The most important part of making a terrifying haunted house is the soundtrack.
September 1, 2013
In addition to audio, lighting is another important aspect to creating an awesome haunt. On one hand, you want it dark enough to create a spooky atmosphere and so customers can’t see your actors until the opportune moment, but you also don’t want it too dark that customers are running into walls, or missing your great, detailed sets. One solution to this problem is to create an almost pitch-black room, but give your customer’s dimmed flashlights, one per group or one for every person, so they can explore your room. You will often want to highlight some of the cool or gory props and details you have in your room, which is where can lights come into use. Have a blue light glowing inside a fridge or a red spotlight shining dimly behind a bloody corpse and you can direct the customer’s attention wherever you want.