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How to Make a Scary Movie Using Sony Vegas

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not here to tell you how to make a 105 minute Halloween horror blockbuster. I’m talking about a little 1 or 2 minute “tickler”, to chill the bones of people at your party or those pesky trick ‘n’ treaters who may come to your …

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Maximizing the Effect of Your Fog Machine

There’s no way around it: Fog machines are cool. I usually don’t like expensive fancy schmancy stuff to make my Halloweens creepy. But when fog machines came on the scene, and did so inexpensively, I had to get one! I waited until they were about $35, which would have been …

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Scary Scars and Wrinkles Made with Collodion

Ok, moms and dads, push the children from the room and close the door. We gotta talk. Done? Good. Look, its about scarring the kids. Not scaring the kids, though that would be fun, but scarring the kids. I’m not calling the Division of Family services; in fact, I want …

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