Mobile Packs for Haunting!

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Us wacky weirdos at FrightProps certainly didn’t invent the haunted house. We didn’t invent fake blood and we didn’t event pneumatics. However, one thing we pride ourselves on is taking these fairly standard things and adapting them for the purposes of helping everyone creep out millions of people a year!

One of the more simple things we’ve put together is our Mobile Pack system. Whenever we go out to conventions, we usually bring a few of these with us and when people see them, they have about a million questions. So we figured we’d do a little write-up on our Mobile Packs to give you a better understanding of what these things are and how they actually work. Continue reading

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New Personalized Tombstone Props!

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FrightProps has something as spooky as it is exciting to unveil: new personalized tombstones! We’ve joined forces with the best dang sculptors in the business, Tombstone Factory, to bring you fully customizable and durable foam tombstones. Just head to the personalized tombstone or cemetery sign pages, select your style, finish, and whether or not you want your tombstone with a base and place your order! There’s also the option to order multiple pre-made tombstones and signs at once with the ten tombstone package or upgrade to the complete package and get a customized sign as well. There’s a ton of different styles and options – check them all out on our TOMBSTONES & GRAVEYARD section of our site! Continue reading

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FrightProps: Scaring Criminals

While we all work hard every single day to plan out ways to horrify our audiences, there are times that we forget that what we do is a little strange. To the average person, playing around with fake blood and trying to create realistic corpses on a budget isn’t exactly a common hobby out there. It’s funny to sit and think about how many times we’ve really frightened someone just by doing what we normally do – having a great time and loving Halloween.

Perhaps you remember a post we did a while ago about how two FrightProps employees scared an entire freight train by carrying around some gross props. While that’s a story we all love to re-telling over and over again, our pal Will Acree out in Louisville, KY recently shared our new favorite tale.

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Here’s the message that Will sent us:

“I tested some of your blood formula on a platform next to my work station in the garage (just wanted to get a feel for how it would flow) and placed the sliced piglet on it (really great looking!). Apparently, someone was trying to break in the garage the other night. I had police at my door about an hour or so later…they found my “theft deterrent system” to be both effective and hilarious. Apparently, the guy who was trying to break in called the police due to the “fresh blood everywhere.”

We lost our minds laughing when we all read that! And of course, because we had to see it for ourselves, here’s a picture of Will’s “Theft Deterrent System”:

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Seriously – this is the kind of comedy we only dream of! But hey, maybe this could be a new business for FrightProps! We’ll put together some packages of fake blood and sliced piglets and get some sort of late night infomercial going!

Thanks to Will for sharing his cool story! And if you happen to have something freaky and funny to tell us about, hit us up on our Facebook!

 

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Shock Mats for Haunted Houses

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We’ve got brand new and improved SHOCK MATS in stock! At the same affordable price, these mats now come with a power supply and retain the option to use them with a 9V battery!

That’s great for two reasons – first, we’re able to offer a better product. Second, it means we’re dropping the prices on the old model (which ONLY offers use with a 9V battery) to give a great deal on anyone who knows they’ll just need the remote capabilities of the Shock Mats!

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“So, what’s a SHOCK MAT?

Every trade-show, we get this question about thirty times each day. And of course, we never get tired of explaining it to Halloween enthusiasts and haunt owners alike. Why? Because, we get to watch people shock themselves! Continue reading

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How to Make a One-Piece Plaster Mold

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Making a plaster mold is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to create a mold for reproducing your own latex props and masks. By just following a few simple steps you can create an inexpensive plaster mold of almost anything!

In this tutorial we’re going to be making a one-piece mold of a flat-backed prop. This technique works great for props that will be sitting the ground or hanging on a wall. It also works well for half-masks. If you are making a prop that needs to be seen in 360º detail, or a full over-the-head latex mask, you will probably need to make a two-piece mold, which we’ll cover in a different tutorial.

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Sale on Cylinder Hook Up Kits!

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We’re hitting it hard here over at the FrightProps laboratories. Wrapping mummies, pouring blood on zombies, yelling at computers while making web graphics – you know how it goes. We can only assume that you’re waist-deep in a pile of bones and fake intestines right about now. So to help ease the pain of getting started on your craziest creations, we’re giving you a darn good sale – 20% off all Cylinder Hook-Up Kits, both double-acting and single-acting. The fittings, solenoid, tubing – all that good stuff. Just add as many as you want to your cart and use code HOOKMEUP for 20% off.

Wanna know more about Hook-Up Kits? We’ll teach you all about them in the video below.

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#HardcoreHaunter Contest!

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Take a funny/creepy picture featuring the FrightProps catalog and post it to social media using hashtag #hardcorehaunter.  At the end of the month, we’ll pick our favorite entry and award the winner a $100 FrightProps Gift Card!  Bonus points will be awarded for especially cool or creative pictures.  The only condition is that your picture must feature the FrightProps 2015 catalog, the rest is up to you!  Show us your Halloween workshop, your favorite prop, the secret place you sneak off to to read your catalog in peace, or who in your family loves the FrightProps catalog the most!

Don’t have a catalog?  Get yours here for free!

http://www.frightprops.com/frightprops-printed-catalog.html

Eligible social media networks include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.  Posting your entry in a Facebook group makes us especially happy!

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Catch FrightProps at Halloween Extreme in Orlando, FL!

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You asked, so we’re doing it! Catch FrightProps at Halloween Extreme out in Orlando, FL! We’ll be in booth #203 with all sorts of goofy stuff to amaze and freak you out with! Who knows, we might even have some CASH & CARRY for ya!

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Haunt Nation’s Tombstone Carving Contest!

11225958_10205392627028418_167703369_nAnother crazy contest brought to you in part by FrightProps! Our pals over at Haunt Nation Magazine are putting on a TOMBSTONE CARVING CONTEST! Click the image to view it full size and be sure to head over to their page by clicking here for more details.

Check out these awesome entries from their 2013 carving contest!

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Bloodthirsty Thursday: 5/7 Edition!

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Time for another edition of BLOODTHIRSTY THURSDAYS! This week we have the following prizes:

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HauntX, New Environment Scares and The Southside Battletrain

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Anyone who knows the crew at FrightProps knows that we wear a lot of different hats, both within the company and outside of it! Recently, some of our fabricators dedicated a hell of a lot of time to help construct one of the craziest public projects ever put together in Minneapolis. Continue reading

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Bloodthirsty Thursdays at FrightProps!

We’re proud to unveil one of our most fiendish plots to conquer the world with Halloween horrors: BLOODTHIRSTY THURSDAYS! We’ll feature a new prize every Thursday – sometimes we’ll have a huge coffin full of haunted house accessories while other weeks, we’ll give away something awesome like a shock mat, masks or nano spots!

To learn more, drop by our social media pages every Thursday and follow the instructions to enter! Entries will be accepted until Friday at 4pm Central Standard Time! Don’t forget to increase your chance of winning – each social media channel offers you another entry into our drawing!

Facebook
like to enter and spread the word – tag your friends, share the post!

Twitter
Favorite and Retweet to enter to win!

Pinterest
Like and Re-pin to enter to win!

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Like and Re-Blog to enter to win!

Instagram
Like and Re-Gram to enter to win!

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To celebrate our first week of giveaways, we’ve got a totally insane prize pack of the following goodies! (Sorry, coffin is not included!)

FrightProps Catalog, Patch, Screwdriver, FrightProps T-Shirt, Monster Skull Mask, Scent Distribution System, Scent Cup: Gasoline, Motor, 12v 5amp Power Supply, Female Power Adapter, 12 Volt Hook Up Kit, Monster Eyes w/ Battery Pack: Red, Flash Cracker, Shock Mat and a Sliced Pig Prop!

Keep your eyes on our blog and our social media channels for a chance to win some creepy prizes every Bloodthirsty Thursday!

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Haunt Comics by FrightProps!

Recently, we were chatting about some of the things we love about the haunt and horror communities. Of course, after we were done talking about decapitation scenes in movies and severed head props in general, we started nerding out about some of the things we see our friends do – like posting hilarious Halloween memes. Then all of a sudden, we realized that one of our best buds (and newest employee) is actually a comic book illustrator!

By the skilled hand of Tim Sievert comes Fright Comics! Behold!frightprops_comic_skeletons

 

As long as you keep liking and sharing ‘em across the web, we’ll keep making ‘em! Got an funny idea you want to see illustrated? Hit us up on our Facebook page and tell us about it!

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Tragedy Strikes the Haunt Community

4230216_1429329455.5648As we all know, the dedicated people who make up the actors, builders, and organizers of haunted houses are all part of a community. Although our geographic distances may be far away from each other, we all have a deep commitment to this rather bizarre world of unsettling scares and creative creeps that we pour our hearts into.

So when we hear about something as tragic as an entire haunt being wiped out, it affects us all. Continue reading

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FrightLite: A Revolution in Scare Technology!

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FrightProps is pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive distributor of one of the finest new products we’ve seen in a while – the FrightLite!

Available in seven different colors, the two AA battery-powered FrightLite allows your haunt actor to suddenly appear and disappear with the push of a handheld button. It’s the perfect scare tool for actors in outdoor scenarios or in long, ominous hallways, but also works extremely well in close quarters where guests would never expect a face to suddenly appear!

Lightweight and portable, the FrightLite is also easily adjusted using a simple allen wrench which comes included. For prices and more samples of different colors, head to the FrightProps product page!

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