View Full Version : Amateur haunt in Norway

10-23-2012, 05:52 AM
I hope I posted this topic in the right place.

Yesterday we started to build our little amateur haunt here in Norway.
We are just going to have it open one night and its build for an teenager club.
Halloween are not so big in Norway, but it starts to grow for each year. Last year we created a little labyrint in a little room with some "scary" items and a actor screaming boooo.
This year we have steped it up a little, but my issue is: I have so many ideas and so little time and budget. This year we are up to 6 actors who have a spot. we even have builded a drop panel :)

I am going to take pictures of our little amateur haunt here in norway so you can see :)


10-27-2012, 02:15 PM
Some pictures from the inside of our haunt.






10-27-2012, 02:17 PM
more pictures from the inside of our haunt






10-27-2012, 02:19 PM
More pitures from the inside of our haunt






10-27-2012, 02:22 PM
Our actors






10-27-2012, 02:24 PM
our actors




Allen H
10-27-2012, 03:49 PM
looks like a ton of fun! I wish you the best success. I know Halloween is not huge there yet, but keep at it and others will start knowing and loving Halloween. Out of curiosity where do you get your masks? I would love to see a website of Norwegian mask makers. It is never about the budget of the show, it is about the heart of the owner and the screams of the audience.
Allen H

10-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Thanks for your reply

Our masks i actualy bought in a cheap store chain who has been taking in more and more halloween stuff (i think they have around 50 diffrent articles this year) The cost of the two masks you see is about 20-30$(china) and the makeup is youtube inspired.
Mask creating is something i realy want to try since i think it looks realy cool to do.

We realy got a lot of screams. I am going to upload a video after i have edited it. ( one of the kids was realy scared when he met "the grudge" and when the drop panel dropped, he turned around and run through one of our "walls" (plastic) and run out of the entrance ;p

so hope we can step it up next year ;)

But our problem in Norway when we are outside is that it is freezing cold! I think we have -3C / 26.60F Celsius last night

Allen H
10-28-2012, 11:21 AM
have you seen my youtube chanel? There are a lot of mask making videos on there.

10-28-2012, 06:16 PM
I have now subscribed :)

Pumpkin King
10-30-2012, 05:44 AM
Great job guys! I really love that hallway with the hanging hands, I'm sure tons of people were a bit nervous about walking down there!

10-30-2012, 07:32 PM
Love the zipper face girl. looks freakin awesome.

10-31-2012, 07:21 AM
Happy Halloween!

A walk through video from our haunt this year.


And thanks to you guys on this forum for inspiration!
Hope you like :)

Dark Tiki Studios
03-29-2013, 01:28 PM
Ah, screams sound the same in any language! Nice job!

08-13-2013, 05:05 PM
It is time to start plan our amateur haunt for this season.
We are trying to step it up a notch and are this year going for a zombie theme. our problem building this haunt is that we need to build every thing from ground up in a week, but that does not stop me expanding.
we have a goal to scare more people and scare them a lot. (last year we had a guy that run through our walls and out the entrance :p )

I will try to take pictures during the whole setup period and post in this forum.

Hope someone want to see :)


Allen H
08-13-2013, 08:15 PM
I cant wait, show us some build pics!

09-02-2013, 05:08 PM
We have now started a little preparation of this years haunt. last year we did build all the walls in 3 days with plastic, resulting in walls falling down, people run through them and so on.
This year we wanted to use pallets to build our wall since 2 pallets on top of each other is equal to 8 feet. A quick brainstorming and calculation of how many pallets we needed ended up on approximate 400 pallets since we are expanding to about 300m (3229.2ft)
Then the big question came... were the *+-*/ do we get that amount of pallets since 1 Euro pallet in Norway cost close to 15$? After a couple of phone calls we did find one company that had a lot of of disposable pallet we could get for free.

Here is a picture of the pile of pallets were we could take as much as we like :)


Today i did make 3 trips to this location and managed to get over 90 pallets with me :)

Hope you enjoy

09-09-2013, 01:45 PM
Maybe this thread is posted in the wrong directory...

Is it possible for some moderators to move it?

09-09-2013, 04:51 PM
We have also created a name for our haunt this is going to be the name each year so the only thing that is going to change is the theme.

The name is: MortemMania

09-12-2013, 05:07 PM
We have started the building process for this year.
Here is a couple pictures of the area that will be a part of this years haunt.
You can also see our drop panel from last year. This drop panel is made with a frame of 2"x 2" and the "panel" is mounted on a frame of 2" x 2" so when this dropped down and hit the frame it created a really big boooom.



Here we have started to stack the pallets and playing a little with the design and the layout.
I see that it did happen some strange things to the aspect ratio of the pictures....



09-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Have done some "small" things the last days

Mini LED spot
(Idea after watched Allen H making them in his youtube channel)

Some components did find the way in the mail
LED are 35.000 mcd ultrabright cold white
Resistors are 330 Ohm 1/2 W
Have 100 of each

Time to start putting them together

Have put some of them together and added cables from some "murdered" computer PSU.
I have used this size of cables to make sure the spot can handle to be mounted a lot of times without the cable break off

have to mount all the finished spots to on power supply just to see how much light they can produce

Closeup look on one of the finished spots
This is how the LED is inside the tubing.

Some of the Computer PSU`s that actually did work have been modified to serve us as a 12V power supply, This one is tweaked to produce 12.8V instead of 12.2 to give us a little more voltage drop over the LED since the resistor is a little to "big"

Hope you guys like what you see

09-17-2013, 06:10 PM
Here is some pictures of the early former mentioned Computer PSU`s
I`d asked my friend that is working for a store that repair computers if they had a couple of PSU`s laying around that we cold use the cables from.

Yes they a had "some" (the floor is filled up)

And then the "murdering" started, We tested all of them to see if someone worked so we could mod them to be 12V power supply`s
The PSU`s that did not work we cut all of the cables off and collected them to use with other projects

I also have to mention that we received a mascot from frightprops.com today. He does not talk so much, but it is nice to have company in the workshop

09-27-2013, 07:38 AM
Looks great!

10-02-2013, 03:37 PM
Over 500 Pallets are now stacked and 2000+ screws are used.
and our back`s hurt a bit of all the stacking :)
I will take some "birdview" pictures tomorrow.

I would really appreciate if someone could move this thread to another Forum where it belongs.


10-03-2013, 02:46 PM
Like i promised here are some fotos of this years build.

We are starting the extra build we are making this year.


Here are some bird view pictures when we are finished with the pallet stacking.



10-26-2013, 07:40 PM
The brain of MortemMania 2013 is now finished and ready for some people to trigger it.

Yes we are using a BooBox Flex Max as a central units for 99% of our props since there are no props running from this BooBox that can not be interupted. The effect that we have that can not be interupted is a movie in the entrance combined wit a door opening mech, this part have a dedicated BooBox and a video player.

setup contains:
8 PIR sensors connected via Arduino
8 units Relay card to trigger BooBoox Flex Max inputs
BooBox Flex Max (8 inputs/16 Outputs)
16 units Relay card triggered by Boobox

Hope someone like this setup, and understand why we have done it this way ;)

And now to the fun part.

The picture.


10-31-2013, 04:01 PM
Happy Halloween!

Today MortemMania was open in a mild variant for the youngest kids.
With a little more scary tour for the oldest if they dared later on the evening.
We did scare a lot of people today and we are looking forward to tomorrows 13+ opening. :)

Since we are the "only" haunt in Norway we also was on the national television channel :)

Video will hopefully come.

11-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Over 200 "walkers" inside MortemMania today and over 95% got scared!

11-02-2013, 05:55 PM
This years haunt crew inside MortemMania!