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How to Make a Haunted House

Oct 06, 2015

Wanna build your own haunted house for Halloween? While making a haunted house is easy, making a “scary” one is not. Follow Kidzworld's tips on how to make your haunted house one of the spookiest on the block!

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Scary Story Success

To make a haunted house, all you really need is an empty room. However, anyone can decorate a room full of spider webs, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts made out of white sheets… but that isn’t going to scare anyone these days. The best way to make that exact same room scary is to add a story to the room. Before your guests enter the room, have your dad tell them a scary story about why the room is haunted.

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Here are a few story ideas:

  • There is a boogeyman that lives somewhere in the room. You want your guests to help make him leave
  • There is a graveyard nearby and ghosts come to the room to warn people about something, but no one knows what the warning is… yet
  • If you say a certain chant, you can summon your great-great-great grandma to visit

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Now that you have a story, when your guests enter the room, they have something to think about, and it’s kind of eerie… but not scary yet. Something has to happen for your haunted house to be a complete success. The best way to scare your guests is to have someone else hiding in your haunted house and when your guests least expect it… wooooooooo!

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Tips of Terror

Here are a few other tips to help make your haunted house scary:

  • Clowns
  • There is a closet with an open door. Don't even say anything, but if they go near it... have someone hiding in there and scare them somehow
  • A face in the window... but only every now and then
  • Pure silence in a dark room and then a faint creek or a sudden slam happens once or twice.
  • Sound effects on a loop are lame and don’t fool anyone

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  • Music can be creepy but if you want to be original, record yourself playing the piano gently. Don’t know how to play the piano… even better!!!
  • Have someone run into the room frantically pretending to be scared or hurt. Cover them with ketchup for bonus points!
  • If your dad is leading your guests through the haunted house, get your big brother to jump out of the shadows and attack him with a meat cleaver. Make sure to rehearse the scene so it doesn't look lame.
  • An attack might be to cliché for you… maybe just tell your little sister to stand in the corner of your room not moving at all. Now that’s scary!!!

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Home Made Haunted House Video

 

Have Your Say

Are you going to make a Haunted House for Halloween? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

 

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  • Go Trick-or-Treating
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LittleShadowBird
"AnnaOfExquizurd" wrote:   Now a question for the Flower Crown Crew: What's your opinion on the human population? Humans are nice! Except probably Donald Trump. He gives me the willies. (shudder) What are humans? Closest I've heard of are Hylians. And they can be pretty cool.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
When I try to come up with ideas, I tend to take a cliche and change elements about it so that it takes on a sort of originality. So, for example, let's say we're taking the cliche of a band of friends (or strangers) hunting a dragon. Instead of their motive being that the dragon is, say, eating innocent villagers or holding a princess captive, that it's a more personal issue. Maybe the dragon is a smaller type with a more mischievous demeanor, and is stealing the characters' valuables as a prank, and the characters want their things back. They might be innocent villagers themselves, unskilled with any sort of tracking or fighting techniques, and hire a sort of mercenary to help them out. But if you wanted a plotless sort of thing with a lot of flexibility, you could have the characters be a band of mercenaries who get hired by people to do various jobs. And if you can find more things to swap out in any idea you come up with, you'll eventually find yourself being in a sort of popcorn machine of ideas. Hopefully, this post has been helpful.
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dragongirl555
dragongirl555 posted in Random:
in the words of Joey from the epic tv show 'Friends' ," How you doing?"
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Mermaid_Author14
"ShoeOnHead" wrote: If you want to write  a story that doesnt make any sense just say its magic xD. Just do wizards and orcs, as for romance, throw that stuff away you should try to make a regular story first :s I've written two fanfictions before... And my story will make sense!
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ShoeOnHead
If you want to write  a story that doesnt make any sense just say its magic xD. Just do wizards and orcs, as for romance, throw that stuff away you should try to make a regular story first :s
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