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3-4“ thick foam (enough to fill a doorframe)

Additional foam materials to build up the look of the door (check home improvement store for round foam for filling cracks in sidewalks, and thin foam strips meant for placing on top of foundations between concrete and wood deck).

Motor with control (or rotesserie motor)

3/4“ PVC and bolts/nuts for movement mechanism

10 or 12 gauge fencing wire (ranch store)

1) Place a motor inside an enclosed area (such as the closet inside my garage) in the center of the doorframe, about 3‘ off the floor.

2) Attach PVC or other mechanism which will push and pull the center of the door as the motor rotates. I used 3/4“ PVC with bolts, attaching the main rod about 3-4” off center causing the total push / pull to be about 7 or 8 inches.

3) Combine thick foam to fill the door fram by pushing heavy gauge wire through the foam to hold it together. Allow the top and bottom wire to extend about 2“ past either side so they can be inserted into holes in the doorframe (attaching the foam to the door at the top and bottom).

4) Attach thepush / pull rod to the center of the door, by drilling a hole through it and running the wire hold the foam together through it.

5) Dress up the door by applying thin layers of foam or other flexible material to the base foam with hot glue.

6) Attach a door handle, or create one from a wood or trim materials.

7) Paint it making it look aged and decrepit.

8) Adjust the motor speed (if you have a speed control) to a speed which you find acceptably creepy... And trigger the event or let it run continuosly.

We were trying to get a really creepy bedroom scene, and what’s more creepy than a door which appears to be bulging as if a monster is on the other side trying to burst through. This effect is actually fairly simple to create which some foam and a motor.

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