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  1. Holy Order of Screams

    I don't know why I love "generators". Put in some info and your Vampire name pops out or whatever.


    In 2017 I made an Excel based theme generator, which I shared again in 2019.

    For reasons I no longer remember, I created a "Halloween Haunt Name Generator", which I share here.

    Halloween Haunt Name Generator 20210216.xlsx

    It's also Excel based, mostly because that's the program I
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  2. Backstory

    To help fill guests in on the story behind the haunt, I posted 13 news clippings to help tell the tale.
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  3. House of Restless Spirits

    From 2007 to 2013, the House of Restless Spirits haunt in Santa Monica thrilled Halloween lovers looking for something other than jump scares and chainsaws.
    People would line up around the block and stand in line for hours to walk AROUND this house, peeking into windows to see ghostly images and haunted happenings.

    Inspired by the Hallowed Haunting Grounds, professional magician Eric Maurin and aerospace engineer Rick Ouwerkerk created what was called "the spookiest and ...
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  4. DryRot Gulch Lights On Tour

    This video is a "lights on" walk-thru of DryRot Gulch.
    Just to show the props.


    Tour starts with The Sentinel. This was, of course, inspired by Master Pumpkinrot. You can't tell form the pictures or video, but the left arm of that prop was actually engineered as a puppet, so a hidden actor could "grab" patrons. For the Nervous Nellies out there, the hand is made entirely of furniture foam, so it's the
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  5. Blinded

    This is one of the scarecrows from this year's DryRot Gulch. The head and torso are paper mache, with a blindfold of faux barb wire.
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    The torso is paper mache formed over a skeleton.
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    The skull is a plastic prop skull I spray-glued some distressed fabric to.

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    As previously mentioned, I made barb wire out of twine.
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    Updated 01-30-2021 at 01:36 PM by DryRot

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