Friday, September 22, 2023

Local Yard Haunt 2023

One of the long time local yard haunts is up for 2023.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Stella The Man-Eater From Manayunk

One of Mr. Haunted Eve's fond memories as a teenager was watching "Saturday Night Dead" out of Philadelphia after watching Saturday Night Live out of NYC. Mr. Haunted Eve was fortunate enough to be able to pick up both NYC and Philadelphia broadcasts from where he grew up in NJ. Saturday Night Dead (SND) had its own vivacious horror movie hostess, Stella The Man-Eater From Manayunk/Daughter of Desire. Stella was played by Philadelphia native actress/comedienne Karen Scioli. While Mr. Haunted Eve enjoyed the featured horror movies on SND, it was the antics of Stella that kept him staying up late those Saturday nights. Instead of a talking magic mirror or crystal ball, Stella had a talking "Bed". In fact, the only movie that Mr. Haunted Eve can remember watching of worth from SND was "The Tomb of Ligeia", a Roger Corman Edgar Allen Poe adaptation starring Vincent Price.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Voodoo Priest Staff

We had purchased this Doll Head Staff prop from a local Spirit Halloween on sale right after Halloween last year. The problem with the staff was that it's kid's height, but it turns out it's just latex over a hollow PVC pipe. We inserted a painted wooden dowel to make the staff just the right height to work with our Voodoo Priest mannequin for this year's haunt.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Voodoo Themed Yard Haunt 20th Anniversary

20 years ago we did a Voodoo themed yard haunt for Halloween 2003. The haunt theme was inspired by the 1966 Hammer Horror film "The Plague Of Zombies". We're reimagining our 2003 haunt with a Haunted Bayou themed haunt for Halloween 2023. Below are photos from our 2003 haunt along with the movie trailer that inspired it.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Halloween Past 2002

Hard to believe this haunt was over two decades ago. This was our first themed haunt and we were really happy with how it turned out. Unfortunately all the digital camera photos of the haunt are low-res, which we deliberately chose to do at the time so that we could "easily" upload them over dial-up internet and share them online via our free "Geocities" website.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Trick-Or-Treat Candy 2023

Halloween trick-or-treat candy gets a "Done!" stamp. We aren't messing around this year: 144 full sized Twix bars. Not bothering with making treat bags. Also not bothering with the variety boxes of full sized bars because we've gotten comments like "Why did so-and-so get a Kit-Kat bar and I only got a Hershey Bar?" or "But I wanted a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup too." one too many times. You'll get a full sized Twix bar and like it!