Los Angeles Haunted Hayride 2014

by  on Oct.21, 2014, under Canon 5D Mark III, Haunted Houses, HDR photography

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creepygirl_busI flew out to Los Angeles to shoot the very cool and unique Los Angeles Haunted Hayride just a couple weeks ago.  This event is always a treat to check out and simply one of the best Haunted Hayrides out there!  Hayrides are fairly difficult to make scary because the audience is sitting in a hayrack and fairly safe from the monsters and creatures in the scenes.  But LA Hayride manages to make people scream every year with their amazing scenes and intense actors!  This year was no different!

The theme is called “Tales from the Rift” and it all deals with the underworld and the apocalypse.  The scenes range from spooky to outright terrifying and they ramp up in intensity as they go.  One scene has these women carrying babies around the hayrack while wailing and crying.  They take the babies and give them in sacrifice to a demon in a decaying dilapidated church while an angel watches from overhead.  Its chilling and made even more so when the women return to the hayrack revealing their faces as distorted creepy doll like features!

My favorite scene however was the Rift itself.  I wont’ reveal too much but it feels like hell is opening up in front of you when you see it while demonic music feature the band Otep pumps in the background!

HD_churchSpeaking of music, I want to mention the awesome soundtrack this haunt has!  The event features a custom music piece for every scene at the event.  Each scene is set to play out with the music and it make the experience all the more intense and awesome.  I can’t recommend this enough to haunts that really want to step up their game.  having your scene perfectly timed to music makes it all the more terrifying and memorable for the audience.  The composer of the LA hayride has become a good friend of mine! His name is Chris Thomas and he’s worked on some popular TV shows but his true passion is doing haunt soundtracks!   You can learn more about Chris and download his albums at his website!

Check out All the LA Haunted Hayride photos on my Flickr site

and Visit LA Haunted Hayride’s Website for ticket information!

The 2014 Trailer I shot for LAHH is also now available Below!

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House of Shock Photos 2014

by  on Oct.13, 2014, under Canon 5D Mark III, Haunted Houses, photography

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I had the honor of going to a haunt I’ve always wanted to see for 15 years! The House of Shock in New Orleans has been one of those infamous haunts that has had more than its share of controversy due to its themes of Satanism.  Its also one of those haunts that’s just as well known for its amazing sets and awesome stage show with pyrotechnics!  It was a real honor to get asked to come out and shoot some photos this year, their final year, for use on their site and promotions.  I have to say the show lives up to its legend!

bad_priest2When you first visit the House of Shock you’re treated to a stage show that is mind blowing! Its something out of the most intense heavy metal concert ever seen.  Lord Belial, the satanic priest comes out and talks about how the Antichrist was born at the House of Shock and now they’re ready to take on God and bring about the apocalypse! Jesus shows up, nailed to a cross, and blows away the Antichrist and a televangelist preacher in a huge pyrotechnic explosion of fire and sparks!  It’s just as crazy as it sounds and then some.  Its something that has to be seen to be believed and now that its in its final year your chance to go see it is quickly coming to an end!

The rooms are some of the most detailed I’ve ever seen in any haunt.  The Voodoo priestess house with its intricate statues, paintings, and ritual paraphernalia is awesome!  There’s so much to take in and I was very glad I had time to shoot the haunt before it opened so I could document as much of it as I could.  But the photos don’t do justice to what its like actually being in that room and experiencing it with all your senses.  The actors are intense and really into what they do!  Again its something you have to see to fully appreciate.

templeThe Satanic themes are pretty heavy in the house and there’s an amazing satanic temple room that just seems to explode into chaos when you walk into it and its all due to the amazing performances of the actors!  There’s screaming chained up woman, a satanic priest preaching at you and of course the Antichrist himself watches you from above!

The House of Shock is one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever been to! It’s a nightmarish trip through a dark vision of New Orleans fused with the underworld and its like nothing I’ve seen before!  Now that its ending I highly recommend you go see this haunt before its gone forever!

Visit House of Shock.com for details and tickets

To Check out more Photos from my trip please visit my Flickr album!

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New Video Tagsylvania (2014)

by  on Aug.26, 2014, under Canon 5D Mark III, haunted house commercials, Haunted Houses, HDSLR Filmmaking

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New Video trailer we shot for Tagsylvania Haunted Houses in New York state.  This is a great event with one of my favorite haunted trails!  There’s some very creative things going on here with the set  design including a real crashed plane that someone died in!  Creepy Dolls, amazing make up and one of the best 3D scenes I’ve ever witnessed in person!  Its well worth your time if you live near Big Flats NY!

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Indiana Fear Farm Trailer (2014)

by  on Aug.25, 2014, under Canon 5D Mark III, haunted house commercials, Haunted Houses, HDSLR Filmmaking

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Here’s another new video I shot on site at The Indiana Fear Farm last October. It was one of the final events I went to that season and it was a breath of fresh air!  I had been to several big budget big name events with major effects and Indiana Fear Farm was a nice home spun event that did amazing things with its location.  The hayride featured actors on ziplines, dancing skeletons, evil possessed pick up trucks, exploding gas stations and of course a headless horseman that chased down the hay rack!  Its a creative and smart event that does so much with custom made props an sets. If you live in the Indianapolis area I can’t recommend this one enough! Go check it out and be charmed and terrified by a truly fun and unique haunted house!

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2014 Rogues Hollow Productions Show Reel

by  on Mar.25, 2014, under Canon 5D Mark III, HDSLR Filmmaking, horror movies, Rob Zombie, video

showreel14Its that time of year again when I dust off all my favorite footage that I’ve shot in the previous year and turn it into a kick ass show reel!  Check out the 2014 reel below featuring footage from Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, Huston’s Haunted Hollow, Indiana Fear Farm, The Dent Schoolhouse, Brighton Asylum, Screamworld, Tagsylvania, The Creep Haunted House Festival, and from our yet unfinished Satanic Panic short! We were very very busy in the last year shooting great video and photos!  Be sure to call us about booking your event to shoot Early!!  Visit our Video Services Page for details.

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The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride 2013 Trailer

by  on Oct.21, 2013, under Canon 5D Mark III, haunted house commercials, Haunted Houses, HDSLR Filmmaking, trailers

Check out our new Trailer for The Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride in Pennsylvania!

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Brighton Asylum Haunted House Official Trailer 2013

by  on Oct.16, 2013, under Canon 5D Mark III, haunted house commercials, trailers, video

We shot this back in June of this year and edited it into a kick ass trailer for a Haunt in New Jersey

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Official 2013 Dent Schoolhouse Trailer

by  on Oct.15, 2013, under Canon 5D Mark III, haunted house commercials, trailers

The latest trailer creation for The Dent Schoolhouse.  Shot and edited entirely by Rogues Hollow Productions.

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