Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First New Prop of the Season

I did a 160 Mile turn around to Apple Valley to pick up this Craig's List gem. Can't wait to freak out the patrons with this great old medical gurney.

From a Whisper to a Scream

The 2010 Darkwolf Haunt is officially under way.
The first sign that grim things are coming to Murrieta is my friend Steve's trailer parked in fron to my house.

It's On!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Back in the Grim Game

Greetings all you zombies out there, it is your old pal Dr. Funkengroovin. I am slowly emerging from my laboratory and am inspired to bring more unrest to the living snd certainly more life to the dead this Fall. I am making some major changes to the website and am starting to really ooooz (I mean drool) over this Halloween. What's in store can only be imagined in your nightmares, but unrest assured it will be horrible.
I also want to report I have been to see all 999 Happy Haunts at The Haunted Mansion and the good news is that its still amazing after all these years.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Fright Stuff of Screams

I have an omnipresent need to create things for my haunt. creatures, gizmos, sets, and all the tweaks my chaotic mind can conjure. Most of the props I use for DarKWolF ManoR are hand made. When I originally started making props (nearly ten years ago), I believed that if I made my own props I would save a lot of money. In retrospect I guess this could be true. . .sometimes. Most often the desire for "perfection" means that more money should be spent in order to acquire the materials that are needed to make a CREATION come to LIFE. The gratifying aspect is that these things are hand made. I can step back and realize that like Dr. Frankenstein before me, I have created something that will have a life of it's own.
To facilitate my constant need to create, God has invented the Home Improvement Store. 95% of what makes my haunt work and keeps it working comes from Home Depot or Lowe's. I do get many specialty items from Ebay vendors and various other merchants.
There are however, a few indispensable items that I could never haunt without. Liquid Nails, bailing wire, drywall screws (in various lengths
), zip ties, spray paint, and extension cords, lots and
lots of extension cords. Without the prior items I would not have a haunt. It is a great thing to visualize something in the human mind, commit it to paper, obtain the supplies that are needed, begin the building process, and see the project come to fruition.

It is said that the world is held together by duct tape. Not my world buddy!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fossilized Remains of First Politician

National Geographic Magazine

An archeological team, digging in Washington DC has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains of what is believed to be the first politician.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Only 60 days and then I can rest.
nope, no rest till Thanksgiving.