The Powerhouse Of Terror

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 by melissamcknight123

This year I am at the Powerhouse of Terror.  It is Toronto’s /GTA’s most terrifying Halloween Haunted attraction.  Check out the website






Fiji Mermaid How to

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 by melissamcknight123

I made a fiji mermaid for our CarnEvil haunt this year but I made it with paper mache and I guess it would be more considered just  a mermaid because of the size.  This is a great tutorial on how to make a traditional fiji mermaid

Make your own sculpting clay

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 22, 2010 by melissamcknight123

This clay is great!! check out the video to learn how to make it yourself

CarnEvil Scary Attraction

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2010 by melissamcknight123

Free Haunted House in Oshawa with a Food Donation (nut-free- healthy cereal, granola bars, oatmeal).  This is a very scary haunted house not recommended for young children.  With Live actors and unique set design.

Location: 868 Corbett’s Rd. Oshawa, L1K 2E1

Dropping Portrait Scare Tutorial

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 by melissamcknight123

One of the classic scares for a haunted house is the Dropping portrait. did a video tutorial to make your very own drop down portrait.  Here is a diagram from their website:

Learn from Horror Films

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by melissamcknight123

After you have chosen your theme for your haunted house you can find ideas and details from your favorite movies.  For example I am doing a circus/carnival theme for our haunted house this year.  You can get ideas for set design, make up, costumes, characters, etc. You could watch movies like

Clown House

Big Fish

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane

I am developing a character after Bette Davis’ character Baby Jane Hudson.

Make realistic EYES for props

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2010 by melissamcknight123

Learn how to make Realistic Eyes for your props.

close up of the eyes

Watch this great tutorial I made

Make your own Senior Walker Zombie

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2010 by melissamcknight123

One of my favourite props is Scarefactory’s Senior Walkers which I first saw when I visited the Midwest Haunters Convention in Ohio.  The video below is a pneumatic groundbreaker which can be used as a senior walker.

Toronto Zombie Walk Commercial

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2009 by melissamcknight123

Gluing this to that

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2009 by melissamcknight123

So, while I was making a Halloween countdown sign to put on my lawn, made of styrofoam to wood; I had a predicament – what type of glue to use?  I bought glue from Hot Foam Factory but it glues styrofoam to styrofoam.  I searched on the internet and found this site called  It is a database that will allow you to enter the two things you are trying to attach – This to That.