Tuesday, May 17, 2022

What Are The Odds?

We announced that we were doing a classic horror movie monster theme for our 2022 haunt on this blog several times since November, right down to having "Moviegoer" skeleton props. So what are the odds? We're going to have a standing Frankenstein's Monster prop too, so there!😛

Monday, May 2, 2022

Attic Hatch Yard Haunt 2022 VerMonstrosities

Happy to see that the Attic Hatch Yard Haunt has started work on their new prop project for 2022, the VerMonstrosities.
Attic hatch is one of the most unique and creative yard haunts you'll ever see. It's basically an "Atom Age" giant monster themed haunt, with one of a kind, giant monster props that appear to be inspired from movies such as 1955's "Tarantula", 1957's "The Deadly Mantis", with a heavy dose of the H.G. Wells novel and corresponding movie "The Food Of The Gods". The haunt is truly a sculptural art display.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Giant Pumpkins

It's sometimes fun to go through our old photos of previous haunts and rediscover things you've done in the past that have faded away from your memory. This photo is from our 2010 haunt, our first haunt at the "new" house. A co-worker grew the giant pumpkin that season and donated it to our haunt. It was so heavy that it had to be cleaned and carved on the lawn where it was going to go.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Nosferatu 100th Anniversary Limited Edition ESP Guitar

Absolutely gorgeous guitar. The image is a "pyrograph", it is burned into the maple top on this chambered mahogany guitar. They're only making 15 of them. 
More info here.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Midsummer Scream 2022

Thought this looked really interesting. We're sure there will be lots of photos and videos posted on social media from this event this summer.
https://midsummerscream.org/
This July 29-31, Midsummer Scream will debut their Museum of Halloween, featuring a variety of vintage collectibles, costumes, and more, alongside original artwork created just for the event, celebrating the culture, community, and even commercialism of the spooky season.
Curated by Stephanie Anne Jöens, the museum will span the history of Halloween in America, including pieces from her own personal collection, as well as original artworks and cherished antiques submitted by members of the spooky community.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Smell Of Fear Candle Company

We've received our custom order of "Caramel Buttered Popcorn" scented 4oz candles for the 2022 haunt's jack-o-lanterns from The Smell Of Fear Candle Company and they smell "DELICIOUS!" The candle scent will compliment our "Classic Horror Movie Monsters" theme. We find the 4oz small jar candles are the perfect size for jack-o-lanterns.

Friday, January 21, 2022

First Prop Build Of 2022

For our "Classic Horror Movie Monsters" theme we wanted to add something "kitschy" to the haunt to convey the theme, so we decided to add some "Moviegoer Skeleton" props for the haunt. We bought some plastic 3D red & blue lens glasses, but the color of the lenses would have been lost over the black eyes of the skeletons. So we installed a pair of white LED lights and covered them with red and blue Fender guitar amp style "jewel dome" light covers to diffuse the light and enhance the color of the lenses.