Thursday, February 7, 2013

Haunted London 2012

Hey all, I think I'm back...we moved the end of December and while I'm still unpacking boxes and have had one HELLUVA time with the internet (we now live way out in the boonies -- must rely on satellite for service), I think I'm fairly 'sorted'. 
So, my lovely daughter finally had time to put together the video from the haunt despite the horrendous circumstances we found ourselves in last October re weather and personal stuff.  Disappointed that we had to rush while filming this but it was the night before the hurricane--we were dog tired and faced with having to dismantle everything--some that night and the rest in the driving rain the next morning.  Also, several of the actors are not present in this as everybody was in the same boat as far as battening down the hatches for the storm.
Anyway, here's the vid!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Casa Fear Yard Haunt 2012


always enjoy this haunt--never get tired of the bride and groom dancing away in the fog...

Haunted Overload Merry Christmas 2011.mp4


Haunted Overload with snow... 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Katzper's Haunt 2012 -Year of the Slaughter

 Such an amazing haunt and a very cool video!



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Haunted Tombstone Set - Mr. Chicken

Just in case you haven't seen these very cool special effect tombstones from Mr. Chicken...very cool!  Here's the link for more info.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012 "Haunted London"

Well, I have to say that this year's Halloween fared a bit better than last but overall it wasn't a memorable event.  It could have been but once again, Mother Nature decided to have a bit of a temper tantrum on the weekend I planned my haunt.  (Last year I was blasted by the nor'easter.)   I hesitate to complain too much in light of the terrible devastation and loss that so many have suffered but yeah, Halloween was another disappointing and frustrating experience as far as outdoor haunts go. 
Been working on props, scenery, etc., since January.  Been working back in the tick infested woods for the past two months setting up, clearing paths and so on, holding onto the thought that surely,  Mother Nature could not be so cruel as to ruin my Halloween two years in a row.  Right.
Anyway, we managed to run the haunt one night but since most people were preparing for the hurricane which arrived early Saturday (SE Virginia-Outer Banks area of NC), turnout was not spectacular.  Still, the folks who came loved it and we had a good time scaring the sh*t out of people.  Unfortunately, the approach of the hurricane limited my photography opportunities. Even bought a new fancy video camera which we used but we did so in a rush and with limited lighting.  Not expecting much there.  Saturday was a frantic exercise in tearing everything down before the rain and wind destroyed everything. 
Basically, I am now cured of the desire to EVER set up another outdoor haunt, at least one of the size and scope that I've done for the past two years.  Mother Nature is just too mercurial -- she and I just don't seem to hit it off. 
Here are a few pics--more to see in my Deviant Art Gallery

Monday, October 29, 2012

Haunted Hayloft





Just had to share this completely awesome pic from The Quirk Shop Blog