Sunday, September 26, 2010

Life Lessons in Haunting

I was dead set on doing Troupe Macabre as my theme this year. I was really looking forward to it, and had a whole spiel for my role as the Carnival Barker. But, to say the least, life intervened. I was feeling very stressed, and due to a busy schedule, didn't get many Sideshow-themed props built. Two nights ago, my stepdad, Ben, suggested that in order to actually some stress free fun on Halloween, simply build on last year's display (Scarecrow Hill), because I had so many "Traditional Hallowe'en" props, why not simply add to that collection. Life gives you pumpkins, you make pie. The point I'm trying to make is that, in a way, Halloween is more important than a Haunt, and by that I mean what's the point of having a cool haunt if that day of days sucks because of stress and panic? And to you all, I'm sorry Troupe Macabre didn't materialize, it was a cool, albeit complex, idea. I hope you all like my haunt this year. It's sort of a sequel to last year, but with the addition of witchcraft. Here's the video from my spectacular, all new, YOUTUBE CHANNEL! You can check the entire channel at

Oh, and a hat tip to new follower KK. And an extra special greeting to AutumnForest, of Ghost Hunting Theories, a fun paranormal/horror blog, and whose truly a kind person. Seriously, go check out her blog now!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Northern Ohio Haunter's Make-n-Take Today

Courtesy of WitchOtastic from Garage of Evil Network. I'll be leaving in like 45 minutes, so I wanted to do a quick blog post before I go. It should be a lot of fun. There's gonna be a prop show n tell, a skull plaster-casting demo, and, of course, the MnT. They'll be building the Laser Vortex illusion. I would be, too, be the stupid laser I ordered off e-bay hasn't arrived yet. Then again, it's coming from China. I'll try to do as much as I can at the make n take, and of course, show off my Celtic tombstone and Pumpkinrot-inspired witch jars. I've included a video of the vortex I'll be trying to make. And here's a link to the site of WitchOtastic's AMAZING haunt. Well, gotta run!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Urban Legends: House of Horrors

This vid kinda reminds me of the local "7 Floors of Hell" urban legend. Trust me, its a fun video!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Useless Post

Well, the title pretty much sums this one up. I've been wanting to give a shout-out to the wonderfully talented ShellHawk, but my damn camera keeps not working. I'll have to get it working soon. But in the meantime, I wanted mention a few things while I'm hear. First, a big bloodthirsty welcome to the infamous Spooky Vegan. I love getting new followers! =:)

Second, I've just gotten a great new source for lighting. there basically LED mini-spotlights, from a site called Jack's Tool Shed. I'll be using these babies for my Halloween party and haunt for sure! I've included a link to the site (beware - shipping is pricey!!) and here's a link to Pumpkinrot's blog, where I learned about this little beauties! I'll post some pictures after Labor Day to show them off! Definitely get 'em for your haunt or party - you won't regret it!

Finally, looks like I'll be attending my first make 'n' take here in Ohio. It'll be at a home haunt called the Haunted Cauldron, hosted by WitchOtastic from GOE, and will include a Show 'n' Tell, skull plaster casting demo, and a laser vortex make 'n' take. It sounds completely awesome. I'll try and snag some video! Thanks to Rev at Hauntcast for the tip-off!