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View Poll Results: What is the most important factor in creating a sucessful house haunt?

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  • scenery/fascades

    50 32.47%
  • sound

    10 6.49%
  • fog/lighting

    7 4.55%
  • props

    15 9.74%
  • actors

    72 46.75%

Thread: HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE HAUNT

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    Hey, I need some help on building my first house haunt. Please give me some tips, thanks.
     

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    You missed one...marketing. Sure you need the things listed above in the haunted house but as I have read "what use is having the best scare in the world if no one sees it." Another one that probably is more important than marketing is having a good business plan. A haunt is a business after all. "if you fail to plan then you plan to fail" is another quote I've read. Sure I don't own a haunt or work in one but this is just the stuff that I have learned from all the haunt proffessionals on this website and I'm sure they'd tell you the same thing.
    Afraid of the dark?........You should be.
     

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    marketing and a business plan arent as important if your doing a home haunt. I will assume your starting a home haunt since your posting in the home haunting 101 section Skops???
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com
     

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    Yea. I wanna make a house haunt but I dont have any props. All i have is 2 strobes, 2 fogs, and a blacklight.
     

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    http://www.halloweenmonsterlist.info/

    is one of the largest prop how-to sites, you should be able to get a lot of prop ideas from there.

    Also you should check out http://www.minionsweb.com/links.htm , it hasnt been update recently but most of the links still work, and there is alot of good ones on there.
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com
     

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    I picked actors from the list because they are the lifes blood of the house. You could have the best of eveything in your haunt but a bad actor can kill all of that. On the other hand maybe the props are not the best and the sound could be better and the lighting needs to be adjusted, a great actor is what they will remember. Don't get me wrong you want to make everything the best you can and you should but sometimes it's not in the cards (read money into that) always go with the great actor.
    Giving People The Chills Since 2005

    http://www.warehouse31.com
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget-evilusions
    marketing and a business plan arent as important if your doing a home haunt. I will assume your starting a home haunt since your posting in the home haunting 101 section Skops???
    Oops. ops: I kinda forgot that this was a home haunting section. www.theskeletonscloset.com is also a good website for everything you're looking for except actors. :wink:
    Afraid of the dark?........You should be.
     

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    actors ussually suck, and theyre cocky



    Awww man that sounds beautiful! no props....2 strobes, 2 fogs, and a blacklight - i love it. Sounds like me a few years ago. I wsh I could go back in time to where a blacklight made me happy,,, to where a bloody hand on the ground was my main prop.

    Hey Mr. Guest you have a fun adventure of learning ahead of you....if your grabbed already, this journey will never end. I feel like your being born right now :twisted: Hah your probly like "uhh actually I just wanna put up a few decorations for halloween this year buddy, calm down"....no but YA your being born :twisted:

    aww your gonna have way too much fun, is this your first year trying to haunt on this kind of level? not even fair dude

    Are you doing a yard display or a structured haunted house?
    my yellow in this case is not so mellow, infact I'm tryin to say, its frightened like me
     

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    Mr. Chips Guest
    OK. This is a scene I thought up for my haunted house this year: The people walk into this room where its pitch black and the door closes behind them. Next a strobe light goes on and a guy in an electric chair starts thrashing around and foaming at the mouth. Then the strobe goes off and red lights go on. Then Leatherface chases them from behind while their exit is fogged up. The people will be chased into a graveyard scene.
    Does anyone know how to build a good electric chair?
     

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    Mr. Chips Guest
    This is my first year too. I have no idea what Im doing. This is what i have: 3 fogs, 2 strobes, Halloween soundtrack, 2 actors, blacklight. Im trying to build this thing in my garage. Im gonna buy a leatherface costume with chainsaw, some red lights, and possibly a pizza face. The pizza face would be my main prop besides the electric chair. Its 45$ plus shipping. www.brutalimages.net/store.htm check it out
     

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