Haunted House Tips

Tips for a Haunting Halloween Attraction

The Haunted Holiday

Halloween; Each year in the US, Americans all across the nation truly put their creativity to work to show the community what a real fright looks like. From small residential home attractions, to huge commercial displays, Halloween is a perfect outlet to let your imagination wonder. If you are making a haunted house using your own garage, yard, or home, think of the best way to maximize space.

As this person did (image below), using plastic sheeting to make wall partitions can make quite a fun labyrinth of hallways and corridors, out of just a two car garage! You can do the same in a driveway, backyard, or patio. This also makes the perfect temporary “wall” if you want to spray paint over it. Perhaps consider contrasting the black plastic walls with some neon spray paint and replace your light bulbs with blacklights for that extra creepy factor.

BEWARE…. Of the Fire Marshal!

No matter what the holiday or occasion, Fire Marshals are always on the prowl to uncover unsafe situations where fire hazard is potential. As with any situation, it’s always better to be safe than sorry! You can read more about why fire retardant plastic sheeting has become required here. You can also learn more about the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the current requirements for all Halloween attractions here.

Outsmart the fire marshal and use Fire Retardant plastic sheeting for your venue! This ensures that you are up to code and your attraction is guaranteed safe. The Black Fire Retardant sheeting we carry is extraordinarily popular for such applications, and comes in 4 and 8 mil thicknesses. We also carry a 4 mil White Fire Retardant poly which is partially translucent, making it ideal for creepy shadow effects, fake windows, etc.

Have Ideas Already?

Here at Americover, we love to see our customers engaging with our products. In fact, every year we have a contest to see who can make the spookiest Halloween attraction using our haunted house plastic(s). Click here for more information about the contest, and a peek at some of our past winners! We hope to see your submissions!* Please send all submissions to Heather Threats by October 28th 2016. The winner will be featured on our website, social media channels, and will receive a FREE roll of 10’X100’ Black Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting.

*Please Note: by sending in your photos you are giving us permission to use the photos in future marketing posts and publications, your photos will not be misused or misrepresented, but it may be used to promote the product featured.