Well, I have to say that this year's Halloween fared a bit better than last but overall it wasn't a memorable event. It could have been but once again, Mother Nature decided to have a bit of a temper tantrum on the weekend I planned my haunt. (Last year I was blasted by the nor'easter.) I hesitate to complain too much in light of the terrible devastation and loss that so many have suffered but yeah, Halloween was another disappointing and frustrating experience as far as outdoor haunts go.
Been working on props, scenery, etc., since January. Been working back in the tick infested woods for the past two months setting up, clearing paths and so on, holding onto the thought that surely, Mother Nature could not be so cruel as to ruin my Halloween two years in a row. Right.
Anyway, we managed to run the haunt one night but since most people were preparing for the hurricane which arrived early Saturday (SE Virginia-Outer Banks area of NC), turnout was not spectacular. Still, the folks who came loved it and we had a good time scaring the sh*t out of people. Unfortunately, the approach of the hurricane limited my photography opportunities. Even bought a new fancy video camera which we used but we did so in a rush and with limited lighting. Not expecting much there. Saturday was a frantic exercise in tearing everything down before the rain and wind destroyed everything.
Basically, I am now cured of the desire to EVER set up another outdoor haunt, at least one of the size and scope that I've done for the past two years. Mother Nature is just too mercurial -- she and I just don't seem to hit it off.
Here are a few pics--more to see in my Deviant Art Gallery