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Title: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on July 17, 2007, 11:03:34 pm
Unlike last year's pj extravaganza, I'm probably going low-key for this halloween (yeah, right ::)). However, I'd like to hear what everyone else is planning, whether its a party or a front lawn projection.

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: kissinger645 on July 18, 2007, 01:31:20 pm
Wow!  You are on it!  I'm not even trying to think about Halloween yet!   ;D


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: kelemvor on July 18, 2007, 05:45:37 pm
Oh no!  Not already...  It's only July.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: twig on July 23, 2007, 11:18:15 pm
  I've been thinking about Halloween since last year. I used my outdoor speaker system to pump scary Halloween sounds from CD's into the front yard. But now that I have a Gemmy, I've been trying to come up with something to project also. Does anyone know if there are any good DVD's out there with scary images? I don' t think a scary movie would really work because the kids will only be in the yard for a short time.  I've even thought about setting this up the week of Halloween and doing it everynight just to get traffic to slow down a little as they go by.

    Any tips on scary DVD visuals would be appreciated,

                Twig


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: kelemvor on July 23, 2007, 11:30:24 pm
Hmm.  You just gave me an idea.  Since I have the Gemmy, I think I might just use the screen part and hang it in the garage door opening and project on it from the Driveway.  Of course I could just setup my main screen without the legs in front of there too.  Hmm.  Might have to go get out the tape measure.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: crmsnidol on July 24, 2007, 08:42:55 am
Hmm.  You just gave me an idea.  Since I have the Gemmy, I think I might just use the screen part and hang it in the garage door opening and project on it from the Driveway.  Of course I could just setup my main screen without the legs in front of there too.  Hmm.  Might have to go get out the tape measure.

Maybe there is an inexpensive semi-opaque material you could hang from the garage and project from inside out?  I'd personally be nervous with my equipment on the driveway.  I hadn't thought about doing a movie out there but some suggestions would be Poltergeist, Monster House, Creature from the Black Lagoon or Aliens.

I usually crank those scary sound effect CD's through my house-mounted backyard speakers. I can't hear them in the front of the house but I can hear them around the block as we walk. 


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What your plan?
Post by: kelemvor on July 24, 2007, 02:22:44 pm
Maybe there is an inexpensive semi-opaque material you could hang from the garage and project from inside out?  I'd personally be nervous with my equipment on the driveway.  I hadn't thought about doing a movie out there but some suggestions would be Poltergeist, Monster House, Creature from the Black Lagoon or Aliens.

I usually crank those scary sound effect CD's through my house-mounted backyard speakers. I can't hear them in the front of the house but I can hear them around the block as we walk. 

I did the shower curtain thing last year and it worked OK once it got dark enough.  But they aren't very big so I had to rig up taping two together and hanging them.  Didn't look very good.  Might try the same thing again this year but attack it to some sort of simple frame to get it more ridgid.  I'm sure I'll think more about it the day before...  ;)


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: samd12 on August 12, 2007, 09:20:19 pm
Funny me and my wife were talking about this tonight.  We are going to do a BYOP night.  Bring your own pumpkin for a pumpkin carving and then a movie (scary of course) for the group.  Going to get some glow bracelets from ebay and have people bring a cover dish. 
Hope some other ideas pop up here, what was done last year, I am new to this site?


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: chears on August 12, 2007, 09:28:45 pm

I bought an old school house projection screen at a garage sale, im going to put it up on my porch and watch old, bad b movies while we hang out, drink rum and cider and hand out candy.  Costco has a couple of sets out right now for fairly cheap, I believe there called the 'cult classic' series.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Dennis on August 13, 2007, 07:07:37 am

I've been wondering what to do with that leftover Trapeze fabric...I'll bet I can make a frame and mount it in the frontyard, then rear-project out a front window (no way anything of value will be outdoors on All-Hallows-Eve!)

I would like to echo TWIG's request...anyone know of a montage of scary scenes/shorts?  Otherwise I guess it's Netflix and burning time.   :D

Dennis

PS.... OR I guess I could haul out the video camera and have my teens create a custom video OR I could point it at the front door so the trick-or-treaters can see themselves OR...





Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 13, 2007, 10:32:54 am
anyone know of a montage of scary scenes/shorts?  Otherwise I guess it's Netflix and burning time.   :D

Dennis

PS.... OR I guess I could haul out the video camera and have my teens create a custom video OR I could point it at the front door so the trick-or-treaters can see themselves OR...

I considered Haunted Castle. That has some interesting clips. Another is bigscreamtv.com

I've bought their scarols cd and terror eyes. Very cool stuff!

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: JB on August 13, 2007, 10:43:57 am
Surely they are planning on having Rob Zombie's new version of "Halloween" out on DVD by then.  If so, it will be on my playlist.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Dennis on August 13, 2007, 12:39:16 pm

I'm starting to get excited about the possibilities for Halloween, but still have some research to do...every year the kids are asked to begin trick-or-treating earlier and earlier around here.  I expect an ordinance to limit it to daytime hours.  :-\

Dennis



Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 13, 2007, 07:45:09 pm
I've just noticed that Halloween falls on a Wednesday, meaning on the Friday and/or Saturday before you can have a pre-Halloween party.

hmmmmm...


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: barefoottourguide on August 14, 2007, 09:20:31 am
We're going to show Stigmata and Blair Witch Project. Good horror films people haven't seen in a bit. I always thought Blair Witch needed to be shown outdoors for maximum effect.

Garrett


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on August 14, 2007, 11:59:33 am
Depending on your age group.  SpongeBob has a couple of adorable scary cartoons.  My age group is 4 year olds.  SpongeBob is big with 4 year olds.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Backyard Paradise on August 14, 2007, 01:29:21 pm
Does anybody remember Trilogy of Terror? It ran on ABC in 1975 starring Karen Black in three separate short stories. The one I remember, and will never forget is the 3rd one, where she is terrorized by a Zuni warrior doll that comes to life. This is available on dvd and might make a decent Halloween clip.

I found a clip on youtube. Man, I haven't seen this in 30 years!
Kevin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfLa57z1of8


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 14, 2007, 01:51:07 pm
If I have a party for Halloween weekend, I'm kinda leaning towards this setup. I fell in love with it when I visited California Adventure (the same is found at MGM in WDW) and its called Disney Animation. Inside is a huge room with massive projection screens utilizing both still and moving images.

heres some pics of the room

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/parks/attractions/detail?name=DisneyAnimationAttractionPage

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/256967849_57acb49a51.jpg?v=0)

I'm thinking considering how many projectors and screens I've amassed now that could make something similar for my driveway. I could incorporate still images of monster movies and have one or 2 projectors playing movie clips. Since I'm into the pirate thing right now, I might incorporate pirate static images and clips form POTC, Peter Pan, and Cutthroat Island.

Or robots...

Victor
Very interesting....


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 14, 2007, 02:07:10 pm
Here's one more..

I'm such a projection degenerate ;D

Its from Bugs Bunny's Hare-Raising Hare. There is a scene in the beginning where the castle is being shown from a distance and it has neon lights on the side that flickers alternately

Evil Scientist

BOO!

you can see it in this image

I have to find a cool place to say

Happy Halloween

BOO!

on the side of my house...

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 14, 2007, 02:17:54 pm
One last note. For what I'm proposing, the only things I will utilize is dvdfab decryptor to rip the movie, dvdshrink to edit the clips, and adobe photoshop (you could probably use Word to work) to make the text for the Mad Scientist part.

There is nothing fancy other than the stuff above, dvd players, some cheap boomboxes for audio, my gemmy, diy, and tripod screens, and my el cheapo projectors- both diy and commercial.

Thats if I do it...

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: palmislandtheater on August 18, 2007, 09:50:57 am
Another good one (if you can find it) is "The Ghost and Mr Chicken"


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: barefoottourguide on August 19, 2007, 02:31:31 pm
About the Spongebob ones... is there a specific disc it's on, or do you have clips?
Garrett


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on August 19, 2007, 03:08:07 pm
About the Spongebob ones... is there a specific disc it's on, or do you have clips?
Garrett

Anything from this video should work
(http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/79/195879.jpg)

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Cas-Bur on August 19, 2007, 08:26:06 pm
Hot apple cider sounds really good today!  It was cold and rainy.  Anyhows,  you can't go wrong with Halloween (the original of course),  Psycho,  Dawn of the Dead,  Phantasm,  Carrie, Friday the 13th, The Lost Boys, Child's Play,  Pet Sematary, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,  The House on Haunted Hill,  or the scariest movie of all  Punch Drunk Love (Adam Sandler)...J/K...don't ever show this one. 


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: morps on August 20, 2007, 12:05:54 pm
We will be doing our Second Annual Halloween Party - backyard theater style. I think, in true Southern California style, we will be kicking off the evening with Oingo Boingo's last concert DVD. We'll follow that up with Nightmare Before Christmas.

Last year, we did a fair amount of pre event marketing (email invites, printed invites and of course tickets for those that RSVP'd).

To see what all of that fun stuff looked like, check out http://www.morper.net/index_files/by_halloweeen2006_invites.html (http://www.morper.net/index_files/by_halloweeen2006_invites.html) or just my backyard theater (http://www.morper.net/index_files/category-backyard-theater.html) section on my blog.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on August 20, 2007, 12:54:50 pm
About the Spongebob ones... is there a specific disc it's on, or do you have clips?
Garrett
We're showing the one about the "hash-slinging slasher" as a pre "Monster House" treat.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: zoomoondoggie on August 20, 2007, 07:43:52 pm
or the scariest movie of all  Punch Drunk Love (Adam Sandler)...J/K...don't ever show this one. 

hahaha that made me laugh aloud!

I've been off the boards for awhile (very busy with other things-- and poor movie watching weather) and came back just in time to catch this post.  I had my Grease party on Saturday (will share details in another post) and now everyone is bubbling with excitement for the Halloween party.  I am struggling to find the right title-- I have to find a title for kids from 5-17.. that will also entertain the adults (and I should add that it has to meet my approval. Other than Grease (cough), I won't show a movie that I hate). I have proposed BeetleJuice or Corpse Bride.. but there is a faction of Tim Burton dissenters in my group grrrr. I want to keep it on the animated side, I think, just because of the age groups (and truth be known, I am a big scaredy cat).

We'll also do pumpkin carving (I have a garden full of pumpkins) and probably bob for apples and other autumny type activities. I am SURE the kids will want to dress up-- they had a blast dressing up for Grease. I'll probably bake lots of creepy stuff to eat.

My sister keeps talking about the ghost and Mr chicken-- I don't remember it. I'll have to check that out-- and I am REALLY liking the idea of showing Pirates of the Carribean and having them dress as pirates and wenches. That addresses the scare factor and gives them a pretty easy theme to come up with an outfit for.

I can't use these ideas with my crowd.. but traditional halloween movies in my house include: Lady in White (would be GREAT outside), Silver Bullet, Halloween (of course) and Arsenic and Old Lace.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: crmsnidol on August 20, 2007, 07:49:50 pm

I can't use these ideas with my crowd.. but traditional halloween movies in my house include: Lady in White (would be GREAT outside), Silver Bullet, Halloween (of course) and Arsenic and Old Lace.

I forgot about Silver Bullet. Great 80's flick with "one of the Corey's" and Gary Busey IIRC.  I remember the bridge scene as ebing particularly tense. The 70's Salem's Lot with the vampire kid scratching at the window ranks right up there too.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Geddylee on September 01, 2007, 05:52:23 pm
For the past couple years we've turned our garage into a "haunted house". Each year gets a little bigger....er..and better?

Anyway, since I got the BYT bug, this years theme is going to be a haunted drive-in.

It's not all planned out yet, but something like the screen in front of the garage door showing the "Evil Dead" with a car in front with a couple dead people in it. Maybe someone hiding in the bushes with my chainless chainsaw just for fun. ;D

I'm sure it will get more complicated as the weeks go on......


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Geddylee on September 01, 2007, 05:56:45 pm
Does anybody remember Trilogy of Terror? It ran on ABC in 1975 starring Karen Black in three separate short stories. The one I remember, and will never forget is the 3rd one, where she is terrorized by a Zuni warrior doll that comes to life. This is available on dvd and might make a decent Halloween clip.

I found a clip on youtube. Man, I haven't seen this in 30 years!
Kevin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfLa57z1of8



Yea, that was great! Check it out here........

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5778046



Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: movieman on September 02, 2007, 05:48:02 am
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein with the 16' screen on the front lawn. Backyard screen the Orig. "Night of the Living Dead" (classic B&W) around 9pm.   rg


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on September 04, 2007, 11:20:04 pm
See if you can top this. I'm still amazed!  :D

And the kicker? One projector used for the ENTIRE sequence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIez-vboMaM&mode=related&search=

Here's his site

http://haunts.batesbunch.com/

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Elwood on September 05, 2007, 09:08:25 am
My 7 year old is turning 8 this Halloween, we always have a costume party for her Birthday.

this will be the first year with my BYT set up

what to play?

the new Halloween wont go over very well with my wife or the younger kids

I would love to check out some old Abbott & Costello flix

but my soon to be 8 year old idea is

some Halloween toons like
Casper
Charle Browns Great Pumpkin
Sponge Bob
Mickeys Frankenstein short

then the main feature

Monster House

I hope my fog machine works well with my set up

this is me last year as Fred.mom and dad are the mice and my uncle scarecrow

BOO!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on September 05, 2007, 12:47:00 pm
I love that there are people here that know about the Ghost and Mr. Chicken.  My husband and I find it hard to contain ourselves in mass when the organist in the balcony does really goth sounding solos, because it reminds us both of the Ghost and Mr. Chicken.  If anyone finds a DVD source please let me know. :)


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: zoomoondoggie on September 05, 2007, 01:06:12 pm
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I love that there are people here that know about the Ghost and Mr. Chicken.  My husband and I find it hard to contain ourselves in mass when the organist in the balcony does really goth sounding solos, because it reminds us both of the Ghost and Mr. Chicken.  If anyone finds a DVD source please let me know.

I ordered mine from Amazon. It hasn't arrived yet but it's definitely out on DVD.

http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Mr-Chicken-Don-Knotts/dp/B00009VU01/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-9886846-8343204?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1189015365&sr=8-1

** quick check showed it's available from netflix too.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on September 05, 2007, 02:03:28 pm
Orderd from Amazon - $9.99!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Coon Creek on September 05, 2007, 05:45:35 pm
 :o :o :o :o :o

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND FESTIVAL

One week of DRIVE IN FUN



This years lineup is going to be on the DARK side...........

We are having 3  nights for FAMILY & The Youngin's with a couple classics.

GREMLINS  PG  Import Laserdisc
GHOST & MR CHICKEN  G

MARS ATTACKS  PG 13 Widescreen AC3 Laserdisc
EVIL DEAD 2   NR

And For The OLDER SET :

LUCIO FULCI'S /  ZOMBIE  R  Import Laserdisc
ROMERO'S  DAY OF THE DEAD  R

LUCIO FULVI'S  CAT IN THE BRAIN  X  Import Laserdisc
TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD   NR

FAMILY NIGHT:

DRIVE IN MASSACRE  PG 13
KILLERE TOMATOES STRIKE BACK  PG 13

PHANTASM 3 LORD OF THE DEAD  R
THE FUNHOUSE   R
NECRONOMICON BOOK OF THE DEAD  R


HALLOWEEN NIGHT:

FREDDY vs JASON  /  SCARY CARTOONS BEFORE EACH FEATURE !!!!!


COON CREEK

http://64.143.45.222/cooncreekhome.htm




Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Daniel_Kaye on October 03, 2007, 08:37:08 pm
Well, we finally did it. My husband and I went to Office Depot tonight and bought the InFocus IN24+ Digital Media Projector. We are planning on a trial run this weekend. Whoo-hoo! I don't know who is more excited- me or my kids! Halloween plans are coming along great. We have built a huge block fire pit out in the woods and the creepy decorations are coming along just fine. We are also building a "fake" outhouse complete with a putrid toilet (real toilet, foam insulation and lots of brown shaded paint). Building this mainly to embarrass my teenage kids! We are having two huge parties, one for middle schoolers (approx 50 kids) and one for high schoolers (approx 80 kids). When someone asks where the bathroom is, we are going to point them to  the outhouse! Double feature movies- Dead Silence and Disturbia.  Dead Silence is a "clean" spooky movie. Lots of jumpy, scary moments. We are still planning on adding some surprises of our own. If you have seen the movies and can offer some suggestions on added "sneak attacks" that we can do, please let me know. We are renting a commercial popcorn machine for both parties. My husband also build a homemade coffin an insulated it so we can use it for a drink cooler. I have already had the security lights disconnected and it is pitch black in those woods. I may be too scared to go in there myself! But, by the time the movie is on, the fire is blazing and our ambience lighting is added, it won't be so bad. We haven't made a screen yet. I guess my husband will be perusing this board later tonight....


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on October 04, 2007, 11:07:17 am
Well, we finally did it. My husband and I went to Office Depot tonight and bought the InFocus IN24+ Digital Media Projector.
Don't you love this projector.  The picture is awesome.  We bought that model too.  Glad I went with the higher lumens.  We can begin the show right at sunset.  We are also premiering at a Halloween party for 4 year olds on the 27th.  We're watching Monster House.  I can't wait.  I can't find anyone in our area that has a setup at home.  Everyone will be so surprised.  Good Luck with your showing!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Daniel_Kaye on October 04, 2007, 11:14:32 am
We haven't tried ours yet, but we will soon! High school marching band consumes most of our time until Saturdays....maybe then. What size is your screen and what is it made of? TIA.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on October 04, 2007, 11:23:00 am
Well, I kinda lucked out.  We've always had this horrible ad unused section of our backyard that was the thorn in my side.  Namely, a huge blank white stucco wall.  Now we know what to do with that horrible and unused section.  I'll be posting pics soon.  We of course, had to do some landscaping in the area and we should be done soon.  White stucco must be the perfect screen.  Honestly, the picture is almost flawless.  Best part...no set up and take down.  My husband hard wired the whole thing.  Even built a beautiful "permanent projector station."  Slate covered.  Can't wait to post pics!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Metric on October 04, 2007, 02:20:24 pm
Having a party on the 27th too; kids will have Curse of the were-rabbit and then its adults with halloween on blu-ray... right now im thinking about potential weather, and whether to buy a 20x10 tent and hope to heat it, or build a 30x40 awnining.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on October 04, 2007, 02:25:55 pm
Printed the invitations yesterday.  Which were adorable by the way.  In small letters at the bottom I wrote "If it rains see you next year."  That almost killed me.  I will be so upset if it rains.  We've only been planning for 3 months.  My son will be upset too.  After all it is his party.  It's not like I can postpone a Halloween party.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Daniel_Kaye on October 04, 2007, 04:43:50 pm
Why not postpone? We did. Each party was postponed two weekends if it rained. The kids won't care. It'll just be one more thing they can do for Halloween. A party is a party....IMHO


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on October 04, 2007, 04:52:41 pm
IMHO??


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Daniel_Kaye on October 04, 2007, 05:42:01 pm
In my humble opinion  :)


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: crmsnidol on October 07, 2007, 08:25:24 am
Our final BY Movie Night of 2007 is scheduled for the 13th with a raindate of the 27th.  I did flyers that my wife and daughter handed out in the neighborhood.  We're making this showing  a "viewer's choice" where the kids check off the movie they want to watch on the sheet and return it. The choices are Monster House, The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride. So far Nightmare is in the lead.

A couple things I'm planning...

The pre-show will include the Thriller Video, Halloween songs and a movie monster trivia contest.

Before the kids arrive I'm going to hang one of those large paper and cardboard spiders behind the Gemmy with fishing line. During the movie I'm going to pull it over the screen into the crowd who hopefully won't panic and run into my gear.  :)

Since we'll be starting just after dinner time, we'll be serving appetizers and snacks for the kids.

So far the 13th looks like it might be cool and dry.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cafemom on October 09, 2007, 08:57:40 pm
Hey Gang,
Haven't been on the boards for awhile....it was a LONG, summer.... But, I'm back and ready to show some movies.  I've missed you all and missed reading the boards.

We have an Oct 27th night planned with "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN". As some of you may remember, last year we tried to show that, but my youngest pulled his own personal scene from The Exorcist and we had to cancel at the last minute. ARGH!
We have a slew of people coming, dressed to kill, I hope. Should be fun!!
Crmsnidol - love the monster trivia contest! May have to steal that idea from ya! And the Thriller video - haven't seen that in years.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
Cafemom



Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on October 10, 2007, 06:04:33 pm
So I've decided to have a halloween party after all, but I'm changing the design. Remembering my last visit to Home Depot, I came across this:

(http://www.tmi-pvc.com/images/strip_doors/truckstripdoor.jpg)

Its called strip doors and I'm going to incorporate this into my front entrance, only on a larger scale. I still have my old canvas painting screen material so I'll cut hang it over my entrance which extends over the front door by about 3ft, run vertical slits, and project something onto it- maybe my ghosts or even my halloween heads.

I'm also going to use my rear screens above it on the 2nd floor deck and show my madam leota video as well.

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on October 23, 2007, 12:27:30 pm
Well, I made good on my promise. I used my old painter's canvas tarp and shredded it up into slits and stapled them above my front doors. Across next to the fountain I place my 50.00 portable diy projector and showcased some clips from Big Screm Tv's Scarols and Terror eyes as well as the Madame Leota clip. Here are some images of the final result.

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/victor-eyd/Halloween/100_3712.jpg)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/victor-eyd/Halloween/100_3722.jpg)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/victor-eyd/Halloween/100_3727.jpg)

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/victor-eyd/Halloween/100_3729.jpg)


I'll also be putting back the flying ghosts from Fantasia on the house so its a tamer front yard projection. Of course, I haven't even started the back yard yet....

Here's the front of the house

(http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd107/victor-eyd/Halloween/100_3682.jpg)

enjoy
Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cecilb on October 23, 2007, 04:12:36 pm
What a great idea!  Looks terrific.

Have fun!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cafemom on October 26, 2007, 09:28:16 pm
Were are just NOT meant to show Young Frankenstein!  :'(
As some of ya know, I live in San Diego. What a week it's been around here. Had a movie night planned for tomorrow, but there is just so much ash and smoke still, there's just no way.  I hope you fellow BYT-ers up in Orange Cty are ok!
Maybe we'll get in a x-mas movie ?!?!
Cafemom


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Star View Cinema on October 28, 2007, 09:33:35 pm
For our 14th annual halloween bash, we plan on using the 61 Falcon as a one car Drive In like the people in NYC did. I want to set the screen up in the driveway in front of the car with the amp wired to the car speakers. I want to show Planet Terror and Rocky Horror Picture Show! I would show Death Proof also but there's just too much talking for a party where I doubt people will sit down for an entire feature, great movie though! We also have a funhouse/maze in the works with a real Jacob's Ladder and other tricks!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: aleuni on October 29, 2007, 10:32:42 pm
It has been really busy but my halloween plans look like I will be putting up hurricane shutters.



Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cecilb on October 30, 2007, 11:40:36 am
4:3 or 16:9?


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: aleuni on October 30, 2007, 03:03:37 pm
My hurricane plans are usually ... Put away the projectiles and then go to blockbuster and stock up on movies.  Gas up generator and run extension to Entertainment center. 

I man must have his priorities straight.  When we run out of food and supplies then we will drive over to the west coast to visit the in laws, for grand ma to enjoy her grandchildren ;)


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Mao on October 30, 2007, 05:12:09 pm
Does anyone have any great files they can share for projection loops like victor-eyed....I was planning on putting up images from classic and current horror movies, but wanted something that might be more polished...

Thanks in advance!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: movieman on November 01, 2007, 07:01:18 am
Well the plans were to put up the portable 12' screen in the drive way to welcome the treaters. I was going to to show "Nightmare Before Christmas". When I left for work everything was set to put up when I returned.  Around 10:30 that morning a police officer was shot in the head while on patrol. My day ended around 9pm that night. People kept asking my wife about the movie. It was a real bad day for the men in blue.  As the day went on I forgot even what day it was.    rg


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: chears on November 01, 2007, 09:36:13 am
movie man, i am just terribly sorry, thats beyond horrible.

victor eye'd, that set up is fantastic and besides that, what an awesome house you have, its beautiful.

we wound up using a "digital puppet" projected into our windows on sheer fabric so you could see through it (you can find the free download here http://www.imagineerieing.com/mirror.html) and used sound effects burping, farting, etc when talking to the kids through it and it was the most fun i think i have had on halloween.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cecilb on November 01, 2007, 10:08:17 am
Put the 10x 6 screen on the truss up in the driveway and showed Young Frankenstein.

Big hit, skipped chapters and bounced around looking for funniest lines as kids grabbed candy and Dads yukked it up. Had about 10-12 stick around for last half hour. Best part was meeting a few new neighbors. Weather Gods cooperated as it was a calm, dry  night around 50 which is good for these parts.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Mao on November 01, 2007, 10:04:27 pm
Managed to put together a reel of clips from lots of horror movies....threw a sheet in the front window and rear projected through it...lots of compliments and people tended to hang out for a minute of two.

(Yes, that's Riffy and the gang from the "Rocky Horror Picture Show"!)



Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: rfisk on November 01, 2007, 11:11:50 pm
Very cool stuff in this thread!  Great work everyone!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

I heard some loud spooky audio from about a mile away Halloween evening and found myself wondering if they also had video, but never found out.  It was west of here though, so it wasn't Dano.

Cafemom, are you OK out there?  Have been wondering about our SoCal folks lately.

Randy


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Danoplex II on November 02, 2007, 07:00:46 pm
Nope Randy wasn't me.  I did my last movie of the season last Sunday night for a friend though.  We took the Danoplex II over to his house and they had a church group over with around 100 people.  Hay rides, hot dogs and the fixins, bon fire and smores followed by songs around the campfire prior to the movie.

Let me tell ya........it was COLD.  Ended up being around 40 deg by the time the movie was over.  I kept going to the fire to toast my buns and thaw out.  We showed Cars and the kids loved it.

Dano


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Star View Cinema on November 03, 2007, 10:14:52 pm
Woo hoo, that was fun!
The theme was A Science Fiction Double Feature Picture Show
Outdoor Screen 1: STAR VIEW DRIVE-IN: Planet Terror (and Death Proof which I hadn't initially planned on)
Indoor Screen 2: MOVIOKE: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Subtitles provided.

This was our 14th annual halloween party and had about 45 folks show up, the kids stayed at home with the sitters.
We set up the drive-in in the driveway with the Falcon. The pic of people in the car is during some of the car chase in the second half of Death Proof. The sound was inside the car and loud so it was real intense but didn't spill out so much so you had to get in the car to get the full effect and this helped keep the neighbors at bay. There are 4 movie characters in the car, Alex from A Clockwork Orange, Sid 'n' Nancy and Willie Wonka is hidden in the back right! 

We had planned on a maze/funhouse inside but instead, we set up a stage with screen and hidden TV monitor with subtitles and a small projection screen for the audience (the flash killed the spot lighting and washed out the screen). The MOVIOKE was a hoot, several people got on stage to sing along.

The whole thing wrapped up about 4am.




Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: RoseRanch on November 09, 2007, 01:19:43 pm
Halloween has to be my favorite holiday and this year, like last year, I got out my Super 8 projector and screen and showed a couple of films here and there.

Here's a link to a brief YouTube video of the deal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fkM581FXV0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fkM581FXV0)

It's a rough, noisy video, but you'll get the idea.

I put an eBay bid on an InFocus, but got outbid.  Someday I'll join you in the digital ranks!


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: cecilb on November 09, 2007, 05:00:54 pm
Rosie.........

That shutter noise brings back plenty of old memories, still like the moving dust pieces in the corner of the screen.

You have the creativity and will fit right in here.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Backyard Paradise on November 11, 2007, 03:15:02 pm
We had a blast this Halloween by doing a couple of different garage setups.

The weekend before Halloween, I set up a front projection screen in the garage by using a $12 canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s. I attached the screen to a rack above the door with bungee’s and tarp clips. On the bottom I used a length of 2” PVC that added weight and allowed me to stretch out the corners. I put the projector up in a cabinet so you could walk or dance around in front. I blacked out the windows on the door with furniture blankets so the garage was completely dark. I brought out my 5.1 audio, fog machine, and strobe light. We watched movies all day Saturday and Sunday with the kids and their friends. The fog machine and strobe light added a spooky theme to the party.

On Halloween night, I did a rear projection setup. Again, I used the black furniture blankets (Harbor Freight), and picked up the $1.99 frosted shower curtain from Wal-Mart. I hung the blankets on the sides of the door opening with the curtain in the middle. I used the PVC on the bottom again. This was all done with spring clamps and tarp clips. The winds that night were gusting to 40mph, so I bungeed the bottom to some dumb bells (I finally found a use for them). The whole thing was a huge hit! We showed a DVD from Big Scream TV that has several different spooky characters telling cheesy jokes. It was perfect for the trick or treaters with each joke being 30 seconds or so. The shower curtain worked great with very little hot spotting. We had large gatherings of people standing and sitting on the driveway. Cars would drive by and stop to see what was going on. This is a very cheap and easy way to get an awesome effect that will get the whole neighborhood together.

Both of these setups can be done for next to nothing if you already have the projector and audio. I highly recommend giving it a try. The kids are already talking about next year. Thanks to everyone for all the great ideas!

Kevin


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: victor-eyd on November 13, 2007, 12:32:04 pm
Wow! A lot of cool setups this year! Lets hope 08 will be even better. Thanks all for  the great ideas.

Victor


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Grevoni on December 05, 2007, 03:16:44 pm
I know, past the prime here, but just found this thread.
in '06, I built a 24' long pirate ship framework, and used some theatrical scrim for the "sail."  I then lit it from the front and back (lights were on a controller/dimmer) so I could make the pirate skeleton hanging from the mast behind the sail "appear" when the front light went off. you could also hit it with your projector and show clips from "pirates" or something like that--you could even find a good closeup on the DVD and "pause" the image and show that on the screen...gives a really cool, haunting/diffuse effect.

I did a 14' diameter flying saucer this year, built from PVC (of course).  I won't go into tons of detail here, but I had a bunch of PAR 46 lights inside it on a controller--and with the bottom being black mesh tarp, could also project images out of the underside for the passing kids to see.

took a lot of time, what with the lighting/audio/fog, etc., but was fun!

Matt


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: macadin on December 09, 2007, 01:10:59 am


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SupWt5Y5B-s


I made this out of a real pumpkin. I rear projected an image on the face of the pumpkin through a hole cut in the back using a projector.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: mamadada on July 10, 2008, 04:31:29 pm
Just a note the first post on this subject was on 7/17 and I am about to burst with questions.  I know it's early but I'm ready if anyone else is.  But I promise I won't ask any questions until the 17th...unless someone starts sooner.


Title: Re: Halloween 2007 - What's your plan?
Post by: Joe@SSL on July 10, 2008, 09:14:01 pm
I'll play

I always do something stupid   ;)

A couple years ago I made dinosaurs.  Perhaps not BYT relavant but still fun.  Of course there's lots of sound, lots of smoke and some fun lighting