Scary Haunted House Ideas and Halloween Decor Pt. 1

scary haunted house ideas clipartAre you tired of going through the same haunted house? Do you have scary haunted house ideas of your own and have the Halloween decor to go with it or at least have an idea of what you want? Or are you not sure what to do and you’re looking for some advice? One way or another I assume you’re curious and were at the very least thinking about putting together. Well, you’re at the place for Halloween decor and scary haunted house ideas just come naturally.

And why not use your scary haunted house ideas to scare the bejesus out of people? People love to be scared. Ah yes, a good old haunted house. No matter how scared we were the last time we went through one we always went back for more. And sometimes the same thing would happen again after you went through. You would get scared again and again and again. Why do we do it? Because it’s fun and it’s stimulating! At least that’s what scientists say and I generally believe the word of science over anything else. If you think you have what it takes to put together a haunted house and want to learn new or expand on your scary haunted house ideas let’s take a look at what you can do.

For the most part these scary haunted house ideas will need to be scaled down if you’re just doing a Halloween party. But if you’re going all out with a haunted house attraction then you can do quite a bit and even go overboard.

Scary Haunted House Ideas – Toy Store Theme

scary haunted house ideas - toy store I think this is one of the coolest scary haunted house ideas and is also one of the more cost effective ones. You can eliminate some of the costs by heading to garage sales, yard sales, flea markets and more to pick up cheap props that you can make up to be ghoulish and frightening. You might even have some laying around in your attic, basement or closet. From there you would just need to grab some extra supplies, decorations and music. Can you imagine how scary it would be to be surrounded by scary toys? In the dark, with all the eyes of the dolls, stuffed animals and other things on you. This is perfect for scaring people.

Scary Haunted House Ideas – Carnival Theme

scary haunted house ideas - carnivalA carnival theme is probably one of the easiest themes to pull off because just by looking at pictures your mind will overflow with scary haunted house ideas. The horror and Halloween decor is already picked out for you and you just need to put a variation on it. Carnivals can be downright spooky and very scary. Taking a look at the cast of characters that you would see at a carnival makes this one ripe for the pickings. Carnival Arcane by Midnight Syndicate is the perfect music to use in conjunction with your scary haunted house ideas and set up.

An alternative to this would be an amusement park style haunted house. There are only slight differences and calling it an amusement park or carnival is semantics. But have you ever seen an abandoned amusement park? Take a look at this video and tell me some scary haunted house ideas don’t pop into your head after watching it. Picture going through there when it’s dark.

Scary Haunted House Ideas – Circus Theme

scary haunted house ideas - circusThe circus theme is another one that has a lot of potential. These scary haunted house ideas are similar to the carnival theme, just with the attractions and not with the rides. This has the added benefit of having scary animals added to the mix. There are very few things that are scarier than running into a large zombified beast. Some of the best ideas from movies involved these types of creatures along with rabid dogs, mutated predators from the wild and much more. These scary haunted house ideas are timeless and a crowd favorite so adding your own little twist will make it a success.

Scary Haunted House Ideas – Zoo Theme

A variation on the circus scary haunted house idea would be a zoo theme. Now you have another theme where you would have scary beasts charging at you. They could be rabid, zombies, bloodthirsty predators etc. etc. Wild animals insight fear in so many people that this is a no-brainer really. Look at a simple idea like Cujo and how effective it actually was. It just depends on what you want your animals to look like and what you want them to do.

For this you would probably need to actually buy the props already made up. That I would think would be the easiest way. Fright Catalog and Halloween Express have some of the coolest animal props I have seen so you would want to give them a try first. You can start with the zombie dog :)

Ok, so this is part one. More ideas to come. If you have some scary haunted house ideas leave them in the comments.

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