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Hallowe'en competition - free idea for somebody. Answered

I just had an idea for hallowe'en that I have neither the time nor the resources to do, but somebody else might.

This would work best if your front door is some distance from the street, maybe with a creaky wooden porch to cross.

Rig a fake wooden front door with a long inch-wide slot, top-to-bottom.

Fill the slot in with a strip of something fragile (styrofoam? balsa? papier mache?). Maybe disguise the strip with smeared bloody hand-prints (especially round the door handle)

Render a chainsaw "safe" (having never used a chainsaw, I don't know if this is possible - take the teeth off? replace the chain with a rubber belt?)

When somebody rings the bell, start the chainsaw behind the door, give it a couple of revs and then cut through the fragile strip, laughing like a happy psycho.

If the visitors are still there, stick one crazed eye up at the door and yell trick or treeeaaaat?

Afterwards, mop the urine and faeces off your front step, replace the fragile strip, and settle back to wait for the next victim.

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Goodhart

11 years ago

The only drawback to:

Render a chainsaw "safe" (having never used a chainsaw, I don't know if this is possible - take the teeth off? replace the chain with a rubber belt?)

would be: It would be best to either use a "kiddie" toy chain saw and a recording as a real one, chain removed, would still pose a danger (the "teeth" that drive the chain will still be driven around the race). A belt will make it "safer|" but not safe by any means. Hmm. I suppose you could disengage the engine, but then you lose the "flying stuff from the cut" effect. Hmm....

Hehehe!! That sounds like it would look great! You would scare the kids to death!! I think it would look quite good with some eiry back lighting- especially at night: as the strip is cut a bright light hits the childrens pupils blinding in the darkness, as their eyes adjust to the light a psycho's buldging eyeball pokes out the crack and the startled children quiver in fear.