“The Darkness” Haunted Attraction Sued for Wrongful Death

Posted 11 Dec 2010 in HAUNT NEWS

I live only 110 miles from The Darkness and I created a post last month about it being one of the top haunts I’ve ever attended. Safety is always TOP priority when and even before you enter the doors. Larry Kirchner is a top-notch guy and definitely one of the leaders in the industry. I realize that legal matters are always an issue when owning a Haunted Attraction and even when you own a home haunt. If you get that one person who trips over an extension cord or gets bumped by an actor-they might just get pissed and want to sue you. This present matter is a bit more serious but I know for a fact that The Darkness has all safety information...

Jimmy Talkington: The Mind Behind the Design

Posted 02 Dec 2010 in INTERVIEWS

  When you hear the name Thorn Web Designs you think: innovation, creativity, and DNA. Let me explain:  DNA is a long-term storage of information and is often compared to a set of blueprints, like a recipe or a code… Jimmy Talkington’s creations are just that! Original and each web design is its unique code or blueprint where valuable and long-term storage is needed! If you’re a Haunt Owner, Horror Junkie, or you just need a kick ass website- this is it! Each one of his realms of darkness is individual and designed around your particular needs. He is quick, knows exactly what you need, and easy to work with. I’m not sure I can squeeze everything I want to say about  Jimmy without...

Homemade Fog Scents

Posted 07 Nov 2010 in HOW-TO BUILD IT
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      This is from Eyegore at http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials-step-step/92014-homemade-fog-scents.html Homemade Fog Scents These make great secret reaper gifts! I started testing some custom scents. I read everything I could regarding essential oils, and fragrances oils (which isn’t even an oil). After testing the safety of the fog vapors on both the eyes and mouth, as well as the safety of using it in a fogger; I have come to the conclusion that it works just as good as the commercial stuff, and is safe. I experimented mixing fragrance oils together for my custom fog scents. The price is a little bit less vs buying ready made scents, plus it’s more fun to make them yourself! This isn’t a tutorial, so...

How Not To Operate A Haunt: A True Story

Posted 05 Nov 2010 in HAUNT BUSINESS TIPS, SLIPPERY SOAPBOX

  Scott had been building this Haunt for weeks. It wasn’t his building but he had about $10,000 worth of his props hanging on the walls, fog machines, strobe lights; just about 7 years worth of props put into this dark attraction. It wasn’t his own venture. At the last minute, an aquaintance begged him for his help because October was quickly arriving and ironically Scott was not going to be able to open his own this year due to financial situations. So like any good haunter would do, he said yes. The events that follow his decision will be difficult to digest by many and it may even piss you off a little bit. It may sound a little...

Dr. Phobia’s Madness

Posted 24 Oct 2010 in HAUNT NEWS

In 1991, when Dr.Phobia began to conduct extensive research and unorthodox experiments in his lab, he was known for his intelligence and dedication to the human body. As the years passed by he slowly dissappeared from the social scene and withdrew from typical medical research. Collegues and other medical professionals labeled him an outcast because of his non-typical experiments and techniques.  Every October he reopens his laboratory to the general public to find new volunteers for his latest inventions. Many people have entered his lab, those who have managed to escape have told stories of horror and insanities. These stories have affected many people and they feel compelled to go see his lab and experience the madness for themselves. Who really is Dr. Phobia? What does he want...

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