Hello All,

Welcome to Our Halloween Page for 2016. This year's theme was "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Marilyn Manson style! A talking skull does the opening monologue from the movie. Excellent Holiday Iconic Artwork flanks the talking skull. The Pumpkin Man and his orange mohawk wearing Pumpkin backup singers belt out the rock version of "This is Halloween". A Skeleton guitar player and a Skeleton keyboard player jam along with Green Monster on drums. The opening video from the movie is projected onto a screen positioned above and behind the band. As the Grand Finale, Jack the Pumpkin King rises up and waves to all his fans.  

It takes lots of string lights, lots of  pneumatics (2 compressors, 10 valves, lots of cylinders, custom 70" stroke non-rotating cylinder), lots of extension cords, and lots and lots of time to create the show. The show is run by a  Light-O-Rama 24-channel control system and a second Light-O-Rama 8-channel control system. A "robotic finger" pushes play on the remote control to start the video (Will's creation). An A/B plc drives the Walkway show (which also uses pneumatics). An optical sensor is used to trigger the Walkway show. Check out the pictures and videos below.

Below there is a nighttime video of the show and a video of our Pumpkin cake. No video of the walkway show; just check out the 2012 Halloween website for the walkway video (link at bottom of this page). It consists of  Ghosts lighting up and popping up from behind Tomb Stones, Creature trying to escape from the coffin, Three pumpkins rising up and lighting up, the Rocking Chairs with three skeletons lit up and rocking, the Raven flaps his wings, tilts forwards and backwards, and rotates his head, the Spider travels his web from top to bottom, and black lights add ambiance, Halloween lights and carved pumpkins add to the festivities, and of course Disney's "Grim Grinning Ghosts" Haunted Mansion Theme Song is playing in the background.

I'll be taking a break from creating a large show for a while. I plan to concentrate on the walkway show. The plan is to convert it to Light-O-Rama, make improvements to the existing mechanisms, and create some new components.. 

Links at the bottom of this page to our previous Halloween Pages.

Click on the Little Thumbnail Pictures Below to see a Bigger Picture.



Front of our House.

Tombstones and Creature in his Coffin.

Nearing the End of Construction and Excellent Artwork.

Under Construction with Lots Left to Do.

Programming in the Shop Wearing a Mohawk Wig.


Our Pumpkins and Bonefish Sketches.

"Nightmare" Picture Spot.

Green Monster and His Band Rocking It!

Willy Wonka and his Golden Ticket.

Will's 3-D Printed Bats..

Jack in Position Waiting to Rise Up..

Rachel finishing the Stage (see Jack behind?)




Frankenstein Tamale Pie-mmmmmmmmmmm.



Front of the House.

Click Here for the Show Video

Click Here for Our Pumpkin Cake Video


Dead Men Tell No Tales.



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