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:
ANY ERRORS?  UPDATES?  HELP TO KEEP HAUNTED LAWNS CURRENT: HAUNTEDLAWNS@GMAIL.COM

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: --
RATING:
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October 28, 2009

Nightmare on Newton Drive - Overland Park, KS

Halloween 2009 will be the fourth in a row for this Freddy Krueger themed display ... Originally hailing from OK ( the pix below are from the Sooner State ), the family has since relocated to KC, thus securing a chunk of real estate on which to build the Graveyard of their dreams - make that nightmares! A Swamp crawling with Insects and a Mad Scientist's creepy Lab are also in the works ...
















Photographs ©2008 Nightmare on Newton Drive

UPDATE ( October 25, 2010 ) - The Graveyard now sports a Wraparound Fence with Faux Granite Columns, but folks attempting to pay their respects will no doubt freak out when the K-man wiggles his Fingerblades - NOND Merch available via CafePress ...








Photographs ©2009 Nightmare on Newton Drive

 
LAWN: NIGHTMARE ON NEWTON DRIVE
DATES: October 31, 2012
TIMES: Dusk - 10:00 pm CST - No Walk Thru!
LOCATION: Newton Drive - Overland Park, KS
DIRECTIONS: South of West 71st St. between Antioch Rd. and Metcalf Ave.
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.nightmareonnewtondr.com/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
RATING:
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