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June 2017

Seaglass Carousel

The Seaglass Carousel contains 30 large fiberglass fish which are internally illuminated with color-changing LED light fixtures and outfitted with an integrated audio system, and each fish is designed to recall the bioluminescence found deep in the ocean. The show’s underwater atmosphere is created through LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors hung [...]

March 2017

Puzzle Break: Dueling Escape Game

Dark Tech Effects had the pleasure of working with Puzzle Break on their current expansion in Seattle, WA.  We were responsible for programming and installation of a dueling escape game themed as a Seance.  We provided show control, lighting, audio equipment, and a custom graphical user interface for the game masters. The dueling aspect of [...]

October 2016

Escape Game Industry

Dark Tech Effects has serviced many escape game attractions using our different areas of expertise. From programming a digital playback machine for a pre-show and countdown timer to designing, programming, and installing full attractions and puzzles. We have also created and installed GUI's (graphic user interfaces) for game masters to take full control over the [...]

October 2013

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare

Dark Tech Effects was tasked with designing the audio and lighting system, all show control, queue line system, and new transparent video / CGI effects for the new Rob Zombie attraction at the LA County Fairplex. This new event includes three amazing haunted attractions inspired by Rob Zombie's cult classic movies. The three attractions are: [...]

Horseman’s Hollow

Dark Tech Effects programmed and installed interactive scene lighting for Horseman's Hollow haunted walkthrough at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Each scene can be triggered by the actor(s) to give the guests that special scare. We also designed and installed two Pepper's Ghost video projection effects that let guests come face to face with [...]

October 2011

The Nest

Dark Tech Effects traveled to The Nest in Phoenix, AZ to install and program many different lighting and projection effects. Some of these visual effects included projection mapping bugs inside of a toilet, bugs crawling inside a refrigerator, and ghosts that eerily fly from a coffin into the night sky. We also installed over 70 [...]

September 2011


Dark Tech Effects has worked with Spookywoods for many seasons.  We have created audio effects and atmospheres that guests hear throughout Spookywoods. We mixed tracks for scenes such as a Subway Crash, NYC sewers, Tool Shed, Bee Swarm, and the brand new attraction Zombie Hunt. Dark Tech Effects also programmed a Saw themed attraction. Audio, [...]

June 2011

Kersey Valley Zipline Aerial Tours

Kersey Valley Zipline Aerial Tours is an all new attraction and is from the creators of Spookywoods. Designed as the gold standard for safety through the ACCT guidelines for installation, training and certification, the Kersey Valley Ziplines is one of the largest zip line tours in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dark Tech Effects filmed their new [...]

October 2009

Morbid Curiosity (The Séance)

Morbid Curiosity is an extra sensory interactive haunt parlor experience where special effects help aid in contacting the spirits. This attraction was built for Spookywoods in North Carolina. Guests enter the seance room where they can take in the surrounding oddities and antiques as others are shown their seat. The host of the evening details [...]

Fright World

Frightworld has five themed haunted attractions with a 20 foot tall man-made waterfall. For this project automated lighting was installed for all five facades including the waterfall. Professional voice overs were recorded and lighting was programmed to synchronize with the audio. There are 7 shows programmed, one for each haunted house, one for the waterfall, [...]