Saturday, September 22, 2018

At long last...Autumn is upon us!


Tis the season of long shadows...
           Halloween Season...
                 The start of the best 3 months of holidays known to mankind!


ALL HAIL THE AUTUMN TIME!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Digging up some old friends to help with The Haunted Forest


Not really...but it sure looks like we did!


We spent some time Saturday corpsing store bought skeles for our local Haunted Forest. Not too bad if I do say so myself!

Especially since they start out like this! We just used a heat gun and plastic tarp method with wood stain for desiccated skin effect

This is what the guy looks like after completely corpsed.


HI FIVE!




Friday, September 14, 2018

FIVE hidden keys to unlock The Haunted Forest...If you find one, you will be rewarded!


During the month of October, the barrier between our world and the spirit realm becomes extremely thin. So thin that those with the knowledge of the darker arts can break through that barrier and unleash the foul things of the other side into our world of warmth and light.



Madam Beatrice Lebow is one of those people. 


Every October she uses 5 special keys to unlock the land of the dead and invites them into the forests around Mountain Empire College.


 These keys take the form of shiny, jet black skulls that contain dark mojo that only a master of voodoo can use. 



This year, one of her most unruly minions named Darkness stole the keys away in an effort to prevent the Voodoo Queen from unleashing the spirits into the Haunted Forest.




 This minion hid the keys far and wide to prevent them from being found easily, but Madam Lebow is not so easily thwarted!







She has put out a reward for the safe return of those keys. Anybody who is lucky (unlucky?) enough to find one and return it to the main entrance of The Haunted Forest at the ticket booth, will receive (relatively) safe passage for 2 through her Haunted Forest for free! 


 One key has already been found and only 4 remain! Will you be the one to discover the next?









Sunday, September 2, 2018

Creepycon 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of going to the Creepycon Halloween/Horror convention in Knoxville TN last week with the folks from The haunted Forest.

It was a blast! Here are some of the photos from the event.


The convention was in World Fair Park

Pretty cool...and not even creepy!

ok that's kinda creepy

The facilities were great!

There were some unsettling things in the hotel from time to time.

Never knew who you would bump into in the halls!

Downtown Knoxville from our 10th floor view

This is us on day 2











Rob Zombie!

There was a creepy confection contest!






A circus sideshow kept everybody entertained over the 2 day event!



We got out picture taken with the actress who plays Pepper from American Horror Story!









DO NOT DISTURB! 

They also had an oddities museum diplay














My wife entered the Zombie beauty pageant.  Her hobbies included listening to Classical music like Mozart because she was also de-composing!



They had a dance act of Thriller which was fantastic!

Day one we went as Death and a Vampire! 









Death signing his life away!

From Maximum overdrive!

Christine!









Not creepy..just cool!




They also had a Creepy Burlesque show !


My wife waiting on a Hotel Valet when the elevators got stuck with about 20 kids crammed in one!


We also met this Genie named Zues who sold me a magic ring he made from an antique spoon from New Orleans that should protect me from evil spirits.... TRUE STORY!