Saturday, October 27, 2007

Backlit Foggy Graveyard

I did a fog machine test tonight with a PVC pipe chiller to make sure everything was functioning properly. I shot this image from my porch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Flaming Pumpkin

This house safe version of a flaming pumpkin is modeled after the awesome real versions on

Check out the video below the still photo.

Survive the UNdead this Halloween

The folks at Common Craft are worried about you and your brain this Halloween. You see, it's zombie season and they want you to be prepared. To help, they made this 3 minute video that will make sure you survive, brain intact.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Somthing Got into Charlie Thrasher Prop Frame

I had a request from fellow haunter Slimy to post some pictures of the frame and motor mount used in my Something Got into Charlie prop.

Here's a link to some additional photos.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

10 Foot Witch Catches Possessed Little Girl

This giant witch caught a wicked little girl this afternoon in our back yard. She went on to boil the evil child in the cauldron right after this photo.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

How Much Is That Zombie in the Window?

Our zombie decided he wanted to look out the window until he can work his way outside. There also seems to be a green glow coming from the half coffin tonight.

Moon Over Our House

I took a picture of our house tonight with the moon just over the ridge line. The moon is blurry but the props look pretty good.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Something Got Into Charlie

Charlie was on his way home to the suburbs after a long day at the office. As he arrived in the driveway, he felt as if his was going to be sick. He had no idea what was about to happen to him...

View the video here...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Spazm in a Cage

I built a cage for Spazm. He's made by Morbid Industries. I hung him out on the porch tonight to get some lighting ideas.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Scarecrow Prop Up for Halloween 2007

We have officially begun decorating for the Halloween 2007 season for this year. Our Pumpkinrot scarecrow has taken it's place between the corn stalks. The ground breaker toe pincher coffin was also put out.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Trick 'r Treat Sam

Below is a stylized image of a prop I'm working on for this year. Here's what it is based on...

"Trick 'r Treat"

Michael Dougherty's new horror movie, produced by Bryan Singer. "Trick 'r Treat" is four interwoven stories that take place on Halloween with such characters as a staid high school principal who is a Halloween serial killer, a college-age virgin seeking that special guy, a woman who hates dressing up for Halloween and whose husband is obsessed with the holiday and a group of young teens who pull a cruel prank.

View the trailer.

The rules of Halloween:
1. Wear a costume.
2. Hand out treats.
3. Never blow out a jack o' lantern.
4. And ALWAYS check your candy.

While little is known about the character, the most haunting image of Trick 'r Treat is Sam, the Spirit of Halloween who enforces the holiday's ancient traditions. To the untrained eye, Sam looks like a little boy out for a night of gathering candy, but what's hidden under the orange footy-pajamas is anything but sweet. The burlap sack with button eyes and a stitched-on smile shrouds something sinister, and while his half-eaten lollipop may look like a tasty treat, when wielded by little Sam, it becomes a deadly weapon. If Sam appears on your doorstep this Halloween, you better be wearing a costume and you better have a bowl full of treats, or you'll be in for one hell of a trick.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dry Halloween

Here's a Halloween episode of Tiki Bar TV.