Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Haunted Product Review...Froggy's Fog Products




One of the only reasons that I do reviews is to help YOU have an educated haunted opinion on what works and what needs work in the wonderful world of Hallowe'en.  This is why I bring you one of the staples of any self-respecting haunt...fog.  It's kind of hard to mimic the exact atmospheric conditions that make a lovely patch of low lying fog but NOT that hard when you have a fog machine, fog juice and a fog chiller.  I'm not going to go into the different types of fog chillers, you can Google it and get all the plans that you could possibly need or want, or the different types of fog machines (from cheapie WalMart's to one of the 1500 watt bad boys from Chauvet) but I WILL give you a heads up on the people that can make the fog that the machines produce a lot better...Froggy's Fog.

I have used their products for several years now and I will attest to the fact that there is a MAJOR significant improvement in their fog fluid than the over the counter stuff you find in any drug store chain or retailer.



Freezin' Fog Juice is my weapon of choice in the Final Unresting Place Cemetery...From their website:
 Froggys Freezin Fog is a water based fog machine fluid formulated to create optimum low lying fog effects for outdoor graveyard scenes. It is super thick on the front end and creates the perfect graveyard ground fog but here comes the good part; it is formulated to hang in the air to create the spooky graveyard scene as well. You get a 2 for 1 deal with the Freezin Fog that you miss out on if you use a Fast Dissipating Fluid outdoors. It is compatible with the American DJ Mister Kool Fog Machine. Freezin Fog, also known as, "Sta-Lo", "Kool Fog" or "Chiller Fog" is perfectly formulated for all water based fog machines. This fog juice was designed to be the best Halloween Fog for Outdoor Graveyard Scenes! Freezin Fog can also be used with Ice Chest Chillers, Trash Can Chillers, Kool Kore Chillers etc...
Please note that you HAVE to use a fog chiller for this fog to work.  And I will say that the boxed ones that you put ice cubes in do NOT work!  I encourage you to build one of the many easy fog chillers one afternoon (yes you CAN do it!).  I use an ice chest chiller and it works spectacularly!


Froggys Swamp Fog Juice is a water based fog machine fluid formulated to create an extremely long lasting / super long hang time fog. When you hear about Froggy's Fog, you almost always hear the words Swamp Juice as well. It is being used by thousands of theme parks, haunted attractions, laser tags, skating rinks, family entertainment centers, nightclubs and in many more places. It has been featured on the TV Show "World's Greatest..." as the World's Greatest Fog and Froggys Fog has even won the International Association of Haunted Attractions Vendor Excellence Award for all the great things Swamp Juice has done for the Haunted Attractions Industry. Some of our great clients are Universal Studios, Busch Gardens and Six Flags. Swamp Juice has also been used by the military in Urban Warfare Training Centers and by Police and Fire Departments for Simulated Smoke Training. It is perfect for so many applications they are hard to name, but if you want an extremely long lasting fog with great dispersion properties, and does not have an obnoxious odor this is it. Froggys Swamp Fog Juice can be used in any water based fog machine. It is made from the highest quality pharmaceutical grade chemicals and with the amazing results you will see from this fluid, it makes Froggys Swamp Fog Juice the perfect alternative to high priced retail fog fluids. All Froggys Fog and Haze Fluids are made from lab-grade UV-Filtered de-ionized water and pharmaceutical grade chemicals, each approved by the FDA.

I've used Swamp Juice...Love it but found it is a little too thick for my haunt.  We're talking pea soup here!

  Froggys Fog Juice is a water based fog machine fluid formulated to create a high density, medium hang time fog. It is perfect for DJ's, skating rinks, laser tags, bowling alleys, concerts and for general lighting enhancement. Froggys Fog Juice can be used in any water based fog machine. It is made from the highest quality pharmaceutical grade chemicals and with the amazing results you will see from this fluid, it makes Froggys Fog Juice the perfect alternative to high priced retail fog fluids. All Froggys Fog and Haze Fluids are made from lab-grade UV-Filtered de-ionized water and pharmaceutical grade chemicals, each approved by the FDA.

I haven't used this one but I would have no problem with their claims or quality.

This year, I'm trying something new...One of the good  absolutely marvelous things about Froggy's Fog is that it is VERY low odor, if at all.  I can remember the smell of burning fog fluid in my machines when I was just starting to haunt and I do admit that there is some nostalgia about that smell, like the smell of a burnt jack o' lantern's lid.  But I've grown up a little and gotten to be a Hallowe'en snob so to speak,  I'm trying out some Fog Scents from Froggy's Fog (I figure that they make the fog fluid, then they know what they're doing).  Here are the three scents I've purchased and my description of the scents:

Rain Forest--Closing my eyes I can smell the dirt of a newly dug grave.  There's the slight hint of moist green leaves in the fragrance with a subtle touch of pine. THIS should have been named Graveyard at Midnight!  Excellent scent for the old decrepit bone garden!

Forest--A deep scent, like that of a pine tree.  This has a bright woodsy scent, I like it, a lot, but it's a little too "happy" for my deep, dark purposes.  This would be the IDEAL Christmas fog scent!

Gothic--A heavy ethereal perfume from somewhere unknown.   The residue from decades of censers swinging their sublime incense throughout a crumpled church.  Might mix a tad with Rain Forest just to see what I might get; hopefully the scent of a damp graveyard with a hint of dark perfume from unknown places.

Bottom line...fast shipping and the nicest people that you could want to meet.  A couple of dollars more than what you buy on the shelf but so worth it for the beautiful thick plumes of fog that come billowing out! I'm excited about the scents, I think that it will add dimension to The Final Unresting Place that hasn't been there before.

Froggy's Fog

3 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Great review! The first time I saw their display at Hauntcon I knew I had to have their fog...frogs in your marketing work for the frog queen. And one of the owners names is Chris (like that too) and he loves good Cabs....wow, see, I had to buy fog from them.

I have used all three types and like swamp juice best for our large yard.

I am so excited that they have sents. I have been buying from Sinster scents for a while, great prodcut, not great service.

I am going to mix gothic and rainforest together for the display!

Goody!!!

Cheers!

PumpkinLady said...

I stumbled upon Target's site searching for new Halloween items, and I found Froggy's Freezin Fog Juice. It didn't say if was sold in stores yet, but it is out there! I'm hoping it's in stores and will become a staple vs the crappy stuff they do sell!

Mr. Macabre said...

Really! That's interesting that a big box place would buy Froggy's Fog because the other stuff is so cheap (i.e. less profits).
The fog fluid on the shelf is a LOT thinner viscosity and has that burning odor I can't stand.