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Topic: How to build a haunted house?
Message: Posted by: Mikael Eriksson (Sep 14, 2002 01:31PM)
I have had serious thoughts about building a haunted house out of an old house somewhere. The effects I want must be taken as "the real thing".

Examples:

A rockingchair begins to rock by itself.

The doorknob turns by itself.

Knocking sounds appear in the walls.

I have ideas and solutions myself of how to do these things, but I wonder if there are any book or material you can recommend about this subject?

Mikael
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Sep 14, 2002 03:43PM)
Check out Rick Maue's site and go through "The Chamber"... BUY RICK'S BOOKS & VIDEOS... that will give you the best start that IS NOT like all the others.

Samhain probably has some alternative thoughts on this line too.
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Sep 14, 2002 07:40PM)
You can also find fan web sites concerning Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion. One of them is http://www.hauntedmansion.com that has “behind the scene” secrets to creating your own effects including - of all things - actual blue prints.

The idea is a GREAT one – charge admission – run it year long – it would rank right up there with the Winchester Mystery House – The Mystery Spot – and the Haunted Hill. (all California tourist spots)

Blessings,
Message: Posted by: ELS (Sep 14, 2002 09:39PM)
I have to drop a line and say, you all are great, as I seem to find information I'm looking for, here at the Magic Café.

Just have to say 'Thank You' to all!

Ed :wavey:
Message: Posted by: Magicman01462 (Sep 15, 2002 07:29AM)
The idea of a haunted house with all these things sounds good, though some maybe difficult to make, considering I don't have an abundant supply of props. So good luck

Magicman01462
Message: Posted by: Darmoe (Sep 16, 2002 12:14PM)
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On 2002-09-15 08:29, Magicman01462 wrote:
The idea of a haunted house with all these things sounds good, though some maybe difficult to make, considering I don't have an abundant supply of props. So good luck

Magicman01462
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Again, I recommend Rick's books & videos... they deliver a killer thriller for pennies on the dollar.

But Here's Some Other Sources...
http://www.hauntedattraction.com/
http://www.hauntclub.net/
http://www.deceptionsunlimited.com/menu1.html
[outdated link](http://www.thaumysta.com/)
http://www.prestidigitronics.com/

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Message: Posted by: Sam Haine (Oct 8, 2002 02:18AM)
Greetings,

These are great links. Might I also humbly suggest the halloween-l list on-line? These folks love my namesake and have excellent resources on simple and effective haunted attractions.

Dearly missing his haunted attraction days,
Sam Haine