North Carolina-based Morris Costumes continues to unveil more from their lineup of new Halloween animatronics that will be released in 2021, with a number of brief teaser videos posted on their YouTube channel in recent weeks previewing what’s coming our way this year.
You can watch the most recent preview videos that have been released and see product descriptions below.
The Prowling Jack animated prop is a hunchbacked skeletal creature cloaked in a rotting ragged ancient-looking robe with dangling shredded gauze that moves with every spooky breeze. It silently waits for victims to come closer before he begins to speak in a spine-chilling voice. Clutched in his right hand, a bright orange pumpkin comes to life with an inner projection light that illuminates his jack-o’-Lantern face that moves when he speaks. Together they mock people and banter between each other while searching for souls and brains to steal.
Prowling Jack can be activated either through an infrared motion sensor or step pad and can be set to run continuously for scares that never end. They speak many phrases that will draw attention and bring people close, a perfect attention getter for haunted houses or storefronts. Assembly is a quick and easy. Everything you need for set up comes in one package, simply snap together the quick connect poles, connect the power cords, and plug in, then you are all set.
The Jack Stalker animated prop is nearly identical to Prowling Jack, but is wearing some sort of gauze dress rather than pants.
The dark eyes and scarred face of the 50-inch tall Rosemary (2021 version) animated prop is almost hidden by her long hair. The unearthly demonic child giggles innocently as she gnaws on a brain, showing her moving jaw and sharp teeth. An eerie music plays in the background while she munches noisily. Her hands appear to be dripping with blood from her gruesome meal. Then her eyes start to glow red as she moves her head from side to side. Then she suddenly lunges at you with a shrill scream. She laughs at your fear, and returns to her original position giggling all the while. The eyes use LED bulbs, which are energy efficient. She requires four AA Batteries, not included, or can also be operated with an adapter, sold separately.
The seven-foot tall Scorched Scarecrow animated prop will light up your Halloween haunted scene with fear. His scary light-up pumpkin head and glowing chest flicker with a new super-cool flame-light feature. The torso twists and the head turns side to side as though he is searching for his next victim. Eerie mournful music plays in the background to set the mood, and his ragged clothing has that singed, burned look.
His raspy deep voice speaks three spooky phrases: Phrase #1: “Brittle and withering on a blackened husk, but still ready to harvest. I’m looking for some ripe souls to roast over my embers until ready to eat – ahahahah delicious!” Phrase #2: “The lands have been burned to a smoldering ruin, this earth is good for nothing and no one. Come out of hiding, you have nothing left to live for!” Phrase #3: “Bones crackle and crumble like burnt matchsticks, feeding the fires that keep me standing before you. Who’s next for the pyre? Ahhahahahah!”
Three activation options include steady-on, infra-red sensor, or step-here pad. There is also a volume control so you can adjust to your surroundings. Constructed of durable metal rods that snap together, this piece is easily assembled in less than 30 minutes. The included universal adapter has four interchangeable plugs, and works in the USA, UK, Germany, and Australia.
Your future unravels in the hands of a decrepit old 68-inch tall Digiteye Soothsayer Witch animated prop with dark inclinations. She grasps a mystical color-changing crystal ball, enticing spirits to draw close. Her head turns side to side and her Luminous Digiteyes (a patented technology) spring to life when you enter her proximity, while her hand waves back and forth. A ragged tattered shawl is draped around the shoulders of the crone’s aging long brown robe.
Gnarly teeth protrude from the Soothsayer’s moving mouth as she recounts one of five discomforting Phrases: Phrase #1: “I see the veil becomes thinner, your future becomes more clear…and fraught with doom. There are many evils pulling you towards them…myself included heheheheh!” Phrase #2: “The spirits call to me from beyond the veil, they whisper things…enticing things…dark things…they have plans for you. You don’t have much time – you best get your affairs in order…” Phrase #3: “I call upon the great beyond, show me what the future holds for this fool before me. I now see the sacrifice that must be made! Your blood does not have to be given willingly – in fact, I would enjoy it more if it was not hahahah!”, Phrase #4: “The voices whisper their guidance through me…they carve out two paths for you to walk. The first is to run safely away, the other is to move forward into the black abyss. Enticing choices eh?” Phrase #5: “(assorted laughs and cackles)”
The Soothsayer Witch animated prop can be assembled standing or can also sit on a chair as you choose. Set-up is easy, assembled in less than 30 minutes with snap-together rods that do the work for you. Three different activation modes include steady-on, infrared sensor, or a step-here pad. A volume control allows you to adjust to your surroundings. The included universal adapter comes with four changeable plugs which work in USA, UK, Germany, and Australia.
Add a real “Wow” factor to your haunted scene with this 10-foot tall Towering Reaper animated prop. The mood is set with the sighing, moaning wind in the background, as well as the eerie sounds of crows cawing, cats screeching, and owls hooting. His turning head and moving jaw are highlighted by his innovative patented Digiteyes technology (Illuminated digital eyes that appear to look around and blink at you).
The Reaper has a rich, deep persuasive voice that says his haunting phrases: Phrase #1: “Hahah welcome to the afterlife! Beware all ye who enter here.” Phrase #2: “Go ahead and live a little, it is later than you think. I will be coming for you soon enough hahaha.” Phrase #3: “Look who comes this way – and I thought I was trouble hahaha! It is almost time for me to take another soul – will it be yours?” Phrase #4: “Before you are doomed, save the last dance for me, hm? We’ll dance our way to oblivion, you and I. “
The Towering Reaper animated prop has a blow-molded head and hands, and his chest lights up a glowing green.
Glowing glassy eyes of an evil old Lunging Witch are brought to life digitally with a gaze that glares around the room. She lunges at unsuspecting people as they pass by, reaching out with a gnarly hand as if to drag them into her cold embrace. Her face is made of artfully sculped latex that adds a life-like fleshy feel to an already incredibly realistic animatronic prop. With a crackling voice she speaks one of many spine-tingling phrases, trying to lure you to your doom, cook you up in a cauldron, or even transfigure you into a toad!
Standing at 6’ tall (to top of hat) with patented DigitEye animated eyes, moving mouth, and lunging feature, she holds a plastic staff with skull topper, and speaks four phrases: Phrase #1: “Well hellooo! You don’t happen to have some candy for a sweet little old lady do you? Give it to me!! You’re too fast for me, but I’ll get it next time, ah haha haha ha.”, Phrase #2: “Do you not fear ugly witches? Perhaps you should, since one poisonous touch from me will wither your soul- Gotcha! ah hahahaha! Ah, you escaped my grasp, for now!”, Phrase #3: “Want to play a game of tag? If I catch you, I get to turn you into a toad! Abra Cadabra! Ooh, drat! Judging by the speed you jumped back, perhaps you are part toad already! He he he!”, Phase #4: “Excuse me, can you help a sweet old lady find her cauldron? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I GOT YA!! Ooh, he he he! Oh, if you weren’t so fast, you’d be in my cauldron right now!”
The 6-foot Lunging Reaper is another previously released animated prop that is now updated for 2021 with patented Digiteye technology that will add the element of surprise to your next haunted scene! His amazing pale eyes appear to look around, and his mouth moves as he says four scary phrases: Phrase #1: “Want to play a game of tag? If I catch you, you have to give up your soul! Aarr!! You’re faster than you look. But don’t worry, I’ll get that soul one way or another!” Phrase #2: “Do you think that you can sneak past the reaper? I always know when your time has come…Gotcha!! Hahahaha Lucky for you, it’s not your time…yet hahahaha!” Phrase #3: “The living never think that their lives will come to an end, but all it takes is one touch from me – ooh hoo hahah!! You have escaped my grasp…for now hahahaha!” Phrase#4: “I have come to guide one of you into the afterlife. Come into my embrace and meet your fate!! Hahhaha don’t worry, I will return for you soon enough!”
Holding his plastic scythe, at the moment you least suspect, the Reaper lunges toward you. Three activation options include, Steady-On, Infra-red Sensor, or Step-Here Pad. There is also a volume control so you can adjust to your surroundings. Constructed of durable metal rods that snap together, this piece is easily assembled in less than 30 minutes.
The bone-chilling Crawling Possessed Girl will scare the yell out of you. She has a lace-trimmed nightgown and bow ribbons in her hair. Her eyes light up with a wild glowing white light, and from her crawling position, she sings a little song, then suddenly has a demonic attack.
The 36-inch tall Twisting Zombie animated prop turns side to side, searching out his next victim! He makes unintelligible groaning noises while a moaning wind sound plays in the background.
The 15 inch Ghost Candles with Faces will give you a start. The Spooky Candelabra has three candles that each have a laughing face and a flickering battery-operated Light. You hear quiet laughter, and a sudden whoosh of air seems to blow the candles out, while they lean over from the wind, a crack of thunder sounds! The candles resume their upright position, laughing hysterically while their flames are relit.
Previously announced 2021 animatronics from Morris Costumes include:
The Hooded Phantom stands approximately 58 inches tall and features an injection frame with wire arms that can extend out to approximately 21 inches, tattered fabric robe, blow molded face, with fog hose and nozzle included. The fog flows out from the body and hands once attached to any fog machines.
The life-size Cellar Dweller creature towers over everyone, with glowing green eyes, body movements, and three different sayings, which you can hear in the video below.
The Cotton Candice animatronic features a poor little girl who gets all wrapped up in a sweet treat. All Candice wanted was some more cotton candy, and now she’s having the time of her life as she twirls about spinning and screaming while the sound of distant carnival music plays in the background.
The new Little Top Clown looks to be standing about three feet tall, featuring moving hands and mouth, glowing yellow eyes, and four different sayings, which you can hear in the video below.
The Twitching Scarecrow also stands at approximately three feet tall, with moving arms and jack-o-lantern mouth, glowing yellow eyes, and five different sayings, which you can hear in the video below.
The Vintage Doll also stands around three feet tall, featuring moving arms and mouth, and glowing eyes, with the sound of clicking gears echoing in her small hollow body while she speaks three different sayings, which you can hear in the video below.
The Fortune Teller Witch also stands at 36 inches tall, featuring moving arms, head, and mouth, with a glowing crystal ball and glowing yellow eyes, and she speaks three different sayings, which you can hear in the video below.
The Electric Chair animatronic is a handcrafted display featuring an unfortunate man being electrocuted to death, screaming in pain as his body is jolted from the charges, and smoke and flames emerge once the start lever is pulled down.
Dragon Legends is actually not an animatronic but a static prop featuring a hand-painted dragon head that can be mounted on the wall, featuring light up eyes and blowing fiery smoke from his mouth that changes color. Made by Distortions Unlimited, this hanging prop will be available in six different colors to choose from, including black, blue, green, orange, red, and white.
The new Medusa static hanging prop is a colorful recreation of the classic mythological villain, featuring green snakey hair and scaly arms and hands.
You will be able to shop for all of these and many more at the official Morris Costumes website.
Which one is your favorite?
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