Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Haunted Orchard House, by SpydersRealm

And the award for most exquisite Halloween Haunt goes to...































More images of Christopher Weeks' works here.

14 comments:

Jeff said...

Exquisite, precisely. Truly magical work.

Pam Morris said...

wow...this is truly beautiful.

Holy Tarra said...

Whoa!!!! These are amazing! What an amazing house to stage a haunt. I love everyone of these shots but especially the weird looking pod things hanging from the trees!

Jeanne Wright said...

Lovely!

Steven Blumke said...

Totally awesome-

ShellHawk said...

Wow! Elegant, exquisite, atmospheric! Lots of imagination for a beautiful location to haunt.

I has haunt envy. :)

girl6 said...

omg man...looks like sparkling treasure!!!!
Goonies meets Halloween...Perfect!!!!

Troy Crivellone said...

I have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Weeks personally and this creation is amazing!! He is an amazing haunter and loves the craft! His attention to detail and thirst for knowledge rivals my energy that he wants to bottle up! He is the personification of haunt family and community. Oh he loves LED's!!!

Wikkedmoon said...

Holy Moly! He IS an amazing haunter. This is sparkly, spooky and so detailed. Love the lighting too.

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Always a favorite from a haunter that has a great eye for detail. Love this so much.

Cheers!

Jay's Shadow said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Autumnleaf said...

Omg...this one is it. Organic and atmospheric...needs nothing else.

Christopher Weeks said...

Thank you all for your many kind comments. It has truly put a huge, and much needed, smile on my face. As a person who loves to create such environments for people to explore, I am deeply humbled and sincerely grateful that so many people have expressed an appreciation for my style of haunt. The look of my haunts evolved from when I was 14 (WAY before home haunts were a thing). I lived in the country and had little to work with. I made my haunt from the things I could find, and selected materials based on objects that evoked a sense of mystery and made me feel uneasy when viewed in the fading light of late fall. The now-dry and twisted branches of, shriveled remains of fruit or other unidentifiable objects, the crackling leaves under foot. I added to this as many strange and textured objects as I could find. I always asked myself, "What scares me at this time of long shadows and darkened days?" Spiders, skeletons, unidentifiable objects, dirt coated jars filled with obscured items, misshapen things hanging near face level and the simple fear of what might lie in darkened corners. I've never used any movie monsters or popular horror characters as I felt I couldn't compete with the quality of the movie business and the characters seemed out of place in my haunt. I wish I had photos of those early days of naive and youthful creativity. For most of my life I felt I was one of perhaps very few who felt the urge to create these temporary installations. It wasn't until later in life that I discovered that there are many people who relish this dark theater.

Thank you for being there.

The Gill-Man said...

Wow! Just stunning, on every level! Dripping with atmosphere and detail!!