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Monday, April 30, 2018

Haunt Walk-Thru Schedule Published

Yes we are going to be hosting a (free - as always) haunted walk-thru again this year. 
Bigger and better than ever... 

For our volunteers (and others that would like to volunteer) have a look at the schedule and set aside those dates and let us know!

See the haunt schedule online at http://www.creepynights.org/2018_show_schedule.html

For any fans out there - check the website periodically. We have LOTS of new props being built/re-built this year and we'll be showcasing some of those on the web site in the "projects" area as we build them.

The projects page is at http://www.creepynights.org/Projects/index.html


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Have you seen what Ralis is up to?

If you've been around the haunter industry for a while you likely know the name Ralis Kahn. 
A frequent poster on many Halloween forums he's also an accomplished professional makeup artist. 

Home haunter or pro, you need to check out his YouTube series (The Mad Monster Lab) for awesome tips and tutorials on all kinds of makeup and special effects techniques!


He's launching a kickstarter campaign on January 16th to fund a second season. Check it out and show some love! 

Here's the link to the Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/2rgFSAP





Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Visit us on Facebook

Yes we finally created a Facebook page for the haunt!

Visit it for updates plus photos and videos of the haunt - and helpful links to other Halloween themed attractions in the area!

https://www.facebook.com/creepynightsoncalamo/
 

Friday, June 10, 2016

DC Haunters Animated Tombstone Make 'n Take

May 15th saw another informal get together of the DC area Haunters hosted and organized by Keith Emery at his place in Kensington Md.

Keith made this short youtube video of the props for the build 

A fun time was had by all. Lots of chatting about props and proposals for future builds. 




I built myself the kit which turns a head side-to-side (picture right). It was a blast to build and came together easily thanks to the excellent prep work Keith had done getting the kits setup:

Anyone interested in joining the group - or just showing up for the next make 'n take look us up. We have a Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/gdchh 

Or contact myself and I'll get you introduced.

-Chris 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Our First Escape Room

This past Sunday (4/10) we tried out our first "escape room". 

Neither of us even knew what an escape room was until we went to TransWorld ( http://www.haashow.com/ ) in St Louis a few weeks ago. Apparently escape rooms are the latest craze and are popping up all over the place. I went to a seminar on escape rooms run by the owner of an escape room in Philadelphia called "Escape the 1980s" which sounded like a lot of fun (and we hope to visit that one sometime).

Having never heard of any, when we did a quick search on Groupon we were surprised to find two in the DC area (one in Laurel Md and another in Adams Morgan in DC) and a third in Alexandria Virginia that's scheduled to open May 1st.

We decided to try out the closest room http://omescapedc.com/product/room-omega/ 
The theme was that a scientist doing time experiments had disappeared and you have to discover what happened to him. There were probably 10 "puzzles" you had to solve spread across 3 rooms that you progress through. 

The game itself was fun, though there were a few hiccups. The rooms weren't very detailed and the entire facility was a little... dumpy. But we all did have a good time.
 

Phil, Cecilia, Chris, Alisha, Chris, Catherine, Alex, Geoff
 Our "Escape Room Crew"; 6 of us plus 2 escape room vets we met there - Chris and Alisha. We were shocked to discover that Chris and Alisha were also Transworld veterans and had been at the same show Catherine and I just got back from. (There will be a blog entry on that very soon).






We're all looking forward to trying the new escape room in Alexandria next month... And contemplating creating a mini escape room in our haunt for 2017...
 
Scaredy Cat and Creepy Chris
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Haunt Video 2015 - Finally!!!

Finally... Finished editing up the video footage from the 2015 Haunt.
Turned out pretty good if I do say so myself! We had a great bunch of helpers this past year which made all the difference. 


We're not haunting in '16 but are already planning out the walk thru for '17. It's going to be even MORE intense and almost twice as long. We'll be spending this year building some cool new props.

Happy Haunting!
Getting ready for Transworld (our first time!)
-Creepy Chris
 
 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 Haunt Pics Online

The 2015 Haunt photo gallery is finally online!

See them at  http://www.creepynights.org/Gallery-2015/index.html

*Still working on the haunt video; will update again when that's ready.