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post #31 of 46 Old 10-29-2006, 06:17 PM
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Well, I purchased all of the Big Scream DVDs. I only opened one of the heads, they are disappointing to me. They're filled with corny jokes, and the effects aren't that good. I guess they're kind of OK, but I had higher hopes.

On the other hand, I really like the TerrorEyes DVD. I set up landscape fabric in place of our dining room curtains, and aimed my old, discarded Infocus X1 projector at the window from the inside. The result looks really good, although I wish we had bigger window space.

Here's how it looks:

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/69/eyeseeyouzm1.jpg

Unfortunately, our village decided to move up trick or treat hours this year, so I couldn't use the display for the kids to see.

Instead, I set up a special greeter for them:

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5...eetingscc4.jpg

It's been a fun Halloween.

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I agree about the Big Scream dvds. I also was a bit disappointed in the heads, especially when one of the heads (that is a two face that flips around) starts calling its other half "stupid" and "moron". I kind of cringed at that, since those are "bad words" for our 4 year old and 2 year old in our household.

I, also, am going with the terror eyes, and I think I will shelve the Big Scream dvd this year. Since we are going with the Monster House theme, the heads don't really belong anyway.

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Actually the Halloween Scarols is actually quite fun. Everyone sings- you got the pumpkin and the rapping skeleton head, very cool.

We test fired last night and the tombstone of mordor works great. Just need an uplight to show the cross.

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The brightness on the screen is the flash. Rest of garage needs to be tarped in black plastic.

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Actually the Halloween Scarols is actually quite fun. Everyone sings- you got the pumpkin and the rapping skeleton head, very cool.

We test fired last night and the tombstone of mordor works great. Just need an uplight to show the cross.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...8/ec48cd8a.jpg
The brightness on the screen is the flash. Rest of garage needs to be tarped in black plastic.

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I still can't decide what movie to play on my garage door tomorrow nite. Damn! Any suggestions?

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I'm Playing Monster house rear projected on a drop cloth 15' wide. :eek:

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We had a fantastic night last night. I ended up just doing three things:
1. I used those sewing hoops (about 20 inches in diameter or so) and put stretched a very thin material inside, and hung two of them against the windows in two rooms upstairs for little screens. I have two projectors, so used them both to project the fiery eye from the Terror Eyes, so when dark it looked like two giant eyeballs in the upper windows of the house.

2. I put a speaker in one of the windows--the Terror Eyes DVDs have great scary voice-over--"I SEE YYOUUUU!!!", etc.

3. I fashioned giant teeth out of styrofoam, painted them with rit whitener, and hung them over the doorway, with a black light.

The whole effect was very cool, and actually simplistic if you think about it. Although I had other ideas, these were the only ones I was able to get set up in the short amount of time I had before dark and trick-or-treaters.

We had people coming from all over, and taking pictures of the "Monster House". There was one kid that wouldn't come to the door because he was too afraid!

I have a couple of pictures that I will post, but left them on the camera at home. Will post when I get a chance.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions in this thread!

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Not quite up to Victor's (the King of All Projectors) efforts, but here are some pics of my setup.

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OK--Here are a couple of pictures of the house. It was a lot more impressive in real life, as the eyes moved in sync with each other, and the "Sauron"-type voice kept speaking to the neighbors: "I can see you! I am the Oculussss!"

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...2/P1020402.jpg

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Steve your prop turned out really well!! We had a successful haunt as well. All three projectors worked great with only minor issues. I posted some pics last night with many more to follow soon..

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That branch monster is very cool. May have to use that for next year!

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Yeah It was fun to make but now I have a big problem. It is over 12' tall and I don't know if I should try to preserve for next year or have my own rendition of "Burning Man"... Anyone up for a party?
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Just got around to posting my pics. I used the Big Scream Vol2 and terroreyes. I played the Moans and Groans CD with the terror eyes and the kids loved it. I had my powered sub outside and it made the moans come to life. It was shaking the whole deck.

Thanks to all for your tips and suggestions, I had a blast ad the house stood out form the others. It was a hit for all that came by. I'll add that the scariest thing, for the kids, was the black thread I hung from the porch entrance. I had 15 or so strands. When the kids came to the door they were freaking out at the "spider webs" that were all over them. :)



Anyway, here are the pics....

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On the porch, at the front door...
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From the street...
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watching movies on a outdoor screen is fun especially during halloween....ohhhhhh....scary
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