Friday, October 30, 2009

Test Night & Pumpkin Bread...

Alright, screw the weather!!!!

We are working our hineys off to get enough done today to be able to run a test night tonight, 10-30!

The sweetest lady, a neighbor from the next street over, 'Jane' stopped by with her son, Andrew, a little while ago to say 'Thank You' for all we have done for the community for this Halloween. There is nothing that could have warmed our hearts more to be able to push through this weather and make it happen no matter what. Oh... and she came bearing the most beautiful loaf of freshly made Pumpkin bread!!!! Thank You Jane & Andrew!!!!!!! You made our day, and our Halloween.

The 'Cancelled' sign has been pitched into the trash...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mortal World Turned to Ice... CANCELLATIONS Thursday & Friday

Due to inclement weather and everything covered in nearly 2 feet of snow...

Test Night, Thursday (10-29) and the Friday Opening (10-30) have been CANCELLED.

We will do our haunty best to continue with an opening on Saturday Evening, Halloween Night 10-31.

"Mortal world turned to ice... Here be goblin paradise!" - Legend

More to Come. :D

The Roses

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Snow and Inclement Weather

Well, we are getting dumped on with heavy snow. This has put a bit of a damper on preparations... PLEASE READ ON FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION...

However, we are diehard haunters. As such will go on as planned for this season. Please be aware that Test Night as originally scheduled - Thursday October 29th, will likely be spent making repairs and attempting to finish up preparations that we were unable to get to as a result of the weather. We will not be in costume on this night.

Now... if the weather does not clear, we will move Test Night to Friday October 30th. Visitors are still welcome on this night, all we ask is that you bear in mind that repairs will be under way and lighting/fog may be scarce.

Thanks and HAPPY HAUNTINGS!!! See you this weekend!!

The Roses

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fighting the Snow...

We are busily preparing for the big nights. Unfortunately, we've had little help from Mother Nature this year...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Virgil - Homage to 'Rot'

'Virgil' has been completed for the 2009 display.

He was built as a direct homage to the man we view as being the Master of the Halloween Yard Haunt - 'Pumpkinrot'.

You can visit his website by clicking here :

His blog by clicking here:

To see more images of 'Virgil', including his work in progress photos, return to the main Darkrose Manor website, click on the 'Factory' link and then click on the thumbnail of Virgil to be taken to his slideshow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gothic Beeswax

Gothic Beeswax, originally uploaded by jack and cat curio.

Love, love, love, love, love the collage and print collections at Jack and Cat Curio...

Their Etsy Shop is here:

Blog is here:

Flickr Pumpkin

Halloween, originally uploaded by fabbio.

Brilliant carving - 'The Pumpkin King'...

Google Map - Darkrose Manor

Google Map to Darkrose Manor -

October 29th (test night), October 30th, October 31st - Dark until 10pm

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