If you have been to a haunted house or ever built a home haunt you have probably come across the black plastic sheeting everyone likes to use. This material is great because it has so many uses. You can use it to black out areas you do not want visitors to see, it works great as an extension over your walls to the ceiling if your in a warehouse to block out all the piping and other stuff in the ceiling. I have even seen entire mazes made out of this stuff, not very reliable but it is very common with home haunts.
The nightmare comes in the fact that when you go to your local hardware store and buy a roll of black plastic it is not fire retardant. So you are basically buying what will turn into dripping hot tar if it comes in contact with flames. In the case of us going pro this is a big no no. Everything we use has to be coated with fire retardant. This means going to the local hardware store is not going to cut it when you want black plastic and as I have found out contacting many manufacturers about getting this stuff is hard because they do not normally do it in black but will put a order together for you if you order a pallet of the stuff. Well a pallet of this stuff when it comes at 8′ by 100′ means you are gonna have enough of it to last the rest of your life. Normally we only need 1 or 2 rolls of fire retardant black plastic and maybe 4 or 5 if your a home haunt doing an entire maze out of it.
I have found a supplier of black plastic that is fire retardant which is perfect for your haunted house. This material is made 100% in the US and passes the NFPA 701-04 and CA Fire Marshal Title 19 so you should be covered wherever you are when it comes to fire code but check with your local fire marshal or inspector just to make sure. If it turns out they are not going to require you to have that then the is great and all but still go with the fire retardant stuff for safety purposes.
You can get a 8 foot by 100 foot roll of fire retardant black plastic for $99.00 plus shipping and handling.