23 Insanely Scary DIY Haunted House Ideas

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Some people like to decorate their houses for Halloween. Other people like to transform their homes into terrifying haunted houses. A little DIYing can help you get there, whether you want to create a full-blown experience for trick-or-treaters or you're just looking to decorate a little.

The more time you put into decorating for Halloween, the bigger the pay off as far as how memorable your home is to the neighbors. Explore these outrageously spooky haunted house ideas and figure out which makes the most sense for your home this year.

Use Chicken Wire to Make Creepy Ghosts

Wholesale Party Supplies

 You can hang a white sheet and create a ghost, but this idea is sure to be more creepy. By using chicken wire, you can make the ghosts appear more lifelike in form. Also, opt for cheesecloth instead of sheets to make the entire project more spooky.

DIY Chicken Wire Ghosts from  Wholesale Party Supplies

Start With PVC Pipe to Build a Grim Reaper

Print With My Pic

There's nothing quite as scary as the Grim Reaper making an appearance at your haunted house. The important thing is to take your time with this tutorial and use a foam wig stand to help make the shape true to form.

Make Your Own Grim Reaper Prop from  Print With My Pic

Use Old Dolls for a Grotesque Mobile

There's not much creepier than a bunch of ragged, destroyed dolls hanging from the ceiling with weapons and blood galore. Just make sure whichever doll you decide to destroy isn't worth a ton of money first. 

DIY Creepy Doll Mobile from  Epbot

Make Your Home's Exterior Angry

Craftibilities

All you need to add some moody ambiance to your house is a wood sheet, sharpies, and some paint. For this project, the teeth have a lip that rests between two of the porch beams, so no nails were needed. 

Make House Come Alive for Halloween from  Craftibilities

Hang Some Halloween Skeletons From Your Roof

Instructables

If you want to add a touch of creepiness to your home's exterior but don't want to go all out, pick up a bunch of plastic skeletons and dangle them from your roof and windows. 

DIY Climbing Halloween Skeletons from Instructables

Throw Around a Few Body Bags

This project is an inexpensive way to add major creepy vibes to any part of your haunted house. The key is to make the shape of the bags as body-like as possible. To accomplish this, stuff actual clothing with newspaper then put your dressed body inside the trash bags.

Body Bag Halloween Decorations from  Craftibilities

Make This Terrifying Werewolf Head

If you love sculpting with clay , try out this haunted house idea. Werewolves are a classic Halloween staple, but sometimes they can look less than scary. Learn how to make your own and it will surely look ferocious. Hang the finished piece under your front porch or just inside your home's foyer.

DIY Werewolf Head Decor from   Instructables

Float Some Candles Overhead

This haunted house DIY is inspired by Harry Potter , but even non-fans will be spooked when they look up and see the candles magically floating in mid-air.

Harry Potter Floating Candles from  The Sits Girls

Construct This Scary Jack-o'-lantern Archway

Crazi Carlos

While you will need a ton of scary plastic jack-o'-lanterns to make this idea come to life, the end result will be totally worth it. The base of this arch is constructed out of a PVC pipe, so it's easy to customize to your specific entryway.

DIY Pumpkin Archway from Crazi Carlos

Weave This Giant Spider Web

My Untangled Life

No one wants to get caught in a spider web, especially not inside a haunted house. Learn how to weave a simple web and place them around your haunted house perimeter or to block off certain areas you don't want guests.

DIY Giant Spider and Web from My Untangled Life

Turn a Normal Doormat Into a Spiderweb Doormat

Delia Creates

This haunted house idea is more practical than it is scary. If you are inviting guests into your home to get spooked, make sure they wipe off their feet first. You can customize a basic black rug using white fabric paint.

DIY Spiderweb Doormat from Delia Creates

Place Some Skeleton Zombies on the Lawn

Take advantage of your front lawn space when setting up your haunted house. One way to do this is by littering the lawn with zombie skeletons. Craft a form out of PVC pipe, add some stained red clothing, and then put on a foam skeleton head.

DIY Zombies from  Craftibilities

Craft an Archway Using Plastic Skulls and Chains

  My Funhouse Projects

One of the most impressive parts of a haunted house is the entryway, so don't skimp on this first impression. Try to create this giant archway using carved foam boards. Next, add some extra detail using paint, decorative chains, and plastic skulls 

DIY Spooky Archway from My Funhouse Projects

Paint a Spooky Halloween Subway Sign

A Pumpkin and a Princess

Signs are a great way to set the tone of your haunted house. Some haunted houses are downright scary and others might be more suitable for children. This sign works well for a more underage type haunted house. Simply find a canvas or some old boards you can stencil.

DIY Halloween Subway Art Sign from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Learn How to Build This Electric Chair

If you love building things with wood, perhaps this is the perfect haunted house idea for you to try this year. The devil is in the detail on this one, so don't expect to complete this project in one sitting.

DIY Electric Chair from  Haunt 31

Add Some Silhouetted Figures to Your Windows

To add instant haunted curb appeal to your house, make a bunch of silhouetted figures using cardboard. If you aren't good at drawing freehand, the original creator included some downloadable templates. This haunted house idea is perfect if you want to make a big impact on a very small budget.

Haunted House Silhouettes from  Make:

Don't Forget About Your Home's Interior

Flamingo Toes

If you plan on having your haunted house party or tour inside your home, make sure that virtually everything that is on display is creepy in one way or another. You can do this in an obviously gory way, or you can opt for a more elegant yet gothic approach with these candlesticks.

Spooky Crystal Ball Candlesticks from  Flamingo Toes

DIY an Eek Marquee Sign

This is another more lighthearted haunted house idea that would work well for young children. You want to have the haunted house be whimsical, a little creepy, but not downright scary. This sign is made out of paper mache letters, paint, and a string of lights

DIY Eek Marquee from Lolly Jane

Label Everything With Creepy Words

Lia Griffith

No detail is too small when it comes to creating an absolutely unforgettable haunted house. Visitor's senses will be heightened and they will take in all sorts of creepy characteristics. If your haunted house is indoors, create a vignette of poisons and other bizarre potions using these apothocary labels.

Printable Apothecary Labels for Halloween from  Lia Griffith

Create a Gallery of Ghost-like Faces

Seeing anything other than your face in a mirror can be a creepy experience. To recreate that concept in your haunted house, take some silver mirror spray paint and coat the inside of a glass frame to 60% opacity. Next, add in a photo of a creepy ghost or face behind the glass.

Hitch Hiking Ghost Mirrors from  Anniemated

Scatter Glowing Spooky Eyes Around Your House

Dream a Little Bigger

Hide these DIY glowing spooky eyes in bushes, trees, or in windows to make it look like a monster is lurking around your home. To make your own, use a cardboard tube (like a toilet paper roll) and a glow stick.

DIY Glowing Spooky Eyes from Dream a Little Bigger

Put Some Writing on the Wall

From House to Home

In many cases, writing scary words on the wall in a red blood-like paint will work well. However, if you want to have a darkly lit haunted house, using glow in the dark paint is a much better option.

Glow in the Dark Party Ideas for Halloween from  From House to Home

Pose Skeletons in Creative Ways

Helpful Homemade

If you're short on ideas on how to make a kid-friendly haunted house, consider ways to make the creepy seem more fun and human. For instance, pose some skeletons in creative ways doing everyday things. 

DIY Skeleton Lawn Decor from  Helpful Homemade

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14 Spooky Halloween Haunted House Ideas

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If you’re like me, you start thinking about Halloween in July. Which means it’s time to start planning! Need some inspiration? Check out these 14 spooky haunted house ideas. From fake cobwebs to creepy ghosts and animated props, your friends and family will love these Halloween haunted house decorations.

How To Make Your House Look Haunted For Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year! (As you probably already know if you have been around here before).

Every year I have a Halloween party where the entire inside of my house is transformed into something that is not recognizable as being my house.

Some parts of it look so real that I have actually had people ask which are the decorations that are only there for the party 🙂

And although I usually do all of these things for my spooky soiree, you can still have a great Halloween display by only picking a couple of them if you don’t want to do that much work.

One note: I don’t do blood and gore (it’s just not something I’m into), so there won’t be any scary haunted house “massacre” pictures 🙂

Keep reading to find out how to make your house look haunted.

1 | Hang haunted house scene setters

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Halloween haunted house scene setter

One of the ways to transform your home into a haunted house is to hang a scene setter on your walls.

Since it covers such a big area, it always has a huge impact on how the room looks.

To do this right, cover as much of the wall as possible with plastic or paper scenes that will make your house look completed different, especially under low light.

It is a bit of a time-consuming task to set up.  But I think the end result is worth it.

This haunted mansion scene setter * (in the picture above) is one of my favorites for creating a haunted house.

Once it’s up, the room really looks like it has ripped wallpaper and run down paneling!

Front hall decorated for Halloween with a brick scene setter covering the walls and a skeleton sitting on a bench

But this stone wall scene setter * also works well. I’ve used it for Halloween parties more than once, including for my Harry Potter party .

You will often see different versions of scene setters for sale, with some costing a lot less than others.

Be sure to check the height because most of those cheaper ones aren’t tall enough to cover the whole wall.

Learn more about scene setters and how to install them .

2 | Drape spider webs

Halloween creepy cloth draped from the ceiling and over mirrors

Spider webs are a great way to add spookiness to your Halloween haunted house.

Not only do they make everything look older, but there’s nothing scarier than thinking you have walked through a spider web and there might be a spider on you!

So I try to set them up so that people have to walk through them.  

Halloween spider web stretch over a mirror with a silver skull in front

Stretchy spider web * works pretty well for pulling across the room or across a mirror.

To make it look realistic, less is more.

Tease the threads apart so you don’t end up with big clumps of spider web.

Black creepy cloth hanging over a door

Creepy cloth * works better for draping over furniture, light fixtures and doors.

Get more ideas for decorating with spider webs .

3 | Add lots of candles

Crows and candles in a Halloween haunted house

Candles automatically add atmosphere to your haunted house.

I love the look of real candle light, but in a lot of cases, flame-less candles (like these black ones *) are the way to go at a party.

You can put them anywhere. Use them in jack o’ lanterns, candelabras, or Halloween candle holders.

Halloween candles hung from the ceiling

Even hang them from the ceiling for a Harry Potter party .

I recommend getting the ones that have a timer and/or remote control so that you don’t have to spend a bunch of time turning them all on and off.

Find some more ways to use Halloween candles

4 | Use cool lighting

An uplight makes the "spider web" (cheese cloth) seem to glow

In addition to candles, there are all kinds of Halloween haunted house ideas using lighting. And in my opinion, this is one of the most important parts of making your home look spooky.

Uplights * are a great way to highlight a particular part of your haunted house.

Placing the light behind some creepy cloth (or cheesecloth with holes cut in it) hides the fixture and makes the whole table look like it’s glowing.

Read the step by step tutorial for re-creating this Halloween scene .

Lighted Halloween Decanters

Vase uplights * work well for adding some sparkle to your decanters.

I add DIY Halloween bottle labels to make them look more Halloween like.

Halloween haunted house chandelier with flicker flame bulbs

Or you can replace your light bulbs with special Halloween ones.

Like these flicker bulbs * that will make your chandelier look like it has old-time flames.

Note : These bulbs don’t give off a lot of light so they are definitely for ambiance, not for providing light to see by.

Take a look at our Halloween indoor lighting ideas for even more inspiration.

5 | Buy some animated Halloween props

Halloween haunted house mirror

There are so many inexpensive animated Halloween props available this time of year that are great for making your house feel haunted.

This animated haunted mirror is a crowd favorite at my parties. (It’s no longer available, but I found a similar one HERE *).

It looks like a regular mirror until someone walks in the front door. Then the spooky mirror ghost wakes up and starts talking.

Halloween portraits hung on a wall

Most of these props are motion or sound activated (or both), so they start working when people come near…definitely a little spooky!

This animated spell book * that opens and closes automatically is one of my favorite haunted house props. (It’s the red glowing book in the picture above).

Halloween spooky urn and mirror

If you can find props that still look good during the day, that’s even better. (The mirror above looks like a real mirror when it’s not in use.)

6 | Make things glow in the dark

Halloween glow in the dark writing on a door

Using a black light * can really up the spooky factor.

Anyone wearing white or fluorescent clothing will light up under it, and you can add all kinds of Halloween haunted house decorations that take advantage of the black light.

Like this glow in the dark sign I painted on my bathroom door using laundry detergent. I thought it was rather appropriate 🙂

Find more glow in the dark Halloween decor ideas .

7 | Put out some candle trees

Halloween crow and candles

Metal candle trees * are another great way to add spookiness to your decor.

They’re traditionally used for weddings.

But they kind of look like dead trees. Especially in the candle light.  (Who knew wedding decorations were great for Halloween?)

And they’re very durable so you can reuse them for years.

Plus, it’s easy to add a crow * or two to the branches for some extra Halloween ambiance.

8 | Add critters

Halloween haunted house rats on piano

Speaking of crows, adding fake animals like mice, rats and bats is another way to add that Halloween vibe.

The trick to making critters effective is to place them where people are not expecting them.

I like to put mice on the floor behind the bathroom door, have rats on the piano, and hang bats in a dark corner of the room–all places where people don’t notice them until they get close.

The element of surprise gets them every time!

9 | Hang Spooky Pictures

Halloween pictures

To make Halloween pictures look good, I like to hang them as if they are part of my normal home decor.

I mean literally. I take down one of my regular pictures and put up a spooky Halloween one in it’s place.

Plus, there’s already a nail there. So no extra work involved in putting it up.

There are lots of options for spooky pictures that you can use for your Halloween decor:

1. Make your own Halloween silhouettes.  Just cut some Halloween shapes out of black construction paper and frame them.

Halloween portrait scene setters

2. Buy spooky portrait scene setters *.  This is an inexpensive way to get a lot of pictures and I have re-used them every year for a lot of years!

You’ll be surprised how real they look once they are hung up on the wall…especially in the low light usually found in haunted houses…

Halloween portrait behind a light

3. Another option is buy framed Halloween portraits * intended for this purpose.

holographic Halloween pictures

I especially like the ones like these * that change expressions from normal to scary depending on which angle you are viewing them from.

10 | Use real dead flowers

Dead roses on the piano for Halloween

Why buy plastic flowers when you can use real ones?

I like to buy a big bouquet of roses about 3 weeks before Halloween and then let them die in the vase instead of throwing them out.  (Plus you get the added bonus of enjoying a bouquet of beautiful flowers before hand!)

Then I place the vase somewhere that I would normally put live flowers.

Faux red and black roses for Halloween

Of course, if you can’t be bothered with live flowers…there are always black fake roses * (like the ones I used for my Phantom of the Opera party ) which can be re-used over and over again.

11 | Add Spanish moss

Spanish moss and skulls add spookiness to your chandelier

Spanish moss * looks spooky regardless of how you use it. Which is why it’s a staple of my Halloween haunted house decorations.

Add it to chandeliers, furniture, planters, centerpieces or anywhere that could use some “brownery”.

See this and other ideas for decorating your chandelier for Halloween.

12 | Lay black lace on tables

Halloween haunted house black lace over red table cloth

Use a Halloween inspired black lace overlay * on top of a red tablecloth or orange table cloth.  

It’s an easy way to add spookiness to your tables.

13 | Hang ghosts

Halloween ghost hung from ceiling

It’s pretty hard to make your house look haunted without hanging a ghost * or two.

Making a ghost is a really simple DIY project:  Glue or staple a piece of white fabric * (or a sheet) over a round styrofoam ball *. Then shred the ends to make it uneven, and hang it where people will see it.

Or you can use some of the lighting options that are available to project ghosts onto your wall *. These work equally well inside or out.

14 | Position skeletons in chairs

Skeletons in chairs in the living room

The last of my Halloween haunted house ideas involves poseable skeletons *.

I use a lot of them.

And I usually dress them up with cheap Halloween costumes.

Skeleton bartender in front of a shelf with liquor bottles

So they look like the grim reaper, a bartender, a member of the Addams Family…whatever fits my theme for that year.

I find that staging things in a way that seems “real” has the most impact (like my skeleton bartender).

Skeleton behind a Halloween bar cart

Sit skeletons at the table, place dead roses in a vase where you would normally have live ones, replace your family portrait pictures with Halloween portraits, or sit a plastic rat on the tub surround in the bathroom.  

That way people don’t always see the props right away. And boy are they surprised when they finally notice they’re there!

They also provide a great photo op.

Now I need to get back to planning my own Halloween party decor, and hopefully, you’ve found some ideas for decorating your house for Halloween, as well.

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Or browse all of our Halloween Ideas .

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LOVE the candelabra with orange voitives. I do all out also. Last year, papered entrance to look like stone walls. Would love to know where you found this. Can’t find it on internet. Thanks.

Hi Pat…Sorry, I have a couple of candelabras with votives so I’m not sure which one you were referring to. If it’s the long one in the second picture with the mirror and the spider webs, it came from Pottery Barn a long time ago…unfortunately I don’t think it is still available. If you’re thinking about the candle tree with the raven in it, you can get those HERE . Or if I completely missed the mark and you meant something totally different, just let me know and hopefully I can help 🙂

Love all your ideas and decor! Spooktacularly beautiful!

Thanks, Kathy! Halloween is my favorite holiday so I always go all out 🙂

EVERYTHING IN THIS ARTICLE, DOWN TO THE WALL SCENE SETTER, I HAVE DONE/USED TO CREATE MY HAUNTED HOUSE.

Hi Loraine…we must have the same taste in Halloween decor! Glad I’m not the only one who likes to go all out for Halloween 🙂

These look fabulous and and thank you for the links!

I going to be coordinating a halloween themed event and these are great ideas! Any suggestions for a school gym are welcome and even a small courtyard outside (I’m thinking graveyard?)

Hi Mickey…a graveyard in the courtyard sounds like a great idea and it wouldn’t be hard to do. You can get some ideas for that here . For the gym, I think creating a spooky entrance that everyone has to walk through to get in would be fun. I would create a walkway, ideally that isn’t straight (so you can’t see it all at once). I’m not sure what you’re working with, but if you have backdrop stands, those work well. If not you might have to get creative (maybe by pulling the bleachers away from the wall so people walk behind them?) Then hang up backdrops or curtains on both sides of the walkway. Hang ghosts and creepy cloth above it, create vignettes with skeletons or any other props you may have that can be used as photo ops, and add green, blue, purple or orange flood lights. Then you can use variations of those same decorations in different parts of the gym to make it feel cohesive. Hope that helps!

I love this site I’ve been on several trying to get decoration ideas and yours is the most detailed and spookiest! It’s got a sinister sexy theme with all the candles and lace that I just love ☠️

Thanks, Cindy! Halloween is my favorite holiday 🙂

25 Haunted House Ideas That Are Insanely Scary and Easy to DIY

These indoor and outdoor decorations are creative ways to gives kids and adults a scare.

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These eerie ideas are ones your neighbors will appreciate — especially if they're lovers of the boogeyman's holiday. We've rounded up these mysterious, frightening and silly spine-chilling decorations and home decor crafts to make your haunted house the spookiest one on the block — and maybe even in the whole community. Think easy-to-make (or buy) skull lanterns, ghostly figures with pumpkin heads, eyeball balloons that float down the halls, and rotting fruit and candy urns full of delicious yet blood-inspired drinks.

And if you want even more ideas for October 31, watch one of these popular Halloween movies or wear one of these family, group, couples or Disney-inspired costumes.

Hanging Paper Lanterns

haunted house ideas paper lanterns

DIY these paper lanterns to hang on the ceiling as trick-or-treaters enter the house. Use LED bulbs to keep everything from overheating.

Get the tutorial »

Tissue Ghosts

haunted house ideas tissue ghosts

Create mini ghosts using paper honeycombs. DIY the faces with a black Sharpie and place your mini creatures on the floor throughout the space.

SHOP HONEYCOMB BALLS

Batty Staircase

haunted house ideas batty staircase

As guests walk past the staircase or climb up the stairs, have them admire the paper bats scattered throughout the banister.

'Hey Boo' Punny Sign

haunted house ideas hey boo sign

Create your own wooden sign with your favorite Halloween pun. You'll need a wood plank background and wood letters to complete the look.

SHOP WOOD LETTERS

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

Pom-Pom Spiders

haunted house party ideas pom pom spiders

It's common for people to find spiders scary, so why not make your own that float and tickle your visitors?

SHOP BALLOONS

Get the tutorial at Design Imrpovised »

Creepy Crawler Candles

haunted house ideas creepy crawler candles

Scoop the contents out of your mini pumpkins to add tealights inside. Use pipe cleaners as bug legs before sprinkling the spider-like creations around the house.

SHOP PIPE CLEANERS

Ghostly Figure

haunted house ideas ghostly figure

After carving your jack-o'-lantern, attach it to the top of a dressmaker's dummy. Place your specter at the entrance to give everyone a fright before they walk through the rest of the blood-curling decorations that await them further inside.

SHOP DRESSMAKER DUMMY

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Add a bunch of treats to individual bags, then wrap them up and place them in candy urns for trick-or-treaters to grab on the way to your haunted house or when they leave.

'Keep Out' Entryway

haunted house ideas entryway

There's something about a red door and a sign that reads, "Keep Out," that makes people want to enter. Cover the door with cobwebs and secure them with masking tape . Paint words of warning on two slats of cardboard before taping them to the door.

Witch Broom Door Decorations

haunted house witch broom door

Gather "witch" brooms to adorn your front door, then place a Ouija board doormat at the entrance to increase the spooky factor.

SHOP BROOMS

Spooky Cauldron

haunted house ideas cauldron

Prepare kid-friendly party punch even adults will enjoy. Pour it into a cauldron and dress the sides with paper flames. To get a smokey effect, throw in some dry ice.

SHOP CAULDRONS

Paper Bat Garland

haunted house ideas bat garlands

After downloading this bat stencil and tracing the shapes, cut them out and place them atop each critter made. Use a bone folder to create creases along the stencil's dotted lines. Make the wings 3D by folding the creases opposite ways before attaching the bats to a long string using tiny black clothespins .

Creepy Dinner

haunted house ideas creepy dinner

Have your friends DIY their own creepy costumes and place them as one of the main attractions for the night. They'll drink from bubbly witch cauldrons and eat delectable yet bloody-themed pastries.

Eyeball Balloons

haunted house ideas eyeball balloons

This is a cute yet equally as weird Halloween decor idea that'll make a great addition to your house or next All Hallows' Eve party.

Jack O' Lantern Display

haunted house ideas jack o lantern display

You don't have to be an expert in pumpkin carving to DIY this display. Pencil your letters onto hollowed pumpkins, then use a drill to create holes that form each letter. Christmas-tree lights will illuminate each pumpkin.

SHOP CHRISTMAS-TREE LIGHTS

haunted house ideas skeletons

Skeletons are essential when it comes to this holiday. Place them out front, in the backyard and inside to give everyone who walks through a ribtastic time (get it?).

SHOP SKELETONS

haunted house ideas skulls

While you can have full skeletons featured throughout the space, include some skulls in different areas as well. If you want to give them a more gruesome look, paint them in red or black for an eerie twist.

SHOP SKULLS

Monster Entryway

haunted house ideas monster entryway

Make the eyes of this funny-faced monster by painting black circles on two 8-inch foam half balls . Use black construction paper for the eyelashes and eyebrows, then cut two 16-inch squares of faux fur and hot-glue each around a 12-inch foam wreath . Glue the eyeballs in the center and frame the door with strips of fur using tacks of hem tape . Hang the eyes and tack or hem the eyebrows in place. Foam cones can be used for the teeth.

Portrait Luminaries

haunted house ideas portrait luminaries

Grab all of those old family portraits or get fake ones to adhere to old paper bag lanterns. Use them to decorate your front walkway to leave shivers down everyone's spines as they enter.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

DIY Tombstone

haunted house ideas tombstone

Instead of putting your warning on the front door, frighten them with an array of tombstones scattered throughout the lawn.

SHOP TOMBSTONES

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There’s a chill in the air, a whisper in the wind, and houses all around the country have cobwebs and jack-o’-lanterns in their windows. It’s time to get your house ready for Halloween!

But what if you don’t have a collection of decorations ready to go, or you’re not feeling particularly inspired? Not to worry – we’ll help you create a spooktacular haunted house for the season with some clever ideas and DIY Halloween decorations!

A trio of Halloween décor ghosts and a fake spider in the background outside a haunted house

Outdoor Halloween décor ideas

Every memorable haunted house scares passersby with a ghostly exterior. Making a haunted house for Halloween begins with decorating your yard and your home’s front porch, entry door, windows, and siding for maximum effect.

Spiders on the mailbox

A home's mailbox is often forgotten when decorating for seasonal celebrations. Start your Halloween decorations here by placing some plastic spiders on the mailbox. Wrap a few cobwebs around the post for finishing touches, and you'll spook trick-or-treaters before they reach your yard.

Jack-o-lanterns abound

Of course, you can’t beat the classic Halloween decoration: the jack-o’-lantern . Position these pumpkins all throughout your yard, on your porch, and next to your front door. Traditional orange pumpkins will accentuate a wood or black front door, whereas trendy white and green pumpkins can stand out on a porch with a colorful front door. And don’t forget to put candles inside to illuminate them during the dark Halloween night.

Graves in the yard

Party stores and costume retailers have tons of great Halloween accessories to spruce up your yard for maximum spookiness. Store-bought headstones are a perfect easy way to create a haunted house for Halloween. Alternatively, you can make your own gravestones by cutting them out of cardboard. Color them black or gray with waterproof paint, then use a marker to write names on top. 

Want to scare your neighbors a little more? If you're hosting a Halloween party, put your guests' names on the gravestones,  so they'll see you've been expecting them!

Watchers in the windows

Skeletons, mummies, and other props are perfect Halloween decorations for your windows. Make your home more haunted than the other houses on the block by putting dressed-up mannequins in the largest windows you have, like big picture windows or bow windows.

A rocker on the porch

Go above and beyond and set a rocking chair out on your front porch, then put a mummy in the seat. Some Halloween decoration stores sell automated rockers that keep moving or that make scary sounds when kids approach your front door. It’s not the most DIY Halloween decoration, but it’s still a good way to give folks a fright when they come trick-or-treating.

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Indoor Halloween haunted house décor ideas

Trick-or-treaters and Halloween party guests should feel chills go up their spines when they step through the front door to your haunted house. Here are some ways to drum up some delicious terror for guests on Halloween.

Mood lighting

Mood lighting can make your DIY haunted house much scarier for those who dare to enter. Strobe lights, black lights, and spooky string lights in Halloween colors like orange and purple are great for setting the mood early while giving you enough light to move around your house. Candles – both real and electronic – are also fun Halloween decoration options.

Spooky paper lanterns and webbed string lights

Get creative with your illumination and purchase webbed string lights from a party store. Hang them from the ceiling or your vinyl window frames to make each room feel unique and energized with a specific spirit.

If you have creative talent, you can make paper lanterns and put fake candles or small lights inside, then hang those around your home as well. It’s a good way to make things look golden and spooky inside as soon as the sun sets.

Tissue paper ghosts

Feel like breaking out the arts and crafts supplies? Why not put all those skills from school projects to use and whip up some tissue paper ghosts to help create a haunted house feel? Hang these DIY ghosts around your home or put them on tables, shelves, and anywhere else you think they'll look sweet and spooky.

Bats on the banisters

If your home has banisters and stairs, put decorative bats along their lengths. Just be sure to stick them on the outside of the railings, so guests or family members don't accidentally brush against them when ascending or descending. Bats also make some of the best Halloween window decorations!

Put cobwebs everywhere

You can make your own cobweb decorations for a haunted house by purchasing cotton from an arts and crafts store. Or you can buy ready-to-go Halloween cobweb décor from a party store. In any case, you can take your house haunted to the extreme by hanging cobwebs in every room or covering every shelf and surface with the stuff.

Cobwebs are also great surfaces for hanging some of the decorations mentioned above, like bats, paper ghosts, and so on.

Whispers from beyond…

To really enhance the DIY haunted house experience, position some wireless speakers in the corners of your dining room, living room, and kitchen. Connect them to a haunted house ambiance track online to give guests the chills, or play your favorite Halloween music for a lighter but still holiday-appropriate mood. Cover the speakers with cobwebs to expertly mask them and keep your haunted house’s aesthetic intact.

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Get freaky with the dinner table decorations

Having guests over for dinner? You can make your house feel even more chilling with the right dinner table décor and scary good Halloween treats.

Witch cauldrons

Bubbling witch cauldrons are great for storing candy, snacks, and Halloween punch. Buy these from party stores and scatter them around your dining room and kitchen. Or buy a tougher, larger cauldron and prepare a mysterious stew in it – serve it to your guests with a wink and see if they’re brave enough to try it!

Skulls on the shelves and table

Decorative skulls are excellent table décor for any haunted house, especially in the center next to wax-dripping candles. Put a few on shelves in your kitchen or dining room for added ambiance.

Themed foods

Don’t forget to theme your Halloween food for the occasion at hand! Get a little creative and place funny label cards next to dishes for your guests. For instance, sausages might be labeled "roasted fingers," while punch might be called "witches’ brew." Go crazy with this – theming and naming your foods is a great way to make Halloween dinner and refreshments much more fun for everyone.

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How to Make a Haunted House

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Making a haunted house is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween and spook your guests. Transforming your ordinary home into a blood-curdling haunted house takes some creativity, hard work, and planning. Your effort will pay off, however, when your guests are screaming with both laughter and fright.

Concocting a Haunted Plan

Step 1 Set a date.

  • If you do want your haunted house to be on Halloween, make sure to start preparations a few weeks before Halloween.

Step 2 Plan details that are age-appropriate for your expected guests.

  • You could give out a little prize at the end for children, like some candy, goody bag, or some other Halloween treat.

Step 3 Plan your haunted path.

  • It's also an option to create a maze in your home out of supplies such as painted boxes and cloth.

Step 4 Plan the tone of your haunted house.

  • For a lighter, funnier tone, have an actor play a “mad scientist” that acts silly as he works around his lab. Or, have typical scary monsters, like Frankenstein, bump into things and joke around as they try to “haunt” your guests.
  • For a scarier tone, have jump scares in every room, have an actor scream or bang on something when it gets quiet, and tone down the lighting to make the setting spookier.

Step 5 Come up with a theme.

  • If you really want your haunted house to be authentic, come up with a story for why the house is haunted. For example, the house could be haunted by a family that was brutally murdered in the basement. You can tell your guests the haunted story as they enter the haunted house.
  • For an unexpected twist, have a setting that look cute and cheery, but reveal sinister details, like “dead” bodies or spooky noises, as the guests travel through the house.

Step 6 Enlist the help of your spooky friends.

  • Your friends can dress up as ghosts or goblins and grab, shout at, or make noise around your guests when they least expect it.
  • They can help "guide" the guests through the different haunted rooms, and can be in charge of different activities or games.
  • If you don't have any friends who want to participate, consider hiring actors.

Creating an Eerie Atmosphere

Step 1 Create an eerie effect through lighting.

  • Consider putting your guests in a very dark room and giving them flashlights to try to find the way out.
  • Replace your lamps with dim, green bulbs around the house.
  • Drape traditional lamps with cobwebs and tape rubber bats to the insides.
  • Light a spotlight under a spider web or fake creepy insect to create a spooky shadow.

Step 2 Use special effects like strobe lights and a fog machine.

  • You can find fog machines for around $30 at a party or Halloween store.
  • Put strobe lights in a room to create a dramatic effect.

Step 3 Create spooky noises.

  • Have a recording of a different spooky sound in every room. One room can have the sound of a chainsaw, while another can have the sound of a woman screaming.
  • Your volunteers can scamper from one side of an empty room to another to create a scary sound.
  • Put on a soundtrack made up of soft, creepy music.
  • Use silence to your advantage. Pick some key moments to keep the house silent so your guests will be even more startled by the next sound.

Step 4 Create a maze for your guests.

  • Make sure the way out of the maze is clear to guests.

Step 5 Decorate based on your chosen tone and theme.

Using Props and Actors

Step 1 Scare your guests with your volunteers.

  • After a bout of silence, a spooky ghost can jump out and scare your guests. Try having the ghost pop out of a closet.
  • Have a volunteer grip guests' shoulders. Have them do this slowly so the guest thinks it's just another guest at first.
  • Bring your guests in a dark room. Have your volunteer turn on a flashlight under his face and laugh maniacally.
  • Have one of your volunteers get in line behind a pack of guests, and wait for them to slowly realize that he is there.
  • Have one of your guests dress up like a famous horror film character, such as Jason, or Freddy.

Step 2 Add some gore.

  • Have a tub of cold water with fake snakes slithering in them. Place some coins on the bottom. Tell your guests they can't move on until they reach down and find a coin.
  • Instead of bobbing for apples, carve apples to look like skulls and play bobbing for skulls!
  • Peel the skin off a bunch of grapes and put them in a bowl. Cover the bowl and tell your guests to put their hands inside and tell you what they feel. Correct answer: eyeballs!

Step 4 Try the mirror trick.

  • You can also have characters jump out during certain sections of the house as the visitors walk through.
  • If your guests will be older, have an “actor” chase them with a chainsaw that no longer has a chain.

Step 6 Set up a few fake dummies throughout the haunted house.

  • You can make a dummy by stuffing clothes with newspaper, and putting a mask over a balloon.

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  • If you're going for the "abandoned" haunted house look, drape your furniture in white and tape fake "boards" to your windows to make it look like it's boarded up. Thanks Helpful 4 Not Helpful 0
  • Create a bloody effect by putting some fake blood over mirrors, or dripping red candle wax over mirrors or white candles. Thanks Helpful 4 Not Helpful 1
  • Before buying props or decorations from major Halloween stores, check out your local grocery store to get some affordable and high-quality props and decorations. Thanks Helpful 3 Not Helpful 1

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  • Avoid having real candles in your haunted home. Remember that part of a haunted house is the element of surprise, and if your guests are truly surprised, they can run into or bump into a candle and set your haunted house on fire. Thanks Helpful 151 Not Helpful 13
  • Avoid having pregnant women, elderly people, very young children, people with heart conditions, or people who are claustrophobic or easily scared in your haunted house. Your haunted house should ultimately be fun and shouldn't make anyone panic or feel truly ill. Thanks Helpful 142 Not Helpful 23
  • Be sure that your neighborhood or apartment complex is okay with you having a haunted house if it will be noisy. Thanks Helpful 24 Not Helpful 3

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To make a haunted house, try replacing all of the lights with green bulbs or covering lamps with cobwebs or drapes so it's dark inside. You can also set up strobe lights, black lights, or a fog machine to make your haunted house eerie and hard to see in. Once you've figured out the lighting, play some spooky sound effects using a haunted house soundtrack online. Also, set up some decorations throughout your haunted house, like hanging bats, ghosts, skulls, or monsters. If you have friends that can help you out, have them dress up and hide behind corners so they can jump out and scare people. To learn how to come up with a theme for your haunted house, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No

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Make a DIY Haunted House That Both Kids and Adults Will Love

The ideal formula for a Halloween haven? Not too much gore, a little bit of spookiness, and all of the fun.

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Jason Donnelly

Skip the lines and bring the haunted house into your home this year. Don't worry—it doesn't have to be too frightening! Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or setting up a spooky front=yard maze for trick-or-treaters , a haunted house is a festive way to get into the Halloween spirit for all ages.

John Granen

Start Planning

While it doesn't need to be complex, planning the overall concept of your DIY haunted house will make construction easier later on. Jenny Lex Huizar, owner of Lex and Relle Wreaths and a Halloween fanatic, made her first DIY haunted house for her kids last fall since they couldn't make it to one in person. Huizar advises first planning where your haunted house will be and how scary you want to make it. "Pick an area of the house that you can avoid using for a few weeks, like the dining room, playroom, guest room, entryway, or covered patio if you have decent weather," Huizar says.

Choose a Theme

Before buying any supplies, decide the theme and scare level of your haunted house. For themes, get specific: a paranormal haunted mansion, Frankenstein's scientific lab , a zombie-filled doctor's office, a witch's lair , or a spooky clown circus.

Use the following questions to help guide your theme further. What will be the average age group walking through it? Will there be live actors or just props? Is it all for fun or supposed to get a few screams out of people? If your kids will be taking part in the scaring fun, Huizar suggests taking them to a department store and letting them check out the Halloween props to be sure you don't purchase anything too frightening for them.

Suggested Supplies

Huizar suggests the following supplies to customize your DIY haunted house. Most of the items are optional; add anything that will best fit your theme and scream-factor goals.

  • Large cardboard boxes (she used 20 boxes to make a crawlable path through her dining area and entryway)
  • Heavy-duty scissors or X-Acto knife
  • Heavy-duty duct tape
  • Black trash bags or black gauze fabric to cover walls or cardboard boxes
  • Halloween props (the more the merrier!)
  • Fake cobwebs
  • Flashlights
  • Strobe lights
  • Fog machine
  • Halloween playlist and speaker
  • Halloween candy

Most of all, bring your imagination and creativity!

Adam Albright

Assemble Your Haunted House

Any haunted house or maze should consist of at least one component: pathways. Guided pathways ensure thrill-seekers can easily and safely find their way through the attraction. The rest is up to you and all of the scary details that you want to add based on your theme.

The Pathways

If your haunted house will be built using cardboard boxes, break down and bend the boxes to form walkways. If it will be constructed as a traditional walkthrough experience, use black drop cloths or trash bags to cover walls and doorways. If it will be an outdoor walk, small poles and ropes can easily form paths; consider using glow-in-the-dark versions.

No matter how you create your walkways, make sure to include a few dead ends along the way. These forced stops will make guests think about their next turn rather than mindlessly wandering. You can also move the paths back and forth multiple times (in a snaking pattern) throughout the space to make your haunted house last longer for guests. Huizar also places bowls of candy at the dead ends to keep guests motivated.

Marty Baldwin

Add Variety

Fill one passageway with something guests will physically touch. Use standard balloons taped to the sides of the walls or tall, twisting balloons taped to the ground and pointing upwards to create more textural variety for guests to walk through. Drape things like faux spiderwebs or spooky signage along the walls and ceiling for visual variety. If you don't want to DIY your Halloween decorations , head to a department or Halloween store to explore all of the options—they're countless!

Make It Spooky (and Fun!)

Ensure there are a few spine-chilling characters throughout your haunted house; it's even better if they are motion-activated to make sound and movement when there's a passerby. To get the best scares, recruit some actors and dress them in festive costumes to jump out at guests, having them hide behind cardboard walls or drop cloths.

Most important are the details—eerie shrieks and thunder echoing through a speaker, fog machines, and strobe lights make all the difference. Happy haunting!

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25 Gruesome DIY Haunted House Props For The Scariest Halloween

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It’s nearly Halloween!

Do you know where your DIY projects are?

Well, if you’re looking to add some really gruesome and gory projects to your list, I’ve got just the thing for you.

I’ve always loved hosting haunted houses and lately, I’ve been thinking of ways to up my scare factor.

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I started looking around and found these 25 amazingly gruesome haunted house props that you can easily DIY!

From bloody corpses to frightening monsters in breakaway cages, you’re sure to emit some screams of terror from your haunted house guests with these DIY haunted house props.

1. Gruesome Bathroom Murder Scene

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Gruesome Bathroom Murder Scene

If you are planning an entire house full of scary scenes, this bathroom murder scene is a must addition to your haunted house.

It’s pretty easy to do and looks for all the world like something you would see in a crime series.

You just mix up fake blood, which is really easy by the way, and then splatter it on towels and your shower curtain – outside so that you don’t really make a mess in the house.

Add some bloody handprints and you’re all set to scare your guests.

Tutorial/Source: instructables

Frightening Bendable Cage

This cage’s bars are made with rubber hosing so they’re easy to move, although your guests won’t know that.

You simply build the cage and then put someone or something scary inside.

When people pass by, the insider can “bend” the bars and get out! Your guests will think that they are perfectly safe until they see what’s really happening.

This is definitely a scream-worthy DIY project.

Tutorial/Source: halloweenforum

Bloody Votive Jars

These votive jars are perfect for decorating tables and scaring your guests. They’re really easy to make, too.

Just use red acrylic paint to “bloody” up some gauze and then when the paint dries, wrap the gauze around small mason jars or jelly jars.

Add your candles and these are by far the spookiest votive holders that your guests have ever seen.

Tutorial/Source: brit

DIY Bloody Skull Lamp

These bloody skull lamps take a bit of work but they’re definitely worth it. If you plan on hosting a haunted house, these are a must.

They’re creepy with blood splatters that will add so much scary to your fright house.

Plus, this is actually a lamp so it lights up which makes it even creepier.

Put it on the porch to welcome guests into the haunted house or on an entry table to offer an even bigger creepy factor.

Tutorial/Source: skeletonfoundry

Easy DIY Halloween Bubbling Blood Bath

This bubbling blood bath is sure to emit a few screams from your haunted house goers. It’s pretty cheap to make considering the scope of the project and doesn’t take nearly as long as you might expect.

The bubbling effect is done with a fountain pump and it’s really scary. Add in the tombstone shape and the skeleton and other scary creatures and you’ve got yourself a nice little fright for guests.

Dead Bodies – DIY Budget Style

You don’t have to spend a fortune on mannequins or other similar items to get dead bodies in your yard.

You can make these budget bodies from packing foam and plastic trash bags. You fill clothing with packing foam and then place them in clear bags.

They look like real bodies in those bags. Then, just blood splatter white bags with red paint and leave the bodies all over your yard.

Tutorial/Source: hauntforum

Cheap And Easy Burning Coals Prop

Burning coals are certain to give your haunted house an eerie look and you can create them really easily.

This is a great upcycle project. You use cardboard, two liter soda bottles, orange or red bulb lights and spray foam along with spray paint. It’s a really simple project but one that gives you a really intense aura.

You can actually have this done in about an hour and if you have any recycling available, it will only cost you the spray paint and lights.

Upcycled Empty Cardboard Box Decorations

Set the mood from the minute your guests enter your yard with these easy window decorations that you make from upcycled cardboard boxes.

Curtains hide these monsters from view inside the house but outside…they’re there to scare your guests as they arrive.

You can make them in any shape or form that you want and they are perfect for setting that creepy mood that you want for a haunted house.

Tutorial/Source: reddit

Grotesque Charred Corpse

This charred corpse is probably the most grotesque Halloween decoration that I have ever seen and it’s absolutely perfect for a haunted house.

You’ll need a standard skeleton decoration to make this, along with foam insulation, paint and a few other craft supplies.

This is seriously a creepy decoration so if you’re going for the real scare, this is perfect.

Tutorial/Source: imakeprojects

DIY Chicken Wire Ghosts

These ghosts in your yard or hanging from your trees are sure to terrify your haunted house guests.

You make them with chicken wire that you can mold around a mannequin or other similarly shaped object.

If you want them to grab attention after dark, try placing lanterns or candles close to them – not close enough to show what they really are but just close enough to create an eerie glow around them.

Creepy Doll Mobile

There are so many ways that you can use dolls in your haunted house decorating. You can simply spray paint a large doll white and have her peeking out from a corner, or try this creepy doll mobile.

Dolls with porcelain heads tend to be much scarier so if you can find those – check your local thrift store – then you’re golden.

Add them to a makeshift mobile that you can create from a cheap grapevine wreath and hang on the porch or in the entryway.

Tutorial/Source: epbot

DIY Crystal Ball Candlesticks

While these crystal ball candlesticks aren’t likely to scare someone silly, they do add a nice Halloween ambiance to your haunted house and they are super easy to make.

These glowing crystal balls contain images that you can print off yourself so you get whatever picture you want on your ball. A candle gives them a nice creepy glow.

Tutorial/Source: flamingotoes

Scary Glowing Evil Eyes

These scary evil eyes are so easy to make and they’re really cheap. You need empty toilet paper rolls – can you say upcycle? – and some of those glow stick bracelets that you can get at the Dollar Store for a dollar per pack.

Cut eye shapes into the empty toilet paper rolls and then insert a glow stick. Tape it all up so that the stick stays in place and put these around your yard, in bushes and even in trees to give your entire outdoors a creepy Halloween vibe.

Tutorial/Source: kellyelko

Faux Breakable Chains

One of the scariest Halloween pranks I’ve ever seen was someone dressed as a zombie who was chained up to a wall.

The chains, unbeknownst to the guests, were fake and just as people got close to the zombie, he snapped the chains and ran after them.

It was hilariously fun and you can create the same scenario with these faux breakable chains that you can make from pipe insulation and a bit of paint.

Tutorial/Source: ribbonsandglue

Harry Potter Inspired Floating Candles

These floating candles are sure to give your guests a fright. These are inspired by the Great Hall candles from Harry Potter and are so simple to make. This is also an upcycle project because you use empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls to make the candles.

Just paint the rolls white and then string them from the ceiling with LED lights. You’ll love how authentic these look and your guests will appreciate that extra ick factor.

Tutorial/Source: eatingbender

DIY Hanging Spider Balloons

While these hanging spider balloons aren’t likely to scare anyone witless, they are sure to add that extra bit of creepy to your decorations.

They’re really easy, too. You just fill balloons with helium and then attach plastic or rubber spiders to string or fishing line. Rubber spiders will seem much more realistic if you really want some extra fright in your haunted house decor.

Tutorial/Source: studiodiy

Gruesome Garage Door Victim

I love this scary garage door victim. It really looks like something evil has forced the garage door down on a man and it’s really easy to set up. Just stuff old clothing or foam into pants and a shirt and add shoes.

Then position your victim so that his “neck” is under the garage door and add splatters of blood around the area. This one is definitely not for the faint of heart so if your haunted house is just for kids, I would use this one carefully.

Tutorial/Source: homedit

Haunted Mirrors

These haunted mirrors are very reminiscent of the haunted house at Disney World.

If you’ve never seen those, then you are seriously missing out on a good scare. You can easily make these with some old mirrors, images that you want to appear and some silver mirror like paint. They don’t take long to finish and they’re sure to be one of the scariest aspects of your haunted house décor.

DIY Haunted Reaper

If this haunted reaper doesn’t scare your guests then they have nerves of steel.

I got scared just looking at the picture! It takes a bit of work but it will quickly become your favorite Halloween decoration, especially if you are setting up a haunted house.

And, once you build him, you can use him year after year to continue scaring your guests.

Creepy Head In A Jar

This head in a jar is probably one of the creepiest things that I have ever seen and it’s wonderful! If you’re looking to create a really scare ambiance for your haunted house, this is definitely a prop that you need to make.

The best part is, it’s super easy to put together and doesn’t cost much if anything at all. You just put a mask or even a printout of a scary face into a jar and then maybe add some hair.

Tutorial/Source: madhauscreative

Fanged Mini Vampire Pumpkins

These little fanged vampire pumpkins probably won’t scare anyone silly but they will certainly add to your haunted house décor. These are so simple to make and they’re a great project for the kids.

You just add plastic vampire fangs to little pumpkins and you’re done. How easy was that? You could even paint the pumpkins blood red or black if you want them to be a bit creepier.

Tutorial/Source: marthastewart

DIY Moaning Myrtle Toilet

Harry Potter is a great place to look for frightening haunted house décor. Take this Moaning Myrtle toilet for example. It’s scary and your guests are going to really get a kick out of it.

While the toilet doesn’t really moan, you can put a picture of Myrtle under the seat, which will shock anyone who needs to use the bathroom.

I would also do a hidden recording of her moaning and talking and maybe even a little fog machine for added effect.

Tutorial/Source: pinningwithpurpose

Acid Bath Monster

This one is super scary and super easy to make. You need an old oil drum as well as a scary mask and some clothing and maybe a skeleton for the hands.

Just add them all together and paint where needed to create the illusion of acid and blood.

This would be great around a corner or near the exit, somewhere guests would never expect to see something like this.

Tutorial/Source: fulcrumsites

DIY Monster Porch

Before your guests even enter your haunted house, give them a fright with this monster front porch.

It looks as if your house is the actual monster and the porch is his mouth. It’s really easy to put together and would be great if you painted it with glow in the dark paint so that it would really show up after dark.

This one only takes about an hour or so to build and is definitely going to up your scare factor.

Tutorial/Source: craftibilities

The Ring Inspired Well

You can really scare your guests when you add this DIY version of the well from the Ring. It’s complete with the little girl climbing out of it!

This one is not at all difficult to build and would look great in the front yard or a side yard if you’re having an outdoor haunted house.

Even better, have this portion of the actual movie playing as your guests enter and then have the well sitting just outside the exit door.

Tutorial/Source: lotharslair

Haunted house projects for Halloween.

You can do so many wonderful DIY Halloween projects to scare your neighbors, trick-or-treaters and even haunted house guests.

Take this DIY monster Halloween house décor for instance.

It turns your entire house into a monster!

The great thing about these DIY haunted house props is you don’t even need to be terribly artistic or crafty to do them.

They are all relatively easy and many of them don’t even require that many supplies. In fact, some of them are upcycles and you know how much I love to upcycle.

If you love decorating for Halloween as much as I do and you love creating scare-worthy decorations that will instantly turn your home into a haunted house, this is definitely the collection of ideas for you.

From a quick and easy bathroom murder scene to a gruesome garage door victim complete with fake blood, you’re going to love all the different scare tactics in here.

Plus, you should check out these great pumpkin hacks to make your jack-o-lanterns super scary.

So, if you are planning to host a haunted house this year or you just really want the neighborhood kids to be terrified of your house when they visit for trick-or-treat night, you really need to check these haunted house prop ideas out.

They’re easy, cheap and will definitely increase your home’s scare potential.

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where is the link to the tutorial for the haunted mirrors?

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I am also wondering about a tutorial for the haunted mirrors. Thanks.

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Printable Halloween House (3D Printable Spooky Castle)

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Today we have a fun printable haunted house perfect for Halloween. You print, color and cut out the pieces to create a 3D haunted house or Halloween castle!

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The haunting season is approaching and what better way to set the mood than by creating your very own 3D haunted house? Dive into this fun and interactive project where you can transform a flat printable into a spooky castle, ready to be the centerpiece of your Halloween décor!

It’s perfect to print out, color in exactly as you like it, then assemble together a haunted house perfect for Halloween.

These printables are great to use as Halloween coloring pages for kids but doubles as a fun Halloween craft project as well.

While you’re assembling your haunted castle, why not add more to the Halloween festivities? I’ve got just the thing!

Explore our other delightful Halloween printables that promise to amplify the spookiness. Check out our popular Halloween coloring cards that you can personalize with your own touch of eerie hues.

And if you’re still in the mood for more crafty adventures, dive into our witch craft template , embark on our Halloween scavenger hunt , or challenge your mind with the Halloween vowel worksheets .

It’s a world of haunting fun just waiting for you, so don’t miss out!

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Instructions, printing tips, grab the free printable haunted house.

  • Sturdy printing paper (Cardstock or any thick paper will do wonders).
  • Coloring tools: Crayons, colored pencils, markers, or even paint if you’re in the mood to get a bit messy!
  • Scissors (Sharp ones for precision. And always be safe!).
  • Glue or double-sided tape.
  • A sprinkle of imagination and a dash of spooky vibes!
  • Set the Stage : Prep your crafting area, maybe even light a pumpkin-scented candle for added ambiance and Halloween fun.
  • Print : Start by printing out the 4 pages of our haunted house template.
  • Coloring Session : Bring out the shades of midnight blues, eerie greens, and ghostly whites and color in the castle details.
  • Precision Cuts : With scissors in hand, carefully cut out each piece of the castle, making sure to follow the lines closely.
  • Assemble the Castle : Using glue or double-sided tape, connect the pieces as indicated to watch your 3D spooky castle come alive!

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Note* When assembling the castle you can refer to the image, since it’s a little hard to explain in words how to assemble it.

But I’ll try my best. Start by cutting out the base of the haunted house (as labeled) and putting it together.

Then cut out and assemble the top center piece and put it on the center and top of the base piece you just built.

Then attach the back towers to the back of the house on top of the base structure. Then attach the front towers to the FRONT of the house, not the top.

Put the bars attaching between each side, one back tower to one front tower attached along the top of the base structure.

Your house should look similar to that below.

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  • Always use the “best” or “high-quality” print setting to get clear lines and detailed illustrations.
  • When printing, ensure the scale is set to 100% so the pieces fit together perfectly.
  • A quick test print on regular paper can save you from any unexpected surprises.

Eager to embark on this eerie adventure? Simply put your name in the pink box below, and we’ll whisk the printable haunted house template right to your inbox, along with some other Halloween treats and updates.

Ways to Use the Printable Haunted House

  • Centerpiece : Once assembled, this 3D haunted castle makes a fantastic centerpiece for your Halloween table spread.
  • Haunted Diorama : Create a spooky scene by adding mini figurines, fake spiders, or cotton ball cobwebs.
  • Lantern : Place a battery-operated tea light inside and watch the windows of your castle glow eerily.
  • Gift Box : Fill your castle with Halloween treats and gift it to a friend or loved one for a spooky surprise.

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I don’t know about you, but we loved making this paper haunted house. Such a fun and creative project.

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The makers of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights taught me how to survive any haunted house — and it worked

  • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida is one of America's premier Halloween events.
  • The haunted houses and scare zones are designed to make you jump, but they're also incredible to look at.
  • The team behind Halloween Horror Nights told Insider their tips for surviving the event — and others like it.

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Like many scary stories, this one started on a dark and stormy night. The lights inside the house were flickering and I could hear glass shattering as the windows broke one by one. Suddenly, the interior of the home glowed an ominous red and I jumped as a man shone his flashlight in my face. I was beginning my walk through the haunted house inspired by Netflix's " The Haunting of Hill House " at Universal Studios Florida's Halloween Horror Nights , and there was no turning back. 

I navigated all 10 haunted houses and five outdoor scare zones at Universal that night, and save for a scratchy throat from screaming, I survived — dare I say, I actually enjoyed myself enough to go back for a second go-around a couple weeks later. 

My success in overcoming my scaredy-cat ways was thanks, in part, to two Universal Orlando creatives whose job it is to impart this torment on unsuspecting guests like me: Lora Sauls and Charles Gray. Sauls and Gray lead Universal Orlando's entertainment creative-development team in bringing the park's marquee events like Halloween Horror Nights to life.

I turned to them for some tips on how to survive Halloween Horror Nights — and other haunted houses.

Walk confidently through haunted houses and other scare zones

"You have to walk with confidence," Sauls told me. "Not overly confident, but you can't walk scared and timid and shy, because that's a clue to them that they'll get a really good scare out of you."

This seems like a no-brainer, but it's easier said than done when you're being chased by a chainsaw-wielding killer. Based on anecdotal evidence I gathered during my visits, when I was screaming and showing fear in the houses, I seemed to get more monsters in my face than others who were able to temper their reactions. When I was constantly looking over my shoulders in the scare zones, I could sense the scareactors watching me and waiting for the right moment to pounce. 

An important final note on this from Sauls: "Stay off your cell phone in the scare zones." She let me know the scareactors are always looking for people who aren't paying attention to what's going on around them. They're easy targets.

Take a daytime tour of the haunted houses

On select days during HHN, guests can take a lights-on daytime tour of three or six haunted houses with not a scareactor in sight. During the tour, a guide takes small groups through the houses, pointing out props and minor details they may not notice during a regular walkthrough. 

"The daytime tour guides are so knowledgeable about the houses and you can ask them as many questions as you want along the way," Gray told Insider.

But, Gray said, taking the daytime tour may not erase all your screams.

"Depending on where you are in the line, you may hit the beginning of a show moment (or scare) one time or the end of it next time," Gray said. "You could have a different experience each time you walk through the house."

Still, learning more about the houses and getting familiar with the layout may help prepare you for the scares to come when you visit at night. 

Wear earplugs

This one was my own personal experiment, and it's one I highly recommend. One of the reasons the haunted houses are so scary is that you are walking in the near dark and, bam, lights flash and loud noises blare as a scareactor pops out at you. 

I have a pair of Earpeace Earplugs that are designed to allow sound through, but at a lower volume. I tried them in a couple of houses to test the difference and I could still hear every sound, but it wasn't quite as startling. 

Try a dose of liquid courage

In my experience, a drink or two can act as a nerve-calming buffer in social situations.

Your mileage may vary, but this peanut butter chocolate milk stout beer float alleviated the nervousness I felt before navigating the houses. 

Do something else to get a break from being scared

Even though I was enjoying myself, I still found I needed a few moments to recover after some of the houses (specifically the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" one). Luckily, Universal built in some ways to take a break and still take part in the event.

"In addition to our haunted houses and scare zones, we have two all-new live shows," Gray said. "If you're somebody who wants to chill out and watch a show, you can go do that." 

And chill out, I did. "Marathon of Mayhem: Carnage Factory" uses lights, music, and video projections to highlight some of the spooky stars of HHN, and "Halloween Nightmare Fuel" is a sexy stage show featuring aerial performers, dancers, fire dancers, and pyrotechnics. They weren't at all scary, but kept me in the spirit of the event.

Some of Universal's thrill rides also stay open during the event. Because most people are there for the haunted houses , you can hop on the rides with only a very short wait.

Overall, I still screamed my head off — but I had a great time doing it

Of all these tips, I think the most important one is to just go for it. After the tall ghost in the bowler hat from "The Haunting of Hill House" lunged at me one final time just before I exited my first haunted house of the night, a sense of relief washed over me that assured me I could survive the rest of them. 

And if I can do it, anyone can.

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Quick & Simple Haunted House craft for kids

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Let’s get ready for some spooky fun making a haunted house craft for kids this Halloween! This DIY castle for kids is a great recycled craft idea using an old cardboard box and paper rolls. This is also a fun way to store your Halloween treats!

If you are looking for an easy Halloween project to do at home or school, this one is perfect!

This is a great haunted house craft idea to do with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and school-age kids. Kids will work on their fine motor skills gluing and cutting the papers and paper rolls. Kids may still need help from adults especially in cutting the paper rolls and cardboard, depending on their age and skill levels.

If you are looking for more Halloween crafts for kids, check out these paper straw monsters and 50 easy Halloween crafts for kids .

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Supplies you need to make a cardboard DIY Haunted House craft

  • Cardboard box
  • Toilet paper rolls/Paper tubes
  • Black paper
  • White paper
  • Craft Glue/PVA glue

How to make a haunted house for kids?

Watch the video at the top or follow the below steps to make this spooky haunted house   Halloween craft!

Get a cardboard box. Cut and remove any flaps present on it. Then cut the cardboard box using scissors to get the desired height. Grown ups may have to help kids with this step.

diy haunted house craft for kids-shorten the cardboard box using scissors

Apply craft glue/PVA glue on each side of the cardboard box. Then cover the outer sides completely with black construction paper. You can use black paint if you don’t have any black paper handy.

diy haunted house craft for kids-stick a black paper on the cardboard box

Get four toilet paper rolls or paper tubes. The height of the paper rolls should be slightly more than that of the cardboard box. You can use toilet paper rolls if the cardboard box is really short. Otherwise, you can go for longer paper tubes. 

You can stack the paper rolls on top of each other and glue them together if you want to make the paper rolls even longer.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step3-get four paper rolls

Apply glue on each of the paper rolls and cover them completely with black paper or paint as shown below.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step4-stick black paper on the paper rolls

Cut one end of each paper roll to make small rectangle shapes.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step5-cut one end of the paper roll

Similarly, cut the top of the cardboard box too. Now, glue the paper rolls to the four corners of the cardboard box using craft glue/PVA glue.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step6-stick paper rolls to the cardboard

Stick small rectangular pieces of white paper on the paper rolls using a glue stick.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step7-cut small rectangular white paper

Cut small shapes out of white paper to make the scary face.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step8-cut shapes for the halloween devil

Stick the shapes on the cardboard box and the scary face is ready! Now, stick a small piece of paper to make the door for this spooky Haunted House craft.

diy haunted house craft for kids-step9-add a small door

Yay! The DIY haunted house craft is ready. Wasn’t it super easy and quick? This DIY castle is a great Halloween project to do with kids and a great way to recycle some old cardboard boxes.

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You can use a bigger cardboard box if you want to make a bigger haunted house.

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  • 【76 Inch Halloween Zombie Animatronic Hanging Door Decoration】Eerie Halloween animatronic hanging door decoration, a zombie skeleton ghost with a chain that springs out from the door,built-in sensor, so when you make a sound, the electronic animated skeleton ghost's eyes suddenly red glow, its body shakes, and an incredibly scary howl is emitted!Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and terrifying Halloween experience!Size:76inch(H)*31inch(W)
  • 【Sound-Activated】Built-in sound sensor for the animatronic zombie skeleton ghost. After turning on the button, when you make a sound, the ghost's eyes emit red light accompanied by a horrifying howl. It will sway with red eyes and terrifying sounds, enough to startle the "Trick or Treat" kids and bring fright during your Halloween celebrations! Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
  • 【High-Quality Materials】Crafted from PVC, gauze, and plastic materials and the metal hook design ensures a firm and effortless hanging on any door, highlighting its best features. Moreover, when the spooky season is over, you can conveniently fold and store it for future use.Rest assured, this high-quality decoration is built to last and can be reused for many Halloweens to come!
  • 【DIY Swinging Poses】 Animatronic hanging zombie skeleton ghost on the door can be posed in various positions, and its flexible arms allow you to create many fun and terrifying poses, pretending to block guests who want to come in and creating a truly satisfying horror effect.
  • 【Animation Halloween Outdoor Decoration】Hanging on the entrances of door,haunted house,villas, a secret room,castles, or eerie ,rooms, sure to startle passing pedestrians directly. As the night of "Trick or Treat" approaches, watch it work its magic, creating a bone-chilling Halloween atmosphere that will leave everyone trembling with excitement.

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1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow

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In the 19 th   century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.

2. Sokol metro station

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During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.  

3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg

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This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar  Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.

4.   Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl

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During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.

5. Igumnov House in Moscow

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The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th   century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.     

6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg

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The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.

7. House on the Embankment

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This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet   crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place. 

8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan

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Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.

9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg

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During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.

10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

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There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.

11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh

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Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.

12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi

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Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.

13. Psychiatric hospital near Nizhny Novgorod

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Near the modern psychiatric hospital in the village of Lyakhovo near Nizhny Novgorod, one can see an abandoned old building. Several dozen years ago a young girl hanged herself there because of unrequited love. At night it is possible to see a white silhouette and hear the moaning and cries of the “love-stricken schoolgirl” as the locals call her.

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  1. 23 Insanely Scary DIY Haunted House Ideas

    04 of 23 Make Your Home's Exterior Angry Craftibilities All you need to add some moody ambiance to your house is a wood sheet, sharpies, and some paint. For this project, the teeth have a lip that rests between two of the porch beams, so no nails were needed. Make House Come Alive for Halloween from Craftibilities Continue to 5 of 23 below.

  2. 14 Spooky Halloween Haunted House Ideas

    By Wanda Simone Updated on: November 1, 2023 If you're like me, you start thinking about Halloween in July. Which means it's time to start planning! Need some inspiration? Check out these 14 spooky haunted house ideas. From fake cobwebs to creepy ghosts and animated props, your friends and family will love these Halloween haunted house decorations.

  3. 25 Scary DIY Haunted House Ideas

    1 Hanging Paper Lanterns DIY these paper lanterns to hang on the ceiling as trick-or-treaters enter the house. Use LED bulbs to keep everything from overheating. SHOP LED BULBS Get the tutorial »...

  4. 14 Projects to Make the Ultimate DIY Haunted House

    It's Halloween season, the time of the year when it is acceptable—and even expected—to scare the living tar out of the children in the neighborhood as they come to your house asking for candy....

  5. 101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    Party Planning Holidays Gift Ideas Costumes Greeting Card Messages Quotations Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even campground setups. Big or small, all haunted houses need fresh ideas to scare the guests. Here, you'll find many ideas!

  6. How to Create a Haunted House for Halloween

    A trio of Halloween décor ghosts and a fake spider in the background outside a haunted house Outdoor Halloween décor ideas. Every memorable haunted house scares passersby with a ghostly exterior. Making a haunted house for Halloween begins with decorating your yard and your home's front porch, entry door, windows, and siding for maximum effect.

  7. How to Create the Perfect Haunted House

    3.5 Ft Gargoyle Tombstone 21 Inch Haunted Pumpkin Pillar Creating the Atmosphere Deciding on Decorations: Once you pick a theme, the real fun begins. It's time to shop for some decorations! Spirit Halloween has the best Halloween décor, including animatronics, props, lighting, fog machines, and so much more.

  8. DIY Haunted House Ideas To Get Your Home Extra Spooky

    By Courtney Campbell | July 28, 2023 Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to bring out the cobwebs and cauldrons. Prepare for lots of cozy Halloween movie nights,...

  9. How to Make a Haunted House (with Pictures)

    Making a haunted house is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween and spook your guests. Transforming your ordinary home into a blood-curdling haunted house takes some creativity, hard work, and planning. Your effort will pay off, however, when your guests are screaming with both laughter and fright. Part 1 Concocting a Haunted Plan Download Article

  10. How To Make a Haunted Cookie House for Halloween

    This recipe includes 3 patterns for your cookie house: 1 side wall, 1 front and back wall, and 1 roof. Print out 2 copies of each pattern, then cut the shapes out of each one. Preheat the oven. Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 350°F. Get out as many baking sheets as you have.

  11. Make a DIY Haunted House That Both Kids and Adults Will Love

    Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or setting up a spooky front=yard maze for trick-or-treaters, a haunted house is a festive way to get into the Halloween spirit for all ages. John Granen Start Planning While it doesn't need to be complex, planning the overall concept of your DIY haunted house will make construction easier later on.

  12. Haunted House Ideas For A Spook-tacular Halloween • FamilyApp

    Tip 4: Make a Statement With the Entrance. You only have one chance to make a first impression. And with a haunted house, you want to make sure that the first impression sets the frightening tone. Make sure the front porch or front door is decked out. Turn your front door into a monster mouth about to swallow any victims who enter.

  13. How to Make a Kid-Friendly Haunted House

    Want to add a haunted house to a children's Halloween party? You can! The kids will love it, and the adults are going to have a blast creating it. While it will take some effort, you don't need to be Martha Stewart or a professional haunter to pull this off.

  14. 129 World's Insanest Scary Halloween Haunted House Ideas

    [WARNING] A list of really extraordinary horrifying, spooky, graphic Halloween haunted house ideas follows, all effective, some disturbing. Halloween is a magnificent yearly event that most of us enjoy, a mysterious time in which we enjoy time with friends and family, It is a social event for which many of us prepare a great deal, and we do our best to transform our homes into something ...

  15. Haunted House Halloween Ambience

    This spooky Halloween scene features a creepy victorian haunted house, a dark and mysterious forest, a full moon, and a graveyard full of ghosts. Listen for the sounds of owls, crows, barking...

  16. 33 Insanely Smart Eerie Haunted House Ideas For Halloween

    Table Of Contents. 33 Insanely Smart Eerie Haunted House Ideas for Halloween. 1. learn how to build harry potter`s floating soaring candles. 2. create a tunnel haunted by spiders. 3. spread the eerie ambiance with halloween mystery boxes. 4. build a giant cardboard coffin.

  17. 25 Gruesome DIY Haunted House Props For The Scariest Halloween

    5. Easy DIY Halloween Bubbling Blood Bath. This bubbling blood bath is sure to emit a few screams from your haunted house goers. It's pretty cheap to make considering the scope of the project and doesn't take nearly as long as you might expect. The bubbling effect is done with a fountain pump and it's really scary.

  18. Printable Halloween House (3D Printable Spooky Castle)

    Ways to Use the Printable Haunted House. Centerpiece: Once assembled, this 3D haunted castle makes a fantastic centerpiece for your Halloween table spread. Haunted Diorama: Create a spooky scene by adding mini figurines, fake spiders, or cotton ball cobwebs. Lantern: Place a battery-operated tea light inside and watch the windows of your castle ...

  19. How to Survive Any Haunted House, According to the Experts

    Walk confidently through haunted houses and other scare zones. "You have to walk with confidence," Sauls told me. "Not overly confident, but you can't walk scared and timid and shy, because that's ...

  20. Quick & Simple Haunted House craft for kids

    Watch the video at the top or follow the below steps to make this spooky haunted house Halloween craft! Step 1. Get a cardboard box. Cut and remove any flaps present on it. Then cut the cardboard box using scissors to get the desired height. Grown ups may have to help kids with this step.

  21. Halloween 2024 Events & Activities Near Moscow, ID Area

    Moscow has some fantastic venues which are Hosted Halloween Events last year, find them below: Trick or Treat Haunted House was hosted at Eagles Lodge Moscow. Pumpkin Pick-Up was hosted at Story Real Estate | KW Palouse. Fright Night - Night of the Living Dead was hosted at Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Trunk or Treat was hosted at Eastside ...

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  23. [ Hanging Door Design ] 76'' Halloween Outdoor Decorations Animatronic

    About this item 【76 Inch Halloween Zombie Animatronic Hanging Door Decoration】Eerie Halloween animatronic hanging door decoration, a zombie skeleton ghost with a chain that springs out from the door,built-in sensor, so when you make a sound, the electronic animated skeleton ghost's eyes suddenly red glow, its body shakes, and an incredibly scary howl is emitted!Prepare yourself for an ...

  24. ‎WrestleHorror: A Pro Wrestling, Horror, Halloween, Haunted House, and

    WrestleHorror: A Pro Wrestling, Horror, Halloween, Haunted House, and Paranormal Podcast Donnie Hoover and "Meathook" Jim Millspaugh take their passions, and decades of experience, in the pro wrestling, horror, Halloween, haunted house and paranormal industries to bring you this fun, entertaining,…

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    This website helps you find halloween trick or treat dates and times for your town. Similiar to Wikipedia you can help by posting information for your town. ... If you have a commercial haunted house, home haunt, yard display, corn maze, pumpkin farm or any other Halloween-related event, use this form to share your event information! Location: OR

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    3 likes, 0 comments - dancewithstarz on October 26, 2023: " TOMORROW! You're invited to STARZ Halloween Spooktacular, a spooky (but not scary) haun ...

  27. Pennsylvania

    This website helps you find halloween trick or treat dates and times for your town. Similiar to Wikipedia you can help by posting information for your town. ... If you have a commercial haunted house, home haunt, yard display, corn maze, pumpkin farm or any other Halloween-related event, use this form to share your event information! Location: OR

  28. Top 13 places in Russia where you may face a ghost

    During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs. 6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg. Tourprom. The flat on the second floor ...