Sunday, May 2, 2010

BIG Haunt Changes!

OK. I know I said I was going to do a dark carnival haunt this year. Things have changed. But definetly for the better.

I've always wanted to do a walk-thru haunt. And after seeing Steve Hickman's Dark Works last year, the urge has been even stronger. Well, I recently ordered the Terror Syndicate Homer Haunter's Prop Building Videos vol. 4 (man that's mouth full), which focuses on building a free-standing walk-thru. Another thing I had wanted to do was host a "party haunt", or a haunt where you open it both for a party as well as to the public on Halloween.
I've made a decision: I'm canceling "Troupe Macabre" this year, to focus on creating a highly elaborate (and probably expensive) walk-thru party haunt for 2011. As for this year, I'm going to experiment with a more atmosphere-based haunt that is less prop oriented. The theme will be an old, decrepit house, the kind every neighborhood in America used to have; the ones kids would call the "haunted house". But that's something for another time. I'm probably going to be doing some postings on HauntForum about this, so if anyone has any questions, just shoot me a note there.

Well, I guess it can't hurt to reveal the party haunt's name:

The 13th Street Morgue

PS: Two big shout-outs:
1) go over to Pumpkin Knight's blog, The Land of Always October - he has some very cool news :)
2) Another shout-out to me first British Follower, Ali. Thanks for joining - now I'm boring on an international level!


  1. Very cool man! I love the name. I look forward to seeing your progress and this year's haunt.

  2. Thanks for the shout out.

    I was looking forward to the carnival. but this new one sounds pretty neat. Can't wait to here its backstory.

    have you ever read "from the dust returns"? it has so pretty juicy ideas for the creepy abandon house on the corner theme.

  3. sounds intriguing and very doable--perhaps u can review a classic dark flix as a first for me, one of these days

  4. Well aren't you sweet, mentioning lil ol' moi. Thanks muchly. Glad to be here.

  5. Sounds very cool. I do love Steve's stuff, he is an amazing haunter. Looking forward to seeing all the progress. Will definately be checking you out on on Hauntforum.


  6. Hi there...nice to meet you and I'm impressed by your tenacity. I also just had to say that the photo in this post looks a lot like an old school/hospital building called POPASH here in Florida. It's rumored to be 'haunted' by children who were burned alive inside. I love old decrepit buildings. They scare me, but I still love them. Do you have any info on the one in your photo? No big deal if you don't...just curious as usual! :o)