Although, it is little over a month until Halloween, now is the time to be equipped with a unique and memorable props. The Axe killer Animatronic Helloween Door Haunted House prop is the right thing for this year! This door provides animation, that is the first of it’s kind integrating CGI with an animatronic to create a truly unique effect.
The door has a window which is really 22-inch LCD display, through which you can see the creepy axe murderer trying to break out. When triggered, a ghoul is seen coming down the hallway. She then attempts to break through the glass before hacking at the door with her axe which leaves actual dents in the door. To add realism, each swing of his axe makes a pronounced impression in the door. The effect is actually created by a special DVD, which has DMTF codes that trigger pneumatic cylinders to make the axe impressions in the door at just the right moment. This prop must be seen to be appreciated.
This amazing extra-scary door is on sale on Etsy. However the minimum asking price is $3,500. There is one more cheaper option. You’ll need a flatscreen monitor, the Axe Killer DVD ($60) from Hi-Rez Designs, the DMTF relay controller ($80), and the pneumatic cylinder kit ($80), plus the materials to build the fake door. That all adds up to over $250, but it should make yours the scariest house on the block.