The Macabre and the Unusual

Props in Action

We're all in your brain!

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Cartoon network is launching a mixed live action and animated series called Re-Animated. The plot revolves around a boy who, after an emergency brain transplant, finds himself seeing cartoon characters in real life.

I’ve already provided props to several episodes, including the hero brain, pictured here. From what I’ve seen of the scripts, this definitely looks like one of the weirdest, zaniest series ever. Check it out.


You'll know when your in it

hand with bloody bone

Kathryn Bigelow, the director behind Wild Palms, Strange Days, and the most awesome movie of the early 90′s, Point Break, is out on location filming a new movie called “Hurt Locker.” Described on their IMDB page as this- “In Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.”

The hand you see here is just one of many body parts Dapper Cadaver created for the film.


Midnight Meat Train Teaser

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The man who made the legendary horror films Hellraiser, Candyman, and Nightbreed is back with a new movie based on one of his original stories, Midnight Meat Train. The production made frequent visits to the Dapper Cadaver prop shop at 5519 Hollywood Blvd, and rented several body parts, gore pieces, and torture instruments for use in the film.

I for one can’t wait to see the hideous things they rented put into action.


Night of the Living Dead 3D on DVD

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The NOTLD 3D DVD is now available! Look for it where ever cheesy horror can be found (aka blockbuster). Thats me screaming in the gates. Also look for my hearse, body parts, corpses, caskets, and autopsy instruments.


The Hood Has Eyez Release

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the world premiere of “The Hood Has
Eyez” is at the New Beverly Cinema on August 4th @ 12pm.
The New Beverly is located at
7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
one block west of La Brea
(323) 938-4038

The cover charge is $5.00

Please come down and support the film. Also please pass this message on
to people who you think may also be interested. I am also attaching a
flyer and a link to the trailers:

Trailer #1:
my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=335065

Trailer #2:
my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=319019

Trailer #3:
my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=316400

The Hood Has Eyez features fetus replicas and stage blood fx by BJ WInslow of Dapper Cadaver.


Lurching off the Screen – Night of the Living Dead 3D

I have a special treat for you Living Dead fans out there.

On March 17th, the latest remake of Night of the Living Dead will be literally lurching off the screen in breath taking 3-D. The film reunites some of the original team from Return of the Living Dead, and features Captain Spaulding himself, Sid Haig, as the kind of corrupt Mortician only Haig could play. It also features a number of my props, including caksets, body parts, corpses, and good ol’ Black Betty, my Victoria Hearse.

I’m in there too, as the zombie that chases you through the gate. You’ll be seeing my gritty undead prop maker hands snatching right at your face. So I want you all to buy your ticket, and when I’m clawing for your brain, reach out and shake my hand.

Here’s everything you need to know about NOTLD 3D
my behind the scenes Night of the Living Dead 3D photos
the fangoria article


Hijack Your Motorcade

This job affords me oppurtunities to do I know few others have experienced. For example, how many of you have ever ruined another human beings funeral?

It was over the summer, I was doing a series of Hearse jobs for a major family themepark out in a cemetery on the east side of LA. Pause there for a moment, what an incredible time we live in when an amusement park sets it’s commericals in a cemetery, a funeral home, and a crematorium. There slogan was something to the effect of “Live life like your gonna die, cause your gonna, (so go to our themepark)” and “Your working yourself to death! (go to our themepark)” I loved it.

So there we all were, out in the cemetery, our fake undertaker walking through rows of actual headstones with actual dead people underneath talking about death and ferriswheels. It’s always weird shooting in cemeteries because the studios can’t close them down. When somebody needs to be buried, they need to be buried and no Steven Spielberg or Michael Eisner can stop it.

So not 200ft from us was an actual honest to god funeral, like the kind we were joking about. Crying children, widow in black, the whole bit. It was awkward, but what can you do, both parties wouldn’t leave till the job was done.

Eventually the casket sunk into the ground and the funeral dispersed. A while later we wrapped up cemetery shooting and headed for the crematorium. Since the next scene was indoors, they didn’t need a hearse anymore. I was free to go.

Alone, in a cemetery driving a hearse. I could do anything. I could go anywhere, park anywhere, and no one would ask me what I was doing or if I belonged there. So with a little exploration, I found a turn of the century morgue in the basement of their chapel. Hardwood cooler doors, a grisly hack saw and bone grinder, and eerie chill. I was incredible. But, I had it on good word that the best sights were in the giant stone mausoleum.

So, cruising in my hearse through the narrow cemetery lanes I saw rising over the hill a giant mausoleum. Jackpot. But as I pulled closer I saw that in front of the mausoleum was a parking lot, and the funeral party from earlier was exiting the building and heading for their cars. I checked my mirrors, no way to turn around on those tiny streets, not without driving through someones tombstone anyway. I decided to go for it. I pulled quickly through the lot and reached the gate to the street. As I started to pull out I heard a honk. The first honk didn’t catch my notice, but the next 80 or so did. I checked my mirror again.

Oh, shit

The funeral party had formed a neat little parade behind me, and were now tapping their horns to stay together. I was the lead car.

I hijacked their motorcade.

I don’t know if I did the right thing after that (or before that for that matter). The DMV handbook doesn’t cover “What to do if you accidently hijack a funeral or police motorcade,” I’ve checked. So what would you do, pull over to the side of the road and wave them passed? Sure, that sounds good now, but I didn’t think of it then.

I tried to lose them. I hit the gas, slowed down for green lights, then rushed through on yellow, made wild turns without signaling, and did everything the Steve McQueen movies have taught me to do if I’m in a care chase and need to shake someone. I don’t know what they thought their hearse driver was doing, but they followed me halfway to downtown before someone figured out I was a crazy person and became the new leader of the motorcade.

Then, and only then, I pulled over.
rental hearse
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Law and Order Props

If the smog rolls back in Los Angeles, and you squint just right in the clear air, you might just see my arm flying over head on route to New York, for a Law and Order episode.

This has been a big thrill for me, for once I can sincerley say I love the show I’m doing props for. I’m sad Jerry Orbach, AKA Lennie Briscoe won’t be there to personally fondle it. What can you say about such a giant of a man? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, even if those thousand words are just WTF over and over again, so here’s a picture I did to express what Orbacca meant to me.

I did this a few years back, when Briscoe was alive and well. It was for an anthology show organized by Brandon Bird called Law and Order: Artistic Intent and was the birthplace of the now famous Law and Order Coloring Book

I’m sure Jerry is grabbing a dog in Heaven


Cold Dead Hands

I just made this for the show Mystery Woman and I’m so damn proud.
cold dead hands

you hear me? My Cold dead hands!


Death Tunnel Poster

I’m featured in the Poster for Death Tunnel! Hopefully phase 2 will be action figures!

also, I’m in the trailer, along with boobs. So there’s something for everyone.

My behind the scenes picts


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