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  1. Photoshop birthday request

    General Halloween
    All, I humbly come before you all to ask for a birthday favor. I'd like to have a Ouija board birthday cake and I have the image saved but if possible, I'd like the board to read "Happy 48th Birthday Wes'. I have ZERO knowledge of image editing software and I'm hoping one of you can help me...
  2. Electronic/Software: Creating a cheap 5.1 surround sound system

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I would like to make a speaker system where voices seem to move around an area. As people walk up the driveway voices travels around them. Back in the bad old days I had an 8 track player and quadraphonic speaker system that played Dark Side of the Moon. I always loved it. Today I'm...
  3. Zombie Trophy DIY

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I took an cheap plastic trophy and turn it into something that hopefully doesn't look like a cheap plastic trophy and make you more proud to give away.
  4. Lighting: candle help and ideas

    Halloween Props
    I recently had a conversation with a friend that works at a custom lighting company. Some of her lamps have plastic candles. She has been throwing away the extra ones. She just gave me my first batch of the leftover candles. They already have factory candle wax drips on them. They also come with...
  5. Static: Wall Masks

    Halloween Props
    Recently, I've been making plaster cloth/ paper mache masks using Mr. Chicken's YouTube tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjBxShw4TY It's a pretty simple method, although paper towels dipped in paint aren't the easiest medium to work with. The first mask I made using this technique...
  6. Light-O-Rama – It's Not Just for Christmas

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In previous posts, I've often mentioned using Light-O-Rama hardware and software for Halloween displays. The following video isn't so much a tutorial as an introduction that may tempt some of you to add computerized control to your attractions. I've used only the company's most basic equipment...
  7. Mechanical: Flying reaper help needed

    Halloween Props
    I'm sure most of us have seen the flying reaper scare on You Tube. I know he used fishing line and a hexacopter. I want to do This same scare on a much lower level; using a premade lightweight ( 4oz.) Reaper decoration. I am sure I won't need a $1000 hexacopter for his stunt . What would be...
  8. Upcycling a cheap mask

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I have a cheap, flimsy Frankenstein mask I bought at Walmart several years ago. The paint job on it is terrible, but I always thought the sculpt was kind of cool. I decided to make it into a piece of wall art. This is what the piece looked like coming out of storage. The mask was wrinkled...
  9. Former low-budget filmmaker, now just making weird stuff because it's fun

    Member Introduction
    Not a shock that I was a MonsterKid, growing up in the 1970's, reading Famous Monsters of Filmland, watching for old movies in the TV Guide, and staying up late on Saturdays to watch local horror hosts. I began making short movies on my dads Super-8 camera, each with a horror or monster trend...
  10. Foam, Foam and more Foam

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Hello Home Haunters, I have a plethora of styrofoam ice boxes. Ill add pics later. If you in the LA area let me know I have like 15 or 20 of them. I just want to give them away for free. They are good for making fog chillers. message me here or netherworldforest at G mail dot com
  11. In Search of Half-Skulls

    Wanted to Buy
    Hello! Anyone know a decent source for a bunch of half skulls. You know, the sort missing their lower jaw? They always convey that sense that the skull has sat around for a while. An online source I'm fond of ordering from had some for under $5-a-pop, but ran out. Attached is a pic to give...
  12. HAUNTED RADIO: stranger things, green inferno, mchc, dawn of the dead, and more!!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    This week on Haunted Radio, we are kick off the new year with news on the Motor City Haunt Club's Haunted Garage Sale, Stranger Things, The Green Inferno, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Dawn Of The Dead, Final Destination, and more!! Then, we review the John Carpenter film 'They Live' and then our...
  13. Making a Zombie Hand from Trash

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I thought I would give it a try at making some super duper cheap props that actually look good. So tell me what you think about it?
  14. Is something wrong with the Notifier emails?

    Site Issues and Feedback
    Hi all, I used to get emails faithfully about any post I made or any that I contributed to. It was great. However, during the last two weeks, they have disappeared. I know that there are things being posted, because I added a new request for help out there, and I have to return to see who has...
  15. Gemmy Zultan mouth movement repair help

    Halloween Props
    Wondering if anyone can give me direction to repair Gemmy Zultans mouth movement and his little skulls mouth movement. Neither move at all. Thank you!
  16. Static: Aliens Themed PC

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys hows everyone? Cool forum, I've been doing the haunted house thing on off sense I was a kid in the 70s. We had a high school in my part of town that did one every year in their gym. So I grew up with them. Now my son works at them at Halloween. But the reason I'm here is I've been...
  17. HAUNTED RADIO'S THANKSGIVING SHOW: headless horseman, horrific fx, twd, and more!!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    This week on Haunted Radio, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with news on Haunted Hills Hospital, Headless Horseman's Frosty Fest, Horrific FX, The Walking Dead, and more!! Then, our demonic DJ spins you around the 'Vortex' with a Thanksgiving Day tune, and then we give you our top ten horror...
  18. Boo Who's Rain Drenched Haunt

    General Halloween
    Couldn't put much out with steady rain all day and night - so I relied heavily on lighting and lots of movement. Used my Shiatsu's to "float" jack-o-lanterns in the upper windows and move my old scary lady in her antique wheelchair under cover of the porch. Had my fogger near the skellie...
  19. Prop Showcase: Haunted tree reveal!

    Halloween Props
    Haunted tree reveal!:D I was cutting it short close on my tree! I was literally finishing the touch ups right as my husband was putting it together yesterday! Even though I did not get a chance to paint it, it still looks great! I got so many compliments on my tree and people couldn’t believe I...
  20. Places to get free styrofoam

    General Halloween
    So most of us are always on the look out for free or really inexpensive material for making our props. I thought of several places where folks could possibly obtain free styrofoam big enough for tombstones, or building facades, or mausoleums, ...etc. Go and talk to your local stores that sell...
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