HauntForum
 
 
 

Go Back   HauntForum > Props and Prop Building > General Prop Discussion
Forgot Password?

Notices

General Prop Discussion General prop discussion forum. For discussions that don't really "fit" into another of the propbuilding categories.



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-26-2008
joker's Avatar
joker joker is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North EastTexas
Age: 41
Posts: 2,027
Likes: 20
Liked 23 times in 12 posts
Default Haunted nursery

Trying to come up with some additional ideas for a haunted nursery in my walk through haunt. I know it's kinda sick, but little kids sometimes scare the crap out of me...lol.

Here's what I'm considering:
  1. Some sort of mobil maybe one thats been mutulated like with a heat gun or just has some really twitsted items hanging from it (i.e. body parts, knives or something).
  2. Crib with movement (pnuematic cylinder to make the gate go up and down)
  3. Nursery rhymes in midi format played really slow
  4. Children laughing and warnings being whispered in the background
  5. Clown or puppet hanging from the wall, various childrens toys/lamp, etc..

This is going to be a rather small room (it's actually a wash room with 2 doors).

Any other ideas?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-26-2008
dave the dead's Avatar
dave the dead dave the dead is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,144
Likes: 2
Liked 76 times in 23 posts
Default

Last year I had a pram/stroller with the sound of a baby crying coming from it....no baby, no movement...just the crying. It was perhaps the creepiest and most effective prop I had...the mothers who came thru couldn't stand the crying. It was very disturbing.
__________________
"Between death and life lie the nightmare of eternity"....
"I have become the shadows." http://theshadowfarm.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-26-2008
trishaanne's Avatar
trishaanne trishaanne is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,341
Likes: 0
Liked 6 times in 5 posts
Default

A haunted nursery needs some haunted kids. When I did a nursery scene I went to a local flea market/rummage sale and loaded up on old dolls. I took them home and repainted them into evil looking little children. Some of them were in a cradle, some were sitting on the floor playing and some were just on a shelf. I still have them on the shelf in my office as a display. Also, some of the blocks with letters on them....glue them together to spell out phrases. REDRUM seemed to be the biggest hit with parents. Find a doll house and repaint it to look like a haunted house as a filler piece in the room, or maybe make it look like a funeral parlor. One of the greatest compliments I ever got on my dolls came from fellow forum member BlackCat. I had painted a dolls face black, glow in the dark paint on the eyes, lips bright orange, and then glued white feathers all over the doll. I stuck it in a birdcage lined with newspapers, then I stuck another doll, like the little dolls that came in the happy meals a few years ago, in the cage with the bigger one. I had ripped off one of her arms, stuck it in the bigger dolls hand, and covered the little doll with fake blood and had the blood dripping down the mouth and feathers of the bigger dolls. BlackCat comes along and says something to the efffect, "That's just SICK". What better compliment can you ask for! Total cost of that little prop, which is also on display in my home office, about $1.97 for the feathers. I found the cage on the curb on bulk pickup day, the paints and fake blood I had here and the doll was bought at a rummage sale where it was bag day, so I could fill an entire garbage bag for a dollar. I'd say total it cost MAYBE $2.50 and I LOVE it!

Another idea may be to have the kids singing that song from Nightmare on Elm Street playing softly...One, two Freddys coming for you...three, four, better shut the door...etc.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-26-2008
joker's Avatar
joker joker is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North EastTexas
Age: 41
Posts: 2,027
Likes: 20
Liked 23 times in 12 posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trishaanne View Post
Another idea may be to have the kids singing that song from Nightmare on Elm Street playing softly...One, two Freddys coming for you...three, four, better shut the door...etc.
Actually the main character for our haunt is Mary (twist on bloody mary) and I've actually started working on re working the lyrics to that and letting some of the neighborhood kids record it to have playing.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2008
DeathTouch's Avatar
DeathTouch DeathTouch is offline
DeceptiProp
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,095
Likes: 5
Liked 4 times in 4 posts
Default

Don't forget the moving tricycle
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-26-2008
joker's Avatar
joker joker is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North EastTexas
Age: 41
Posts: 2,027
Likes: 20
Liked 23 times in 12 posts
Default

I really wanted to do that,but not sure I'll have enough room. The room itself is about 6 x 10 with a door on one end and the exit door on one side.

Anybody know of any toys that will bounce/vibrate similar to the old bumble balls? I can't find them anywhere and i think they would be great to put inside stuffed animals.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-26-2008
DeathTouch's Avatar
DeathTouch DeathTouch is offline
DeceptiProp
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,095
Likes: 5
Liked 4 times in 4 posts
Default

How about a Jack-in-the-box. When it opens have a kid's voice being played; maybe laughing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-26-2008
joker's Avatar
joker joker is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North EastTexas
Age: 41
Posts: 2,027
Likes: 20
Liked 23 times in 12 posts
Default

My son wants to be a Jack-N-the-Box and we're looking at putting him behind one of the 5 doors in the Wall of Fate.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-26-2008
frstvamp1r's Avatar
frstvamp1r frstvamp1r is offline
Fearless
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Industry, CA
Posts: 372
Likes: 0
Liked 5 times in 2 posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joker View Post
I really wanted to do that,but not sure I'll have enough room. The room itself is about 6 x 10 with a door on one end and the exit door on one side.

Anybody know of any toys that will bounce/vibrate similar to the old bumble balls? I can't find them anywhere and i think they would be great to put inside stuffed animals.
those bumble balls are really easy to make...just take a small toy model motor and attach a cam, off center on the motor shaft and TaDaaaaa...it will vibrate like crazy.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-27-2008
joker's Avatar
joker joker is offline
Lunatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North EastTexas
Age: 41
Posts: 2,027
Likes: 20
Liked 23 times in 12 posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frstvamp1r View Post
those bumble balls are really easy to make...just take a small toy model motor and attach a cam, off center on the motor shaft and TaDaaaaa...it will vibrate like crazy.
So a small motor with a something mounted to the shaft that will throw it off balance? What's a good source for a battery operated motor? Considering this for a few stuff animals in the nursery as well as the hanging corpses in my meat locker.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Haunted House by Disneyland EvilQueen1298 Light and Sound 7 08-26-2010 07:55 PM
Haunted Attraction: only durring Halloween? Landon Haunt Tactics and Techniques 13 06-29-2006 05:35 PM
Most Haunted "real" RAXL Oddities 1 12-07-2005 07:26 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2004 - 2013 HauntForum.com | All rights reserved