Blue's guest haunter Riley Cameron shares some of his
This is my obelisk, inspired by...well,
something scary, I'm sure. I'll have to get back
to you on this one. It is around 5 feet tall and is made from pink
foam, joint compound and latex paint. I am not crazy about the color scheme, so I will be
changing the colors to grey and black. Also only one side is currently
painted if you look close since I just wanted to try it out before I did it
on all sides. The painting is harder than it looks. There is about five
different layers on, all built up using undertones. The only colors used
were brown and yellow, just mixed in different quantities to give it more
depth. Overall, it was a very fun and rewarding prop since its not everyday
you see an obelisk in someone's front yard!
|This is my (unfinished) jack in the box prop. It is inspired by TS's crate
prop. The white handle in the side will be painted black. It is attached
to an ice cream maker motor and will actually rotate as the pop goes the
wheesle music is being played on an organ. When activated the "jack" inside
will pop out in all of his gory glory. This prop is OK by itself, but it
will be the way I utilize it that will make it a double whammy scare.
EFFECT: The guests walk in to a "kids" room atmosphere. When they see the
jack box sitting there, the handle will start to rotate and play that creepy
music. Right before it gets to the part we all like when the box is about
to go POP, everything shuts off. The guests will either think that is all
it was supposed to do or it broke. While they are standing there, a scary
clown will jump out from behind them for the first scare then when they turn
to exit the door, THEN the jack box will pop up revealing the bloody head.
Really hoping for an AAAAAHHHHH AAAAAAHHHHH effect here!
|After viewing the next three props, you will think that I am Steve Hickman
just trying to promote his books, but its just plain old me. Believe me, I
would be allot more excited right now if my haunt looked like his!
Anyway, these are textbook examples of TS props. I highly recommend the
|This is the chained coffin. It is the classic toe pincher stile with a
little twist. When the guests almost get by the prop, you trigger it and
the door thrashes violently clanking the chains like something is trying to
|This is the gatekeeper prop.
Just a classic MM prop. Very easy to build with some wood
supports chicken wire and some good old burlap. When the pix were taken, he
didn't have his hands, so just use your imagination with long boney fingers
grasping tightly the cold hard stone to his lifeless chest. . . hmmm, felt
like Edgar Allen Poe there for a minute! Anyway....the sign is made out
of, yep you guessed it, pink foam!
|Last but not least, is the watcher. Just another MM prop, but in the right
lighting, this thing looks so convincing its almost scary!! Every haunt
needs at least one of these protecting a dark corner.