Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bloody Good

Blood. The life of a haunt? Perhaps to some but I am a simple ghoulie girl. I prefer gothic mystery over startles and the deadly silence of a cemetery scene to a slice 'em and dice 'em, fire up that chainsaw, approach.

Nevertheless, I may be in the minority... or not. I know that I sell a lot of gory stuff (and I thank those that purchase it) but I think there are a lot of DIY prop builders out there that tend to lean away from a full fledged blood bath. That is not to say that a severed head or a fountain running red couldn't end up in my yard haunt but Ed Gein in all his gory glory is not welcome. I don't know why as I get a kick out of going to haunts of this sort but for some reason I don't tend to add this type of prop to my own scenes.

To each his own right? Well sometimes I need to get out and see how the other half lives so I'm stepping outside my comfort zone to seek out the gory haunting goodies out there.

I don't think anyone was harmed in the making of this Bag of Flesh from Haunted Props but I could be wrong. Don't hold me to it. Gives a whole new meaning to making your skin crawl eh?

Skinned bear anyone? From Fright Props comes this menacing menagerie of mucus and muscle (say that five times fast).

Got guts? Well I know where you can get some or at least where you can find out how to make some. Halloween-Haunted-House has the great foam (pun intended) how-to (if you've been hiding under a rock and didn't know how this was done).

Comical but still disgusting is this bloody bucky guts creation by Back Yard Butcher Props.

Well, I'm completely grossed out so I'm outta here. But before I go I leave you with one last sick and twisted bloody goody from The Horror Dome. For those of you who desire a full size human carcass your wish is my command.

Just goes to show you can find nearly anything on the web.


  1. I am with you on the gore. Love it in movies (most) and in other haunts....but can't bring myself to put it in my yard. Not my style. Thanks for pouring your guts out to us :D

    I am so silly sometimes!


  2. Oh you clever, clever ghoul! "Pouring my guts out" - damn! Wish I had used that in the blog LOL

    There is no way I can picture gore in your haunt. I love it just the way it is!

  3. Same thing for me. I do not that blood has it's place in my haunt. I prefer to create a mysterious ambiance than a gory one. I don't want my haunt to be too scary, I'm building things to give a little spook to children but I don't to scare the hell out of them.

    I also don't imagine gore in the Davis Graveyard haunt.

  4. I prefer spooky over bloody in my haunt too. Bloody is ok in the movies, but a creepy, spooky, old school startle you type of haunted house is what I crave.

  5. Hmmmm interesting! Three for three on the spooky ambiance over gory concept so far. Guess none of us will be running out to buy that skinned bear huh?


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