Friday, October 2, 2009

SKULLS at Big Lots!

I already have a few skulls but these impressed me as the most anatomically correct I've seen for the money! They're slightly smaller than life-sized but certainly worth the $8.00 price tag. Made of resin, they're hard and durable, and the paint job is pretty nice too! I picked this one up at my local Big Lots store. I think I might make a mold of this one and cast a bunch of hard foam ones for future corpse-buildin' fun!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Roadside Mausoleum Reference

It's not the best photo I've ever taken...I shot it while waiting at a red light. I thought it was good reference for painting styrofoam to look like weathered stone for a mausoleum, dungeon, etc.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

White Jack

Garden Ridge White Jack O' Lantern
A white Jack-o-lantern light at Garden Ridge stores here in Atlanta. I like the Jack Skellington look he has and that he's kind of squatty...almost like he's soft and sinking. I think I might add a few areas of mold to him.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Skeletons at Garden Ridge!!

Well, the Halloween season has officially begun! Among other things, Garden Ridge has life-sized, realistic, rigid plastic skeletons for only $49.99! Get 'em while they're DEAD!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

2001 Maniacs - A blast!!!

I saw a particularly entertaining horror movie on Fearnet last night.

"2001 Maniacs" (2005) starring Robert England (Freddy Krueger).

"2001 Maniacs" is about a group of Spring Breakers who get lost in rural Georgia on their way to Florida and end up in a town that time seems to have forgotten. There they find some VERY dedicated throw-backs to the Civil War era who are convinced that "The South will Rise Again" and are committed to making sure that happens, one body at a time!

It was more of a comedy than a serious horror flick but it has a lot of interesting characters…lots of hot topless girls…and some VERY creative kills. (including a poor mouse who met his demise in a vice)

It’s not really scary (although there were a few startles) but if you want to watch something campy, gory and THOROUGHLY entertaining…check out "2001 Maniacs".

This has been The Undertaker’s Mortuary of Movies reminding you to…Stay Rotten!

See you in the cemetery!

Victor “The Undertaker” Ives

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Jason?! At Toys-R-Us?!

I was shopping at Toys-R-Us for my son's birthday and was amazed at what I found! It was a life sized, movie quality replica of Jason's hockey mask! I opened the box expecting to be disappointed by the paint job or the quality but was happily surprised. The paint job and weathering were actually pretty decent...maybe an 8 on a 1-10 scale. The quality was also impressive...hard plastic and about 3/8" thick! The elastic straps (probably the cheapest part of the mask) are riveted on sturdily. The best thing was that the mask was only $19.99! I bought one immediately. The stock boy said that they receive about 6 every 2 weeks that they sell quickly. Maybe I'll pick up a few to offer on

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My severed finger

My rotting, severed finger prop is finished. I coated my finger w/ 4 coats of liquid latex, powdered it up, pulled it off, turned it inside out, stuffed it w/ cotton, put a broken wooden dowel and liquid latex bits in the end and painted it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Doug-y...the only known photograph.

Here's the only known photograph of me on Halloween 2008. I'm the one who usually takes the photos so there aren't any more. I'll be fine-tuning my Doug-y character for Halloween this year.

Painted my teeth...

Over the last few months I've created a huge laundry list of cool things to do before Halloween. I've decided that the only way to get even half of them done is to get the ball rolling on one or two each day. Yesterday's project...dirty up my already excellent Gnash teeth. As recommended by's owner, I used acrylic paint and sealed it with clear nail polish. Now they're niiiice and naaasty!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cutting More Than The Skull

Never use an X-acto knife to cut a plastic skull in half. 4 stitches later...

Target Zombie Mask

Here's a mask I bought at Target before Halloween. I thought the sculpt was good so I touched up the paint a little to give it more contrast.