castle facade we built.
Essentially it's a
painters tarp turned
into a framed canvass.
Grandpa - the Harbinger of
Halloween held a sign that read,
Come see us Trick or Treat
night for a scare and some treasure
If You Dare!"
The facade under construction.
The Door going back our walk to the
I used foam board, pvc, and a John Burton
technique to simulate cracked wood by layerering carpenter's glue and
covering it with the brown paint.
The Nottingham Crest with a skull added for my
generation's accomplishment. Not as cool as beheading 3 Turks, but it'll
have to do.
The end pf the tunnel. A Terror
Syndicate track played through here.
The prison where my son ran a pop out
pneumatic prop and a clanking coffin in the neighbor's graveyard. A
Hedstrom track filled the rest of the haunt with dread through the speaker
on the porch.
This guy scared the crap out of virtually
everyone that thought he was a static prop - when the little bugger popped
out with a strobe light behind him many a scream was heard through the
Maliboo lighting a'la TerrorSyndicate
Rampaging weasel on one of our Pumpkin
Dragon eggs lit with Malibu lights and
the one on the left pops up with a dragon baby (really Godzilla) inside.
My puking skeleton fountain I made from
an old sump pump and one of those K-Mart skeletons. It turned out
Spongebob had a sign on him that said
"The Last TOT that took too much candy. Spider Bucky got
him. Unfortunately my digital camera died before I could take a
photo of the treasure chest across from them filled with ring pops and
The wizard room where I hid in plain
sight. In the fog at night the cauldron blinded everyone just enough
for me to come out of a dark corner and startle them.
From Daffy. . .
. . .to Demon!
Step 1 - Decapitation!
Most importantly - get your
dump a life size Daffy Duck
from a Penn State home coming float
on you porch as a joke.
Step 2 Insert weapon - soon to be battle
Step 3 Slave labor with monster
A little monster mud and great stuff and a
from Spencer's last year.
The Demon's final resting spot outside
the great feast tent.