I love fog in haunts. Who doesn’t? When done properly, it can transform a scene from static to haunting. People walking through low-laying fog will always wonder if there is something in it waiting to capture them. It’s then that you can play tricks on the mind. Creepy music? Snake-like things barely visible. Maybe a suction into a box? Making them think they are about to find out what is within.
So it’s a bit of a surprise to people when they ask why I haven’t included it in some haunt or another. Here are some reasons to not bother with it.
- Time – it takes a lot to thoroughly setup and test.
- Complexity – pushing fog out is easy. Trying to manipulate it is another thing.
- Mother Nature – even the slightest wind will cause your fog to go all over the place.
I love fog and have ideas on how to make something incredible with it. I just leave it as one of the last pieces of the puzzle. Something that, “if I have time,” I will do it.