HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EFFECTS
Add the effect of lightning to
your haunted house, yard haunt or Halloween party with the Lightning Machine from Haunted
This unit realistically simulates the effects of both thunder
and lightning! Read all about it in the lighting section at:
Black lights add an eerie touch
to your party or haunt. You can find them all over year round, use the florescent lights
as opposed to screw in bulbs which are not true U.V. light.
For an eerie effect, hang
glow-in-the-dark bats, skeletons and spiders from the ceilings and trees! Write scary
Halloween messages or body outlines on your front walk using colored chalk or washable
fluorescent paint. Use a black lights to enhance the effect.
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There's nothing like a layer
of fog floating ominously through the night air and/or creeping over the
ground to really give a scare to your trick or treaters. Use a fog machine
or multiple fog machines to fill the night air with fog and put a real chill
into your visitors. Remember, when using a fog
machine indoors to have proper ventilation. Also, glycol based fog juice can leave a thin
oily film on wood surfaces, making them slippery!
You can even build a "Fog Chiller" device that makes the
fog hug the ground when it exits the fog machine for a really creepy effect.
More information can be found about using fog machines and plans for
building a "Fog Chiller" visit
Got Fog? for everything you need to know
about fog machines!
Hang long strands of white
thread on your porch to simulate spider webs. Make them long enough so that little kids
will be able to feel them, too. Spray them with water to add an extra creepy factor.
You can also find "Cobweb In A Can" in Halloween
stores and online. It's a great way to throw cobwebs around outside, just
make sure it doesn't eat what you spray it on. Bags of inexpensive stretchable
Halloween cobwebs are available at most stores during the month of
October. For more cobweb info,
Tie small glow sticks to string
attached to helium balloons and let them sail over your house for spooky lights in the
sky. Make sure to tie off the strings to something solid so they do 't get away!
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Here's a great animated prop we
just came across that will make an eerie addition to your Halloween
props and particularly for a haunted house theme.
A set of five antique looking books seems perfectly normal until one
of your visitors walks by, then the middle book slides out toward
the victim as if pushed out by some unknown ghostly force.
Click here for more info!
Simulating the effect
of a shorted-out lamp or even a whole room full of lamps can be an
eerie and unsettling visage. One way we've found to safely
accomplish this is by using an "Artificial Candle Pumpkin Light".
These are intended as an alternative to using real candles to
illuminate Jack O' Lanterns, but they have many other uses.
Read more about the effect here.
Here's an easy way we found to give your windows a "boarded up" look
for that creepy deserted house look. If you have a yard haunt set up
in your front yard, this really adds an extra something to it!
Click here for more info.