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  1. animatronic talking Gargoyle.

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    One of the last Animated props in my collection, a true collectors item. This is an Animated Talking Gargoyle. Motion activated, eyes light up, eye lids open and close, wings move back and forth and the Gargoyle talks with a moving mouth. Very rare to find one of these today and one that...
  2. Mechanical: Help with cauldron creep head movement

    Halloween Props
    I could really use some advice to save me time and aggravation. See my video first: https://youtu.be/dUAD_fsq1fA I'm having a couple challenges with the head. First, what should I do to get the head to come up more vertical? At its highest point, it is still too angled down for my taste. My...
  3. Animating my Carnevil

    General Halloween
    Last year I did a Creepy Clown Carnival. It was mostly static because I got the wrong size motor for my wheel of death. This year I want to build a parachute drop ride with zombie babies riding on umbrella/parachutes. My issue is I can not find any plans or anyone who has attempted this. Has...
  4. Static: Need help with my Pumpkin project

    Halloween Props
    To whom is reading this. I need help with a project I am working on for this Halloween. First, a little about the prop. I build this pumpkin out of cast material. The same material the hospitals use when you brake a bone and cover the area with casting material. I started with a balloon and...
  5. A long time .....

    General Halloween
    Wow ... It's been a very long time since I have been on here. Hopefully everything is still up and running smoothly. Checked my status as to when the last time I was on here and it said 2012!!! Hmmmmmm ... been very busy within the working class I guess. Anywho, hope all you haunters are doing...
  6. 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...
  7. Spirit Halloween animated "Creepy Cat Urn" for sale?

    Wanted to Buy
    Hi everyone. I previously owned this animated creepy cat urn from Spirit (that the cat pops in and out of) and it was a big part of my interactive shooting gallery, but this year it finally stopped working. Does anyone have a spare they might be willing to part with? Unfortunatley it looks like...
  8. Globalfear enterprise

    Merchant Reviews
    I had been looking at their full body costumes for a long time now, couple years ago, I missed their black Friday special.. when I asked, a few weeks past the deadline because their website still had the discounts, they said they couldn't do it.. SOOO all good, I waited another year, and last...
  9. My 2018 Yard Display

    General Halloween
    Hi everyone it's been a long time since I've been active here. Life just always seems to have other plans for me. So I uploaded some pictures of my yard to the Halloween 2018 album but here's a wide view of most of the graveyard. So this year my town had the first ever House of Horrors...
  10. Tiki Themed Halloween 2018

    General Halloween
    Here are the videos of my Tiki Themed Haunt. There were supposed to be animations (a creep jumping out of the Tiki Bar and a moving Tiki skeleton) but I did not have time to get those working, had computer glitches and the tiki poles being the main attraction took priority. Also fog was...
  11. Static: How Could I Go About Recreating This Scene?

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! I'm new here- I decided to sign up because I made my first Halloween scene this year and had such a great time. Now I'm already thinking about next year... I want to do a Pirates of the Caribbean scene from The Curse of the Black Pearl, specifically the treasure cave scene. I would like...
  12. Electronic/Software: Convert piezo sound sensor to PIR (HC-SR501)

    Halloween Props
    I just started getting into hacking props this year. Maybe next year I'll try my hand a my own custom props. Anyway... Last year, I bought the Rising Reaper on clearance at Wal-Mart. It runs off of 3 AA batteries. I dislike battery operated props, so I converted it to AC power by simply using a...
  13. Electronic/Software: My Raspberry Pi based Monster in a box (Open Source)

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, just thought I would show you my monster in a box. I am making it out of a RaspberryPi and Door Lock actuators. I am opensourcing the whole project on github (https://github.com/hevnsnt/monster). I am still working on everything, so I have not written instructions but I will. This...
  14. Fog: Fog Machines and Vinegar

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone left vinegar in their fog machine? I left vinegar in mine last year and now its not working. The pump comes on but doesn't pump fluid. I took the pump apart and cleaned it up still nothing. The only thing I can figure is the vinegar messed the seals up. Just a last effort to see if...
  15. Electronic/Software: Skeleton tree lunger

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I recently bought this Halloween skeleton tree lunger from Big Lots. It has a motion and sound activation function, but does not seem to be working for me. There is a try me button attached to it and that works quite well. I was wondering if anyone knew how I might be able to extend the...
  16. Static: Daughter Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    So working on the following in memory of my daughter. Worked out very nice for my first major project. Happy with everything except the hair, someone should do a tutorial on Monster Mud'in Hair. :) Based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVNW7UK773s
  17. Tombstone support * Question

    General Halloween
    What do you do to secure your prop tombstones to the ground? The mini plastic stakes they come with are useless, last year I used paint stir sticks and duct tape which worked fine. But this year it's extra windy and it's not working too well. Thanks!
  18. Electronic/Software: Pumpkin Nester Issue

    Halloween Props
    Hello There, Very new to this forum but I have a problem going on with my Pumpkin Nester Prop. :mad:I plug him in and he does not activate as normal. I then unplug then plug him back into the wall and he activates. Seems as if only unplugging from wall then plugging back in activates him. Any...
  19. Static: Some pictures of our 17th/18th century newbie graveyard, and an obelisk question...

    Halloween Props
    Just thought I'd share what we've been working on! My fiancée is an English professor and I'm a full-time grad student so we generally only have so much time to work on things during the year while we're exhausted, but we've got a pretty respectable start! Most of the tombstones are from last...
  20. Donna The Dead animatronic

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Rare 2006/07 animatronic figure. Still works, has original cord and box (but lost the outside graphic). Moves, but some sort of balance issue with the swaying body action. The belt that operates the action is still there and working when I filmed the vid, just had to hold her hand to get her to...
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