View Full Version : ideas for 06'

06-02-2006, 11:58 AM
So I am not quite sure what to do this year for a yard scene, last year I sort of bit the bullet and used martha stewarts black wood witch and cats, cut them out and painted them. Incorporated black pumpkins, dyed black cheesecloth hanging from the front door area etc. But this year I often wondered what I am going to do, I thought about a nightmare before christmas theme but the one problem is there is no way after cutting them out in wood, painting all their details as I can't paint artisticly.

The next thing I thought about was a mad scientist theme, a table with beakers and test tubes, maybe a brain? I don't know though as anything really scary and the kids won't even come up the drive way LOL. Another idea I thought about was a haunted pumpkin patch, do an incredible scarecrow, get some corn husks, maybe some hay?

what are your guys's/gals plans for this year? Would love to hear! :)

06-02-2006, 06:09 PM
This year we are making Farmers Cemetery bigger and longer. We are treating it like a three act play. Act 1 "The Long Forgotten Trail" Act 2 " Old Mill and The Pine Blood Forest" Act 3 "Farmers Cemetery or Farmers Market?" This is our secound year and hope to post some construction photos soon. Every day I do something that moves us a little closer and have already built two facades out of seven for the town of Old Mill and right now I'm building a out house.... The door will open slowly and sitting inside will be a bucky corpse, a green glow will be coming out of the hole he is sitting on and then a blast of fog up from the hole as people take it all in they will then get a mist of water hitting them.

06-02-2006, 10:19 PM
that sounds like alot of fun! LOL about the water, sort of like when Tom Cruise got shot in the face with it. LMAO

06-03-2006, 06:45 AM
We usually do a haunted graveyard w/ old picket fencing, then this year I am making outdoor enclosed rooms out of black material. I am going to make a strobe hallway and a clown room. If you have any specific questions send me a PM!

06-07-2006, 06:11 PM
We do a grveyard with a castle theme.The castle is made uot of osb board,we make our own graves.zombies,ect. Last year we bought three car ports and we turned them into a building.The carports work well when trying to make mazes and such.Ours had a meat locker scene,they had a blacklight maze a toture room with a distotions electric chair and that was just at the beging of the haunt. trick or treaters still had to make there way through the castle.All was fun and the best year yet.untill this year. :twisted:

06-07-2006, 07:32 PM
Car ports thats awsome! Then you could store stuff under them in the off season.

06-07-2006, 08:09 PM
:twisted: Yea thats right they serve two alternate purpose.

06-07-2006, 08:52 PM
This year I plan on building an all new facade for the entrance of my yard haunt and either going with my usual graveyard/zombie theme with a few all new props or changing it up completely with a haunted farm theme loaded with corn stalks, hay, scarecrows and a chainsaw weilding madman! All depends on how much time I actually have to devote to it this year as I keep very busy with my production company as well!

Good luck with yours!

06-08-2006, 04:06 PM
how are you going to get the corn stalks in your yard

i want to do this in mine and havent got a way to do it yet

06-08-2006, 09:06 PM
In the past I've bought bundles of corn stalks from local farmers then line them up against the lower brick portion of my house... You might be able to see what I'm talking about if you go to my Eerie Street Haunt website and look at pictures from 2004!

Any other questions let me know!

Good luck,


06-09-2006, 04:33 PM
great thanks I will take a look but you already have given me a good idea

06-21-2006, 11:19 PM
ya adam man you should do that scare crow idea...its oldschool and kicks buns too....make this huge oversized (stability come first of course blah blah blah) scarecrow maybe with gaping mouth full of sharp wrenched teeth. Then some hay around him along with your collection of halloween decorations, fog, flood lights, oh its beautiful. Gotta keep it oldschool with a hardcore twist

06-25-2006, 08:12 PM
A buddy of mine & I have been doing a haunted house in his garage for the last few years. Each year it got a little more elaborate. We constructed corridors that you have to go through that were all webbed out. Spiders hung everywhere. It was only lit with black lights, the glow of the webs and a few flickering hanging flame pots. Erie music and a thick fog set the mood. We constructed control centers that we would hide in to trigger loud bells, strobes, drop suspended items from strings & a loud air cannon that always made them jump. Last year we were approached to take over the town's haunted house. It was really lame and needed a new approach. We now have an old building on a town park that we set up in. It's the perfect location way back in the woods, very creepy. We added a bunch more decorations and some homemade pneumatic scares to the setup with a skeleton that shreaks and jumps out of a casket as the patron walks by and one that jumps off of the wall while screaming. We also have a two way mirror with a strobe behind it. It's another great gag and usually get a nice scream as they are inching their way down a tight dark corridor around a sharp bend. We have a bunch of haunters scattered throughout the place to provide scares. We have found that simply dressing in full black and painting your face black is the best costume of all. You can fade in and out of rooms completely undetected and really crank up that scare factor by getting them when they least expect it. We only did it one night last year and had about 350 people go through. Word of mouth will probably bring a lot more this year. I'm already looking to get started on some new props. Hey, we're no pros but we are having a good time & trying our best to provide some cool halloween fun for all who visit!

06-30-2006, 11:05 PM
Those hideout boxes are so cool I wish I was an adult with alot of money so I could build a haunt like that.

07-04-2006, 11:57 AM
how old are you Badlander?

where do you live?

when did you decide you want to haunt the world?

what influenced you to haunt?

07-05-2006, 03:59 PM
I am 13 years old.
I live in Hamburg NY.
I started haunting when I was 7 years old which was just a small party with a few of our neigbors.
My first serious haunt was last year and I am going publicly commercial this year. :D

07-05-2006, 05:36 PM
ahhh far out! I was 16 when I first did mine. Do your friends all come and help you paint and and set up? Your so young with so much time, choices, and potential ahead of you. I bet people are surprised when they find out a 13 year old can bust out a haunted house. Do you have a theme to your haunted house or is it a mix of things?

07-06-2006, 05:14 PM
Well because of only having two haunts and my biggest one being a party where none of my friends were serious about scaring nobody really knows what I could do. Even my dad thinks Buffalo Badlands will never amount to anything more than JUST a haunt!

09-03-2006, 08:30 PM
I am 13 years old.
I live in Hamburg NY.
I started haunting when I was 7 years old which was just a small party with a few of our neigbors.
My first serious haunt was last year and I am going publicly commercial this year. :D

What do you mean by publicly commecial?

09-23-2006, 01:35 PM
Stop being so mean.

09-23-2006, 05:24 PM
What steps are you taking this year to go commercial ?

09-23-2006, 07:14 PM
I remember back in like 92 when my dad dug the hole for my basketball hoop pole and never put it up, fortunantly I could fit inside the hole and there was a big piece of plywood covering it up. Well on halloween I got the idea to hide in it and pop out at people walking up the driveway. And that's my first acting experience! :o

Jim Warfield
09-24-2006, 02:14 AM
You had a spider hole.
I remember seeing such a thing in a western movie when I was a kid.
The indians dug small holes beside the road, pulled blankets over themselves , covered it with dirt, they became invisible, then popped up next to the cowboy's wagon when they came down the path and the attack was on, and they had the eliment of surprise!

09-24-2006, 06:59 PM
I thought you were continuing the bashing from the strobe lights topic. I am commercial only in school

10-04-2006, 04:59 AM
Home haunts are so much fun! If the hole is large enough - put a sheet of 2" walk on me plexiglass (frosted) sprayed with colours over the hole with a red police light in it. You can also put a mini fogger in it (drill narror holes in plexiglass or get it pre-drilled) to let the fog escape.
Suspend a plank across the hole and make them walk across..... the pit to hell......

02-28-2007, 05:15 PM
you know i been planning on doing that for yrs now.i was going to use 2 giant storm doors with the one way mirror tint on it.make that endless pit but on a large scale that you walk over

03-03-2007, 12:41 PM
I am so sorry for screwing up this and other topics, dont let this stop posts in Home Haunting 101.

03-07-2007, 04:54 AM
What the hell does commercially only in school mean? And badlander, no need for an appology, we all know you act like the punk that you are on this forum. Such as, the thread where you had your "sister" come on and challenge us. Grow up.

Chainsaw Charlie
07-28-2007, 08:46 AM
Jason must have read my mind. I change the theme of my yard every year, and liked the creep factor of scarecrows. My yard is long and narrow so I'm going to use the cornstalks tied to burlap to make a wall between two small chainsaw houses.
I'm making a facade to attach to my car port to create a barn with 3 scenes inside. Scarecrows will tower over the cornstalks.
I'm also using the torture devices from Brewster Home Haunt's page to create a Scarecrow's revenge area.

07-28-2007, 09:32 PM
I like it ScareCrows Revenge, it sounds like a horror movie. Take some photos once you have it up. I trid corn last yaer but it only got about 3' tall. I had it planted in buckets and it did not do well. This year I planted corn and pumpkins in the ground, they have started to grow I only hope they keep growing.lol.

Chainsaw Charlie
07-30-2007, 09:21 AM
Thanks. I think it is a Horror Movie, a really bad like D- movie, but it describes my theme of the Scarecrows taking over and attacking the Farmers. I hadn't thought about planting the corn in pots, would love to actually grow them in the ground, but that's not gonna happen. Sounds awesome though.
Will post pics here in October.