ScaryJerry
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    March 31, 2011
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    August 15, 2014
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    August 14, 2012
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    August 29, 2013
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ScaryJerry's Reviews
 
With the cordless Fire and Ice Lantern, you can create a fantastic Halloween lightshow on your tabletop, mantel or even in the forest. Just turn on the battery-operated lantern and watch the flickering red and gold "flames" come to life behind orange film. With such bewildering flash and indoor/outdoor versatility, a group of them will make a spooktacular addition to your front porch steps or in your haunted house windows. Cordless, flickering lantern with red and gold "flames" Crafted from sturdy plastic with a dark oiled-bronze finish Equipped with a metal wire handle Can be displayed indoors or out Requires four AA batteries (not included)
 
Overall: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Nice looking BUT features typical oversight,
Date:August 15, 2014
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 15, 2014
These lanterns look great for being made entirely of plastic, and the flicker light inside is interesting but not incredibly realistic. There are multiple LEDs inside and they cause pinpoints of multi-color light to appear instead of a "soft glow". Which would be tolerable if the light remained on. UNFORTUNATELY, in typical Grandin Road oversight, you can only choose "Off" or "Sensor" which means a loud noise has to turn on the lights and they stay lit only briefly then go out again. So much for ambience. Is this a battery saving issue? We are talking about LEDs and it takes 4 (!) batteries... for LEDs. So close to a great product. They really need to hire a Halloween consultant like myself to field test all their products.
Pros: Appearance
Cons: only sensor activated
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Know the exact moment the eye of newt has simmered to perfection, or count down the minutes to the witching hour with our imaginative Witch Hat Pedestal Clock. Our crystal ball predicts your Halloween guests will find it frightfully fun prominently displayed on a mantel or any tabletop. Realistic witch hat form, with working clock, placed on a pedestal The fanciful design features a perched crow and spider details that will leave fright night revelers spellbound Crafted for Halloweens to come from artist-quality resin Requires one AA battery (not included) Simple assembly.
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great detail and rather large,
Date:August 15, 2014
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 15, 2014
Found this to be a good quality accessory for my apothecary table. The details on the hat are fantastic and can be used with or without the pedestal. On the pedestal, it is somewhat top-heavy and could possibly tip over (especially with that dangling spider that the cat will want to play with). I will be securing it with museum wax. The clock itself seems to keep time accurately and has a very faint tick, but it's made completely of flimsy plastic. Will it last past this one season? If not, I suppose it could be set to a permanent midnight.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
 
With a charred-looking exterior and an interior that glows with wild, moving flames, our Flaming Pumpkin is sure to add a sinister twist to your drafty display. Crafted from resin Lit from within by realistic fabric “flames” that are blown around by an internal fan Best displayed indoors or in a covered outdoor area Plugs into a standard outlet A Grandin Road exclusive.
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great looking with some functional design flaws,
Date:August 29, 2013
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 29, 2013
This is a fairly large, solid, heavy pumpkin, "charred black" with very glossy paint. The flame inside is fabric glued to a little noisy fan that reflects the halogen bulb light and looks like a flame from a distance. It should also be noted that it sits on 3 peg legs about an inch off the ground that cannot be blocked (since it's the airway to the fan). You can probably disguise the front somewhat but anything underneath (hay, moss, spiders) may be sucked into the fan (and then your pumpkin will really be on fire). Also, unlike the picture suggests, there is an big block adapter with no inline "on/off" switch. You plug it in to turn it on. Really, Grandin Road? Who designs these things?
Pros: Quality, great paint job, bright light
Cons: no on/off switch!, needs clearance along bottom, fan is a bit noisy
5 of 5 found this review helpful.
 
Make our motion-activated Wilting Black Roses the centerpiece of your most haunting display. Time passes right before your eyes, in the company of this unearthly bouquet in its faux carved stone vase. The fabric blooms stay upright while an eerie tune plays. With the sound of breaking glass at the end of the tune, the blooms wither…until they’re reactivated. Deep black fabric roses Sturdy plastic vase imitates the look of stone carved with haunting imagery Motion activated Upon activation, blooms stand upright while dark music plays; when the music ends, the blooms bow over Requires three AA batteries (not included)
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Unusual and fun but overpriced,
Date:August 29, 2013
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 29, 2013
These wilting roses are perfect for a gothic mantle were motion can be easily detected (the sensor works 3 out of 5 times. So far 1 of 3 units was replaced by Grandin Road for being defective. This is smaller than I imagined and the front of the vase (where the sensor is located) is actually decorated with a skull instead of the spider pictured (which is located in the back of the vase). The paint job is typically sloppy but looks fine from a distance (I plan to repaint these). The gothic sound is LOUD and cannot be adjusted and is preceded by a glass breaking sound (which doesn't really make sense). The mechanism that retracts the flowers is also somewhat noisy, but in party setting wouldn't be noticed. Overall it's overpriced for the quality but unusual and quite fun.
Pros: fun, unusual
Cons: Quality, overpriced
 
 Spooky Family Canvas Portraits
Spooky Family Canvas Portraits
Create your own sinister gallery with family portraits that feature a slew of unnatural details like splattered “blood,” vampire teeth, and bat silhouettes. Printed in black and white with a “yellowed” finish and vibrant spooky features Each is printed on heavy polyester canvas that’s gallery wrapped over a hardwood frame Integrated metal hangers; arrives ready to hang Select Father, Mother, Children, Son, or a set of all four
 
Overall: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Great idea, poor execution,
Date:August 29, 2013
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 29, 2013
I liked the idea of these four unusual portraits, the striking yellow color and the large size canvas. However, the actual resolution of the image itself is terrible - nothing like the sharp website images. It's like they enlarged a very small picture that became very pixelated. From a distance (across a very dimly room) they might pass but any closer inspection will reveal the poor quality. Highly disappointed that Grandin Road doesn't have better quality control over their Halloween products. (The low price should have also been a red flag.)
Pros: good size for the price
Cons: Quality, Appearance, very low resolution
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
 
 Deadwalker Couple
Deadwalker Couple
Mr. and Mrs. Deadwalker are life-size, skeleton-faced, and dressed to kill in coordinating satin ensembles. Their gnarled faces and wicked attire will make your guests scream. And they're so well matched; you won't be able to resist having both. Mr. Deadwalker wears a black suit with a silver vest and tie and black felt top hat. Mrs. Deadwalker is draped in a silver satin Victorian gown, accented with black satin and lace and a matching silver bonnet. Movable arms allow you to easily position each of them in a variety of expressive poses Mounted upon sturdy bases Simple assembly
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great details throughout,
Date:August 14, 2012
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:August 14, 2012
I purchased the Deadwalker couple and very happy to receive a very detailed pair of zombies. Mrs. Deadwalker has a hoop skirt that fills out her dress - nice touch! If there was one drawback is that they totally "forgot" to finish Mr. Deadwalker as his feet are in plain sight. He has no legs or feet or shoes - just a pair of silky pants blowing in the wind. I was able to fill the legs with some of the packing materials and will look for a pair of boy's dress shoes to finish the outfit. It's such an obvious design blunder but I guess they want you to pose him behind a tombstone. Also the pair is a little smaller than I envisioned but acceptable nonetheless.
Pros: Appearance, Quality
Cons: not shoes or feet!
 
Once a guest approaches, our Martha Stewart Animated Snake Wreath comes magically to life. Select snakes hang freely and even appear to slither off of the wreath. Motion-activated sensor Vibrates and hisses Hangs easily on nearly any door or window 3 AA batteries (not included)
 
Overall: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Great Idea but the design needs work,
Date:September 14, 2011
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:September 14, 2011
I loved this Martha Stewart wreath project from last year's October issue and was excited not to have to make it myself. Unfortunately the vibrating mechanism was not well-proportioned to the wreath. A little moss and some extra snakes may hide it and add needed bulk. I ultimately removed the vibrating mechanism, added a battery led light string, and put it on my front door – it looks great even without the "animation". I hope Grandin Road will continue to develop this product for next year!!!
Pros: Quality, Appearance
Cons: animation is not stellar, mechanism is out of proportion
 
Our Medusa Animated Halloween Bust gives horrifying new meaning to having a bad hair day. When the motion sensor is activated, snakes begin to move and hiss and Medusa’s eyes and mouth glow red as she speaks three different sayings. Motion-sensor activated Designed to emulate the look of hand-carved stone Uses 3 AA batteries (not included) Medusa's three sayings: "Go on, sneak a peek. It won't hurt for long...ha ha ha ha!" "Come beautiful—it's okay to stare. I won't bite...much." "If you look into my eyes—I'll change you forever...into stone."
 
Overall: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Very Spooky and Great Details!,
Date:September 14, 2011
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:September 14, 2011
I love the Medusa bust and it works exactly as described. With three different phrases and the motion/sound detector, it's a real blast to see people jump when they see it. I do wish that these animated decorations had a way to adjust the sound. Sometimes it fun just to get the visual without the loud squawking! Also, the size is somewhat smaller than I expected – I probably should have read the specs. Nonetheless, it fits perfectly on the mantle and stands out.
Pros: Appearance, Quality
Cons: a bit too small, no volume control
 
 Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles
Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles
Set the appropriately macabre tone for your Halloween celebration with this Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles. An enlightened marriage of eerie ambience and flameless convenience, these candles will dramatically illuminate your Halloween decor. Battery-operated, flickering LED lights emulate the look of regular candles without the concern of an open flame Crafted from real wax with a fabulous dripping effect Safe to place anywhere indoors Designed to fit most standard taper candle holders Each candle operates on 2 AA batteries (included).
 
Overall: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Wonderfully Gothic!,
Date:March 31, 2011
ByScaryJerry
New/Existing Customer:Existing
Date:March 31, 2011
I own a closet full of LED candles and these by far are the best available. The best part is that they turn off/on by pushing the top of the flame  – you don't have to remove them from fixtures, twist, or turn them upside down! Why has no one else thought about this? Sizing these for fixtures is tricky since they're thicker than a taper candle but thinner than a votive. And storing these in a hot attic is not good idea since they have a real wax overlay that melts and breaks.
Pros: Appearance, Quality, easy on/off, real wax overlay, great flicker
Cons: will melt/warp in a hot attic, odd size for many fixtures
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ScaryJerry's Answers
 
Make our motion-activated Wilting Black Roses the centerpiece of your most haunting display. Time passes right before your eyes, in the company of this unearthly bouquet in its faux carved stone vase. The fabric blooms stay upright while an eerie tune plays. With the sound of breaking glass at the end of the tune, the blooms wither…until they’re reactivated. Deep black fabric roses Sturdy plastic vase imitates the look of stone carved with haunting imagery Motion activated Upon activation, blooms stand upright while dark music plays; when the music ends, the blooms bow over Requires three AA batteries (not included)
 

Can you turn the music off?

No you cannot. There is one "on/off" switch and that's it. No volume control of any kind. There are 8 tiny screws on the bottom that you can unscrew and snip the wire to the speaker if you want to permanently quell the sound.
1 year ago
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 Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles
Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles
Set the appropriately macabre tone for your Halloween celebration with this Set of Two Black Dripping LED Halloween Candles. An enlightened marriage of eerie ambience and flameless convenience, these candles will dramatically illuminate your Halloween decor. Battery-operated, flickering LED lights emulate the look of regular candles without the concern of an open flame Crafted from real wax with a fabulous dripping effect Safe to place anywhere indoors Designed to fit most standard taper candle holders Each candle operates on 2 AA batteries (included).
 

what diameter is the candle base?

The diameter of the candle itself is about 1 1/8 inches. It does not fit in standard taper candle holders as is – BUT – there is a plastic adapter included than is inserted into the bottom of the candle. This adapter will help the candle rest upright "above" the rim of a taper opening. Not ideal but these are the best Halloween candles I could find. And they can be turned off and off by pressing down on the flame tip – you don't have to remove them from candleholders.
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