Halloween

General Halloween Blogs

  1. The Hopps Approach to Characters

    I have mentioned that Allen Hopps has said how he develops haunts based on place, characters, and situation.

    Master Hopps, naturally, does more than just decide what kinds of characters he has based on the place. He assigns them roles. Specifically, in Dark Hour, Allen has said he has a chief antagonist, minions, and enemies (or from our perspective, protagonists).

    The ...
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  2. Into the Silents

    2020 looms large on the horizon and many of the first motion pictures ever made are now either over or approaching a century old.

    With a century of movies to choose from, and so many of those being modern horror, why should modern haunters watch horror (or other movies) from the silent era?
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  3. ZOMBIETRONIX Prop Skeleton Calculator Preserved

    Need to make a monster with human proportions? Using PVC for the armature? How will you know what size to cut each piece?

    Back in the day, you could find a pretty handy chart at Zombietronix.com. They are gone now, but their legacy shambles on. Here is the chart they offered to all who visited:
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    I created a calculator based on this chart so anyone can enter the total height of their zombie in inches or centimeters and get very good ...

    Updated 08-25-2019 at 07:46 AM by JustJimAZ

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  4. Witch Doctor Rattle Mod

    Cruising through the thrift stores, I came across this creepy little thing:
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    It is pretty freaky and weird all on its own, but I thought I could give it a makeover. The base seems like a coconut shell sanded smooth and carved. Both sides have the same carving. The teeth are pieces of paper glued inside. A couple of bottle caps inside make the "rattle".

    I started by replacing the hair with the ...
  5. Making a Horror Doll with Paper Mache Part 2

    Last time, I left the doll parts drying. Now they are all dry and ready for paint. There are any number of paint options. For this project, I started by giving all the parts a black base coat.
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    To help the next layers "pop" more clearly, I decide to do a dry brush of white right over the black. I find, when putting colors right on the black, it is easy to muddy them.
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