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  1. Default Scareside 2009 (10-6-09) UPDATE 
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    I'm going to be 17 this year and going to put on our biggest haunt yet as a senior year celebration. Below is the plan for our haunt. Right now it's an Burned up Asylum with the spirit of a crazed murderer named Ryan. (More to come in the story)

    Now I am an A/V freak so we have many video and lighting effect being put in this year like a pre-show and all the lights will be dimmed / controlled from a LOR unit, DMX, and a PC relay board.

    Below is the layout currently planned for this year. We couldn't put it into the garage because the doors open to low for the 8' panels.

    Tell me what you think of the design. Or suggestion of what we could add.

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    Looks very good! Although I don't know what a meat shop and a spiders room would be doing in an asylum... Make do with what you got!

    Is this going to be a free standing structure then?

    Can't wait to see how it turns out!
     

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    Yeah it's going to be free standing. I'm not sure if we should get a tent or just put plastic over the top.

    Also those rooms were changed to kitchen, and the spiders is just a run down hallway with a lot of bugs.
     

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    Looks good man! Are you using wooden wall panels or black plastic? For our home haunt we made a maze by putting wooden posts in the ground and then we attached black plastic sheeting between them to create walls. It worked great! We will be doing the same thing for this year's haunt. It obviously isn't as good as wooden wall panels, but it works for our haunt and it is cheaper then wooden wall panels.

    What did you use to sketch up that plan?
     

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    Yeah we are going to be using Wall panels and plastic for the roof. Also yes that was made in Google Sketchup. Works good for basic stuff like this.
     

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    Be sure and reinforce the black plastic roof if it's going to be up for any length of time (especially if chance of rain).

    I made that mistake last year. It's amazing how much water it can catch in such a short amount of time.

    After being practically flooded I ended up using some light weight welded wire (already had it) and stretched it across my roof with a few 2x's here and there for support. Black plastic over that and it held up really well despite the amount of rain we got last year.
     

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    After talking to my parent and some friend most are saying to put it in the garage. The main reason is they think that since we are not "popular" yet that many will just be afraid and not actually go in the backyard. Also, insurance. So I came up with a few ideas for the garage, which also has a list of cons and pros.

    Pros: No roof to build, saves $$$: Compressor can go outback so it's quieter: Controlled sets for building and lighting.

    Cons: Smaller space: Garage doors installed call for custom panels to be built (to short for 8'): Facade hard to secure to side of house

    So with these in mind I went and designed a design for a garage version of our haunt. It's a 16x20' space so it is a decently sized area. Tell me what you think.
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    Forget the doors - how high is the ceiling in the garage?
     

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    when we did it in our garage like that.
    we have to cut those panels down to 6' 7".
    it make quite a cool effect, cause its really claustrophobic.
    Owner of The Fear Experience Haunted House in Cleveland, Ohio, voted the #1 haunted house in Ohio, and #14 in America by Funtober. The Fear Experience Haunted House was called the premier haunted attraction in northeast ohio by cleveland.com and #1 in cleveland by metromix.
     

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    There are three measurements for the garage.

    The ceiling is 9' Tall, the doors them self are 7'8, and the rails they are on are 7'6.

    In the end this means in the back I can use my old 8' panels, but for the front I have to make 7'6 panels and one 7'4 panel (that one goes under the rails).
     

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