One of the hardest aspects of haunt architecture, at least for me, is maintaining cohesion. As much as I may love my initial theme, I inevitably get inspired by amazing scenes that NEED to beGo On
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We see all kinds of great DIY Halloween and haunted house projects that involve “finding a cool, cheap frame”. Unfortunately, the cheap frames we find aren’t cool, and the cool frames we find (even atGo On
Controversy is common in our business. A scene or scare that one person considers groundbreakingly clever is likely to be called vulgar or in bad taste by another. Haunts at every scale give us aGo On
That is the question. For, ‘tis it nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous scare tactics all alone Or to take arms against a sea of unknown horrors And byGo On
Imagine you’re several scenes into a haunt. Besides one room of “hanging bodies”, the path through the haunt has thus far been clearly defined and you’ve been enjoying the gory scenes, but largely felt in control of the pace of your visit. You are chased through a heavy curtain by an agitated evil scientist or perhaps an overly friendly clown and suddenly find yourself…adrift.
The trickiest part of designing compelling scenes and scares in a haunted house is designing for groups of guests rather than individual victims. Short of sending each through individually there is no way to permanently break groups apart, but using a few well-place split-up scares can give each guest a far more personal haunt experience.