Author: Nathan

Why Do We Need Haunts?

September 8, 2017 - Haunted House

Why is the atmosphere is a haunted house so engrossing? What about it makes it the perfect place to be yet the worst place to be? Haunted houses are those attractions that border on the edges

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The Monster in Your Head

August 4, 2017 - Haunted House

Monsters are real. But our imaginations are our worst enemies when it comes to conjuring up ideas of monsters. Monsters are merely figments of our imagination, either bland or enthusiastic exaggerations of our worst fears. Afraid

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Fear Overload 2015 and a Look Back Through the Years

August 17, 2015 - Haunted House

Halloween is just around the corner, and this year, Fear Overload Scream Park has done it again. Featuring two gargantuan haunted houses, this event has become the biggest horror destination in the bay area, and for

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How to Choose Actors for a Haunted House

October 22, 2014 - Haunted House

When choosing an acting squad, it is imperative to choose a varied group of individuals. It is best to choose some people who are athletic, some who are good actors, and some who just look the

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Strategies for Making a Horror Event Scarier

October 15, 2014 - Haunted House

Many haunted house producers like to design haunted houses with fantastical themes that are not realistic at all. These can be fun for both the producer and the patron, but they are simply not as scary

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Training Actors at a World Class Halloween Event

October 7, 2014 - Entertainment

The number one most important thing involved in ensuring that your haunted house does not come across as cheesy, or even second rate, is training your actors incredibly well. There is simply nothing worse than having

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Prop Making

September 14, 2014 - Haunted House

When opening a haunted house you’re bound to run into props you deem necessary in your haunt but cant seem to get your hands on. There are plenty of things like washing machines, sinks, or even

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The Haunted House Industry Has Evolved

November 12, 2013 - Entertainment

If there are two things that have become outdated in the haunted house industry, it’s 3D glasses and first-generation animatronics. Let’s start with 3D technology. While the concept does sound enticing (Hollywood has been making 3D

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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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