JustJimAZ

  1. Making Money in the off season

    If you own a pro haunt, how do you make money in the off season?

    There are no year-round haunts in the Phoenix area.

    A pro haunt will spend thousands of dollars on technology and only be open for 20 to 30 days. What many Haunt owners fail to realize is that investment can generate other income.

    A modern haunt with powered speakers and computer controlled lighting which gets torn down annually probably amounts to at least one full DJ setup that could be ...
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  2. Terror at Candle Cove

    I discovered a DVD of something called Channel Zero at my local library and thought I'd check it out.

    Turns out it's an anthology series. The first series, Candle Cove, revolves around a "children's" television show that inspires kids to murder.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/channel_zero/s01/

    What a creepy idea for a haunt! Stay with me here.

    The show is all puppet based. No one can see it except its intended audience.
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  3. Rubens Tube - Dancing Fire!


    I'm not certain this warrants a blog post, but...
    I've had a Rubens tube for a bit over 7 years now. When the gas pressure is strong, and the wind is down and the music is clear, it can be a sight to behold.
    The Rubens Tube was invented by German physicist Heinrich Rubens in 1905 to demonstrate standing wave patterns in gas. Sounds ...
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  4. Of Light and Shadow - Part 2

    Remember that moment when (SPOILER ALERT!) we see Norman Bates' mother in the cellar, all corpsified? Remember how the swinging light added to the surreal nature of the scene?


    I was reminded of that when I saw Parade is an interactive art installation conceived by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal.

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  5. Of Light and Shadow - Part 1

    Much thought is given by most serious haunters about light. What color should I use? Can I see the prop or scene? Would this work better if It was dim here? What thought is given to the shadow? What of that place left unlit because something stands between it and the light source? Is it just a "shadow"? Can it be something more?

    Artist Kumi Yamashita thinks so, and she's not the only one. Ms. Yamashita sculpts shadows. Sometimes she arranges what look like random ...

    Updated 11-19-2017 at 09:24 AM by JustJimAZ

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