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  1. Nightmare Before Christmas 2019

    General Halloween
    Since there seems to be new merch ever year, I figured we'd get this one started for 2019. Any new Nightmare stuff people have spotted yet? It looks like Home Depot will be getting the Jack and Sally animatronics from Spirit (no word yet on whether they will be an improvement). There will...
  2. Creepy Wall Hanging Face with Fake Skin

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Made this nice wall painting for your enjoyment. Really though I tried this fake skin recipe and figured i would share the experience so check out my prop framed face.
  3. Prop Showcase: Halloween 2018 Video update - Thanks to you all for inspiration!

    Halloween Props
    Hello all - I finally am getting around to posting a brief video of last year's setup. This was taken the night before Halloween and does not have footage of the massive amounts of fog we put out and the hundred of kids that showed up. I also should have pulled the car out of the driveway before...
  4. Static: Rotting Head

    Halloween Props
    I made a rotting head using the shop towel and latex corpsing method. Figured I should make yet another tutorial video while I was at it. I'm going to make a second, even more rotted head that will be missing the lower jaw. Both of mine will be impaled on a stick or stake, but you can make them...
  5. Static: Davis Graveyard Cathedral

    Halloween Props
    I have a few ideas concerning how the Davis Graveyard built their amazing cathedral but I was trying to work out some technical details. I was thinking we could share ideas here and learn from each other. First I know they fit all the foam piece together with classic wood working joints like...
  6. Good tutorial (or class) for Electronics for Halloween props?

    General Halloween
    Hey all, Looking to step up my halloween display for next year and want to get into electronics and was wondering if anyone has/knows of good tutorials for beginners? I'm found some videos online, but figured I would ask here for more Halloween centric tutorials? Thanks.
  7. Video Recording for "How-To's"?

    Off-Topic Stuff
    Hey all, I'm looking to build some props this coming year and figured I would like to record the process so I can post how-to's? But wasn't sure what would be a good camera option to record the videos? Do people have recommendations on what they use. I figure my phone/camera is not good enough...
  8. Electronic/Software: Atmos FX Amazon deals

    Halloween Props
    I posted this in the Coupons section, but figured more people would see it here. The AtmosFX amazon page has a lot of the DVD effects for under $20. The christmas ones are even lower. Might be a good time to stock up on some digital decorations! https://www.amazon.com/l/9418789011
  9. Heylo all

    Member Introduction
    Hi, never posted when I signed up, so figured I would post now. Started decorating when I was a little kid at my parents house. Now 30+ years later I have a new house, and while I did some decorating at my previous house, I have been going full throttle, probably because my daughter recently...
  10. Hello from Virginia

    Member Introduction
    I’ve been reading the forums for the past year for inspiration for our front yard. I figured it was time to sign up and join the conversations.
  11. Graveyard pillars question...

    General Halloween
    Hey all. I have a question for those of you who have sizeable pillars for your graveyard gate/fencing. I saw a somewhat similar thread from a couple years ago regarding coffins, but I'm looking for more substantive solutions because I'm not setting up a week before Halloween to prevent the dead...
  12. Worst dark ride ever

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I love dark rides and just came across this video. Even a bad dark ride is usually pretty good to me, so I figured the title was just clickbait. I was wrong, as some of the other commenters also pointed out.
  13. Back from the grave

    Member Introduction
    Hello everyone! I'm not a new member, just a returning one. I made my first account in 2008, but it had so many cringy old posts on it I figured I'd start fresh, haha. Just wanted to say hi! I missed browsing this forum every day!
  14. My graveyard 2016

    General Halloween
    Hey! Thought I'd post what my house looked like on Halloween 2016...since it's definitely on my brain for 2017. The spiders have been a hit for several years and I've invested too much to not do them-- thinking of the big spider this year from Home Depot. Any other thoughts? We thought about...
  15. Hello from Louisiana

    Member Introduction
    I've been lurking this place for over a year now, figured I should finally say hi.
  16. 2017 what's your theme

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Have you figured out your 2017 theme ? I have I am doing a gothic carnival taking this over the top like I did gathering of witches :)
  17. Issue with 'Insert Video' function?

    Site Issues and Feedback
    For the first time ever, I've inserted a YouTube video URL using the 'filmstrip' icon and ended up with only the hyperlinked text visible in the post. I'm not sure if this is an anomaly, or and indication of a systemic issue, but figured I'd share it. For reference, here is a link to the...
  18. Mr. Skeleton takes a Ride

    General Halloween
    I was doing shopping at Walmart when I wandered into the ever-shrinking Halloween section and found - to my complete surprise and absolute delight - a fully articulated posable five-foot skeleton for only 29 bucks! I've always wanted one of these, and I figured it would be perfect as the...
  19. New Member

    Member Introduction
    I have been lurking for awhile and have been slowly growing my front yard display year by year. I figured that I would say hello to my fellow haunters.
  20. new member

    Member Introduction
    Hello I am a new member and trying to figure this out. Would love to ask some questions and get some advice but so far haven't figured out how to do it. Any help would surely be appreciated.