Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Next Big Thing

The popularity of ziplines hit the USA about 5 years ago just when we opened the zipline tour in 2010.  The flying pig commercial from Geico was one of the big influences that brought the idea of zipping into the homes of America.  The natural expansion to our zipline tour is a High Ropes Challenge Course.  The adventure parks are massively popular in Europe and just now are we seeing them at Universities and city parks.  Kersey Valley High Ropes will be the next big thing to hit the Triad area for families and corporate groups.  Perfect for birthday parties to team building with the management teams or just a fun family outing.  Construction began in November 2014 and Grand Opening is set for April 1st 2015. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Halloween 365

Here at Kersey Valley Spookywoods, we are working year-round to bring you the scariest film quality characters, sets, and more! 
 
 
 
 
 
We're currently in full production, which typically begins each November with the writing of the script.  Everyone always seems surprised to see us working on a haunted house so "early" in the year, but man,it's a full time job! 
We create custom costume pieces for 100+ actors and staff, you won't find Freddy or Jason lurking in these woods!  Our show is 100% original. 
 
 
We design, build, paint and prop each scene down to the smallest detail. 
 









 The majority of our Masks, Creature costumes, makeup prosthetics and more are made in-house by our art department. 


Sometime we order props and masks, just like the ones you can purchase at your local Halloween store.  We alter them using many different techniques.  

Remember to follow Kersey Valley's blog to see future tutorials and more behind-the-scenes with our talented build crew and art department.   

Meet our Art Department:
 
Art Director, Show Director & Writer: Amber Michael
 
Special Effects Coordinator, Show Director & Writer: Joh Harp
 
Head of Wardrobe: Victoria Singleton
 
Fabrication Artist, Scenic Painter: David Harp
 
Fabrication Artist, Scenic Painter: Joel Sarvis 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Water Tag at High Point University

Just got to High Point University and we have began our prep work for a night of water tag. HPU wanted to relieve a little stress before summer exams started next week. So what's better than running around shooting your friends with a blast of water!?!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Design Fever

Our design team of Joh Harp, FX supervisor,  and Amber Michael, Art Director,  have been working through the winter designing all new experiences for our loyal Spookywoods fans.  The haunted attraction bar is continuously raised higher to bring our fans more detail and creative design to take the haunt a notch higher than the year before.  During the off season between November and March Joh and Amber have caught Design Fever once again as they retreat from the cold to hit the sketch pads.  The new layouts have been approved and now the sourcing of materials and the building of the new season is around the corner.

The art department also includes Victoria Singleton our costume designer for Spookywoods.  She is the brainchild behind all the amazing costumes that bring our characters to life in the haunted house.  She spends many hours creating the little details for our actors.  On your next visit take note as most of our guest are to interested in getting away from the actors they don't have time to notice. 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Haunt Season Put To Rest

We opened on September Friday the 13th with an amazing record breaking attendance.   The season was the best in our history with almost perfect weather.  It's time to pack away all the scary stuff and prepare for 2014 with brain storming sessions and budget planning starting in December.  We are headed off to IAAPA convention in Orlando to see what's new and maybe get some ideas of what we can add to Kersey Valley.

Thanks to all that came out to Spookywoods 2013!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Halloween Season Begins

Kersey Valley Spookywoods opened the earliest date ever in history to a record breaking crowd on September Friday 13th.  The word spread like a viral video across the social networking sites and focused in on an unprecedented low price of only $13.  It was a clear cool night the culminated into the perfect night to kick off the season.

There is still room for blood donors to get a BOGO offer at the local blood drive locations.  See http://spookywoods.com/spookywoods-redcross.htm for a list of locations.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New employee in Gotcha Covered

Processing photos!

Kersey Valley Expands The Farm

This week Kersey Valley, Inc. has made it's first move towards the building of an event center for weddings, corporate meetings, prom dances and parties.  A 10+ acre track of land adjoining the Kersey Valley complex was purchased for parking and space for the new event center this week growing the farm to over 60+ acres.

The next item on the list is to bring city water down Kersey Valley Rd to supply the farm with the volume of water needed for a fire suppression system for the building.  The Kersey Valley team is excited to see this dream of an events center finally starting to take shape.  Keep up with all the events and attractions on www.kerseyvalley.com


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The World's Scariest Haunted Attractions

Check out this poster in the next issue of Fangoria Magazine that features Kersey Valley Spookywoods as one of the scariest haunted attractions in the world.


Spookywoods Featured in Fangoria Magazine


Kersey Valley Spookywoods is being featured in Fangoria Magazine as one of the scariest haunted attractions in the world!  The FX team at Kersey Valley makes the cover with two of their monsters.