View Full Version : Critter Crunch?

08-22-2010, 01:11 PM
I am trying to look for something that can be used to give an effect of stepping on roaches etc. Or a DIY way to make the sound as people walk through a haunt. Thanks

Howie Slobber Erlich
08-22-2010, 02:41 PM
I believe it's Oak Island that sells Critter Crunch!

Howie "Slobber" Erlich
Deadly Intentions Haunted Attraction

08-22-2010, 04:09 PM
You could line the hallway/room with the new green Sun chip bags. They give off plenty of snap crackle and pop and they're biodegradable.

08-22-2010, 04:52 PM
Bucket of Raunchy Roaches
2 long, made of rubber and comes in a reusable storage bucket filled with over 500 roaches.

Oak Island. 99 bucks though.

I've actually heard of haunts using peanut shells.... IDK personally I think it would be too crunch though....

08-22-2010, 05:24 PM
We were also looking for Critter Crunch and aparently OAK ISLAND does not make the product anymore (or carry it, rather) from what they told me at Transworld.

08-22-2010, 06:16 PM
The two things that I have heard of people using are bubble wrap or kitty litter.

08-22-2010, 09:18 PM
Walnut shells, trust me I bought this my first yr in business and was shocked when I got it. Also if you want to do another use cut up truck tires. I just threw mine out last week.

08-23-2010, 12:21 AM

How 'bout "Corn flakes" or "Puffed rice" (go to the dollar store near you or a bulk outlet and you'll find it rather cheaply and it doersn't take much) ..I have used that quite a few times.. it seems to give "just the righ crunch" ... if used correctly ..

Granted ,yes its a bit of a clean up .. but it also bio degradable.

This would also depend on the area you would be using it in .

Just my Thoughts.


08-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Good ideas, I would need alot of walnut shells.

08-23-2010, 10:05 AM

has 500 cockroaches for $85

Dark Attraction
08-23-2010, 11:45 AM
This idea always seemed very dangerous to me. Can anybody who has tried this please address the issue of people slipping and sliding on this stuff? Seems that ambulance chasing lawyers drool over the prospect of slip and fall injuries.

08-23-2010, 03:14 PM
Packing peanuts maybe?

08-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Walnut shells, trust me I bought this my first yr in business and was shocked when I got it. Also if you want to do another use cut up truck tires. I just threw mine out last week.

and where does one BUY walnut shells?

08-23-2010, 08:32 PM
In the spirit of the advancement of the haunt industry I sacrificied a bag of my wife's egg noodles on the kitchen floor (she was out at the time) . When trodded on they sounded just like a thick carpet of snapping cracking little roach bodies. The brand I used was Pennsylvania Dutch medium egg noodles. Inexpensive and I found the sound to be loud enough so it shoud be heard over most haunted house sounds. I also did a slip test and they do not appear to be slick in their post crunch or pulverized states. Cleanup wasn't too bad and you would just have to replenish your hallway with fresh roach noodles after so many groups had walked through. Or you could always use Sun Chip bags......

08-24-2010, 04:51 PM
House of Chuckles has the rubber roaches for 15 cents each but I believe you can get wholesale pricing for bulk orders!

08-24-2010, 07:23 PM

Hear is where I got mine 4 years ago. The walnuts last forever, no problem with slipping because you don't have to cover the total floor. Sweep it up and re-use it.

RJ Productions
08-25-2010, 02:31 AM
Also, think through the idea of using any real food item....can you say REAL bugs or rodents?

The walnut shells shouldn't attract "undesireable" visitors!!

Dedending on where you live, check farm supply or industrial supply as it is used in cleaning and polishing.
Here's a link on eBay:

$18.00 for 50 lbs!!! Only 22.17 for shipping!! So you can try the shells for under $50 instead of $135.00!!

08-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Wish I wouldn't have thrown mine out, I would have given them to you. They look a little small on the ebay find but good buy. Good luck with it.

08-25-2010, 10:30 PM
At a Jaycee haunt I volunteered at we used peanut shells on the floor. It did the job, but we had to warn people before entering if they had any allergens.