2011 yard haunt success!

Wow, this was a tough year for Halloween! It fell on a school night, it snowed in the morning, rained in the afternoon and the wind started getting crazy just as darkness started to fall. It became almost impossible to keep all the candles lit in the witch jars which was frustrating because I’d made […]

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Yard haunt to be shut down?

Well… I’m not sure if this a good thing or something to worry about. Our yard haunt now has several warning signs indicating that the CDC has designated our yard haunt a Level Three Infected Zone. That means only individuals with appropriate government authorization are permitted to be in those zones. I guess if a […]

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Yard haunt cake!

Our little guy made a cake of our yard haunt at one of his cooking classes. It’s complete with tombstones, zombies, spiders, freshly dug dirt and a wiggly green blob that’s apparently one of the garden beds. 🙂 It’s quite an honour to be immortalized in food, even if that food didn’t last long.

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2011 Scream Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2011 Scream Awards. Some of the categories include Most Memorable Mutilation, Best Horror Movie, Best Horror Actor / Actress, Fright Scene of the Year, Holy Shit Scene of the Year and several others. Horror movies aside, I was really happy to see a number of mentions (and a […]

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Zombie alert signs

I just finished reading Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1), by Mira Grant, which gave me a great idea for creating some warning signs for the cemetery. Hopefully, these — along with the zombies that lunge out at people — will ensure there’s plenty of spilled / dropped / abandoned candy for us to scoop up. 😉 […]

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2011 prop preview

Planning for this year’s haunt is well underway. A couple of new additions for this year include two skeleton sentinels roped up on some wooden crosses, lighting the way with flickering witch jars. Also new this year, are the “tables of oddities” — assorted dark magic and mysterious items source from around the world or […]

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Haunted dollhouse

Putting together a good yard haunt is a lot of work, and one of the biggest issues to deal with is where to store everything for the other 11 months of the year. As much as I’d like to keep all the props out year-round, I’m not so sure my neighbours would be too supportive […]

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