Gathering 2017

New England Haunter’s Gathering 17!

We are in our 17th year!  On behalf of all us from the East Coast Haunt Club, Thank you all for making our Gathering one of the longest running of its kind!

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Billerica, MA
Time: 9:30am (start time may change)
Admission: $25

Please Note:  To make your reservation online, click the above Courtyard by Marriott link or call the Hotel directly at (978) 670-7500, or call the Brand Reservations at (800) Marriott (1-800-228-9290).

** Ages 14 and over only please! **
Please Note:  ** All events are intended for Gathering attendees only
Please Note:  ** All start/end times may change

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So far on the agenda….


New England Haunter’s Gathering XVII – 9:30-4:00

~Yet, another way to make things look Dead (Corpsifying without Cotton) by Denny Stanley and Junior Rubio! Denny, along with Special Effects Pro/Creature Creator Junior Rubio, will demonstrate a lesser known (all weather), fast, super simple, and inexpensive corpsifying technique that’s sure to get your undead juices flowing!

Owner/Operator of Las Vegas Props (and President of local chapter “Hold my beer, watch this…” committee) Denny Stanley has been haunting for over 20 years now, as well as creating special effects, monsters and props for several pro and home haunts. Co-presenting with Denny is Junior Rubio, Owner of Nightmare Nevada, professional sculptor, and Movie FX Creature Creator. Visit the webpage:

~New makeup/prosthetic technology/techniques by Tyler Green!Ever hear of a little TV program called “Face Off”? Well, the Haunt Club is very happy to announce Tyler Green from Face Off season 6 and season 11 “All Stars” will be presenting at this year’s Gathering! This presentation will be strictly on the 3D Transfer Application with realistic blood effects provided by EBA (European Body Art).

From “Tyler Green is the owner of Creative Genius LLC, and is an inventor of consumer gadgets and accessories. With an intuitive and innovative approach to the creative process, he uses his artistic ability and skills to work within a variety of industries requiring his expertise in SFX Make up and Education. Tyler’s incredible and unique talents and achievements have been featured over the years in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television.”

For more information on Tyler Green:

~Mask Makeovers by Victor Bariteau – Got a cheap store bought mask that you would be too embarrassed to wear to a Haunt Gathering Party? How about an almost featureless plastic mask that you picked up in a craft store but don’t know what to do with it? Well no need to fear, Victor is here! Victor will teach us how to turn those cheap latex or plastic masks into horrors worthy of any professional haunt. You will learn how to customize masks, alter facial features, add realistic teeth, repaint, age, add hair, etc, to make them stand out. One of a kind masks always impress!

Victor Bariteau has been haunting (home and professional) for more than 20 years, before opening his own haunted attraction: Ghoulie Manor. Victor was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary: The American Scream as well as sculpted and built props for television and movies.

~Big Impact on a Tight Budget by Haunted Farms of America (Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky) – Designing great sets on the cheap requires resourcefulness. In this discussion, we will dive into 3 real world examples that utilized found and purchased materials as well as a creative approach to design. The end results were fun, inexpensive, quality sets. We will cover the process from conception to execution and dig into the details that all work together in order to bring the design to life.

Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky are Co-owners of Haunted Farms of America, Inc. (HFA). Abare carries over 10 years in the advertising and creative industry, and obtained her art education locally from Salem State University. Selecky is a United States Air Force Veteran and was born in Salem, Massachusetts, where he currently lives. Their commitment to quality, passion & attention to detail help guide farms across the country in creating successful Haunted Agritainment attractions. HFA Members have been highlighted by publications such as Modern Farmer, the Travel Channel, HauntWorld Magazine and received numerous awards and rankings. Visit their website:

~SOUNDS LIKE HELL by Dick Terhune (aka The Voice From Hell)Great costume, top-notch makeup–but how do you sound? As a voiceover artist and haunt performer, Dick Terhune’s characters are developed to move the story forward in a variety of conditions and situations. Learn the “VOICE FROM HELL’S” techniques to create and sustain character voices that will put your performance over the top (without damaging your health)!

Dick Terhune is the Haunt Industry’s “Voice From Hell” and Master of the Dark Arts of Advertising and Marketing.  An award winning writer, producer and voice-actor for commercial clients around the world, he has turned his evil genius to the exclusive creation of attention-grabbing, traffic-building advertising, voiceovers and marketing strategies for the Haunt and Dark Amusement Industry. Visit his website:

~Haunter’s Hangout – Please bring one of your homemade props, decorations or special effects and be a part of the spooky show-n-tell.  (This agenda item will depend on the amount of participation.)


Dinner & Costume Ball: Think about it — dinner, dancing and in costume! It doesn’t get better that this! Price is $45 per person and you can use our PayPal option on the sidebar.

Cash bar will be open from 7pm – 12am. ( times may change )
Buffet dinner will be served 7:30pm-8:00pm. ( times may change )

** PLEASE NOTE:  The Dinner/Costume Ball is one price, we cannot charge separately – sorry!

This year’s theme is . . . !


Want some more Tyler. . .Ya you do! Friday, Tyler will conduct a FULL, up close and personal make up demonstration, including questions and answers. Tyler will teach us advanced techniques involving, 3D Pro-Transfers, airbrushing and foam latex prosthetic applications. If that’s not enough, Tyler will transform some poor unwitting victim into a Werewolf from head to toe!

Tyler is getting some samples and price sheets from a few suppliers to hand out during the demo. As well as using his own product that will be available while supplies last!

** PLEASE NOTE: This will cost a little extra and is intended for Gathering attendees.
The price is $55, which includes the cost of the Gathering (ie. If you attend the full make up demo on Friday, you are paying for the Gathering whether you attend or not). We cannot split up the price, sorry no exceptions. Seating is limited and (as always), please RSVP, ASAP

* We are planning to start at 7pm (but as always, start time may change)

Denny’s Make-n-Take!..or ‘Paint-n-Take’, either way you get to take it home! Longtime friend and supporter of the Haunt Club, Denny Stanley of Las Vegas Props, has offered us a Make-n-Take for Friday afternoon. Denny’s shop has created a very cool twisted pumpkin (see picture below) and will show us some painting techniques to give it a spooky professional look while giving it your own personal touch. Ok, I know what you are thinking, “how much is this gonna cost me Haunt Club Guy?” Answer – nothing! Denny has offered everything, an original sculpted pumpkin from his shop (one pumpkin per person), paint, and brushes! Yup, everything! All he asks is to let us know you are coming (so he knows how many to make and ship). I know I sound like a broken record, but please RSVP to Denny’s Make-n-Take. If you like what you see and would like more than 1, Denny can bring extra pumpkins for $5 apiece. Let us know when you RSVP to Denny’s Make-n-Take if you want extras. Want to see Denny sooner? You can catch him on a little TV show called Tanked 🙂

**PLEASE NOTE: Sorry, cannot accept any more people for this event**

* We are planning to start at 3pm (but as always, start time may change)


Beast Feast – If you are coming in Friday, instead of spending money eating out come to the Beast Feast!  Bring one of your favorite ghoulish, homemade haunted cuisines.  Appetizers, desserts, snacks, etc, anything goes. It keeps getting better every year.

FRIDAY NIGHT HORROR SHOW: featuring the Magic of Peter James and Paranormal Entertainer Steve Gibson.

Peter James – Magician and Pro Haunter will be featuring highlights from his show HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACKULAR. Peter has been performing Magic on stage, television, and private events for over 20 years. Peter is currently producing a pro haunt in Somers, CT called Sonny’s Haunted Hayride.

Steve Gibson – Former Pro Haunter that has since turned his attention toward spooky and bizarre historical events. His latest project, Haunted Connecticut, focuses on actual haunted events and artifacts from what many call “The most haunted State in the Union”. Steve will share some highlights from Haunted Connecticut in our Friday Horror Show.


HAUNTED OVERLOAD!!.. Need I say more? Eric Lowther has generously offered us a walkthrough of one of the most creative haunts in New England, Haunted Overload! See a spooktacular work in progress in anticipation of the Halloween Season.

A meeting time/place, to head over to Haunted Overload, will be announced during the Gathering. The plan is to be at Haunted Overload 1:00pm. You can visit the website at:

** PLEASE NOTE: This is attended for Gathering attendees so please hang on to your name badge. You will not be able to join our tour without it.


Silent Auction: To Benefit Team Halloween!

** Last year we raised $1,000.00! Let’s raise more this year! **

As always, some members will be cleaning out and donating their Halloween items for a silent auction to raise money for Team Halloween. Team Halloween is a charitable project, started by Mike Krausert of 13th Gate, that raises money for cancer research & support. All money raised will be donated to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC). So, bring cash and maybe you will find a treasure while contributing to a worthy cause!

 For more information on MBCC, please visit:

Hotel Information  The Courtyard Marriott Billerica, MA is holding a block of rooms for us for Friday August 4, 2017 and Saturday August 5, 2017. The cut off date for our block is July 25, 2017.

– To book via phone, call (800) 228-9290 and identify you are with the East Coast Haunt Club to get our rate.

Door Prizes  You don’t have to be a business to donate a door prize. Whether you own a business or simply have a prize to contribute, the East Coast Haunt Club and its gathering attendees would appreciate any donation! Please contact

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