Scary “Blair Witch” Icons Made from Sticks

  The following contribution is from the spooky Screaming Scarecrow Studios. Thanks as always, fellas – stay scary! When building your Halloween setup, we recommend keeping the traditional, but bring in a bite of the new – “new” if you lived in the 1700s, that is! A movie that I suspect most of the scare fans here have seen is the The Blair Witch Project. It’s based on a legend that reportedly occurred in the…Read more

The Body Part Toss Game

  Thanks, Screaming Scarecrow Studios, for this gristly and very valuable contribution! Why do most haunters haunt? Because we have tons of fun doing it! From building spooky props to putting together creepy Halloween costumes to scaring the pants off trick-or-treaters and rewarding them with candy, we just plain love it. Most Halloween haunters find all aspects of home haunting fun! With that in mind, and in an effort to provide our Halloween guests with…Read more

How to Make “Shrunken Heads” with Apples

Image credit: marthastewart.com Shrunken heads are the stuff of myth, legend and Hollywood voodoo movies. This Halloween, bring an eerie tradition to life by creating apple “shrunken heads” for your diabolical display. Be as simple or as detailed as you’d like; they may look like they take a lot of effort, but making a creepy shrunken head prop is so easy, it’s almost scary. You will need: 1 (or more) large-size, fairly round apple(s) Bowl…Read more

Need A Hand? Creating Awesome Monster Hands for Your Halloween Prop

  The following super-fun tutorial was contributed by the illustrious (and very crafty) Screaming Scarecrow of Screaming Scarecrow Studios. Enjoy! NOTE: We are including our professional haunt armature instructions, but you do NOT need to use tools or pipe for this prop. See below for two easy versions. * One thing all home haunters can use, as the Halloween Season draws near, is a few extra pairs of hands. And we mean that in more…Read more

Throwing a Widow’s Ball

A Widow’s Ball is the ultimate, gothic-themed night. Don your black and lace attire and get ready for a Halloween dinner party to remember. The elements that go into planning a successful Widow’s Ball are the same as a regular dinner party –  just darker, spookier, and much creepier (yeah, we love it too!). Learn how to throw a memorable Widow’s Ball event this Halloween, including invitations, decorations, and menu and gothic costume ideas.    …Read more

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