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5 tips to create spooky scares at your house from Netherworld’s creator

Want to create some scares at your house this Halloween season that the neighborhood kids will never forget?

All this week, Netherworld co-creator Ben Armstrong is offering up tips that his team uses at Netherworld, so you can create your own scares.

Created in 1997 by Billy Messina and Armstrong, veterans in the film and television industry, Netherworld is Atlanta’s most popular self-guided, dark attraction. Recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed haunted houses in the world, it’s known for its over-the-top special effects, unique make-up, elaborate costuming, skilled stunt actors and unusual themes.

Armstrong notes an inexpensive fan can make for a big budget scare.

Armstrong shows haunt fans how Disney creates the ghost effect in the Haunted Mansion ride and how you can do the same at your house.

Armstrong’s second tip is to use aluminum foil to create a scare.

Armstrong’s first tip is to pick up some inexpensive lighting gels to set the scene.

Come back tomorrow for another tip.

In the meantime, visit Netherworld this Halloween season. It’s open now through mid-November. Check the website for nights and tickets.

Following the 2017 season, the team moved from Norcross to Stone Mountain after purchasing a 10+ acre property, allowing room for expansion beyond the seasonal haunts. Open year-round, Netherworld offers four adrenaline-inducing escape room games, a laser tag arena, and a monster museum.

There’s even a song about the move by the RC Cowboy, one of the people who works there.

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