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04-04-2007, 11:37 AM
For those of you who would like to see my floor plans, and has a Myspace Page. I have posted my floor plans under my pictures.
Let me know what you think, and if you want to add me as a friend, feel free to!
My floor plans will not be posted long, being that all can view!
04-04-2007, 12:29 PM
Was this your home haunt or is it your plans for a future haunt?(I ask if this was your home haunt because I remember you saying you were a home haunter)
04-04-2007, 12:34 PM
Thanks beardedbil for helping me out. My plans for the home haunt I do are in my head. I wing it each year. I only add a few things each year. They are mostly things that I have bought at stores. I have only a small yard to work with. Last year I did a cemetery, of course most of my props are cemetery props. If I do not get my pro haunt off the ground this year, it will probably be about the same for this year.
04-04-2007, 12:38 PM
This is my plan for my pro haunt, at least for now. I am wroking with a much smaller budgit then most people have for a haunt. It might not look like much in the drawing, but I do have great ideas for props and all.
04-04-2007, 01:05 PM
Why all the wasted space in the center?
04-04-2007, 01:26 PM
I think that space would be for actors, breaks, and emergency evacuation. I know all about having a tiny budget...mine is so low that I need to rely on sponsorships and/or a business loan. I think your floor plan would make a good haunt.
04-04-2007, 01:33 PM
I find it easier to try and make all my dimensions for a standard 4 ft wide wall, other wise you'll be making a bunch of 1,2 and 3 foot walls to fill in where you can't fit a 4ft. The other thing to keep in mind if your layout is tight in your building, take into consideration the thickness of the walls. It's been more than once that someone has done a layout at our haunt and we wind up 4 ft short. Not that fun repositioning 50 or more walls because the thickness of the walls accumulated across the whole floorplan.
Looking good. Keep up the good progress.
04-04-2007, 04:50 PM
I would do something really different with that big empty space in the middle. That could be your Haunted Prairie scene with about 40 Zombie Sheep terrorizing everyone. First they hear the very realistic sounds of sheep right through the walls, then everytine they look through a window or open a door into the center part, There are all these sheep! ? Real Sheep!
If you took the time and made the effort to properly dress the sheep in old muddy clothes like real zombies, this would get you enough free press that you could maybe forget about spending the money to advertise.
Thick rubber bands could depress the sheep's tongues(around the lower jaw) so instead of "BAAH!"
They would make Zombie-Sheep sounds like "BBBBB"
04-04-2007, 09:06 PM
420 feet of walls? I can do a space like that with 56 wall panels (4x8) or 224 feet of walls with a triangular grid? It would be totally full except for a 4 foot outer edge escape route which is also the actor entry path.
You are kind of using both sides of each wall so it is the same thing for half the investment. Maybe the trick to making your design less expensive is to smash it together using like walls on both sides, no central corridor. That is something that a haunt of 6,000 SF might use, put your space off to one end for a hang out area.
So how much does this cost? 420 lineal feet at $7.50 per foot =$3150
56 panels at $30 = $1680
Save $1470, same number of rooms or more.
That's 285 hours less worked at Speedy Mart. That's 7 freekin weeks less of name tag wearing hell. (more hours to cover taxes, your results may vary.)
That's 1470 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers!
Sure now you want me to put up a picture of a design don't you. I'd love to help but, I'm using an old magic marker to write "will design triangular grid mazes for food" sign on a soiled pieces of cardboard from a dumpster right now.
04-04-2007, 09:13 PM
Sheep? Zombie sheep? Sounds kinda sheepish.LoL :roll: I know that there is a lot of open space. I kinda wanted space between the front and back of the haunt. It would serve as kinda a sound buffer. I know it should be used, but not sure how we could tie it in being that my story will take place in a cave. I was kinda leaning toward a lost family that came accross this cave, but when they entered, they soon relised that they are not alone. Back to the point of the big space it will serve as an open area for fire exits, I am not sure, but the lighting props that I found at frightcatalog.com runs on batterie power. They are a bit high on the price and i would need about at least 12 of them, The only power that I will need is for the ground fogger I hope to get for the cemetery and maybe a few srtobe lights. Maybe I can move the cemetery to the open space.
04-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Okay, here's a free clue. Get a copy of Haunted Attraction Magazine Issue #43 and steal his designs in the article he uses even fewer walls than I do. Don't buy a copy or subscribe, steal a copy or get someone to magnify the eensy weensy picture of a haunt on page 38 of HAM issue #41 on a zerox machine. No that's two free clues. CRAP!
Join IAHA and get the JB Corn Materials. CRAP! That's 3 free clues.
The Issue #43 has designs with as few as 35 wall panels in the same space you are talking about.
35 panels at $30 = $1050
There I just saved you $2100
That's 4 free clues. Screw it I'm running out into traffic now.
04-04-2007, 09:48 PM
Free clue number 5 is don't wait until 10:45 PM to run out into traffic expecting to die, they just vear out of the way. CRAP!
04-04-2007, 10:00 PM
I'll try to kill myself again on the Highway after the bars close, they will be in packs traveling fast with slower reactions.
04-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Greg are you board?
04-04-2007, 10:14 PM
There might be a flaw in my advice, I suggested joining the IAHA? Don't do that, just get chummy with an IAHA member and ask to borrow their JB Corn info.
There that's all settled, all free now. Now there's a 3 in 100 chance I will get into heaven as at least the pool boy.
04-05-2007, 11:42 AM
The JBCorn books belong to the world. Period.
I will give them to you for free and to any haunter who wants them.
Go to www.nightmarepark.com and click on the JBCorn CD link and download them yourself. Since it is over 200 megs, do NOT do this on dialup.
04-05-2007, 11:53 AM
Also, the Haunted Attractions article is very good. Worth getting a subscription. Heck, you should be on all the haunt trade magazines.
11-05-2007, 08:54 AM
It just seems to me that this floorplan seems too linear. Straight hallways that go from one scene to another. I like to keep 'em confused and dissoriented. Unless you have a use for the center area, I would say to use it. You could put an actors access/fire escape route as a simple hallway down the center. This would allow you extra space to use for scenes or just more hall to help confound them. Also, with alot of twists and turns, your victims will have no idea around which corner the next scare is coming from.
Just an idea.
11-05-2007, 07:02 PM
whats the link to your myspace page- i just want to get a look at your floorplans
11-05-2007, 08:49 PM
I much prefer the "Organic" feel to a passageway that slowly , smoothly bends as it goes. Of course it is much more actual work to build something like this but since I was working in concrete I decided the extra work was worth it since I will be looking at and walking through it a long, long time.
That slow bend sort of gives one the feeling that they can see around the bend but really this is a false feeling because it also affords certain hiding places from which quick surprises eminate.
I also seemed to have extended the haunted portion of this old house with this new construction. Maybe the ghosties like this style of hallway too?
It gets genuinely scary when you feel a tug on your clothing , you turn around and there is nothing behind you, no hiding places whatsoever and solid concrete walls on the sides. And the lights are on and didn't even flicker.
No, I am not doing this.
"Someone" else is.
Someone who treads more lightly than a butterfly and makes about the same amount of noise doing it.
What does it look like?
The molecules aren't packed close enough together to make something the eye can see.
11-07-2007, 10:42 AM
WOW, this is such an old topic, yet people are still talking about it. This scetch was never ment to be the final plan. I have spent days and days drawing up differant things and then priceing how much it would cost for each haunt maze.
I think that I have found a temporary idea that might get me by my first year. If I could figure out how to post it, I will do so.
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