Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Owl and Halloween

I was laughing the ENTIRE TIME I watched this.  Thanks to Pumpkinrot. I had to share, so enjoy:


Casey

Decapitated Mommy
Because she didn't get her way,
Now all she can do
Is sit in the graveyard and sway.
Giggling to herself about her
Maniacal  killing complex!
If you're not careful,
You may be next!

Just Whisper (from Haunt Forum) created this very cool prop for her yard haunt last year.  Here is a great video of her:







So here's her REALLY cool new prop, for Casey's bedroom in her haunt:




It always amazes me what these prop builders can do. I wish I had just a tiny bit of their talent!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dios De Los Muertos

What could be more perfect for a table top at Hallowe'en (or all year round) than THESE adorable papier-maché and paperclay sculptures?



They'll be showing up at HALLOWE'EN AND VINE in California, on September 25th. 

For other adorable folk art, check out CHICKENLIPS on Etsy.

Giveaway by the Artistic Halloween Queens!


 You saw that right...giveaways all Hallowe'en!  All you have to do is go to THIS POST, and tell them about your favourite Hallowe'en traditions in the comments, and give them your email address.

HERE is the link for all the AMAZING prizes being given away all October!  So run over, and make a comment!

Zombies Get a Traffic Ticket!

Thanks to poster Glyphen2010 at HauntForum.com, we were alerted to the fact that Zombies got a traffic ticket for the first time in history!


This zombie traffic violation has been brought to you by Harcos Labs.   To read the full story, please head to their page about it HERE!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Wrist Bone's Connected to the Hand Bones!

Thanks to the Graphics Fairy for posting this super cool Hallowe'en art!

She has it posted on her blog in sepia, and in PDF form for you to print out in high resolution for you to print out for your own ghoulish crafts and art!

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mummies, Oh My!

Mummies are super cool, and always a good subject matter for horror and action films.

Starting with the French "Cléopâtre" (which then became "Robbing Cleopatra's Tomb" in the USA).

Of course, there's the classic original "The Mummy" in 1932:

Many more Mummy movies were made, including treasure hunting movies like "Raiders of the Lost Ark":

And of course, most recently, "The Mummy", "The Mummy Returns" and "The Scorpion King".

Now you can enter Mummy Tombs anywhere in the world (because no, Egypt is not the only place Mummies are found), from anywhere in the world through The Mummy Tombs.

You can read about how various mummies were made, where they were from, how they were stored, and where you can go to see them.

Definitely check out the page on the Catacombs of Palermo, Curiosities, and Elmer McCurdy.

If you love mummies, this is also a great starting point to find more stuff on the web via search engines, YouTube, etc.

Happy Haunting!

References:
http://www.arabworldbooks.com/egyptomania/mummy.htm
http://www.imdb.com
http://www.wikipedia.org

Friday, September 10, 2010

Website Review-Doombuggies.com



I found this site through links from Haunt1000.com. DoomBuggies is a tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion, including the ones in Florida, California, and the newer one in Paris (called Phantom Manor), not to mention worldwide ones, like the one in Tokyo.

Not only are there photos of the various mansions, sound clips, there are VIDEOS! Including a classic of a young Drew Barrymore (adorable from her E.T. days) touring the Haunted Mansion. There are also videos people have taken going through the ride (for those of us who can't afford to get to Disney, but desperately want to, if only for the Haunted Mansion).

Included is a story of a man's first ride through Haunted Mansion in California in 1977, when he was six years old.

The site is engrossing, easy to navigate, and gives the feel of being in the Haunted Mansion. I especially love the merchandise that is available, and the videos.

Definitely visit! :) And don't forget to get your Death Certificate while you're there!