Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Week of Houses Con't

Ok we are lightening up the creep factor with today’s haunted dollhouse post. If you are old enough to remember the iconic character of Herman Munster in the 1960’s, who stomped his gigantic foot and shouted, “Darn. Darn. Darn. Darn.”, you... will recognize this famous house on 1313 Mockingbird Lane! This miniature version of The Munsters spooky abode was used in the remake television series filmed in the late 1980’s, where its expert modeling design and lighting made it appear real and life size on the small screen. The model is on display at Universal Studios. Once again, miniatures play a role in storytelling on and off the big (and little) screen. Enjoy! ~judy www.justminiaturescale.com

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween and Hollywood con't

Another Hollywood use of a creepy dollhouse: The Stanley Hotel is most iconic for serving as the inspiration for the fictional Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's novel, The Shining. The production crew for the 1995 miniseries created 2 dollhouses to use for the filming of the hotel burning down. They got the shot in one take, so they gifted the second house to the real Stanley Hotel, CO, where it is on display. I will never forget Jack Nicholson: [Smashing the door to bits with an axe] in the character, Jack Torrance, saying, "Wendy, I'm home." MINI wishes for your Halloween Week! ~judy www.justminiaturescale.com

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Week of Creepy Dollhouses

In keeping with Halloween week, today's post involves some Creepy dollhouses.
Do any of you remember the movies about the Amityville House? In 1996, the latest sequel in the cult series is called The Amityville Dollhouse. Synopsis: Bill finds a dollhouse in the shack out back which looks exactly like the original Amityville house. Who made the dollhouse, why it’s in the shack (which is the only thing left of the original haunted property), why the ghosts are in it, none of these things are made clear. Bill gives it to Jessica, and she falls in love with it. She also begins to notice that it’s making weird stuff happen. 
The Dollhouse Grave
This creep-fest resides in Medina, Tennessee, and is the grave of a 5-year-old girl named Dorothy Harvey, who died in 1931. She loved dolls so much, they built a dollhouse to mark her grave. Legend has it that if you peer into the windows of the dollhouse, you just might catch a glimpse of her ghost.)
I come across this amazing example of a creepy MINI house! The details and storytelling are 'spook'tacular! Check out the blog of the creator along with a multitude of detailed color photos! http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebloggess/sets/72157627520056330/with/6081085411/    
I will continue to add this week of weirdness!  Happy Halloween Week!  ~judy  www.justminiaturescale.com

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Haunted Dollhouse

It is dark and chilly on this foggy October morning. Home alone in only the glow of my computer screen......and then I come across this amazing example of a creepy MINI house! The details and storytelling are 'spook'tacular! Check out the blog of the creator along with a multitude of detailed color photos! http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebloggess/sets/72157627520056330/with/6081085411/ Be inspired and visit our site to shop for some Halloween Minis for your own haunted scene. Enjoy! ~judy www.justminiaturescale.com