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    Aug 2003
    Don't forget you can also add sound effects that flesh out the customer's imagination.
    You might be able to forgo the liquid blood if you light the wood chipper and what the actor is doing. plus have the audio of blood, flesh, and bone going through a chipper. and then the splat area paint it wet.
    You could also have your lighting controlled so it lights right at the time of the splat so they see .5 sec after the hit.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Cleveland Ohio
    You can totally get away without the liquid with some creative lighting sound and gags such as platforms with meat/parts and such attached to it that would push out the other side. You can also have some of it hand operated by the actor throwing parts or entrails and such into the air as they are lowered in if you you turn it vertical like GEP's old Ghoul Grinder animation. (http://www.gepproductions.com/props/ghoul_grinder.html). Plus, if you really wanted the liquid effects it would probably work more efficiently and not be that hard to do and reset with a setup like this.

    You could really get away without using any motors at at all...if an actor is involved...make them part of the operation of the unit!

    Just some thoughts.

    Mike "Pogo" Hach
    -Mike "Pogo" Hach

  3. Default  
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Eastlake, Ohio
    How about a hidden leaf blower or 2 in your chipper design.

    They already have a mulcher on them and its cheap.

    My 2 cents with 2 seconds of thought.


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    May 2008
    Weston, WV
    I'd use a blood cannon that shot from the chipper at a wall not toward the people with a gutter type thing at an angle at the bottom of the wall to collect the blood as it ran down the wall. A sump pump and some tubing to refill the cannon. Might need to thin down the blood a bit and make sure to keep the bucket full.

    I would even add another one that sprayed the actor as he fed the arm/leg into the chipper. Eye protection and maybe a plastic apron for the actor... (it doesn't need to hit him/her directly after all)

  5. Default A Vat Full 
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Of the liquid "Blood" with latex "meat" floating in the vat. The vat has a reduced diameter pipe fastened down to the bottom of it so when the sump pump turns on it is spraying liquid up and the ocassional "Bits" of latex get to take the ride, propelled via the gush and rush of the powerfull pump just spraying , lifting up everything else in it's path.
    A trough with a screen in the bottom could accumulate the latex bits as the blood runs on down into a collection resouviour for recycling. A human hand scoops up the used latex and throws it back in the vat.
    A foot-peddle switch operated by the actor is a must.

  6. Default Thanks 
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    Sep 2007
    Hey everyone, thanks for all the helpful input. It was a pretty cool scare. We ended up using a pond pump and creating a continual flow of nasty red liquid that was thrown onto a sheet of white plastic and emptied into the same barrel that the pump was in. We used an actor with body parts and a nice grinding sound effect. I would recommend the sound effect being louder than we could get it. We simply built a prop and painted it cat yellow and put some small led's on the front to make it look like a control panel. All in all, I thought it was a cool effect, it would have been neat to use some of the more powerful equipment but the $$ cost was too high for our small budget haunt. But, most importantly, the patrons really dug it and after all, that's who we are trying to please!

    Thanks again!


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