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  1. Lighting: Edgar Allan Poe Projection

    Halloween Props
    Last Halloween I created this animation of a bust of Poe reciting "The Raven" I never used it. I was going to project it into a graveyard and have Poe appear and talk, a-la the Haunted Mansion Singing Busts. If anyone here wants to use it, please be my guest. you can copy and use it free from...
  2. SpookyTown/Christmas Village Catalogs beyond 2013

    General Halloween
    Hey guys! Long time no spook? As the title relates, I was just on Lemaxs website and have downloaded their catalogs that they have available going back to 2013. I know that you guys, like me, like to collect various and sundry things from the internet when it comes to our OHCD (Obsessive...
  3. Desperately seeking raven

    Wanted to Buy
    My haunt this year is inspired by the master, Edgar Allan Poe. Big surprise - I need a realistic raven, wings spread. I've searched all the online sites I can find including Ebay, Spirit Halloween, Party City....but I can't find one. I can't have a Poe Haunt without a nice, big, scary raven!
  4. Animatronic Raven DIY Kit from Mr. Chicken!

    For Sale By Merchants
    Hey folks! Long time no post. I've been hard at work on my latest offering for quite a while. It's an animatronic raven that you can build yourself! Check it out in the video below, and head over to ChickenProps.com for the details!
  5. Wanted Raven on Branch TJMax Home Goods 2016

    Wanted to Buy
    Do you have a resin raven statue perched on tree branch from TJMax or Home Goods sold in 2016 that you want to sell?
  6. 'Quoth the Raven' music room (lots of pics)

    General Halloween
    This is my second year turning my foyer/music room into a tribute to Poe. It's my favorite part of my Halloween decorating :D The wall art of the entire Raven poem is a DIY project found here. It turns out GORGEOUS and shows up so beautifully in blacklight (trust me when I say pictures can't...
  7. CROW Tote Bags

    For Sale By Merchants
    Here are some great brand new tote bags, with prints of my Crow draw. Brilliant print quality, limited edition. - Bag size: 38cm x 42 cm (14,9 inch x 16,5 inch). - Handle length: 70 cm (27,5 inch). - Art print size: 27cm x 27 cm (10,6 inch x 10,6 inch). - Bags made of 100% cotton...
  8. Rite Aid - Halloween 2016

    General Halloween
    I snapped a few photos of interesting items in Rite Aid this morning. They have all the Halloween at 50 percent off now. An animated mounted raven head, regularly $19.99 (so now $10) Wooden DOTD hanging skellies were $9.99, and pretty nice looking. Huge, but lightweight, foam skulls...
  9. Electronic/Software: My new prop!

    Halloween Props
    Yesterday I was shopping at homesence when I came across this animatronic raven. He needs a little paint to take the shine away however will make a great addition to the haunt.
  10. What the...! Fox! (vocalizations/sounds)

    Halloween Music
    I'm sure this is common knowledge for a lot of folks, but... So my wife has been watching the British Midsomer Murders on Netflix and she noticed that 50% of 'em have this freaky little scream repeating off in the distance in the night time scenes. We both listened to it and figured it was some...
  11. Mechanical: Animatronic Mausoluem: Modiifed Raven Manor Mausoluem

    Halloween Props
    I'm building my second Raven Manor Mausoleum. For plans, visit www.ravenmanor.com . Neither project was an exact copy of RM but pretty close. On the first project, I basically made modifications to hide carriage bolts, Screws and wood edges. I added a door, crown molding, a 8" spacer assembly...
  12. Other: Ghost Host, Sir Ripley Raven, My Artistic Tribute: Disney's "The Haunted Mansion"

    Halloween Props
    Ghost Host, Sir Ripley Raven, My Artistic Tribute: Disney's "The Haunted Mansion" Hey Halloween Lovers... My on going forum of my newest works in Tribute to Disney's "The Haunted Mansion" All "Old" and "New" future Oil Paintings, sculpture's and Ghostly Prop's I will be posting on this page...
  13. CROW Men & Women Shirtdesign on my RebelsMarket

    For Sale By Merchants
    "Crow" Men Shirt Black: http://www.rebelsmarket.com/products/-crow-men-shirt-black-31976 Silkscreen print on B&C T-Shirt "Exact 150"(145g/qm). Sizes: M, L & XL. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage, 100% cotton, 2 colour print in white. $ 22.50 (worldwide shipping for $ 4.5 as insured...
  14. Halloween at The Raven Creek Inn

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    Hey everybody! Well, we just had our party this past Saturday and it was a huge success. The theme was a haunted inn called The Raven Creek Inn. Thank you everyone on this site for all their ideas and inspiration. Please check out my photo album when you get a chance. This year we made...
  15. My favorite yard haunt : From 2010- The Haunted Manor.

    General Halloween
    This plaque was made from a Dollar Store platter. I attached a skull, drew and cut out the lettering from a foamie sheet, and then faux painted the whole thing to look weathered. The fencepost that held the plaque also was host to our Greeter character. Here he is in a video test before...
  16. Other "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, present I made for someone

    Halloween Crafts
    I've been crafting at my moms house today,and when I showed my dad my eyeball wreath he said I should name the bird nevermore...So it got me to thinking and I decided to make him his own nevermore bird :cool: I didn't put a ton of time into it,but I wanted to get it done before he took off so I...
  17. Black Raven Hollow is now open!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hey everybody, I posted here a few months ago to say I was considering opening an Etsy shop with handmade Halloween paper goods and decor. Well I'm pleased to say I have decided to launch for the 2014 season! I still have a lot of product to add, but wanted to start getting the word out now...
  18. Mechanical: Animatronic Raven for 2011

    Halloween Props
    Here's an animated Raven that I created for this year. I'd always wanted one of my own, so this project became this year's priority. There are a few similar Ravens at various places on the web, and I did draw on their ideas while designing this one- but it took a while, I'll bet a month of...
  19. Other: Sound Effects

    Halloween Props
    Does anybody have or know where I can get a track of bird sounds, like crows and ravens, etc. Any help would be appreciated. P.S. what do you guys use for sound in your displays? MP3, CD players, complete $5,000 setups? just wondering.