Home Haunting for Mere Mortals

My name is Roger Hayes, and I've been running the award-winning haunt, Hayes Haunt, for many years. My haunt has been featured in local newspapers, and even received the Home Haunter's "Best Walk Through Haunt" in 2011.

I've always wished for a book that could help me with new ideas for haunt projects or give me guidance to understand how I could make my haunt even better. While there are many great books with project ideas, I couldn't find a book that helped me know how to get started in planning a haunt or help me make my haunt more "authentic". So I decided to make my own book with the help of my talented photographer friend, Tami Stillion (of Palm Leaf Photography).  After six years this beautifully photographed and illustrated visual guide is is finally available to buy.

Size: 8.5"x11", 210 pages, soft cover.

Full-Color Page Spreads

The book showcases instructions, drawings and excellent photographic examples of the ideas actually used in our real live haunted house.  Learn how to make props, or use what you see in the book to inspire your own creative ideas.

Sample Pages

Excellent and well thought instruction helps you every step of the way.  Learn how to plan, how to layout, how to light, and how to create an ambiance that will thrill your visitors.

Why Should You Buy?

"Home Haunting for Mere Mortals" has over 600 full-color photos and illustrations to instruct and inspire you.

"Home Haunting for Mere Mortals" will show you how to:

  • Design a haunt from scratch.
  • Make a custom haunt layout
  • Direct foot traffic through your haunt
  • Add details to give your haunt a sense of realism
  • Use lighting to enhance and set the moods
  • Build a variety of coffins
  • Build a monster from head to toe
  • Build an entire graveyard
    • Gravestones from scratch
    • Fencing with columns made from PVC and plywood!
    • A crypt with a floating ghost
  • And much, MUCH more!


The book has loads of ideas for beginners to advanced haunters.

The book is filled with tips and tricks of the trade which will save you countless hours. 

By applying the techniques and tricks learned from "Home Haunting for Mere Mortals", you can create an attraction that will scare and impress others.