What it takes to Haunt Your Home on Halloween

Posted: November 3, 2010 in Halloween
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The Gang’s All Here: Freddy, Jason, Val & Roy

Halloween 2010, the well awaited night of the year when things go bump in the night, or rather, things that you would rather not bump into in your kitchen at night before Halloween at our house.  We’ve been planning for this night all year, and after two hours of trick-or-treaters….it’s all over.  After the first 40 minutes, we started to panic because the candy bags were going down, and going down fast.  We made a total of 130+ candy bags for the trick-or-treaters, and they kept coming in large groups, after group, and we wondered if we could hold out for the two hours of treat time, but in the end, we had to pull out the “emergency” candy to handle the 175+ tricksters that stopped by. 

Jason Voorhees in the kitchen - not something you want to run into

In preparation for Halloween night we spent two days actually setting up the entire front yard, or “home haunt” as we like to call it in some quite nippy weather conditions & dealing with the strong winds that kept knocking down the tombstones.  Roy, the Founder & President of  Themes N Things, knows his stuff when it comes to Halloween props and decorating.  He is the guru of Halloween and definitely knows how to pull it all together to make a spectacular display of lights, animatronic props, fog machines and music that played on a Gemmy Light Show to amaze the trick-or-treaters and a lot of parents too.  (most of the parents asked “where do we store all of this?“)

Skeleton caught in spiders web

So how did we pull it all together?  Good question!  Here is a quick run down on what we placed in our home haunt this year: 

10+ Static Groundbreakers

3 Bags of Spider Webs

2   6′ Lighted Willow Trees

2   6′ Lighted LED Ghosts

20+ Tombstones

3 Fog Machines

10+ Flood Lights in different colors

Gemmy Halloween Light Show Unit

35+ Extension Cords

6′ Jason Voorhees Animatronic Prop

6′ Freddy Krueger Animatronic Prop

6′ Animatronic Ripping Reaper of Souls

5′ Count Dracula

WOW Window Poster – Green Demon

And I am sure that there are many other items that I did not mention, but when it was finally completed, the effects were outstanding, and the kids loved it.  There were even a lot of trick-or-treaters that would not even come up the driveway because of Freddy and Jason swinging their knives in the air, but that’s the fun of Halloween – Halloween is just not for kids anymore.  If you are interested in some great Halloween props for your own home haunt next year, check out our website at www.themesnthings.com to see if you can find something unique to enhance your scare factor.  Or, leave a comment for Roy because he loves to talk shop with all of  those Halloween fanatics! 

Here are a few more photographs of the “home haunt”…

Solor Powered Groundbreaker

Freddy's coming for you...


The graveyard home haunt

6' Lighted LED Slender Ghost

Lighted Groundbreaker with Heart

The Home Haunt

  1. I’ve been looking at Nikita’s blog, and totally neglected this one. Awesome decorations!

  2. […] we did last year for our home haunt and all of the items we used to create something spectacular.  Click here to view our 2010 Halloween blog post to see for yourself – What it takes to haunt your […]

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