If your outdoor Halloween decorations consist of anything inflatable; you’re doing it wrong. Ditch that precious blow-up pumpkin and opt for some more sinister decorations instead. If money is tight, no worries, you can still make your front lawn look like the set of a horror film while on a budget.
Here is a budget-friendly collection of 2013’s creepiest outdoor Halloween décor:
Halloween Animated Wing Reaper – Hang this winged grim reaper from a tree and watch trick-or-treaters shriek with horror when it flutters its decrepit wings in their faces. This sound-activated Angel of Death is a screaming deal at Wal-Mart for only $19.97.
Tombstone – If you are looking for a quick and easy outdoor Halloween display, simply convert your front yard into a haunted cemetery. Spirit Halloween offers a wide selection of creepy headstones starting at only $4.99 apiece. If you want to up the creep-factor, scatter some skeleton arms and skulls throughout the graveyard.
Zombie Flamingo – If you want to make your trick-or-treaters shudder with disgust as they approach your front door, adorn your lawn with a flock of these terrifyingly tacky zombie flamingos from Spirit Halloween for $16.99 each.
$20 – $50
Skeleton Lite Up – This hideous skeleton rising from the ground is a spooky touch for any Halloween display. Its devilish eyes and grisly appearance will disturb your neighbors, young and old. It is currently available at HalloweenExpress.com for a sale price of $35.99.
Escape from the Grave Zombie – If you didn’t find the previous skeleton menacing enough, perhaps this flesh-eating zombie will do the trick. For $49.99 at Target, this battery-powered zombie is not only realistic, but absolutely horrific.
Animated Hangman with Kicking Legs – Hang this doomed soul in your yard and your friends might change their minds about coming inside. Almost a little too realistic, this animated man dangling from a noose is only $24.99 from HalloweenCostumes.com
Light Up Giant Tarantula – Standing at 15.5 inches high and 18 inches wide, this unsettlingly life-like tarantula takes horror to the next level. It is available at Target for $59.99 and is a must-have for the ultimate Halloween display.
Wretched Reaper Animated Fogger – If you’re in the market for a fog-machine this Halloween, look no further. This grim reaper fogger spews vapor right out of its mouth and onto your guests. It is currently available for the sale price of $65.97 at HalloweenExpress.com.
Zombie Cat – Startle the neighborhood kids with this mangy zombie cat. This weather resistant feline with sinister eyes is available at Grandin Road for $59.00. If you are more of a dog-person, Grandin Road also has an equally repulsive zombie dog available for $69.00.