Make your house the scariest on the block! Here’s my picks for the best scary Halloween decorations and props for your home, on any budget.
And, I grouped them into easy DIY Halloween decoration themes that will make your house the talk of the neighborhood.
Best Scary Halloween Decorations For Your Home
Some people go for cute Halloween Decorations. Especially with young kids around. But a few houses every year are actually bone-chillingly spooky.
And everyone in the neighborhood talks about those houses, right?!
If you want your “haunted house” to be the talk of the neighborhood this year, check out my picks for the Scariest Halloween Decorations for your home, on any budget.
Make your yard, house, or party a real scare with voice-activated ghouls, disturbing and disgusting props, haunted sounds, and a video that will make your TV truly haunted!
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5 of the Best Halloween Outdoor Decorating Theme Ideas
There are so many amazing ways to decorate your house for Halloween that are absolute terrifying. This list focuses on 5 themes and the scariest Halloween Decorations and Props for each of those themes.
- Scary Clowns or Circus Halloween Theme
- Zombie or Undead Halloween Theme
- Giant Spiders Covering The House Halloween Theme
- Victorian House or Antique Doll Halloween Theme
- Skeletons and Graveyard Halloween Theme
Check out How to Hang Giant Spider Decorations on a House to see how great the Giant Spider theme looks on my house!
Best Scary Halloween Decorations And Props
Make your house the scariest on the block! Here's my picks for the best scary Halloween decorations for your home, on any budget.
And, I grouped them into easy, terrifying Halloween themes that will make your house the talk of the neighborhood.
Must Have Scary Halloween Props for Any Theme
There are a few essentials that make any Halloween theme 100x better and more spooky. Like smoke machines, visual effects, fillers, and sound effects.
Total HomeFX Mini Projector Decoration Kit
I LOVE these holiday projectors! Have you seen them? You can project a high res moving scene onto a window so that everyone outside can see it.
They have a handful of default Halloween & Christmas scenes installed. And, you can download many more on the companies site. These start for as low as $40.
I'll definitely be adding one to our house for the upcoming holiday season!
13th Hour - Halloween Soundtrack
So, you can get this one as a CD, MP3, and streaming. That makes it so easy to add spooky music and sound effects to your front porch or party. And, the streaming version is FREE with your Amazon Prime membership.
Fog Machine and LED Light with Remote Control
A fog machine can make any cheap Halloween decoration instantly scary. And the fog acts as a great filler, connecting the decorations together in a polished way.
Cobweb Halloween Props 1000 sq ft with 60 Spiders
Like a fog machine, cobwebs are a great filler that makes your Halloween scene look bigger and connected. This one comes with spiders too!
Halloween Creepy Cloth, 480 x 30 Inch Gauze (White)
Here's another gauzy filler that helps make your decorations look more pulled together and complete.
Large Creepy Black Gauze/Cloth Halloween Decorations
If you're not a fan of cobwebs, go for black creepy gauze as a filler.
Scary Clown or Circus Halloween Theme Props
Go for a a clown, carnival, or circus theme with these disturbingly scary Halloween Decorations.
Twitching Clown Life-Size Animated Halloween Prop
I've been on a front porch with one of these twitching clowns. Spooky!
Swinging Chuckles The Evil Clown Halloween Decoration
Hang this big guy from a tree or porch. This clown will send shivers down any spine!
Creepy, Scary Clown Halloween Decoration - Sound Activated Animatronic
This creepy clown makes scary sounds and has light up eyes.
7ft Lifesize Sweet Dreams Animated Prop Evil Scary Halloween Clown
This Halloween clown is creepy and huge!
Pennywise The Dancing Clown Life Size Cardboard Cutout
Of course, Pennywise is a terrifying Halloween prop. This one is just a cardboard cutout, so keep it out of the rain.
7x5ft Horror Circus Halloween Backdrop
Add this giant backdrop indoors or on a covered porch to pull your theme together.
Bloody Creepy Carnival Door Curtain Decoration, 54 x 38 in
Or this smaller creepy carnival curtain!
80×35.5", Scary Bloody Handprint Halloween Props
The clowns are attacking everyone inside this house.
Animated See-Saw Clowns with Sound
This clown-themed creaking, slow moving creepy see-saws are always one of my top scary Halloween decorations!
Scary Peeper Giggle - Halloween Prop
Finish off that Halloween clown theme with this crazy clowns face in a window. That'll scare people!
Adult It the Movie Pennywise Halloween Costume
Then, pass out the Halloween candy wearing a scary clown costume like this Pennywise costume.
Zombie or Undead Halloween Theme Decorations
Our next theme is the always popular zombie or undead theme.
Groundbreaker Zombie with Sound and Flashing Eyes
Every good undead theme needs a scary zombie digging itself out of the ground!
Window Poster Halloween Zombie Asylum 2 Reusable 34.5"x60" Backlit Posters
Zombie-fy your windows with these reusable posters!
Halloween Scary Body Parts (6pcs Body Parts )
Zombie food and scary body parts in one gross package. 😉
Scary Long Hair Glow Crawling Ghost Zombie - Halloween Yard Prop
This guy fits right in with Zombie Themed Scary Halloween Decorations.
5 Ft. Long Back From the Grave Dead Body Halloween Prop
Here's another poor victim of the Zombie army.
Animated Crawling Zombie Baby Doll - Sound Sensor Flashing Eyes
Not surprising, Zombie babies just aren't cute. But they are a creepy Halloween decoration.
31" Groundbreaker Zombie Graveyard Indoor Outdoor Decoration
How about a gross Zombie Grandpa to hang out with that Zombie baby?
2 PCS Halloween Giant Bloody Window Clings
The Undead have clearly made their way into this scary house.
Halloween Doll w/Poseable Arms, Light-Up Eyes, Sounds, Activated by Motion, Sound
How about this little Undead doll to scare your party guest? Hide this in the bathroom for a very unpleasant surprise. 😉
JOYIN Animated Zombie Groundbreaker -Halloween Props
Here's a terrifying zombie with LED lights and scary sounds.
Giant Spiders Halloween House
Here's one of my new favorite Halloween theme ideas - houses covered in giant spiders!
You can see how they look on my house in How to Hang Giant Spider Decorations on a House.
Just look at these spider-themed picks for the best scary Halloween decorations for your home.
3pcs Halloween Hanging Spider Egg Sacs with Led Lights
I hang these on my tree for Halloween and they add SO MUCH. Even during the day, they look cool.
Halloween Stretch Spider Web with 25 Fake Spiders
Here's a great way to easily cover a large area in Halloween spiders.
4Ft Giant Black Hairy Spiders with 28 Purple LEDs
Go Big and Colorful with this giant purple LED spider.
Halloween Realistic Hairy Spiders Set (5 Pack) Different Sizes
How about 5 huge spiders to climb your house or cover your yard.
Halloween Giant 59" Spider & 4 Small Fake Spiders, 200" Triangular Spiderweb
Add 1 giant momma spider wither her babies with a large web to any spider themed Halloween House.
2 Pack Halloween Spiders, Hairy Giant Spiders (6.5 FT + 5 FT)
Hairy Giant Spiders! Need I say more?
72 Inch Hanging Cocoon Corpse Skeleton with red eyes and spiders
So simple, but still one of my favorite spider themed scary Halloween decorations.
Victorian or Antique Ghosts Theme
Old Victorian houses have long been used as haunted houses in the movies. So, why not go for that Victorian or antique doll theme with these Halloween Decorations.
Morris Costumes Haunted Doll with Sound
A spooky haunted doll with sound effects is perfect for a old Victorian theme.
Scary Little Precious Doll w/ Sound Horror Theme Party Halloween Decoration
Here's another creepy antique doll making spooky sounds. I can just imagine a whole porch full of creepy dolls being incredibly scary!
3D Changing Face Moving Picture Frame - Terrifying Halloween Prop
These moving picture frames are SO GOOD!
Motion Activated Haunted Mirror with Creepy Sound
What haunted Victorian house is complete without ghosts in an old mirror?
See Saw Dolls Animated Prop - Old Fashioned Victorian Theme
Creepy Victorian children slowly moving on a See Saw is absolutely fantastic, in the creepiest way.
Scary Haunted House Doll Props - Creepy Baby, Voice Control
Another creepy doll for your Victorian theme!
Nun Door Stickers, 30 x 80 Inches Horrible Ghost Nun
And, this old fashioned ghost door cover is absolute terrifying!
Skeleton & Graveyard Halloween Theme
How about a scary skeleton and graveyard haunted house theme? This is a classic look for Halloween.
5 Ft Animated Life-Size with Red Eyes and Creepy Shrilling Sound Grim Reaper
A shrilling Grim Reaper will put a chill down any spine.
Halloween Hanging Ghost, 5.5 Ft Skull with LED Glowing Eyes
Another Grim Reaper skeleton with real scare power. I used to have one of these hanging in a closet. It was a fun way to welcome guests to our house. 😉
Skeleton Lawn Stakes, Halloween Yard Decorations
Some of those skeletons are still digging themselves out of their graves!
35" Halloween Animated Hanging Corpse with LED Light Up Eyes & Sound Effect
Add this guy to your porch ceiling for extra scare.
Crazy Bonez Skeleton Raven
And, this raven would look great on your porch railing or in a tree.
Scary Skeleton Door Cover 30” x 72” for Halloween
I love these door covers in any theme. It's an easy way to amp up the Scary Halloween Theme without spending much money.
17” Halloween Foam RIP Graveyard Tombstones (5 Pack), Headstone Decorations
Those skeletons need some realistic headstones to make this graveyard look even scarier!
8 FT Inflatable Spooky Warlock with Build-in LEDs
This skeleton themed inflatable is a quick and easy way to decorate for Halloween.
Creepy Halloween Mask - Smiling Demon
Here's a mask that works perfectly with this theme. Wear it while passing out candy. Or just pop it in a window to make your Halloween house even scarier.
Thanks for checking out this big list of the best scary Halloween Decorations.
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If you’re looking for something less spooky but still fun, check out this DIY Wooden Kids Play Kitchen with a real working sink!
Here’s a fun build for your back yard – How to Make a Kids Climbing Ramp or Wall.
Or, this easy DIY Kids Play Tent from PVC Pipes.
Thanks for checking out the Best Scary Halloween Decorations for your home, on any budget.
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Tuesday 8th of October 2019
You're right! These are creepy!! The clown looking in the window...now I'm going to have nightmares!
Friday 11th of October 2019
LOL, I had a friends dad that liked to scare us at slumber partys by looking in the window. A spooky face in a dark window is the worst. :)
Tuesday 17th of October 2017
Yikes, these really are scary. I actually own a projector, what a great idea.
Thursday 19th of October 2017
That's my favorite too. :)
Monday 16th of October 2017
We did the projector on the window idea ( got a projector from work) It looked amazing
Monday 16th of October 2017
As soon as my boys are old enough, I'm doing that! Looks so cool. :)
Sunday 8th of October 2017
Those WERE pretty spooky. I like the one you put in the closet the best. Shared on G+
Sunday 8th of October 2017
Thanks so much, Florence!