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I’ve learned that decorating your home for Halloween is an ongoing process.
Everywhere I look on the Internet, I see where people have their own Halloween yard and home decorations chronicled on a year-by-year basis — and often cataloged by prop — so that we can see the steady improvements and additions being made.
People are more than proud to show the world. Who could blame them? It’s a lot of hard work to come up with props that will scare the pants off of kids and adults alike. It takes time to see what works and what doesn’t.
I’ve found an eerily grotesque amount of home-grown Halloween websites with some really cool ideas and a few corny ideas just for fun. All with the main focus of having a good… but scary time.
This is about kids having fun — remember??!!
C’mon, think back. Now it’s your turn to make some memories for your neighborhood children and/or party guests.
A Homemade Haunt From Perfessor Evil
Perfessor Evil and Mistress Evil are California home dwellers that give up an extraordinary amount of time during the course of a year to entertain all who dare visit their nightmare of terror.
They’ve got lots of daytime photos so you get a good view of how the home and yard are decorated, plus some night shots to see how it is intended to look.
When you park a hearse in front of your house year-round, you’re pretty much a dedicated Halloween fanatic.
Now This Is One Sic Vid, Yo!…
I talked a little bit about the Brewster Yard Haunt in my recent post on DIY prop building.
Here’s the video of the Brewster Yard Haunt and all that it entrails… um… entails.
Don’t miss it!
Here’s another great source for Halloween home decorating ideas…
Check out these home haunt webisodes from FearNet.com.
They change haunts on a daily basis so check it out. They also give daily haunt tips. They’ve got excellent tips for the DIYer!
Hot hostess Danielle Harris is another great reason to check them out. She hosts the Route 666 home haunt webisodes.
Some Halloween Goofiness Just For Fun!
The following isn’t a home haunt, but it’s a hoot to watch.
In this humorous video, monsters are dancing to the tune of My Humps by the Blackeyed Peas:
Halloween Home Decorating Sites
- Pumpkin Rot Theater – Taking home haunt videos to a whole new level.
- The Dead End – Dig it!
- Creepy Nights On Calamo – Click within the photo gallery for home and yard decorating ideas.
DIY Halloween Props
Store-bought can only take you so far in the creativity department.
Check out my post on DIY Halloween prop building for information and links to just about any scary Halloween prop that you can think of.
I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.