Mansion at Midnight: December 2011

This is my little not so scary Halloween blog "Mansion At Midnight"
... Inspired by Disney's Haunted Mansion...
I always wanted to be at the Haunted Mansion at Midnight...

Thanks for stopping by...

In Irons

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dave Lowe's Christmas Display...

Dave Lowe posted his design for his niece Devin and it is awesome... here is pic I stole off his site but you have to check it out...Dave is such an inspiration:

Here is Dave Lowe Christmas blog posting..

New For 2012 - Halloween Plans

Well good lord willing and the creek dont rise, hopefully this will be the Halloween set for next year.  I hope I can swing it

I am basically adding the front two columns, the header and talking skull there with his raven friends and then the fencing holding back the haunted tree and his owl friend accompanied by spirit waving a lantern and pointing the way to the entrance between the columns

You can see the existing bust and columns and candelabra in the background between the two new columns.   The tree will essentially be just a plywood cutout possibly covered with celluclay and painted as well as the owl. 

I will use the audio from the Haunted Mansion for the talking skull "Welcome foolish mortals..."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Ok I know its a Halloween Blog, but the best ghost story ever is of course A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens,  and so I love Christmas too... so to everyone I wish the best Christmas Blessings to All

Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Fill your glass again, with a merry face and contented heart. Our life on it, but may your Christmas be merry, and your New Year a happy one! 

Merry Christmas!
Preston(aka In Irons)

Here are some Christmas pics of the homestead....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Awesome Steampunk Garage Haunt Via Time Machine

I kinda like the Steampunk stuff cause I love Jules Verne and HG Wells and all, but these guys take the cake for steampunk and a garage haunt.  Simply amazing, its a time machine journey through the ages to the time for a murderous rampage by a Jack The Ripper type character.

Did I say they did this all in their GARAGE?!?!

Here is the link to the first person perspective:

Here is the link from the presenter perspective and how they were able to accomplish this in a garage:

It took them 18 months to put this together....

Kudos to the Fangoria guys, here is their Fangoria website.  You can see their other efforts for previous Halloween haunts.