At Dapper Cadaver Horror Props, the stuff of nightmares awaits you — coagulated by type and made so well you'd never know it's merely a set of replicas. Located behind an unassuming storefront just off the 5 freeway, this den of dread carries everything from lab jars to a dozen distinct, live-cast human skulls. Need some life-sized dinosaur skeletons? An electric chair … complete with victim? A giant hewn-stone head? Check, check and check. How about something custom-made? Pitch your Hieronymus Bosch–style fantasy, and their artisans can build it, on site. Thousands of television shows, films, toy companies and live-event venues around the world get their quality death and science decor from Dapper Cadaver, but anyone (living) can pop in to shop. Rent to trick out an event, or buy something for yourself or for that friend who has everything. Founder B.J. Winslow makes sure to stock something wonderfully awful to fit any budget. —Jody Lindke

7572 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, 91352. (818) 771-0818,

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