This year I am making a small haunted house in our houses garage. There will be two dark hallways and two rooms/scenes. Any ideas on what to add ( Note that I'm on a small budget) that relates to the haunted house? I am including my Electric Chair prop and will have the organ music looping. Thanks!
how small of a budget? here are 2 good Halloween prop brands that work for my halloween haunted garage: 1:gemmy.com 2: tekkytoys.com the life size props for both companies seem to cost about $85+ but I'm not sure if thats what I'd call buget but gemmy makes these rely cool floating ghosts that are about $20 and tekky toys makes these good "pop up" props for about $20-$50 depending on the model.or you can make your own props out of card board/paper mache and day-glow paint (like I did) get a few black lights(the actual tube kind, the light bulbs don't work very well) get some black trash bags or plastic and hangem up to make the walls. also make a layout on graph paper(1 square=1 foot for scale). hope this helps
I have lots of Gemmy stuff. It's pretty cheap (material) stuff, but durable (kind-of). I never knew the Rising from the Grave Reapers were that cheap...I'll have to get one this year! My floating reaper lost his sound years ago, but I get new ones each year!
Black garbage bags are always a good idea - nice and cheap and easily darken the space... And scene setters actually can work well in the dark, even though they look pretty stupid in the light. (You have to have a dark wall behind them, or else you can see through... : I always combine store-bought tombstones with my homemade ones, which I make out of styrofoam insulation and paint with black spray paint.
Ha Ha, hope any of that can help!
Last Edit: Jul 10, 2010 14:44:33 GMT -5 by HHMacabre
My haunted attraction for 2012 is called RavenCroft (at Cobham Manor).
I sold my haunted stuff, I had over 20 battery operated props and a bunch of other things like rubber bats, bones, tombstones made of cardboard covered with plastic, hard heavy material, etc. it was taking up room in our closet/attic then basement and my mom wanted me to sell it. I had a haunted house through our house in 1995, then a haunted patio 1996 and 1997. I did some of the same things in the haunted patio, use black trash bags for the walls hung from wood slats on the ceiling (recently we put white metal strips covering the red wood ceiling with boards hanging down the ceiling is now flat but slanted like the old one was but lower) I did it for trick or treat night those years. Then Dorney Park started a new halloweekends in fall 1998 and I stopped doing the haunted house at my house. Halloweekends at Dorney Park is now the Haunt for the past few years and is more intense with more attractions. I have an amusement park set up on a 4 x 15 layout table built into my room attached to the wall and I have rides from Lemax and a few haunted buildings from Lemax that serve as amusement haunted attractions. I found a whole haunted mausoleum set from Lemax at a garage sale and it will be added to an empty spot on my table. I did take pictures of my haunted stuff for the haunted house I had but I'm too lazy to post them right now.
Trash bags are a good idea but to save even more money buy a roll of black plastic at your local hardware store. We used to use it at a Jaycees Haunt I did years ago. It unfolds to 8' x 100' and should be enough to do a whole garage with.
People use the stuff for landscaping.
Use a small square of cardboard like a washer when you staple it up.
PS: This will NOT pass PA or NJ fire regulations for a commercial haunt, FYI
Post by tomshutter on Sept 1, 2011 17:36:19 GMT -5
I was going to do something like this but it was too much. Right now I'm building a scene out side my house. Going to be pretty big.
I find the best stuff at Spirit halloween. However DO NOT get the rise from the grave reapers or any animated props with out seeing them work first. Most move so slow it's ridiculous. The 2 easiest scenes are a graveyard- tombstones, and a butcher shop- a few body parts. Pretty much everything else can modeled to fit this.
Another cool thing I did was put rubber props like rats in dog cages. With some red lighting it looks pretty good.
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