View Full Version : Cool Idea?

The Forsaken Crypt
08-13-2009, 03:35 PM
I found an old crate and it looked like a coffin. I thought for a good idea was to paint the logo on it and put it at the end of the driveway and when people walk by and actor jumps up. Also I want opinions on how it looks. Thanks

08-13-2009, 05:39 PM
That's a cool crate. I didn't even know they made stuff out of real wood anymore.

08-13-2009, 05:52 PM
I was just looking at your website and some of the other posts you've made here. You guys have made some nice stuff. I love seeing young guys (and girls) get interested in haunting.

The Forsaken Crypt
08-13-2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks! Yeah I put alot of work and time into all this, I absoultly love what I do :)

freak 'n' stein
08-13-2009, 06:32 PM
I really like that coffin. Is it going to sit down low on the ground like it is in the pic? If so, how are you going to make sure no one sees the actor?

The Forsaken Crypt
08-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Well its going to sit at the end of the drive way. Yes it will be on the ground and I'm going to make the actor look as "dummy" like as I can so people will kind of look in and observe. then the actor will jump up and scare the observer as they peer into the coffin.

08-13-2009, 08:25 PM
It is awfully low, even for the littlest kids. Maybe sit it on a few cinder blocks and then drape some black cloth or plastic over the blocks? The black drape would help the coffin setting a lot too.

One of the scares we did in the past was to have the coffin sitting up high with a drape around the bottom and a bad dummy inside. People would look at the dumy and comment how lame, and then the real actor would lunge out from under the coffin through a slit cut in the drape. That's one of those good distraction scares.

08-13-2009, 08:34 PM
I love the idea of an actor hiding in the haunt's main sign. I can't do it though because the haunt is too large but, a garage haunt should do just fine with that scare.

The Forsaken Crypt
08-13-2009, 09:21 PM
Yeah maybe you are right with the elevation a little, Gotta make it so you gotta peer over a little, It just seems so perfect. I have so much weeds and leaves in there that all you need to do is kind of put the twigs over the actor and he blends in like a rotting corpse. I will be sure to put a video of it up when the time comes of how effective it will be. And yes I didn't know they made stuff like this out of real wood anymore myself! I was at my uncles and back in their field where they have bonfires lied this crate. I asked my cousin what he was gonna do with this and he said "Use it for fire wood" I told him I had to take this. It was a good find indeed. I just added some leaves and other organic stuff to bake in the sun, Stapled some burlap hanging off the sides and wrote the logo in a kind of sloppy or grisly font to give it that chilling "edge". I quite proud of what I did with this :)

08-13-2009, 09:52 PM
So which one is you? It's always nice to be able to put a face with a name.

The Forsaken Crypt
08-13-2009, 10:02 PM
I am the one on the right with the short hair, My twin brother on the left