Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Better To Grab You With

Gave the Skull Witch a stick-fingered hand.

Toxictoons Mask

Super neat mask designed by Eric Pigors of

“It’s a cartoon character described as a nutty scabbed chicken poxed lilly livered stiched up bone poppin goofball! With some sort of diabolical disturbing dilemma in store.”

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday's Witch

Gave her some arms and a bony horn thingy on her back.

Her cloak/fabric will be next.

Private Property

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Click for nightmare fuel.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Moochie's Death

Click below to watch a great scene from John Carpenter's Christine.

Carpenter also wrote the amazing score.

Listen to samples here.

Trick 'R Treat Pumpkin

The happy pumpkin from the first scenes of Trick 'r Treat.
Happy until he had his candle blown out.

Fan Made Halloween II Trailer

A trailer for a fan-made Halloween film.

Click to watch:


I colored the white glue mache mixture with black acrylic paint so I could see her with a little color while she's drying. I'm thinking I'll be doing this from now on with all of my props. As the mache hardens, it's getting darker and darker. This will make it easier to paint when it comes time for the base coat.

The Flying Dutchman

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The Boatman


A MASK—a perpetual natural disguiser of herself,
Concealing her face, concealing her form,
Changes and transformations every hour, every moment,
Falling upon her even when she sleeps.
-Walt Whitman

More Manor

Stumbled upon a huge gallery of beautiful images from the Nickols Manor haunt.

The Gallery.

Flat And Happy

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The Gray Witch

Was inspired by the skull-faced witches I've been finding out there so I converted one of my Corn Witch victims last night.

Here she is drying after phase one.
I'm thinking about keeping her as just a bust and adding thick twig shoulders/upper arms.
It seems like stick arms are common on witch props and I love how it looks.
Then I'll drape her in some cloth.

The skull is from Walgreens from last Halloween. The detail is amazing.

Screaming Snow

I know I said I was done posting pics of this guy, but I left him out in the grass after the last thaw and last night we got a really icy snow which filled up his sockets, nose, and mouth with the white stuff.

I couldn't just do nothing.

So here are the last two photos of the snow corpse.

The Man In Black

February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Ghost Legion

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Tron Legacy

We watched TRON tonight and I thought I had read something about a sequel, so I checked youtube.

Click the pic to watch the trailer:

The music at the end of the trailer felt like something from the golden age of John Carpenter/Alan Howarth. It's by a group called The MCP9000.

My latest obsession:
Click to hear a remix of the track.


From Screaminscott's flickr page.


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Love the Old School feeling of stuffed dummies and skull-faced witches.

Bet this looked really neat at night.


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Faded Colors

Vintage Mint blog.

Now Playing: Halloween IV

Fantastic score by John Carpenter's co-composer Alan Howarth, who proves he's quite the musical force with his own voice. The first track is brilliant in that the familiar and expected Carpenter Halloween motif is missing until the tail end of the piece. I recall reading an interview with Howarth where he described his intro music as needing wind-like ghostly sounds for the slow creepy main credits. And it works like a dream.

Listen to samples here.

Vintage Faces

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2003 Devil

My devil, built for my 2001 display, happily looking nice and Old School in 2003.

The Boneyard

Military aircraft cemetery at the Davis-Monthan Air Force base.

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Branches And Sky

As Ichabod approached this fearful tree, he began to whistle; he thought his whistle was answered; it was but a blast sweeping sharply through the dry branches. As he approached a little nearer, he thought he saw something white, hanging in the midst of the tree: he paused and ceased whistling but, on looking more narrowly, perceived that it was a place where the tree had been scathed by lightning, and the white wood laid bare. Suddenly he heard a groan--his teeth chattered, and his knees smote against the saddle: it was but the rubbing of one huge bough upon another, as they were swayed about by the breeze. He passed the tree in safety, but new perils lay before him.

More works by Eckenheimer.


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Master Of Monsters

Instead of filming a puppet of Godzilla in stop-motion, as O'Brien had done for King Kong, Tsuburaya put an actor in a rubber suit and ran the camera at high speed, making Godzilla's movements seem appropriately ponderous when played back. The suit, however, weighed 220 lbs. (100 kg), and the actor inside it lost 20 lbs. (9 kg) in six weeks of shooting.

Buy the book here:
Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla

Read a review here.

I flipped through this book recently in a Barnes & Noble and it's just packed with photos like the one above. I worshipped Ultraman as a kid and there's tons of info in there about him. This is going on the Christmas list for sure.


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Letter To The President

January 23, 2009

Dear President Obama,

Since the mid-1950s, classified projects connected to extraterrestrial matters have operated outside of constitutionally required oversight and control by the President and Congress. This constitutes a grave and ongoing threat to US national security and global security and peace.


We are also morally obliged to warn you of an existing highly secretive plan to use advanced technologies to hoax an 'alien attack' on Earth. There exists within the direct control of this Majestic group assets capable of launching such a false flag operation and virtually every person on Earth, as well as most leaders, would be deceived by it. Components of this operation have been tested on the public over the past 50 years and include, but are not limited to:

Alien Reproduction Vehicles (ARVs) - these are advanced anti-gravity aircraft that have been fully operational since at least the late 1950s to early 1960s. Many so-called UFO reports by civilians and military personnel are of such ARVs. They constitute an unacknowledged or 'black' Air Force and these ARVs are capable of extraordinary speed, maneuverability and lift/hover. By 2009, these technologies had gone through many generations of refinement and, if deployed, could easily hoax or simulate an Extraterrestrial Vehicle (ETV). (Note that a UFO is a nonspecific term and could be either an ARV or an ETV.)

Programmed Life Forms (PLFs) - these are well-crafted alien-appearing creatures that, while completely manmade, often deceive unknowing people as 'aliens'. The stagecraft, genetics and other sciences associated with these creatures are beyond the scope of this brief, but are very well developed. I have personally been briefed by multiple independent corroborating sources regarding the development and deployment of PLFs. These creatures, used in conjunction with ARVs, have convincingly launched the pop culture fervor over 'alien abductions'. Victims of such paramilitary human-controlled abductions genuinely believe that they have been abducted by 'aliens' and often have physical stigmata and 'implants' to prove it. These implants are also manmade and we have information about the laboratory and corporation making these items. (See attached documents)

Chemical, optical and electromagnetic systems to assist with creating an alteration in awareness are components of the 'stagecraft' used to hoax an 'alien' event.


For all your Haunted Mansion needs.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More Glowy

Ghosts with balloon heads and glow stick brains.

How to.


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