Halloween is almost here. You know what that means, right? Zombie, zombies and more zombies! This year Spirit Halloween has a new zombie prop out and it’s not like other zombie animatronics they’ve done in the past. If you haven’t yet seen Tortured Torso, here he is in all his glory.
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I have to be upfront before we go any further, I’m not really a zombie guy. I watch the Walking Dead but I can’t seem to get excited about zombie animatronics for my home haunt in October. However, the Tortured Torso is a somewhat intriguing, especially with the cheaper price point. Most of the new props we’ve see from Spirit Halloween are over $299.99 and at $129.99 Tortured Torso is something I’m going to look at pretty closely this year.
When activated the prop begins to twitch and make moaning zombie-like sounds. He’s pretty simple, but sometimes simple is good. I like the fact that he hangs from his wrists. This gives me options on where I can put him and how to use him. The blood stain on the bottom of his shirt is a very nice touch. It’s almost like something came along and ripped the lower part of his body off.
I wasn’t a fan of Tortured Torso when I first saw him online. However, he’s a much better prop up close. When I saw him at my local Spirit Halloween someone had placed a beanie on his head and made him look even more realistic. I really thought it was a nice touch.
At $129.99 Tortured Torso is a fairly inexpensive prop compared to others Spirit Halloween has put out this year. Given that I’m not a zombie guy and that it’s only half of a prop I will have to rank the animated zombie 3 out of 5 stars. Not bad, but it’s not the best zombie prop I’ve ever seen.
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What do you think about Tortured Torso?