December 8, 2009

Unpleasant Street - Pembroke, MA

Dave, aka Zombie-F, whose spectacular Unpleasant Street Graveyard & Haunted Trail has been giving fellow New Englanders the heebie-jeebies for half a decade now, is both chief madministrator of the popular Haunt Forum and co-founder of Massachusetts Make & Take, a Meetup for Haunters partial to Building Props from Scratch ... Dave clearly outdid himself this Halloween, first with a Skeletal Organist who, thanks to some funky pneumatics, can play Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, then with a Monster-In-A-Box whose IR Sensors can detect the distance between the Crate and any Unsuspecting Victim and Raise or Lower the Lid accordingly! Other highlights include a Spider's Lair, a Fortune-Telling Phantom, and a Tricked-Out Lab complete with Oscilloscopes, Tesla Coils & Gas Tanks ...






























Photographs ©2009 Unpleasant Street

 
LAWN: UNPLEASANT STREET
DATES: October 1 - 30, 2012 - Street Vu Only!
 October 31, 2012 - Walk Thru
TIMES: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
LOCATION: 119 Pleasant Street - Pembroke, MA
DIRECTIONS: A block away from the Intersection of Route 53 & Route 14 between
 the A+ Sunoco Station & the North Pembroke Post Office ...
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: --
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.unpleasantstreet.com/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
RATING:
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November 10, 2009

Nickols Manor - Rowlett, TX

It's hard to believe that in a mere 3 months Jayson & Dawn Nickols could have gathered all the materials and fabricated all the props for such a spectacular Cemetery - their First Haunt Ever! Chalk it up to beginner's luck, strong organizational skills ( Dawn journaled every phase of the project ), or an unusually keen / eerily glowing eye for detail; note the staggering array of Headstones, each Epitaph more elaborate & hilarious than the next, how they all pop thanks to Jayson's Chiaroscuro Lighting ... Nickols Manor far surpasses the typical rookie endeavor!




















Photographs ©2009 Jayson & Dawn Nickols

 
LAWN: NICKOLS MANOR
DATES: October 16 - 31, 2012
TIMES: Dusk - 10:00 pm CST
LOCATION: Quail Ridge Drive - Rowlett, TX
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: --
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.nickolsmanor.com/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
RATING:
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November 4, 2009

Chris Birkett's Haunted Graveyard - Scottsdale, AZ

DJ Chris Birkett's passion for music is matched only by his passion for haunting, which he traces back over 23 years to the trio of Tombstones & makeshift Pumpkin Patch he was perhaps destined to assemble in 1986 ... Fast forward to Halloween 2001, swan song for the original Haunted Graveyard, which by then had moving markers and an opening & closing coffin; not 1 month after having supposedly put the Boneyard to rest, he and cousin Shawn Silberblatt somehow resigned themselves to creating ( or more accurately, replicating ) Halloween Town from Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas - in all its fluorescent glory! Chris adopted a Disney's Haunted Mansion theme in 2008, recycling several of his Halloween Town props to great effect ...
















Photographs ©2007 Chris Birkett

 
LAWN: CHRIS BIRKETT'S HAUNTED GRAVEYARD
DATES: October 27 - 31, 2012
TIMES: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm MST
LOCATION: 8414 East Valley Vista Drive - Scottsdale, AZ
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.birkettentertainment.com/hauntedgraveyard/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
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October 31, 2009

Ashley's Asylum - Indianapolis, IN

Shiver Me Timbers! It's definitely a pirate's life for Troy & Stacey Ashley, both of whom have labored furiously this year to expand their haunt - even swabbing the deck of the Devil's Mermaid, the massive Ghost Ship they cobbled together out of Foam Board, PVC Pipes, and some 2x4's ... Incredible! New for 2009 is the Drinking Ghoul, who's no doubt gargling to the tune of Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle of Rum!












Photographs ©2008–2009 Troy & Stacey Ashley

 
LAWN: ASHLEY'S ASYLUM
DATES: --
TIMES: --
LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: --
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.hauntspace.com/ashleysasylum/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
RATING:
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Happy Halloween!

Here's hoping everybody's Lawn is a resounding success! Cheers! And now to set the mood ...

 
... An opening in the trees now cheered him with the hopes that the church bridge was at hand. The wavering reflection of a silver star in the bosom of the brook told him that he was not mistaken. He saw the walls of the church dimly glaring under the trees beyond. He recollected the place where Brom Bones's ghostly competitor had disappeared. "If I can but reach that bridge," thought Ichabod, "I am safe." Just then he heard the black steed panting and blowing close behind him; he even fancied that he felt his hot breath. Another convulsive kick in the ribs, and old Gunpowder sprang upon the bridge; he thundered over the resounding planks; he gained the opposite side; and now Ichabod cast a look behind to see if his pursuer should vanish, according to rule, in a flash of fire and brimstone. Just then he saw the goblin rising in his stirrups, and in the very act of hurling his head at him. Ichabod endeavored to dodge the horrible missile, but too late. It encountered his cranium with a tremendous crash,-he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed by like a whirlwind.
 
 
The next morning the old horse was found without his saddle, and with the bridle under his feet, soberly cropping the grass at his master's gate. Ichabod did not make his appearance at breakfast; dinner-hour came, but no Ichabod. The boys assembled at the schoolhouse, and strolled idly about the banks of the brook; but no schoolmaster. Hans Van Ripper now began to feel some uneasiness about the fate of poor Ichabod, and his saddle. An inquiry was set on foot, and after diligent investigation they came upon his traces. In one part of the road leading to the church was found the saddle trampled in the dirt; the tracks of horses' hoofs deeply dented in the road, and evidently at furious speed, were traced to the bridge, beyond which, on the bank of a broad part of the brook, where the water ran deep and black, was found the hat of the unfortunate Ichabod, and close beside it a shattered pumpkin ...
You can read Sleepy Hollow in its entirety over at Project Gutenberg ...
Alas, beware the Headless Horseman!

October 29, 2009

The Undead Cemetery - Guyton, GA

Keith & Martie Tompkins, along with a sustantial cast of volunteers, have been scaring the dickens out of Effingham County, GA for 8 consecutive years ... Their Undead Cemetery is a walkthru maze / yard haunt complete with Strobe Lights, Fog Machines, Live Actors, and a crew or two of surprisingly talented Skeletons! Visitors are also urged to contribute Canned Goods to a local Food Outreach program ...








Photographs ©2007 Keith & Martie Tompkins

UPDATE ( November 18, 2009 ) - By all accounts 2009's Undead Cemetery was a smashing success ... upgrades were copious and included a Shutterbug from Olan Kills stealing the souls of a Headless Bride & Ghoul, a Pirate looking neither leaner nor meaner than his Boneyard Dog, and the Denizens of Limbo actually doing the limbo ...




















Photographs ©2009 Keith & Martie Tompkins

 
LAWN: THE UNDEAD CEMETERY
DATES: October 31, 2012
TIMES: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
LOCATION: 140 Brittany Lane - Guyton, GA
DIRECTIONS: Follow the signs in front of South Effingham County High School ...
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Charity - Please bring Non-Perishable Food or
 Pet Food Items!
CHARITIES: Local Food Pantries & Animal Rescue Facilities
WEBSITE: http://www.theundeadcemetery.com/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
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