Halloween Yard Haunt , started in 2005
Every year starting in august we start preparing!!
Visit photo page for photos from each year
When there's no more room left in Hell, the dead will walk the earth!!!
We started out by buying scrap lumber from the Home Depot after the Hurricane season in 2004 , I built the pillars out of plywood that I painted with sand mixed in the paint to give them a cement feel, used 2x4 blocks of wood to hold the plywood together. The fence is 1/2 PVC painted flat black. We started out with just a few tombstones, and a coffin with a zombie in it, & a fog machine.
This year we added a few more tombstones. Bought a new mask and created a new costume. We added some skulls and the sign "Dead End Cemetery" This year I added some lighting(Blue and green spot lights) I also added gargoyles to the tops of the pillars.
This year we rebuilt the pillars of the graveyard fence. I built the frames out of 1x2's and used R-matte foam insulation for the sides(now they are 4-sided, the previous was 3-sided, open in the back) I used bondo to create a stucco feel and carved away some of the top layer of insulation to carve bricks in to the sides. I still used the PVC for the wrought iron look. Also this year I added to static props, Lenore(purchased from Horrordome.com), and edward ( he moves his head back and forth and talks) . This year we had lots of people visit.
This year I added real wrought iron fence, and got rid of the PVC, we also added a few more tomb stones to the graveyard, a couple of fog machines and some good sound cds from poisonprops.com. I also added the caged skeleton (he yells let me out and shakes the cage). I made a zombie coming out of the ground using an old mask. Big crowds now the neighbors say they look forward to this every year.
This year we added a floating reaper, We made a lifesized zombie using PVC for the frame, and made another zombie ground level. This year I also made another new costume and bought another new mask. I also bought an animatronic zombie that rises up moaning and calling out for brains. Used my old mask as a zombie head poking out of the ground.
Best year ever!!!(so far). This year a lot of changes, added more tombstones. I added more to the fence so now its on both sides of the driveway(and partially across it) I have 4 tall pillars and 2 short ones now. Added baby zombie Zack( with Lenore). I bought a pinhead(from hellraiser) animatronic , redesigned the static zombie to look more realistic, and to stand on his own) also added a zombie that sits up and yells(motion activated) and the big change was now 3 live zombies, so no one knew who was real or static, and no-one was expecting so many moving around( usually its just me.