketch-Up. It's a very...

    We prefer to use Google Sketch-Up. It's a very simple CAD program, easy to use, and free. The best part is making your haunt 3D to get a good feel for it as a walkthrough. Obviously though a...
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    We tried this, but with so many kid-friendly...

    We tried this, but with so many kid-friendly events around town it wasn't a very profitable venture. A fun experiment though! I don't think the perception was negative- but we made sure to do it only...
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    And what do we do with that pesky District of...

    And what do we do with that pesky District of Columbia? It's not really a state so we can't accept it in the 'South' per say.
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    What! Virginia isn't included in the South???

    What! Virginia isn't included in the South???
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    Allen H- I think I know of it by a different...

    Allen H- I think I know of it by a different term, a Delta Maze. I assume that's what you are referring to? or something very similar.
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    You can have my cell phone when you pry it from my cold texting fingers :P LOL OMG

    As far as cell phones go, you're not gonna get them away from people so don't even think about it. Who in their right mind would leave a cell phone in a pile with everyone else's? How are you going...
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    The best trained are the pre trained!

    We have been progressively getting better and better at training our actors. As far as who trains them- well that would be the stage management team. It use to consist of just myself and the...
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    Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    Ever thought of bringing some children into the mix? Kids can be hard to control, but if you get some older ones who are willing to commit you could go for a Children of the Corn type scenario in...
  16. Ents

    We had a custom built Tree costume made last year that was a hit. In broad daylight you would still be somewhat fooled by it- but at night it was a tree just like any other. Customers found it so...
  17. Mirror sheeting?

    It really depends on how long you want the walls to last, and Lexan is obviously the way to go, but you could also look into Mirror Foil Sheeting Contact Paper.
    Personally I think the reflection...
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    Lewis is right, Darkwood Manor would fit both...

    Lewis is right, Darkwood Manor would fit both profiles as not only an awesome haunt to review (who else is able to pull off an HP Lovecraft homage?) but also amazing/authentic costumes and masks.
    ...
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    Being an ops manager myself (technically we have...

    Being an ops manager myself (technically we have 2 ops manager and since I deal with actors predominantly I get called the stage manager) I think it's vitally important for growth. The stress level...
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    Poll: Never use a pull start mower. We tried this...

    Never use a pull start mower. We tried this variation and in the excitement people got snagged fingers and cracked knuckles (myself included.) Push start is the way to go on anything motorized.
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    Poll: thank you for showing the patience to explain why...

    thank you for showing the patience to explain why I was careful in my phrasing choice to start. I just needed a nap.
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    Poll: Like Likkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

    Like
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    LIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    LIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    Fantastic!

    I'm sure I made myself abundantly clear both there and at the bar- but let me one more time. I had a FANTASTIC time at FearFest. You're actors/actresses are amazing! Thank you especially for taking...
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    Poll: Columbia Haunt Tour

    So for those of you who went on the bus tour- which one was your favorite? Yeah I rode the buses to- and yeah I was pretty tired at the end, but which one did you LIKE!? We did The Darkness both...
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    AHHHRRGG we should have gotten the minivan- or...

    AHHHRRGG we should have gotten the minivan- or flown. I have to sit in the same car as you for 12 hours??

    and it's I64 the entire way, the ENTIRE way- I told you there was nothing cool on 64,...
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