Friday, November 14, 2014

Our 2nd Annual Customer Showcase

The fog has settled, the Trick or Treaters have gone home, and everything is safely packed away for next year. Well, maybe not all of it. Here at Spectral Illusions headquarters, we can't admit Halloween is over. Some great customers have submitted pictures and video of our effects in use in their haunts and we're thrilled to be able to show them all to you. If you haven't sent yours in yet, you still can. Either email us, post it on our Facebook page or tag it with #SpectralShowcase on Twitter.

Richard and Julie Yates of Southern California sent in a picture and video of Daisy the Ghost Bride and Waking the Dead in their haunt.

Daisy is set inside their window, an excellent way to hide the projector.

Waking the Dead was displayed inside an ice chest, a inventive hiding place for him. This was their first year to use projection effects. We're looking forward to seeing what they come up with in the future!

Brian Willes of Nightmare on Hickory Lane also in Southern California created a very impressive Pepper's Ghost display featuring Phantom Wraith. No wonder people came back to ask how it was done!

Oscar Alvarez DelaCuadra‎ of Mexico sent this great picture of Daisy projected on a shaped form. If you ever wanted to know what kind of difference a couple of yards of tulle makes to add dimensionality to her form, here you go!

User Defenestrator from sent this video including Restless Spirit at about 1:23 and Ghostly Hearse at around 2:05. They made an excellent addition to a skeleton themed haunt.

If you ever wanted to use a video effect, but didn't think you had the space, check out this project from Showcase Displays. They posted this gem on their Facebook Page. Using a smartphone in a darkened environment makes a surprising addition to your Halloween, and it can fit on a tabletop!

Finally, if you're looking for a good tutorial for Pepper's Ghost, especially for use in small spaces, check out this one on Instructables from Wall.O.Ween Halloween Yard Haunt. It is very detailed and well written.

Thank you again for your submissions! We're already looking forward to next year.

Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

LA Live Steamers' Ghost Train opens tonight!

One of our favorite haunts in Los Angeles is opening tonight! LA Live SteamersGhost Train in Griffith Park will be open Oct 17-19, 24-26,and 30-Nov. 2. They are open from 7-10, and they're amazing! Ride a train and see some great haunting! It's their annual fundraiser, so check it out!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Only 6 weeks until Halloween!

There's only 6 weeks left until Halloween!

The spookiest time of the year is nearly here! Plans are in the works, but have you gotten your Spectral Illusions yet?

From now until September 24th (at midnight!) you can get 10% off your purchase of Spectral Illusions if you enter 380Z5866 at checkout.

For purchases of 3 or more effects, you can enter 26498951 at checkout for 15% off!

All effects are available for purchase on our website!

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Happy Haunting!

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Our 2nd Anniversary!

It's been two wonderful years since Spectral Illusions opened our virtual doors!

In that time, we've released 16 effects and had the privilege to work on some really amazing custom work for some great clients! You can see our work in theme parks, professional and amateur haunts, and even on buildings! We are so happy to have had the opportunity to make an impact on people's haunts.

To commemorate the last two amazing years, we're having a sale! We are offering 10% off all of our effects or 15% off 3 or more effects.

For 10% off, just enter Y67HL321 at checkout.
For 15% off 3 or more effects, just enter 09T9584Q at checkout.

Act fast because this sale only lasts until Saturday, August 2 at Midnight!

Happy Haunting!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Fire In the Hole!

Spectral Illusions, in collaboration with Garner Holt Productions, has created custom CG projection effects for the explosive finale of the Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm. We are thrilled to be able to contribute to this historic ride and help update it for a whole new generation of park visitors.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Announcing Four New Effects for 2014!

We are very excited to announce that we have 4 new effects for the 2014 season!

First up is Phantom of the Park: Was this the kooky old spook who burned down the abandoned amusement park? The effect is designed for use with a projector and is great for projecting on a scrim or screen or for use in a Pepper's Ghost setup.

Electric Specter: A bolt of lightning awakens this electrifying entity who delivers a shock of his own. The effect is designed for use with a projector and is great for projecting on a scrim or screen or for use in a Pepper's Ghost setup.

Creepy Peepers: Something's watching you from the cover of darkness. Let's just hope they don't have sharp teeth! This effect is designed for use with a 22-27" monitor.

Forsaken Prisoner: Left for dead, this forgotten skeleton wants to escape from his nightmare. This effect is designed for use with a 22-27" monitor.

They are all NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on our website Happy Haunting!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Did you miss out on the ScareLA Presale?

We are really looking forward to exhibiting at ScareLA this August, and we hope you'll come see us in our booth. So, in case you missed out on the PreSale, we've managed to secure a discount code for Spectral Illusions fans! Just enter SPECTRALSCARE for 25% off your ticket purchase (except the VIP level) at checkout, and get ready for a great show! The code expires at 12:01AM Thursday May 22, so get them quick!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

We're going to some Trade Shows, so come by our booth!

In just a couple of weeks, we'll be flying out to Columbus, OH to exhibit at the Midwest Haunters Convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It runs June 7&8, so come by and see us in Booth 106! There will be NEW effects released just in time for the show, so come see them in person.

In August, we'll be exhibiting again at ScareLA. We had a great time last year, and we're expecting a great show again this year. It runs August 9 &10 at LA Mart in downtown Los Angeles.  They're running a pre-sale until the end of the day Monday (May 19) with 30% off.  The code is on the ticket sales page HERE.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at both shows!