Haunted Tombstone Projection Effect


The Haunted Tombstone is a series of very simple projection effects that anyone with access to a video projector -- any video projector -- can do. You simply project my animated tombstone video onto a blank tombstone that you cut out, so it's sure to be just right for your haunt.

Watch the demo video below to see all the cool, creepy effects, and scroll down a little further for the how-to video.





The Haunted Tombstone video loop is available (in HD and standard definition .mp4 format) for download for $30.
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Haunted Tombstone 2

The Haunted Tombstone 2 works just like the original, but has a new shape and new effects. Check out the video below.

The Haunted Tombstone 2 ($30) download includes the video loop in HD and standard definition, each in portrait, and landscape (4 files, .mp4 format).
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Haunted Tombstone Set

But wait, there's more! I've also put both tombstones side by side into one video, the Haunted Tombstone Set, so you can project them both at the same time. The timing of each has been reworked so they play off of each other a little in this version.


The Haunted Tombstone Set ($60) includes an HD and SD video loop in .mp4 format.
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These downloads are licensed for personal (home haunt) use only.  Commercial attractions should contact me at the address below before purchasing.


You can comment below or email me with any questions at ChickenHaunt [at] gmail.com

29 comments:

  1. Really cool man, that's ingenious. Do you have plans for any more variations? I love these, will probably be ordering!

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  2. How long is each video? I'm wondering if sample video show the entire loop in real time?

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    1. Yes, these are full representations of the effect videos. I've found that most people won't stick around to watch one prop for very long, so I tried to keep them short and as packed with effects as I could. If, however, you wanted it longer or shorter, you could simply slow down or speed up the video file.

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  3. I love the idea,but would like to see the addition of a traditional tombstone shape along with the orginal shape found on tombstone 1.Also,playing off each other even more...cat walks past each stone,crow passes each stone,ground breaking hands ....so on !

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  4. How come theres no deal on the double tombstone videos. I came here hoping for a diy setup but see now thats only for the tombstone not the videos. Im having a hard time justifying the costs

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts. I'm not sure what you mean about not finding a DIY setup. Would you elaborate? The whole idea behind my Haunted Tombstone is that you put the effect together yourself. Of course you could make your own projection video if you want to make more of it on your own.

      The Haunted Tombstone Set isn't cheaper because there was a great deal of work involved in synching up and scaling the effects to play somewhat harmoniously together. Neither is exactly the same as the individual versions. When you consider the time you would have to put in to buy each video for $25 and put them together as I have, I think the Set is a great deal.

      Compared to a lot of video effects, I thought this was very reasonably priced, but, like anything else, it's not for everyone.

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  5. Hello Mr Chicken, It has been a few years since I talked to you on halloweenforum. I got a loop of madame leota off you and it was a hit. I know you wont remember me but I will never forget you. I have some prejectors I am looking forward to using this year and came across you videos. I agree thought would get a better price if bought two but understand where you are coming from. I now have to decide which one I want since I can not afford both. How long would it take to get here to Ohio. You should bring these to the next Midwest Haunters convention in Columbus in June, I think you would sell alot of these Dvds
    (dmns1958 from halloween forum)

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    1. Thank you so much for that. I love hearing that I've been a part of others' successful haunts. :)
      I watched the video of your Leota on Youtube, and it looks great!

      The tombstones are not a DVD, but a download, so you'll have the video in a matter of minutes. You can then either burn it to DVD or play it off of something like an iPod connected to your projector.

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  6. Wow! I am totally blown away by your work!! Following for sure & I just featured your site on my own blog!!

    Found you though Countdown to Halloween and am looking forward to being a fellow cryptkeeper this year!

    Feel free to visit me at my blog A Spooky Soiree http://spookysoiree.blogspot.com

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  7. Do the tombstones have to be side by side or can they be slightly askew....I like my graveyard to be scattered. I am going to purchase the double tombstone and would like to know if it can easily be added to my itunes library format. Thank you.

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    1. You might not be able to tell, but I had the tombstones set up so one was closer to the projector than the other, and both were at a bit of an angle. The beauty of the system is you have a lot of flexibility in how you set it up (within reason--the more angled you put them, the more distorted the image will get, but it's not very noticeable until you get pretty far off).

      Yes, the files are very iTunes friendly. Hope that helps.

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  8. HELP!!!
    When I click the "buy now" button to get my very own haunted tombstone set nothing happens. I've already bought the blanks for the tombstones and hot glued the pvp pipes into them. Any ideas?

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    1. Email me at the address above and we'll sort it out. :)

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  9. Hey there Mr. Chicken
    I finally got my haunt all set up. We had a big party last night and the reaction was awesome. Madame Leota was a smash hit and the haunted tombstones had everyone totally amazed. It was 40 degrees outside and people were still standing there just to watch. You sir are amazing and your impact on my haunt is huge. Thanks so much.

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  10. Hi Mr. Chicken, I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that your tombstone projection was the total show stopper I knew it would be this year! We ran it on Halloween for the trick or treaters and we had people stopped in their tracks, 5 people across and 3-4 people deep crowding around to watch it! Parents were sending their kids up to our porch for treats and they'd stop and watch it, the kids would get their treats and be ready to go to the next house and the parents would send their kids off without them so they could continue to stand there and watch!! I've never seen adults that mesmerized by any prop, animatronic, or f/x the way they were by your projection! Our neighbor all the way down the block said that parents were still talking about it by the time they got to her door! Thank you for such a terrific addition to our haunt!!

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    1. Thank you so much! That's great to hear! Don't forget to email me pictures of it in action. :)

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  11. Hey Mr. Chicken
    Any thoughts about doing a new haunted tombstone or two for 2013?

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    1. Probably not another tombstone, but I do have some new ideas in the works... stay tuned!

      Is there anything you were hoping to see in a new haunted tombstone?

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  12. I'm curious if you have ever thought about developing a "peppers ghost" effect. I have a feeling you would do something pretty darn amazing!

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  13. Can you burnt a DVD with this effect?

    Love this, GREat work, keep them coming~~!

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    1. That's what most people do. Just drag and drop the file into something like iDVD, select "loop," and burn away!

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  14. New here. Interesting effect. The sequence seems a bit slow and dare I say "dull", but perhaps in real life it's actually quite cool.
    My question is this.
    I've never used a projector for anything. How do you prevent people from walking in front of the projector image? Don't these projectors have to be set up from a distance? I just don't get it.

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    1. Hi Anon,
      The effect certainly isn't for everyone. It's really up to you and your projector how much space you put between the tombstone and the projector. Then it's just a matter of figuring out where to put it so you don't have to worry about people walking between the two. You can see in the How To video above how I set it up for the demo. If you have people walking through your graveyard, you could simply make this a fenced in grave to protect the projector's beam.

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  15. I've been looking at projectors and I noticed they all have different lumens... what do you recommended for us to use?

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    1. Hi there, You can pretty much use any projector you want on these. Brighter will allow you to make it bigger, though. My projector is 1000 lumens. Have a read of (or listen to) my Projection Effect Tips: http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2014/01/projection-effect-tips.html

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  16. How do you use Roku with the video?

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    1. I don't actually recommend the Roku anymore, as it doesn't seem to have a looping function. There are inexpensive media players available that do, though. However, I simply loaded the video onto a flash drive, and plugged that into the Roku to access it.

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  17. Question: Can I use the iPad 2 with it? Also, I'm surprised the combo is not cheaper. Just a thought for the last one.

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    1. I have not personally used an iPad 2, but as long as you have an app that will allow video output, it should work perfectly well. The .mp4 format is compatible with iTunes, so it should play on an iPad.

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