Tired of the old smiling pumpkin and skeleton piñata outdoor decors this coming Halloween? Then try something that will scare the wits out of your friends and relatives when they step inside your front lawn this time around. Cute and cuddly Halloween decoration ideas are sure to stay but scare tactics are good every once in a while. After all, this is Halloween!
Here are some scary Halloween decorating ideas for home exteriors:
Horror movie theme
Horror movies provide a wealth of ideas far beyond our wildest imagination. You can dress up your front yard just like a Hollywood horror movie set depicting unforgettable scenes and characters from your favorite horror flick. There’s a lot to choose from this category ranging from movie classics to current box-office hits.
You can never go wrong with the spooky graveyard setup. Turn your manicured front lawn into a haunted graveyard complete with tombstone and statue props, dug-up corpses, and of course, zombie hands sticking out from the shallow earth.
Aliens and UFO’s
Why not replace glowing orange pumpkin heads with pale grey alien heads? Alien-themed scary Halloween decorating ideas provide a unique way to scare your guests. You can also spook the hell out of your guests by turning your front lawn into a Roswell UFO crash site with alien remains scattered all around.
Dress up your front door like a portal into the otherworld with The Grim Reaper standing nearby daring anyone to enter. A banner with the words “Enter at your own risk” could be an option but not necessary as your guests will get the message across nonetheless.
The façade of your house is a perfect canvas for you to spook your friends and neighbors. A shadowy apparition peering through your windows against a glowing backlight and creepy heads with glowing eyes from the dark sides of your house could very well set the creepy feeling that someone or something is watching them, so guests beware.
Blood and gore
Actual guts and gore depictions are good but quite straightforward One way to tackle this is to set up a torture museum complete with torture machine replicas with dummies. You can hire a costumed tour guide to graphically explain how these implements are used so you can leave all the horror to your guests’ imaginations.
Monsters and Scary Animals
Trees and bushes in your front yard could be a perfect setting for mythical creatures such as bigfoot, chupacabras and The Jersey Devil. Make realistic figures of these cryptids as best as you possibly can and have them lurk behind tree trunks and bushes. Also, a murder of crows or vampire bats hanging out in your front gate will definitely creep out your guests and passers-by.
Lighting and Sound effects
Set up well-placed motion-sensor lighting and sound effects that offers unnerving surprises to your unsuspecting guests. An eerie music playing in the background could set the tone and enhance the experience. This can also blend well with the other scary Halloween ideas listed here.