Hey guys! We're gearing up for our fourth year of home haunting! Building will start sometime within the next week or so and I'll try to post lots of progress pics!
This is our plan for the year. Ignore the colors, I was testing out some lighting ideas...
Each square on the plan indicates a square foot. Out front will be the facade, a 10 foot tall redneck mansion type structure. If I have the time I want to build a giant pumpkin creature to mount on top of it. Once the guests reach the front of the line, they'll be greeted and sent into the haunt, and down a long hallway to a strobe lit room (1). There will be a prop scrunched up sitting on the table looking towards the exit, causing a great distraction. As guests exit the room, they'll trigger an air cannon in the doorway before entering the gardener's shack (2). I'm planning on having a small table in here and lattice walls to the right, with terra cotta pots and fake ivy all around. Outside (3) will be vegetation to the right and a mineshaft on the left (4). The mine is only six feet tall and gets extremely claustrophobic towards the end. I'm going to make a realistic miner prop with a lantern in the first section of the mine. Once out of the main mine shaft the cielings will go back up to seven feet (5). This area will house a prop that will be a great distraction for an actor around the corner. Guests will exit the mine into a redneck town (6) with different facades and fences. One section is left blank (7), and we will put something in there after our trip to MO this fall for the Halloween Productions haunts as well as Beast and Edge of Hell. If we don't get inspiration, it should be simple enough to send guests past it through to the other half of the redneck street (8). Guests will then enter the strobe lit meat shop (9), coplete with a bloody table and a waist high barrier to the left. After passing the other side of it, they wind up in a small room with a bloody corpse (10). Then, they go outside a redneck trailor (11). Inside the trailor is a long hallway (12) with a figure with its arms held over the doorway. A strobe is flashng in the guest's eyes and a strobe is flashing on the figure. Just as they near it, the lead person triggers an air cannon aimed at them and one aimed about two people back. Then, as the middle of the group passes the figure, it comes alive. The last two scenes (13 and 14) are still unclear to me what I want to put in them. I want to have clowns somewhere in the haunt, and frankly I don't care if they don't fit the theme. If I dont have them there then I'll put them in scene 5. Any ideas would be appriciated!
I may contact a pallet or fence removal company about getting some free supplies for a maze or something else on the driveway, but first I want to worry about finishing the garage. Has anyone had any experiance getting in touch with these guys? How can I find them?
In other news our new website is up! I will buy creepacres.com in the next week or so but I want to work out the kinks before I get a private address. For now it can be viewed at http://creepacres.yolasite.com/
I haven't built much of anything yet this year. The pics below are from a sign I started last year. The part you see will say "Creep" in drippy, sunflower yellow spray paint, and "Acres" will be written in white on a black background and attached at an angle below the main sign.
That's all for now! What do you guys think of the plan? Any ideas for the last two rooms? Thanks! What are you guys up to? I'm looking forward to seeing what my fellow home haunters come up with this year! Happy Haunting!