The most important question! Do you build the elements that go into your haunt, and/or want to learn more about building props? Oh, and if you choose no, we're going to have to delete you.
How long have you been haunting:
Three to five years
Your haunt comprises...?
Your haunt - Do you prefer?
Tell us a little about your haunt..
2nd Street Cemetery is the yard haunt collaboration of Heidi & Donnie Rauber, in Covington, Louisiana.
2nd Street Cemetery can be described as a classic, spooky haunt. We strive for a mysterious & haunting atmosphere, well executed illusions and hidden extras. We research, build, test, brainstorm and sketch year round in order to bring new and interesting elements to our haunt. We have always been greatly inspired by the magic created by the Imagineers of Walt Disney World and the way in which it is executed. We strive to recreate that feeling in our yard. We usually set up the haunt in various stages at night, creating the illusion that the cemetery appeared over-night. We work hard on our illusions, with the hopes of leaving our guests with a feeling of awe, rendering the question, “How’d they do that?” In addition, we like to add extras that are not completely obvious, but that we feel add depth and meaning to our haunt when guests do figure them out.
The extras in the cemetery are found in the content of the homemade tombstones. The inspiration for the tombstones comes from the tombstones of literary authors. Poe, Milton, Shakespeare, Gorey and Shelley have found their second resting places in 2nd Street Cemetery. The dates are official birth and death dates. Some epitaphs are the exact ones that are found on these particular author’s stones. When the author’s stones don’t have an epitatah of their own, we use an excerpt from one of the author’s works as an epitatath. Even Edgar Allan Poe’s stone is not placed in the cemetery until October 10th, which is the day that the poet died. Gorey has an urn instead of a headstone, because he was cremated.
The full effects of the cemetery are only run on October 31st and the haunt is completely broken down on November 1st.
When it comes to props/decorations in your haunt, would you say you are:
A crafter that makes everything from scratch
Which statement comes closest to describing your haunt's attitude toward kids?
for the kid's - not too scary
You understand that any non prop related content will be deleted?
You're deep into building, and suddenly... your build partner reaches for the last beer
Lurking is always encouraged at the Garage of Evil! Oh, and I'm totally jealous... I would sell my soul (figuratively speaking of course!) for a decent shed in which to work. We have no garage and no storage on site. Right now I have our new LED lighting project spread out all over the living room floor. Hah!