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There are many reasons to love Halloween. The candy is free, the costumes are fun, and there’s no such thing as over-decorating for a holiday that is supposed to be terrifying and cheesy at the same time. Halloween decorations are great because you don’t have to clean before putting them up (real cobwebs are a bonus) and it’s not so cold that you risk losing a finger while stringing tiny pumpkin lanterns outside.
We love decorating for Halloween and if you do as well, you’re going to want to check out some of our favourite decorations this year. But maybe warn friends and family with heart issues before they come to your home. These decorations are legitimately terrifying (maybe).
15 Halloween decorations to give you the spookiest haunted house on the block
HANGING GHOSTThis hanging ghost decoration is full of terror, which may be how you feel when climbing your ladder to hang the ghost from your front door. This seems like a great job for your partner. You can hold the ladder steady!
Halloween Hanging Ghost Prop, $23 at Amazon. Amazon
FOG MACHINEWe love fog machines at Halloween for several reason. One, they turn any front yard into a terrifying cemetery instantly and require zero additional decorations. The end. Okay, maybe that’s just one reason, but it’s a good one. Plus, the machine comes with a remote that you can control from your home. You don’t even have to go outside on Halloween!
Fog Machine with Wireless Remote Control, $63 at Amazon. Amazon
ZOMBIE DOOR COVERLet guests and trick or treaters know what they’re in for with a terrifying zombie lab door cover, because zombies are always in, especially on October 31. The problem is zombies getting out.
Beistle Zombies Lab Door Cover, $16 at Amazon. Amazon
FLOATING WITCH LIGHTSHalloween decorations can be cute, scary and practical all at once. Case in point, these cute and slightly spooky floating witches’ hats, which also provide additional lighting for the outdoors. Casting spells is up to you.
MAOYUE Halloween Decorations, $30 at Amazon. Amazon
ESCAPING ZOMBIEAdd a little terror to your yard with an escaping zombie. Just don’t forget to remove the zombie before you cut the grass. Scaring the neighbors is funny, scaring yourself is unpleasant.
Prextex Halloween Zombie Face and Arms, $49 at Amazon. Amazon
TOILET TOPPERWant to scare the sh*t out of your guests? We suggest this terrifying toilet topper. Also, you may want to buy some extra underwear and cleaning products to keep on hand. It’s really, really scary.
Hand Toilet Topper Peel 'N Place, $4 at Amazon. Amazon
LIZZO-INSPIRED HALLOWEEN SIGNWhy're ghouls great til they gotta be great? Don’t spook me, tell it straight to my face. Scary witch sat me down in the cauldron room. Fresh potion, get you out of my hair. (Bonus: you can have this hanging on your wall long after Halloween.)
Halloween Décor Sign, $21 at Etsy. Etsy
HAUNTED PHONEThis phone isn’t terrifying just because it’s rotary (run for your lives!), but because it shakes and lights up when you lift the receiver. And it gets terrible service. Muahahahaha!
For Living Haunted Phone, $32 at Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire
BOOS TUMBLERKids get to trick or treat with cute plastic pumpkins that get filled with candy. Adults get to trick or treat with tumblers that have cute sayings and get filled with…candy-ish things.
Boos Insulated Wine Glass, $20 at Indigo. Indigo
BLOOD BAG DRINK HOLDERSYour Halloween party will be the hit of the neighborhood with these blood bag IV drink holders, which are both creepy and useful. They’re like giant juice boxes for adults! Giant, creepy juice boxes.
Blood Bag for Drinks, $13 at Amazon. Amazon
BLOODY GARLANDDecorate your Halloween party with a bloody garland of hatchets that says, “welcome to the party” and “hold on to your extremities.”
Bluecookie Halloween Decoration, $10 at Amazon. Amazon
CHANGING FACE POSTERSome paintings make it appear as if the eyes are following you. In this case, the eyes are dead and definitely following you. Start with a pleasant and historic figure, shift slightly to the side to see a ghoulish 3D image. Repeat for nightmares.
Horror Decoration Lenticular 3D Changing Face Moving Picture, $11 at Amazon. Amazon
HAUNTED HOUSEFor a haunted house that inflates within seconds, has bright lights, and plays scary sounds, we recommend this Halloween decoration, which doesn’t require an admission charge.
For Living Haunted House Inflatable with Sound, $150 at Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire
GHOST MUGStart your Halloween celebration early and by early we mean with your morning coffee. Whether you make it a pumpkin spice latte is up to you.
Ghost Mug, $12 at Indigo. Indigo
ANIMATED EYEBALLWhether you’re throwing a Halloween party or giving out candy to trick or treaters, this animated eyeball will instill fear before people step foot inside your home. Because once you’re inside…there are more decorations and some candy.
Animated Eyeball Doorbell, $25 at Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire