To eerily embrace the Halloween season, one must also embrace its history. The Celtic folklore believed the souls of the dead come back to life and walk among the living on Halloween night. To make these “souls” feel right at home, many get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their homes and yards with tombstones, skeletons, ghosts and grim reapers.
Decorating your yard for Halloween is becoming increasingly popular and a big part of the holiday itself. Halloween decorations can turn your yard into a ghoulish graveyard, a chilling cemetery or an evil yard haunt. No matter what your decorating theme, no haunted yard is ever complete without the special effects of a fog machine and chilling soundtrack. A thin layer of mist slithering along the ground and that sinister sound raising the hair on the back of your neck is the perfect finishing touch. Give your neighbors something to talk about by turning your yard into a landscape of terror.
What is it about Halloween that transforms ordinary people into seekers of anything dark and unknown? Cemeteries by night, horror films by day and one of the most popular and oldest Halloween traditions to date - the haunted house! A haunted house is defined as a building that is the center for supernatural occurrences or paranormal phenomena. To create these chilling and disturbing effects when designing your own haunted house, you’ll need some amazing animated special effect props that are sure to terrify. Here at Halloween Express, you’ll find the decorations and props needed that will give your haunted house the illusion that actors, animatronics, sound, lighting and other special effects bring to today’s haunted houses that make them such nightmarish venues. A good haunted house should terrify, shock and disorient its patrons and then have them laughing at their own fears upon exiting.
However Halloween decorating doesn’t have to be so ominous. Indoor/outdoor decorating is something the whole family can do together. No matter how you decorate; whether it’s ghoulish and gruesome or more kid friendly with spooky skeletons and fun jack-o-lanterns, we have what you’re looking for. We have one of the largest selections of Halloween decorations, props and accessories you’ll find anywhere online. And if you want to learn more about the origins and history of Halloween props along with more details on the types of modern day props, check out our article on Everything You Wanted to Know About Halloween Props.