Archive for the ‘Haunted Tiki Island’ Category

Devils Chariot Interview on Hauntcast

Friday, July 30th, 2010

DC hauntcast

This month I spoke with Chris Baker, creator and host of Hauntcast (the podcast for home and pro haunters) about Haunted Tiki Island. The episode dropped today. Download it here.

Chris did a great job of editing, cutting 1.5 hours of me blabbing into 25 +/- worthwhile minutes. The interview starts at 1:32:40.

Haunted Tiki Island the Movie

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Each year I have made a video compilataion of photos and movie clips for the haunt crew to watch and get excited for the new build season. This is the slideshow of the photographs from Halloween 2009. This version is different than the ones you will see on the Hauntforum or Home Haunters dvds. I hope you like it.

The Stragglers

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Lava Creep

There is one prop from this year that we all loved, and almost everyone had a hand in its creation, but for some reason it would not be photographed. Only one picture came out sharp and it doesn’t have the fog machine going, which really brigs this prop to life. Even photoshopping in some fog doesn’t quite cut it. However he came out great as a prop. So without further ado let introduce Lava Creep!

Lava Creep n Lost Souls

As you might imagine, Lava creep lives inside our volcano. He is about 8 feet tall and and bellows smoke from his mouth and slits in his ribcage. He stands in a stream of lava which you can see in the picture, but in real life looks very cool. It was rope lights laid out on the ground in a stream pattern, and then two layers of thin black ground cover cloth were laid over them. The criss-crossing patterns from the cloth made a weird effect where it looked like the lights were moving. The rope lights were also on a flicker circuit, so they had a cool smoldering ember look to them. Lava creep was surrounded by lost souls, who were emerging from the magma to wreck havoc on the world.

Here are some other shots of him. They show the smoke and light, but are blurry.

Lava Creep

Lava Creep getting fired up

He used to be this guy from 2008:

Blue man goop


This guy was out on the hedge and got put away before I could photograph him on Halloween night. He was one of my first scratch built corpses of the year and now I hate him. I think I’ll saw his arms off and cut a big section of his ribs and make then cavity smaller. I like his face though.

The Hedgebreaker?

Walk through Video

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Here is a walk thru video at night of the haunt. This should give you an idea of what it was like, and see if you can spot the prop whose photo hasn’t been posted yet. (he’s 8 feet tall).

Haunt Photos 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009





Zac's Ground Breaker The Hatchling and

Courtney's Scare Crow Smashmouth Volcano




Carver Creep Scene

Carver Creep Skinned Face Mobile with Headshrinking Herbs

Broken Face - Sconce Corpse Afraid of the Dark - Sconce Corpse Carver Creep Close-up

Carver Creep's Victim Bowl of Shrunken Heads Altar

Carver's Pile of Skulls Close Up - Broken Face Bat Thing


Kendra's Man Eating Plant


Jungle Cave Left Side

Flora and Fauna Detail Kendra's Man Eating Plant Veiw 2 Jungle Detail

Zac's Drinking Corpse Vine Victim Skull Bug and Tikis

Killer D - The Leader One of Kendra's Skull Flowers Mama Spider and Drinking Corpse

Jungle Cave Right Side Bomoh - The Shaman Let's go home, it's too colorful here!

This is the bulk of images from Halloween Night. I need to photograph a few props that were taken down too hastily and sort thru the point &shoot pictures. Thanks for looking!