Our Haunted Hollywood Halloween was an award-winning success in the Santa Clara Citywide Halloween Decoration contest! You can watch our full Front Show, or excerpts from the show plus a walkthrough of the entire Haunted Hollywood Horror Monster Museum featuring 13 classic movie monsters!
Each of the 13 museum exhibits had a lighted podium sign explaining their importance to monster history, which required a lot of research, and the other 6 monsters were arranged through the other party areas. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was included as vintage movie posters in the foyer with large gargoyles plus the Gander the Gargoyles contest to find all of Quasimodo’s friends. The Wicked Witch of the West and the Invisible Man, with a vintage radio playing clips searching for him, flanked the outer patio food table, across from The Phantom of the Opera’s music on the pipe organ for the Silent Silver Screen. Scarrry Jerry’s giant spider Winnifred was in use in the backyard, this time for the Atomic Age giant insect craze of Mutated Monsters, and Man-Eating Plants were represented by our motion-sensor animated plant puppet on the inside dining table. Guests could also play the Frightful Film Fanatic game to place 39 movies from the chronological list into 3 screens of 13 movies each: the Main Theatre Screen projected in the living room window, the Mad Scientist Experiment Reel on a TV in gilded frame on the lab table, and the Silent Silver Screen projected in the back patio window, next to the pipe organ. I also edited loops of vintage movie posters on the living room TV and in the backyard on the new Movie Marquee TV, and a loop of fun vintage movie trailers running in the dining room. I have been using more and more videos and projections for several years now, but 2017 was by far the most video content I have ever produced yet, with the full movies, video edits, and live video occupying almost a full TERABYTE of external hard drive space!
Our Haunted Hollywood Halloween front show won Honorable Mention/Second Place for Most Original in the first-ever Santa Clara Citywide Halloween Home Decorating contest, with certificates and prizes awarded at a public city council meeting, but watching all ages enjoying our Haunted Hollywood show was even better!
You can watch our full Front Show...
...or excerpts from the show plus a walkthrough of the entire Haunted Hollywood Horror Monster Museum featuring 13 classic movie monsters!