All Hallows' Eve is the holiday where you are allowed to let your macabre creativity run loose, and our frightful products give you the tools needed to build an astonishingly decorative scene inside or outside your house. Whether you are looking to shock, awe, or intrigue, no goal is outside of FrightCatalog's ability. Now, let's get those creative juices flowing with ideas to help inspire you.
Zombies are one of the staple mythical creatures of October 31st, and we have plenty of gravestones, zombie hands, fake body parts (real ones cost too much), and loads of animatronics. All of this easily turns your front lawn into a festering pool of flesh-hungry corpses ready to consume their next meal. If you do not mind tearing up your lawn, tear up the earth and create a horrific design by burying the zombie pieces in a thin veil of dirt.
Imagine stumbling across a lawn littered with random Halloween props. There are clowns in the bushes. There's a werewolf hanging from a tree. There are pumpkins on the roof of the house. You may stop, stare, and say, Yup, those are Halloween props, then continue walking.
Now, let's say you were walking along and stumbled across a lawn covered in fog. The sight of the rolling fog takes you by surprise. There's no fog anywhere else, you say. I wonder where it's coming from. Then you walk closer, trying to find the origin of the fog. That's when you hear music playing softly somewhere closer to the house. You stumble over a bunch of bones sticking out of the ground. A silhouette of a hanging corpse is in the window of the house. Lights flicker on the porch. Your heart pounds, and your head tells you to turn around - run away, back to the street.
That's how you use Halloween props. Fear stems from ambiance, not from cluttered Halloween props. And we're here to help give you the top 5 tips for spooking out your Halloween prop. By the end you will have some tools to take scenario one and turn it into scenario two.
Smoke Machines: The fog in the second scenario was generated by smoke machines. While the use of a smoke machine may seem intimidating, they are very easy to use and very easy to maintain. Smoke machines come in varying sizes and wattage, with each machine producing different smoke results. Some blanket the ground with a thin sheet of fog, while others create rolling, puffy cloud coverage. Research your smoke machines before you finalize any purchase.
Cobweb Effects: There is so much potential hidden within cobweb effects. Sure, you could stretch them out, stick them to a corner of your room, and leave them. But that's rather simple and boring. Instead, place a red light behind the cobweb, thus giving the white web a blood-red hue. Even better, put the cobwebs in a pitch-black area, then place a flickering light behind them. The random pattern will surely spook out some people.
Lights: Visual stimulation plays a vital role in creeping out your victims. Walking into a bright room is much different than walking into a darkened room, especially if there are shadows dancing on the wall. Utilize lights to create an intense image of insanity. Flickering lights work really well, but you are the only one who can determine which works the best.
Lawn Decorations: If you do not mind tearing up your lawn a bit, you can definitely heighten the Halloween experience with some torn earth. Bury some of your Halloween props in dirt, giving them an image of breaking out of a grave. Turn a section of your lawn into a graveyard. The smoke machine will definitely help give it some spook ambiance. Grass grows back, but Halloween only comes once per year.
Vampire lore is built around the creatures' fangs, their bite, and their victims. When a vampire bites someone, the person either turns into a vampire or a ghoulish zombie, depending on a couple factors. Surrounding a vampire with a load of zombies will give your scene a bit of mythological lore, increasing the intrigue of your yard design. In fact, the more fright you can fit into the scene, the more interesting it becomes.
Ghosts are one of the most intriguing mysteries of the world. There are shows, books, and websites dedicated to hunting down these creatures. Some say that October 31st is the one day when the spirit world is more likely to cross over into our realm. But with our spooky products, you can guarantee that this happens and your whole house becomes the focal point of paranormal ghostly activities.
A pirate's life is full of adventure and danger, perfect for the imagination but not for reality. Pirates are nasty, unruly individuals, especially the recently deceased ones. They come back to life and cause all sorts of mayhem, which is why they make such amazing decorations. Plus, you do not have to worry about all that scurvy.