How To Create A Home Haunt For $100

Posted 15 Aug 2011 in HAUNTER'S CORNER

Don’t have enough cash to build your haunt? Wish you had that latest animatronic from Scare Factory? You want to build your own home haunt and not enough space in your garage? These are the questions I asked myself last Halloween as I resigned as co-owner of a Haunted Attraction. All of my haunt supplies stayed with Backwoods Terror and I needed to tap into my creative supply of ideas with not much money to work with. I did spend a few months gathering materials like old doors and pallets. Scavenged a bunch of garage sales and curbs for old fence and medical supplies. And created a few props out of chicken wire and spray foam. If you have...

Nick Rose: The Awakening Of A Dark Artist

Posted 07 Aug 2011 in INTERVIEWS

“Slowly I was becoming happy and took steps to reclaim who I was. It was at that point I realized that I was born to be an artist and without it I would self destruct…” Nick Rose has been penned as the “The King of Scream” and “The Dark Artist” by  former media interviewers and that has only been the beginning. Nick has been interviewed 13 times in the year 2010 by almost every top horror publications in the business as well as two popular publications. Recently he has worked out agreements to work with some of Hollywood’s top horror movie stars. His art portfolio credits include 300 published covers and illustrations-everything from erotic Romance to the darkest of...

How To Be A Horror Host: Watch “American Scary”

Posted 31 Jul 2011 in HAUNT VIDEOS

AMERICAN SCARY is a look at the nation’s tradition of horror hosting; from Zacherley to A. Ghastlee Ghoul. With interviews and footage from major hosts from the 1950s to the present day. Such as Zacherley, Vampira, Ghoulardi and others; along with memories from celebrities and fans who were influenced by these hosts. You’ll follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated waves of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s to its scrappy resurgence and survival in the current age of cable access and the Internet. American Scary looks to remind people how much fun local TV could be — and maybe could be again.

Jennifer’s Story: Interview With A Haunt Artist

Posted 22 Jul 2011 in INTERVIEWS

Meet Jennifer Burns. Prop maker. Full-time Scene Designer. Body Paint Model. Dark Artist. Mother of two boys who love Halloween just about as much as she does. Interested? Read on… Were you excited about Halloween/Haunted Houses/Scary Movies as a child? What do you remember about those early years? Yes. Extremely excited as a kid. Before the age of 10, I remember going to a huge Halloween party with my parents and my sister. We all had costumes and my Dad, dressed in a black robe, took one of our baby dolls and filled it with pea green something. LOL. When he squeezed her belly, it would fly out of her mouth….it was great. I remember seeing the exorcist as...

Where To Find Cheap Materials For Your Haunt

Posted 11 Jul 2011 in HAUNTER'S CORNER

It’s July and you’ve already started building props, designed your floor plan, and recruited your actors. But you’re in the need for some building materials to finish that bloody butcher shop or the crazy ward. If you do not want to spend lots of money to get your materials or just find it more enjoyable to do some spelunking for that next wall section; here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years. Pallets are free. Go drive around your town and search the back of stores for pallets and free materials. Warehouses are also a gold mine! Pallets are easy to stand up especially when screwed together. Add some 1×2’s for attaching flame retardant plastic or thin...

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