What is it about Halloween that transforms ordinary people into seekers of anything dark and unknown?  Cemeteries by night, horror films by day and one of the most popular and oldest Halloween traditions to date - the haunted house!    A haunted house is defined as a building that is the center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena.  To create these chilling and disturbing effects when designing your own haunted house, you’ll need some amazing animated special effect props that are sure to terrify.  Here at Halloween Express, you’ll find the decorations and props needed that will give your haunted house the illusion that actors, animatronics, sound, lighting and other special effects bring to today’s haunted houses that make them such nightmarish venues.  A good haunted house should terrify, shock and disorient its patrons and then have them laughing at their own fears upon exiting. 


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Is there anything cooler than a fog machine? Okay, there might be cooler things. Anti-gravity chambers. Those mini hotdog machines that constantly rotate at a party. A padded cell with a trampoline for a floor. But a fog machine is definitely at the tippy top of the cool list. Whether you’re having a Halloween Dance or you’re scaring kiddos at a haunted house, your scene will always benefit from a little more atmosphere. Turn those regular Halloween decorations into scary Halloween decorations. Simply turn it on and watch the spook factor rise!
These craft tricks aren't too spooky—most are tame enough for younger ghouls and goblins who would enjoy them throughout a Halloween event. From floral elements to furniture that you can temporarily modify, there are many how-tos to get you in the spooky spirit. Using crafty essentials like hot glue and shears, you can create essentials like cobwebs and other visual effects for tabletops, bookcases, lighting fixtures, and even staircases, which can be transformed into a trick-of-the-eye rodent landscape with a pair of scissors and craft paper in all the right places. If you want to up the scream factor, try making a a modified mirror, which can become hauntingly eerie with just a few additions. While twinkling candlelight casting mysterious shadows is a mainstay on front porches for trick or treaters, you can bring these elements inside too with handmade lanterns that can be made a few days in advance. 
Step 1: Purchase an indoor/outdoor needle-punch carpet. To turn it into a circle: Mark the rug's center point with a Prismacolor white-colored pencil. Measure and mark the distance from that point to a spot about half an inch from the rug's edge. Cut a piece of string to that length. Tie one end of the string to the pencil and secure the other end of the string to the rug's center point with a tack. Pull the string taut and draw a large circle onto the rug; remove the string. Cut out the circle, just inside the white pencil mark, with sharp scissors.

Everyone knows that the scariest scenes feature a key attention to detail, and you too can add the perfect amount of detail to your haunted home when you shop for Halloween props at Spirit! From skulls and ghosts to insects and rodents, Spirit's awesome selection of Halloween props can fit any scary scene. Why not hang up any of our hanging props, and watch people stare in horror as they look up toward the ceiling? You can put spiders all over your walls, or make an undead nursery with plenty of zombie babies to go around. With so many scary Halloween props to choose from, you're sure to find something here at Spirit!
And if you still have your fog machine from last year, then you better make sure it's full and ready to go! Pick up some fog machine fluid from Spirit to make sure you have plenty to make it through the season--and you'll feel confident knowing that foggy fright will be ready to set the scene all the way to Halloween! From offering a wide selection of new and improved fog machines to helping make sure your current one lasts for years to come, Spirit Halloween is here to make sure that your Halloween is as foggy as ever.
Just because it's Halloween doesn't mean you have to treat your yard like it's the set of a horror movie! Stay original and keep things beautiful with Southwestern-inspired decorating ideas, which will keep your home looking pretty well into the fall season. Try filling a distressed crate with pumpkins (retro-inspired coolers work too!). You can also add a bouquet of fresh flowers to a plaid vintage Thermos, and paint pumpkins with Southwestern-inspired designs.
Can you really have Halloween without celebrating the major monster masterpiece of Stephen King? Our inflatable Pennywise decoration will be recognizable to anyone who was scared by “It" as a child. Cause come on, who didn’t sneak down and watch that movie while their older siblings watched it during a sleepover? Tie some red balloons all over the yard and set up your scary inflatable. Now you can be sure you’d have people like us running for the hills as soon as they see your setup!

Do you remember those DIY Halloween decorations that we all made in grade school? There were those construction paper haunted houses where you could open little windows and see the hand drawn monsters behind your construction paper shutters. There were spooky construction paper skeletons. . . okay, okay. Now that we think about it, all that DIY Halloween decor was made of paper. Now that you're an adult, it's time for an upgrade! You'll be delighted by these super creep-tastic decor accessories. From clean poseable bones to mysterious and spooky dolls, we think you'll find everything you need to flaunt your Halloween enthusiasm with these scary halloween decorations.

All kids like to play pretend. That’s what Halloween is all about. Your little one will feel like their house is protected by a fierce beast when this inflatable dragon is in your yard. Make Halloween more creative than ever with Medieval flair. This is perfect for families who like to dress as knights in shining armor and ancient, wise wizards. Not only will this giant dragon be a landmark for the whole neighborhood, but the whole family can pose in front of it before heading out for trick-or-treating. Year after year, it’s sure to cook up some timeless memories.
Witchy wonders, magical monsters, and gaggles of ghosts abound when Halloween comes around! If you love this bewitching time of year and wish you could cast a spell to make it last all year long, then you might be looking for the utmost in spooky Halloween decorations and home accents. Whether you want to make it Halloween in your house from January to December or you just want to go all out come this October, there are thousands of Halloween decorations available to you to set the creepy and ghoulish tone you are searching for. Begin browsing our Halloween home decor and decorations and you'll have the neighbors convinced you live in a haunted house in no time!
And why stop at just there? You could have your graveyard in the backyard or off to the side, and let one of our life-sized inflatable decorations take center stage! From fun and friendly pumpkin inflatables to scary witches, these blow-up decorations will have everyone screaming in delight! You can finish your look with a festive doormat or by covering your porch with gargoyles, to create a spooky scene that any Halloween fan is sure to love. And no matter how you want to decorate your yard, Spirit is here with a wide selection that's perfect for all of your outdoor Halloween decoration needs.
The head and arms are made from a heavy weight plastic, not out of foam. They are full human size with the face being 8" from chin to top of forehead. There is a concealed stake included to keep the head from blowing away and both "arms" are stakes. It will be a great add to any creepy Halloween graveyard. Just add a little mulch around it to give the appearance of crawling out of the ground. The color is darker than the picture and I like it!
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