A couple seasons ago I made a Candy Table of Doom
where tot's had to reach inside the dark hole (a recessed pretzel jug with zipties pointed inward) to get their candy. I improved it this year and it was a hit. There were no moving parts or sounds, but the fear of the POSSIBILITY was enough to scare them. It's at the end of the video here
Planning for next season on how to improve it, I came up with some wicked ideas while scrumming through Saw death scene video's on youtube. I present to you...
The Candy Wall of Death!
(Text Only Version) It will be an 8'x8' wall the tots stand in front, and have a choice of three dark holes, about the size of a paint can, in which to reach. They will have to go up to the shoulder to reach their goal. The front will be adorned with various things...body parts, electrical wires, toxic waste tubes and containers, saw blades (static), and generally be icky.
I've not figured out if there will be someone inside to move around traps (easier), or have it all sensor programmed (harder). I'll rig it up with various traps and surprises (still in the how-about-this-idea-stage):
- Air/water blast
- Full arm clamp
- Window above the hole at face level (drop panel)
- Sounds of high speed saws, screaming, monsters, insects, etc.
- A video screen above a hole connected to a hand-held camera. The ToT has to manuever the camera through the insides to find the candy.
- Reach in to pull a lever (Indiana Jones style), flip a switch, or hold onto something for XX seconds.
Haven't decided if they will get the candy inside the hole, or if it will be dispensed at the bottom after a "successful" reach.
Any other ideas on what to do to them?
Something like this: