Greetings Halloween Lovers! Welcome to the 3rd Issue of the Fear Crafters Newsletter!
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A new book! "How to haunt your house" By Shawn and Lynne Mitchell.
Shawn and Lynne Mitchell are the creators of The Mitchell Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, featured in the Fearnet.com 2007 series, Route 666, America's Scariest Haunted Houses and selected as a finalist for the Haunt X Awards, Best Yard Haunt 2007.
The book has over 300 color photos of step-by-step projects and inspirational photos. You can even "prewiew" the book on their web site www.howtohauntyourhouse.com, take a look!
Here is a dvd I stumbled upon while surfing the internet. At first I thought it was one of the "Halloween" movies you know the one with "Jason", as I read on I discovered it was a 55 minute "Shockumentary" full of photos, live shows, haunts, tour of dracula's castle in Transylvania, Dr. Shocker's House of Horror, haunted attractions, haunted hayrides, real haunted places,and more.
The dvd is Hosted by Daniel Roebuck and Bob Burns with celebrities Robert Englund, Alice Cooper, Tony Todd, Angus Scrimm, Tom Savini, Christa Campbell, Doug Bradley, Don Coscarelli, John Gulager and many more!
"Halloween - The Happy Haunting of America shows us a country filled with rendered corpses, killer clowns, classic monsters and blood-splattered teens jumping out from a maze’s darkened corners!"
It's looks really cool. I can't wait to see it! If you get a moment check their website out for more information and reviews. Be sure to watch the trailer below!
Watch the movie trailer below!
Fear Crafters April 2009 meeting & Make 'n' Take!
Thanks to everyone who attended our 1st Make 'n' Take!
We had a great time, and everyones corpse looked great!
Check out the Video from the event below!
This will also be posted on the web site!
The NEW April FREE online Newsletter from Home Haunt News is now available for your reading enjoyment! www.homehauntnews.com
April 30th - May 4th 2009
For more information on, registration, prices, events, tours, vendors, travel go to:
www.hauntcon.com * Online registration is now available *
Midwest Haunters Convention
June 5th-7th 2009
For more information on, registration, prices, events, tours, vendors, travel go to: www.midwesthauntersconvention.com
* Online registration is now available *
This haunt is owned & created by Jeff and Chris Davis in Milwaukie, OR.
The Davis Graveyard is one spectacular graveyard display they create in their (large) front yard. We had the privilege of meeting them at one of the conventions, they are very nice people. They taught a couple of classes at the convention too. One on making tombstones and the other on how to create and use video projection in your haunt. You can also read info on how to do these on their web site on their projects page at, www.davisgraveyard.com
They create some great tombstones, statues and other props for the graveyard. Not only do they create satic props but they also incorporate video effects. Many of the props are hand-sculpted with very realistic details. They also help out their local community by allowing the Milwaukie High School Dance team perform their “Thriller” dance routine in the graveyard to raise money for their dance team. The Davis Graveyard sells raffle tickets and extra props with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the dance team.
While visiting their web site be sure to check out the "gallery" page to view pictures and videos of their haunt.
Davis Graveyard Video
Check out this youtube video of the Davis Graveyard
featured on FearNet's
Route 666 - America's Scariest Home Haunts
If you haven't had the chance to check out www.hauntcast.net take a couple of minutes and take a look and a listen!
Haunt Cast is a web site of podcasts for the Home Haunter and Halloween Enthusiast. The audio episodes are lead by your host Chris Baker and each one is filled with interviews, info., haunting news, top 10, spooky music, movie reviews, "theater of the mind", letters form listeners, and more. These are great to listen to while surfing the internet! Keep in mind these podcast are more for adults and not for little ones ears (some adult humor & language).
Wolfe FX Professional Make Up
One of the best Halloween lines of make up that you will find is
Wolfe FX's Brand.
They make Hydrocolor (water activated make-up available in a wide variety of colors including blacklight/neon colors and "metallix"), fx silicone, make up kits, glitter, books, and make up supplies.
Hydrocolor make up - It works like watercolor paints. You use a fine tip make up or paint brush. Dip the brush into water (you just want a small amount on the brush) then lightly brush the tip across the color then apply. Of course you can use sponges to apply to a large area or your whole face too. "The highly-pigmented Hydrocolor line of professional water-activated make-up has the best coverage and the brightest blacklight colors in the industry." You can purchase the colors in seperate round containers available in 3 different sizes or you can purchase a "appetizer" which is a pallet of 6 to 12 different colors. These are great to get a starter kit of a variety of colors and they last a long time too. You can also get "refills" for the "appetizer" too as each color is in a seperate container. The Hydrocolor make up is also more resistant to smearing and holds detail and colors longer than other brands.
Glitter - The glitter is available in 14 different colors including 4 Iridescent. "Great for adding extra detail" to your make up or character.
FX Silicone - is a "unique medically safe silicone prosthetic material" that is used to create cuts and different facial effects. Available in red, clear, and a light tan. You can paint over it with make up to complete your "effect" you created and you can clean, reuse and reapply it. You can also cast it in almost any mold.
Besides the make up they carry make up supplies, like brushes and sponges (the regular white triangle wedge sponges won't work with their make up they are for oil based make up and creams), step by step books of various levels to help you create different faces, and make up kits. They go to many of the haunt conventions where they sell products, do demonstrations, and will answer any questions you may have. Of course you can purchase their products on their web site or email them with any questions too!
The best deal I found for the Eliminator EF-1000 is at www.eliminatorlightingdirect.com (they are an authorized dealer) on sale for $59.99, I'm not sure how long they will be on sale! They also have great deals on other dj lighting & effect equiptment in different brands as well.
If you decide to purchase a new fog machine in the near future or even a few years down the road please don't take this article as a "you have to purchase this one because it is the best". I simply wanted to share the results of my research in hopes it would help and encourage anyone deciding to make a fog machine purchase to spend a little time and do some searching to find out what products are avaiable and at what prices. This will help in making sure you are getting the item for the specific needs of your haunt or party!
HauntedHouse.com - Lots of links to all kinds of cool Haunt sites, haunted attractions, home haunts, products and information.
HomeHauntClub.com - A NEW online club for home haunters from all over. It is getting ready to launch and you can learn what it is going to be all about and what benefits they will offer on their web site.