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  1. Ghostly Lady Build

    Here's one approach to making a lovely ghostie for your haunt.


    This project started with a mannequin torso.
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  2. DIY "Fireplace"

    Turning a yard sale/thrift store table into a fireplace. Of course, you could make the frame out of lumber if you like.

    The base:


    Add some 1"x4" and 1"x2" ...
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  3. Illusion Idea - Dracula Returns

    Watching House of Frankenstein again, I was considering how to do an illusion from the film in real time before a live audience.

    Specifically, when the stake is pulled from Dracula's skeleton and his body reintegrates before your eyes.

    MY thoughts:

    Dracula's skeleton in a coffin, the stake still through the heart area.
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  4. Stephen King on Haunting

    As far as I know, Stephen King has never written on the topic of designing a haunted house. He is, of course, considered by many to be the preeminent horror writer in the world. Whether that's true or not, he is certainly extremely successful at weaving spooky tales people love to read.

    If a haunt is a story, should we not at least consider the thoughts of a master storyteller when designing our own show?

    When King wrote "Danse Macabre", he was specifically ...
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  5. Immersive Theater and the Pro Haunt

    Last week, I introduced readers to The Nest - an immersive theater show in Los Angeles.

    Quick recap of The Nest: Josie has died and left the contents of her storage room to you. With a flashlight, you explore the house and unlock Josie's story through tapes and props you find. There are no actors in the house, and the patrons choose their actions freely.

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