Tuesday, September 16, 2014

American Horror Story Season 4: Freak Show

Although NBC cancelled Dracula, my beloved American Horror Story is still going strong, heading into it's 4th season this October. All of the speculation leading up to this season's reveil proved to be accurate. Fan made posters featuring the theme of a Freak Show started popping up after season 3's finale.

Not long after, producer Ryan Murphy confirmed the theme. Bringing fandom to the next level, a group of AHS fans/film students (including a fellow haunter, the talented Mr. Chicken), created thier own teaser trailer, convincing many that it was the real deal :) AHS: Freak Show Fan Made Teaser FINALLY, the official extended trailer dropped last week and it looks amazing. I cannot wait to see what the twisted, creative minds behind this series will do under this theme!

Porch JOL

I stumbled upon this happy find when I stopped at the grocery store this weekend. There were a whole bunch of them, but this one was by far the coolest. $24.99 for 19 inches of grinning terra cotta. I think this guy may become a part of my year round decor.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wind or Windless

Normally, I dread wind on Halloween because of the foggers. But I have to admit, wind does have a way of animating props that were meant to be static :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NBC Series 'Dracula' Cancelled

I'm so bummed. I really enjoyed this series. I loved the scenes that portrayed old medical practices being performed in the surgery 'theatre', paning through shelves of bottles of tonics and specimens as wells as old medical tools. Did I mention that I'm also REALLY going to miss Jonathan Rhys Meyers beautiful face? Damn you NBC!

Don't Fear the Reaper...

He means no harm...unless you intend to cause harm, pain or destruction. Sounds like a vigilantly reaper to me :) Read about him here: Albuquerque Reaper

(Photo source: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/08/13/grim-reaper-albuquerque-cemetery-video)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Halloween 2004

Before I had my own house :) Back then, I NEVER would have dreamed that my display would have morphed into what it is now. Thanks to the talented, supportive, and willing-to-share Halloween community I've come a long way since my humbled beginnings.This picture makes me smile. Yes, those are real cow bones.
On the other hand, our costumes were a lot more elaborate then!!!
Happy Almost Halloweenie Season my friends!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Haunter Can Dream: Giant, Expensive Props

Every year I eagerly await the newly released props from Scare Factory. I spend ridiculous amounts of time looking at all of the prop videos and rationalizing emptying out my savings account to buy just one giant piece of this animatronic collection. After all, one piece would probably take up my entire yard ;) Here are some of my favorite pieces: