A Haunted Halloween in Brampton, Ontario
Spooky music echos down the street as weird lights play across moldering tombstones. Spider webs dangle from overhead trees ready to catch unwitting prey. Lightning flashes across the sky just as an unholy scream rends the night. Werewolves howl as other darker terrors lurk among the shadows. Trick-or-treaters beware!
Blackstone Cemetery, now in it's 12th year, is an award-winning Home Haunt display created by Hector Turner. He started haunting in a simple way with a few store-bought decorations and lights but within a short time started making his own props and getting more and more elaborate every year. Voted Best Yard Haunt for all of Canada by the Canadian Haunters Association in both 2013 and 2015!!
This website details the history of the haunt in photos and video, how-to tutorials and prop building projects, tombstone templates and other downloads, links to other websites of interest.
Location: 19 Rainforest Drive, Brampton
PLEASE NOTE: This is a YARD DISPLAY ONLY and NOT a full Haunted House walkthrough type attraction.
Halloween 2014 & 2015 - 10th Year Anniversary and Looking Ahead to a New Decade of Haunting!
After setting the bar so high in 2013 with all the contest wins I had high hopes for 2014, our 10th anniversary year. Sadly the weather again did not cooperate and although the night before Halloween was bright and clear Halloween night itself was very wet and cold - it didn't seem to deter the trick-or-treaters though. I remain ever hopeful that one year the stars will align and we will get perfect weather for Halloween.
2015 however was in many respects was a perfect Halloween - despite raining again for the 4th year in a row! I was able, at long last to get more of the mausoleum finished and it looked great. My new and improved vampire costume went over really well with lots of screams and requests for selfies. My brother even played Shaggy from Scooby Doo one night to the delight of all the kids! On top of all that I was incredibly honoured to win the awards for Best Canadian Yard Haunt from the Canadian Haunters Association and Best Video Production from the Home Haunter Awards as well as the Dead With Dave Awards.
Here are the Halloween 2015 and 2014 photos which are finally up for viewing along with several updated project pages. (Check the pull-down "PROJECTS" menu for pages marked "UPDATED!") There has also been a slight update to the look of the site with new headers for all pages. One of these days I'll rework all the photos for a slideshow format instead of the pop-up windows currently used.
NEW!! Halloween 2015 Video
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