Mourning the passing of Halloween isn’t easy for most of us. Realizing that special season that we truly belong in isn’t going to be coming around again for a WHOLE YEAR is fairly daunting. It’s enough to bow your head, sigh, and decide to just give in to the whole holiday spirit. May as well bake a ham, buy a Santa hat and go knocking on doors to sing happy songs to the neighbors you hardly know, right?
We here at FrightProps totally get it. We do. But that doesn’t mean we’re on board with the idea. We’re haunters. Halloween freaks. Horror nerds. I mean, heck – our name is FrightProps, would you really expect us to fall in line with this whole happy holidays thing?
Nah, not us. Nope. Instead, we’ll be creating our own horrific holiday creations and just blending in a little Halloween. One of the ways we’ll be doing it is with these freakin’ awesome horror ornaments – or should we say…HORRORNAMENTS?
Instead of spicing up your holidays with cinnamon and nutmeg, do something a little different this year. Cover your tree in coffins, jack-o’-lanters, severed limbs, and bloody weapons! There’s a ton of weird tree ornaments that aren’t pictured here, so head to FrightProps and give ‘em a ghoulish gander!
Cover yourself in fake blood and light those jack-o’-lanterns extra bright! Blast the creepy tunes and howl at the night! IT’S HALLOWEEN! After all this time watching everybody celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and tons of boring birthdays, the day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here!
Throughout the year, we excitedly read your blogs, follow you on social media, and watch your video updates. While everyone has their unique projects that they’re pouring their mangled hearts and tortured souls into, at FrightProps, our passion is supporting the people who make this time of year so incredible. Every year, we’re so honored that we’re able to work with the most creative and entertaining people and productions on the planet.
Happy Halloween from the goons, ghouls and goblins of FrightProps! And thank you for making this the spookiest and wildest year for haunting yet!
It’s almost BLOODTHIRSTY THURSDAY, and more importantly it’s almost HALLOWEEN! Of course you know that, so to celebrate we’re going nuts with this week’s giveaway. Here is a sneak peek at our prize, the Human Error Resurrection Mask and a bunch of skinned arms and legs to go with it! If you win, they should arrive just in time for Halloween.
The rules are the same as always! On Thursday, hit up our social media channels and follow the instructions! You have until 4PM on Friday to enter!
You’ve spent hours decorating and your hands are covered in fake blood. You ruined your favorite pair of pants with liquid latex and you’ve chased runaway screws across the workshop floor for what feels like hours. You’ve gone cross-eyed wiring props to controllers and making sure every scare is timed perfectly. And it’s all about to pay off!
From all of us here at FrightProps, good luck and happy hauntings!
Deck out your home with the coolest props this season! We’re giving away the finest in Halloween decorations to one randomly chosen-winner! Entering is EASY! Follow the instructions for each social media page! Facebook Find the post with the ULTIMATE PARTY KIT image, LIKE IT, then comment on your favorite prop from the Halloween Party Supplies page!
The winners were selected by the entire FrightProps team from a pool of finalists! It certainly wasn’t easy given the amount of incredibly cool submissions we received. Some members of the team begged to abstain from voting entirely while others, such as our fabricator Grant, couldn’t stop changing their votes! Continue reading →
Us wacky weirdos at FrightProps certainly didn’t invent the haunted house. We didn’t invent fake blood and we didn’t event pneumatics. However, one thing we pride ourselves on is taking these fairly standard things and adapting them for the purposes of helping everyone creep out millions of people a year!
One of the more simple things we’ve put together is our Mobile Pack system. Whenever we go out to conventions, we usually bring a few of these with us and when people see them, they have about a million questions. So we figured we’d do a little write-up on our Mobile Packs to give you a better understanding of what these things are and how they actually work. Continue reading →
FrightProps has something as spooky as it is exciting to unveil: new personalized tombstones! We’ve joined forces with the best dang sculptors in the business, Tombstone Factory, to bring you fully customizable and durable foam tombstones. Just head to the personalized tombstone or cemetery sign pages, select your style, finish, and whether or not you want your tombstone with a base and place your order! There’s also the option to order multiple pre-made tombstones and signs at once with the ten tombstone package or upgrade to the complete package and get a customized sign as well. There’s a ton of different styles and options – check them all out on our TOMBSTONES & GRAVEYARD section of our site! Continue reading →
While we all work hard every single day to plan out ways to horrify our audiences, there are times that we forget that what we do is a little strange. To the average person, playing around with fake blood and trying to create realistic corpses on a budget isn’t exactly a common hobby out there. It’s funny to sit and think about how many times we’ve really frightened someone just by doing what we normally do – having a great time and loving Halloween.
Perhaps you remember a post we did a while ago about how two FrightProps employees scared an entire freight train by carrying around some gross props. While that’s a story we all love to re-telling over and over again, our pal Will Acree out in Louisville, KY recently shared our new favorite tale.
Here’s the message that Will sent us:
“I tested some of your blood formula on a platform next to my work station in the garage (just wanted to get a feel for how it would flow) and placed the sliced piglet on it (really great looking!). Apparently, someone was trying to break in the garage the other night. I had police at my door about an hour or so later…they found my “theft deterrent system” to be both effective and hilarious. Apparently, the guy who was trying to break in called the police due to the “fresh blood everywhere.”
We lost our minds laughing when we all read that! And of course, because we had to see it for ourselves, here’s a picture of Will’s “Theft Deterrent System”:
Seriously – this is the kind of comedy we only dream of! But hey, maybe this could be a new business for FrightProps! We’ll put together some packages of fake blood and sliced piglets and get some sort of late night infomercial going!
Thanks to Will for sharing his cool story! And if you happen to have something freaky and funny to tell us about, hit us up on our Facebook!
We’ve got brand new and improved SHOCK MATS in stock! At the same affordable price, these mats now come with a power supply and retain the option to use them with a 9V battery!
That’s great for two reasons – first, we’re able to offer a better product. Second, it means we’re dropping the prices on the old model (which ONLY offers use with a 9V battery) to give a great deal on anyone who knows they’ll just need the remote capabilities of the Shock Mats!
Every trade-show, we get this question about thirty times each day. And of course, we never get tired of explaining it to Halloween enthusiasts and haunt owners alike. Why? Because, we get to watch people shock themselves! Continue reading →
Making a plaster mold is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to create a mold for reproducing your own latex props and masks. By just following a few simple steps you can create an inexpensive plaster mold of almost anything!
In this tutorial we’re going to be making a one-piece mold of a flat-backed prop. This technique works great for props that will be sitting the ground or hanging on a wall. It also works well for half-masks. If you are making a prop that needs to be seen in 360º detail, or a full over-the-head latex mask, you will probably need to make a two-piece mold, which we’ll cover in a different tutorial.
We’re hitting it hard here over at the FrightProps laboratories. Wrapping mummies, pouring blood on zombies, yelling at computers while making web graphics – you know how it goes. We can only assume that you’re waist-deep in a pile of bones and fake intestines right about now. So to help ease the pain of getting started on your craziest creations, we’re giving you a darn good sale – 20% off all Cylinder Hook-Up Kits, both double-acting and single-acting. The fittings, solenoid, tubing – all that good stuff. Just add as many as you want to your cart and use code HOOKMEUP for 20% off.
Wanna know more about Hook-Up Kits? We’ll teach you all about them in the video below.
Take a funny/creepy picture featuring the FrightProps catalog and post it to social media using hashtag #hardcorehaunter. At the end of the month, we’ll pick our favorite entry and award the winner a $100 FrightProps Gift Card! Bonus points will be awarded for especially cool or creative pictures. The only condition is that your picture must feature the FrightProps 2015 catalog, the rest is up to you! Show us your Halloween workshop, your favorite prop, the secret place you sneak off to to read your catalog in peace, or who in your family loves the FrightProps catalog the most!
You asked, so we’re doing it! Catch FrightProps at Halloween Extreme out in Orlando, FL! We’ll be in booth #203 with all sorts of goofy stuff to amaze and freak you out with! Who knows, we might even have some CASH & CARRY for ya!
Another crazy contest brought to you in part by FrightProps! Our pals over at Haunt Nation Magazine are putting on a TOMBSTONE CARVING CONTEST! Click the image to view it full size and be sure to head over to their page by clicking here for more details.
Check out these awesome entries from their 2013 carving contest!