Dawn of the Dead
Hi all, Dawnski here. For longtime followers you know the hubby restricts me to a Halloween party every other year. I go way overboard and my family hates living in a haunted house for several months. I am unleashed for 2020! We have moved to a bigger home and I am excited to see where these rooms take me in regards to whole house Halloween decorating.
This thread is my prop building diary. I'll share what I'm working on and you can follow along and tell me how I'm doing. Today I want to share my ideas. If you saw the movie Ready Player One, that's kind of how I want to do our house. Everywhere you go will be some kind of 80s movie/pop culture reference.
Living Room - Beetlejuice waiting room with the magician's assistant and probably the shrunken head guy
2nd Living Room (we've turned our dining room into a separate entertaining area) - Ghostbusters with Slimer in our chandelier and some ghosts
Kitchen/Sunroom - Goonies and Indiana Jones, hoping to have One Eyed Willie and the fertility idol in these rooms
Family Room - This is a big open area with arches all around it. I want to seal up the room in black tarp and turn this into a homage to 80s horror including Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm Street. Kind of an in-house haunt. I've done this type of set up in our garage previously so it will be a luxury to have it inside the house. But maybe not so much for the family, bwahaha!
Powder Room - Take on Me music video
Basement - Caddyshack bar and 80s sci-fi and sci-fi horror. I plan to have areas dedicated to John Carpenter's The Thing and Halloween. I want to recreate the couch scene with the petri dishes. I also have other areas for Back to the Future, Terminator, Aliens and Blade Runner.
Not sure yet but I also might tie in Stranger Things and It as they were based on the 80s. I feel the Demogorgon is at home in the same world as the xenomorph and Thing creature. Scattered throughout will be Stephen King references of The Shining, Salem's Lot and Creepshow. Tons more smaller references if I can fit them in. Thanks in advance for your support and advice!