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"The Path to Madness!"

Click below to go straight to Leonard's profile and keep up with his blogs on Pro-Haunt education, or whatever random haunted musings are keeping him occupied. 

Featured Guest Content - Lesley Bannatyne

Click Lesley's picture below for an awesome and fun history lesson on the universal symbol of Halloween, the Jack-o-Lantern


Latest Activity

Derek Beland posted a blog post

how do you generate income in the offseason?.. insight from a tech guy.

We spend thousands of dollars on tech for a business that is only open for 20 to 30 days.. and then either gets broken down and stored or closed for the season. What many Haunt owners fail to realize is... you have businesses within your business ready to go!if you modernized your haunt with powered speakers and computer controlled lighting... and you tear down annually... you have at least one full DJ setup that could be used for the entire year as a secondary income. ...potentially more…See More
18 hours ago
Glenn Wiegand posted a status
"This year I'm trying to perfect the angled beam of a projector from above the kid's heads without them actually seeing the beam behind them."
Corey Martin posted a photo


Magic Mirror Digital Puppet
Rich Wallace posted a discussion

Help with a giant Bug Zapper

Hello Haunters. I decided what this year's prop is, but I'm at a loss on part of it.I'm making a giant bug zapper using 4' black light bulbs, but I need the sound of the Arc, and flashing light when my Moth-Grandughter trips the trigger.The fluorescent bulbs won't flash, but I want some LEDs to distract the ToTers while the moth slips away.This will be activated by a pressure switch. Any help you can give me will be appreciated.Rich and Brianna the MothSee More
Profile IconTodd Kinsley and Petricquio Rodriguez joined Garage of Evil!!
Aug 15
Rob posted a status
"Now we enter the time of year when our non-haunter friends start tagging us on every Halloween post they see on the Book of Faces."
Aug 14
Dave Demont posted a photo
Aug 13
MandyB is now a member of Garage of Evil!!
Aug 13
Dave Demont posted a photo


Horseman Skull in phase 3 still have to detail other horn and paint!
Aug 12
Cass posted videos
Aug 11
Cass posted a status
"This year is gonna be awesome!!! I'm moving out of the comfort of my front yard and into an entire church. A week of complete madness!!!"
Aug 11
Cass posted photos
Aug 11
Leonard Pickel posted a blog post

HAUNTING PROFITABILITY - PART 3 "You have to make a profit!"

So how do we do that? Now this is going to upset several of you, and for that I apologize up front! Please understand. “this is my personal belief that there is no right or wrong way to Haunt, and that the following recommendations are just that, recommendations. They are simply Haunting principles that I have seen make Haunts…See More
Aug 10
Profile IconBarbara Haynes and mamahen5 joined Garage of Evil!!
Aug 9
Eve Hallows is now a member of Garage of Evil!!
Aug 6
Profile IconRobb Holcomb, George Hauf and Jamie Bopp joined Garage of Evil!!
Aug 4
Leonard Pickel posted a blog post

HAUNTING PROFITABILITY – PART 2: Profit Must Be Greater Than or Equal to Zero

All that Said, it is possible to make a living with a Haunted Attraction, and there are people who are doing just that. For most of my life I have been doing everything in my power to help those who are not making any money, get to the profitable stage:Through the articles I collect and write for industry magazines.Through…See More
Aug 3
Profile IconMary and CelesteJ joined Garage of Evil!!
Aug 3
Cat Winterfox posted a blog post

No museum :(

Took a good look at my resources--time and otherwise--and the Museum just can't happen this year. I'll content myself with adding a few things to the cemetery. See More
Aug 2
Dave Demont posted videos
Aug 1



Featured Photos

Man this place is a dump! Pizza boxes, countless Miller High Life 12 packs (all empty), and I'm pretty sure that moldy General Tso's Chicken just propositioned me. 

One of the things we really loved about this joint, back when we tried to tidy up once in a while, was featuring photos. So in between cleaning this mess I just dusted off that section. Once again, our members delivered great stuff. 

To be clear, we don't just feature photos of "awesome" stuff, although there is often some pro-quality stuff uploaded. We also like to feature pictures from our members new to the hobby. Point is, upload your pics! My favorite pics to feature are those that show potential, a novel idea, and are an accessible project for those new to the hobby to tackle.


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Floor plans, conceptual design, themes, back story - all things pre-build

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Set Design and Construction

Creating the rooms, facades, environments, etc that comprise a haunt

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The individual elements you create to complete your sets

133 discussions

Haunt Tech

The technology used to create your sets, props and atmospheric elements

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Costumes, Makeup, Acting

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Blog Posts

No museum :(

Posted by Cat Winterfox on August 2, 2017 at 6:51am 2 Comments

Halloween Museum Project

Posted by Cat Winterfox on July 24, 2017 at 10:03pm 2 Comments

Everyone else is dead...

Posted by Steve O on July 24, 2017 at 5:14pm 3 Comments

Prepare to Repair!!

Posted by Steve O on July 20, 2017 at 1:08pm 1 Comment

Selling yard Haunt

Posted by Tim Campbell on April 19, 2017 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

I haven't posted since 2009?

Posted by Cat Winterfox on April 10, 2017 at 7:55am 2 Comments

Selling Props

Posted by Paula Kahan on March 10, 2017 at 9:39pm 0 Comments

Creepy Old House...

Posted by Jeffrey Scot on December 24, 2016 at 11:42pm 5 Comments


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