Month: October 2013

Shellac: A Set Designer’s Dream

October 31, 2013 - Haunted House

After detailing our haunted house set, I can safely say that it wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without shellac. In case you aren’t familiar, check out liquid shellac online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac. It’s a pretty expensive material

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Pros and Cons of Concealed Exits

October 29, 2013 - Haunted House

Most haunted houses are labyrinths full of twists, turns, and dark corners. This is done so to make the experience creepier and longer. However, concealing the exit route for a room or hallway adds a whole

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Online Haunt Reviews

October 26, 2013 - Entertainment

Fear Overload Scream Park is proud to have some of the best online reviews of all nearby haunted houses. As of September 2018, Fear Overload is reviewed at 4.7 stars on Shopper Approved, 4.1 stars on

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To Roof or not to Roof A Haunted House

October 24, 2013 - Haunted House

One of the biggest questions a prospective haunt owner faces is whether to create an indoor or outdoor venue. In California, October weather generally permits outside haunts to be the perfect climate. I still haven’t come

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How to transform a store bought halloween prop

October 22, 2013 - Haunted House

If you’re like me, you’ve probably ordered a cool Halloween prop you found in a magazine or on the Internet to receive it in the mail and be sorely disappointed. Store bought props never look as

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What is a Scream Park?

October 20, 2013 - Events

What is a scream park, you may be wondering. Well a scream park is basically a Halloween themed theme park. At one, you’ll find a huge range of activities to do including haunted houses. What sets

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Get unbiased volunteers to see your show before you open

October 14, 2013 - Entertainment

As a scream park, you need to have the correct balance of quantity vs. quality for your haunted houses. Scream parks are known for having a variety of Halloween themed attractions, not just haunted houses, but

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Creating a believable haunted house

October 11, 2013 - Haunted House

One of the most important aspects in creating a great haunted house is its authenticity. People will come to your haunt to immerse themselves in a new, alien environment that feels real. The most terrified a

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How to make your own burlap mask

October 7, 2013 - Haunted House

Can’t think of anything to be this Halloween? Tired of the same old ghost, vampire, and zombie costumes? Well here’s a tutorial on how to make your very own burlap mask for just pocket change and

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Cabin in the woods style scared

October 2, 2013 - Entertainment

One of our favorite horror movies here at Fear Overload is Cabin in the Woods. The best part of this movie is how original it is in scaring you, but also making you feel a whole

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