I thought I'd share my plans and progress for my 2009 haunt. I was hoping that we would find a building, but I'm planning on staying home for at least one more year. After that, I don't think I'll be able to add much else! I'm running out of room! After our 2008 season, we filled up our 10 x 40 storage unit from floor to ceiling!
Anyways, here's some things that I'm hoping to accomplish for my 2009 haunt...
I'm adding a brand new 24 x 24 fun house where the cemetery has been the past four years. It will have a brand new 24 x 16 facade complete with the clown head from last year's haunt. there will be 5 to 6 rooms in it. Some ideas I have are a hallway full of clowns, all but one being fake. Adding some drop panels that can all be run my one person. (I found out that they are VERY affective!) The prison cell will become a monkey cage. Also, a room full of jack-in-the-boxes with a live actor in one, and a pneumatic pop up in another. Here's somewhat of a list of stuff that's going to go into the all new fun house haunt:
- 24 by 24 building (floor and walls)
- 24 by 16 foot fun house facade
- fun house sign
- "TICKETS" sign
- hallway of clowns
- two drop panels
- jack-in-the-box room
- pneumatic jack-in-the-box
- monkey cage
The cemetery will now be placed where The House used to be. Basically, everything is getting pushed back to make room for the all new fun house haunt. In the past, I haven't been able to have any actors in the cemetery itself because everyone can see it while standing in line... So it's hard to get a scare in if everyone can see what's going on. However, for 09, the cemetery will be behind the fun house and next to the garage, so I will definitely be working in some actors in our new cemetery! I'm hoping to add some bigger, more lifelike, tombstones as well as a new walkway using that big fake plastic chain you would find at Wal Mart. I picked up 10 sections of it after Halloween last year so i think they will come in quite handy! Also, I'm hoping to make my dog house pneumatic this year. For the past 2 years, the dog house has be static so I think will come as a big surprise when "Fluffy" attacks in 09! Here's a list I've come up with so far:
- new gravestones
- new walkway path
- fix up broken stones
- pneumatic dog house
The house will now be placed in the back yard. I'm not sure on how everything is going to fit back there because in the past we haven't had anything back there. The House isn't very wide, but very deep. And the back yard is very wide and not very deep. So the whole house might actually get flipped sideways. However, that would run into a problem with the facade. But we'll see how things end up going! Here's a list of stuff I'd like to add to The House
- new floor (The floor rotted in 08!)
- new living room
- new dinning room
- expanded kitchen
- expanded bedroom
- expanded bathroom
- expanded library
The garage too is getting quite the over haul. I'm going to make it completely themed haunt, along with the others. In the past it has been a mixture of different themed rooms. Well for 09 I'm hoping to make the whole thing one big cohesive haunt. I'm going to go for a military base theme and I'm going to try and do something with a back story. Here's and idea of what I'm going for... "TOXICORP, a military based company, has come out with this new healing chemical 'RX:13' to give to injured soldiers. This new chemical, not only heals the soldiers better and faster, it makes it so the soldiers can go longer without eating or drinking. It also gives them energy so they can stay up longer. The only thing is... It does have it's side effects..."
Here's a list of some stuff I'd like to add to the garage:
- observation room
- mess hall
That's all I've got for now! I'm hoping to post progress shots, and let everyone know about new things I've been working on and stuff like that. Also, I'm working on getting a brand new website up and going for the 09 season. Things are kinda slow on that, but I'll be sure to let everyone know when it gets up and going!
Let me know if you have any comments or questions. I love hearing from you guys!