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Restoration of an historic funeral parlour as the new permenent home of Castle Blood's year round Theatrical Haunted Adventure Tours
Restoration of an historic funeral parlour as the new permenent home of Castle Blood's year round Theatrical Haunted Adventure Tours
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In an industry where most Halloween attractions are in and out of business in 4-6 years on average, Castle Blood will be starting its 22nd year this fall. After a few moves in the past 3 years, we have purchased every Halloween fans' dream location, a huge 3- story 100- year old funeral parlour. Stone facade, tower, the works. 
But it has seen better days, and has been urban scavenged pretty heavily.

Isn't she a beauty?
Isn't she a beauty?

So we are looking for help to repair the building itself, so we can then haunt it, which of course we have all the stuff to do.


We had the money to buy the building, so we're all set there, but need you to join us in making this everything we all dream it can be.

We are a Classic Theatrical styled Haunted Attraction.

A Family run business
A Family run business

What exactly does that mean?? Well, we take you on a tour of our wonderfully old and beautiful home which serves as a Morbid Sanctuary to all sorts of bizzarre and strange beings.

No chainsaws here, or killer clowns, but insteadan elegantly evil array of vampires, werewolves and other creatures of the night. 

Your group will be sent on a journey to find and earn the 3 talismans of the castle to win the nightly challenge.

Our tour is like finding yourself in an old black and white monster movie!

Welcome
Welcome

We are plenty scary, but we are so much more than that: think of us as a local community theater group, for that's really what we are. A place where you and your friends can come have a great time together, laugh, scream, and enjoy everything that Halloween is always meant to be.

STRETCH GOAL #1
a project this huge has many facets. Our base goal of 6500.00 will do just what we asked for, get us back to code with utilities and get us more like a 'real' building again LOL
so, what are and why have stretch goals? to make this the very best we can be as soon as possible.
and we will make some great offers to folks who help us reach these goals

Our First goal is 8,000.00 and at that level, all backers at the 50.00 level or higher will recieve a traditional Scottish Clan Badge of Clan MacCabre. These are cast by use in resin, sculpted by well known figure scupltor Justin Shifflett. These are NOT availible to the public, just to cast members, and our backers
The money from this goal will go to help build the part of our gift shop that will house our little Monster Museum, which will also be the home of a rotating display or costumes and collectables from Marty (Uncle Vlad) Gear, who left us in 2013. He was a major figure international in Fannish Costuming ssince the 1980's, and we are honored to be in charge of this part of his legacy

The interior will have the Volture from the Family Crest inside
The interior will have the Volture from the Family Crest inside




STRETCH GOAL #2

At 10,000.00 each backer at the 10.00 level of higher will recieve a numbered and signed by the artist and the subject 8x10 print of this artwork. Produced by  Horror Host Mr Lobo

awesome huh?
awesome huh?

 The Money for this stretch goal will be used to build an out door cemetery to take full use of our new property. we need to build this right, so it lasts and we can secure it. For our old castle friends, that crips outdoor wutumnal air was the only thing missing from the place we had the last 2 years. We want to bring that back, and find a way to keep you out of the elements as well, and we know just how to do it

STRETCH GOAL #3

At 12,000.00 

These crazy summer rains we have had 2 weeks of, have shown us some roof problems that we need to address, so our budget has gone up  accordingly, sadley

so, if you have already given, you will get these gifts. if we haven't reached the goal of a gift you like, please tell all your friends to sign up, then you both get them, plus of course your friends get all the stuff for whatever level they choose

So the stretch goal gifts are 

A- a nice castle tote bag to put all your stuff in
B- Your name on a Kickstarter Thanks sign hat will be displayed in a good spot where all will see it for a year

We are just trng to raise the working capitol to make all our dreams come true, and that of course is to keep bringing you the best Halloween we know how

Risks and challenges

Not only have we built 5 versions of Castle Blood since 1993, but we have also worked on over 2 dozen other haunts all over the world.
When a problem arises, we know what to do.

We have 2 licensed Haunt inspectors on Staff who lecture for the state of PA on haunt safety and codes.

Before we ever bought the building, we went over every part of it with our local zoning and code enforcement officer, so we know what he wants us to do, and how he wants it done.
Our biggest challenge, even after all these years, is getting people to understand what we are, and how we are different from other Halloween events. So the faster we can get the construction side of things well underway, the sooner we can start really hitting the marketing on this.
We have even been talking to production companies about a documentary on this new place, or maybe even a reality show for the fall!

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    Thank you so very much, Every dollar counts in our efforts, and we will be pleased to have you recieve all the updates on our progress that you are helping make happen

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    Awesome Mortal Package. In Addition to our thanks and all updates, you will recieve a 3x10 inch bumper sticker proclaiming that you have helped rebuild Castle Blood

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    Collectors Package
    Our Thanks, 1 of our awesome cool stickers , a castle ball cap, and a signed 8x10 of Gravely and Skully MacCabre, of Castle Blood

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    Villagers Package
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    Renfield Package
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    Igor Package, for those not close enough to use the tickets, you get
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    Monster Sponsor Package
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    8 tickets to the 2014 season. with reservation access for no line

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    2 general admission tickets for the 2014 season PLUS!!! After the season, you will come in for a full monster makeover by a cast member, includes makeup, and use of a costume, and photoshoot. You will receive at least 20 photos on a disk after we do some touch up on them.

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    Legacy Vault, This is a big favorite, in addition to the sticker and picture, you get your family name on one of our large 16x32 mausoleum vaults to be a part of the castle forever.

    you also get 2 tickets for 5 years, and one of our traditional red T-shirts each of the 5 years as well. for folks who are really committed to us, this is the way to go

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    DELUXE Monster Makeover Package for 2: Just like our basic, but this time you can bring a friend along, AND have a cast member in your pics as well if you want. We will do solos, couples and with the cast member all on your disk, ( cast member subject to availability). It's a wonderful present for your monster lover! You'll get your tix and such early, but photo shoots start mid November.

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    An Evening at the Monster Club Package: You get 8 reserved time tickets for the 2014 season, PLUS after the season, we will schedule a Private Party for 13 people, geared to any age group you like, includes private tour, Magic show, cake, treats, drinks, and 1 t-shirt from the gift shop for each guest.

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    Monster Sponsorship: If you want to be a more traditional sponsor, this is our most popular deal. Your business logo or family name will go on a sponsor banner in the courtyard, you will get 4 of the “We built it” T shirts, and you will get 32 general admission tickets for the 2014 season ( thats 480.00 in tix right there), so we'll get your name out, and you'll bring groups to have a great time with us!

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    Lifetime Pass: for 2 you get the sticker, picture and t shirt, but the real reason to get this package is the pass. We will make you 2 photo ID's that will get the owners into any of our regular year round events for free. Forever. Not transferable, you'll need to show this and a drivers license each time either of you use it, but what a deal! And yes you can use it more than once for each show.

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    The Chaney Package: You will receive 8 reserved time tickets for the 2014 season. PLUS after the season, the castle crew will come to your home and transform your TV watching wall into a Monster Statement wall. Available in 4 different themes, this will make a huge change in your monster movie watching life. Please chat with us about this BEFORE you purchase the deal.

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    The Dorian Gray Package. You get all the basic stuff, including 8 tickets, but the Dorian Package is pretty special, you get a one person monster makeover, photo session etc..AND THEN, when the pictures are done we will consult with you on what you like, and one of our artists will do an original large on canvas painting of you as that character. And That's Not All!!!!, you get to keep the costume we make for you for this. Please chat with me about bthis before you purchase this deal, to make sure we are all on the same page

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    The Big Lugosi: Can you wrap your heads around this one? First, you get all the stickers pictures and shirts, no problem, then you get the 2 lifetime pass deal, and THEN you get a full Man/Monster Cave makeover built in your own home by the staff of Castle Blood. The ultimate collector and fan's dream of their own Castle Blood styled room, in one of 4 different themes. We do not include the crazy TV system you'll no doubt want, but we will make you a full movie quality set of your very own. Please contact me before purchase to see if this is for you. but why the hell wouldn't it be LOL. Must be local enough for us to go back and forth each day to home, or additional travel charges apply of course.

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