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    Does anyone else use this or have this in your haunt? I went through my closet at home a while back and did some spring cleaning and took some of my old clothes to our haunted house. We decided to make a walk through closet area with clothes hanging on either side with enough room for actors to hide behind. Trouble is....it just doesnt look right! Maybe I need some older vintage clothes or maybe something like grandpa use to wear?? Or maybe if its dark enough, it doesnt really matter? Any input?
     

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    If there's enough room, how about adding a high shelf in there? It'll give you a spot to put in some nic-nacs like toys, hats, old shoes, and, heck, you can dangle a few scarfs off of it to help hide the actor inside.
     

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    How about a secret passage that opens when you close the door ? It would scare the clausterphobic patrons, get the ones who fear the dark, AND scare the people who fear the unknown.... I personally think this RAWKS... Whn door is closed secret passagewall is open....door is open secret passage wall is closed ( could be operated by man or by weights. This way you can decorate the closet PERMANENTLY ( I.E. U glue down or screw down everything and let it remain much like that of a small confined closet.... ( Coonfined being the concentration of the scare ) People are scared to death of closets.. I would makeit small and slender then hang clothes on both sides.... ( Just my .02 worth )
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    I love the closet scare, i put it in every haunt that it fits. As suggested earlier the key is to have a shelf that runs over head longways on either side, blankets, shoes, and boxes are great up there. I normally put a back massager (the kind with two hammer like things that pound) on a remote christmas tree switch on the opposite side of the actor. the actor triggers it (just put it in a box with a few empty cans, great noise) and then attacks as they are distracted.
    I love to put this room right after a childs bedroom, or any bedroom really the placement is what makes it feel right. Fire treat the clothes as this room is considered storage of combustables!
    I have also added a pull down attic access in the closet with a mini spotlight on it as they have to walk under it they are ancy and very distracted. Great room! good luck with it.
    Allen H
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H View Post
    I love the closet scare, i put it in every haunt that it fits. As suggested earlier the key is to have a shelf that runs over head longways on either side, blankets, shoes, and boxes are great up there. I normally put a back massager (the kind with two hammer like things that pound) on a remote christmas tree switch on the opposite side of the actor. the actor triggers it (just put it in a box with a few empty cans, great noise) and then attacks as they are distracted.
    I love to put this room right after a childs bedroom, or any bedroom really the placement is what makes it feel right. Fire treat the clothes as this room is considered storage of combustables!
    I have also added a pull down attic access in the closet with a mini spotlight on it as they have to walk under it they are ancy and very distracted. Great room! good luck with it.
    Allen H
    Allen, That's great!!! I'm trying to imagine what type of back massager you are talking about? That would be an excellent way to distract them!!! Thanks for the advise ALL!!

    I placed the walk through closet coming out of a bathroom scene. I hope I've placed this right!?
    Last edited by Scareview; 08-06-2009 at 07:55 AM.
     

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    Here you go,
    Sometimes they come with a heat feature, If they do I always open them up and completly disable the heat feature just out of caution. I use these alot bungee cord them inside of a coffin against the lid (bungee holds them down but allows them to beat the lid), Or put them in a metal garbage can, or in boxes with a few aluminum cans, a great remote noise maker/ distraction.
    The remote switch I use is a christmas tree switch, it has a female to plug your prop into, the male plugs into an outlet, and a 15' green cord off of that has a red rocker switch at the end of it, the cords run about $9 at hobby lobby here in TX but Im sure you can find them all over. I will often lengthen the cord to get the reach I need.



    Here is the massager type I use (brands vary- new from $40 to $80) Its called a thumper type.
    Hope this helps,
    Allen H
     

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