The Ghoulish Gallery has a long-standing reputation
of going the extra mile to make sure our customers are 100% happy. As
a result, we receive a lot of positive feedback. Since there’s no
better advertisement than a satisfied customer, we thought it might be
nice to let you read what others have to say about our company, product
and customer service. Look closely and you might even notice a few familiar
CELEBRITIES & OTHER CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS
Dear Tim, as the owner of the company making the
special lenses for your ghoulish art, I see new people coming into the
flip art business on a daily basis. As you can imagine, I also see thousands
of pieces of art. I think I could safely say that of all the people who
visit my business to learn the correct way to do this unique effect, only
20% walk away with the ability to create a quality effect. Out of that
20%, only 1% or 2% have the ability to create art that is well-conceived
AND also well-designed with regards to the abilities and limitations of
our product. Without hesitation, I would consider you to be in that top
1%. There is only one way to do something correctly and the proper adhesion
of our lenses is no different. Just a one tenth of one percent alignment
discrepancy can cause the overall effect to be ruined. This is not something
that can be self-taught. By taking the time out to come to my business,
spend a week with us and learn the correct way to achieve the best possible
change effect in your spooky art, you’ve shown a sincere interest
in providing your customer with a consistent quality of product, each
time, every time. No other company similar to your own has done this and
that fact, combined with your disturbingly photo-realistic artwork and
your special effects background is winning combination for the consumer.
Best of luck and be sure to come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes.
KEN CONLEY -- Manufactures and supplies 90% of the lens arrays to the
Tim, thank you so very much for the two beautiful
pieces of your artwork. Your concept of the changing portrait illusion
is PERFECT. It’s so nice to hear how many people love the Haunted
Mansion. I do feel so fortunate to have been a part of its design. My
best to you,
ROLLY CRUMP -- Walt Disney Imagineer (retired)
Tim, Haunted Media Magazine takes great pleasure in recognizing
and awarding you and your company, The Ghoulish Gallery, our
Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the haunted attraction
industry. You have exhibited imagination, ambition and inspiration in
each one of your original changing portrait designs making them one of
the most outstanding Halloween products of 2005. You and your company
stand apart from the crowd, charting your destiny with diligence and a
solid commitment to excellence. You are the people who create the standard
by which others are judged. Congratulations!
SCOTT BROAD -- Executive Producer, Haunted Media Magazine
Tim, I heard about your website from my make-up
artist. She said your work was pretty unique so I figure “what the
heck” and decided to check it out. After seeing a couple characters
that I really liked, Jen and I decided to place and order for our Halloween
party. The portraits arrived amazingly fast. The quality of your work
is just outstanding. The change was flawless and the attention to detail
was really unbelievable. Later in the day a few friends came over and
they were all mesmerized by your work. We literally spent about an hour
discussing how spooky this effect is in person. Thanks so much for coming
up with this great idea. Your ingenuity will help make this year’s
party a great success!
BRAD PITT & JENNIFER ANISTON
I just received my changing portrait today and love it! “Vincent”
now hangs in our library. He makes an ELEGANT and CREEPY addition to our
JOHN LANDIS -- Director of American Werewolf in London, Thriller
and Twilight Zone: The Movie and many others.
Tim, thanks for the ghastly art. These are extremely
high quality portraits whose images magically change from normal to horrible.
Quite fascinating! They will make a great addition to my own horror gallery.
All the best!
DICK SMITH -- Academy Award winning make-up artist whose amazing artistry
can be seen in Amadeus and The Exorcist.
I have most of The Ghoulish Gallery’s changing portraits
hanging in my house and I hope to soon add the few that I don't have.
When my friends and clients first notice these portraits the expressions
on the faces are priceless! My house is old and I guess they initially
think these are family members so they don’t pay too much attention
to them – and I don’t warn them – but then, when they
see them transformation, it really scares the hell out of them and of
course that's what I live for, to scare people, and I thank The Ghoulish
Gallery for helping.
TOM SAVINI – Renowned special make-up effects artist for Friday
the 13th, Day of the Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Greetings Tim, Ron Pardini and Steve Cotroneo here from CIFX
and “The Haunted Vineyard.” We picked-up a few of your amazing
portraits at the recent Haunt X convention in Santa Maria, California
- you are the real deal! You have an incredible product. So much so, that
we had trouble narrowing down our choices to four pieces that we liked
most, when in reality we wanted to take them all. We also love that you
create custom designed pieces! While there are a few people out there
creating changing photos (though most are not even close to the caliber
of detail and quality that your products entail), we have never heard
of a company that will create original custom pieces off of artwork that
we provide. And all this at such a fair price!
Honestly, what sold us even before we laid eyes upon your artwork was
your presentation. Top notch all the way! You didn't just set up a table
and lay out your wares, you jumped in head first and cranked out a beautiful
display booth that looked like some room ripped right out of a Victorian
building. One can tell just looking at your display and at your products,
that you are a person who loves what you do. You are willing to go that
extra step and it shows! As artists working in the entertainment industry,
we always notice the little details as they make the difference between
a prop that is just mediocre and one that is excellent. You have nailed
To top it all off, you are such a cool guy. Seriously, your low pressure,
honest approach to vending your artwork is great. Keep up the good work.
We wish you luck and look forward to conducting more business with you
in the future. P.S. We also love the changing portrait of Leonard Pickel
on your web site! Too cool!!! Thanks again…
RON PADRINI and STEVE COLTRANEO -- Contributed FX for Batman Returns,
Independence Day, Men in Black, Godzilla and The Truman Show
Dear Tim, I deeply appreciate and thank you
for your changing portrait, which has already scared a couple of people
who came into the room, not knowing what in hell they were looking at!
Keep up the good work. I wish you only the best for the months and years
RAY BRADBURY -- Celebrated author of Fahrenheit 451, Something
Wicked This Way Comes, and the original teleplay for the 1959 The
Twilight Zone episode “I Sing the Body Electric.”
Your artwork is wonderful. I love my Ghoulish
Gallery Changing Portrait!
ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark
Very Impressive! I kept tilting it back and forth to try and figure out
how it was done. I’d seen the work of one of your competitors a
year or so ago but the transformation in your work is the best I’ve
ever seen. I love it!
BUTCH PATRICK -- TV’s “Eddie Munster”
Upon seeing your chilling creations, I’m amazed
at the transformations I’ve just witnessed. The effect is fantastic!
I’m proud to include your sinister artwork in my world famous, 300,000+
piece collection of science fiction, horror and fantasy art known as the
FORREST J. ACKERMAN -- Creator and Editor of the groundbreaking magazine
Famous Monsters of Filmland started in 1958.
Tim, one glimpse of your changing portraits
and one starts to doubt their senses. Witnessing the transformations in
your artwork is truly a unique experience. Just when I thought you couldn’t
amaze me again, I see the next masterpiece you’ve created. Bravo!
GEORGE LUTZ -- The man who lived through the real life Amityville Horror.
Tim, thank you so much for changing portrait. It’s
really cool, the greatest!
DEE SNIDER -- Twisted Sister, Actor, The Horror Channel,
Tim, your portraits are really great. Just amazing!
BRINKE STEVENS -- Scream Queen/Actress, The Slumber Party Massacre,
The Girls of Penthouse, Three Amigos, This is Spinal Tap and many
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM HALLOWEEN HAUNT
In 2005, The Ghoulish Gallery won an
open bid contract to supply the Knott’s Berry Farm Halloween
Haunt with changing portraits for their newest maze, "13 Axe
Murder Manor". "13 Axe Murder Manor" was later voted best
new maze by UltimateHaunt.com, Theme Park Adventure Magazine
and the AHAB Awards.
One of the most talked-about aspects of "13 Axe Murder Manor"
were the "changing" portraits that were found throughout the
first portion of the maze in large numbers. Unlike the changing portraits
at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, which are rear-projections, these new
family pics are very nicely done lenticular images that change as you
walk past them. The company behind this is The Ghoulish Gallery
(www.TheGhoulishGallery.com) and their product seems to be everywhere
now. Normally, we don't discuss third-party companies that Knott's uses
for props, etc. However, we wanted to bring this up because The Ghoulish
Gallery’s stuff is exciting and new…the work these folks
do is very, very nice.
From a review published in THEME PARK ADVENTURE MAGAZINE
Congratulations on your contribution to the "13 Axe Murder Manor"
at Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt this year. I went through
three times and there was no doubt that it was the best new addition to
the Haunt. That and the “Asylum” get my vote for the best
walk-through mazes in the park. Many thanks,
CHRIS -- Phantom Coach Hearse Club
Love the changing paintings on the wall (of 13 Axe
Murder Manor). I saw the vendor at Haunt X (a convention for
the home haunters) and fell in love with them. It is so awesome to see
his work at haunt.
TOYKEEPER’S SON -- TPA Message Board
RUE MOURGE FESTIVAL OF FEAR
I recently saw your artwork at the Rue Mourge Festival of Fear
convention in Toronto, Canada but was not able to afford one of your portraits
at that time. As soon as I got home, I looked you up on-line and was surprised
to discover the amount of different styles and characters you have in
your complete selection. It was much more than what was reflected at the
festival. As I read your website, I was also really impressed with your
background as a professional artist in the film industry. I place my order
for a large “Isabella” and was surprised when it arrived only
a week later. Your work is just stunning and much better than I remember
it being at the Festival. Being a huge horror fan, I know I will be buying
more of your product in the future. Thanks for creating such a great and
JOHN in Canada
(TIM’S NOTE: The changing portraits you saw at the Rue Mourge
Festival of Fear were not Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits
but it seems you’ve already discovered the difference in quality
on your own. Thanks so much for the compliments.)
Tim, to see your work, in person, tonight at HorrorFind
was something to behold. I just had to have one, especially after standing
right next to Tom Savini, himself, as he purchased – what was it
– at least six or seven pieces? It was just too cool for words.
I can’t wait to see my new “friend” hanging on my wall.
Dear Tim, I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Horrorfind
this past weekend down here in Maryland. Your booth drew a large crowd
and it was well deserved. My friends and I were amazed at how awesome
your pieces were. And the man himself, Tom Savini was there and I saw
him purchase a number of prints. Now that means a lot to me. My friend
Jim ordered a print that night when we got back to my house and now, I
have just ordered one over much deliberation – not about whether
or not I should buy one, but which one! There are so many great pieces!
Thanks to you and your staff for taking the time at the show to talk to
us and answer all of our questions. You guys are great and I can't wait
to hang my haunted art. Sincerely,
Tim, I was really shocked when the mail came today
and there they were, all 5 portraits I ordered. I made the mail lady stay
while I opened them. She was screaming and laughing at the same time.
I ordered these pictures on Thursday and here it is, Monday. I am 1700
miles from you and they are here! Also, thanks for taking the time with
me when I was ordering, answering all my questions and not rushing me
along. I really appreciate it. I can't wait to see the looks on our friends'
faces [if we have any left after they see these] when they walk by your
portraits. Your artwork is awesome!
BARB in Wisconson
IRONSTOCK HAUNT CONFERENCE
Hello Tim! It was great meeting you at IronStock.
Our haunters appreciated a chance to see Ghoulish Gallery
Changing Portraits in person as well as portraits of your competitors
that had been donated for our raffle. Your generous donation of a one-of-a-kind
original changing portrait increased raffle ticket sales to an amazing
conclusion. We were honored and blessed by your participation. Your changing
portraits are amazing! I haven’t yet found frames for the ones we
bought but I will. In fact, we like them so much the Iron Kingdom
requests your permission to use them in part of our display for tradeshows.
I believe they suit our booth concept extremely well. Warmest regards,
LADY IRON -- Coordinator of the annual IronStock Haunt Conference
(TIM’S NOTE: Lady Iron, you are more than welcome to use our portraits
as part of your set décor. If I can be of any further help, just
give me a holler. By the way, you still owe me a BBQ pork sandwich. What?
Did you think I forgot?)
Tim, there are a small handful of changing portrait
vendors in this industry, and I had a unique opportunity to see art from
each company, IN PERSON, at the recent Ironstock gathering. I can honestly
say that Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits are the
BEST. Out of all of the things we brought home from the show, your work
was the first thing to get unpacked and immediately hung on the wall of
our front room. My kids see monsters being made all day long and it takes
a lot to shock or scare them but when my 7-year-old son noticed one of
your portraits change as he walked across the room, he immediately froze
in his steps and covered his eyes! I had to take the artwork off the wall,
show him that nothing was behind the painting and explain that mommy and
I met you and your one heck of a nice guy who just makes scary stuff.
We are all really excited about you doing our custom family portrait and
can’t wait to add that perfect finishing touch to our haunted living
room. Thanks again for everything and keep up the awesome work.
CHRIS RUSSEL, Owner/Artist, Twisted Toybox
Tim, I recently attended Ironstock Haunt Conference
where you were there selling your spooky changing portraits. Your art
is GREAT! They held drawings and raffles where you and two of your competitors
had donated pictures. Wow, what a difference in the quality. Yours, hands
down, were superior by far! I bought several and plan on buying many more
in the future. I very much appreciate your expertise, quality and professionalism
and I heard the same from others.
JERRY in Nashville, TN
Hi! I recently had the chance to view the art of
the three top producers of changing portraits at the IronStock
in Tell City, Indiana. After spending a few minutes looking at what each
company had to offer, I purchased from The Ghoulish
Gallery. The selection was fantastic, the owner extremely nice
and helpful and the portraits were top quality. Having a chance to see
all the different portraits side by side, The Ghoulish
Gallery had just what I was looking for in my haunted house.
MARVIN -- Sinister Tombs Haunted House
(TIM’S NOTE: A lot of people who attended
Ironstock wrote in to tell us their opinion of the side-by-side comparison.
It is always difficult to determine quality of product from a grainy video
sample or a 72 dpi picture seen on the Internet. Having seen the offerings
from all the different changing portrait companies side-by-side yourself,
all of you have share a valuable and unique perspective. I appreciate
you sharing your thoughts. Thanks!)
THE HAUNTED VINEYARD
Hi Tim! Now that the Halloween season has come
to a close and things have finally returned to "normal", I'm
finding a few spare moments in which to send you some well-deserved feedback.
My name is Jill; I had identified myself as a Halloween Haunt Monster
upon our encounter at the Haunted Vineyard. I had gone
to the event with a large group of my fellow monsters on the final Monday
of its season this year. I was so taken that evening (not only by the
event, but by your collection) that I drove all the way from Anaheim again
the following evening in order to walk through one last time and to purchase
your "Donna D' Dead" changing portrait. I was so pissed at myself
for not having bought it the night before and was unable to erase her
image from my mind all day! I recognized you in your Minotaur costume
upon my return because your wife had given away your identity in conversation
the night before. Oddly enough, that fun fact ended up saving the day
because your booth was closed that night. Apparently you were filling
in for sick monsters within the maze. When I didn't see you again, I started
freaking out that you had gone home and I had missed my window of opportunity!
One of the other monsters ended up locating you and pulling you out of
the maze for me. I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to speak
with you and how grateful I was that you had all of your work just chilling
out in your car! Now Donna's portrait hangs in my room as a reminder of
our unusual, yet inspiring encounter! I have only the best things to say
about your work as well as your refreshing exhibition of customer service.
Thank you again and I hope to see you in February at Haunt X.
JILL – Monster at Knott’s Berry Farm Halloween Haunt
P.S. Angie (The veteran Haunt monster you scared so bad that she wet her
pants) says Hi!
DISNEY/HAUNTED MANSION FANS
Hey Tim, I received my changing portraits today.
How incredibly ghoulish! As an authority on the Disneyland Haunted Mansion
attraction, I can say that your creations really bring a palpable eerie
atmosphere of that ride to mind. I like the fact that although they push
the level of grue to a step further than anything Disney would ever do,
they retain a mischievous sense of humor amidst the horror. Kudos!
CHEF MAYHEM -- Creator of Doombuggies.com (the world’s
foremost website related to Disney’s many haunted attractions),
Member of the 2005 Disneyland Creative Advisory Council.
Mr. Turner, I apologize for taking so long to let you know how much I
loved the picture I ordered from you. It is truly outstanding. It was
even better than I expected. Believe it or not, I'm giving it as a house-warming
gift to some friends of mine who are big Disney Haunted Mansion fans.
I know they'll love it. And believe me...if they weren't such good friends,
I would have trouble giving the picture away! Your website (while extremely
cool and well-done) cannot do true justice to your portraits. Your pictures
go way beyond what the uninformed person might laugh off as a "gimmick"
to an actual honest-to-goodness work of art. And the way the portrait
changes is truly stunning, surprising and downright creepy. I just wanted
to take the time to say thank you for such a fantastic and well-made product.
I plan to do even more business with you in the coming year except this
time, I'll be ordering for myself! Thank you again and continued good
luck and success with your amazing portraits. Sincerely,
Hey Tim! I just received “Bernard,”
my second place prize in the Doombuggies.com “Devil’s in the
Detail” contest. I have set it up now and I find myself walking
back and forth in front of it! Your work is amazing and your talent in
the field of lenticular artistry is what makes Ghoulish Gallery
Changing Portraits stand out from others. Thanks for your ingenious contribution
to the haunt Industry.
BRADEN -- Haunted Mansion fan.
As a cast member at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, "Napoleon's
Last Ride” not only exceeds expectations but also excels in professionalism.
This portrait captures the essence of the Haunted Mansion and twists it
with a little bit of Hollywood special effects. It’s almost like
bringing a piece of the Haunted Mansion into your home. Often imitated
but never duplicated, The Ghoulish Gallery’s Haunted Mansion-style
changing portraits have my seal of approval. Keep up the ghoul work!!
ANDREW -- Haunted Mansion Cast Member
Just a brief note to tell you that your work is sensational! It brings
back those warm memories of my childhood visits to Disneyland's Haunted
Mansion. I now live in Oklahoma but your portraits definitely inspire
that same kind of creepy feeling. My wife and I put on a little spook
house for the kids each year that has become very popular. Your changing
portraits will now be the centerpieces of that event. You have amazing
talent! Wishing you all the best.
LOREN & MAGGIE in Blackwell, Oklahoma
Tim, I just love the Ghoulish Gallery
Changing Portraits I purchased. Surprisingly my husband liked them too
(I usually have a hard time swaying him to the "dark side").
My mother and aunt, who are avid Disney fans and Annual Pass holders,
agreed that your changing portraits are of the same quality if not better
than what Disney has to offer in their Haunted Mansion attraction. Thanks
so much, I couldn't be happier.
LYNDA “THE CREEPY GIRL” in Lancaster, CA
Hey Tim, your new 2005 Ghoulish Gallery Changing
Portraits debuted at Haunt X 2005 (Death Fest
IX) not only caught me by surprise but pretty much every person who came
out to the show. No one had ever seen anything like it! More than one
person I spoke with felt your new line up had to be the hottest new product
at the exposition this year! Keep up the great work and I look forward
to seeing even more wonderful portraits added to your already amazing
WIL SCHOCK -- Event Coordinator, Haunt X
Tim, just a quick not to let you know the changing
portraits I got from you at Haunt X are awesome! The
amount of time put into each portrait design is evidenced by the quality
that is instantly recognizable at first glance. You have the best selection
of characters I’ve ever seen and you’ve clearly mastered a
photo realistic style that is true to the Victorian era. This is the type
of uber-cool Halloween specialty art that we previously only dreamt of
getting our hands on and somehow you’ve made it affordable for the
JASON “SKETCH” MENDOZA -- Industrial/Goth Haunt Designer
Tim, I happened upon your Ghoulish Gallery Changing
Portraits at Haunt X 2005 and was delighted
with what I saw. I’d seen other company’s changing portraits
but found these to be far superior. The transformations are smoother and
much more believable, and the fact that some are in-your-face scary while
others are quite subtle will allow me to use these portraits successfully
in more than one area of our haunt. Bravo Tim! I can’t wait to see
what you come up with next.
CHRIS “THE COACHMAN” DEVAUX -- The Ranch House Mortuary
Hey Tim, just wanted to say THANKS for the great
16”x20” of "Dearly Departed" that you sent to me
from my winning in the drawing at the Haunt X show in
Santa Maria, CA. My mom thinks it is wonderful. My dad isn’t too
fond of it, not that he doesn’t think it’s interesting, it
just creeps him out. I also showed it to a friend who thinks its “sweet”.
KURT in California
(TIM’S NOTE: Hey Kurt, congratulations on your win. Way to go!!)
The Ghoulish Gallery has exploded onto
the changing portrait scene with smooth transitions and really disturbing
artwork at a great price point.
LEONARD PICKEL -- Editor of Haunted Attraction Magazine, host
of the annual Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention
What can I really say about the HAuNTcon tradeshow?
EXCELLENT!!! There were lots of vendors. Some we had seen before and some
we have never seen, like The Ghoulish Gallery, which had some
spectacular lenticluar portraits including the now famous “Haunted
Pickel.” Tim Turner of The Ghoulish Gallery has created
THE MOST DETAILED AND THE SMOOTHEST CHANGING PORTRAITS I HAVE EVER SEEN!
THE QUALITY IS TOP NOTCH!
BILL LIVINGSTON, Contributing Writer, Haunted Attraction Magazine
Tim, wanted to drop you a quick note and say what a pleasure it was to
meet you at HAuNTcon. It’s nice to meet a fellow artist who is so
willing to share so much even though technically we are competitors. Of
course, no one would ever know that and that’s the way it should
be. I know you have a lot of feedback on your site but I really can’t
imagine anyone that could be more critical then someone like myself that
does this everyday. Let me state for the record that your work is excellent.
And while some would be threatened by a fellow artist’s work, I
was inspired. It’s quite obvious in your latest work that your vision
and skills are growing. In the big picture, all artists use the same brushes,
canvas and paint. In our case it happens to be computers and printers
and lens arrays, but what makes an artist’s work his own is his
style. As long as you own that, other artists can only help you grow.
NORM LANIER, Artist/Owner, Haunted Portraits
(TIM’S NOTE: Norm has become a close friend and I deeply appreciate
the professional ethics and conduct he demonstrates in how he conducts
his business. While some may prefer our art over his – and visa
versa – we remain friends and do our best to stay away from the
overly competitive mud-slinging and name calling that is so often a stain
in our unique profession.)
Hey Tim, I talked with you at HAuNTcon
where I purchased an "Isabella" and a "Dorian Gray"
and just love them both. I've shown them to family and friends and they
just can't get over them. I'm going to use them for my home haunt but
will encourage the professional haunts I work with to purchase some as
well. I also work in the film and video industry doing props and set decoration
and will definitely keep you in mind for the future. Thank you again for
such a high quality product. Keep up the great work!
LAURA at Swank Enterprises
Hi Tim, I had the pleasure of meeting you at HAuNTcon in Dallas.
Your artwork is amazing! I bought the 11”x14” of “Little
Edna” (you had quickly sold out of the larger 16”x20”
on Saturday). I love how your artwork was displayed. You certainly have
a nice collection. You’re definitely doing something right because
I plan to eventually buy one of each character.
DANIEL in Austin, TX
Tim, I just got back from HAuNTcon on Sunday
and I just want you to know that the “Agatha” and “Dorian
Gray” pairing I bought are already a hit in our household. I am
preparing two frames for them and in experimenting with their phases of
change, I have re-designed one of my haunt's rooms to feature your portraits
in such a way that they mirror the guests actions from one end of the
room to the other. It should be a really sensational, attention-getting
effect. I had set them up in my house temporarily until they were framed.
When two real estate agents visited to take pictures around the house,
these paintings became the focus. They could not help but be mesmerized
by the faultless transitions and attention to detail in your work. Who
knows, even with the outstanding cast of actors that I have, these paintings
may steal the show! I'm going to let them know when the first actors'
meeting rolls around that they have some real competition. Thanks!
DAVID RUZICKA at Gryffon Creations
I purchased one of your portraits at HAuNTcon and everyone I
have shown it to thinks it is awesome. It has been fun just watching people
pick it up off the table, look at it and then throw it down screaming.
I can’t wait to see the next series. Thanks.
GREAT LAKES FRIGHT FEST
Just wanted to say thanks again for your generous
donation of the two Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits for the
Great Lakes Fright Fest that was held this past weekend. Everyone
who saw them fell in love with them. Take care and talk to you soon!
KAREN in Michigan
Dear Sir, I am the winner of "Gunther" at the Great Lakes
Fright Fest. I would like to thank you for kindly donating to the
group. What a great group of people and it gets bigger every year! I’ve
only been home haunting for the past few years but am jumping in with
both feet this year. I volunteered to set up the haunted house for my
son's elementary school next year. “Gunther” will be the first
to greet the kiddies! Thank-you again.
LISA -- A Haunter Mom
(TIM’S NOTE: Welcome to the haunt community, Lisa, and congratulations
on your win.)
PENNSYLVANIA GATHERING OF HAUNTERS
Hello, my name is Kevin and I am a member of the
Halloween-L email list. This past weekend I attended the Annual Pennsylvania
Gathering of Haunters hosted by Michael Bruner. What a great time
everyone had! Well, as I’m sure you can imagine your generously
donated prize of a Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portrait was the
talk of the gathering! Every person there was hoping to be the lucky recipient
of your artwork. Well, I was the lucky winner! Your portrait will be a
fantastic addition to our charity haunt, which we will put on to benefit
our local fire dept. In the few short days since winning I have taken
your artwork to 3 meetings within the firehouse to “showoff”
and everyone just loved it. I will definitely be letting people know that
The Ghoulish Gallery is the place to go for a changing portrait!
I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know I really appreciate
your generosity in supporting the Pennsylvania Gathering of Haunters.
I hope to add more of your portraits to my haunt soon!
(TIM’S NOTE: Congratulations Kevin! It sounds like the portrait
found a good home)
NEW ENGLAND HAUNTER’S GATHERING
Dear Tim, I just wanted to thank you again for
your donations to the New England Haunter’s Gathering.
Your generosity was so helpful in making the event a success and we truly
appreciate your support. Thanks again and have a great Halloween season.
PAM -- East Coast Haunt Club
Dear Tim, I just wanted to send you a brief note
thanking you for the fantastic door prizes that you donated to our September
CalHauntS meeting. It was exceedingly generous of you and was
one of the highlights of our meeting! I look forward to purchasing one
of your Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits in the near future!
DEBBIE, Co-founder, California Haunter’s Society
Hi there Ghoulish Gallery folks, and especially Tim Turner. I'm the CalHauntS
Meeting Captain (that just means that I organize the meetings, order supplies,
collect payment, etc.) and I'd like to say a great big THANK YOU to you
for donating the two fabulous prints, which we used as door prizes at
our last meeting. You should have heard the howls when Chris pulled out
the first one! We're all happy for the two lucky winners, and I am personally
devastated that it wasn't me! LOL! I think you've really distinguished
yourselves in our minds by your generosity. Cheers!
MONICA -- CalHauntS Meeting Captain
Hi Tim, I'm a member of CalHaunts and just
wanted to really thank you for your extremely generous donation of two
of your amazing changing portraits to our last CalHaunts meeting.
I didn't win one of them (damn!) but it was great just to see them and
I'll definitely be checking out your website in the near future to see
which of your prints might best suit my haunting needs! Again, thanks
so much for your contribution to our haunting group.
ALAN -- Member, CalHauntS
Tim, I just wanted to say thanks for donating the Ghoulish Gallery
Changing Portraits for the CalHauntS meeting this month. My son
Kyle was a winner of one and he loves it. It will be proudly displayed
in our maze "gallery" this Halloween. Thanks again,
TERRY -- Member, CalHauntS
Dear Tim, thank you so much for donating your wonderful
changing portraits to our CalHauntS prize drawing. I won “Napoleon’s
Last Ride” – WooHoo! It's wonderful. Everyone was greatly
impressed with your artwork. Thanks again,
SHARON -- Member, CalHauntS
BAT’S DAY BLACK MARKET
Hello Tim, I was your first customer at the Bat’s
Day Black Market this year and I took home a lovely “Napoleon’s
Last Ride” changing portrait. I was very happy to find your work
at Bat’s Day. It looks great on the website but it is MUCH
more impressive in person. I have since recommended your work to all the
spooky kids I know here in Arizona. I hope your experience at the Black
Market was a good one because I would love to see more changing portraits
next year. In the meantime, I'll be buying a large “Temptation”
as soon as I recover from my vacation! Thanks again and stay spooky,
Tim, thank you very much for all of the hard work
concerning my order. It has been received and I can truly say that your
customer service is paralleled only by the excellent quality of your work.
My wife and I are very pleased with our purchase and we look forward to
future dealings with your business.
MARK & COLLEEN
Hi Tim, I had recently attended a convention in hopes of seeing one of
my favorite illustrators. As I was looking around, your portraits caught
my eye and I knew I was hooked. They were so intriguing I just couldn't
seem to walk away. You are a very easy person to talk with, very informative
and not pushy and your artwork speaks for itself. I ordered my two portraits
and had them delivered. It was easy but seemed to take forever because
I was so eager to receive them and to hang them in my hallway. Even when
I called you up after the sale, you were more than happy to answer my
questions. “Bernard” & “Isabella” are a perfect
match. It's great to see my friend’s reactions when they walk by.
I love the portraits!! Not only are they amazing but they are also a great
reminder of how customer service should be. I went to the convention to
see an illustrator, but I didn't know I would end up leaving with the
find of the year. Thanks Tim!
Just received my Dorian Gray portrait – WOW!!!
The portrait is great and will look fantastic for my Halloween party.
Hi Tim, we got our changing portrait in the mail yesterday. Looks great!
It will look perfect in the office at home. Can't wait until the first
person sees it and has to do a double take! Thanks again,
Hi Tim, just sending my praises for “Temptation”
which arrived today. You do wonderful work. This is classic art with a
nice dark classical theme behind it - I love it! Since we spoke I have
been checking out your site (finally beyond the Gallery Page) and my jaw
dropped several times at the names of the people who own your work, such
as Forrest J Ackerman, whom I met in the early 1970's. To be included
in his “Ackermuseum” is akin to hanging a young artist in
the Louvre. Beast witches,
CHARLIE in St. Louis
P.S. Your new works are delicious insidiously demented delirium delights.
“Belladonna” epitomizes to me the reason why little girls
with giant bows in their hair have always freaked me out. I see how “Bernard”
turned out after getting jerked around by his co-workers and I’m
impressed to see that his expensive Italian suit survived the industrial
smoker ordeal (but it appears there was little to no hope left for the
Tim, I just received “Napoleon’s Last Ride” and it is
phenomenal. I can’t wait to get it matted and framed.
RANDY in New York
HALLOWEEN AND VINE
On behalf of Halloween and Vine, we would
like to thank you for your participation in the 2005 Halloween and
Vine show. We were very pleased to see the efforts you put into your
display and sincerely appreciate your contribution in making this event
Thank you again for putting on a good show and we wish you a JOLLY HALLOWEEN!
GINNY BETOURNE, CHRISTY SILACCI, SUSAN BARTOLUCCI and SCOTT SMITH
CONSUMERS & RETAIL VENDORS
Dear Tim, I can't even begin to tell you how much
I love your portraits. I bought several of them for our haunted house,
Hundred Acres Manor in Pittsburgh, and realize I MUST buy more. I've seen
your artwork in a head to head test with two of your competitors and there's
no contest. The Ghoulish Gallery is by far the best. Your prices
are very reasonable and you're a great person to deal with. I know your
portraits will add a lot to our haunt. In fact they look so great we're
building them into the haunt's storyline. There's only one problem with
your portraits: I can't pull our staff away from them. They all love them
so much they just want to stand around and stare at them. In fact everyone
has now picked a favorite portrait. You know you have a good haunt product
when haunters are fascinated! Keep up the wonderful work and you can count
us as appreciative customers. Sincerely,
CHRISTINE aka Celynn -- Hundred Acres Manor
Tim, I received changing portraits yesterday, just
one business day after your phone call telling me you’d shipped
it. I commend you. Follow-through and customer satisfaction are obviously
important to you. The portrait is indeed wonderful. It has the perfect
sense of ambience for my haunts, which favor creepy mood and atmosphere
over blood and gore. Brilliant job on the artwork! The transformation
from proud patriarch to morbid monster is first class.
MIKE “MR. WIZZER” FOX
Hi Tim, I would like to welcome The Ghoulish Gallery as one of
the major vendors associated with Haunted Ventures FX. As the
premier designer of haunted changing portraits (you were the first one
to offer this type of unique item to the general public many years ago)
your company is well known throughout the haunt community as offering
not only quality merchandise, but the man behind the business (that's
you!) is not only well liked but well respected. In fact, you will be
happy to know that we have received numerous inquiries (and orders) from
our customers asking where we get the portraits from and when your name
is brought up they most always tell me that they have purchased from you
before and were also very pleased with your professional treatment of
them. That alone speaks volumes to me and I'm sure that we will work well
together in this fun business. Take care!
ROY J. BRASHEARS -- Owner & Creative Consultant, Haunted Venture
I just wanted to say thanks for the hand delivery
of my portrait. I love it (and April is great too but you already know
that). You have done a great job on Isabella. She will fit right in with
our annual Halloween party. I am always looking for neat, original stuff
and I’m glad I discovered The Ghoulish Gallery. Btw: Roy
(of www.hauntedventures.com) spoke very highly of you. He is a really
nice guy and on top of his business as well. Thanks again.
Dear Mr. Turner, I received the portrait today. It's awesome and you're
awesome. Superb communication and customer service on your part!!!! How
refreshing!! Customer satisfaction is #1 with you and it shows! Hats off
to you and your staff!!!!!!! Once again, THANK YOU (we are totally impressed!!!)
TARYN & DENNIS
Tim, your Changing Portraits are first class all
the way. You’re one of the nicest guys to order from and it's been
a real pleasure doing business with you. Thank you.
SCOTT in Trabuco Canyon, California
Having researched all over the net for changing portraits, I've found
your site to be the best in selection and designs.
LORI in Glendora, CA
Just a quick note to let you know my wife and I
love your work. You have a large variety of styles and that gives us both
plenty to chose from. We're having a new house built and we already know
right where we are going to display your artwork. Plus, we love all things
Gothic so this fits right in with our lifestyle. Our house will not be
finished until February so if you have new characters coming out before
then, just let us know. Again, thanks for creating such creepy pieces
MARK & DIANA in Brentwood, California
Tim, I'm a student at Cal Arts and I have to say that your changing portraits
kick A$$. These are not your typical props; these are legit works of art.
The overall concepts are just beautiful. As the proud parent of “Isabella”,
I feel I have to share a little about how much attention she gets. All
my friends talk about her when the come over. What's more, I've actually
made some new friends just because they’ve heard about her and wanted
to see her for themselves. How great is that! Everyone's asking where
I got her because they've never seen anything like it. Keep in mind we're
all art students so know that your work is inspiring future artists and
designers. Keep doing that voodoo that you do so well.
JAY in Glendale, California
Tim, your work is nothing short of amazing. I've
loved monsters ever since I was a little "beast" especially
werewolves and vampires. When I unwrapped “Wolfgang” I could
almost hear him howl…I mean, call to me! I can't wait to put him
on display on the staircase wall with the rest of the "pack.”
Know you have a diehard fan here!!! In fact, I think I will get “Old
Widow Alucard” from you next. I really went "batty" for
her - just loved her toothy grin. As soon as she's ready, we can make
arrangement for pick-up (as long as its before the sun has set.)
KERENE', Countess de Laguna Hills, California
Just a quick not to let you know that since getting my changing portrait
the cleaning lady refuses to work in the house alone. I love this item!
DOUGLAS in Chicago, Illinois
Tim, I cannot wait to receive my order that I placed
today. As we discussed on the phone, I have an old hotel here in beautiful
rural North Carolina. It was built in 1896 by a lumber merchant named
Zachary Taylor Wright and it is reputed to be haunted by the spirits of
himself, his wife and 5 children who died in the influenza epidemic of
1918. It is one of those large Victorian type houses with all kinds of
hidden corners and nooks. We have many guests from the Seagrove Pottery
area who are drawn to our place to witness the strange goings on. I am
planning on placing the portraits in the guest rooms, probably on the
walls opposite the beds. I hope that perhaps, if startled by some remote
scratching sound in the walls, the occupants of the room will investigate
the wall opposite their beds and get a little surprise! I also plan to
use them elsewhere in the house on different occasions. Out of all the
people with whom I have spoken, they all say you are the best. Thanks
a lot Tim.
JOHN in North Carolina
Tim, I received my portraits yesterday and they are so cool. Your product
really stands head and shoulders above the rest. Thanks!
REBECCA in Ashmore, Illinois
I just received my order today and I love it. I
will fit over my fireplace just perfectly. Your art is truly superb and
as an artist myself, I’m not easy to please. I will continue to
check your site for new characters. Good luck and thanks.
ED in San Francisco, California
This is the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen! I’ve looked and
looked and the transformation is flawless. Against my wife’s wishes
(hee, hee) I’ve hung our “Victoria” over our fireplace
and now my children won’t even come into the room to watch TV. Just
think of how much money I’ll be saving on electricity bills!! Just
think about how their grades will improve without the hours and hours
of mindless entertainment. The only problem is when I am sleeping, I can
sometimes hear “Victoria” call my name in a soft whisper and
I am compelled to go downstairs and just stare at her for hours in a room
lit only by the dying embers in the fireplace. Of course that last bit
wasn’t true but that’s what I’ll be telling the guests
at our annual Halloween party just to freak them out. Thanks for making
such a great effect. I absolutely love it!
KEN in Duncanville, Texas
Just got my Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits
today and these are the coolest things ever. The images are so crisp and
clear. The transformations are smooth and super creepy. I’ve seen
the work of other changing portrait companies before but yours is truly
one of the best changing portraits I've seen. You are the master at this
type of ghoulish artwork.
KEVIN in Orlando, Florida
Love it! Love it! Love it, and I'm rather fond of it too!
ROBERT in Dallas, Texas
Just got my three changing portraits and I am thrilled
to death (no pun intended). These are even better than the photos on your
website. You shipping and packaging was great and I will be a collector
of your changing portraits from now on.
CHARLES in Blue Earth, Minnesota
WOW!!! These changing portraits are fantastic. I can't wait to get them
it in a frame and display them for Halloween. BTW, your packaging was
perfect. Keep up the great work.
LINDA in New York, New York
Your Changing Portraits are absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much.
PHILLIP in Inglewood, California
Tim, your portraits are the best out there. I don't know how I will incorporate
mine in my yard haunt but I will put them in there somewhere!
Hi, This is Mary Ann. Bill loved the latest portrait
I gave him for his birthday! I actually cut and pasted the bio from your
site to card-stock paper so I could attach it to the back of the framed
portrait to give the "history/story" of the portrait along with
the picture. Anyway, love the portraits - we actually have a hallway of
changing portraits at work - all are enjoyed, especially during this Halloween
season. Halloween is a season, right? Talk with you soon,
I just received my two changing portraits and they
are just as you said on your website. This effect is so cool in person.
It's really clear that this is your calling. It's true, you are the "scare
experts.” Know that the artistic efforts of you and your team are
KAY in Craftbury Common, Vermont
I recently received "Napoleon's Last Ride" as a gift from my
nephew. Having been born on Halloween, I've always had an interest in
ghoulish themes and your macabre masterpieces are "to die for!!”
Seriously, over the years I've received many Halloween themed gifts and
this portrait is the best! Your product is incredible! I have had the
occasion to look over some of the other artists' changing portraits available
on the web, and I have to say your work is undoubtly the most amazing
I have seen. Your attention to detail gives your customers a superb product!
Your prices are so affordable that mainstream enthusiasts can afford them
as well as "die hard" collectors! The fact that your designs
have been rated by many of your peers as being the best confirms my opinion.
Ghoulish Gallery Changing Portraits are elegant enough to hang
year-round, as they will in my Victorian parlor. They make a wonderful
icebreaker when entertaining! The fact that you also do custom designed
pieces is also appealing to those of us who are rather eclectic, and what
a great way to create a family portrait!!!
Thank you for your uninhibited imagination! I wish
you only continued success and look forward to seeing your newest inspirations,
as they are unveiled on your site.
All the best!
Dear Tim, I received “Gunther” on Saturday
and I am tickled to death. He is, without a doubt, going to make a wonderful
addition to my downstairs chamber as well as to my school project about
The Picture of Dorian Grey. Dreadfully delightful work! Horns off to you
and happy haunting.
BRITTNEY in California
Dear Tim, our collection keeps growing as a family tree (grandma, grandpa,
mom, dad, the kids + the relatives). When not used in our haunt we display
your work in our home and visitors think that they are family portraits.
We've gotten our friends hooked on your pictures and now they are trying
to keep up with our growing collection. They won't! Keep up the great
JACK in Florida
Dear Mr. Turner, thanks very much for sending “Napoleon’s
Last Ride” so quickly and especially for the signed “Belladona”.
That was a wonderful surprise! Everyone was fascinated by your art and
asked me where I purchased them. Thanks again,
(TIM’S NOTE: Your order came in at a time when we were having a
buy one get one free special on the Haunted Attraction website. Even though
you were not aware of the promotion, it just didn’t seem right or
ethical to not include the extra portrait with your order when everyone
else was getting one. Enjoy “Belladonna” and be sure to give
my “little ghoul” a loving home.)
To all at The Ghoulish Gallery, I just received “Belladonna”
and she is awesome! The guests at our Halloween party are not going to
expect a thing until they walk by her and she changes. I can hardly wait
to see their reactions. Thanks again from a very satisfied customer,
Tim, we absolutely love the portraits! They look
awesome in the hallway of our haunted school. We think the quality of
your product and customer service, on a scale of 1 to 10, is a 20. Everyone
loves them! Thank you.
FRANKS & EMMA, Owners & JENNIFER, Project Coordinator -- The
Haunting of Chittyville School
My name is Carie and I ordered “The Low Cost Divorce” on Tuesday
October 4th. I received a call the same day from Tim Turner to let me
know when it would ship. I was so impressed at the personal service. I
received my changing portrait Thursday, October 6th. I didn’t expect
it until the following week! I purchased the picture for my husband. We
were just married last week and I thought it would be funny to have this
picture hanging in our living room. He got divorced from “ The Devil”
(his ex) about 4 years ago so he appreciates the picture even more. Thank
you for the awesome work of art and the extremely awesome customer service.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I love “Donna
D’ Dead” and “Bernard”…and I just saw “Belladonna!”
They’re all fabulous. I was off to get suitable frames this morning
but then had plumbing problems. When the Plumber arrived and walked by
your portraits, I heard this loud gasp. He said he thought they were old
family photos, which is of course the point! Thank you for getting them
to me so quickly. I know everyone will go crazy for them. I really appreciate
Thank you for the great work you are doing. My husband and I recently
ordered “Napoleon’s Last Ride” for a conversation piece
at our Halloween party. We contacted you at the last minute to have our
portrait sent in time for the party. You had the portrait sent overnight
and it arrived in plenty of time for the party. It was so much fun watching
our friends gasps when they noticed the change in Napoleon. We will definitely
order from you again. Your portraits are wonderful collectables for all
Halloween enthusiasts. Thanks again.
AMANDA & JOE
FROM FRIENDS ACROSS THE SEA
Greetings, we have a Bed and Breakfast here in
Wexford. Each October, we do something called Ghost Nights where we transform
the castle into a haunted B&B for the month. Keep in mind that many
already believe that the castles here are haunted so this just plays into
the lore. After finding your site on the Internet, we decided to add some
of your ghostly portraits to the guest rooms. Good Lord, the reaction
was just great! Every morning at breakfast, your portraits were the topic
of conversation. The guests really loved them. We even had some of the
locals stop in after hearing rumors of the portraits that change. Your
wonderfully artwork really helped create a positive word of mouth about
our event and as a result, we had our best year ever. In fact, some of
our guests have already booked reservations for Ghost Nights 2005.
Thank you so much for this really unique product.
ERIN & COLM in Wexford, Ireland
I just opened up my package and I am so happy! This is beautiful (in a
spooky kind of way). The artwork is so detailed when seen in person and
the morphing is so smooth. Your site made lots of promised and I want
everyone to know you delivered on every one. This was also my very first
purchase over the Internet so it's good to know there are some honest
businesses out there like yours. Have a great Halloween and thanks again.
ALEXA in Auckland, New Zealand
Hi, I guess I should start by saying that you must
hold the world record for swift delivery. The post was much faster than
indicated on your site. I thought it would a much longer wait since they
were coming from overseas. When I first received the parcels, my initial
reaction was disappointment. The surface of my changing portraits appeared
to have scratches. But when I finally read your Care and Feeding Instructions
I realized that what I was looking at was a peel-off clear protective
barrier. Hello! Once I got that away, I was in awe!! This is the creepiest
thing to see in person and the artwork is great. I'm still not sure exactly
how you do the changing part but it is effective and intimidating. Keep
up the great work.
ANNA in Leicester, United Kingdom
(Tim’s Note: This one came from one of our many friends in Asian.
It was all in Chinese characters so we actually had to use an on-line
translating program called Babblefish to understand what was being said.
First up is the literal translation that Babblefish gave us, followed
by our best translation of what the author was trying to say.)
Mr. Tim, your art is very famous here. I bought your art and I so happy.
Many people like akira woman “Isabella”, special first happy
then crazy. To see is wonderful and surprising. You master artist. Much
delight is work. Thanks you much.
MEI LEE in Tawain
Dear Tim, your artwork is very popular here. I recently bought one of
your portraits and I love it. Many people who have seen my scary portrait,
“Isabella,” like her transformation from normal to insane.
It is really wonderful and surprising to see. You are a very good artist
and your work has made me very happy. Many thanks,
MEI LEE in Tawain