Best Halloween Decorations and Spooky Technology

Best Halloween Decorations and Spooky Technology

by Kurt Knutsson

Lucky is how I feel to live in a neighborhood with one of the largest Halloween celebrations. I mean these people go wild for Halloween… and it’s time I join in on the fun. I’ve got an itch this year to step up my game for Halloween if for no other reason than an escape. I’m also going to use some winning Halloween apps and affordable Halloween decorations that I’ve been testing and have fallen in love with.

 

How to Up Your Halloween Decor Fun

Project realistic Ghosts and Zombies on your home

Let’s up our Halloween game this year by adding realistic moving projections in the windows and walls of your home.  Here’s how…

Halloween spooky projections

In order to do this, you’ll need a few things including a digital projector, a projection screen, and the actual animations from ATMOS FX.

 

1) WiMiUS ProjectorBest Digital projector-WiMiUS

While you can shop projectors at ATMOS FX here, you can get an affordable, good mini projector like the WiMiUS Projector which is compatible with a variety of devices including PC, smartphone, PS3, PS4, USB stick, chromecast, DVD players .

 

 

2) Scary Digital Animations

Once you have your projector set up, you can download files from ATMOS FX and project any of these top-rated digital animations:

Read more about how to set it up here

YouTube player

 

 

 

3) Holographic Rear Projection Screen

Holographic Rear Projection Screen

This screen contains grommets and 3M adhesive hooks for hanging and is mesh-like allowing it to capture light from your projector while still being discreet.  This projection screen is only intended for use with “holographic” videos and is not intended for use with standard video.

 

 

More ways to decorate your home with Halloween Fun

Halloween Fog Machine with Wireless Remote

Halloween Fog Machine with Lights

Plug it in and watch any decor inside or outside look mysterious and spooky. The Halloween Fog Machine is one of the most affordable and highest-rated on Amazon.  Add a gallon of the fog juice to keep it going for hours upon hours. I place ours in the outside shrub near the front door and watch the fog set in to set the Halloween mood. One of the best ways to add special effects to selfie videos for all seasons.

 

 

 

6-foot talking witch

6 foot talking witch

This light-up talking witch has a sound activation function, which creates a creepy and scary atmosphere for any Halloween events, spooky entertainment, or haunted house parties.

 

 

Broken Mirror with Creepy Face

Broken Mirror with Creepy Face

This ‘trick’ mirror switches from a reflective surface to an interior optical illusion. When off, the mirror acts just like a regular mirror. Switch it on, and the Black Infinity Mirror comes alive with an endless tunnel of lights and an optical illusion that has anyone guessing how deep and far it goes into another spooky universe.

 

 

Animated Ghost Telephone 

Motion Activated Haunted Halloween Ghost Telephone

This looks like the part of the best “Skelephone” that a Hollywood special effects artist could dream up. Add to it the fact that it’s motion-activated when someone unsuspectingly comes near and the fun starts. When triggered the skull and bones prop telephone self-dials, rings and the handset lifts up. Animated Skeleton Telephone.

 

 

Best Halloween Apps

Best Halloween Spooky Sounds App

Spooky Halloween Sounds app (iOS) Turns your iPhone or iPad into a Halloween soundboard with 30+ high-quality special effects. I’ve had more fun with this soundboard of scary sounds than I ever imagined and cannot wait to route the airplay audio out to our front yard speakers on October 31st.

A similar Android app is getting lots of praise called Halloween Soundboard in the Google Play store.  It has over 100k downloads and includes the scariest and creepiest noises including basts, chainsaw, chains, creepy ticking clocks, dark laugh, and more.

 

Best Free Halloween Selfie Filter app

BEFORE

AFTER

Take a photo or use one already in your photos to transform your beautiful self into a horrific-looking zombie with this free app called Dead Yourself. The best part is that you can choose to save and share as a video or photo. The video is the one that will creep out your friends and family. The Walking Dead: Dead Yourself Halloween app for Android.

If you like any of these spooky ideas, share them with a friend. Happy Halloween!



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