Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Name...

The Haunt title in the previous post - Creepy on Coolidge - got me to thinking of the oddity of the Haunt Name.  I remember coming up with Pumpkinrot for an old email address and just thinking it was cool, and then trying to name the scarecrow below and it just seemed right to call him PUMPKINROT.

So then I kinda just used that for my website and then it just sorta became the Pumpkinrot Haunt over the years until I think I became Pumpkinrot.

So I guess I'm asking the question:  Where did YOUR Haunt name come from?

Creepy On Coolidge

More images here

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

VanOaks Cemetery 2018

Click below for the video:

The Magic House

We should have known when we tasted the eaves,
Breaking them off like toffee
And cramming them into our mouths.
And the dear little windows, the color of coffee,
And chocolate doorknobs,
And windowpanes striped with mint.
We should have guessed at the chimney smoke,
White marshmallow fluff.
Taken the hint
From the marzipan bricks
And the fenceposts made of bone rubble.
But it was only when we saw the witch
That we knew we were in deep, deep trouble.

-Jane Yolen


Image by octoberdaze.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Haunted Overload

I think this might be my favorite photo of the season.

More photos here.

Flameless Tea Lights

I'm a guy who typically dislikes any kind of LED tea light.  They seem dim and never realistic.  And most are light orange, not the neat bright white of a real candle flame.

I was initially going to use real candles in the ANGELS' hearts and in the green CHURCH staffs around the KINGS, but I realized early on that would have been foolish due to the heat and the potential for accidents (a lesson I ignored from the big votive stand I built).

Each of these green-glassed jars had three LED tea lights in them.

So I thought I'd pass along the type I purchased on Amazon.  Really bright and totally realistic.  My advice would be to use two or three in anything you're thinking of lighting, but definitely DIFFUSE the light sources by wrapping the tea lights in a thin piece of crumpled white tissue paper - but only one layer!
I used two LED teal lights for the hearts.

Here's the link to the LED lights if you're below:

Friday, November 23, 2018


If you look real hard and mentally filter out the cornstalks, you'll see them.  Not really sure how I could have made these more visible without painting them a lighter color (which would have been a mistake I think)...

Halloween At High Noon: Announcement

Man, this is the kind of cool news that'll make it feel like Halloween hasn't gone anywhere...

Click below for a very neat announcement from Halloween at High Noon.

Spook House

Images by geoffmang.

The Haunting Of Hull House

More images here.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Hope everyone has a really nice holiday.
I'm EXTREMELY thankful to you guys for following and for being so supportive all these years of Haunting and blogging.

Click below for an appropriate Thanksgiving tune...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CHURCH: The Video

Click below to watch our 2018 Haunt video.
Filmed and edited by Theo.  Just cannot thank him enough for the beautiful photos and video he shot this year. 

Music from the works of Raison D'Etre.


Now Playing: Induction

By Alphaxone & Xerxes the Dark.