Here’s a spooky prospect: Spending too much money on Halloween decorations.
Marked-up prices on inflatable jack-o’-lanterns and crepe paper skeletons are the stuff of horror movies. But fear not — there are plenty of options for scary Halloween decorations that will transform your home into a house of ghoulish delights and frights without leaving behind a fear-inspiring bank account statement. If you’re on the prowl for scary Halloween decorations that are also frighteningly affordable, you’ve come to the right blog post.
The editors at RetailMeNot always go a little gaga over Halloween decorations, hunting high and low for the most spooktacular lighting displays and fang-tastic animatronics. So, without any further Halloween puns, we bring you scary Halloween decorations to buy now.
Note: Products reflect the price and availability at the time of publication.
Scary Outdoor Halloween Decorations
— Editors’ Pick —
Hocus Pocus Sisters Airblown Inflatable
Greet your guests in spooky style with the familiar faces of the Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus. This 4.5-foot tall inflatable comes with needed for easy outdoor setup. Just plug it in, secure it in the ground with the included stakes and tethers and watch the magic unfold!
Why We Love It: While this nostalgia-inducing inflatable is a Halloween must-grab any day of the week, you can score it for less during the Walmart Deals: Holiday Kickoff event! Shop now through October 12 to score big savings on hundreds of items sitewide.
Bloody Knife Garland
Nothing says “I take Halloween very seriously,” like decorating your home with garlands of bloody knives! This grisly garland is made of butcher knives, hacksaws and scissors crafted from shiny, thin, bendable plastic. Four sets of 7.5-foot-long banners are included.
Why We Love It: Here’s a DIY outdoor Halloween decorations tip from us longtime Halloween decorators: Hang these around your front yard and splatter the sink with fake blood made from a blend of water, corn syrup, chocolate syrup and red food coloring. Passersby will be horrified, then impressed.
Price: $14.99 on Amazon.com
Bloody Footprints and Handprints
Spread these bloody footprints, handprints and drops of blood over your windows, mirrors and doors to make it look like you had a showdown with a bunch of zombies — and the zombies won. The stickers are made from an eco-friendly PVC material that adheres to slick surfaces without leaving behind residue. Eight sheets of stickers are included.
Why We Love It: Scary outdoor Halloween decorations that are affordable and gruesome? We’re ordering seven.
Price: $12.99 on Amazon.com
Hang this freaky lifelike corpse from a tree, door frame or porch, or place him in the passenger seat so you can use the carpool lane (kidding!). The corpse is about 5 feet 6 inches and wrapped in stretchy spiderweb-like gauze.
Why We Love It: The corpse pairs perfectly with other scary outdoor Halloween decorations on this list, like the bloody knife garland and bloody footprints.
Price: $21.99 on Amazon.com
Broom Path Lights
These three broom path lights can cast a magical glow over your front walkway or driveway. These vintage brooms stand about 3-and-a-half feet tall and are entwined in strings of purple LED lights.
Why We Love It: These Halloween light decorations are easy to set up — simply stick them right into the ground — and feature efficient, energy-saving bulbs.
Price: $39.98 at HomeDepot.com
Scary Halloween Porch Decor
Pose-N-Stay Life-Size Skeleton
It’s not October if there aren’t skeleton Halloween decorations artfully arranged around your porch. This bony guy is made of plastic and stands five feet tall, weighing in at a slender 5.69 pounds. Eye patch and bandanna are included.
Why We Love It: Lockable joints and a movable jaw mean you can pose him in any position you please, whether waving at passersby, relaxing on the swinging bench or doing the Macarena.
Price: $73.99 at Amazon.com
Fake Rusty Barbed Wire
It’s made from plastic, but this fake rusty-color barbed wire looks pretty dang realistic. The plastic barbed wire is 24 feet long and also comes in silver.
Why We Love It: This versatile barbed wire can adorn not just your porch but also your windows, doors, furniture and Halloween displays. If you have any leftovers, it works pretty well on pet or human costumes, too.
Price: $13.60 on Amazon.com
Jack-O’-Lantern Flickering Tea Lights
These tiny twinkling pumpkin tea lights are battery-powered and can supply more than 150 hours of light. They’re suitable for indoor and outdoor use and come in a set of twelve.
Why We Love It: We’re enchanted by how these little pumpkins flicker and last long into the night, as if powered not by batteries but by Halloween magic.
Price: $11.99 on Amazon.com
Scary Halloween Door Decorations
This macabre doorbell hangs on your door to delight trick-or-treaters (and scare off tricksters). When you ring the doorbell by pressing the button, a bright green eyeball opens and rolls around. Note that this item requires three AAA batteries, which are not included.
Why We Love It: In addition to playing a chilling “ding-dong,” this animated doorbell cycles through different hair-raising sounds, including doors creaking, evil cackling and a voice warning you to “enter at your own risk!”
Price: $25.39 on Amazon.com
Creepy Cloth Door Cover
Looking to transform your front door into an eerie entryway? Shroud your doorway with these strips of gauze to suggest something sinister awaits within. The cloth is made of a tearable, drape-y blend of polyester and cotton and comes in a variety of sizes.
Why We Love It: As a Halloween door decoration, gauze is one of the simplest, least expensive and most effective options around. Plus, you can use any extra fabric to decorate your porch, hallway and living room, or even as a last-minute mummy costume.
Price: $13.99 on Amazon.com
Monster Mouth Archway Inflatable Halloween Decoration
Regardless of how you feel about inflatable Halloween decorations, you’ve got to appreciate the sheer majesty of this towering, 10-foot-tall blowup monstrosity in the shape of Frankenstein’s mouth. It comes with built-in LED lights and a powerful waterproof fan, plus stakes and ropes to fasten it securely in place.
Why We Love It: The Monster Mouth Archway is ultra quick and easy to inflate and guaranteed to make your Halloween display the envy of the entire block.
Price: $159.99 at Amazon.com
Scary Indoor Halloween Decor
3D Holographic Moving Portraits
Depending on where you stand, these portraits will display either creepy Victorian women or even creepier Victorian zombie women. Each portrait is 15.2 inches by 10.4 inches; three portraits are included.
Why We Love It: Holographic photos are fun: stand on the right, it’s a lady. Stand on the left, and it’s a zombie. Jump back and forth: Lady, zombie. Lady, zombie. We could do this for hours!
Price: $7.99 on Amazon.com
Shroud your living room, office or kitchen with billows of dense, continuous smoke from this fog machine. The super spooky device includes a power cable, wireless remote and automatic timer, but fog liquid is sold separately.
Why We Love It: The surprisingly powerful little machine can be used indoors and outdoors, making it suitable for spooking up your walkway or a Halloween party. And it’s good for more than just outdoor and indoor Halloween décor: after the spooky season is over, this smoke machine can make a splash at other events like parties, family gatherings and weddings.
Price: $37.99 on Amazon.com
Vintage Halloween Decorations
Light-Up LED Hanging Marquee Beetlejuice Sign
This vintage light-up sign could’ve been plucked off the set of the beloved 1988 movie. The battery-powered Beetlejuice sign works indoors and outdoors and is officially licensed to boot.
Why We Love It: Because, like all Halloween fanatics, we’re massive Beetlejuice fans. (Obviously.)
Ghost and Pumpkin Halloween Outdoor Garden Statue
Really, the best place to find vintage Halloween decorations is a thrift store — but Amazon is a surprisingly good source for some spot-on replicas. Take this cheery light-up ghost, for example. It’s a classic, blow-mold lawn decoration reminiscent of the ones popular in the ’50s and ’60s. The cute lil’ ghost stands just over two feet tall and is illuminated from within by a 60-watt bulb.
Why We Love It: The old-timey blow-mold ghost makes us nostalgic for simpler Halloweens gone by, when people still handed out bubble gum cigarettes and no one was tired of hearing “Monster Mash” yet.
Price: $57.39 at Amazon.com
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