Friday, November 7, 2014

Looking Back

Figured I'd keep adding photos to this old blog post...one for each year at the new location.

19 comments:

bean said...

:)

Mark Faucett said...

It appears that these scenes are on your porch, not sure I've ever seen a view from your street or driveway. Do you detail the setting with all those leaves on your porch or is that not on your porch? Besides all the props it's that kind of detailing that really sells it I think. Amazing!

Jay's Shadow said...

You have an awesome spot for your haunt. Everything put into one area so the senses can be overwhelmed.

I think that is my problem with my haunt. I spread it too far out, and it loses its effect.

Rot said...

Thanks : )

Mark, yep, that's the porch.
and I try to frame out as much of "reality" as possible. I've found that the more I do this, the less I can stand seeing things like porch beams or brick walls or siding.
I'll probably turn into some tiny old man decorating an isolated spot in the woods....to remove the human element.
: )

We start stealing leaf bags in early October to pour onto the porch...gotta have tons of leaves.

Willow Cove said...

Its almost like your designing a giant diorama. I need a large porch so bad!

Jeff said...

I suggested to my wife doing that very thing in nearby woods this summer, which she thought sounded quite insane.


... I'm definitely doing it.

Goneferal inidaho said...

Nice photos. I was contemplating taking neighbors bagged leaves for the lawn this year, but passed. Although ours is completely different, I remembering commenting to the husband that we had a great porch for Trick or treat. It was more of a logistics thing than aesthetic, but I'm happy with it.

Sara said...

Did you see Sleepy Hollow last night? Dudes ripped off your scarecrows,man! ;)

Rot said...

nope..didn't see it.
I'll look for it ondemand.

Amy said...

I have this mental problem where I look at things more fondly after they have happened. I tend to obsess with everything being perfect when I am actually in the moment. It's very frustrating..

You looking back titled triggered this!

girl6 said...

Yesssss..Great idea!
i feel like i'm in a continuous david lynchian loop...gaaaahh!!. :)

The Creeping Cruds said...

Perfect!
Why can't we have two Halloweens a year?

Jay's Shadow said...

Oh the memories.......

Damn I need a front porch.

Holy Tarra said...

I have that same pipe dream of finding a really cool spot in the woods where I could install a permanent haunt. I've already turned into the crazy little old lady that collects sticks and bark that are saved every year until the next Halloween.

Holy Tarra said...

Also....I love your "Looking Back" idea. It is really cool to get to see the different themes next to each other. They are all truly inspired!!!

Rural Scarecrow. said...

You can never move Rot - the front porch is like your stage for everything frightful at the end!

Rania said...

just perfection

Autumnleaf said...

Yes, like Rania says, "Perfection". Some day I would love to see all of your props brought out to do one major diorama. Of course you would need lots of help doing this. I volunteer.

Wikkedmoon said...

I have some cool neighbors that occasionally leave sticks for me in my front yard. But yeah, always on the look-out for good sticks. Rot, so good man. So good.