Friday the 13th

Last night’s movie was the original Friday the 13th.  Yesterday May the 9th marked the 37th anniversary of the movie being release!  It’s always been a go to in my collection.  I love older horror movies with Synths and pianos in it. Don’t get me wrong I love a good thought out soundtrack to a movie too, but nothing sets the atmosphere like a synth or piano.

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**SPOILER ALERT** – Although Jason’s mom does most of the killing, I love the quick glimpse of Jason at the end.

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Props, Props, Props!!

This past week I have been working on my PVC / Cemetery fences, they were destroyed last year in a wind storm, so it was a good time to work on them. I found the frame on them was too flexible so I had changed the outside 1/4″ PVC pipes to 1/2″ PVC pipes to make them more stable. I also changed the tops of the fences from this gothic look to the traditional spade tops.  Pictures below.

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Jason was also changed from last year from his orange jumpsuit to regular clothes and I had monster mudded his head to give it that more burnt messed up looking Jason skin on the back of the mask, previously it was just black. It has been dry brushed with two different colors to make the details pop but this picture doesn’t display that.

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Now that labor day is behind us, seems all the stores are really rolling out the Halloween stuff now, Dollar stores are fully stocked Wal-Mart is starting.  Not that I really need much from these, the dollar store is always good for plastic chains etc. I plan a trip to Spirit Halloween this weekend on a road trip with the special girls in my life, I’ll be like a kid in a candy store.

The props begin

Today I started working on a Halloween prop,  a late start this year as I usually start building in July. I worked on a prop I had built last year that I wasn’t satisfied with.  Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th.  Last year he was sporting a orange D.O.C jumpsuit although this definitely caught peoples eye it wasn’t as true to the movies.

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This is Jason for 2016.. Still need to work on the hands but its almost there.

20160807_202946I was going to start on a few Tombstones but couldn’t fit the foam sheets into my car. Next time! I first used Foam tombstones last year, they were a lot of fun to work with, with a dermal.  The ones before that were all made out of wood, They were heavier harder to stand up but once they were in the ground they were solid.

Stay tuned for more Props….