View Full Version : Some 06' Terror on the Fox Pics
11-09-2006, 11:42 PM
Here are some of our scenes from this year, minus the fog and actors :)
Torture Chamber Angle 1
I will post more pics of the Facade and some of our other scenes soon.
11-10-2006, 12:29 AM
Great Pics Tattoo.
The event was a blast as usual and it got really good ratings from our listeners on the show when we visited for our Haunt Tour.
A top quality event.
11-10-2006, 06:47 AM
Just have to keep on raisin' the bar, don't ya :roll:
Even the floors are detailed! Is that floor in the study scene actually wood, or painted?
Awesome scenes, gives the rest of us something to work toward. I have got to get a professional photographer to come in next year, our pictures always come out like stool.
11-10-2006, 06:56 AM
Very fantastic looking!
Take the word Stupendous and add the word cool and it comes out "Stool"?
Is it time to flush already?
11-10-2006, 07:43 AM
11-10-2006, 09:17 AM
The floor is painted, we try to paint as much of the floor as possible in hopes of tying the entire scene together. Kristie (our photographer) has been with us for over 10 years and is married to one of the Bad Boys. She owns Mystique Imagery and Cherry Bomb photo. She really has a feel for things that are dark and creepy. Thanks for the nice comments and take care.
Here are a couple of others.
Bathroom (First scene designed by our newest Bad Boy errrr Girl Veronica!)
The floor is vinyl.
Our Facade - Color Scheme 1
11-10-2006, 10:46 AM
I noticed that all of your rooms have ceilings. How do you get that past the fire inspector? Do you have sprinkers that extend below the false ceilings? I would like add ceilings to my haunt. The added effect is awesome!
11-10-2006, 11:21 AM
We do not have a sprinkler system above our ceiling, however, we have worked with the same building and fire inspectors (including state) for the past 9 years. Everything is wired by code and extension cords are absolutely not allowed! The majority of our lighting is low voltage / low heat and everything is wired by licensed electricians. EVERYTHING we build is treated with fire retardants and every scene is equipped with fire extinguishers. Our actors are instructed and trained how to use them. We also have alot of emergency exits that are easily accessible from each room of the Haunt. Safety is our #1 concern and we work very closely with our inspectors throughout the year to deliver a safe environment. In 2 years we will be building a 25,000sq. ft building that will be fully equipped with a sprinkler system that will allow us to extend the sprinkler heads into the ceilings of the scenes. Our current floorplan is around 6000sq feet and is considered a "mobile" event. I have been haunting for 15 years and we have always had ceilings in our scenes. I am also a huge supporter of Haunted Attractions being inspected before opening, unsafe Attractions affect us all.
11-10-2006, 11:26 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock: Awesome sets and details! WOW :!: Ditto to the comment above... you've really raised the bar! Thanks for sharing the very cool and inspiring photos!
11-10-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm going to have a chat with my inspector. I've never asked them about ceilings specifically. I just made the assumption that I could not use them.
Kel, didn't you add ceilings this year? What did you use?
11-10-2006, 11:41 AM
Great photos! Yeah the sprinkler systems can be a problem. However we do have similar rules because they can't really be put in easily in old castles so it fire extinguishers and making sure staff are trained, fire retardent sprays etc.
11-10-2006, 12:09 PM
We used camo-netting overhead. Teh Fire Marshal did allow us to use blackout fabric in two areas of the haunt overhead, but we had to have the majority of the haunt ceiling water permeable (I think that's the term he used). In other words, the majority of the overhead cover had to allow water through. Of course, we could always extend the sprinklers down, but that's just not in the budget yet. You definitely want to check with your local Fire Marshal to find out their requirements. Some are more flexible than others. I'm sure the Fire Marshal for Terror on the Fox has ensured a safe environment and has established a long term relationship with the Bad Boys. We're much newer to the industry so we expected to be held to much stricter standards. Our Fire Marshal is also new to the haunted attraction thing so he's probably going above and beyond with code enforcement to cover his @ss. I really can't blame him! :wink:
11-10-2006, 12:44 PM
That's the rub with a sprinkler system, at least in our state. You don't have to have one, not required at all. But if you do, it has to be tagged, working and you have the ceiling issue. When we got our building, the system was already there, so we have to deal with the issues associated with it. We are going to be extending some heads down this coming season, though.
11-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Simply amazing pics! I will have to make the trip out to see it first hand one of these halloween seasons!!!
11-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Those rooms are just incredible!! :shock: The all around detail inclusion in those sets is astounding. Just about perfect, not that I can find a single flaw, but I am sure as the designer builder there is a TON more you guys can think of.
And Man, if I could get and agreement to paint the floors I would.... I have been arguing for that tie in for our scenes for YEARS now.... On that topic, do you guys cover the floors before you paint them in order to have the scenes be a "set" so you can box up a room and move it? Or do you paint and repaint the floor if the room moves?
Just to note, on the sprinkler thing. Our local municipality officially requires we do not cover them in any way unless we bring them down into the room. We get away with camo netting and ceilings on some of the rooms. Our solution has been to build up and leave space at the ceiling level. If all the lighting is lower in the set the bleed over isn't bad and the 12 foot scenes have a nice imposing feel.
BTW, Do you guys need a working set slave.... I could eat the roaches off the wall......
11-10-2006, 02:09 PM
Hey Tattoo! Any chance you guys will come out with another "set design" video? Something that incorporates the working with styro as well as all other applications you and your team have obviously mastered!
11-10-2006, 06:34 PM
It's easy to see why you are one of the top haunts.
ANUBIS B. C.
11-10-2006, 09:59 PM
:twisted: no words left to describe it tattoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .just simply
awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM IN AWE :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: !!!!!!!!!!!!
11-10-2006, 11:00 PM
On that topic, do you guys cover the floors before you paint them in order to have the scenes be a "set" so you can box up a room and move it? Or do you paint and repaint the floor if the room moves?
You know, that's an excellent question. I would like to know more about the faux wooden floor you painted in that study scene. Can you tell us more about that technique? Do you have concrete floors?
11-11-2006, 10:58 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments! Kel, we are filming a follow up to our first Styro DVD and we will be adding a few other design techniques that we use. We are hoping for a late spring to early summer release. As far as our floors go, all of our floors are 3/4" plywood. We have also been in buildings with concrete and terrazzo floors where we have built a subfloor. We usually will repaint the floors each year to match the scene above it. The "floorboards" are very simple, we usually will snap chalk lines to whatever width we decide to paint them and then freehand them with a small paintbrush. By freehanding you get small mistakes here and there that make the floor older looking when finished. You then decide how long you want the boards to be and simply paint in the cross lines (where the two boards would meet) Finish by drybrushing some knots and wood grain and don't forget to add your fake nails by painting small dots on the ends of your boards. Although your customers may not always notice the floors, they really tend to pull a scene together. In some of the pictures you may also notice wooden timbers that cross the ceilings (Bathroom photo) they were used to break up the ceiling a bit and give the illusion of a cabin type room. The timbers are actually styrofoam that was distressed to look like wood (also a very easy process that will be on the next DVD)
Hope this helps.
Entrance to the mines and caverns (missing some props on the walls)
Bedroom (Veronicas 2nd scene - the exit is through the clothes in the closet)
11-11-2006, 11:01 AM
Looking forward to being one of the first to purchase your new DVD when it is released! :wink:
11-13-2006, 10:32 AM
Tattoo, those sets are simply fantastic, and the camera work is great, as well! You guys (and gals) definitely know your stuff!
11-13-2006, 12:24 PM
Man, that stuff looks great. I especially like the front facade.
11-19-2006, 09:42 PM
Here are a couple of more pics from this year.
Our facade during UV transition
Ken working on some styro!
One of my "looks" (thanks kristie)
Nic and me
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