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  1. Default Converting my Garage into a Haunt??? 
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    I've been putting on a yard haunt in my neighborhood for the past 5 years. Now I'd like to turn it into more than just a yard display and turn my garage into a 4 or more room haunt and/or maze with actor friends of mine...

    I've got a perfect walkway from the front yard to our 24' X 24' garage in back than out of the garage around the opposite side of the house to the front again!

    Does anyone have any idea's how I could do this and actually get people to walkthrough... In this day and age people are a little leary of doing more than just going to the door and getting candy!

    Also does anyone have pictures of other similar low-scale haunts such as this or tips on making walls for it and or anything else!

    Thanks!
     

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    A big Hershey bar hanging from the end of a fishing line/pole, lead them through with this. (Be sure and don't use a fishhook)
    Have either a low seperating wall between you and them or a slight elevated walkway for yourself behind the wall, all you need to see is just the top of their heads as you lead them.
    I cut a piece of 1/4inch plywood and replaced the chocolate , it makes the "prop" last alot longer with fewer repairs.
    This isn't really anyhting new . It is just a modernization of the story of the Witch with the gingerbread and candy covered house tempting Hansel and Gretel, or course candy was cheaper back then, especially if you procured that candy via magical powers.
    All that I can conjur up is another day's growth on my facial hair and killer BO.
     

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    Build it they will come! Oh yes, they will come!
    Giving People The Chills Since 2005

    http://www.warehouse31.com
     

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    I think everyone here will agree that it is alot more work to build a haunted attraction than it would be to make a baseball diamond in a cornfield, he even "cheated", he had a tractor!
    I didn't see "Field Of Dreams" until it was several years old but when I finally did see it I laughed my butt off at that famous quote because, yes, I had done just that! But it will NEVER work here, in Mount Careless, Illinoise, the middle of nowhere!
    That movie cornfield/baseball diamond is only about 70 miles from here.
    I should have famous dead baseball player autograph night here in my haunted, haunted house. Of course admission to such an incredible event would have to cost more, at least 25 cents MORE!
    (I wonder what a ticket to a baseball game cost in 1920?..25 cents?)
     

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    :twisted: go with the flow.If you have been doing a yard haunt for awhile.you should be able to get people in your garage.I get bigger in my yard every year,people come from all over to see what we do.At the beging of the night it seems like everybody gathers at the end of my driveway forming a mass a people,but as soon as the first few go in and here the screams and monsters that start to fall right in.Some still need a little help with my actors but with the right motovation they have no where else to go but forward.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonSt
    I've been putting on a yard haunt in my neighborhood for the past 5 years. Now I'd like to turn it into more than just a yard display and turn my garage into a 4 or more room haunt and/or maze with actor friends of mine...

    I've got a perfect walkway from the front yard to our 24' X 24' garage in back than out of the garage around the opposite side of the house to the front again!

    Does anyone have any idea's how I could do this and actually get people to walkthrough... In this day and age people are a little leary of doing more than just going to the door and getting candy!

    Also does anyone have pictures of other similar low-scale haunts such as this or tips on making walls for it and or anything else!

    Thanks!
    INVITATIONS!! POSTERS, FLYERS!
    And some of the local radio and TV stations will plug a good home haunt... All ya gotta do is ask!! :twisted:

    As stated above - "Build it and they will come..." but try the invitations, posters and flyers to help share your work! :wink:
     

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    i agree, build it and they will come. my wife and i started a small haunt 3 years ago, now we are one of the most popular free haunts in North East PA. people like to be scared and if you are doing a good thing for the young kids in your community like running a haunt then the community will see the good you are doing. good luck
     

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    I've seen more and more home haunters create websites for their attractions...its amazing!

    Home haunting has exploded!

    www.HauntedOverload.com is one that I know of...

    Larry
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfrightner
    I've seen more and more home haunters create websites for their attractions...its amazing!

    Home haunting has exploded!

    www.HauntedOverload.com is one that I know of...

    Larry
    Larry,
    That's very true and keeps getting larger every year.
    I think it's just the begining!
     

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    Don't forget...

    www.terrorsyndicate.com
    and
    www.methodzofmadness.com

    Happy Haunting. -Tyler
     

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