HALLOWEEN PROP PNEUMATIC IDEAS FOR 2011
What new trend is stirring on the horizon for the next trendy prop? LCD animated animatronics or a new ground breaker?? DarkWorksFX has received numerous requests for inexpensive yet compact props with simplicity. So what is simplicity in a Halloween prop? We asked the same question. Well it turns out a Halloween pneumatic prop with a simplistic base ends up taking us back to the basics of Halloween scare tactics. What scares people with the least amount of effort? THE UNKNOWN. Not knowing what is behind the curtain or in the box seems to get the biggest bang excluding blood, gore or some loud sound. Sounds simple right? Not really. From the amount of Halloween props that have swarmed the market, where does someone begin in locating these Halloween pneumatic props? As enthusiasts we all ponder the idea of how to begin or what base should we use. If the moons are aligned and the spirit world is with us, magic happens. As creators, we are our own worst critic. When a great effect is achieved with air cylinders we can’t wait to share it with the Halloween Haunts.
AND THE 2011 HALLOWEEN TREND IS…?
So what is the trend? This year most people want a big effect at a reasonable price. Typically most haunt builders use the motion picture industry as a source of new ideas. For those who haven’t noticed, there has not been a single major horror film released with enough pull as seen by Saw or the Blair Witch Project (going way back). Where does that leave us? Back to our own demise. DarkWorksFX deems this year a replay of the 90′s. Many basic props will be reborn with greater movement and greater control. You won’t see much time spent to detail rather props which work in mystery, props that lurk, hide, or remain masked. Not to worry, clowns, skeletons, and hanging guys will still be around. Due to high costs in shipping, a trend that will not subside, props are becoming more compact and or require some assembly by the end user to keep the shipping to a minimum. DIY sites offer big savings, allowing Haunt owners to call upon their own creative genius’, putting their minds to work, and cutting operational costs.
Will our prediction be correct, we shall see.