Thanks for all the wonderful feedback. As far as materials used for the tendons, they are made from medical gauze. I cut a few strips, dipped em in paint, and just slid them (one at a time) thru my fingers. Then wadded up the ends and hot glued em on. That's it, easy.
As far as the old skull vs more realistic, not really going for a bunch of gore on this. I had thought about it, but as Sickie Ickie pointed out, how many skulls still have eyeballs to pull out? I saw something similar on POTC2 and loved the idea. That's pretty much where it's at. I don't want to completely gross out my guests. Just creep em a little. I am a huge fan of what you have going on at your haunt though 1031fan, so please, don't think I'm dismissive in any way.
Severin, I am thinking about giving him some gold teeth, just haven't figured out the best materials to use yet. And haven't really had time to work on that.
And Lilly, I was also thinking about putting this on the food table, the crow is eating, after all.