October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

May every strobe stun and every prop pop! And now ...

 
... Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping, somewhat louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore —
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; —
'T is the wind and nothing more!"
 
 
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door —
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door —
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore, —
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." ...
You can read The Raven in its entirety over at Project Gutenberg ...
Blackbird squawking in the Dead of Night ...

October 29, 2010

Hooper's House of Horrors - Chatham, ON

Martial Arts Instructor "Sensei" Bill Hooper & wife Natalie have spent the last 4 Halloweens earning Black Belts in Kung Boo by hosting the Triple-H ( Hooper's House of Horrors ) for the benefit of the Triple-C ( Community Clothing Centre ) ... Among 09's many highlights: the Colony of Bats on the Ceiling, the Demonic Dolls in the Shadowboxes, the Skeleton in the Casket, and that kooky Witch's Coven ... No Ninjas, but the Severed Limb in the "Piranha" Tank - Classic!




























Photographs ©2009 Bill & Natalie Hooper

 
LAWN: HOOPER'S HOUSE OF HORRORS
DATES: --
TIMES: --
LOCATION: 37 Prince Arthur Avenue - Chatham, ON ( Canada )
DIRECTIONS: --
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Charity
CHARITIES: Community Clothing Centre ( CCC )
WEBSITE: http://hoopershouseofhorrors.tripod.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/hoopershouseofhorrors
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/hoopershouse
RATING:
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October 13, 2010

The Forgotten Cemetery - Round Rock, TX

Self-Proclaimed Propaholic and Proud Member of the TXFX Haunters Group ( "Where Your Nightmares Are Our Reality" ), Steve Reeves never met a Crank Ghost he didn't want to tweak ... what started as a small-scale Garage Haunt with a smattering of Gravestones has morphed into the epic Forgotten Cemetery, a display rife with Mechanical Mayhem: howsabout a fully-lit Archway supported by 7' Columns, each wired for a Flickering Torch; or a classic Creature-In-A-Crate, its Animated Lid threatening to snap the Chains; or Drac's Recycled Marker rocking violently back & forth! The 2010 Cemetery also boasts a massive Air Cannon among its many technical embelishments ...




















Photographs ©2009 Steve Reeves

 
LAWN: THE FORGOTTEN CEMETERY
DATES: October 30 - 31, 2012
TIMES: 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday - 9:00 pm CST on Wednesday
LOCATION: Pearl Street - Round Rock, TX
DIRECTIONS: North of West 22nd St. between San Gabriel St. and Rio Grand St.
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: --
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.steveshauntedyard.com/
FACEBOOK: --
TWITTER: --
RATING:
ANY ERRORS?  UPDATES?  HELP TO KEEP HAUNTED LAWNS CURRENT: HAUNTEDLAWNS@GMAIL.COM

October 6, 2010

The Bloodshed Brothers Haunted House - Temecula, CA

When The Bloodshed Brothers ( Zachary & Jeromy Ball ) first made the pact to build a KILLER Haunt in their otherwise laid-back SoCal community, little did they know over 900 DUDES would eventually pass through the Double-B Double-H in the 2009 season alone ... a RIGHTEOUS success FOR SURE, and a testament to the countless hours the BROs had spent getting every GNARLY scene just so: like the Entomologist squirmming in Spiders' Silk while a Giant Worm consumes his Colleague's Corpse; or the aftermath of a Demented Doctor's misguided medical experiments; or the Suicidal Figures in a Haunted Dollhouse; or the Killer Klowns who chop 'til they drop in a Day-Glo Disco Dungeon ... AWESOME!






























Photographs ©2009 Zachary & Jeromy Ball

 
LAWN: THE BLOODSHED BROTHERS HAUNTED HOUSE
DATES: --
TIMES: --
LOCATION: 30167 Silver Ridge Court - Temecula, CA
DIRECTIONS: Heading South on I-15, Take the Murrieta Hot Springs Exit & Make a Left;
 Turn Right onto Winchester Road, then Make a Left onto Nicholas Road;
 Turn Left onto North General Kearny, then Right onto Sierra Madre;
 Finally Turn Left onto Silver Ridge Court ...
BROADCAST: --
AUDIENCE: All Ages
ADMISSION: FREE
DONATIONS: Accepted for Improvements
CHARITIES: --
WEBSITE: http://www.thebloodshedbrothers.com/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thebloodshedbrothers
TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/bloodshedbros
RATING:
ANY ERRORS?  UPDATES?  HELP TO KEEP HAUNTED LAWNS CURRENT: HAUNTEDLAWNS@GMAIL.COM