Sunday, October 16, 2011

4th Annual Halloween Party and open house Saturday Oct 29th

Ok, Now that I'm almost sorta Kinda getting the Hang of this blogging thing, here's a separate post about our annual halloween Party. We have this party because it takes at least 2000 hours of work every year to build new props, design, and set up the haunt. It's ashame to do all of this work for just 3 hours of Trick or Treating. So we started to invite friends, family, and neighbors  over to see what we've done.

The party and open house is Saturday Oct 29th. Comfortable Costumes are encouraged, but in no way required.  It starts at Dark (7pm), and goes untill whenever. It is Primarily an outdoor affair so dress accordingly.  We have a few campfires going in differrent locations for some warmth. At this point there isn't a Rain date, but we do have some shelter (Tents and a carport) if it's raining lightly. BYOB, and if you Plan on staying for a while, we ask that you bring some food.  Just contact us to see what we might need. We can be reached here or

Here is a teaser video of a walkthrough from last year on the night before halloween. Haunt at Mine Hill 2010 Walkthrough

If your interested in seeing our display but can't make it to the party. The haunt will be fully set up from Fri Oct 28th to Monday Oct 31st. We always reccomend a vist after dark.  Hope to see  some old friends here this year.  I miss ya all.


NJ Hookerman MnT Group

For those that would like to Build your own props, I started a Meet and Take (MnT) group. It just a small group of people that prefer to Make thier props instead of buying them.  We usually meet on the second saturday of the month.

You can learn how to make Tombstones, Animated props and many other things that are cheaper AND better than what you can buy in a store. There's no cost  or obligation to join except, you'll have to supply your own building materials. Please contact us through the blog if you have any interest.  The name of our group is the "NJ Hookerman MnT Group".  I might start a different blog for the group, but for now this is the place to make contact and exchange information.


Welcome to the haunt at mine hill

Welcome to our Halloween Blog. We've  been wanting to start a halloween related site for at least 5 years and Just never got around to it because we were always to busy building new props, creating new scenes and setting up our haunt. 

In this blog We'll be posting Updates about our haunt.  We're also looking for old pictures or videos from years past.  I have absolutely no pictures or videos of halloween prior to 2010. So if anyone has something to contribute, I would be thrilled, and happy to post them, or link to them. 

This season has already been crazy busy, with a whole slew of new props and scenes. Our haunt has expanded once again and is getting to the point where We'll  be needing help if it is to get any bigger. So if anyone wants to help, Please feel free to chime in.  We could use an actor or two in various sections as well as help setting up and tearing down.

Every year we always have a party/open house around halloween. It's always the Saturday that is closest to Halloween, unless Halloween falls on a Saturday.  This years party is Saturday Oct 29th. It's open to anyone, but is mostly for adults and parents with kids that can't come on Halloween itself. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. If your Comming,  feel free to bring some food (Contact us to see what we might need). Otherwise we always provide at least one main dish and others always contribute for a really Yummy spread. Ov course, it's BYOB.

So, this is my first post on my first blog.  Please  visit Doreen and I in the virtual world, Fantasy world and/or real world. We hope to see a lot of old friends as well as some new ones this year at our ever growing "Haunt a Mine Hill".

Greg and Doreen