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  • Ken Polisse
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    Hello all

    Name: Ken Polisse, 34
    Character: The Butcher

    I've always been a fan of Halloween and haunted houses for as long as I can remember and my journey into the haunted attraction industry started in 1997 when my buddy and I turned our dorm hallway into a haunted walk as part of a Sprit Week. From then on we built 3 more through college as part of safe trick or treat for the local community kids. Man some of the first ones we did were built out of sheets, comforters and anything dark we borrowed from our friends who helped.
    After graduation, my local volunteer fire department in Canastota, New York (just outside of Syracuse), decided they wanted to run a Haunted House as a fundraiser. My uncle who is a fireman knew I had done them in the past and asked us to come on board. We built haunted attractions for the fire department from 2002-2006, before politics made us take a hiatus. But this year we're back and presenting The Abandoned the story of a family that kills together, survives together.
    My goal is to make the move into a pro haunt in the next couple of years.
    I've been following the forum for about 6 or 7 months now and I joined around 3 months ago. Haven't commented much, but have definitely received a lot of great advice from the talks that have helped this year. So thank you. And I'm always up for talking shop.

    https://www.facebook.com/Cfhauntedhouse
    https://twitter.com/CFHauntedHouse
    https://www.youtube.com/user/CFHauntedHouse
    (Currently in development and up in a few days) www.cfhauntedhouse.com

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  • moss4u
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    Moss4U
    Ron Ortiz
    Englewood, FL

    Halloween is my favorite holiday, 84 days left. I am almost 65 with almost 13 grandkids and every year I dress up and go with them. It is really cool to scare people giving out treats. Been to this site before and liked it a lot. Hobbies include NHRA & IHRA Drag Racing. I compete in Stock Eliminator with a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere Station Wagon powered by a Chrysler 273 ci 2bbl power plant. I have been coaching Pop Warner Football for 35 years. I am the owner of moss4u.com

    Together with my wife, Cindy, we sell fresh Spanish moss, mood moss, sheet moss, shag moss, reindeer moss and curly black lichen. We also have these mosses in dried, preserved and dyed. Our moss comes out of NC, KY and FL. We also sell Tom's Barbeque Sauce, weird or coincidence, moss & sauce.

    I will be posting information about handling, care, application, and techniques for our mosses in those haunting situations. Whether you are looking for that whispering spooky look of Spanish moss over a swamp or that overgrown look on gravestones, we will try to you assist you the best we can. You can call us with any questions or needs. Thank you for having me on this site

    www.moss4u.com
    941-662-5695
    moss4you@gmail.com

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  • Brooks
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    Name: Matt Brooks
    Age: 26
    Where: Maine


    I just started with Haunt World and the forum. Moved from New Jersey about 4 years ago, and haven't been to a good haunted house scene then. Im currently trying to get a haunted house in my own town. Ive also been obsessed with Halloween from childhood

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  • necrogrind
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    front yard haunter

    I'm relatively new to haunting my neighborhood. I'm in my 4th year of doing something cool for the kids in the neighborhood.
    I have a severe obsession with gore and satan, but that doesn't always mean spooky, so I try to have a spooky atmosphere with sights and sounds. I have not over gored my yard in the past 3 years, but this year I am going to have a little side action in my side yard for the older kids to get their candy!
    I have a kickstarter project to try and get some $$$ for this years decorations,
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ted-front-yard

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  • St. Kevin
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    I'm Kevin from Red Oak, TX. I'll stick with calling myself an operator at 13th Street Morgue and Dungeon Of Doom, because listing all the hats I've worn over the years would take far too long. I've been a professional haunter for nine years.

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  • Mostly Ghostly
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    New postet!

    Greetings,

    I have had a chance to help with this project!

    https://www.facebook.com/themostlyghostly

    Feel free to like and share the link and give any constructive critisism...!

    Also where I can post here or other Dark Ride enthusiasts sites!

    Thanks!

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  • hauntmistress666
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    my intro

    Hello my name is Brittany. im 20 years old. this will be my second year at Night Terrors haunted house. In which last year i had a great time abd learned a great respect of the industry from my boss and mentor Dewayne aka frightener. Last year i played a girl being tortured. Now this year i have a new role of dead girl in a bathtub. i would love some tips and tricks to make her come to life

    thanks
    brittany

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  • redcrowdesign
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    An old forum visitor who have wandered away from the flock...

    Hello, Everyone! I'm Armand, you may know me from ReDCroWdesign.net. I used to frequent this forum a lot but I took some time off to fix a few issues in my life.
    As many of you know I used to be -and I still am- a graphic and web designer, in case you wonder what I've been doing lately, I now do visual and special effects, even tho those services are not yet part of my official portfolio. I've been also doing some script writing and directing and I participated actively in an Australian feature film.

    Nice to meet all the new people, and it's good to see the old friends! Cheers, everyone!

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  • Humboldt House of Horrors
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    Kelly Allen ("The other one")
    Southern Indiana

    Currently without a haunt, but always looking...
    Was formally a partner at Humboldt House of Horrors in Western Tennessee but the 4 hour drive each way and family additions limited my involvement. Still looking to stay involved with local haunt activities including a not for profit haunted trail that my church has hosted each year for the past 12 years.

    Long time follower of Haunt World and forums. Great place for discussions, ideas and overall conversations.
    I enjoy the fact that everyone is focused and involved in making this industry safer and around for many years to come.

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  • Unknown Scare-Actor
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    Better Late than never......

    Greetings Everyone! The Unknown Scare-Actor from the Big Scary Show here, or you can call me Jim, because my co-(g)hosts on BSS say I am the worst kept secret in the haunt industry. You've heard me and my phobias on Big Scary Show, I'm an actor at the Dent Schoolhouse, and I also run Unknown Scare-Actor, LLC. I do haunt actor training as well as voice work for haunted attractions. I've been fortunate enough to be associated with some of the best actor trainers in the business, including Badger, Allen Hopps, Katie Lane and SPFX Woman. I am offering competitive rates on my custom training classes and I am centrally located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anyway, enough shameless self plugging. It's good to finally catch up with the rest of the biz, and I am looking forward to a great 2013!

    "Everyone....is afraid of something!"

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  • Twiztedfaces
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    Iam the motherfuckin builder of the Apocalypse!

    Whats up
    My name is Kevin McMullen and I live in the New Orleans area. My haunt (in one of the hardest places to have one) is “The Warehouse of Terror”. We have been in business for 4 years now and life is good. Iam also one of 4 makeup artist for my haunt and for a hobby I sculpt most of the appliances we use and pour in either latex or silicone. I also sculpt some mask also....still in the learning stages of that anything to help save a buck!
    During my off time(from the Halloween world) I am a scenic carpenter for a local Mardi Gras Production Co. where I build sets and props for Mardi Gras balls and Paint large mural backdrops also. Iam also a builder/ team member for the infamous Dead House Designs, look for us at Transworld. I have a video vlog on Youtube under the name “Twiztedfaces” check me out and subscribe
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  • Doomsday
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    Boy did I take a wrong turn at Albuquerque

    Hello, My. name. sven...

    Ok kidding aside my names Josh but my friends either call me Fluffy or Dr. Strangelove .... I'm not kidding sadly. I've been a HUGE fan of both haunts as well as everything creepy, morbid, dark, twisted, disturbing and scary all my life. How many people do you know spent the majority of their prom watching the original Night of the Living Dead? I started out with a VERY small haunt in a tent (not a full size tent, a large CAMPING tent...) for my drama club way back when and hoping to get back into doing it again... hopefully with more than a tent, handful of psychotics and a conveniently placed coffin this time.

    Also does anyone know if prisons offer a work release program for haunts? Got this shower scene that will scare the pants off of everyone.... :mrgreen:

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  • SamOnTheMic
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    Greetings & Salutations

    My name is Sam, I have been a reader/subscriber of the mag for quite some time but this is the first time using the forums. I enjoy reading posts and advice from the experienced haunters. I am trying to convince some investors to help give me the chance to someday own and operate my own haunt. My location needs an alternative to what we have now with haunts. I look forward to reading all the insight and hope to get to the convention one day as well. My haunt background is mostly from my military days with charity haunts. I learned the honest way I think ... many years of getting a haunt location approved, and then overseeing the construction, scene setting, running/ managing the operations, and then tearing it all down. Our haunt crew had this routine down for many, many years and had great times, creating a tight group of haunters in the process. Now, I want to try it again, outside of the military. I recently saw the American Scream documentary and felt inspired by Manny Souza. Not sure how the pro haunters feel about the documentary, but for all of us who got started (and still do) home haunting, I can only hope the pros can still relate to those of us who have not been able to fulfill our dreams (so far).

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  • disasterpieceprosthetics
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    Originally posted by drfrightner View Post
    We've added and I'm NOT kidding something in the area of 50 new members of the past 10 days. I thought I'd start a new thread for ANYONE and I mean even the guys who have been posting for a decade or longer.

    Please introduce yourself!

    Larry
    130,000 haunt suggestion and opionions for first haunt in new yok
    the new guy Greg Baer

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  • Furby
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    (re) Introduce yourself

    Furby here; long time lurker/poster.
    I started haunting in ‘93 after few years of home/school haunts then in 05 moved from Bay area of CA to the Seattle area. I recently started Haunted Puget Sound to help promote the haunts in our area.
    I love the growth and professionalism the dark attraction industry has achieved.

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