Friday, March 17, 2023

2023 Haunt Jack-O-Lantern Candles

We just recently received our custom order of Bananas Foster scented candles from The Smell Of Fear Candle Company for this year's Haunted Bayou yard haunt theme. Last year's Caramel Buttered Popcorn candles were a huge success, as well as 2021's Smoky Cinnamon Whisky candles. We love to make our annual Halloween yard haunt display a multisensory experience.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Jack-O-Lanterns 2017

We don't believe we ever posted this jack-o-lantern group photo taken after our 2017 haunt. We often try to do a group photo of our carved jack-o-lanterns after each haunt, but weather and timing don't always cooperate. Sometimes we're so exhausted after Halloween we just want to get the front of the house cleaned up before the weather gets really bad!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Halloween In The 70s

Mr. Haunted Eve found the following article the other day and found it to be quite humorous! It accurately describes what trick-or-treating on Halloween was like for Mr. and Mrs. Haunted Eve when we were children in the 1970s.
The Treats Of Halloween: The Little Things by Jason Marshall

Friday, January 27, 2023

2023 Yard Haunt: Aedicula Prop Conceptual Design

Over the years we have collected parts and pieces for haunt prop builds that never came to fruition for various reasons. So what do you do with two decorative wooden corbels that were too big for your 2017 mini-mausoleum build, a decorative pediment that was too small for even a mini-mausoleum roof, and a skull plaque you never found a use for? You build an "aedicula" that will be about 4 feet tall! From Wikipedia: In ancient Roman religion, an aedicula is a small shrine, and in classical architecture refers to a niche covered by a pediment or entablature supported by a pair of columns and typically framing a statue.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Saturday, January 7, 2023

2023 Skeleton Mods

Did some ocular surgery on the Moviegoer Skeletons and gave them all red jeweled domes for their LED eyes for our 2023 haunted bayou themed yard haunt. Used black hot melt glue sticks to seal the jewel domes in the sockets since there won't be 3D glasses to cover them up this time around. Later this year the entire skeletons are going to get hand painted with outdoor Mod Podge infused with aqua glow in the dark pigment and a sealer spray coat of matte polyurethane. We're going to stage the skeletons around our tree out front, drape them with faux vines/Spanish moss and light them with black light landscaping floodlights we got from Amazon.