Here are a list of links to sites I find both helpful and inspirational. I'll keep the list short as I find links pages are hard to manage in keeping the links up-to-date and there are many other sites that offer a more comprehensive listing to everything Halloween. Consider this a list of, in my opinion, is the "best of the best".
HAUNTED HALLOWEEN CALENDAR:
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FORUMS, CLUBS & PODCASTS:
NEW! Canadian Haunters Association
New National Canadian Club of home haunters, commercial haunters, haunt industry businesses, and Halloween enthusiasts from coast to coast. Register your haunt for free, find out about events in your area, vendors, tutorials and more!
NEW! Scarefest Haunters Convention
Now in its 9th year Scarefest Haunters Convention is bigger and better than ever. What started as a backyard BBQ for haunters and their friends has developed into a full blown Haunters Convention and the best reason to get your scare on this summer! Mark your Haunt Calendars for Saturday, July 27th. Vendors, Seminars, Door Prizes, Contests and more. See the website for full details and to RSVP.
Very active online forum dealing with topics from costumes and makeup to serious prop building, pneumatics and all other aspects relating to home haunting.
Another large online forum devoted to all things Halloween. Helpful members, excellant tutorials, prop showcase, costumes and more.
Hauntcast is back! Awesome subscrition-based monthly podcast featuring Haunting News, Interviews, How-To's, Monthly Giveaways and more! There is also a huge list of vendor discounts available to subscribers.
HOW-TOs & TUTORIALS:
Monsterlist of Halloween Projects
Like it says, this is the Monster List. Everything you could ever want to build is listed here. A great resource.
Another great list of projects and How-Tos. Organized into catagories for easy searching.
List of links to prop how-tos organized by catagory. This is the site where I found the fence tutorial I based my cemetery fence on. Great site!
Excellent illustrated how-to tutorials on boarded up windows, cemetery gates & pillars and more.
BLOGS & PERSONAL SITES:
Master builder of scarecrows and zombies. His props truly have to be seen to be believed! Amazing blog updated daily.
Terrific blog: your one-stop source for all your H.P.Lovecraft needs. Make your own Necronomicon and other mythos props.
Awesome tutorials, props, haunt photos and more. I used her great potion labels for some of the bottles on my witch's shelves.
My Ghoul Friday
Great blog featuring Ghoul Friday's amazing creations. Make sure to check out her hilarious new book "Brains vs. Coffee"!
Skull and Bone
The website is long gone, which is a shame, however the excellent tutorials on corpsing, distressing skeletons and detailed lighting suggestions are still online in PDF format.
Mill Creek Haunted Hollow
New home haunt site with great how-tutorials: Carving Tombstones, Styrofoam Mausoleum, Cider Hut and more. There is also a list of epitaphs for tombstones, photos from past haunts and details on his set-up.
Haunted House Creations
Canadian distributor of ACC skeletons, PicoBoo controllers, Pneumatics and other great products aimed at both the home and pro haunter.
Canadian online retailer of all manner of great Halloween products. Fast & reliable - highly recommended.
Amazing Hollywood quality masks, props and music. The masks really are the best I've seen and I have the zombie "Necrosis" and "Mourning Sickness" mask & hands. Their customer service is top of the line!
Awesomely realistic and horrifying masks that will make your costume stand out from the crowd! I have their "Cackle" witch mask and am really looking forward to the reaction I'll get with it.
Very professional looking pumpkin carving stencils. Everything from movies & TV charcters to traditional monsters along with original designs. Really great!
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