Author: allen

New For 2022: Yeti From Distortions Unlimited

I have seen sheer terror and now know it’s name. The Yeti from Distortions Unlimited was one of the monster hits from Transworld 2022 (pun intended) and I wasn’t the only one blown away by how cool and downright terrifying he was! Everyone who passed by the Distortions Unlimited booth got a video…

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New For 2022: Giant Hanging Opossum From Beastcraft

For roughly ten years I lived in a heavily wooded part of town. Everyday it was quite common to see deer, foxes, squirrels, rabbits and other wildlife scurrying around in the back yard. I didn’t mind it at all. It was nice being so close to nature. At the time I had a…

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New For 2022: Harvest Golem

I’ve seen a lot of Halloween animatronics in my day, and honestly, it doesn’t take a lot to impress me. I can find a discounted $50 animated prop at Home Depot on November 1st and find ways to make it spectacular. With that being said; I am not sure I could improve the…

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New For 2022: Creep Show From Distortions Unlimited

If you’ve been checking out the site for any amount of time, you already know I’m a massive fan of creepy animatronic clowns. Some people love clowns, others hate them. Me, well, I think they are a lot of fun and extremely fascinating. They are always a big hit at my home haunt…

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12′ Werewolf Rumored For Home Depot’s 2022 Halloween Lineup

Imagine being lost in the woods after dark when suddenly you hear a wolf howl. You take off running only to run headfirst into a 12 foot tall werewolf! Sounds scary, right? Well, if the rumors are true we might just have a ten or twelve foot tall werewolf prop coming our way…

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New For 2022: Animated Witch From Morris Costumes

If there’s one thing you can count on each year, it’s the fact that Morris Costumes/Seasonal Visions will always have a few not-so-creepy and child friendly animatronics to lighten things up on Halloween. Sure, you can find zombies, eerie clows and lots of other terrifying props all over the place, so it’s nice…

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Lowes Teasing New Mummy Prop For Halloween 2022

Home Depot has quietly become a force when it comes to Halloween animatronics in recent years. However, their main competitor, Lowes has also stepped up their game the past few years. While they don’t have the selection Home Depot does, we have seen some really cool stuff from Lowes lately. Yesterday Gemmy Industries…

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New For 2020: Wharf Rat From Gore Galore

Gore Galore is at it again! This time they have hit it out of the park with the Wharf Rat Actormatronic that debuted at Transworld Halloween 2022 in St. Louis. The Wharf Rat was a very popular prop this year and people were falling all over themselves to get a picture or video…

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New For 2022: Cymbal Monkey Animatronic from Fright Props

Hands down one of the ten best props I saw at Transworld Halloween 2022 was the Cymbal Monkey Animatronic from Fright Props. He’s just so darn eerie. Typically I subscribe to the thinking of bigger is better when it comes to Halloween animatronics. Well, usually that is the case. But when it comes…

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New For 2022: Dark Mistress From Hazard Room

If you want terrifying, I think I have something right up your alley. Strolling through the trade show floor at Transworld Halloween 2022, I heard something like a wild banshee coming from the back part of the convention center. Naturally, my curiosity got the best of me and I stumbled into the Hazard…

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Imaginerick

Walking the trade show floor at Transworld Halloween 2022 was a lot of fun. I saw some of the scariest props and masks I had ever seen. I also some of the most creative and fantastic props I never knew existed. One of the booths that completely blew me away was Imaginerick which…

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Oogie Boogie Halloween Prop Rumored for Home Depot in 2022

This weekend Home Depot’s lineup of Halloween animatronics for 2022 leaked online. Typically Home Depot plays their cards close to the vest and doesn’t release anything pertaining to Halloween until the late summer. Well, fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas film will be thrilled to learn that Oogie Boogie will soon be coming…

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New For 2022: Graveyard Host From Morris Costumes

Talk about imposing! The new Graveyard Host animatronic from Morris Costumes will be a big hit for Halloween 2020 this year. The reason for the prediction is because it seemed like everyone who walked by him at Transworld Halloween 2022 stopped and got a video or picture of him at the trade show…

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New For 2022: Frothy Snowman From Gore Galore

If you love Halloween you are really in no rush for Christmas. But, if you do enjoy Christmas as much as All Hallow’s Eve perhaps you might be in the market for a brand new Christmas/Winter-themed animated prop. Don’t worry. The guys at Gore Galore have you covered. As I walked around Transworld…

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New For 2022: Drilled Betty From Slaughterhouse FX

I saw a lot of Halloween animatronics at Transworld Halloween 2022 in St. Louis last weekend and I was blown away by the creativity I saw from the companies that had their items on display at the trade show. One of the eeriest props I came across in St. Louis was the new…

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New For 2022: Whimsical Animated Witch From Morris Costumes

Walking the trade show floor at Transworld Halloween 2022 can be a daunting task. Not only are you overwhelmed with some of the creepiest Halloween props in the country, there are also some of the scariest masks you will ever see at every turn. So when you stumble across a giggling, smiling witch,…

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New For 2022: Rot Zombie Ankle Grabber From Gore Galore

What is scarier than a zombie trying to bite your face in the dark? A zombie successfully grabbing your legs when you aren’t expecting it! That’s exactly what Gore Galore was going for when they came up with their latest creation, the Rot Zombie Ankle Grabber animatronic. If you haven’t seen the Rot…

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New For 2022: Spider Man From Poison Props

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Poison Props shakes it all up and rolls out another great off the wall Halloween prop! Sure, we’ve seen zombies, witches, clowns and a lot of other beloved Halloween characters but what about a half-man half-spider mutant Halloween animatronic? That’s just what Poison Props did…

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New For 2022: Rotten Harvester From Morris Costumes

Transworld Halloween 2022 had its share of really creepy Halloween props. But, it wasn’t all super scary. In fact, there were a handful of animatronics that were kid-friendly. When you find the “G-Rated” props they tend to stick out because there are so few of them on the trade show floor. One of…

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Creepy Creator

Transworld 2022 is finally in the history books and there was so much to see in St. Louis. One Halloween prop manufacturer’s booth I found myself in was Creepy Collector. Creepy Collector is a small independent prop company that specialized in static props. Whether its goth, zombies, hospital patients and staff or eerie…

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Kinda New For 2022: Jack Stalker From Morris Costumes

One superimposing Halloween animatronic that really got my attention this year Transworld in St. Louis was Jack Stalker from Morris Costumes. Sure, I had seen him before at other trade shows and he also went by another name, “Prowler Jack” in recent years. But this year Jack is back and he looks like…

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Closed Casket Studios

As Dorothy infamously said in The Wizard of Oz, “Clowns, scarecrows and zombies, oh my!” Well, at least that’s how I remember it. That’s what I was saying when I got done walking through the Closed Casket Studios booth at Transworld Halloween in St. Louis last weekend. If you aren’t familiar with the…

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New For 2022: Mutant Animatronic From Distortions Unlimited

If you were to ask me to describe the perfect Halloween prop, I would respond that it needed to be a larger than life, over the top creature that could snap my neck and tear my arms off one by one. Well, it appears that Distortions Unlimited created something in that ballpark- The…

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New For 2022: Kisser From Hazard Room

At Transworld Halloween 2022 I saw a lot of really cool and creepy props for the upcoming Halloween season. As I was about to leave I noticed there was a section in the back that I had completely missed. All of a sudden I heard someone scream “Kiss me!” followed by hysterical laughing….

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Macabre Intentions

Walking down the aisle between booths at Transworld can be pretty daunting. After a while all the creepy stuff tends to run together and you lose track of what’s really scary because just about everything you see is scary (or supposed to be scary). One booth jumped out at me as I made…

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New For 2022: 13’ Thrashing Zombie From Scare Factory

Everyone around here knows my philosophy when it comes to Halloween props, bigger is always better! So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across the 13 foot tall Thrashing Zombie animatronic from Scare Factory. This guy is gigantic and really impressive. If you aren’t familiar with the Thrashing Zombie from Scare…

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Creepy Collection

If you’ve been around the haunt scene for a while you have already heard about Creepy Collection. Over the years they have been churning out some of the eeriest creations I’ve ever seen. From creepy clowns to zombie clergymen, Creepy Collection has it all. They even have their own version of Michael Myers…

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New For 2022: ICU From Distortions Unlimited

“Oh my God!” That is exactly what I was thinking when I saw the ICU prop from Distortions Unlimited at Transworld last weekend. I was casually strolling through the convention floor when I saw the Distortions Unlimited booth. Naturally, I knew I’d find some really cool eerie Halloween props there. They’ve been making…

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Transworld 2022 Spotlight: Rib FX

Behold the Fishmonger! This creepy fishy static Halloween prop jumped out at me at Transworld 2022 while walking the tradeshow floor. Rib FX is one of the newer companies on the Halloween prop block but their skilled team of creepy creators have worked in the industry for years. In case you aren’t familiar…

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New For 2022: Lurking Drowned Bride Zombie From Beastcraft

Transworld 2022 is now in the history books and there is so much to cover. I saw so many cool things at the Halloween trade show and after a day or so, some of them run together. However, one prop that jumped out at me (not literally) was the Lurking Drowned Bride Zombie…

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Transworld Spotlight: Fright Night Studios

Nothing catches your eye better than a dead disembodied clown. And that’s exactly what I saw at Transworld 2022 in the Fright Night Studios. The poor clown seemed to have had a bad day and wound up missing his lower extremities before being put on display. Yet, the dead clown wasn’t the only…

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New For 2022: Glut Prisoner From Ghost Ride

Walking through the trade show floor at Transworld can be quite overwhelming. Zombies, vampires, clowns and skeletons seem to greet you at every turn. So when you spot a 700 pound dead inmate in a orange jumpsuit on a table your eyes are immediately drawn to him. That’s exactly what happened to me….

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Transworld Spotlight: Original Sin Design

Transworld 2022 is officially in the books. Now that it is over I wanted to highlight some of the smaller prop manufacturers that do excellent work but get lost in the shuffle behind larger companies like Distortions Unlimited. As I walked through the sea of creepy Halloween-related merchandise I stumbled across the Original…

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New For 2022: Hulking Werewolf From Morris Costumes

If there is one thing I love it’s oversized Halloween props. Coming in at just over 7’5 is Morris Costume’s latest creation, the Hulking Werewolf. Man, oh man. Where do I even start. Maybe I should start by showing you the video just in case you haven’t seen the oversized werewolf that is…

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New For 2022: Mangler Fish From Gore Galore

If you saw all of the cool stuff from Transworld 2022, one of the highlights was the new Mangler Fish actormatronic from Gore Galore. As soon as you walked in the main exhibit hall the blue fish was jumping out at you trying to drag you to the depths of the sea. If…

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New For 2022: Phantom Lord Animatronic from Beastcraft

One of the coolest new Halloween props I stumbled across at TransWorld Halloween 2022 was the new Phantom Lord animatronic from Beastcraft. This guy owned the booth and captured everyone’s attention. Ironically enough, he didn’t do a lot but still, no one could take their eyes off of him. If you haven’t seen…

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New For 2022: Two Scoops From Spirit Halloween

What do you get the person who has everything for President’s Day? Why, I’d bet they’d love the new Two Scoops animated Halloween prop from Spirit Halloween. That’s right our favorite Halloween prop store is now dropping new animatronics in February! I can’t wait to see what they have in store for St….

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New For 2022: Gerry From Spirit Halloween

What better way to say “I love you” than a new animatronic zombie prop from Spirit Halloween. That’s right, on Valentine’s Day Spirit Halloween dropped their latest animated Halloween prop for their 2022 lineup. Check this out! According to Spirit Halloween: Gerry is not a great guy. He cheated at poker, stole from…

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New For 2022: Soothsayer Witch From Spirit Halloween

If you thought 2021 was a big year for Spirit Halloween, just wait until you see what they are doing for 2022! We are only a few days into the new year and Spirit Halloween has already released two new props! This time we are getting the haggard-looking Soothsayer Witch. According to Spirit…

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New For 2022: Dr. Illume From Spirit Halloween

What is Spirit Halloween doing? Is this Christmas in July, or is it Halloween on New Years? I can’t keep up. Spirit Halloween isn’t just waiting until the summertime to roll out their latest props, they are now introducing them in January! I can’t keep up anymore. Spirit Halloween’s latest offering is the…

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New For 2021: Pennywise Sewer Grate Animatronic From Spirit Halloween

Pennywise is back! Well, technically he never really left. It seems like he’s been everywhere since those two hit movies a few years ago. But people are still very much intrigued by the killer clown, so why not make more new Halloween animatronics featuring the star of “It”? Spirit Halloween has gone to…

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New For 2021: Animated Headless Horseman From Home Depot

Home Depot is slowly starting to put out their Halloween merchandise for the 2021 season. One of the ones that immediately jumped out to me was the new Headless Horseman prop. If you haven’t seen the Headless Horseman yet, please check out the video below! Standing at 7.5 feet tall the Headless Horseman…

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New For 2021: Lighted Animated Doorbell From Lowes

Lowes is really knocking out of the park this year with some of their smaller Halloween props. Face it; no one can compete with Spirit Halloween and Home Depot, but Lowes is making a run at them with their small and affordable Halloween props. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. One of my favorite this…

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New For 2021: Lighted Animated Hanging Ghost From Lowes

Lowes continues to impress with the 2021 Halloween collection. One of the animated props that really surprised me this year is the new Lighted Animated Hanging Ghost. I have to admit, at first I walked right by it because I wasn’t that impressed. Then I saw it in action and I immediately changed…

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New For 2021: Holiday Living Halloween LED Dissolving Monster From Lowes

Lowes continues to impress with the 2021 Halloween collection. While they aren’t quite on par with Home Depot or Spirit Halloween, they have stepped up their game, especially when it comes to smaller props. I think they have conceded that they can’t top the other guys but they can get in the game…

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New For 2021: Holiday Living Bat Candelabra From Lowes

Lowes is quietly stepping up their Halloween game this. It’s really tough to beat Spirit Halloween and Home Depot, but Lowes is rolling out some very nice affordable animated props that aren’t necessarily jawdropping, but they will make you turn your head if you saw them at a Halloween party. Today I saw…

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New For 2021: Harriet Hustle From Spirit Halloween

Two weeks ago in New Jersey, we got the first look at one my of my favorite new props for 2021, Harriet Hustle. Today Spirit Halloween finally broke the news and officially unveiled her on their website. According to Spirit Halloween: Harriet is always hanging around waiting for her next victim . ….

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New For 2021: Grave Grabber From Spirit Halloween

Just when you think you’ve seen it all Spirit Halloween throws you a curveball. Two weeks ago I was onhand in New Jersey to see their 2021 lineup up close and personal. Well, Spirit Halloween was holding back a little bit and no one had any idea that the Grave Grabber was going…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Punctured Pete Will Return for 2021

Halloween is getting closer and closer! Aren’t you excited! Today Spirit Halloween announced that an old favorite will be returning for the 2021 lineup. Punctured Pete was introduced to us last year as part of Spirit Halloween’s 2020 ensemble. Now you can also enjoy him alongside all other cool props Spirit Halloween has…

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Experiment #4 Review

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Spirit Halloween flagship store in New Jersey. I saw all kinds of props: clowns, werewolves, creepy kids and all sorts of other eerie stuff. With that being said, only one thing really (literally) jumped out at me and startled me-Experiment #4….

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Baphomet Animatronic Review

Spirit Halloween rolled out the big guns over the weekend in their flagship store in New Jersey. One of the new Spirit Halloween props for 2021 that everyone was in awe over is the new Baphomet animated prop. If you haven’t seen Baphomet yet, please check out the video below. Also be sure…

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Harriet Hustle Animatronic Review

How do you make a creepy female clown even scarier? Well, you hang her upside down and put a knife in her mouth, of course! We have already seen her boyfriend Henry Hustle, but over the weekend Spirit Halloween quietly rolled out Harriet Hustle in their flagship store in New Jersey. If you…

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Spirit Halloween 2021 Flagship Store Walkthrough

Spirit Halloween opened their first store over the weekend for the 2021 season. The flagship store in Egg Harbor, New Jersey was packed with rabid Halloween fans who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the latest merchandise. If you weren’t onhand, it’s ok. We were there so you didn’t have to be….

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Buzzsaw Animatronic Review

Buzzsaw appears to be the sleeper hit for Halloween props in 2021! With so many prop companies making clowns, zombies and other creepy monsters, it’s refreshing to see someone thinking outside the box for a change. If you have not seen the gargantuan Halloween prop known as Buzzsaw, please check out the video…

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Evelyn Leech Review

Earlier today we got to see the rest of the props from Spirit Halloween’s 2021 lineup. One of the surprise hits from today’s big reveal was Evelyn Leech. Evelyn wasn’t part of the initial rollout a few weeks ago so it was a big surprise when I stumbled upon her at the flagship…

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Mr. Dark Review

Holy Cow! Have you seen Spirit Halloween’s latest prop? Mr Dark is locked and loaded and ready to go. If you haven’t seen him, he was unveiled at Spirit Halloween’s flagship show earlier today. Please check out the video below and be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel. You are going to…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Crouchy Will Return for 2021

Halloween is quickly approaching and our friends at Spirit Halloween are bringing back some old favorites for Halloween 2021. Today the Halloween super store announced that Crouchy will return for this year’s lineup. If you have forgotten about Crouchy, please check out the video and get yourself reacquainted. 7 Ft Crouchy Animatronic –…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Pennywise Will Return For 2021

Halloween without Pennywise is like Christmas without Santa Claus! Spirit Halloween rolled out their new Pennywise animatronic in 2019 and it did so well they brought it back last year. Well guess what? It’s back again this year too! In case you aren’t familiar with Pennywise, please check out the video below. 6.5…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Harvester of Souls Will Return For 2021

Now that we are starting to see all the new props that will be in Spirit Halloween stores, the mega-Halloween retailer is starting to slowly trickle in some old favorites to go with their 2021 lineup. This morning Spirit Halloween revealed that Harvester of Souls will return this year. If you can’t remember…

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New For 2021: W.Raith From Spirit Halloween

After dropping a ton of new Halloween props last week, Spirit Halloween quietly released one today that almost slipped under the radar. Today we get a new ghost animatronic from the Halloween super store that will likely be one of the more popular props this year. If you haven’t met W. Raith, please…

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