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The Nightmare Factory
09-08-2010, 12:12 AM
The Nightmare Factory at the Oregon SChool for the Deaf was chosen for an Extreme Makeover Home Edition!

Yes Ty and the gang are at OSD right now rebuilding our haunt for my kids at OSD.

Our haunt is the school rpimary fund raiser, and all the money earned goes to the students needs. Books to playgrounds, new teeth to new bikes!

WIth the help of EMHE, we now have an extreme haunted house!


09-08-2010, 05:33 AM
That's awesome!

09-08-2010, 06:30 AM
That's too cool! please let us know when it's going to air.

09-08-2010, 06:38 AM
Wishing you the best. Looks like you got a great start! Shane and its move that bus! Shane this time!

09-08-2010, 07:39 AM
Congratulations. Many of us vendors have known about this for a while. It's very exciting. Some really great companies have donated some really great stuff to the project. I actually have the pleasure of being on set the last couple days of installation to help get everything ready. I'm looking very forward to it!

09-08-2010, 08:03 AM
Coachmen, move that hearse! Can't wait to see the episode air. :)


09-08-2010, 08:11 AM
you will have to let us know when it airs.

09-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Deffinately let us know when it airs, and congratulations on this!!!

Matt Marich
09-08-2010, 09:14 AM
We just shippede a custom set of SteamPipes and resin parts!

09-08-2010, 10:31 AM
That's awesome. Good for you guys and your school.

09-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Congratulations! I can't wait to see it on tv!

damon carson
09-08-2010, 02:47 PM
So what are they doing turning a home into a haunt or what?

09-09-2010, 08:27 AM
Congrats! I am so happy to hear! And then on the other and, am not! :)
My lighting install was delayed because Bert from Minispotlight is on set doing all the lighting for your renovation!

GRRR! :)

Cant wait to see it aired!

09-14-2010, 01:16 PM

Congratulations on the Make-Over. I was really proud of the work that we did there. Sorry I couldn't stay long enough to see what you thought in person, but I was really happy with what we turned out. It was great seeing some of my fellow vendors like Scarefactory, Night Frights, Froggy's Fog, Mini Spotlight, Bad Boys, etc. I'm so happy to be part of an industry that is willing to rally around a good cause like this and I hope it helps your raise a TON of money for your school. Yourself and all your staff seem so big hearted and so genuine. I wish you guys all the best and I can't wait to see the actual show air.

Again, best of luck to you guys at the school. You deserve it. Hope to see you at TW this year!

Haunts of Richmond
09-14-2010, 01:42 PM
So awesome! Great to see the industry involved in something like this.


09-14-2010, 05:04 PM
Way to go!!! I look forward to it. Larry

The Nightmare Factory
09-15-2010, 03:18 AM
Kip, Chris, Bert, Andrew, DAVID! Tattoo, and to everyone else. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
There is a Santa and he gave our kids the best gift ever. The gift of love!

I cannot express my gratitude in word alone! I am planning to attned tranworld this year, even if for only a day or two, I want to bring a power point presentation about the E#MHE for the haunt and speak to the group about what went !

What was once a fairly ood haunt to one of the best ever.

Larry if you want to do a story for hauntworld, let's set something up.

I am beat, more later about the whole build.
nght all

09-15-2010, 08:56 AM
do you have an air date yet? I need to set up my DVR to record it.

09-15-2010, 09:15 AM
Its great to see something like this come together, and see all these vendors provide materails and products for a great casue.

Cant wait to see the show and see more pics of everything!

screamline studios
09-17-2010, 09:05 PM
That truly was a great and memorable moment for the haunt industry and i am proud to be apart of it!!!!

Jason Blaszczak


The Nightmare Factory
09-18-2010, 01:51 AM

I had no idea you were involved too. What did you donate?

I am looking to get in touch with someone at Transworld to see about doing a presentation, I also want to be there to sit down with everyone that helped the school and thank you and share stories.

Thank you to all the vendors that helped out on this amazing build. IF you are at all interested in seeig the haunt. We will open it during the West Coast Haunters Convention in May of 2011.


09-18-2010, 06:21 AM
Hi Ed!

Jason and I led the scenic team and although I am not allowed (at this point) to give many details I can say that we worked on every scene in your new haunt with an amazing crew of people working and learning right alongside us.

It was an experience I will never forget and I am very happy to have been a part of it, I wish you and the school all the best this season and in the future!

Take care,

Mike "Tattoo" Krausert

09-18-2010, 08:14 AM
If Mike and Jason had their hands in the mix it will rock!!! Two guys I love to death!! Shane and it's can't wait! Shane this time!

screamline studios
09-19-2010, 11:10 PM
thank you Shane!! I love you too bro !!! the nightmare factory will kick ass this year and many years to come, best of all for a good cause.....

Jason Blaszczak


09-20-2010, 08:56 AM
Has anyone heard about an air date yet for this? This is something i really dont want to miss watching!!!

Rotting Flesh Radio

09-20-2010, 09:31 AM
Has anyone heard about an air date yet for this? This is something i really dont want to miss watching!!!

Rotting Flesh Radio

I read somewhere that it was airing on Halloween, which would make sense since the show is normally on Sunday evenings and that of course is Halloween this year.

10-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Has anyone heard of an official air date for this show? Just out of curiousity I'd like to see it.

screamline studios
10-17-2010, 10:03 PM
hey Bruce juice !!!

The last i heard was Halloween night at 8 o'clock

jason Blaszczak


The Nightmare Factory
10-18-2010, 12:28 AM
Hey everyone...

The EMHE Nightmare Factory is up and running we just finished weekend two and OH MY GAWD! Now we are geraring up for a ten day haul starting on the 22nd.

All I can say to those of you that gave of your time, equipement and money is THANK YOU!!!

The show will air on October 31st, at 8:00PM, so most of us are going to have to dvr or tivo it!

I do have a question or two.

FIrst off, I am planning to attend transowrld this year, I'd like to speak on the topic of having your haunt made over and not beingable to help and the whole emhe thing. Who would I tlak to about getting on the agenda?

Secondly, to all those that gave to the school we at OSD would like to offer you free booth spcae at next years West Coast Haunters Convention. May 13,14,15!

You can go to www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com for more details.

Well, there you have it, as soon as we can we will post pics, we are uder a photo embargo until Nov 1st.

10-18-2010, 12:37 AM
Sounds fun... I'd love to do a haunt build off that would be FUN because I think we work best under pressure. If anyone knows how to make that happen I'd love to do that... I bet a lot of people in this industry would love to pit certain groups against certain groups to see who could do the best detail, build whatever in a short period of time. What a show that would be I'm sure...

Hopefully I can remember to TIVO this show ... someone remind everyone just before Halloween.

Post some pictures of your haunted house lets see what the haunt looks like... how is your season going so far?


11-01-2010, 11:04 PM
I am surprised no one has commented on this one yet. This was probably one of the best editions of EHM I have seen. Im not a huge fan of the show, but this one was really cool...even aside from being haunt related.

Extreme kudos to everyone that made that possible.

It is really awesome what they did for the school and those kids. It got me teary eyed (in the happy way) several times during the program. I wish that the haunt portion of the show would have went into a little more detail and showed more of the build and great people that volunteered time and products, but was again still really good. Also watched the DIY Network Thrillvania special which was also very cool....I like how much detail that one showed...Dan did a great job on that one!

I think the industry needs to step up and fight to get more programming and recognition like this. This is one reason I was bummed that they didnt show how many people were involved with and volunteered their time and products for the EHM build....I talked to Jason from Screamline after he had gotten back and the stories he had sounded like a haunters dream team and resources to work with (so much being donated), wish the program again would have shown some of that, would have been some extra positive PR gold for the industry. The haunt really did look very cool too, I liked some of the nifty ideas they emplored. Im hoping to get out there to see it in person this year during their convention.

Mike "Pogo" Hach

Killer Katie
11-02-2010, 05:49 PM
We made a special effort to watch , and although it was a good cause, they made it look like Rob Zombie and that super gay designer did it all!
We watched ecasue it's always cool to see people you know on tv, and we were so dissappointed. They should have at least shown all the designers, you know? We as a unit, don't get taken as serious as we should, because everybody thinks they can do this... shame really.

But on a positive note - WOW!!! To be able to make the money i hope they make, and ,make life better for those kids is freaking awesome!!!

Greg Chrise
11-02-2010, 06:41 PM
For those that missed it on TV


The Nightmare Factory
11-03-2010, 12:56 AM
First off, thank you to all the people that came out to our School and gave of thier time, their products and expert design experiance to OSD!

While I am not allowed to tell you how we've done so far, let me jsut say it's been freakin amazing!

I am going to post pictures as soon as I can, we have one more wekend to run and I am so tired.... Below is just a sample of the build!

Scare Factory, Pale Night, Tattoo, Night Frights.net, Screamline, Ghost Ride, Mini Spot Lights, Andrew Strain from Knott's Scary Farm, Froggy's Fog, Ann From Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Davis Graveyard, Transworld, Toby Wayne Studios, Smooth - on, The makeup crew from FrightTown, VonCharron, and so many more that I am missing!


I hope to come to TW and speak about the experiance of havig our haunt made over.

Plus (shameless plug) come out to the West Coast Haunters Convention in May, we are doing a tour of the nightmare factory this year!

As far as who build and or designed the haunt, no it wasn't Rob Zombie, he gave advice and had some time to help out, but he's busy, he coem in toward the end of the shoot. And no Micheal didn't design it either, he has input and say so and all that, but David and others from the haunt industry along with an amazing team of designers from lock and Key productions, headed up by one Alex Lacey, did the real design.

More to follow!

Ed Roberts
Founder - The Nightmare Factory

11-03-2010, 02:10 AM
I'm sure a bunch of people thought to themselves... hey I'm going to be on TV or get all this press for me and my company. Doesn't seem like the show promoted any of the people who did all the work on the haunt outside of dave who got a couple minutes.

I think the show was pretty cool but yeah there are probably people disappointed that they didn't get the credit they thought they might deserve. I would also agree it seemed like that one guy and Rob did everything... I'm sure that is not the case.

I didn't watch the show on TV so thanks for the link...

When its all said and done lets just say the school got ONE AWESOME new dorm room, that was simply if you ask me the best thing about what happened. Those kids have to be on cloud nine and that is very important.

The design work on the interior of that dorm was just awesome.

I also liked the end which showed the haunt tripled its attendance which is the best thing that could have happened.

All in all this was an amazing result for the school even if a few people who did a lot of work to build the haunt didn't get air time or whatever.

Congrats on everything the show did for your school!


11-03-2010, 04:38 AM
There always has to be those people who rain on others parade.

Who cares who did it!

If you ever watch the show, it has nothing to do with who built it.

Its all about the people they do it for.

Its thier time in the lime light - not the creators or designers.


11-03-2010, 06:01 AM
I could care less either way if I made it on the show or not.

What does matter to me is we built, painted, detailed, propped out and lit a 10,000 + sq. ft haunt in a matter of days for a school that needed it and deserved it.

I think it showcased what our Industry is capable of and really showed the artistry of what goes into our attractions these days.

I was able to work side by side with old friends as well as making new ones, the memories created and the difference we made in other people lives are something I will not forget.

Hundreds of people working together for a common goal, no fighting, no arguing, no "I'm better than you attitudes" just a well oiled machine that got the job done together!

It's amazing what people can accomplish when they put their differences aside and work together.

11-03-2010, 06:14 AM
Good for you Tattoo!

Thats exactly the right attitude and point of view!

Great Job!


The Nightmare Factory
11-04-2010, 11:23 AM
I am still waiting for a full list of who donated to the haunt...

I guess the show was going to be a two hour special, but it got nixed, so how do you take 240 hours of footage and make it into 45 mins?

ABC and the team of amazing designers and haunters and volunteers all did what they set out to do, they helped boost our attendacne through the roof!

I am glad it brought a little more attention to haunted houses and Halloween as well. It has also helped boost the economy in our town!

We have one more twoday run, the 5th and 6th, then we shut the doors and get ready to ramp it up for next year. The other thing this build has done for us is taken us to a level of haunting we've always wanted to have, but could never afford to do. Now we get to play with the big bois!

Ed Roberts

11-04-2010, 11:46 AM

That new dorm you guys got looks amazing. I'm sure your kids love it to death it looked like moving from the outhouse to the penthouse. Those designers did an amazing job on that place wow it looked great.

I'm happy to hear your attendance shot up through the roof...that should really help you program.


11-04-2010, 01:16 PM
congrats to everyone that was involved!
that was super cool. and was really cool to see scare factory get some shine for what they were involved with... maybe thats why they got bashed. they were doing something for charity.. maybe they arent soo bad after all :)

this school def needed something like that. now they will be able to continue with the fundraising they need!

i plan one getting a charity involved with my haunt as well. why not give back to the community!? im sure there will be a couple nights of the season that i get someone involved!

Killer Katie
11-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Tattoo - I'm so glad it went so smoothly! I'm proud of all the egos set aside and pulling together!
The haunt looks amazing! Nightmare Factory - you got the golden ticket, just don't steal fizzy lifting drink! LOL!!!!
Can't wait to see and hear more about the experience!
To Smasters - no raining on the parade, just thought I would see more haunt. And i realize that's not " the point" of the show, but it was a huge part of it, so i assumed it would be there. I'm sure that Mike and I aren't the only ones who thought that. Just my opinion. :)

11-07-2010, 08:38 PM
Wow... Just wow. I thought I'd be watching a show about a haunt getting an upgrade, and then I saw a teenager HEAR his mother say "I love you" for the first time. Very moving. I wasn't expecting that.

I think the dorm and the haunt look great!

The Nightmare Factory
11-13-2010, 12:40 PM
Here are a few more picutes of the new haunt, pre show and queue line.

Remember if you can make it our to the West Coast Haunters Convention we will be doing both lights one and lights off tours of the haunt.

Other tours this year will include Milburn's haunted manor and the Haunted House at the Enchanted Forest!!!

Enjoy the pictures... (pictures by Marci Brandt of photo capitvate)

Pumpkin King
11-13-2010, 11:47 PM
WOW I just saw this thread watched the whole video. Congrats on the haunt! It looks fantastic! I am so glad you guys had such a great season!

Raycliff Manor
11-14-2010, 07:21 AM
Ed, just wanted to chime in a little late here to say... CONGRATULATIONS my friend! What you guys do at Oregon School for the Deaf is awesome and you all really deserve to have such a fantastic gift delivered to you!

Congratulations to all those who were able to be involved in this project! The seeds of good karma will come back to you many fold! Thanks for putting the haunted attraction industry in such a caring and positive light! It was great to know that the amazing talents of so many in our industry were recognized and called upon for such an incredible project! Way to go!!!:D


11-14-2010, 08:01 AM
Anyone, link to episode? -Tyler

11-14-2010, 09:52 AM

Just watched.. GREAT episode!! ALL of the vendors who donated to this should be very proud! :D

11-14-2010, 04:33 PM
Banshee thanks for the link because I didn't get to see it. That was really amazing and inspirational.

The Nightmare Factory
11-15-2010, 12:36 AM
More pictures for you... Plus thansk tons to everyone for the help finding the projector company, ultra projectors rule... I had now idea what we could do here. Going to need a few more of these next year...

We are also getting set for the west coast haunters convention May 13-15, yes I know same time as Canadian show, nothing I can do here! The show goes on...

Looking for vendors and speakers!


11-15-2010, 08:45 AM
All these photos are amazing, I love how well lit they are to really show off all the hard work that went into it.