Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Davis Graveyard Needs You!


Chris and Jeff Davis of the Davis Graveyard, without doubt one of the most impressive home haunts around, have fallen on hard times.  Both of them lost their jobs, one three years ago and one a few months ago. They've been searching hard for work but nothing has come their way as of yet, and now they're at risk of losing their home.  I'll let you read Chris' post (here) for the details.  

Fellow SoCal haunter Derek Young has put up a donations page on GoFundMe to give us all a way to show the Davises a little support.  Chris and Jeff have certainly done more than their part to support the efforts of haunters everywhere, so if you've ever admired their photos, learned from their how tos, participated in the Home Haunter DVD Collection, please throw a few dollars their way to keep their haunt and lives on track.

If you don't know them, take a moment to click the links above.  You'll be glad you did.  Seriously, the Davis Graveyard rocks.


Link:
https://www.gofundme.com/davisgraveyard

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thanks for visiting us at ScareLA!

I had a great time chatting with everyone who came by the booth.  Looking forward to next time!

You can also keep up to date by following Mr. Chicken on Facebook at facebook.com/chickenhaunt

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sybil 2.0

So, wondering what's going on with this year's products?  The time has come.

Sybil Ad for video

Sybil the Clairvoyant is now available as a professional, already assembled effect.
But now she's completely self-contained.  No projector to hide.
And her whole head moves.

This is pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself.



Available now at ChickenProps.com



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spooks! Projection Effect

The big news is still on the way, but in the meantime, you can now invite some of my favorite ghosts over to play with Spooks! A new projection effect offering.


I've had a few requests for a video featuring just the ghosts from the Sybil the Clairvoyant effect, either to populate the rest of the room, or to add a bit of ambiance to a graveyard scene.  Here it is!

Stop by my booth at ScareLA to see it in action, or, for the impatient, download it right now for $25!
You can see them floating around in the Sybil video:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Freak Show

Did you catch the new teaser for American Horror Story: Freakshow?



What? You heard it's not official?  But Hollywood Reporter, EW, E!, Vanity Fair, ComingSoon.net, io9, Cosmopolitan, MTV, Perez Hilton, Shock Til You Drop, Bloody Disgusting, IGN, and just about everybody else on the internet said it was!

Yes, the secret's out.  I was the makeup effects artist on this phoney teaser.
You can read about it in this interview with the director, my friend Kellen Moore, on IndieWire:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/heres-how-to-make-a-viral-video-american-horror-story-teaser-creator-tells-all-20140715

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I also designed the mechanics for the wings, but because of the time crunch and limited budget, they were done in the computer.