Offbeat L.A.: Dapper Cadaver- Props From the Darkside in Burbank


Located in a warehouse near some train tracks and the Burbank airport is a fascinating prop house called Dapper Cadaver. Opened in 2006 by the very friendly husband and wife team BJ & Eileen Winslow, this particular prop shop deals solely in horror and the macabre. This shop mainly caters to rentals to movie studios, independent projects, parties or stage shows but BJ and Eileen welcome browsers and curiosity seekers. as well. While I was there I was treated very kindly and told to take as many photos as I wanted. Dapper Cadaver also has a special order prop fabrication shop in the back and it was interesting to watch the guys working to create some of these crazy props.

Walking around the warehouse there were shelves of gargoyles, boxes of skulls and decapitated limbs, a full size alligator, evil clown mannequins, electric chairs, coffins and that is only the tip of the iceberg. The Winslow’s props have been used in TV shows such as Dexter & Bones, as well as countless films, and live stage shows such as Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osborne(Dapper Cadaver: 7572 San Fernando Rd, LA, 91352. Open 10-6, M-F).



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Nikki Kreuzer

About Nikki Kreuzer

Nikki Kreuzer has been a Los Angeles resident for almost 30 years. When not working her day job in the film & TV industry, she spends her time over many obsessions, mainly music, art and exploring & photographing the oddities of the city she adores. So far she has written over 100 Offbeat L.A. articles which are published at the Los Angeles Beat and on the website As a writer she has also been published in the LA Weekly,, Blurred Culture, Twist Magazine, Strobe and Not For Hire. Nikki is also a mosaic artist, working actor and published photographer. Her photography has been featured in the print version of LA Weekly and as part of an exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art. In the band Nikki & Candy, she plays bass, sings and is co-writer. Find Nikki & Candy music on iTunes, Amazon or at Nikki is currently working on her first novel. Please "like" the Offbeat L.A. Facebook page! For more Offbeat L.A. photos & adventures follow @Lunabeat on Instagram or @Offbeat_LA on Twitter.
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3 Responses to Offbeat L.A.: Dapper Cadaver- Props From the Darkside in Burbank

  1. Brian Michaels brian michaels says:

    Well done first entry@! Welcome!

  2. AdamtFindlay says:

    Neat, it’s open to the public! Cool. Thanks, Halloween is just around the corner….

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