It has arrived! Here is the Halloween Limited Edition Diorama created by artists Ryan Shaffer of Horror Express Studios and Erik Arndt. Recreating a memorable scene from John Carpenter’ 1978 classic Halloween, there are only eighteen of these extremely limited pieces available. Shaffer expertly recreates the street view scene while Arndt is tasked with detailing the vehicle to resemble the one we see Michael Myers cruising around in. Both Ryan Shaffer and Erik Arndt sat down with us to answer a couple questions about these incredibly detailed dioramas, replicas and so much more.
The collectible diorama measures 8″ x 8″ and sells for $375 USD.
How did you choose this scene to be remembered and replicated by you?
RS: Most of all the shots that showed the car, it was moving. I just wanted to give a strong Halloween vibe with the tree losing its leaves, the sidewalk that Laurie, Linda and Annie walk home from school on and most importantly the hedges!
How many hours would you say this Halloween diorama took to complete (from planning stage to finished project)?
RS: I would say that it takes around 18-20 hours of total build time. There’s a lot of steps that require waiting overnight before I can move forward so it takes me about a week. Sometimes longer. I’ve been sinking a lot of my time in the smallest details for these. I want people to get it and be surprised at how realistic it all looks.
EA: I have made multiple versions of her, and with each build I try to find ways to improve her. I’m currently working on one that will have remote controlled lights and radio. For me the movie Christine hits home in a lot of ways. Being a car guy, I remember falling head over heels for my first car, I guess you could say I was obsessed much like Arnie Cunningham. I strip these cars down to the bone and add dents and scratches, real rust, and many led lights. On some of them, oldies music plays when you press the license plate.
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