Get the fog out of here! Fog Tutorial 1

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              Get the fog out of here!

            Fog Tutorial 1

Its getting closer to a another year for Halloween. This year you want to pull out the big guns and use a fog machine or you already have a fog machine and its more like a bunch of hooligans are smoking E-cigarettes in your front yard and not getting that Special FX your aiming for.

 

Your in for a treat because I got some tricks for you.

The Devils in the Details

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The Devils in the Details

The Rise of the Art Haunt by August Rose – December 2010

Trick or Treat. Or shall it now be said, Trick and Treat? Tis the season for ghouls and goblins, witches and vampires, demons and children alike. And though the meanings and rituals are all but forgotten in contemporary celebrations, Halloween has only grown in its popularity, and its ability to inspire people to decorate their homes and yards. This explicit and expressive phenomenon, that once meant maybe a few pumpkins, fake spider webs or plastic signs, has exploded into vast, and increasingly expensive, productions. The quality and the aim, if not the point, of these haunts have improved and become a lifestyle, if you will, for many aficionados of All Hallows Eve. These efforts have been delineated and defined beyond the professional (pro-haunt) and the amateur (yard haunt) classifications to include the pneumatic, the static, the ambient, and more recently that which can only be defined as the art haunt.

Undoubtedly, the most well-known of all haunts are the pro-haunts, the classic haunted houses that open (and charge admission) every year with their well-known offerings. The 13th Door (www.13door.com) and The Asylum (www.asylumdenver.com), for example. Yet, it is the rogue yard haunt that has taken up the mantle of truly original, frightening (and free) experience. Masterful pioneers of the yard haunt, such as Pumpkinrot (www.pumpkinrot.com), The Davis Graveyard (www.davisgraveyard.com), and Hallowed Haunting Grounds (www.hauntinggrounds.org) to name but a few, have been setting up and displaying hand-crafted displays of eeriness and creepiness for decades, unwittingly inspiring scores of imitators and enthusiasts, while simultaneously entertaining and amazing trick-or-treaters that were growing weary of merely going door-to-door for a handful of candy. It is at these houses and in these yards that children, and more frequently and significantly the children-at-heart, are finding a lost connection to an emotive, if not entirely spiritual, experience that once dominated the human conditiona condition that ironically allowed for the popularity and rise of the pro-haunt in the first place.

It should come as no surprise then that the emotional fount that has been so long neglected by mankind is finding its voice again through the creative efforts of the yard haunter. A growing discontent for store-bought decorations, a burgeoning effort to fashion ever larger and more unique props, and a spirit that refuses to acquiesce to the commercialism that has taken over nearly every holiday have made a competition of sorts, although a friendly and cooperative one, of the Halloween-decorating community. Forums, like http://www.hauntforum.com and http://www.halloweenforum.com, and podcasts/blogs, such as http://www.thebloodshedbrothers.com, http://www.hauntcast.net, and http://www.garageofevilnetwork.com have sprung up to cater to the home-haunter and Halloween enthusiast alike to discuss and teach prop-building, speak to like-minded individuals, and spread the word to the normal world that they exist. And the more the word is spread, the more the efforts at creating, and outdoing even themselves, are re-doubled. There seems no end or limit to the expressions. These sentiments are indeed the origins of what should rightly be called the art haunt.

So what is an art haunt? In essence, it is a yard haunt that has gone to the extreme in style, in quality as well as quantity, and in the details. Yes, the devil is truly in the details. The most common yard haunt, which easily distinguishes itself from the individual home that offers a jack-o-lantern or a bag of leaves that looks like a pumpkin, etc, will display an inordinate amount of lighting, fog, tombstones, ghosts, ground-breaking skeletons and corpses and more while not necessarily hiding the fact that there is a house behind them or a vehicle in the driveway. The art haunt utilizes these decorations but zealously attempts to ensure that all semblances of a normal home, or even a driveway, are hidden if not entirely eradicated, taking not one day but sometimes weeks to set up. For the art haunter, it is not enough to display a prop merely; that prop must look real, organic, and exist within a world of its own, a world that itself exists unbetrayed by the presence of the everyday common world that was originally meant to hold no sway at Samhaim. The unadulterated nascent reality of another world is at the heart of an art haunt.

This is not to say that the art haunter is an elitist, only that the effort is highly dramatic and extremely passionate. To be sure, any effort should be commended on a day that a majority of mankind finds is frivolous at best and downright evil at worst. Remember that Halloween is meant to be a celebration of what has been reaped through sowing, a memorial to that which has or to those who have passed, and a bridge from yesterday to tomorrow. The scares associated with Halloween are symptomatic of cultures that have long since decayed and traditions that no longer apply in the ways they once did. Most amateur yard haunts also aim to startle and excite the base emotions of fear and surprise with their pneumatics and animatronics. However, it is the newly-tapped domain of the art haunt, to move beyond these aims, capitalize on the best efforts of the ambient haunt, and manifest not just a scene but rather an entirely separate reality that makes the visitor feel as if the real world does not reside on those grounds – in essence to Trick and Treat.

 

Rose , August. “The Devils in the Details.” Http://Www.darkrosemanor.com, Dec. 2010, filialuna.wix.com/darkrosemanor#!__devils. So what is an art haunt?

Prop book

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Amanda – the Possessed Doll
It’s a staple in modern horror films,most recently in the hit The Conjuring:the doll, often belonging to a little girl,who is possessed by a demon or ghostor murderer and proceeds to try toslaughter every cast member in themovie. It’s incredible what a (supposedly)inanimate object like a doll can get up towith a little supernatural help.
It always starts small, however -the eyes blink, the head turns, and youjust know that something’s not right withlittle Lucinda’s favorite dolly. And somepeople would argue that that moment isthe one where things start to get creepy.
Now, getting a doll to walk aroundand kill people is well beyond the scopeof this book. However, making a creepydoll whose head turns slowly at randomintervals is not only easy, but is anexcellent introduction to the art andscience of animatronics. With a little bitof engineering, a microcontroller, andsome makeup, you can make someserious Halloween props – much better thanthan the cheesy ones you’ll find at the localthe local department store.interested? Good! Like I said, nothing toocomplicated here, but hopefully you’ll bepleased with the results. Read on!
Parts list:
One doll – Size and kind is up to you,though I recommend a slightly largermodel to make modifying it easier.Amanda, for instance, is about 18 inches(46 cm) tall. I suggest looking in secondhand stores and thrift shops, as the olderthe doll is, the creepier it will seem.Amanda was donated by a friend. Thedoll should have a detachable plastic orrubber head, and should have a stuffedbody, though it may be possible to workwith a rigid plastic body as well.
One continuous rotation servo – not astandard servo. The difference isimportant, and I’ll explain it when webegin programming. I recommend theParallax model 900-00008.
One length of PVC pipe with an internaldiameter large enough to allow you toinsert and attach the servo. It should beas long as your doll’s torso plus about 3inches (8 cm). The one used for Amandahas an inner diameter of 2 inches, insideof which the Parallax servo fits perfectly.
One small jewelry box, large enough forthe doll to comfortably sit on. This boxwill hold (and hide) the batteries andelectronics for your doll.
One wooden disc, approximately thesame diameter as your doll’s neck.
One Arduino, either pre-built (the Uno,the Duemilanove, etc.) or a bread-boarded version.
One small jewelry box, large enough forthe doll to comfortably sit on. This boxwill hold (and hide) the batteries andelectronics for your doll.
One wooden disc, approximately thesame diameter as your doll’s neck.
One Arduino, either pre-built (the Uno,the Duemilanove, etc.) or a bread-boarded version.
One 9V battery.
One rechargeable battery pack, suchas from a RC toy.
Miscellaneous wires, jumper wires,etc.
Miscellaneous screws, bolts, etc.
Miscellaneous paints, pens, makeup,etc.

Top 13 scary videos

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13 Bob Kowal Attic Hatched infestation
Cover Photo, Image may contain: night, outdoor and text

12 Jeff and Chris Davis Davis Graveyard

Please note: Davis Graveyard is NOT a haunted house, it is viewed from the street only –

The Story of the Davis Graveyard

A Tale of Halloween

How does one become obsessed enough with Halloween to dedicate months of time, hundreds of dollars and the better part of their home to the transformation? It all started with our family and friends. We love Halloween. They love Halloween. We’ve always wanted to create an elaborate yard display … so have they. And faster than you can say “trick or treat” the plan is hatched. Next thing you know, they’re spending every available minute at your house, transforming the garage, driveway, front yard and house into a realistic graveyard. From this initial haunt, the 1031 Club was born. When we purchased the house we live in today. From the moment we laid eyes on the yard, we knew its destiny was that of the ultimate Halloween cemetery. It took several years to bring the dead and dying to life, but the dream has become a reality. For over 10 years, we have created a creepy crawly yard haunt that has attracted people from all over the Portland area. It has become a spectacle of spectres that we are all quite proud of. But none of this would have happened had it not been for our good friends and family members who started us down this path, as well as the inspiration from fellow yard haunters throughout the country. From our family of freaks, fiends and the gratefully undead to yours, happy haunting.

The Ghosts With The Most…


11 Chris Baker The village Mire Yard Haunt
Village Mire :: Halloween Haunted House Cape Cod
Dr. Wolfram’s creatures once again terrorized the Village Mire in the Captain’s Village South Yarmouth on All Hallows Eve.

10Picture Gina and Chris Hollywood Haunters
Hollywood Haunter is a husband and wife team that loves to take Halloween decorating to the extreme. Using their scenic design and fabrication experience, they try building different themed environments which gives their community the sense that they are walking onto a movie set in their own neighborhood. They also enjoy sharing their process with the haunt community on YouTube in an educational but entertaining way. In 2014 Hollywood Haunter was a contestant on ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” competing for the most extreme yard haunt in America. Hollywood Haunter is looking forward to Halloween 2016 and another year to take Halloween to the extreme.
9 Matt Ford House at haunted hill
Address: 4400 Saltillo St, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Opened: October 31, 2000
Phone: (818) 884-1917
The House at Haunted Hill is a high-tech haunted attraction at a home in Woodland Hills, California. The attraction showcases a number of age-old tricks such as Pepper’s ghost, and advanced special effects and multi-channel audio.
8 Boney Island
6 Dead with Dave
5 Wallace Manor Haunt
4 Good Speed
3 Tara
2 Raven Manor UT
1 Skull and Bones   Miss Rose
A tale of two cities and two haunters. It beings in the year 2005. Rob a professional art designer and home haunter from San Luis Obispo CA. Had come up with a new back story with his haunted cemetery display a young beautiful school teacher heading out at night to elope with her bow. Had become hopelessly lost in the forest wondering endless with no avail she eventually came to exhaustion and  despair and fell to the ground. The next day her seemly lifeless body was discovered and pronounced dead and entombed alive. As in often the case with unfortunate souls meaning such a hora mais despise. Her ghost from that day onward walked the earth ringing her hand bell searching in vain for beloved.  A tragic
love story poe himself would have loved this is good stuff. The haunt would be seen by a lot of people because Rob was already very well know on the haunt forms by a large number of haunters under the name skull and bone his online tutorial mainly for home haunts were becoming quite popular over the last year. people were eager to see his new props and lighting showcased by his creative use of light this year a more powerful street light outside of his home had forced him to to completely redo his design haunts lighting scheme and as fortune would have it the new lighting plan worked perfectly with the new backstory background elements light his house and certain manor props lite by warm ambers and reds  with lots of candles and lampes well for ground elements shaped areas creeper more sinister props lite with cool blues and purples pellet and detailing took on the richness and texture of a renaissance painting and the contrast of warm and cool tones made the landscape more creepy and beautiful the haunting of miss  rose was those born in that year and the 3 that would follow would become one of the more appreciated and emulated haunts in North America. As many people told him its not only gorgeous it just plane just had class main while far north in a town just outskirts of portland oregon a fledgling haunter and his family by the name of Guy. preparing for their first Halloween in their new home. Guy his wife and their 3 kids had moved to the portland area from San francisco where they had always lived in an apartment or areas with no children he always loved haunts he always wanted one of his own but circumstances never promoted. New they had a house with a lawn and a neighborhood full of kids. In a Halloween friendly town. This first year still under the financial biren of having just moved so they made do with some jack o lanterns backlights in the windows and guy looked forward to building haunt of his dreams in the years to follow he discovered the online haunter forms and under his new online haunter as Doctor killinger set about learning all he could from many different forms and websites including that of our friend skull and bones he fell in love with the miss rose haunt and held it as a shining example display can achieve the sort of ingenuity and care that skull and bone took in making his we move head now 3 years halloween 2008 night had ended doctor killenger still without his haunt. He did have a really cool window display with a few props and a FCG a guarantee traffic stopper in any neighborhood
he year haunt still eluded him not willing to settle for the yard haunt that looked hurry burry of a garage sell he wanted a complete unified display something with a sense of continuity and purpose

Top 13 Home haunts part 1

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13 Bob Kowal Attic Hatched infestation
Cover Photo, Image may contain: night, outdoor and text

12 Jeff and Chris Davis Davis Graveyard

Please note: Davis Graveyard is NOT a haunted house, it is viewed from the street only –

The Story of the Davis Graveyard

A Tale of Halloween

How does one become obsessed enough with Halloween to dedicate months of time, hundreds of dollars and the better part of their home to the transformation? It all started with our family and friends. We love Halloween. They love Halloween. We’ve always wanted to create an elaborate yard display … so have they. And faster than you can say “trick or treat” the plan is hatched. Next thing you know, they’re spending every available minute at your house, transforming the garage, driveway, front yard and house into a realistic graveyard. From this initial haunt, the 1031 Club was born. When we purchased the house we live in today. From the moment we laid eyes on the yard, we knew its destiny was that of the ultimate Halloween cemetery. It took several years to bring the dead and dying to life, but the dream has become a reality. For over 10 years, we have created a creepy crawly yard haunt that has attracted people from all over the Portland area. It has become a spectacle of spectres that we are all quite proud of. But none of this would have happened had it not been for our good friends and family members who started us down this path, as well as the inspiration from fellow yard haunters throughout the country. From our family of freaks, fiends and the gratefully undead to yours, happy haunting.

The Ghosts With The Most…


11 Chris Baker The village Mire Yard Haunt
Village Mire :: Halloween Haunted House Cape Cod
Dr. Wolfram’s creatures once again terrorized the Village Mire in the Captain’s Village South Yarmouth on All Hallows Eve.

10Picture Gina and Chris Hollywood Haunters
Hollywood Haunter is a husband and wife team that loves to take Halloween decorating to the extreme. Using their scenic design and fabrication experience, they try building different themed environments which gives their community the sense that they are walking onto a movie set in their own neighborhood. They also enjoy sharing their process with the haunt community on YouTube in an educational but entertaining way. In 2014 Hollywood Haunter was a contestant on ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” competing for the most extreme yard haunt in America. Hollywood Haunter is looking forward to Halloween 2016 and another year to take Halloween to the extreme.
9 Matt Ford House at haunted hill
Address: 4400 Saltillo St, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Opened: October 31, 2000
Phone: (818) 884-1917
The House at Haunted Hill is a high-tech haunted attraction at a home in Woodland Hills, California. The attraction showcases a number of age-old tricks such as Pepper’s ghost, and advanced special effects and multi-channel audio.
8 Boney Island
6 Dead with Dave
5 Wallace Manor Haunt
4 Good Speed
3 Tara
2 Raven Manor UT
1 Skull and Bones   Miss Rose
A tale of two cities and two haunters. It beings in the year 2005. Rob a professional art designer and home haunter from San Luis Obispo CA. Had come up with a new back story with his haunted cemetery display a young beautiful school teacher heading out at night to elope with her bow. Had become hopelessly lost in the forest wondering endless with no avail she eventually came to exhaustion and  despair and fell to the ground. The next day her seemly lifeless body was discovered and pronounced dead and entombed alive. As in often the case with unfortunate souls meaning such a hora mais despise. Her ghost from that day onward walked the earth ringing her hand bell searching in vain for beloved.  A tragic
love story poe himself would have loved this is good stuff. The haunt would be seen by a lot of people because Rob was already very well know on the haunt forms by a large number of haunters under the name skull and bone his online tutorial mainly for home haunts were becoming quite popular over the last year. people were eager to see his new props and lighting showcased by his creative use of light this year a more powerful street light outside of his home had forced him to to completely redo his design haunts lighting scheme and as fortune would have it the new lighting plan worked perfectly with the new backstory background elements light his house and certain manor props lite by warm ambers and reds  with lots of candles and lampes well for ground elements shaped areas creeper more sinister props lite with cool blues and purples pellet and detailing took on the richness and texture of a renaissance painting and the contrast of warm and cool tones made the landscape more creepy and beautiful the haunting of miss  rose was those born in that year and the 3 that would follow would become one of the more appreciated and emulated haunts in North America. As many people told him its not only gorgeous it just plane just had class main while far north in a town just outskirts of portland oregon a fledgling haunter and his family by the name of Guy. preparing for their first Halloween in their new home. Guy his wife and their 3 kids had moved to the portland area from San francisco where they had always lived in an apartment or areas with no children he always loved haunts he always wanted one of his own but circumstances never promoted. New they had a house with a lawn and a neighborhood full of kids. In a Halloween friendly town. This first year still under the financial biren of having just moved so they made do with some jack o lanterns backlights in the windows and guy looked forward to building haunt of his dreams in the years to follow he discovered the online haunter forms and under his new online haunter as Doctor killinger set about learning all he could from many different forms and websites including that of our friend skull and bones he fell in love with the miss rose haunt and held it as a shining example display can achieve the sort of ingenuity and care that skull and bone took in making his we move head now 3 years halloween 2008 night had ended doctor killenger still without his haunt. He did have a really cool window display with a few props and a FCG a guarantee traffic stopper in any neighborhood
he year haunt still eluded him not willing to settle for the yard haunt that looked hurry burry of a garage sell he wanted a complete unified display something with a sense of continuity and purpose

Top 13 Halloween music bands

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1.     www.midnightsyndicate.com
For two decades, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been known as Midnight Syndicate, creating symphonic soundtracks to imaginary films that facilitate a transcendental and adventurous escape into the secret dimensions of the mind’s eye. To many of their fans, they are Gothic music pioneers brewing a signature blend of orchestral horror music and movie-style sound effects. To others, they remain the first “haunted house band” that forever changed the Halloween music genre and became a staple of the October holiday season. And some know them as the duo that created the first official soundtrack to the legendary Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Their critically-acclaimed works are reminiscent of sweeping, complex masterpieces by artists such as James Horner, Danny Elfman, Black Sabbath and King Diamond and have been featured as a part of groundbreaking films, television shows, video games and at haunted attractions, amusement parks and live performances worldwide.
2.Nox Arcana
3.Dark Sanctuary is a neoclassical darkwave group founded in Paris, France in February 1996. Their songs can be categorized primarily as “dark
4.Dargaard is a neoclassical darkwave band from Mistelbach, Austria. Typically in dark and somber moods, the music of Dargaard presents medieval and…
5. Buzz-works is a collaboration between Jeff Hartz of Buzz-Works.com and Joseph Vargo of Nox Arcana. Their dark atmospheric albums are of mixture
6.Prelude to a nightmare phantoms in the attic