View Full Version : Taking A Break...Planning Too Early? Critical Question

10-14-2008, 06:44 PM
Im taking a break to my home haunting this year because i have absolutely no time to put up a haunt by the end of October. Well since im bored out of my mind, i definetly need something to do. So i made my choice to start planning early for the next year's haunt. It cant be that bad. Plus im looking to go above and beyond than the past years. I've picked a role model for my home haunting project and that would be Reign Of Terror Haunted House. Oh and i cannot forget all of the other professional haunters that inspired me to go BIG!:) So am i planning to early? Or should i wait for a couple of more months?

Sincerely, Troy

Haunting Copy
10-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Are you kidding? Consider who you're talking to, LOL!


10-17-2008, 01:38 PM
One of these days, and I'm serious about this ... I'm going to do a MAJOR home haunted house in my backyard. I think home haunting has to be about the most enjoyable thing a haunted house nut can do.

This would be just so much fun... I would work on it everyday!

Remember many major league haunters like for example Haunted Overload started as a home haunt!


10-17-2008, 02:51 PM
Thanks for all the confidence boosters! They really helped. All out next year, but after a few years i plan on going COMMERCIAL!!! There are so many inspirations out there.


10-17-2008, 07:28 PM
personally i think your planning a little late =)

Haunting Copy
10-18-2008, 02:12 AM
I agree with Larry that home haunting is the most fun of all. Even though I don't own a commercial haunt, I can readily see the pressure and stress that is involved with having a haunt as a business - even if it is the mostest funnest job on the planet! :D


Killer Katie
10-18-2008, 10:46 AM
You can never start planning too early, especially since you didn't do one this year. If you had done a haunt, my advice is give it 2 months, when you aren't as burned out and free and clear to think brilliantly.
At the end of a season, I am toast. I never want to look at another customer or whiny actor or makeup one more face. After 2 months of debriefing, I start to sketch and document ideas. But I do a commercial haunt, and with that comes ridiculous amounts of "management" stress.
I guess what I should say is, follow your gut. It will tell you when the time is right. I know I sound like a total flake, but it's true!