Tonight was the first Halloween meeting...ideals needed?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Let's see....fellow department members cut a random maze
    last weekend. No real pattern, just whatever felt good.

    Tonight was our first official meeting on laying a plan for the
    Haunted Maze. Some of what we had last year will remain,
    some props will need a little repair and update.

    But as always we're looking for the coolest ideas in the scare
    field. We mean for you to get your moneys worth in fright.

    So...give us your best ideals. Keep it doable. What is out there
    that is going to scare you beyond belief?

    We've got the narrowing tunnel, the tilting floor, the graveyard(s).
    The witch with her big pot, holds two small children, the devil's throne
    with dual flamethrowers. Complete butcher shop, guillotine. Headless
    woman, chainsaw man. Shotgun with blanks. Big noisy airhorn.

    Insane inmate who breaks loose from his cell. Leperchan who chases
    you. Sparky, in his cage. (battery charger against metal fence) Electric
    chair. Wooden humpback bridge. Long spider world (net overhead) spider
    webs that will get your face as you walk through (threads hanging)

    Multiple fog machines, strobe lights, blacklights...and assorted monsters
    of all sizes. All the common people.

    Hearse under construction. A few full size monsters, stationary, still in my

    But....But we've all seen this stuff before. I need new ideals. I need some
    real SCARE this year. I mean pants'peeing scary.

    Not that we didn't have our moments last year. We had a few. A shotgun fired
    just behind you as a woman screams tends to get your attention. Or when the
    chainsaw chases you into a deadend tunnel...makes some scary noise. Truck
    airhorns get their attention as well.

    That all being said, we aren't exactly beginners. We WILL do all we can to get
    your attention. A good number of people gave up midway through and simply
    ran through the corn to get away. Of course we chased them...

    The funniest one was a teenage-boy group. They THOUGHT they were brave.
    Now they know better.

    For adults, teenagers...we will rock your faith. But we also take it easier on the
    younger children...a little bit.

    But tell us what scares YOU.

    Spook....who LOVES halloween.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Something, someone dripping blood. (Preferably not real.)

    I bet Spook likes Halloween. [​IMG]
  3. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    nothing scares me more then being touched or grabbed when completely un expected. I know it sounds lame but if most of it is non grabbing and your attention is held by something really scary getting grabbed is the straw that breaks the camels back
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    NO, NO --please no touching or grabbing. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    You jest...what haunting doesn't have blood and other
    assorted parts?

    We'll go through about two cases of the good stuff.

    An assortment of nice, bloody body parts litter the path.

    Snakes...someone mentioned rattlesnakes...I can see a nice
    entry sign. Now I need some rattles...
  6. chickenlover98

    chickenlover98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    spiders definitely are on my scariest list! and all sorts of creepy crawly bugs!
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Just having someone creep up quietly behind me, maybe an 'innocent' tap on the shoulder.

    I went to a haunted house once. Someone tapped me on the shoulder in the parking lot as I was waiting in line. I turned around to see Freddy Crueger (sp?). My friends finally found me across the street hiding behind a car. I don't know how I got there, but I was carrying their two year old son at the time.
    When 'Freddy' came up to apologise, I left again. Thankfully, without the baby that time. I didn't make it into the haunted house. I went to a bar for the night.


  8. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    My daughter is working on a haunted hayride and her scene has something to do with a scarecrow. Not sure exactly what but I know she's planting corn and a fog machine is being used.
  9. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2011
    what about a completely dark - pitch black area they walk into - then you have sounds coming from different directions - little scratches or just the hint of them being surrounded by who knows what - then after a minute or so, a flash of light shows them the way out.
  10. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    No...we aren't supposed to actually grab you.

    (Unless of course, we know you. Then the rules change.)

    But spiders? Oh, a MUST.

    The spider tunnel...a cargo net hanging just low enough to
    casue you to duck and weave. About 30 foot long, lit with strobes
    and full of hanging spiders.

    Their web is later...when you think you're safe. About five foot in legenth,
    (two steps) with hundreds of black threads hanging down to about head
    high. Just to drag your face.

    I forgot to mention the covered air step, and it releases a blast
    of air blowing straight up.

    But yeah...we do spiders. Even a great big web on the side with a human-baby
    wrapped like a fly...

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