View Full Version : NETHERWORLD Lab

07-07-2009, 08:52 PM
This is a set we are working on, sort of a lab/occult storage area guest will pass through before they enter the Haunt...

The machine is 16' tall -


07-07-2009, 08:55 PM
Some more shots of the room...


07-07-2009, 08:57 PM
Seriously spooktacular!

07-07-2009, 08:58 PM
Other views of the room...


07-07-2009, 09:51 PM
Awesome Ben!

Incredible detail in the sets, great lighting and really good photos of it all. Thanks for sharing, you guys are always on top of your game and are an inspiration to our industry.


07-07-2009, 10:12 PM
Awesome Ben, Fantastic, great pics too.


07-07-2009, 10:16 PM
Now I want one Ben!!!! Shane and its looks AWSOME! Shane this time!!!!

07-07-2009, 10:24 PM
That's the sexiest thing I've seen all week.

Awesome work.

07-07-2009, 10:36 PM
INCREDIBLE x 100000000000= THAT LAB

07-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Ben, looks awsome, just like everything you do.

07-07-2009, 10:59 PM
Wow! Looks amazing Ben-Great Job!!


07-08-2009, 02:23 AM
Wow, that looks awesome!

07-08-2009, 07:16 AM
That is sweet! I love a good mad scientist lab. No matter what story line we work around each year I always work a mad lab scene in there. It is a must.

07-08-2009, 07:44 AM
That's simply amazing good color in those pics as well. It's as good as it gets!


Brutal Industries
07-08-2009, 08:02 AM
ive got to say i am extremely excited to see Netherworld this season. I am finally making plans to go to Atlanta for a weekend this October just to visit Netherworld.

Twin Locusts
07-08-2009, 08:45 AM
Hey Ben, that's some tight design! outstanding!

I'm curious what you use in your liquid elements? And, if it you've ever used rhodamine dye? There are several colors of flouroscene dye that can be staged under black light to get amazing effects. These dyes are completely non-toxic and are used in hydrology studies of karst plains. In rural areas they'll dump some into your kitchen sink then check the streams and local aquifers to see if you're drinking your waste water.

The only open question with this material is how long it holds it's glow, that I don't know. 'Some guys I know' dumped two ounces of it into a fountain at a college once and it glowed bright neon green all morning until the school shut it off. harmless color to water.


07-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Looking really good Ben!

Keep up the great work.

07-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Wow, that would be the perfect place to get a scare. There's just so much FREAKIN' AWESOME work in there to distract patrons. Like always, you did a great job. I know for sure, if I had just ONE room that looked that amazing in a haunt in my area, it would be considered the #1 haunt. Most of the haunts around here settle for stuff from Wal-mart's, Dollar Tree's, and Oriental Trading's Halloween section. This room is just so well detailed.

07-08-2009, 10:40 AM
WOW! the system made me write somthing longer then wow..:-D

07-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Wow! A lot of detail - awesome job.

damon carson
07-08-2009, 12:32 PM
Man thats really awesome! It has that old steam punk look to it. I really like it. You guys hands down are like one of the best if not the best every year it seems like. Ive never been to Neatherworld but I hope to come see it someday. Kickass picks Ben!

07-08-2009, 04:09 PM
Great work as usual. To anyone who has never been to Netherworld, you have no idea what you are missing. His haunt is what has inspired me to open mine next year! I have been driving over an hour one way to his haunt several times each season for years, and I always leave inspired and entertaineed. His haunt is what a haunt should be!

Kudos to you and your team Ben.

07-08-2009, 04:40 PM
Well done Ben it came together nicely!


07-08-2009, 05:42 PM
I haven't seen movie sets look that good!

07-08-2009, 07:24 PM
No one should ever question why you are always in the top 10 best haunts. You have an awesome group of people. Someday we will make it there. Wonderful job!!

07-09-2009, 06:15 AM
Thank you all!
I will pass on the comments to the crew!

One of the Tubes has blacklight reactive additive from Wildfire. The other looks like blood. Both have UV and Colored LEDs aiming down in them. The device has pumps and fills or dumps the water depending on how the levers are set. Jeff Lister made it for us and we altered its appearance.

Thanks again!

Raycliff Manor
07-09-2009, 09:08 AM
OMG!!! That's freaking AWESOME!!! WOW! WOW! WOW! Now can I borrow you and your crew? PLEASE!!! Just amazing!


07-09-2009, 11:55 AM
WOW WOW WOW... Great work Ben serisouly, you guys have mad talent

07-09-2009, 12:56 PM
Hey Ben: How about a video walk-through of that room?

07-09-2009, 07:15 PM
I am also VERY impressed by the pics, props, and lighting. I'm dumbfounded.

07-10-2009, 10:12 AM
Looks good, is this part of your main haunt or a secondary haunt?

07-11-2009, 08:39 AM
This is the entry into the main haunt, this year called Bloodnight. The concept is that the device is a Time/Space/Stargate type thing that transports the guests to this years themed location. Once you go through that you end up in the ruins of a vampires castle and you go from there.

The last two years it was a museum type area. This vortex is short, only 8 feet long covered with bolts and arcane symbols, but the two 4 foot sections spin in different directions, and combined with some laser effects and other lighting it looks pretty cool.

The spinning thing in the machine is a Scarefactory "skeleton tornado" a viewport into the NETHERWORLD, a veritable sea of the dead.

A bit later in the show you get to our real Vortex, 2 20 footers next to each other with a 2-3" clearance so you see clear span for 40' In that one we spin the second one faster in the same direction as the first so it sort of has that whirlpool effect where the deeper you go the faster it gets. Guests still love those things, especially the long one!


freak 'n' stein
07-11-2009, 01:11 PM
I am not worthy! I am not worthy!!!

07-13-2009, 03:40 PM
I am not worthy! I am not worthy!!!

Me neither! Me neither!

07-20-2009, 06:36 PM
wow...looks insane! is that vacu-form in there or styrofoam? Good job Ben and Billy!

07-20-2009, 06:49 PM
The 16 foot wall on the side of the machine is Vacuform with additions, especially lots of rust and texture.

It was actually used in the movie VIRUS, and had been stored outside for many years. It took a lot of fixing to make it usable, wood and foam backing, lots of patching.


07-21-2009, 12:25 PM
These pics are simply breathtaking! Thanks!