Author: allen

Sweet Dreams 7′ Animated Clown Coming to Spirit Halloween for 2018

Spirit Halloween is going back to the well one more time for Halloween 2018. Last year they took a shot on “Grimsli”, the 7′ Evil Clown and the people turned out in droves to bring him home after “It” dominated the box office last September. This year Spirit Halloween is going all in on a similar clown called “Sweet Dreams”. We told you about Sweet Dreams back in January. Check out the video below to see him in action. Sweet Dreams has three phrases he says when activated. “Oh, look what I have here! (Screams.) A new volunteer for...

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Michael Myers Animatronic is back at Spirit Halloween for 2018!

It had been rumored that Spirit Halloween was going to bring back their Michael Myers animatronic for 2018. With the new Michael Myers film in theaters this fall it made a lot of sense. Well, today Spirit Halloween made it official and announced that the prop will indeed be available this year. Here’s the official video from Spirit Halloween. The Michael Myers prop doesn’t speak but it does play the Halloween theme song as her turns from side to side and makes a stabbing motion with his hand. The animatronic is from the Halloween H20 film from 1998 and...

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Spirit Halloween’s Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker Animatronic Returning For 2018

We are getting closer and closer to Halloween. As they typically do in the late spring/early summer Spirit Halloween is starting to reveal which items will be returning for 2018. Earlier today Spirit sent out an email touting the Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker from 2016 as one of their animatronics that will be available this year. In case you haven’t seen the Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker animated prop here is a refresher. The Smoldering Zombie Groundbreaker doesn’t say anything when he is activated. He sways back and forth and groans as he tried to stand up and bite you. Unfortunately for...

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Five Scariest Props from the 2018 Midwest Haunters Convention

The Midwest Haunters Convention isn’t the biggest Halloween convention of the year but it’s always a lot of fun and you get to see some things you see at other shows/conventions in the spring. Lots of top prop and mask manufacturers bring their goods to Columbus, Ohio to show off what is going to be hot in 2018. This year we saw all kinds of cool stuff in Columbus. Here are my favorite five things from the Midwest Haunters Convention this year. 1. Nicklewitty So just finished our new pennywise. New head and old school costume. Nows he's chilling...

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Introducing The Little Trick Or Treater From Dusk Productions

I come across a lot of cool creepy props in the spring when all of the Halloween conventions are going on around the country. However, sometimes things slip through the cracks or get lost in the shuffle. This weekend I came across something from Dusk Productions that blew me away, but it’s from last year. Shame on me for not paying attention. Let me tell you about the Little Trick or Treater. Most Halloween prop makers subscribe to the thinking that bigger is better, and usually they are right. However, a lot of times you see props that are...

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