Posts Tagged ‘props’

2018 Details!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

If you haven’t heard, the Haunt at Hellizondo will be returning for 2018! We will continue our tradition of opening October 30 and 31, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. We hope you’ll come out to see the second year of the Lost Spirits of the Bayou haunt.

New Orleans, 1927. Prohibition is in full effect, but the devil has created a little speakeasy out in the swamp for those desperate for a drink. But what price will you pay for a taste of moonshine? 

We’ll be debuting some new effects and scares this year, so you’ll never know what to expect. Some of our parish folk might look a little bit different, also.


The Haunt at Hellizondo

October 30 and 31, 6:30 pm to 10 pm

2134 Elizondo Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065




The Haunted Forest Comes to Life

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Last week, we brought you some construction pictures of the sets/structures being built for our brand new haunt theme. This week, we’ll focus on some of the props we’ve completed.

First up is the mysterious “Manatree.” Is it a tree? Is it an old man? Look into his eyes:


This tree began as a black wire-frame prop we bought at Target several years ago during their Halloween clearance (90% off!). We paid about $8 for it. It was covered in purple lights, and its arms (limbs) move, as does the top branch on its head, and the eyes also open and shut. We never pass up an opportunity to buy a cheap prop that already comes equipped with motors. This is more or less how the prop looked originally:

Tree - before

Patty has repurposed and totally remade the tree by maché-ing the entire outside and adding a face, extra branches, leaves, and a raven:

_MG_7808The Manatree will be painted with invisible UV paints so that he can readily fit in our blacklight area, which has a forest theme.

We also had a black wire frame motorized cat that has received the same treatment from Patty:


Here’s a video of the two props in action:

We’ve also been working on pumpkin groundbreakers for our haunted forest/pumpkin patch blacklight area. We’ve given their bodies a twisted, root-like appearance. They’re made using PVC frames and papier-maché skin. Their heads are the foam pumpkins available at Michaels (or any other craft store this time of year):

pumpkins frame-1 


kendra Pumpkin Creep 2


craig pumpkin creep 2

pumpkins 1-1

      Craigs Pumkin Creep




In addition to groundbreakers, we’ll also have one pumpkin creep hanging above guests’ heads, suspended in a tree:



kendras Tree Pumpkin CreepLook out below!