Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
is up, and I couldn't be happier. This year I had to changed the look because we out grew the driveway, so I moved the walk through Haunted House into the back yard. We now have more room, the Haunted House is right next to the cemetery, and we have great access both in and out of the haunt. Unfortunately I had to take the fence down, but that's the life of a Home Haunter. We do what ever it takes to make it look right!!!
This is what the back of the banner looks like. I had to make a wood frame to hold the banner up so I hung camouflage to hide the wood.
Gotta run and get back to work now on the inside of the Haunted House.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Now comes the hard decision, which one should I open first?
Friday, September 23, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I didn't like the original color on the Gargoyles because they didn't match my pillars, so I re-painted them.
Here they are with a black base coat.
After painting them black, I sponged on two different shades of grey paint. I also wanted to add a little more detail to them, so I went to Michael's craft store and pick up some fall vine leaves and moss. I'm pleased on how they turned out.
The rest of my pillars were sanded down, re-painted, new flickering lights added, and some climbing fall vines.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
This will be the first year setting up the Mausoleum in the back yard, unfortunately I'm going to have to cut of two large sections of the fence so everyone can enter & exit the haunt. Shhhh don't tell my wife, I haven't told her yet!!!
More pics of my progress will follow, thanks again to my family & friends for all your help today.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
When you press the pump to dispense the green apple scented hand soap, it lights up flashing with and an eerie sound coming from the bottom of the bottle.
I was really impressed with their selection of Halloween proucts on their web site too.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
This is another cool prop I purchased from Gore Galore, I took this Mummy and covered him in webbing and spiders. He too will end up in my new spider themed room.
Well that's all for now, time to get back to working on my next project. Many more posts coming now that Halloween is getting closer.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Has officially launched their new web site.
The CHA (Canadian Haunters Association) website was created to pass along information and ideas on all things related to Halloween for FREE.
What started out as a regional club of home haunters back in 2004, has grown over the years to a National Canadian Club with home haunters from coast to coast.
We dug up this website to allow everyone to see how creative and imaginative haunters really are. Most haunters are too busy working on their own haunts leading up to Halloween to get out and see other locations. This website will allow you to show off all your hard work while seeing others just like yourself.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Around 20 youth, referred by the correctional or school systems, have been attending weekend classes in construction, set design, acting, and effects.
The haunt's 'Carn-evil' theme fills two tractor trailers for a total of 800 square-feet of circus fear. The trailers will be moved to south Etobicoke this fall for the upcoming Powerhouse of Terror. The Ribfest haunt cost is $5, with all proceeds going to PACT.
Toronto Ribfest runs June 30 to July 3 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Centennial Park in Etobicoke. Parking is free and a $2 donation is suggested for entry.
For more information visit http://www.torontoribfest.com/
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Scarefest is a gathering of people who share an interest in all things related to Halloween. In attendance will be people who own and operate professional haunts, home haunters and Halloween product vendors.
It's a great place to sell, buy, or swap your old props. Best of all you get to spend the day with new and old friends that have the same love for Halloween as you do.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” is about a young girl living with her father and new girlfriend in a very old mansion. Unbeknownst to them, the mansion is also a home of demon-like terrifying creatures in the basement.
It is the remake of the 1973 film that starred Kim Darby, Jim Hutton and Barbara Anderson.
The film will be released into theaters on August 26 later this summer.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I looked outside to see where all the noise was coming from and I found these two creepy zombie kids at my door step. They were dress up like characters from the Trick "R" Treat movie; they demanded I give them some Halloween Candy.
They told me they just finished eating one of my neighbors and now wanted something sweet for desert. I told them I didn't have any candy, but if they hurried they could eat, I mean catch the ice cream man who just passed a minute ago.
Kid’s today have no respect, don’t they know Halloween isn’t for another five months!
Monday, May 16, 2011
I've never seen anyone go in or out of this house. When I've driven past it in the evening, I've never seen any lights on, any vehicles in the dirt road driveway, or any sign of life. So I finally built up some courage and brought my camera with me to take some photos of this really creepy old house.
As I approached the house you could tell it had been abandoned for a while. All the trees, gardens, and grass were over grown and there was garbage every where. Almost every window on the house was broken, the paint was fading and flaking off.
I started to walk towards the house to take some closer shots when I noticed the front door was open, when I looked inside there was garbage every where too. It looked like one of those t.v. hording shows.
As I adjusted my camera lens for a closer shot of the front porch I noticed a large black object standing in the doorway that wasn't there a few seconds ago, when I finally focused my lens...I froze.
There was a large black Rottweiler dog staring me down, all I could think of was Stephen Kings "CUJO" the friendly St. Bernard that contracts rabies and goes on a killing spree.
I stood there completely still and thought to myself "I'm in trouble". I was all alone and there was no one any where close to hear my screams if I was attacked. I knew if I ran, this dog would chase me down no problem, so I just stood there for a minute and kept my eyes locked on "CUJO".
Finally I decided I had to get out of this situation fast, so I slowly started to back up. Well I guess that was all CUJO was waiting for, me to make the first move. He started to run towards me and I froze again, I put my hand out to show a sign of good gesture and thank God, he was a friendly dog.
CUJO looked like he was an abandon dog who was just looking for some companionship and some one to say hello to. Then just when I was starting to feel comfortable again, I hear this loud voice come from the house "Your Trespassing" get the hell off my property or I'll get my dog to attack you.
I looked up at the front door and there was this really scary looking guy who looked liked he had been living in the wilderness for the past ten years. He was creepier then the house and the dog, I apologized for disturbing him and got the hell out of there as fast as I could.
I personally think he was a house squatter, but I wasn't about to ask him.
"WOW" what an experience. I'll never do that again.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I would like to thank all the judges who picked my haunt, Chris & Jeff Davis from the Davis Graveyard for continuing to promote the Home Haunter awards, and The Bloodshed Brothers for doing an amazing job announcing the winners.