A Humble Honor is Added to Frugal Frights and Delights

Samara from "The Ring" prop. She still scare me. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

Samara from “The Ring” prop. She still scare me. Image courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

It has come to my attention that this Frugal Gal ( under my old website name DebsDreamThemes) has been highlighted in Haunted Attraction Magazine and Inventorspot.com has recognized one of my props as 10 Epic DIY Halloween Decorations Sure to Make Your Guests Freak.  For me, this is like getting an Emmy. Continue reading

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A New Samara’s Well from the Movie “The Ring”

From left to right: Original stone-casted well weighing over 40 pounds The same well after about 10 years of elements and lawn mower hits. The newest well on right taking 3 days to make and only 5 pounds. Images courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

From left to right: Original casted well weighing over 40 pounds. The same well after about 10 years of elements and lawn mower hits. The newest well on right taking 3 days to make and only 5 pounds. Images courtesy of Debbie Morrow, All Rights Reserved.

Desperate Times Calls for Desperate Measures

Many times I can work better under pressure. This is one of them. When my Ring Girl Well was destroyed between lawn mower hits and age, I was at a loss for a few days. Since I’m still recovering from back surgery I couldn’t think of any possible way to achieve the rock casting and the bending needed to either repair or make another well as in my older Ring girl well tutorial.

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The Ring Girl Samara Tutorial

Samara standing in a hallway. Photo by Debbie Morrow, all copyrights reserved.

It only took me one time of watching the movie The Ring to wither in fear over that girl Samara. The way she moved her body and climbed out of the well was enough to give me nightmares.

As usual, I thought I’d give a few nightmares of my own by making Samara for my yard haunt.

Making Samara from the Movie The Ring

You’ll need:

1 Foam Head
1 Long Black Wig
PVC pipe
PVC Joints:  4 L- shaped, 2 T-shaped
Hot Glue Gun/Sticks
White Duct Tape
10 Metal Hangers
Grocery bags and/or aluminum foil
Wire Cutters
1 White or Ivory Dress
Clear Sealant Spray paint Continue reading