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Behind the Scenes : Martha Stewart's Haunted House!

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Shooting Martha Stewart's Haunted House Halloween Special was an incredible treat and so much fun! If you missed it last night, be sure to tune in to the Hallmark Channel on October 31st at 10am, where the special will re-air in the regular Martha Stewart Show slot. Here are a few pictures to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing work the Art Department (headed up by Aaron Caramanis, Tamara Dilworth and Anduin Havens) did on this special!

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A very organized tent!

2 A very organized tent!

And a staging area for all the prep.

3 And a staging area for all the prep.

Paul Moreno works on the beginning touches of the Voodoo Shanty and the Mad Scientist Lab.

4 Paul Moreno works on the beginning touches of the Voodoo Shanty and the Mad Scientist Lab.

James Morse hangs festive lights.

5 James Morse hangs festive lights.

All Haunted Houses need an accompanying graveyard.

6 All Haunted Houses need an accompanying graveyard.

I liked this headstone the best.

7 I liked this headstone the best.

Scary Fun-kin ghouls waiting for placement.

8 Scary Fun-kin ghouls waiting for placement.

Placed and lit up - Scary!

9 Placed and lit up - Scary!

A gorgeous skull made from wire and gauze.

10 A gorgeous skull made from wire and gauze.

The Skeleton King.

11 The Skeleton King.

The Skeleton King at night!

12 The Skeleton King at night!

Tiki torches all wrapped, filled and ready to go.

13 Tiki torches all wrapped, filled and ready to go.

Javier Avila details one cardboard wall of the Voodoo Shanty using pages of old books and sheet music.

14 Javier Avila details one cardboard wall of the Voodoo Shanty using pages of old books and sheet music.

Shredded cheesecloth and plastic bones make for a scary entrance to the Haunted House.

15 Shredded cheesecloth and plastic bones make for a scary entrance to the Haunted House.

Kristin St. Clair's favorite - preserved bugs!

16 Kristin St. Clair's favorite - preserved bugs!

More of Kristin's collection.

17 More of Kristin's collection.

Beautifully crafted and terrifying touch boxes (full of gross and scary things)!

18 Beautifully crafted and terrifying touch boxes (full of gross and scary things)!

Aaron Caramanis and Kristin wait for their cue to enter the scene.

19 Aaron Caramanis and Kristin wait for their cue to enter the scene.

Professor Figgy's staging area in the very organized tent.

20 Professor Figgy's staging area in the very organized tent.

Javier creates one of the Mad Scientist Lab walls using just household aluminum foil.

21 Javier creates one of the Mad Scientist Lab walls using just household aluminum foil.

X-rays add an extra creepy effect in the Lab.

22 X-rays add an extra creepy effect in the Lab.

Glow water and crystallized bones are a must too!

23 Glow water and crystallized bones are a must too!

Candy wall before...

24 Candy wall before...

Anduin Havens and Tamara Dilworth open and place all of the candy.

25 Anduin Havens and Tamara Dilworth open and place all of the candy.

Gorgeous candy wall after!

26 Gorgeous candy wall after!

More candy!

27 More candy!

Kristin makes slime while Javier fills latex gloves with Jell-O. Ew!

28 Kristin makes slime while Javier fills latex gloves with Jell-O. Ew!

The tent stays organized!

29 The tent stays organized!

Anduin preps for her shoot about making and distressing the spandex wall.

30 Anduin preps for her shoot about making and distressing the spandex wall.

POV of the gorgeous gauze and wire skull.

31 POV of the gorgeous gauze and wire skull.

The Lab through a crystallized spider web. Gorgeous!

32 The Lab through a crystallized spider web. Gorgeous!

Mr. Bones - getting a glow water sinus treatment!

33 Mr. Bones - getting a glow water sinus treatment!

Glow gak in the creepy Lab.

34 Glow gak in the creepy Lab.

Aftermath of 8 runs through the Haunted House - that's a lot of elephant toothpaste!

35 Aftermath of 8 runs through the Haunted House - that's a lot of elephant toothpaste!

More aftermath. What a mess!

36 More aftermath. What a mess!

And even more! Thankfully that's just soap foam that will clean itself!

37 And even more! Thankfully that's just soap foam that will clean itself!

Martha Stewart labware by Grandin Road. Brilliant!

38 Martha Stewart labware by Grandin Road. Brilliant!

I can't believe that the tent is STILL organized!

39 I can't believe that the tent is STILL organized!

Javier has his moment on camera, decorating the eves of the Maple Avenue house.

40 Javier has his moment on camera, decorating the eves of the Maple Avenue house.

A splendid set-up with beautifully carved pumpkins and window clings.

41 A splendid set-up with beautifully carved pumpkins and window clings.

Window cling detail.

42 Window cling detail.

Sharkie and Francesca stop by for a photo shoot!

43 Sharkie and Francesca stop by for a photo shoot!

What a FABULOUS haunt!

44 What a FABULOUS haunt!

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