Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Creepy Little Guy

There was something striking yet off-putting about this Halloween decoration at Home Goods. It kind of reminded us of the cannibal pygmies from 2001's The Mummy Returns or the voodoo doll from 1975's Trilogy Of Terror. We could imagine seeing this decoration sitting on someone's front porch on Halloween night standing still, but as you walk by, you swear that you just saw it move from the corner of your eye. And then all of a sudden, it takes off after you running at full speed. Pass!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

1894 Design Studio Creations

A couple of weeks ago at a festival we found and purchased the coolest/scariest/creepiest artisan made doll in the world from the 1894 Design Studio artist booth named "Diane of the Dead". The artist now has an Etsy Shop featuring their "1890-Gore" bear/doll designs:
Ghoulishly creepy one of a kind works of art!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Creature Prop Done Stamp

The Creature prop is going to be out in the yard facing the house which posed a new problem for us. We typically have our standing mannequins up against the house facing out, so we've never really had to worry much about how their side profiles look. The Creature looked great from the front but from the side it looked like a stick figure. Mrs. Haunted Eve's problem solving skills saved the day: a small backpack stuffed with air filled packing pillows gave the Creature's back a fishlike dorsal curve. Then the Creature had a dress rehearsal with some additional draping of fabric and faux vines to represent seaweed. This is basically how the mannequin is going to look on Halloween.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Pre-Haunt Outdoor Halloween Decorations Are Up

We put up our "pre-haunt" outdoor Halloween decorations late last week.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Diane Of The Dead Doll

We went to the Purple Painted Lady Art Festival for the first time today, despite living only 13 minutes away from it for years now. It was way bigger than we had imagined and we found perhaps the world's scariest/creepiest doll for sale there: Diane of the Dead. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy this one of a kind artisan doll. She was quite the attention getter on our way out of the festival! Definitely going to be used in next year's haunt.