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    Today, 04:26 PM
    I thought that too, but thought I must have been imagining it. LOL
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    Today, 04:15 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    You should have waited another day until you see the epic FAIL on the bat project before you suggest a collaboration. Honestly. It turned out to be a humming bat-squito. hahaha Oh man. It's bad. :p
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    Today, 02:53 PM
    Oops. You did it again!! :D
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    Today, 02:18 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    PM sent...
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    That's a great idea for the eyeballs!! :)
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    I am going to say that as I sample the new YC fall scents. I am sympathizing with the candle makers. They are expected to wow us each year with new fall fragrances, but really... how many things can you combine with pumpkin and call it new? haha So even if I don't give great big thumbs up to new scents, I am still so grateful and happy with some of the GREAT fall candles that have come before! So here is another review. SUGAR & SPICE Going just by the name and the color of...
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    Today, 05:52 AM
    Oh you are killing me! I'm dying to get my hands on some of those now! hahaha Thank you for sharing your finds! Oh thank you! Only if I worked for a candle factory, apparently they could only make candles with pumpkins and spice in them!! hahaha ;) Those are the only ones I ever seem to give 5 stars to!
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    Today, 05:48 AM
    He is gorgeous!
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    Today, 05:43 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    SERIOUSLY!?!?! That is EPIC sh*t!!! Wow. Just WOW. I have goosebumps. Outstanding!!!!! Thank you so much for showing him to me. I am coveting that so hard I am sure I am breaking biblical commandments!! ;)
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Thank you for the feedback!! I laughed out loud at the new name... Cranberry-BAM!-Twist. ;) hahahahaha
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    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    I think this may be in the wrong thread. Nonetheless, you don't want to buy from that ebay seller. Trust me.
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    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    I checked my old blog and last year, I featured B&BW fall candles that I bought in a store on July 30th. So, I don't know why they would push that back two months?!?! That makes no sense.
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Hilda commented on Zombie-Mombie's photo in album 2014 Yard Cemetery
    Oh there she is! Gorgeous!
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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    CRANBERRY TWIST I expected to like this candle. I have liked other cranberry scented YC candles I have sampled before. Only I tend to think of them more as Thanksgiving into Christmas season scents and not so much autumnal. I lifted the cold candle to my nose expecting a nice familiar cranberry scent and actually kind of recoiled. Dang! That was strong and it was… kind of like BAM. Up my nose and it was not exactly pleasant. This is not the usual cranberry candle. Hence the...
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    Yesterday, 05:00 AM
    I did a search and did not see that anyone had already posted this... Allen Hopps has done it again. He posted a tutorial last month on how to make your own 24 inch pumpkins (for haunt filler) by using a beach ball and Great Stuff spray foam insulation for about $10. Other folks have certainly made GS pumpkins, but this is a new 'fast and easy' tip! ;) Dude is a haunt genius! Here are the links. He did an extended version and a quickie.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 AM
    Hilda commented on Zombie-Mombie's photo in album 2014 Yard Cemetery
    Oh she's beautiful.
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    Yesterday, 04:09 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    It's time. I'm going in. The hummingbird is on the table. I repeat. The bird is on the table. (Now what?) ;) :D
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    07-26-2015, 05:11 PM
    Hilda commented on punkineater's photo in album Ghosts of Halloween Past
    haha Looks like a fun time for all.
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    07-26-2015, 01:47 PM
    YOU are the best!!!! :D :D :D
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    07-26-2015, 01:44 PM
    Hilda commented on punkineater's photo in album Ghosts of Halloween Past
    Tell me. Is that you with The Count? :)
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    07-26-2015, 01:38 PM
    I totally agree. Historically, I have found I never like the 'air scents' or anything with the word 'sweater' in the name. hahaha This was a really nice surprise! I guess the touch of apple evens out the 'leaves'. :)
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    07-26-2015, 01:37 PM
    BRANDY PEAR TART I have no preconceived expectations of this scent. Seems pretty self explanatory. Cold sniff test leaves me confused. I don’t know what I am smelling. Neither wonderful nor unpleasant. Kind of deep and… musky? My first impression is… furniture polish. Sorry, but that was the mental association. I don’t know why. LOL So let’s melt it. It did not have a very strong throw. It continues to be neither a wonderful scent nor unpleasant. I do not get anything pear...
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    07-26-2015, 09:41 AM
    AUTUMN IN THE PARK This is the first of the new ones I am trying. To be honest, I have never liked any fragrance where they use words like air, breeze, morning, autumn, or ‘in the park’. I tend to like spices and fruit candles. Less so much these abstract ideas of ‘air’. So I thought I was not going to like this. Cold sniff was a pleasant surprise. This DOES invoke some autumn feeling immediately. (The ‘in the park’ part of it I didn’t get. haha) So I eagerly light it up. I...
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    07-26-2015, 07:08 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on Pumpkin5's profile
    Thinking of you. Hugs and Love. <3
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    07-26-2015, 07:07 AM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on bobzilla's profile
    BOBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Thank you so much for the pm. As I said, sending our love and thoughts. Always nice to hear from you. Now... about that project. I have NOT given up on that mosquito. ;) Yes. I said mosquito. :) Live with it. :D
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    07-25-2015, 07:51 PM
    Hilda posted a visitor message on a_granger's profile
    Two hoppers on their way. Will take them a week to cross the country. LOL
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    07-25-2015, 10:52 AM
    I didn't forget about my YC votive samples. I just needed to 'get in the mood'. haha I started yesterday, so far two votives sampled. Will be back to share my impressions.
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    07-25-2015, 09:26 AM
    Hilda replied to a thread GrandinRoad 2015 in General Halloween
    Hey. So I don't even want to give another 'less than totally excited' report. But I have to be honest. I received my black cat today and was... disappointed. I feel this is a trend this year. I will give a shout out to GR's photographer for making everything look extraordinary. AND I only have myself to blame for not scrutinizing every detail of descriptions and dimensions. Only here is the thing... I am a huge GR fan. This is a great event each summer I look forward to. I have...
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    07-24-2015, 06:38 PM
    Hilda commented on GobbyGruesome's photo in album 2015 pre-Halloween
    You know. I really kind of like this!! The colors are gorgeous.
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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?
  4. 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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Instructor of Jeet Kune Do since 1993. Been doing my own Halloween costumes and makeup since 1980.
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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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