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    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Oxford, OH
    I thought I would start small with it just being for people going to the haunt and see if there is any interest.
    I would like to make it bigger much like you said and display the evolution of props and haunt makeup, etc.

    Another haunt I would consider would be Bloodview Heights in Cleveland.
    Still for charity after all these years.

    I agree with the Distortions nomination.

    Other people maybe Walt Disney and Phillip Morris (He did write the book after all)

  2. Default  
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Los Angeles, Ca
    how long has bloodview been around?

    i know St. Rita's haunted house (Cincinnati, OH) has been around for many. many years as a charity haunt.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    PHILLIP MORRIS should definetly be on that list, and i do agree with larry that the haunted school house is a staple in haunted houses today and even years apon years ago....first class haunt all the way.. What about HORRIFICUS he is for sure a shoe in?? just kidding!!

    Jason Blaszczak

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    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Oxford, OH
    Bloodview has raised over $1.6 million in their 26 years of haunting.

    St. Rita's is also a good charity haunt.

    Don Post Studios was the first to create the latex mask.

  5. Default Jaycees 
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Huntington, IN
    Any hall of fame would hopefully give credit to all the local Jaycees chapters that started the haunted house fundraising idea. Several chapters have already been mentioned. Any that started in the 60's-80's and are still around, should be included.

    I went down to the library and researched our local paper archives. In 1968 there was a promo picture for the Huntington Jaycees haunted house.

    So, that would make this year our 40th anniversary.
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  6. Default Frank Dixon 
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    my gramp ..FRANK DIXON...was doin a hayride slash walk thru for the poormans club of which he was the president... in 1953.....they would take em on a hayride thru the woods then stop at an old house in the woods and they would get out and walk thru it...they built props and made costumes..they made a wolf man out of horse tail hair..which one of the members family still has...i will look for pictures...i remember seeing one of the old pics..I hope i can find it
    in order to see the orchestra ...you must turn your back on the crowd...


  7. Default  
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    St. Louis, MO

    You're 110% correct...Jaycees really did a lot to launch the professional side of haunting. You would be very correct on that end!


  8. Default  
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Longview, Texas
    I would have to say that Lance Pope should be nominated.

    This is from the Best Haunted Attractions write up from Hauntworld:
    "Verdun Manor is one of the best haunted attractions that ever opened in America. The late Lance Pope was a haunted industry ICON, leading the way in both design, special effects, flame effects and so much more.

    ...but he left a legendary haunted attraction behind that will go down in haunted history as one of the greatest haunts of our time."

    I had the privilage pf working with him the year before he passed away, and he was one of my mentors.
    Brad Bowen
    Owner/Operator of the Ultimate Fear Haunted House in Shreveport, LA

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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    During the late 1930's the old mill at the end of Market Street had been abandoned for 30 years.
    It was a four story stone building that this town was built around in the 1840's.
    Inside the mill were wooden chutes, big wooden gears, narrow dark walk ways, if you fell from them you would fall 20 feet into rushing deep , dark waters.
    My Dad was a grade school, almost high school kid then, also a "town" kid.
    On Saturday night the "farm" kids came to town for the band concert in the county square and to shop and socialise.
    The "town" kids would lead the "Farm" kids into the old mill , sometimes blindfolded and leave them there to find their way out.

    The old mill was torn down during WW2 when my Dad was away.
    I don't remember how many bodies there were.
    Only one gold coin was found even though a bag of them supposidly were lost in a crack in the rock wall where they had been hidden.
    I was kidding nobody no farm kids died in the mill, I guess someone wasn't trying hard enough.
    Someone has always been scaring someone else.

  10. Default  
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by jason View Post
    how long has bloodview been around?

    i know St. Rita's haunted house (Cincinnati, OH) has been around for many. many years as a charity haunt.
    Bloodview has been around for 28 years I believe.

    Another thing to mention would be the Legion of Terror, at over 20 years old, I think they are the oldest haunt acting troupe.
    Katie Lane
    Raven's Wolf Art Productions (www.ravens-wolf.com)

    Bansheette Morningstar (www.bansheette.com)

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