Saturday, April 4, 2009

A-Haunting We Will Go

Good news: Last weekend a troupe of our Haunted folks ventured out to St. Louis for the Haunt Trade Show.

Bad news: Since it's only a 'Haunt' show, and not a Haunt, Halloween and Costume show, it was a lot smaller that what we seen in the past. a lot of our favorite companies were not there.

Good news: We bought some cool stuff, kept it all way under budget, and got a ton of ideas for this season.

Bad news: Prices on everything went way up, so our purchasing was limited.

Good news: This was one of the few trips that I did NOT feel the urge to kill anyone after it was over. Everyone had a good time, was well-behaved and no one pissed me off.

More good news: The drive was nice, traffic getting into St. Louis was a breeze, our hotel was very posh and literally right across the street from the Convention Center.

Bad news: One of our drivers had a brain fart on the way home and, well, had some bad car-karma (locked auto, something about driving off with a gas pump...)

Good news: Like I said, we have a ton of great ideas for this year's Haunt.

Bad news: We need a bigger house. We have so many ideas that we don't have the space for all of them.

Good news: We have a lot of costumes, sets and construction projects to get started on, and we have help coming from various sources. Let's just say it's good to have a spouse who's an avid gardener and a dad who into the tool and die trade.

And videos? Yes, we have them...

Old people and their walkers:



Talk about driving someone up the walls:


Happy Bat. Happy Bat is hungry:


Death has come for you all, and is staying for the all-you-can-eat buffet:


How not to lose your head. And that horse could use a sandwich:

2 comments:

Max the drunken severed head said...

Oh my god. Wonderful video! Thanks for posting this!

Judy AKA "Spookannie" said...

Nice video. So, that's what your world is like! My fav was the guy on the wall. If you aren't expecting that . . . just when you start to feel safe . . . around the corner, a man on the wall. Good one. <|:0