October 17, 2022

Stonelick Township Man Displays More Than 100 Vintage Halloween Blow Molds

The "crazy light guy" is at it again.

Just as he does for Christmas, Jason Dunham is celebrating Halloween by lighting up his Stonelick Township yard with his massive collection of vintage blow molds and other seasonal decorations. Vampires, ghosts, pumpkins, zombies – Dunham has it all.

Dunham currently has 132 pieces on his lawn, with many of the blow molds dating back to the '70s, when Halloween items suddenly grew in popularity. He says his collection has almost doubled since 2020, when he had just 70 pieces. Dunham says he'll display the orange-and-black collection until just after Oct. 31.

Dunham's Christmas collection – which he plans to haul out around mid-November – is even bigger. When CityBeat wrote about Dunham in 2021, he owned 150 Christmas molds; since then, his collection has grown to about 200, with many people giving him items or alerting him to local estate sales after the story was published. He also owns blow molds for Valentine's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and other holidays.

Blow molds are plastic characters that emit a soft glow due to the incandescent bulbs inside them. They became popular in the '60s, and there are now reproductions of those retro items on the market. Many of Dunham's items are vintage, so he often finds them with issues — chipped paint, blown lights or layers of grime. But an undeterred Dunham says he buys duplicates to fix, swap or sell.

Find Jason Dunham’s holiday display on Aulen Road in Stonelick Township near Owensville through October.
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Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.
Photo: Allison Babka
Jason Dunham's collection of vintage and reproduction Halloween blow molds are on display in his Stonelick Township yard in October 2022.