Sunday, October 23, 2011

Macabre Family Haunted Tomb 2010

Hey ya'll,

Sorry for the silence, but October is truly the maddest month at Casa Macabre. I've spent the bulk of my free time fashioning giant papier mache spiders for our haunted dungeon (while watching horror movies, of course), and haven't had much time for blogging.

Our dungeon isn't quite photogenic yet, so I thought I'd drop in with some pics from last year's Halloween party/haunted house. My son wanted an Egyptian-themed party, so we did what we could with our limited resources and came up with a haunted tomb that kept he and his friends occupied for days. Enjoy the highlight pics.

Descent into the tomb.

The tunnel between the basement stairs and the concrete wall featured glowing heiroglyphics, a flapping bat, and this bad boy.

Here's the view when you turned the corner. Nothing but fog and glowing red eyes. Do you dare get closer?

Owner of aforementioned eyes.

"I'm having my doubts about being a God."

The Pharoah himself. We told the kids their goal was to steal a treasure from the mummy's tomb. As soon as they did, the statue of Anubis (which was actually me in costume) stood up and chased them up the stairs. One kid tried to fight me.

I can't believe I let them smash my awesome spider pinata.

Worm-infested brains

Haunted Living Room

The Return of Haunted Living Room


  1. It was terrible. But looking interesting. I like the most last one photos. I am thinking to decor my room as same as you have shown above.

  2. Hi Sky Remote,

    What I find really spooky is that a frickin' remote control is now commenting on my blog (not kidding, check the link). I know it's your job to spam my comments, but thanks for the kind words anyway. At least you're more thoughtful than that Ashville Real Estate douche who commented on the last post. This must be a new marketing technique, right?

  3. I loved the Egyptian theme! The Anubis costume was cool and that mummy was pretty freaky. How nice of you to give the kids that spooky experience and even take a few hits from the fighting kid. ;) The spider pinata was neat too!

    I got a kick out of your spam comment. Hey, You never know - Your blog could be hot with remote controls... "thanks for the kind words" haha. Yeah, I got to delete some weird spam off my blog today too.

    You might have read on my blog that I'm having a Halloween blog party on October 27th. You're invited to the party! So if you want to join in, send me a photo of yourself in costume. (The Anubis pic could be a cool addition.) So far, I've been emailed some pretty cool photos! Here's my email:

  4. I like the most first photo as well as the most last one photos.

    Looking forward to your 2011 pics.

  5. Awesome pics! Looks like a fun time was had.

  6. Thanks for the comments y'all. Unfortunately I suffered a severe case of Halloween burnout this year due to being way too ambitious, spending too much time making papier-mache spiders, and ignoring the basics like cleaning out my completely junked-up basement enough to turn into a haunted dungeon. Add to that a terrible head-cold for the 4 days leading up to the holiday, and you've got a disaster. In the end, my wife and I decided to scrap the party plans, concentrate on decorating the path to our door for Trick or Treaters, and actually enjoy ourselves a bit.

  7. I'm seriously behind on my blogs, but I just had to tell you how awesome that Egyptian tomb was!! I'm going to have to come to your house for Halloween from now on (at least those years that you aren't suffering from Halloween burnout).

  8. MTGrace,

    You'd be very welcome to. Hopefully next year we'll get our poop grouped and make our dungeon a reality. I made a bunch of giant spiders for the walk up to our house though. I'll have to post those soon.


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