Where do you live (can be general or specific)Tee Lake Resort
3987 Tee Lake Road
Lewiston, Michigan 49756
Yard haunt's name (if applicable)?Halloween Drive-Thru at Tee Lake
Family friendly or adults only?The drive-thru is family friendly. It glows from dusk to midnight every night. It's free. Bring a spooky CD for your car. On Halloween weekend we open Terror at Tee Lake. It's scary! Admission is $3.
What I Did:My partner, Andy, and I like to create our own sets and facades. I like building sets and he does the faux painting. We do have some store-bought items but we prefer to create our own creatures and displays. Our decorations are not gorey. We prefer to mix kooky-spooky with creepy and haunting. We have several themed displays, from cemeteries, a witch's house, scary pumpkin-head children, corn mazes, clown rooms and hallways, and a backwoods killer section, just to name a few. We want our haunt to look just as good in the day as it does at night. We light all the displays so they can be seen well at night. We play eerie music.
How I Did It:Online are great resources for all kinds of Halloween how-to's and tips. We do lots of research online. But mostly we build props out of 2x4s and PVC pipes. Lots of paint and foam for your tombstones. Lots of extension cords and some knowledge of how to fix a blown fuse (lol!).
Tips and TricksLighting:
- Red means Warning
- Blue is dark and creepy
- Green is swampy
- Yellow is great to uplight trees
- Blue and green lights really help your display stay night-time creepy but plenty visible
- Hold off on too much red lighting. Save that for accents like a fire, or lighting a devil or creepy monster. We put a red light inside an old building. It makes it look more dangerous.