Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Here!

Hi everyone!

Well the holidays are here. We didn't think we would put another post up until after the holidays but we have some time so we wanted to write and say hello.

It's amazing how fast these holidays come and go. Halloween seemed to just fly by and now tomorrow is Christmas then New Years and poof! we will be thinking about Halloween all over again (not that that ever stops.)

We have been trying to find ways to fill our halloween fixations over the past two months. Looking for new projects that we can work into our haunt, new props etc. The trade shows will be right around the corner so we are looking forward to going to a few and seeing what's new as well as saying hello to some friends we made this year.

Talk of next years haunt has been a quite issue since our meeting with the EMS but with the holidays upon us it will take some time, possibly mid January until we really know what direction we are going to go in. We feel that it is very possible the haunt may move to a new location for 2010 but nothing is confirmed as of yet. There are options on the table (nothing 100% solid) but they all pose some interesting possibilities as far as what we will be able to do and the type of show we will be able to have. We will also have a few new people on our creative team and some of our old reliables as well so I am interested in what everyone will bring to the table. So many people had great suggestions and really want to ramp up the show so that just tells us that years two show should be much more intense and fun!

All in all it's always hard work and you can never just cut to the chase and make something like this happen at the snap of your fingers so we just need to sit and wait but I have to say the options we did mention above really do have us excited because they all offer us the room to expand and make our show better and that is the ultimate goal. Again once we have more information to share with you we will share what the options we are speaking of are and what we are pursuing. We really want to make a top notch haunt. We know we put in a good effort for 09' so we aim to make 2010 ten times better and will definitely take the right amount of time needed to do that.

Hopefully in the next month or so we can share some real news with everyone and reveal some of our new projects for this year. Until then have a safe and fun holiday and we will be back soon with some new updates for you!

All the best,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season this year!

All the best,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Meetings Kick Off..

Happy Sunday everyone.

So I am happy to say that the meetings and brainstorming for Grimlock Manor Year 2 have kicked off. I can't say for sure yet what we plan on doing because there are a number of ideas floating out there but there is still plenty of potential in what can be done.

We learned a lot with our first year now in the books and we would like to improve upon the experience and make it better for everyone involved. It obviously takes a lot to run a haunt, promote it and create a show that everyone will enjoy so we will be taking our time this year to address the things that people suggested could be better about the experience and also add more to the show to prolong the experience and provide you with even more scares as we move forward.

As always we ask that those of you following our blog who have experienced year one of Grimlock Manor please feel free to give us your suggestions on what you would like to see as we continue to refine our show. Your suggestions and comments will continue to help us advance the show and make it better. If you are screaming in October then we will know that we did our job to your liking!

Please continue to check back in as we progress with our planning of Grimlock Manor year 2.

All the best,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pics and info!

Ahhh hello there!

Hope all has been well. We keep trying to extend the halloween season into December with more pictures to share of our characters from this years haunt but we know that can only last so long so please enjoy the newest pictures and now on to some news..

Talks have begun for next years event. There are a few ideas in mind but nothing solid as of yet. We are looking at some new suggested locations because we would like to expand our event. We really want to make Grimlock Manor a long running halloween event that you can count on year after year so if you attended this years attraction and read our blog please feel free to leave us some suggestions on what you would like to see in 2010. Our main focus thus far is the size and length of the event. We understand people would like a longer scarier event so we will without a doubt focus on that and aim to give you more corridors, more actors and bigger scares in the next installment of Grimlock Manor!

Tune in tomorrow as we should have a few updates for you and will expand upon this post. Until then, have a happily horrifying night!

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Grimlock Manor Pictures..

Hello everyone,

The pictures keep coming here at Grimlock Manor so please enjoy the most recent set we have received.

Christmas time is near but we are always thinking about Halloween. People have been asking what is in store for Grimlock Manor this coming Halloween and those talks have not started yet be rest assured ideas are brewing in the deep dark dungeons of the manor.

Keep your eyes peeled this December for a few updates that are currently in the works. We hope to have some news to share shortly, more photos and even a website update or two.

Until then keep dreaming of sugar plums and severed heads!

Frightfully yours,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Disney's Haunted Mansion

A ride through of Disney's Haunted Mansion.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pictures Round 1

Hello all,

Here are a few pictures from Grimlock Manor this year. These are of our actors getting into makeup and a few from our promotion at the Metuchen Country Fair. More to come!

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Monday, November 9, 2009

Days after..

Hello everyone,

Well things have finally settled down now and the Halloween Season is over. The first year of the Grimlock Manor Haunted House is in the books! It is amazing how fast it comes and goes but already I am thinking of next Halloween and what will be in store for Grimlock Manor.

In terms of success (success being measured in screams) we did pretty well. Friday night was our best night as we entertained close to 600 customers. It was truly amazing too see the support we had and it appeared that everyone who had the opportunity to experience our event enjoyed it very much. It was hard to plan for the weather that followed on Saturday but we hope to push forward into next year, take all the feedback we were given and supply a much better and bigger event for everyone.

We are still collecting all of our pictures from this season and will post them shortly so please keep checking in to see what is new. We will also try and maintain the blog by giving updates on how the other haunts around NJ and the country did and as we make progress on new ideas and props for next season at Grimlock Manor we will share them with you as well.

We hope your Halloween was a fun and frightful one! Thank you for your support of Grimlock Manor and we hope to see you again next year!


The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Hi everyone!

We wanted to report that opening night was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! We had 500+ people come through the haunt and we heard them all screaming all night long so I think we did out job haha! It was a great night and pictures of the event will follow shortly.

If you haven't made it out yet please be sure you come down tonight. We are open from 7PM until 11PM and are located at 1 Safety Place Metuchen NJ 08840.

Thank you to everyone who came out, we hope you come visit the manor again tonight while we continue to scare because scaring is caring!!!!

Frightful yours,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grimlock Manor Set up Progress..

Hello everyone,

We wanted to chime in, say hello and update everyone on the set up progress of Grimlock Manor. Things have been going well. We got in early this past Sunday morning and set up all of the interior wall panels and luckily we had just enough. It was amazing to see them all standing up and put together. I think my favorite room right now would have to be a toss up between our study or the lab but we will leave that for you to decide! Monday and Tuesday was spent sorting out all of the props into the rooms they belonged in and then we really got into detailing the rooms. I will say this, no matter how much you plan for you will always run into a problem but from those problems come some cool new ideas of how something can be done and I think there are a few things that have been improved upon. Tonight we are pushing ahead with additional lighting, audio and starting to set up the crypt. Thursday is our last day of final tweaks and last minute additions of small props. For such a small space it will be a sight to behold for sure! It's been such a labor of love and I hope we do Middlesex County justice and bring them a haunt they can be proud of. We would love to make this bigger and better year after year and hope this will be the taste the wets everyones appetite for more!

See YOU there Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7PM-11Pm Nightly and be sure to bring your friends because you won't want to miss Grimlock Manor!!

Frightfully yours,
The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Almost there!

Hello Guys and Ghouls!!!

We are so very close to the opening of Grimlock Manor!! We wanted to quickly say thank you to everyone who has been supporting us, checking out the website, reading the articles and coming out to say hello at all of our events.

Our set up begins this Sunday and boy o boy we can't wait!! Please remember that you can go to the website and download a FREE $2 off coupon good for the Adult admission on our opening night of October 30th only!

As we begin the setup process we will post some pictures for everyone to see but until then stay tuned!

All the best!

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Home News Tribune Article!

Hello everyone,

We just wanted to share the article that ran yesterday in the Home News Tribune. I want to thank Gokce Yurekli from the Home News for writing such a great article for us!

The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Long time no Blog!!

Hello all!

Well we have been away for awhile but it has been non-stop around the clock work on Grimlock Manor. We have doing our promotions and just finished up today with our last big promotion at Menlo Park Mall in Edison NJ.

It has been great meeting everyone who has come out to each of our events to learn a little bit more about Grimlock Manor. We look forward to putting on a great show this October 30th, 31st and November 1st.

We are open every night from 7PM-11PM.
$8 Adults $5 Children - Admission is good for both of our two events!

We will hopefully be able to post a few more pictures of the haunt as we set up so stay tuned but until then here are a few from our event today at Menlo Park Mall!


The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wall Panels!

Hello all,

Its been a little while since our last post but as always we have been hard at work on our sets and we are happy to post a few pictures from our long day of work on wall panels for our main hall room.

These pictures show the panels in their raw form as they progress to completion. It's a long process of painting, staining, ripping and tearing but in the end it is worth it. I am not sure the pictures do the panels all that much justice but up close they look great!

We hope you will come out this October 30th, 31st & November first to see how it all comes together! We promise you a great haunted house & walkthrough graveyard!

More to come!

The Grimlock Manor Crew~
October 30th, 31st & November 1st!
1 Safety Place
Metuchen NJ, 08840
7:30PM - 11PM Nightly.
$8 Adults 13 and up and $5 Children 12 and younger.
Admission allows you into both attractions!!!!
25% of the proceeds will benefit the Metuchen EMS Squad.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Video

Hi everyone,

We wanted to take a minute to post a new video we had made up for Grimlock Manor. Remember the website is up and running now in full force! We are really excited by the feedback we have been getting thus far so if you haven't stopped by yet then please do!

More news and notes to come.


The Grimlock Manor Crew~

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Grimlock Manor is coming!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More pics from the Photoshoot!

Hello again,

Here are a few more pictures from our photo shoot today. We have a lot of photos to sift through but everything should be up this week on our website. We are looking forward to your feedback and we hope you like them!

All the best,

The Grimlock Manor Crew~