Welcome to the Freak Show

During my trip, I felt undeserving of the title “crust punk” or “gutter punk” because I had a cushy truck with air conditioning. I was living a more comfortable life than the other punks I had met. But now that the trip is over and I’ve settled into my new temporary living conditions, I think I have earned the title. Read More …

Deathgasm & the Battle Jacket

One of the regrets I have about going on the North American Tour was that it meant suspending my haunt work. After all, there’s not enough room in the van for my tools and supplies, and no work space to continue building corpses or other props. But after watching the movie “Deathgasm“, I was inspired to finally get around to Read More …

Hitchhiker Kyle, the Newest Addition to My Family of Corpses

With my law practice winding down, I found myself with far too much time on my hands. Most of the work I still have to do to effectuate this transition doesn’t need to be done until June. That left me sitting on the couch, flipping channels, and lamenting the lack of decent daytime programming. I decided to build one last corpse before Read More …

If the Gothic Nomad Was a Haunt Character

Tonight, I officially finished constructing a project that I’ve been working on since I got back from TransWorld last month. The premise was pretty simple: build a costume for the Gothic Nomad. I wanted to build something that I could wear should I choose to do some guerilla haunting while I’m on the road. Practicality guided the design aesthetics. I tried Read More …

New Femur Prosthetic

My travel plans this year pretty much rule out the possibility of working on Wrecked at the Weidner again. So I decided to create a new femur prosthetic for the production crew as a parting gift. A Durable and Reusable Prosthetic My original piece consisted of a chopped up plastic prop bone and layers of tissue, latex, and paint. It probably would Read More …

Formal Retirement Announcement

But TransWorld wasn’t the only big thing happening this week. Before I left for St. Louis, I was comfortable enough with my funds on hand that I paid off my third and final student loan! Apart from my mortgage (which will go when I sell the house) – I am debt free! And so on Monday, I sent out 124 letters Read More …

TransWorld’s 2017 Halloween and Attractions Show

What a week! I just returned last Sunday from TransWorld’s 2017 Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis. TransWorld’s HAAS (known colloquially just as “TransWorld” is an annual trade show convention held in St. Louis in mid-to-late March. Objectively, it’s the largest trade show of its kind in the United States, and arguably, it is “the event” that all haunters foam at Read More …

Haunt Tour – Putting the “Gothic” in Gothic Nomad

While I am on the road during my North America Tour, I won’t be building any corpses or Necronomicons. I won’t have enough room to carry all of the necessary tools and supplies. Nor will I have time to work on any haunted houses or theatrical productions. In many ways, I will need to put my haunt career on hold while Read More …

Discovering Passions and the Haunt Industry

I used to believe that I had a lot of passions. Ultimate frisbee, hockey, microbiology, astrophysics, quantum physics, and aviation were among some of the things I would describe as being my “passions”. And for nearly five years, I convinced myself that I was passionate about being a horror fiction writer. My “Passion” for Writing For years, I had been on Read More …

Burlap Scarecrow Mask

My prized haunt possession is a burlap “Field Creeper” scarecrow mask that I bought from Cameron at Grim Stitch Factory. I saw his work at TransWorld 2016, and was extraordinarily impressed by the quality of his work. If anyone is looking for a scarecrow mask, I don’t think you can find a better one than from Grim Stitch. When I received Read More …