When Can a Haunt Go Too Far?

How far should a haunter go to terrify people? Image courtesy of Dr. Theda's Crypt on Blogspot.

How far should a haunter go to terrify people? Image courtesy of Dr. Theda’s Crypt on Blogspot.

With CNN highlighting a story about a macabre yard haunt that had some people bent out of shape, the question is: When does a haunt go too far and become more offensive rather than just an awesome display of artistic darkness?

After watching the video of how people reacted, I had to think to myself: If they feel that way with that yard haunt, they would surely freak over mine – especially my Zombie Babies.

In no way do I wish to be offensive. For me and many other fellow haunters, we’ve grown up watching the weekend Double Creature Features, Kolchak:The Night Stalker, and other spooky tales. Continue reading

Repulsive Recipes for Halloween

There's always room for Jello! Image of Jello worms courtesy of thecraftpatch.blogspot.com

There’s always room for Jello! Image of Jello worms courtesy of thecraftpatch.blogspot.com

Half the fun on Halloween is sampling the novel treats that people bring to a party. The eyeball cupcakes, licorice spiders, witch hats...and the list goes on. Yet, the gruesome ones can be the most exhilarating. They push you to see if you have the guts to eat something beyond the regular aesthetics. Almost like a Fear Factor episode.

Here are some ideas for gruesome culinary creations that will help your friends squirm at your next party:

Jello Worms(pictured above)

Shape your poop the way you want. Image courtesy of Divinedinnerparty.com.

Shape your poop the way you want. Image courtesy of Divinedinnerparty.com. Recipe by Debbie Morrow.

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My First Homemade Chocolates

My first attempt at making chocolates will be used for two cauldron cakes at the Halloween Bash. Photo courtesy of Debbie Morrow.

I’ve always been curious on how hard it would be to make those homemade chocolates. Since I decided to make 2 cauldron cakes for my upcoming Halloween Bash, I needed some body parts and gruesome edibles to hang out of the pot.

Since Gummi Bears are pretty tasteless, I chose to try my hand at candy making. They are not perfect, but sticking out of a cauldron surrounded by other scary edibles, I think they’ll work.

Looking for simple directions for chocolates? Sugarcraft has step-by-step instructions that even newbies can follow.