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    Today, 03:54 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on blowmoldcrazy's profile
    GASP! Only ONE rubber rat! Say it isn't so!!! LOL :) How can this be?
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    I LOVED the job you did with this theme. So much fun!!
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    I've heard a rumor in the past of some clever Reapers sending packages to other people to mail out for them. ;) hahaha
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Today, 05:25 AM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album My Random Creepy Crafts
    Thanks guys!! I don't know why it's such a honking big picture. Sorry! LOL (I guess I forgot to resize it prior to downloading.)
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    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album My Random Creepy Crafts
    Thank you!
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    WOW! Those are all some GORGEOUS witches cupboards! I'm with the paint it black folks. Then again... everything I bring in these days gets painted black with crackle finish on it. I really need to stop. LOL I look forward to seeing what your finished cabinet looks like! :)
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    jdubbya replied to a thread Static: Spirit Open Already!! in Halloween Props
    Our store is behind the 8 ball this year. Last year at this time they had been open for a week already. The only signage is the banner above the door. Nothing in the windows, not even an opening soon sign, but today they were manually unloading boxes from a truck. They have been in the building for about a week setting up shelving, etc and the manger told me on the first day of set up they would be open around Labor Day. They seem to have a decent sized crew of workers so hoping they are up and...
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album Potion Bottles and Ingredient Jars
    Dried rats tails! LOL DELICIOUS!! Want one?!?!?! :D
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album My Random Creepy Crafts
    hahaha Thank you! I was bored. It was there. ;)
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Hilda commented on Hilda's photo in album Potion Bottles and Ingredient Jars
    hahaha You have no idea how much I love that comment!! :D
  • Hilda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    ROSS?!?! Seriously? :eek: How is it that I did not know this? I have been inside Marshalls a cazillion times and the ROSS is next door and I've never gone in. Great stuff everyone. Thanks for the heads up!! I'm going to have to go investigate next time I'm in town. LOL
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    Yesterday, 04:14 AM
    Hilda commented on deoblo's photo in album carnevil 2013
    WoW!! That wall of skulls is amazing!!
  • Breaker Mahoney's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 05:25 PM
    So how do they wash cars in California?
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 09:54 AM
    To Whom it may Concern. I see you think you know it's me. :) Maybe it is. ;) Maybe it isn't. :rolleyes: hahahahaha :) You'll have to wait and see. Expect... the unexpected. :cool:
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  • Terra's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 04:27 AM
    Ah, now I see how those are done. Super impressive and that artistry of the dragon head is amazing as well. Hope you don't mind but I embedded the video for you. You use the filmstrip button in the posting box.
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 08:13 PM
    Now this is really cool! Fresh idea and looks like it will be a great scare. So how many people will it hold? Will be following along on this. Really inventive idea!
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  • Terra's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 07:23 PM
    Thank you so much. I made him :)
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  • Breaker Mahoney's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 05:39 PM
    It wasn't so bad with a form fitting latex mask on your head. The ALS Association is a great cause and the marketing intern over there had an amazing idea.
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 08:16 AM
    Hilda replied to a thread Home Goods 2014 in General Halloween
    I just spent twenty minutes trying to de-glitter a bust. ;) I bet THAT is not something you hear every day!! hahahahahaha :D Soooooo I looked and can't find one...is there a hopping new 2014 thread specifically for TJ Maxx and Marshalls? Or are we just piling it all in here? I gots me some goodies yesterday. :)
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  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 08:11 AM
    You have SEVEN cats?!?! Ohhhh. I see. (starts stepping back slowly away) Buwhaaa haaaaaaaa
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    08-27-2014, 06:25 AM
    jdubbya replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2014 in General Halloween
    I've never ordered from them before but just pulled the trigger on the two skeleton dogs they have. I'm thinking these can be great for our "rainy year" displays. All plastic skeletons and foam tombstones; nothing gets ruined by water, easy to air dry and just pack away. Save the nice zombie and witch masks/props for the dry years. Those are a pain to dry out. Now I'll have all three dogs to go with my three Wallys. Used the free shipping code to which saved me some money.
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    08-27-2014, 05:15 AM
    Hilda commented on clockwerk's photo in album Halloween 2011
    Seriously. Does it get any better than this!!?!?!
  • Hilda's Avatar
    08-27-2014, 05:04 AM
    Oh wow!! Look at all the beautiful things already and it's not even September!! I've never worked with clay or paper mache. I did grab a square of clay mache? from a clearance bin at Michaels. So I thought I'd just use it as is to form a unicorn horn inspired by her jars, and using our own dear A_Granger's beautiful label to create another item for my witches kitchen shelves. Thank you Aundria. Again! LOL
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    08-27-2014, 04:55 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on blowmoldcrazy's profile
    Whoops. Sorry I didn't get back to your last pm's. Been hectic here. Did want to thank you for the heads up about Halloween City and Spirit's new locations. I took a spin by. Neither were open BUT so exciting to see the banners up! Also Walgreens by the arena had nothing but candy. Let me know if you find any other locations with items stocked. ALSO TJ Maxx and Marshalls had Halloween in. I got some cool indoor decor. Woot Woot!!
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    08-27-2014, 04:17 AM
    Terra replied to a thread Post YOU as a TOT. in General Halloween
    What an awesome thread and perfect timing. Just had gone through my parents pictures last week and found a picture of a tiny Terra: My mom made this costume. The broom is sewn on the robe and just had to pretend to hold it ;)
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    08-27-2014, 04:11 AM
    Terra added 1 photo(s) to album Miscellaneous Pictures VI
  • jdubbya's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 08:49 PM
    A lot of people are reluctant to publicly post their addresses on the internet. I don't blame them. Another thing to consider is that many home haunts are open only on Halloween night, and those that run them ar not able to go visit other's displays, even if they are in the same town. Our town does a Halloween decor contest whereby people can enter and the winner gets a live newscast from their yard on Hallowen night. I think on a local level it would work okay, but not on a large forum like...
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  • jdubbya's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 06:37 PM
    Stopped by Party city just to check their progress. Sitting on a box in the aisle being setup was one of the Crazy Bones bulldogs. I asked if I could purchase it and they did a price check for me. $24.99 which I believe is cheaper than GR and Halloween Asylum. Got the dog and a neat zombie leg. PC is looking good and I think they'll be going full tilt shortly after Labor Day.
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  • Terra's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 06:10 PM
    --IMPORTANT-- Before posting any pictures please be sure that any addresses are NOT visible. Either your Reaper's or yours. Blur, block or place a bloody hand over any address before taking a picture and posting it here. :)
    241 replies | 7010 view(s)
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    Getting there would be the problem. No car.
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    Hi Jim, catching up with everyone. Is your haunt this year coming along? We just finalized our 'theme/story' for this year and now, the preparations! We're going to go with a story/haunt based on one of the tombstones I made....Little Rosie. You can see her and her grave in my pictures under "my work". I did a 're-do' of her headstone, she now has a last name, same verse. And now a background story to base our haunt on! I'm excited!
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    Hey sorry havent been on here for a while thats why I did not reply. No I am not a member of AZ Haunters. What do they do?
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    No im not a member of AzHaunters.com, i rarely am able to get on this website because of my packed schedule right now. I worked for a pro haunt in 2010, with the Crypt and Asylum at fiesta mall, they were awsome and treated all of their actors really well. You should check them out sometime.
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    Holy cow, I havent been on this forever! You guys still getting together? I'll check out the site!
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    Agreed!
    Guess I gotta make another YouTube shout-out video also
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    Yessss!!! So excited too. Hope it can be done
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    Hi Jim! Happy New Year! I have now posted halloween 2011, daytime shots only tho. I was too busy to remember to take night shots...RATS! Waiting for a neighbour to burn a dvd for us when he videoed his experience of our haunt. All the best for 2012!
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    Hi JJ, just creeping by to let you know I've blogged my walkthrough. No pictures yet as I am having trouble loading. Made some comments on your photos. Love the glow fx that came out! What kind of camera did u use? If digital, what setting?
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    Thank you so much. Was so pleased to hear the news.
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Steal Like an Artist

by JustJimAZ on 04-11-2012 at 06:17 AM
I present you with some excerpts from Austin Kleon's new book, ""How to Steal Like an Artist". Don't we all "steal" ideas, inspiration, techniques wherever we can find them?

Whether you think of yourself as an artist or not, it's hard for me to see haunters as anything else. The designing and construction of props seems as artistic a pursuit as sculpting. Even those who don't build anything design their show as carefully as any producer. Scare acting

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La Isla De Las Munecas

by JustJimAZ on 03-21-2012 at 06:09 AM


There's a lot going on in the world.

So many places and cultures that explore themes similar to what we as haunters explore with our own little subculture. La Isla De las Munecas is a fine example.


It began as a haunt in the first sense of

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Ray Bradbury at the dedication of a REAL Halloween Tree at Disneyland

by JustJimAZ on 03-15-2012 at 12:41 PM
This is a little video made by some people attending a private dinner with Ray Bradbury at Disneyland on Halloween 2007. How amazing would it have been to get invited to THAT party?
Bradbury talks a bit about his extraordinary life, and of course about the Halloween Tree. Disneyland now has a real oak tree that is the official Halloween Tree with a dedication plaque and appropriate decorations.

I hope you enjoy this. I know I did.
http://youtu.be/L6ndeK9saNs

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The Halloween Tree - On YouTube!

by JustJimAZ on 03-08-2012 at 08:02 AM
I admit I never heard of this until ShellHawk mentioned it on HauntCast.
It does not appear to be available on DVD at any price, but it is available on YouTube. My kids loved it, and I did too. It is a classic story explaining some of the meaning of our beloved holiday as it tells the story of some children fighting and sacrificing to save their friend.



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Of Light and Shadow - Reprise

by JustJimAZ on 02-29-2012 at 07:45 AM
The last time I wrote of the use of light and shadow, it was specifically about Carl Dreyer's "Vampyr". In that film, shadows act of their own accord - sometime independently of the objects casting them, and sometimes with no original objects at all! It just seemed like such a great idea to me...
Anyway, I got to thinking about the other ways old B&W directors had to use light and shadow to create effects. They had no computers, of course, but they also could not simply

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