My neighbor volunteered to be in charge of the Fall Fest Haunted House this year. She is a very detail oriented person, and has some great ideas planned. I think it will turn out really cool.
You have to understand that the haunted houses in the past were, in my opinion really lame. They basically had some tarps for walls, and had middle school aged kids dressed up walking around inside scaring people. That was pretty much the extent of it. This year, my neighbor has much more planned. She has it divided up in to several different "rooms".
Area 1: She will have a ghoulish banquet where the actors can sit down and enjoy some brain (made with a jello mold).
Area 2. Another place has real witches standing around a cauldron cooking. (she has a fog machine to use for inside the cauldron, and electric "flame" lights underneath.).
Area 3. This is the Mad Scientist laboratory where kids will also be allowed to touch different things such as eyeballs (peeled grapes) brains, (cooked spaghetti) etc.
Area 4. This will be the spider room. She has made a life sized dummy that is completely cocooned in spider webs that will hang from the ceiling. She has also made spider egg sacks that will hang from the ceiling. She will have a person lying on the floor wrapped in spider webs struggling to get out.
Area 5. Another neighbor found long snake like thing that the farmers use to help with soil erosion. This will be made in to a giant snake that will be lying in the grass.
Area 5. Cemetary....gravestones with live ghouls walking amidst them.
Area 6. I can't remember what the main theme of this is, but she has made a two way mirror that a person can stand behind and if you look in the mirror, you see their ghoulish face instead of your own.
I think this is going to be a GREAT haunted house!