Friday, June 25, 2010

I wanna Halloween shopping Spree!

A Halloween shopping spree that doesn't include high heels, clothes or make up?! No girlie bits, just gory bits ;) Well, I'd be more than willing to make the sacrifice for that shopping trip! Making our own Halloween props and decorations is by far more cost effective than purchasing them and sometimes a lot more fun but, sometimes you just wanna shop! You can't make everything from scratch, right?

Yes, sadly the theory of a budget still applies to Halloween decor. ...yada yada yada, you'll thank me later when this wonderfully wicked day is over and you still have cash left to grab dirt cheap goodies for next year's Halloween ;)  

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jon Metz: a Real Life 'Saw' scenario!

We've all had a 'good day gone bad' scenario but for 31 year old Jon Metz, this saying has never been more real. His nightmare began as a normal day on June 7, 2010 and ended two, hellishly long days later with a story that resembles that of the horror movie SAW!! ...only Jon was the only one playing and it wasn't a game!!

Jon Metz sat trapped in his basement with his arm wedged and rotting, within his own furnace, for hours upon hours before he was forced to choose between continuing that same fate or removing his own arm from his body?!!

When no sign of help came for poor Jon Metz (at least not until June 9, 2010) he'd already began to saw off his own arm with a freakin' hacksaw! OMG!! until the pain caused him to pass out. According to doctors, this brave and courageous effort he did put forth to dislodge himself also saved his life, despite the fact that it cost him his arm.

For the full story of Jon Metz and his life changing experience visit - Cutting off own arm...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

The Aliens have landed...

I love it when families get into the spirit of Halloween. Creating a home haunt together makes for long lasting memories that just may inspire them to become future home haunters ;)

These Halloween fanatics went all out with the sci-fi genre and these vid's provide some great inspiration for those wanting to know how it's done.

Halloween countdown...only 138 days away!!

Home Haunt Ideas - Area 51, Zombified Redneck Saloon & the Occult

Halloween home haunts come in an array of scary flavours like that of terrifying ghosts and goblins to more of a happy Halloween with smiley faced pumpkins feeling (ick)! Sometimes though, it's cool to see out of the ordinary thrills such as a bizarre cult with cloaked figurines, an unleashed Area 51's scientific laboratories or even a zombified saloon!

Create an Area 51 by utilizing those green and yellow flood lights, some fog and that sheet of plexi glass you've got laying around or old fish tank. Find some odd looking faux dead things and place them in the tank, behind the glass or in pickle jars. Have scare actors or figurines in authoritative gear like army camo, police gear or even those white plastic painters outfits. Have props like gas masks, clear shields and amo such as a cheap airsoft sniper rifle, lots of bloodied garden tools on nearby trays and an empty, blood covered bed or table with straps lying in wait for the next victim....!

Or, if your home haunt needs a theme, try recreating an old zombified Redneck Saloon. Load it up with zombified cowboys, saloon girls and sheriffs in period type clothing like torn jeans, plaid shirts, vests, cowboy boots, hats, bandanna's, faux pistols and a cheap airsoft sniper rifle! Then, place the artillery on the side, redneck cowboys turned Zombie don't shoot guns (anymore ;) they eat brains!! Use both static and live scare actors and set up a walk through home haunt area that simulates a saloon with a card table or two and a bar area. Have 'people' playing cards or standing at the bar until the trick-or-treater shows up, then it's dinner time!

The occult and satanic rituals is another deeply disturbed re-creatable act that works nicely on Halloween. Candles, pentagrams, eclectic daggers, goblets of blood, a shrine and a 'dead' rubber chicken or two is thought provoking in an all too terrifying, nightmare like way ;)

Please, if you use any Halloween props that in real life simulate the real thing, such as the cheap airsoft sniper rifle, use them responsibly! Do not load the airsoft when it's in use as a prop at your home haunt, it's only a prop!! And yes, of course you can play with your new toy some other day, just not on Halloween, got it!?! Good!! ;)
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