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Brutal Industries
08-10-2009, 01:05 PM
Thought I would share a couple of commercial spots we just finished up for Terrorfest in Columbus, Ohio.

Video was shot by Rogues Hollow.
Editing, Sound, FX by Brutal Industries.

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08-10-2009, 01:34 PM
SWEET. I love em.

Great job guys.

08-10-2009, 02:23 PM
Great job on putting the commercial together guys! You made that video look amazing! I think this is one of the best haunt commercials I've seen and I'm sure my sister, who lives in Columbus, will be thrilled when people start seeing her pop up on TV this fall as the victim :)

08-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Looks great bud!!! You did a great job!!!! By the way... I will be sending you the proof on the flyer and poster that you took the pictures for!!! They look bad ass!!!

08-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Its very nicely done however your commercial brings up a good argument... your haunt isn't a movie but it plays more like one. A haunt is a haunt you walk through at a quit pace and its tough to follow any sort of story line or anything of this nature.

What I've been seeing more and more of is haunts creating this realiistic commercials playing off like this really happened or this will happen or whatever. Interesting approach... I wonder what works better a straight forward commercial like Six Flags saying we've got XYZ rides and this wil how much fun you'll have or something serious and real.

I wonder what eveything thinks will attract more customers to the attractions.

Good job!


Brutal Industries
08-11-2009, 09:01 AM
thanks guys.

This particular customer wanted a horror movie feel to the video. What I like about this approach is that it gives the sense of a story instead of coming out and saying "hey we are *blank* haunted house and we have this attraction, this attraction, and this one."

In a very short amount of time you are introducing this character and showing what he is capable of. To me it leaves a longer impression on you and plants a seed in your head before you ever get to the attraction.

Now if your haunt does not follow a theme set by a character then it is a bit more difficult to make this connection but its still possible. Maybe its the haunt or location itself that is telling the story with a bunch of weird things happening inside.

These are things you want to keep in mind when producing your marketing materials. Dig deeper than just coming out and saying "*whatever* haunted house, 3 haunts, scareground, etc.." Hook people with your first impression. Get their minds thinking. Have them mentally asking themselves questions. Leave some holes in the story to let peoples minds figure out the rest or let them experience the rest in the haunt.

ok Im rambling..haha

Nice work on the video and imagery Christopher. It was very easy to work with.

08-13-2009, 07:15 AM
VERY nice! What is this Terrorfest? Isn't that the building that the House of Nightmares was in?

08-13-2009, 09:02 AM
Great video....I like the editing... Where is it at ?