Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Carnival Haunt & Prop favorites

Well, I'm all geared up to do a Gothic Carnival this year, and so I've been searching the forums, Google, YouTube, and other sources fir inspiration for the carnival. I decided to share one of my favorite carnival haunts, and one of my favorite carnival props.

#1: the Pivnik Haunt 2009:
OK, so this is another haunt that isn't the world's greatest. But I like how they avoided cliched "evil clowns" for the most part. They used some cool effects to provide a Carnival-type atmosphere, instead of doing a stupid "Funhouse of Fear" theme, where they just painted striped walls and had guys in clown masks jumping around corners. They set design isn't the best, nor is it ultra-scary, but it looks fun and very much what I hope to achieve. Here's a link:

the Pivnik Haunt 2009 YouTube

#2: Oszlar the Magnificent prop:
this is an awesome high-tech prop, and cool variation on your average "Fortune Teller" I found this just after joining the GOE Network, and I love it! It's given me a real kick in the @$$ to improve my witch and turn her into a skull-faced Fortune Teller, like in the movie Big. Definitely check this out:

Oszlar the Magnificent on GOE Network

Well, I hope this is inspiring to readers who hope to do a carnival theme one day. As for me, it's back to work!


  1. Hey Bud,

    Awesome reviews and updating you're doing here these days. I'm planning to follow the links a couple at a time, to see how the other half haunts. Thinking, thinking, thinking about Dark Carnival backdrops and scenery such. Talk you soon!


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  3. I've been planing a similar idea for a haunt for a while. sadly I have a small apartment and mine is far from happening.

    I'm a bit excited to hear a bit more about the one you have planed. you seem to get a good back story only makes a good haunt better and that a "Dark Carnival" needs more then a few bad clown masks to make it good.

    by the way, have you ever read "something wicked this way comes" by Ray Bradbury?