March 1 2009- It has already been decided that this year is going to be un-real. We will stock MORBID props for sale right at the haunt site as well as have a haunt that will be DOUBLE the space as last year. Of course at this early date there is no location set. But unlike last year it will be planed for the house and then move if something comes available.
March 22 2009- Back again for an update. It has been decided that this haunt will have live actors unlike the past haunts so if YOU want to be that guy with the guts in hand and like to scare drop me a note if you are going to be or are in the HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA area. (email@example.com)
August 28 2009- THE STORY IS WRITTEN:
DEEP BACK IN THE SWAPS OF THE SOUTH THERE LIVED A DEFORMED MAN.
HE WOULD LURE HIS VICTIMS DOWN TO HIS HOME WITH SWEET TALKING AND THE PROMISE OF GREAT THINGS.
EXCEPT WHEN THEY ENTERED THE HOME THEY WOULD FIND THEMSELVES STUCK TO MOVING CHAINS THAT WOULD ENTRAP THEM...
HE WOULD DRAG THEM INTO THE BUTCHER SHOP AND REMOVE SOME LIMBS AND HANG THEM FROM THE CEILING LEAVING THE REST OF THIER BODIES HANGING FROM THE CENTER HALLWAY CEILING. EXCEPT SOME WERE STILL ALIVE AND YOU COULD HEAR THERE SCREAMS FROM THE STREET..
HOWEVER: The worst of it all was the graveyard he kept in the swamp behind his house for years with the rotting victims that were supposed to stay dead after they were buried there...
COME TAKE A TOUR OF THE SITE WHERE THESE ATROCITIES TOOK PLACE, AND MAYBE MEET A VICTIM OR TWO ON YOUR JOURNEY OF THE COTTAGE AND THE SWAMP OF THE WALKING DEAD..
September 18 2009- We started a few weeks ago on the building of the haunt... So far we have the metal shack completely built and now we are working on the pathways and interiors. It looks like for the first time ever we are ahead of schedule. I guess it pays to start very early. It looks like we will be moving to the outside swamp area October 1st just as we planned , I do hope we do not have wind problems and such... only time will tell. This year, unlike the last two years, we will be bringing out and using ALL the props in the storage closet.. Keep checking back on our facebook page for more updates ... Check out the public statement made by the helper inside this evil house on the front page..
September 23 2009- We have set the hours of operation for now.. Saturday from DARK until 11:00pm. That is it so be sure to come by that night...
On another note the Haunt interior set is almost done-then we can proceed to the extra tent exterior.
October 6th 2009- We have the inside about done and are working on the outside now... We have the closed-in swamp room built and ready for the finishing touches. We have swamp grass, frogs, water, and fog all ready to go... We just have to wait for the path to dry (brick and mortar) because we needed something to raise the swamp water... WE have finished designing the AUDIO tracks which are all new for this year and will not have the movie theme track... I have been told that so far it is ultra spooky, So we will just have to wait and see... Check our youtube page for a walkthrough video (minus the screams) to see what we have to offer up to the HALLOWEEN GOBLIN this year...
October 16th 2009- Finished the Graveyard/Swamp and added the picture page... now cleaning up the haunt and removing any extra stuff to do a video shoot for YOUTUBE. Will be static so we do not give away any good scares. Look for it in a few days here!!
OCTOBER 26th 2009- Well a not so good video is on YouTube to show just the basic path of this years haunt... Almost as long if not longer than the Westside scare for charity in 2007. Now for the unhappy news, Due to a few activities at my sons school we will only be open for the public on Saturday (HALLOWEEN NIGHT) from 7 till 11:00 or later according to traffic..
I AM STILL LOOKING FOR SOME PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SCARE!!
If you show up with a costume and a current Florida DL I will probably not turn you away...
OKAY I guess that is it for this year we are done and ready early this year .. I will be waiting to see you scream in a few days now..
This will be my last update until closing statements after the haunt is completed.. It has been said that we will go to a bigger enclosed location next year if we get over a certain number of people this year..
OCTOBER 31st 2009- So it is here now the day, the date, all we have to do is SCARE! BUT, So far it is going to me inside and my good neighbor working the door. The scene is set the sounds the look the video system. YA, we will have live video over the internet this time around. I do not know if this will be good or bad I will have to wait and see. It is almost time to start the carnage of souls ... HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEN
FINAL NOTES: The haunt went well, everything worked as it should have however there were not as many people working the haunt as there should have been. There is one thing that foot switches and sensors can do, That is activate the prop. What you really need to do though is scare the guest which is not an on off thing. SO what went wrong was NOTHING, except the lack of live scare. There were 4 scare spots but only one person... I think if we had four people in there it would have been beyond a 100% scare factor.. Will I do this next year? NOT TO THIS EXTENT, It took a long time to build and will take at least two weeks to remove. If I ever build something to this extent again it will be for a large 1 week open period not just one day... YES, I did use all my props but there was too much, So much that you did not have any suspense time which you need for a really scary Haunt.
Campbellween's Display and show