Final Tombstone Prop

Okay group, just snapped a few photos of the final tombstone for the season. It's another updated stone from previous seasons, but thanks to a mouse in the garage, it needed some plaster to fill up some cozy little gnaw holes that apparently made for a very comfortable bed.

This will be the center stone in the cemetery, the final resting place for the Von Bloemhofs. A lovely couple who had their lives taken before their time, mysteriously murdered on Halloween night, 1911. They say that if the light is just right, you can see the lovers rising from their grave every October 31st to exact their revenge on the guilty...

...or at least on the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

This is the third and final stone to use a skull face and LED lights to illuminate the eyes. The same technique was used for my Pratt and Blasko stones as well.

So the tombstones are complete, the fencing has been updated and the LED lights are ready to go. It looks like the cemetery portion of the yard haunt is set, so it's now on to finish the front porch. Time to kick it into overdrive and get things finished.

On a quick sidenote, Mrs. Von Bloemhof and I just finished watching Dark Night Of The Scarecrow. What a great flick! A made-for-tv movie that aired on CBS on October 24, 1981. Netflix just got the new updated DVD and it looks fantastic. It's a terrifying story of revenge that relies on plot and suspense instead of gore (hey, it was made for tv). I've read a lot of reviews and everyone agrees that this is a classic horror film. Put it in your queue now! 

"Bubba didn't do it!"

6 more days until Halloween. The current forecast:
61 degrees with a few showers, 30% chance of rain


Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Nice tombstone! Great work. Love the lettering and the lighting.


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