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).



Nikki Kreuzer

About Nikki Kreuzer

Nikki Kreuzer has been a Los Angeles resident for over 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 110 Offbeat L.A. articles, published at the Los Angeles Beat. As a journalist she contributes regularly to LA Weekly, Blurred Culture and has also been published by, Twist Magazine, Strobe and Not For Hire. Nikki is also a mosaic artist, radio DJ and published photographer. Her photography has been featured in exhibit at the Museum of Neon Art, in print at the LA Weekly and in exhibit at the Neutra Museum in Los Angeles. She has recorded with the band Nikki & Candy as bassist, vocalist and songwriter, directing and appearing in the 'Sunshine Sunshine Santa Claus' music video for the band. She co-hosted the monthly radio show Bubblegum & Other Delights on for over two years. Her acting credits include a recent role in the ABC-TV show 'For The People', 'Incident at Guilt Ridge', 'Two and a Half Men', the film 'Minority Report' and 'Offbeat L.A.', a web series, written and hosted by Nikki Kreuzer. Her writing, radio and video portfolio can be found at, her photography work @Lunabeat on Instagram and her music history posts @NikkiKreuzer on Twitter. Find Nikki & Candy music on iTunes or Amazon.
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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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