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Award Winning

It is with great pride that I get to announce that we took 2nd place in the 2015 Halloween FX Prop Building Contest with our Cemetery Archway.

It was a contest entry that almost didn’t happen. If it’s not evident from the lack of Vlogs and Posts, much of this summer was spent maximizing the time spent with my Daughter. Frequent trips to the Six Flags Theme Park, Lake George and other such destinations occupied much of the time that would have otherwise been spent building props. I’m not sorry for that, as it was a fantastic summer filled with a lot of fun, but it left me far behind on the project I had hoped to be able to enter into the contest. As Savannah’s Summer Vacation came to a close, crunch time began. With a lot of luck (and maybe a little bit of skill) the Archway project came together with amazing speed. As the deadline closed in, the stone pillar bases were still far from complete. The snide chuckle and condescending “Good Luck!” of a fellow entrant echoed in my mind and drove me to completion. With great focus and effort, I was able to finish off the bases and assemble the finished prop with about an hour of daylight left. Photos were taken and the entry made.

While I was confident in my accomplishment, the contest entries left no room for expectations. I was sitting in a pool of some of the most talented haunters in the community, and they were all bringing their “A Game”. In the end, The Davis Graveyard claimed the win with a beautifully crafted Tombstone Statue they called the “Kiss of Death”. It was a win most righteously deserved.

A new look.

As if it’s not evident, we have began working on a long overdue site update. While the look is new, most of the content, thus far, is unchanged. That however, will be changing over the next few weeks. Some much needed updates to the content are in the works, and there will be a lot of new content coming very soon.

One new section you may have noticed is the “Vault”. We have created this section as a place to share some of our past creations. There will be a lot of content added to this section of website over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often.

Another new section slated for creation is the “support” page. Here we will highlight the different ways you can help keep The Haunting Grounds alive. It will also serve as a place to thank those who have helped support this project through various means.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions that you would like to share with us, feel free to Contact us.

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #39

In this episode, we show the start to finish assembly of our latest project, the Facade/Entryway, in high speed.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #38

In this episode, we share another time lapse video of the Facade build progress. Actual video date was Wednesday, 8/20/14.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #37

In this episode, I share a little bit about our Pumpkin Garden, show the progress on the pedestal for our first entry guardian and give another update on the progress of our Facade/Entryway build.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #36

In this episode I share time lapse footage (filmed from around 11am thru till about 7pm on 08/06/14) of the second day of the building of our Facade/entryway. Be sure to check out the bonus footage at the end of Vlog #35 for a closer look at the current progress.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #35

In this episode, I Share some more of our plans, announce the winner of our Spirit Webcaster Gun Giveaway and share a bit of the progress on our Facade/entryway.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #34

In this episode, I talk about some upcoming plans and show off our first attempt at painting a latex mask.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)

The Haunting Grounds Vlog #33

In this episode, we share a few more things that we picked up at the Midwest Haunters Convention, a little bit of prop progress (for a change) and the details (or lack thereof) of our latest giveaway. Email me at SKAustin@thehauntinggrounds.com for availability and info on getting your very own “The Haunting Grounds” Tshirt.

Visit our YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SKAustin
or on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Haunting-Grounds/156116834701
Music used with written consent by Nox Arcana and Buzzworks (Monolith Graphics)