Okay guys! We're past halfway to Halloween so I figured it was most definitely time to move from the planning stage (first 6 months following Halloween) to the Execution stage(the 6 months leading up to Halloween). Last year our trio took a year off from our party to travel and to spend Halloween in Salem! It was a lot of fun, we even attended the annual Hawthorne Hotel's party, which was HUGE but....it just WASN'T HOME haha. So we are very much excited to get back to the party. Our last party was the Cirque Du Inferno in 2014 and it was probably our best one yet...so obviously we want to top it!
For 2016 we're essentially doing a gothic graveyard, however, our official title is "Spangler's Hollow." Spangler being the name of our road.
Spangler's Hollow is a cesspool for evil. When you make your way along the winding dirt road to the dead end bottom, you can feel the negative energy as it sucks you into it's abyss. It was once the estate of a retired Dr. and his wife in the 1800's until they were violently murdered by a pair of escaped mental patients. The patient's had no names, but soon took residence in Spangler's Hollow where they began their macabre legacy. The male patient started kidnapping people, drugging them and taking them to his parlor room where he would dissect, dismember, and embalm them alive. It was because of this that the male patient became infamously known as "The Mortician." After The Mortician was finished with his victim's, his partner and assistant would then proceed to dress the bodies and put make up on them for display. Often, she would find a particular feature on a victim's face interesting or beautiful and would flay sections of the face to wear over her own, covering her own insecurities. The pair met their third partner in crime, a drunken, deranged and out of work carpenter, while he was passed out on the property. Instead of disposing of him, the three struck a deal: in exchange for the money and personal items from their victims, he would help dispose of the bodies by building proper coffins and burying them. The trio was later discovered and executed on site, but had left a horrible legacy in their wake. Throughout their time they had amassed numerous graves and mausoleums on the property...all victims of their horrible rampage. Such negative energy can not be dispelled, and curious spectators have often spotted ghosts of the victims wandering the graveyard, unable to escape the hold the land has on them. And some even say that on a chilly, foggy night...one can look into the Hollow and spot The Mortician and his fiends, scouring the land for a living soul to devour.
Okay! So that's the idea behind our theme...we imagine our graveyard to be this sort of cesspool for all sorts of negative energies....necromancy, zombies, werewolves and trapped spirits. I will be posting more around our characterizations and the props, themes, etc. that we're looking to accomplish.
Here is a graphic image I created as a teaser for our guests, which will go up with the online event page.
And another graphic image for the event page....
Be on the lookout because i'll be posting everything here so it's out of my head and in writing somewhere LOL. We have lots of ideas for the rooms in the house and a fun game to play, plus all of the decor and projects that I have on my list!