About Us

The TPLLC Team

Our Mission Statement:

Thanatos Productions LLC is a one stop e-shop for all your spooky needs. As a family run business since 2019, we believe in offering many innovative and unique items, while still keeping the budget of the home haunter in mind. Our products exceed the industry standard in both materials and techniques, combined to help you achieve your most monstrous visions of imagination.


Our Team:

The President of Thanatos Productions LLC

Michael Yannette

Mr. Yannette has been in the industry for over 30 years. He started his career as a home haunter in the late 80's with his family. Later in the late 90's he began working in retail for multiple big box companies as a store manager with a concentration on make up, scene design and animatronic props. At the same time Mr. Yannette was working and directing multiple haunted attractions in the tri-state area. After years in the industry Mr. Yannette had dreamnt of owning his own Halloween supply company, one that specialized in items that you could not find in a normal big box Halloween store that could service the home and professional haunts as well. More importantly to build a company that is owned by haunters for haunters, offering some of the best products available.  Mr. Yannette's knowledge of the industry is an asset to Thanatos Productions LLC from his product experience & contacts with in the industry. 


VP Ted Cameron

Ted Cameron
Vice President, Finance & IT

After retiring from a career in high-tech Mr. Cameron devoted his energy into an area he was most passionate about, Halloween. He brings with him over 10 years of big-box halloween retail experience with a focus on finance and point of sales systems. When he was offered the opportunity to join the Thanatos Productions team he jumped on it. Mr Cameron is proud to be part of the vision and direction of Thanatos Productions to serve both professional and home haunters.


VP Melissa Franco

Melissa Franco
Purchasing & Sales

Also pulling in her many years of retail experience, Ms. Franco grew up in a household where Halloween was just as important as Christmas. With her eye for the macabre, our “Queen Shopper” has her finger on the pulse of horror conventions and trends across the country. She thrives in growing relationships with our vendors to bring you the best products on the market. Keep your eye out, she could be shopping the next hot item of the season.


William Dodson
Music Director & Composer

Will Dodson, an American composer, guitarist, and podcaster, specializes in spooky and macabre music. With his composing team, Sideshow Sound Theatre, Will has released 7 Halloween albums, scored several horror films, and specializes in macabre audio with Michael Yannette and Thanatos Productions. Additionally, Will is a video game music composer, having written the soundtracks for several indie titles over the past several years. He also provides music for the animated segments of Minecraft Live, having collaborated with Element Animation in 2022 and 2023 to help bring the show to life.


Peter Russo
Director of Fabrications