Thursday, October 28, 2010


I was contacted by Webkinz last week and asked if they could film a Halloween episode for their weekly video update on their website.

Webkinz are toy stuffed animals similar to many other small plush toys, however, each Webkinz toy has an attached tag with a unique "Secret Code" printed on it that allows access to the "Webkinz World" website.

Cute video for the kiddies, but I'm sure Ned the main character will be having nightmares for the next month.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Things are moving along!

Well it has been a while since the last post. We have reached lock up and fix now and we are on the home run. I (Lauren) have started training for a new part time job so things have been rather hectic in the Brodie house! But the house is coming along. Facade has been rendered ready for painting, bricks cleaned, kitchen in, tiling done. There are quite a few things we are not that happy with though so there may be a few heated discussions with our SS on the cards! Anyway here are some updated pics!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Finished another project for the haunt today.

I had to build a wooden structure made out of 2" x 4" and half inch plywood to wrapped around the front porch area (21' x 10') for the custom banner I purchased last year from Illusionator at Transworld Show in St. Louis.

Because we are a corner house and we get a lot of wind howling through our porch area, the banner became a sail last year and started to rip. So this year I'm not taking any chances and built a wooden structure for more support.

The banner has two eye's cut out of the skull head where I've placed two 19" computer monitors that light up at night with fire burning eye's, on the second half of the banner I have a large window frame where I will be playing Halloween theme movies continuously throughout the evenings.

The inside of the porch area is very dull so far, I've covered up all the wood with burlap and camouflage netting to hide how ugly it looks. Now I have to come up with some kind of a theme haunted hallway.

Any suggestions?

Friday, October 8, 2010


Pulled out all my Zombie Characters tonight, I'm starting my Cemetery set up this weekend.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I stopped in at local Pier One to see what Halloween supplies they had to offer this year and found this great looking Pumpkin Hand Soap, when your finished washing your hands, they smell like pumpkins.


While I was in Detroit, Michigan last weekend I stopped in at Target to see what Halloween supplies they had this year. I decided to relive my childhood and picked up some Count Chocula & Boo Berry cereal, I also picked up some Choc-O-Lantern Pop Tarts.

Their mine...all mine...Don't even look at them!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Along with a couple of new characters to this years haunt, I've also added some additional Tomb Stones.

I can't take the credit for making these beauties, but I will give credit were it's deserved.

My friend Brian Lashchuck from Beyond The Grave Productions made all these Tomb Stones from scratch.

The "Usher" obelisk is cast in durable, rigid urethane foam. This tall piece stands 7 feet and 1inch tall (85"). The obelisk separates into 2 inter-locking sections, the base and pedestal.

The "Harker" Obelisk is cast in durable, rigid urethane foam. This tall piece stands 8 feet 3 inches tall (99"). The obelisk separates into 3 inter-locking sections, the base, pedestal, and urn.

These Tomb Stone's are casted in durable, rigid urethane foam and reinforced with half-inch PVC. Each stone is made in a casted mold, sanded, painted with several layers of different coloured paints, and these stones are made to last for years.

I can't wait to put them out in the Cemetery this year.


Meet the two newest characters to my 2010 Halloween display.

This is the new Thornhill Woods Haunted House Cemetery Grounds Keeper "Carl", I name him after a friend of my Carl Chalupa from Room 57 because they look alike.

This good looking fellow standing next to Carl is "Decayed", he's not in a good mood because Carl just freshly dug him up.

Both characters were made by my friend Brian Lashchuk from Beyond The Gave Productions.