Monday, July 29, 2013

Mid Summers Halloween projects

We find ourselves in a state of flux. We are under contract to move to a MUCH bigger house with the perfect yard to haunt, but...the closing date could be anywhere from Sept 30th to Dec 30th. So we run the constant stress of "should we decorate?" We have decided to go on as usual and just anticipate the moving to come after Halloween. 

My office is a constant mash of Halloween items that I use for both inspiration and for sentimentality. This is the view over my shoulder from my computer desk.

M had been planning some projects this year all on her own. She is going to be mass producing PVC candles to start with.

Her inspirational urges strike even late into the night.

Here is the first batch of small candles.

Here they are in action!

I am working on a few projects myself trying to keep in mind that a move could happen at any given moment. So far I have one creature I am building around a toy motor. My biggest fear is the motor will give out before Halloween and it is at the heart of the build and cannot be replaced. Here is a sneak peek at what I am working on...any guesses? 

Hope that we can find time for many more projects in the days to come!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Backwoods Haunted House now taking open enrollment for this seasons haunt!

Are you creepy, horribly disfigured, love Halloween, like scaring little children, live under a bridge/basement/bed, have a chainsaw/machete collection or bare a horrible curse that transforms you int or horrible man eating mutant? If you fit any of the above criteria, Backwoods Haunted House needs you! Even if you are just an average person who really likes to scare people and lives near Wise or Lee County Virginia, they would love to have you. Sign up now to volunteer during this years haunting season. Head over to their Facebook Page *here* and send a message that you are local and interested.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New wicKED Logo.

I have been working on my own logo. I would love some opinions and critiques to make this perfect. Fire away.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

On this day in 1969, Man walks on the Moon....Werewolves rejoice!

That's right kiddies, on July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon.

It must be a big holiday among werewolves.

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Wicked Woods lashes out!

We are currently in the process of trying to buy our dream house that has over 3 times the room we do now. No sooner had I signed the contract to put our current home on the market when the Wicked Woods made it's move. In the bright shinning daylight with out a wisp of wind, one of the trees in the backyard snapped in half!

Now I feel like I have to look over my shoulder whenever I am in the yard near the woods....Not only do I hope everything goes right and we get the new house...I hope we live to actually move in it! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Guess what....

I have been really working on photo techniques and hopefully this year I can produce some pretty interesting original works. As always, critiques and suggestions are encouraged and welcomed.

For many of us, the haunting season is starting. While the heat pours down, we are busy tinkering away in sheds, workshops, and basements. Hammering out the most inexpensive but creepiest props known to man. I have been working on several projects since May, but there is a good possibility that we will be moving into our dream home right around Halloween. No matter what the timing, we will have a yardhaunt and the annual just may mean extra work on top of extra work. Time will tell.. as for now, I plan on pushing forward as usual. 

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Getting into the spirit of things....literally!

M and I were fooling around in the back yard with my new low light DSLR set up. We were playing with aperture and shutter speed so we decided to make some ghosts and willo-wisp with several kinds of flashlights. 

Just learning to play with the new camera so I can take awesome Halloween pictures this year!

As a bonus. My camera went off by accident during M's Bday celebration. Check out the evil chick on

Friday, July 12, 2013

There's something lurking in the Backwoods....

For me, the first sign that Halloween is truly around the corner is seeing the local haunts recruiting actors and gearing up there haunts. Backwoods has already released this years theme..
Your car may have quit..... or you made that wrong turn to a party....and you find yourself wondering upon what looks like a abandon farm, but there more to meet the eye.... for the family that lives in these woods have the taste for a more delicate, mouth watering meat........ 


Check out last years Review and Walkthrough via the picture below:

Check out the wicKED videos from 2011 and 2012!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My first wicKED gift of the season!

A couple of our good friends brought me a gift along with M's Birthday presents over the weeKEnD. Huge purple vials with screw on tops and bases to sit on. These were .59 cents each at a local store! The possibilities are endless, but I am thinking one of the following:
  1. Use them as a shotglass for Purple People Eater drinks (Grape juice, Redbull, Grape Vodka)
  2. Run tubing and glowing liquids in them to make a nice mad scientist lab bank.
  3. Store gross creatures and specimens in them and add them to the apothecary.  

Just trying to show you how large they are.

They all have tight fitting screw tops as well.

If you turn it upside down in it's just makes me nervous!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mischievous Monday

Let's face it....Mondays suck! Especially if you are like me and coming off an extended holiday weekend! So to make the best of it, enjoy these three hilarious horrors. The first is a great little remix of a popular song call "I'm zombie and I know it", the second is a trailer for "Mrs Doubtfire...the horror story", and last, but not least, is a heart warming video of a guy pranking his wife right into a divorce court and/or a heart attack... ENJOY!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

If these Wicked Woods are rockin...don't come a knockin (without presents!)

Today we celebrate M's Birthday officially! We are having a friends and family over for some grilling and a massive desert buffet....oh and lots of presents! In the mean time, enjoy these firework photos I took with my new DSLR. This was my first excursion into night photography and I learned a lot for the upcoming Halloween season! Hope this knowledge translates well with Halloween decor!




Let's hope all this attention does not go to M's head!