View Full Version : 13th Gate Photos/Hauntworld Magazine

01-24-2008, 12:35 AM
We will be featuring a few different haunted houses in the newest Hauntworld Magazine, which should be shipped within four weeks. This will be a double issue 17/18. It might be as much as 100 pages but I'm not sure yet.

It should ship 4 or maybe 5 weeks before Transworld Show. We will also have this issue at the Transworld show.

Anyway one of the featured haunts will be the 13th Gate. I have uploaded SEVERAL photos that will appear in the magazine here: http://www.hauntworld.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=85

Click on that link and view some of the photos. I didn't upload some of the photos that we're using in the magazine itself. Let 13th Gate know what you think of the photos.


01-24-2008, 04:10 AM
They had some really amazing sets. That skull wall is something else.....also the que line area with the arches is very nice....Their building looks huge.


01-24-2008, 09:03 AM
great work they had some crepy rooms for sure i loved the cemetery with crypts that is something i have always wanted to do as a walk thorugh or entrance area.

enjoy the day all

01-24-2008, 09:11 AM
Yeah, their haunt is gorgeous. The que line is AMAZING! I love the arches and the brick work. Great work.

01-26-2008, 12:40 AM
I had more photos but they're are 4 meg so we're using those for the magazine. Want to hype up one of the feature stories. I think the pics are great. Larry

Jim Warfield
01-26-2008, 07:41 AM
Looks like it's time to stop feeding the alligator!
You could open several MacDonalds, all those nice arches!
Very nice pictures!
Excellant nightmarish work, hooking into many of their customer's dreams I am sure.

01-26-2008, 10:48 PM
Thanks Guys,

A lot of hard work in those pictures...

If you are interested in learning how to create faux brick walls and crypts like the ones at The 13th Gate, come by and check out my seminar at Transworld. I will be featuring a slide show that shows how to build using materials and techniques I picked up from the movie industry.

Dwayne Sanburn
13th Gate

Greg Chrise
01-26-2008, 11:46 PM
I will be giving a similar free seminar at HauntCon in Houston. Instead of a slide show we are going to slop up the main meeting room. What you have there looks really fantastic. I'll be discussing how haunts I have worked on have made tremendous increases in customers because of adding detail (after years of flat attendance), how much it really costs to do it yourself per square foot and where to get weird materials. I'll be going into how to antique and seal the work.

I would love to show an example of your work if you are coming, even have you give a few minutes of comment. Mine will be actual panel samples. I will also be pumping up the Monday event featuring Bad Boys and SeeNick Design as a must see for those not already registered.

P.S. On your Hauntworld Profile, your website link is misspelled.

01-27-2008, 07:54 AM
Not sure if we are going or not yet but we will be open (as well as The House of Shock and some other great haunts) for the preshow. I would like to come check out your seminar though. I will let you know. Email me your number at dwayne@midnightproduction.com

Dwayne Sanburn
13th Gate

Matt Marich
01-27-2008, 07:59 AM
Dwayne, Beautiful stuff Dude! Amazing! One question though, did you use a mold for the skulls, are they formed panels? Are they actual human skulls from patrons that ask the same stupid ten questions every year?

I.E. "Is it really scarY?"

Matt Marich

01-27-2008, 08:17 AM
Yes we made a silicone mold and poured 2000 skulls out of plaster. Then they were stained and attached to the wall and cemented in(simular to laying bricks).

01-27-2008, 08:19 AM

Great job! I am a huge fan of scene design and your Attraction is amazing! Hoping to see you guys in April and I am also looking forward to your seminar.

You can never stop learning in this Industry!

Take care,


Gore Galore
01-27-2008, 08:27 AM
Really awesome work.
I am so proud this is the attention to detail one of my Co-horts in crime has.
thanks for setting such a beautiful example.
And thanks for letting us be one of your suppliers.

01-27-2008, 09:36 AM
you have the dark art down for sure. how big is the facility you are in?

just wondering any reason you used palster as oposed to foam?

was it cost or?

your actors looks great the costume and the makeup real nice

enjoy the day