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  1. Default The Darkness - Transworld 2013 
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    This will be our 20th year for the Darkness and in celebration of such we are doing a very massive renovation of The Darkness. We have been working with vendors already, working on concepts and much more. We are also doing our own DIGITAL CGI Animations not only for The Darkness 2013 but also to sell to haunt owners World Wide at the Transworld Show. We will also be offering custom vac form we are finally pressing plastic, making molds and much more. We have been working on the CGI FX for months already, and the vac form for weeks as well.

    So this 20th year celebration has been in the works for some time now... in addition to all of that we are also doing custom costumes, and those will be offered for sale at TW as well. We are going to be opening The Darkness for the TW show and we'll be doing a ton of outdoor que line stuff, live entertainment, and a totally renovated Darkness and I might add the best one ever!

    We will start later this week and once again I will post the pictures as we go. The Darkness will be the best we've ever done without any doubt and I'm really really excited about the opportunity to renovate the place for the 20th season.

    Follow this thread and we'll update you with any and all about this event.

    I do NOT think we'll do anything but The Darkness to make it easier on the stress level we've experienced over the last couple years.

    Additionally we want to seriously FOCUS on one massive renovation for The Darkness 20th season!

    All tickets will once again be sold through www.thedarkness.com and additionally you can find all the details there as well.

    Larry
     

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    That's exciting Larry! We will be there this year to see how it turns out. Good luck with the renovation and congratulations on the 20 year mark!

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    Just FYI... I will be swinging by the haunted house several times this week. I will be taking several photos of things we will SELL!

    I'm planning on selling sever items out of the haunted house. If you are interested in things we are going to get rid of let me know or just look on the trading post for details.

    We haven't started YET but we will the day after thanksgiving! Anything we plan on selling must be picked up quickly because I don't have the room to store stuff.

    Larry
     

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    Spent SEVERAL hours at the Darkness today with our new team and we have a plan... now the trick is to see if we can get it done in time. As usual I'm going ALL OUT BALLS THE WALL and I feel I must do this because its our 20th year. We didn't have the best season this year, so I've made a choice NOT to do ANYTHING to Lemp. I can't afford to... I'm putting everything in Darkness.

    I've said it before I can't nor would I feel good about opening just to open... I can't open Lemp if I'm not going to do something new worth seeing... so we'll keep the doors shut there.

    We are going back to our heart and soul and putting everything we've got into DARKNESS ONLY! And honestly its all I can afford.

    I think I'm going further than I've ever done so all the focus has to be on DARKNESS and its 20th season!

    I was there today and I should have taken pics of everything I'm going to get rid of but I forgot... I will get those photos today.

    It will be a long list I'm trying to rid my haunt of all Scarefactory animations for one... just don't want them anymore. We haven't bought really anything from them in several years so I'm getting sick of looking at it... I want to buy new stuff. So we'll have a bunch of Scarefactory stuff. We will also be selling several sets and stuff.

    We are gutting like 12 rooms total all up stairs... we will start the Monday after thanksgiving.

    Larry
     

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    Larry,

    I will be keeping an eye out for the pictures. Have a great holiday.

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    We will re-open Lemp in 2013 I just wasn't going to bother with it for the TW show... I figured everyone has seen it. Does everything think we should open it or what? I could open some new rooms of the building for you to explore or something but I don't really want to open it with actors.

    I don't know you guys tell me!

    Additionally I might have a VERY SECRET surprise for everyone very soon! I can't spill the beans yet but...

    Larry
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfrightner View Post
    We will re-open Lemp in 2013 I just wasn't going to bother with it for the TW show... I figured everyone has seen it. Does everything think we should open it or what? I could open some new rooms of the building for you to explore or something but I don't really want to open it with actors.

    I don't know you guys tell me!


    Larry
    Definitely open it for TW! The Lemp is one of my personal favorites, I think its awesome. Even if it was just lights on, no actors, behind the scenes, some new areas we didn't get to see last year (at TW) to explore as you mentioned, that would still be plenty cool!

    Mark...
     

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    Hey. Crazy concept...what about a museum style tour with placards and prerecorded audio or video clips that play and explain a behind the scenes detail about how the scene was made or something? IDK. Just a thought since no actors.
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    Hey Larry,

    I would LOVE to see Lemp!
    I've never been to Transworld before but I am going this year! Hell, I own a company that's vending there lol so you can bet your haunt I'll be there!

    Maybe with no actors, just do it at your regular price??? I have been DYING to actually visit your haunts in person, and I can promise you that you have me as a customer should you open it up!
     

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    Couple things...

    1) Okay we'll open LEMP and add it as a bonus behind the scenes tour. We'll open up some massive 20,000 square foot rooms that you can walk through and take photos of... we won't open it with actors I don't think.

    2) We will post pics starting next week when we actually start the project. First pic is attached to this email here.

    3) I am pulling out all the stops this year... if you've ever wanted to see The Darkness I think this will be it. The main reason I wasn't going to open Lemp is because I will be doing some projects for other people and I want to focus ALL OF MY TIME on Darkness because its the 20th season. We will do our best work EVER!

    4) I will post a list of vendors and people from around the industry who will help us with this massive overhaul project. See list now...

    Unit 70 - Ghost Ride - Interactive Ticketing - we are really close to ordering a few things from Gore Galore and we'll be getting Distortions to make something for us for their TV Show. I have Dan Faupel doing some drawings and he's doing amazing work.

    More vendors to be named soon!


    5) We will work next week to update www.TheDarkness.com. Prices will basically be the same as last year $50.00 for Darkness and $100 for the behind the scenes tour which we'll add The Lemp to the mix. We'll offer discounts for people who buy in January through discount codes via our facebook page. This includes Terror Visions 3D. Tickets will go on Sale January 1st. Alcove Reaper.jpgAlcove.jpgCemetary Arches [1].jpg

    6) Major upgrades we are attempting: Basically the whole entire upstairs is being re-done nothing much to the downstairs. Terror Visions will get some new animations, a new facade que room and our museum is getting something HUGE... can't say yet.


    Take care. Larry
     

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