Thursday, October 30, 2008

I will be on the Today Show!

check me out on the Today Show on Halloween morning at 10 AM. i will be demonstrating how to do some extremely simple (and somewhat cheesy) things to do to trick out your house haunted styles. So if you are not a player hater check it out, tell me what you think (and don't tell me what i teach is corny, because i know. they have to be things that anyone can do with what is in their house right at that moment).

Monday, October 20, 2008

Do You Wanna Work In The Central Park Haunted House?

So I can't use the actors from Nightmare to be in my Central Park Haunted House because they happen at the same time. So i need a whole new batch of actors for this Friday and Saturday only (10/24 and 10/25). Friday you would only work from 5-8 (with rehearsal beginning at 3 PM) and on Saturday you would work from 3-8 PM. It is a family haunted house and there will be like 10,000 kids walking through. You will also be playing a zombie, so that's always fun. I am looking for people who can say "braaaaaiiiiiiins" for 8 hours. drop me a note letting me know if you are interested in working with us. It is a small house and i only need 10 zombies. Do it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Nightmare Backstage. Go To It

We did NIGHTMARE BACKSTAGE last year and it was a big success and a lot of fun. Basically, me and a few of the designers who worked on the house this year will answer any questions you might have about how we did certain things, why we did certain things, or what our favorite color is or was. we then turn on all the lights in the house and show you things you wouldn't normally see, reveal secrets that you might find vaguely interesting, and show you the one secret "nightmare way" that we couldn't show you when you went through the house the first time (no one will ever see this secret room other than at Backstage!) We will also discuss why there are no more live eels, what the piss is made out of, show you how the claustrophobia walls work, and more. we will also do some demonstrations of how you can do things in your home to make it a bit more haunted for halloween!

Finally, you can use code BACK1 to get $5 off the already cheap $20 ticket when ordering. The whole evening will last about an hour (maybe a little more) and you can get a preview of some of the things i will be demonstrating on the Today Show on October 31st. yeah, that's right, I will be on the Today Show on NBC on October 31st at 10 AM. There will also be some take-home stuff, so you really don't want to miss this, it is so worth $15!

See You There

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Some Amazing Stuff Happening Down Here

Haven't been able to get to my blog for a few days here, and i know most of you are pretty forlorn about this. So i am going to try and make it up to you, talk you off the ledge, and recap what you've missed and what to expect:

Hot 97 Weekend, as always, was an incredible success. Cipha Sound is a pretty damn good deejay. he also brings a fun, good-spirited crowd. Hot 97 couldn't be a better sponsor and I hope we work together for a very long time. HOT 97 Night was completely packed, Cipha was spinning, people were dancing and then getting scared, and the only disappointment was that he didn't play that Rhianna song Disturbia which i thought was a shoe-in to be played considering it is supposed to be a creepy song. Not the next Thriller, but good.

Speaking of Thriller, yesterday was the 25th Anniversary of the Thriller video and another of our sponsors, Crunch, sent a crew down to teach the Thriller dance to our patrons and then do a performance of it. It was hilarious. we were also able to do a quick demographics survey based on what I saw - we have an audience of mostly non-dancers. Good to know before we start taking out ads in Dance Magazine again next year.

RXP 101.9 Weekend is this weekend. they are going to have with 'em something they call a "mobile rock lounge" which sounds relaxing. They'll be there through Sunday, Oct. 12th.

Coming up we have Forbidden Planet Night (next Tuesday, October 14th), and they will be bringing down some swag to giveaway. They might have a custom pumpkin carver with them, but i am not sure yet. FP is that huge comic book store on 13th and Broadway for those of you who ain't know.

Now, in terms of the house,people seem to love it as usual and are getting very scared, but the detractors main gripe is that it is not long enough. Some of this is a testament to how good it is (leave them wanting more), but since we upped the production values so much this year i feel whatever shortcomings there are pale in comparison. but because i am eager to please i have added several things to the house to increase the length a bit. I believe the additions have not just lengthened the house some, but have added a few good scares as well, so i am becoming more and more pleased with the product (and i was initially more hyped than i have ever been). It's a good, creative, innovative haunted house that you will absolutely enjoy in several ways. If you see me there, come up to me and tell me what you thought. If you don't like it i iwll punch you in the nose probably.