Check out the photo's: Seattle Zombie Walk
July 2010 - Haunted Puget Sound joined in on the gory fun that was Zombie Walk-Seattle. We were able to break the Guinness Worlds Record with a record count of 4233 (4900 showed/walked but not all regestered)
Check out the photo's: Seattle Zombie Walk
June 2010 - Haunted Puget Sound attended Crypticon –Seattle over the weekend to check out all the gruesome particulars.
The usual Zombies, Goths, scantly clad females were in attendance. Several local Haunted Houses were represented including Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Dark Hollow Haunted Forest, Haunted Nightmare Haunted House, Stocker Farms and a mini haunt by Black Lake Asylum that was found in the Vendor’s area.
Rain City Hearse Club had some of its couches out for display and transported the VIP’s from SeaTac. There was gaming and live artist displays, a Fashion show, Costume Contest, and a late night dance.
INFECTION a live action interactive zombie quest played throughout the con and Zombie Walks occurred nightly, (Sherri’s may never be the same again) Late night movies & the all important room parties.
Our very own “Furby” headed up the FX Make up Contest with five contenders battling it out for the kick-ass prize basket & a 1 week internship at Christian Tinsley FX studio.
Thanks Troy and team for all the grueling drudgery that makes a con successfully.
May 2010 - brought us the 1st West Coast Haunters Convention. What an immense undertaking!
Held on grounds at the Oregon School for the Deaf the convention spanned 3 days with vendors, seminars, demonstrations and for a fee-Wolf Brother’s face painting class, and a visit to Milburn Haunted Manor with a lights on tour and a stroll through Wicked Forest. The turn out was great for a first year event and other than the schedule changes not being posted the event ran smoothly.
• Scenic design for the haunt
• Faux painting
• Haunt design
• Starting your first haunted attraction
• Haunted houses at a School for the Deaf
• Actor training
• Marketing your attraction
• Lighting design
And speakers included:
• Leonard Pickel
• Cliff Allen
• Allen Hopps
• Nick Collins
• John Borrowman
• Jeff and Chris Davis
• Jody Bossert
• Ken Franklin
• Kelli Lieder
• Dana Martin
• Kivo Phillips
• Robyn Burns
• Charity McKee
The road trip to Milburn Manor was eventful because of the 15 minute hail storm in route, so this attendee opted out for walk through the Wicked Forest choosing to stay close to the heaters provided under the awnings.
There was a list of discounted local hotels provided. We choose to stay at the Keizer Renaissance where the usual room hopping occurred and an impromptu body paining session took place. Other than the bar closing early, we pleased with the service & accommodations.
Our kudos to Ed Roberts and the OSD for this wonderful event and Haunted Puget Sound will be sure to attend again next year.
While attending The Haunt Show in St. Louis I was able to catch the bus tour to Fearfest and Necropolis Haunted Houses.
The evening did not start out well, a blunder with the meal order and an accident on the highway turned the trip into a 3 1/2 hour ordeal.
Necropolis was set up with a video out front chronicling the haunts history, nice with the 45-minute wait we encountered. Once inside there was another staging area with the specter haunting the place, and then another section with multiple ways to enter the haunt, managed by a disturbing clown. These three areas combined felt as if it took forever to access the haunt. The haunt was well staffed with enthusiastic actors that DID touch you. One part you needed to slither on the floor to access the crawl space to get through. The claustrophobic ending was sweet. This haunt raise the question….to touch or not to touch. I would be interested in finding out if there is a higher percentage of an actor being accosted with this practice.
At FearFest the staging area was lined with outdoor heaters, something MUCH appreciated on this cold March night. “Granny” verbally abused us while waiting to be ushered into the haunt. The door attendant instructed use to step inside and place one hand on the coffin, after doing so a short video set the scene for the carnage inside and a trap door open to allow us access. Twist & turns abound filled with plenty of scares. After leaving, we entered the Medical building where two Russian nurses set the story. The sets were expertly crafted and actors never breaking character.
Now it was back to the bus for the two ½-hour ride back to St. Louis.
Attending these bus tours is always an adventure….sometimes scarier than the haunts themselves.