How to Operate a Financially Successful Haunted House by Philip "Dr. Evil" Morris and Dennis Phillips is an awesome book published in the mid 80's by Image Inc. Over 120 pages of incredibly helpful, detailed advice on how to make your spooktacular attraction really scare the heck out of people through a bevy of great step by step illustrations and photos. The first half of the book is a bit more text heavy and focuses on the financial concerns of it all, also: finding locations, legal and safety precautions, advertising, etc. But for us, we'll skip right to chapter 6 for ROOM DESIGNS and pulling off visual concepts, tricks, and atmosphere with pro level degrees of eerie expertise! There's so much good stuff here, I'm not sure how many posts it will take to cover everything-- so hang tight, and sit back for a true, one-of-a-kind Halloween event here at AEET!
(to be continued...)