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About

There has long been a need for a definitive book to help someone create an outstanding Halloween event, walk-through haunt or even a LARP (Live Action Role Play) event. This needed to be more than a simple project book and needed to teach design concepts and give you inspiration to "think outside the box" and create new things.  This book needed to be valuable to a beginner or an advanced craftsman. It should provide techniques that only require basic tools found in a handyman's garage, and not require an electronics lab or machinist's shop!

This is the book I WISH I could have had when I got started making my haunt!!!!  The book will help you create a spook-tacular haunted event, and save you tons of time and money!!!

My name is Roger Hayes and I've been running my award-winning haunt, Hayes Haunt, for many years. My haunt has been featured in local newspapers numerous times and even received the Home Haunter's "Best Walk Through Haunt" award in 2011. I love Halloween and all things creepy and scary!!!

I've been writing and developing the information in this book for over six years. The book is finally complete and ready to print! It's chock-full of ideas and methodology, and features over 800 photos and illustrations.  This 8 1/2 x 11 soft bound book teaches you how to:

  •  Design a haunt from scratch.  
  • Make a custom haunt layout
  • Direct foot traffic through your haunt
  • Add details to give your haunt a sense of realism
  • Use lighting to enhance and set the moods
  • Build a variety of coffins
  • Build a monster from head to toe
  • Build an entire graveyard
  • And MUCH MUCH MORE!!

We're super excited about this project!  But in order to get this information out to haunt enthusiasts everywhere, we need your help. Your very survival in the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse may depend upon it!

Check out our kickstarter backer rewards, as well as sample pages from our book.

Thanks in advance for joining in on this project!

Samples from "Home Haunting for Mere Mortals"

Front of book
Front of book
Table of Contents
Table of Contents

Our Kickstarter Backer Reward Packages:

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Shipping must be added manually, so remember to add shipping to your pledge!  If you forgot, you can always add it in by editing the pledge amount in your account. Unfortunately we cannot ship international book orders if the shipping is not included.

 Spread the word and help us make our "stretch goals". That will unlock extra bonuses for any backers for the "Early Risen Dead" package or above! Get even more for your money!!

Stretch Goal Progress
Stretch Goal Progress

Risks and challenges

There is little risk in supporting our project. If we don't achieve our goals, then backers are not out any money. However, if we have overwhelming interest, there could be delays of up to 30 days in the printing and shipping of the books; however, backers would still receive their copies of the book in plenty of time to make an amazing haunt event!

The biggest risk is that you may miss this amazing opportunity if you wait!!!

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    "Gimme Some Change Package"
    This package is for someone that thinks the book is a cool idea and wants to help but

    This donation will get you good Karma by helping out, You may need all the Karma you can get during the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse!

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    1) A copy of the book autographed by both the author and photographer

    2) An emailed pdf of the book for immediate gratification!!!

    3) Your name will appear in the book as a supporter!

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    "Haunter Package"
    This includes: 1) A copy of the book autographed by both the author and photographer 2) An emailed pdf of the book for immediate gratification!!! 3) Your name will appear in the book as a supporter!
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    "Show me the Magic Package" This package includes 1) A copy of the book autographed by both the author and photographer 2) An emailed pdf of the book for immediate gratification!!! 3) Your name will appear in the book as a supporter! 4) A guided "behind the scenes" tour of Hayes Haunt in Cumming, Georgia the Saturday before we go live (Oct 11th 2014 at 5PM). I will show you all our tips and tricks. Approx. 3 hrs. You have to get yourself there.
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    "Working Man Package"
    This is a great package for resellers of the book! Includes: 1) 10 copies of the book (The suggested retail price of the book will be $45 - $50 when it hits the shelves!) 2) An emailed pdf of the book for immediate gratification!!! Add $200 for shipping outside the continental United States

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    "Paranormal Visit Package"
    This includes 1) A copy of the book autographed by both the author and photographer 2) An emailed pdf of the book for immediate gratification!!! 3) Your name will appear in the book as a supporter! 4) 2 full days of Roger (Uncle Rog) onsite at your haunt to assist with design and build. Dates to be agreed upon but not available during October. Buyer must provide decent lodging and fund travel costs. International friends: please add appropriate shipping using the map below. (for the book)

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