Thursday, February 21, 2019

Your Favorite Haunters' Gag

What's your favorite thing you've seen in a Haunt by way of gimmick or prop?
For me, it has to be a fake fire.  I think that's why I tried to always have a small fire pit of some kind...under a cauldron, near the Strawman warming his hands...   under an unattended kettle of stew (2015).

Just a neat little diorama of Life.  Something dangerous if you get too close.  Something making the whole thing seem a little more real than it is.

So what's your favorite gimmick or prop?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Now Playing: Commando (Synthwave)


This is what happens when you google two of your favorite things in life:  James Horner + Synthwave.

Miniature Halloween

Beautiful piece by artist Jeff Stahl.

His facebook here.

Cutouts By Jonah Jones

More works here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


One of the very few photos I took with my lame old digital camera that didn't like the Haunt lighting...
Though I like how this one came out.

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Reaper Of Balboa Park

Some of the neatest Haunt photos ever taken have come from the Haunted Trail at Balboa Park. Click the "balboa park" tag to see them.

Image source.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Now Playing: Data & Picard

A Valentine's Day-appropriate tune...

Now Playing: Pharynx

A golden oldie from the Dark Ambient project that started the obsession - Raison D'Etre….

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Giant Thurible

With absolute certainty, I used the word 'thurible' more than any other human did in 2018.  Searching for the right incense thuribles for the CHURCH Haunt was rather stressful.  I came across this massive thing in my online quests.

Not that I'm an expert on such matters, but I'm thinking Jesus would be rather concerned about how much something like this cost.

Click below to see this thing in action...

Dead Oak Manor

Another neat video below... (Love that there's a skeletal hand revolving in the cauldron):

Monday, February 11, 2019

Grimwood Hollow Gallery

This is really an amazing Haunt.  So much depth and texture.

More images here.

Now Playing: Helvetesfönster

Neat instrumental track by GHOST.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Haunted Basement

Been literally waiting YEARS for these photos to be updated!
You'll now see why I've always considered this Haunt one of the Giants.
Imagine being a kid and seeing this stuff on Halloween night.

Way more images here.