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01-12-2013, 04:07 PM
We will be back to some degree this year... we haven't really done much in the haunted community outside of Hauntworld for years!
We were the first company to bring multi motion scary animations to the show, air cannons to the show, 3D artwork and much more. We basically stopped all of that and focused on nothing but building dark rides then for years blacklight mini golf. We are starting to build haunted houses again, but now after many years we are going to start selling products to help you detail and improve the special effects in your haunted house.
Over the next few weeks I will start to upload images and videos of stuff we are working on. We are first trying to finish our haunted house ... that is #1. We hope to have that done end of January. The entire month of February we are working on products for the show. In some ways that isn't true... the stuff we are working on for the show has already started like a month or two ago. But my main crew isn't working on it yet... hard to explain.
Here is what we'll be offering...
Digital Animation FX: CGI Live Action FX. I've wanted to do these for many years but never had the time. Last year when I came up with the idea for the double door zombie attack FX I was going to do it myself... but because of the tour we ran out of time so I hired another company to make it who then took them to the show and sold them. So basically I'm just wanting in the future to take my own idea's of stuff I want to make for our haunts... if people want them great! They will be available. There is already a lot of great stuff out there especially Atmophere FX stuff... we are using that in the Darkness this year!
Anyway the plan is to offer YOU MORE for your money with the animation versions, lower the costs for these, and give you edition items that no one has offered to you in the past. Again more on this later!
Vacuum Form: Honestly I'm not happy with available vac form so a year ago we bought one. Finally we are starting the process to make and sell vac form that will SOLEY be for haunt owners. I'm not doing bricks, and castle walls, stones or whatever there is already so much great stuff out there like that... we are donig something very unique a concept that no one has done before. I hope we can get them all done prior to the show... we are starting here SLOW so everything we do we can do right. Nothing cheesy, no book case with a skull on it which makes no sense everything we are trying to do will be real looking... I hope! So if you need help creating and theming rooms wait until the show and see what we can provide.
Supplies: We'll be offering new how to dvd's, the magazine, different kinds of theming paints like blood paint to rust paint, to all kinds of little things like this. All geared to help you theme and detail your haunted house.
Lastly... and without question complete 3D blacklight haunted houses and regular haunted houses! I will also consider consulting projects in the future as well to help you tackle the toughest situations and make MONEY!
If you have any questions let us know or visit our updated website www.halloweenproductions.com (http://halloweenproductions.com) or www.blacklightattractions.com (http://www.blacklightattractions.com)
They will be updated again close to the show!
01-14-2013, 12:30 PM
Can't wait to see it Larry
01-15-2013, 04:40 AM
Thanks Bill!!! Got to see the first test today and it was awesome! Like I said we'll bring some stuff if people want it we'll be happy to offer it to ya... no big deal either way. This will be fun like the old days! Looking forward to it! Once we get really close to the show I'll upload some video and photos... I don't want anyone taking our idea's like what has been going on in the past. We simply want to bring what we have and I hope people like it... no big deal either way. I'm actually getting excited for the show. We aren't like going all out for this just making some simple stuff. Hopefully people can find it useful!
01-19-2013, 03:30 AM
FYI... the HPI booth and all the FX we are bringing will be for sale take them right out of the booth! Here is one thing you can rest assured on ... nothing will be a prototype requiring welding and rewelding 50 times. LOL If you want everything we have let us know.
We'll have something like 6 digital FX and a bunch of other stuff. When we get closer I'll start posting photos of all the new stuff and the stuff you can buy right out of our booth!
01-24-2013, 11:48 PM
FYI... if you get Hauntworld Magazine you will be the first to see our new line of digital FX animations! We will supply everyone who subscribes a copy of our brochure in issue 32!
We will feature EXACTLY SEVEN digital FX animations ... these are very HIGH TECH looking FX. The first two are already done and they look INCREDIBLE! I have real FX guys working on them guys who work on movies and tv shows. We will includes everything from animation to digital to the theming of the fx.
We will release photos, and youtube promotional video for the FX soon... too many of our idea's have been taken to the show and re-sold as their own concepts so we want to hold off until we get really close to the show itself to release everything. I think this is pretty standard of most suppliers.
I also want to put out there that we can DO ANYTHING CUSTOM for your haunted house ... you name the FX and we can make it just for you! There are NO limits to what we can do!!! So let us know if you need ANYTHING custom! We will also start building animations again but not for this show because the haunt tour derailed that...again! LOL
We have a guy working for us now who use to work at Disney and he will be helping us build major massive animations ... all coming soon! Two of the animations we plan to build are MAJOR and I mean SUPER MAJOR like NO ONE ever even ATTEMPTED this before. I have to keep them under the hat for now... but you guys right here will be the first to see them!
We can bang out a custom project in less than a month! Two of our new DVD's are almost ready to ship as well so look out for that! Lastly we would have already tried pumping out a vac form panel but the pump broke first day... we have a new motor coming in this week. So hopefully we can start showing you images of all new vac form panels made just for haunted houses. All new and exciting stuff coming soon!
More updates coming soon!
01-25-2013, 06:34 AM
Are you going to make air cannons again?
02-01-2013, 12:20 AM
Yes we are but simple ones that work just as good that are 1/10th the size. Couple things we mailed out flyers to people last week and if you buy a ticket to the tour and you want one of our many new products we'll have at the show you'll save 15% on everything.
Let me tell you guys when we get REALLY CLOSE TO THE SHOW I'm going to release video from our new VIDEO FX ... I can tell you they are simply STUNNING!
Save your check books because we are going to offer these things in a variety of ways to make them VERY affordable to everyone!
Additionally we will be selling haunted house costumes, new dvd's and vacuum form panels. It will be a busy show for us... hopefully you got those flyers so hold onto them!
02-01-2013, 07:05 AM
When will the website be updated?
02-09-2013, 01:57 AM
We are currently working on the brochure and so far it seems like it will end up almost 20 pages long. I will update the website prior to the tradeshow.
I just don't want to be copied so I don't want to show any of the CGI FX we are doing, and or VAC FORM panels we are making... so when we get really close to the show I will unload like 20 or 30 pictures on you all at once.
I will show you some photos of our all new UV protestant permanent blood FX paint... you see a fresh can and a used one. We are using this stuff like crazy today making our gore video and our in the haunt.
Lastly, I wanted everyone to know that two of our three new DVD's 'How to Detail Your Haunted House Part 4' and 'Ultimate Success' DVD will be ready to be shipped NEXT WEEK! So if you want those order now at www.hauntedhousesupplies.com.
The Gore Video won't be ready until the show itself... it couldn't be made until LAST because we had to finish building the haunted house itself FIRST! Now that the haunted house is DONE we are goring up the place where needed and making the DVD. The gore video filming will be done on Monday then it will start the editing process.
02-12-2013, 06:39 AM
I lost my flyer already, lol. Oh well.
02-14-2013, 04:26 AM
Couple updates here...
NEXT WEEK I will start to reveal some images from the CGI Animation FX we are making and bringing to the show. Two how to detail part 4 and ultimate success videos are DONE will be shipping next week. Hauntworld Magazine is going to printer next week.
We finally started our booth today and trying to get it done as fast as we can!
Lastly our how to gore video filming... DONE! We are now editing.
Videos are avail at www.hauntedhousesupplies.com
02-14-2013, 06:35 AM
Looking forward to those. So are you going to be displaying those in the Dark Zone? Sorry Larry...couldn't resist :) Honestly; I WILL be checking those out.
02-14-2013, 03:21 PM
I'm eager to see these as well. I'm sure he'll have them at his booth on the side of the main show floor, where he was last year.
02-18-2013, 03:23 AM
Okay I'll start uploading images of stuff we are going to bring to the show... here is one. However you probably will have a hard time guessing what this FX will do... can you guess? In total we are going to have SEVEN different FX we are bringing to the show. And btw... we can do custom FX for you no problem. You have an idea I'll work with you on a price that works for you! Make sure you stop by our booth at the show because I think we are going to have exactly what you are looking for at the price you are willing to pay! I hope anyway... LOL
02-18-2013, 11:30 AM
And here is another one... in total we'll have seven different FX with another 7 planned this year alone! We plan on having up to 50 of these FX done over the next couple of years. I will upload more all this week. You will be able to see them at the TW show and or at our website once we upload them. Take care. Larry
02-19-2013, 04:23 AM
Our booth is FINALLY under construction ... our booth will be for sale so you can buy it and take it away!
More pics to come!
02-20-2013, 12:10 AM
FYI... I will keep posting to this thread like the Darkness thread. Couple updates two of our how to videos are at the duplication house so ORDER TODAY!!! www.hauntedhousesupplies.com we will be shipping them THIS WEEK!!!!
The how to gore video will be done Friday shipping the following week!!!!
Hauntworld Magazine is DONE going to printed TODAY! Will be at the show! If you don't have a subscription you can grab one at www.hauntedhousemagazine.com
I wanted to say that his issue is more of the stuff you haunt owners want like how to stuff, more of that kind of thing. You'll love it!
I wanted to welcome Scarefactory back to the magazine they got a two page spread!! Its an awesome ad! Our booth is being painted! Will upload some photos later today! 15313
02-20-2013, 06:47 AM
Can you post the Scarefactory ad for us to see now?
02-21-2013, 12:56 AM
More updates on our booth... its coming along! It will be for sale just FYI... if you want some really cool sets along with a bunch of CGI animations let us know. Larry
02-21-2013, 01:33 PM
Another picture from our digital FX!
02-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Here is our ad for the magazine showing some of our FX. Whatcha think... Larry
02-21-2013, 09:00 PM
Crazy Clown will get a good look over. And will find out about custom work.
02-21-2013, 10:20 PM
Okay here are some more FX we will bring to the show...I just wanted to say these FX are not that hard to make. In fact I think anyone could do them depending on what you wanted to accomplish. If you want to accomplish with Atmosfear FX did with those portraits you have to have some real skill there. I spent 90% of my time rebuilding my haunted house... next year I will spend a LOT more time making these FX to offer the industry a really wide variety of stuff. This year I'm just sorta getting my feet wet. I hope you like! Larry
02-22-2013, 06:27 AM
Looks freaky! That clown make up is the most over used make up out there but that's what will make this fx work because its recognizable.
02-23-2013, 02:21 AM
More pics of our booth! We'll have it done mid-next week. We will have some pretty awesome FX! Like I said before we'll see how this year goes and next year I'll work almost exclusive on creating digital FX for the haunt industry. We have a ZILLION idea's but this year we could only work on them slightly. I learned a lot also doing them the does and the do not. We are actually going to be creating several more digital FX for some clients so we'll be offering new ones all year long.
02-23-2013, 02:23 AM
Hey Folks... here is a still from ANOTHER digital FX we'll be bringing to the tradeshow. What do you think he's going to do? Any guesses? Larry
02-23-2013, 07:16 AM
That will be a scene where Vice President Joe Biden turns into his vampire form, reaches out and grabs a banker; sucks the blood out of them and drops their dead body in front the altar of a CNN news crew. Am I close?
02-23-2013, 07:26 AM
The wall panels look great Larry, looks like a nice booth that people actually walk through?
02-25-2013, 02:13 PM
Another image from our CGI FX we are bringing to the show. Let me know what you think. I wanted to make everyone aware that we are doing some rather large haunt projects that will include SEVERAL custom CGI FX. So I will be offering new ones all throughout the summer. We plan on making like 20 more of these FX for haunted houses. We'll have probably 10 new ones this summer.
02-25-2013, 02:36 PM
Is this the one where it says Hidy Ho Neighbor and it turns out to be Zombie Wilson from Home Improvment
02-25-2013, 03:58 PM
See a couple of these you have done and I see eyes glowing...light beems coming out of them. My 2 cents worth. I would probably stick to ones without that effect. A derenaged creep at the window totally believable...but glowing eyes take away from that for me. Creepy farmer standing so close that his breath is steaming up the window...while you hear his file grate across a brush axe (2012 Scare Products catalog , page TT debarking axe). (Wicked Farmers ghastly weapon of choice...the curved axe blade is just killer) Heck give him a meat hook he holds in his teeth while sharpening the axe. Yes I have things that are not so reaol to life in my haunt...but A video prop; I would like that as realistic looking as possible.
02-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Hog farmers are the craziest
02-26-2013, 01:30 AM
More photos from HPI today... you see the booth is basically painted. You see we are working on the vac form but its very low priority but we are trying. Trying to put together the CGI FX and as you can see one is actually fired up and working. Now you don't see how it will work totally but this RATS/PIPES CGI FX is TOTALLY BAD ASS!
You guys will love the CGI Animations we are selling this year! TOTALLY! They are all incredible!
02-26-2013, 11:14 AM
Very impressive! I will probably catch hell from dark but I give credit where credit is due! And u all always have one of the best booths at t.w. i guess when he shows us something impressive he has done then I will complement him on it! C;
P.s loved taters hidy ho wilson comment! Too funny!
freak 'n' stein
02-26-2013, 11:08 PM
I may not have been paying attention, but are these some of your panels??
02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Larry can't wait to see it in person, would like to add more CGI stuff to my collection and this looks like it may fit in well. Will talk to you at the show about it.
02-27-2013, 09:36 PM
More updates!!! We finally got some panels done as you can see. We'll have a total of 20 panels maybe. We'll focus more on it next year or custome panels for those who want them! Larry
03-01-2013, 01:35 AM
Here are a couple more photos... everyone is pretty much working on the booth at this point. We do plan on selling zombie costumes and some masks to go with them. Not many just a few. Here some pics! I wish we would have started on all this stuff two months ago but we just didn't have the time. We are working on it now!
BTW... we had something screwed up with our ticketing on www.thedarkness.com we have added some tickets to the private tour and something else that showed it was sold out. So try again but there are only a FEW left.
03-01-2013, 02:24 AM
And a few more pics... these are better pictures of vac form. I think its pretty obvious we can paint these things better than anyone out there. So if you want vac form we are ready to go...
Here is the plan you tell us what YOU want and we'll make it for you and paint it! We can create the best themed rooms you've ever seen customized for your attraction. We'll paint them and your haunt will look like a million dollars!
We wont' be bringing a ton of vac form because we just ran out of time however we plan to continue to make it and upload it all to our website for sale... we'll have probably 20 panels or so available at this years show.
Hope you like the photos!
03-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Looks excellent Larry! We are looking forward to seeing The Darkness next week and the new vacuuform products you'll be debuting!
03-02-2013, 04:45 AM
Worked all night until 5am trying to get the booth together. Still trying! Larry
03-02-2013, 04:30 PM
We will be updating our website with a new PDF brochure you can download later this weekend. I hope Sunday. I'll let you know. We are finishing our booth today! We will be loading in on Monday. Can't wait to see everyone and make sure you have a SAFE TRAVEL DAY!
Its cold here in St. Louis but its supposed to be in the 50's next week.
03-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Hey Folks... more pictures!!!! Haunt costumes, more cgi stuff and the list of things never seems to end. I think you'll really like our new stuff. Today we'll take it all down after working so far to put it up! OUR ENTIRE BOOTH WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE SHOW!!! Larry
03-03-2013, 11:57 PM
I wanted to mention come by our booth during the show... we are going to be giving out FREE Hauntworld Photos of you in a digital frame! You'll see... so come see us and talk to Patti and get your picture taken! Larry
03-05-2013, 11:32 PM
We got our booth set up today... yeah! Today Patti will be there setting up the Hauntworld Booth! I wanted to let everyone know that we are also selling masks and costumes. Some guys from our detail crew John and Jeremy will be releasing their own line of stuff... so come check it out. Also did you see that Tater stopped by our booth today... We blasted him with c02. Larry
03-10-2013, 03:11 PM
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03-10-2013, 03:15 PM
Hey Folks... thanks for stopping by our booth. Hauntworld products sold big time best show ever... we sold out of all of these new DVD's we put out there. GONE! We have to order more to ship them. We wrote probably two hundred new subscriptions to the magazine as well. We also sold several of the animated FX. The most popular FX we had was the portrait over the mantle. Thanks for your support! Larry
03-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Larry the new stuff looks wicked , only thing I notice is in your brick CGI it doesn't blend with the other brick in your wall. Hope they are at a good price point. Love the vacuform panels wish they were down around $125 painted.
03-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the compliments! On the CGI Bricks we just need to adjust the brightness and contrast... in other words turn it down! It was merely too bright. I was doing seminars, working on haunt tours, talking to clients about entire haunts, I just didn't have them do it... I actually told them to do that in both the Darkness and at the show and we didn't. We will though and it will look perfect.
I love that effect in the haunt itself and scared a bunch of people... my favorite FX is the Rats Pipe and the Clown but overall everyone bought the big giant mantel the most. I think we sold a few of each but mostly the Mantle.
Like I said the DVD's sold out totally! I want to hear some reviews! Some of our guys are selling the costumes and masks. I favorite one was the mask with the chains... that was pretty awesome I thought. But the overall level of masks at the show was beyond anything I've ever seen EVER! Kudos!
03-17-2013, 11:35 PM
Hey Folks... couple things.
For one Brainstorm updates our website and they have been out of town so we'll be updating our website with videos, prices and new products this week. Also I wanted to mention that we are creating another 10 or so Digital Animated FX RIGHT NOW... we are doing a couple MAJOR haunted houses overseas and for these projects we'll be creating several more custom CG FX. We will have all of these for sale during the summer on top of the seven we brought to the show.
We also plan on making several more for Transworld 2014 ones that include DIGITAL FX mixed with animations. I'll let you know once we get everyone up on the site so you can check it out.
Also anyone who wants products we'll be putting everyone online soon including the costumes.
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04-02-2013, 11:54 AM
Couple updates... BIG NEWS! We plan on turning all of our digital FX into DVD you can simply buy to make having digital FX in your haunted house cheaper than ever! You can also buy the complete set up with air or co2 blasters, controls, and decor. Additionally we are offering to build whole entire rooms for your haunted house to go with the decor... so let us know how we can help you!!! Also we are planning on making another 10-12 YEAH THAT IS RIGHT TEN to twelve NEW FX and they will be ready prior to Halloween season as well. We hope to be able to offer up to 30 to 40 digital FX for your haunted house that you can simply BUY the FX all the way to the rooms and controls. We are just getting started here and we'll make these things very affordable but at the same time very high tech looking. We got a lot of good idea's from the show talking to customers... new FX on the way! Also don't forget about our security camera DVD... I had customers tell me that was the coolest thing they bought last year. They put them in their ticket booths! We are going to do the same thing this year. Everything is at www.hauntedhousesupplies.com including all the new DVD's we made to help you build your haunt.
05-08-2013, 02:27 PM
And the last CGI FX we brought to the show was this one here... we are about to make TEN MORE RIGHT NOW!! Stay tuned!
05-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Couple more things that will be available within a week or so and sold through www.HauntedHouseSupplies.com two new digital FX DVD's bringing our total to three different ones including the security camera. These FX allow you to make your haunted house full of raining windows, to monsters breaking in for a fraction of the cost to buying the entire set up from a vendor. We'll have tons more videos with cool fx for your haunt. Also The other video includes FX of crypt FX with multiple buffers. What do you think?
05-08-2013, 04:57 PM
Sweet as hell! Keep em coming!!!
05-09-2013, 02:32 AM
We will ... we are about to film another 10 digital FX and we'll be offering more DVD so you can create your OWN digital FX without paying $4000 for almost nothing. We'll have many more on the way and then you can pick and choose how you want to use CGI scares! I fully understand how to make these fx now and the stuff you'll see from us will be amazing.
I think the wave of the future in terms of digital FX is to allow haunters to do it themselves, buy their own TV's, make their own controllers and get buy the FX. I think Atmosfear DVD's are really awesome top notch... these will be different but add more options for buyers to build up massive collections of FX for their haunts.
Before you know it between all the stuff out there being offered your haunts could have more CG FX than animations, props or whatever.
I can't wait for the new DVD from Atmosfear that one looks incredible!
Dark Tiki Studios
05-09-2013, 02:37 PM
Those are some wicked cool digital FX!
05-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Hey Folks... additionally we are selling TONS of this paint. We are shipping it out every single day! We are making up our first patch of PUKE paint today and shipping that out as well. All you do is paint or pour it over a mess and bam PUKE that looks fresh. We are shipping all this stuff out on a daily basis!!! Get yours today at www.hauntedhousesupplies.com
05-23-2013, 05:41 PM
BTW we are going to be adding a couple animations back to our lineup... first up!
The original animation the first multi motion scare animation ever built in the Haunt Industry... The Attacking Werewolf.
We are building one for a haunted house we are building so we are bringing it back better than ever... once we finish it I'll post some photos! Also the two DVD's for CGI FX the first of many are already posted here http://www.hauntedhousesupplies.com/digital-cgi-animations-logos.htm
We are also helping turn several haunted houses logos into CGI FX for their TV commercials and more... once I have a few complete I will post them here. Right now we are building three haunted houses for one client and will soon start on a forth attraction for a client on the East Coast. Many things going on...
More updates coming soon!
05-23-2013, 08:53 PM
I already got one...super sweet. Keep em coming!!!
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