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5 Creepy Halloween Decorations That Aren't Over the Top

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Unless you're decking your house out in figures dressed like Michael Myers (the guy from Halloween, not the Austin Powers movies) and Freddy Krueger, you probably don't want to actually scare your neighbors away. Instead, welcome trick-or-treaters with spooky decor that isn't too scary. Check out our roundup of the week's best Halloween deals to find light-up props, silly inflatables, and more.


Morris 2' Smokey the Clown Animated Fogger
Store: Jet.com
Price: $44.84 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $25
Expiration: October 8

If you've seen the movie It and clowns don't terrify you, consider inviting this Editors' Choice pick to your Halloween party. This 2' decoration is at the perfect height to scare kids as well as adults, and provides a creepy atmosphere wherever you decide to prop it. Smokey the Clown features a 110-volt motor that turns the head from side to side, and a 3' connector and hose attachment that will fit onto most standard fog machines. The only way Smokey could be creepier is if he also laughed maniacally.



2' Skeleton Ground Breaker Halloween Prop
Store: Walmart
Price: $9.97 EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $5.99 s&h
Lowest By: $9
Expiration: October 21

This colorful skeleton ground breaker Halloween prop can be used inside or outside. It consists of a transparent skull and hands that are made to appear as if a skeleton is crawling up through the ground (or floor, if you opt to decorate inside). The prop is durable and includes two spare bulbs, a spare fuse, and a spare flasher. Choose from several colors (Green pictured) to suit your spooky decor. It features 20 lights with a 24" lead.



Totally Ghoul 50" Giant Posable Spider
Store: Kmart
Price: $6.74 via code "KBOO" EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $4.49 s&h
Lowest By: $9
Expiration: October 17

These Totally Ghoul 50" giant posable spiders appear more cute than menacing and are easy to add to your seasonal decor setup. Choose from a variety of styles (Brown pictured), or snag one of each to create a spidery family. They're designed for indoor use and are made with metal wire, so they can be posed to fit nearly anywhere.



4' Spider Web Halloween String Lights
Store: Walmart
Price: $7.97
Shipping: In-store pickup, or $5.99 s&h
Lowest By: $9

Go beyond the gauzy spiderwebs of your youth and decorate your entryway with these 4' spider web 100-count Halloween string lights instead. The set includes two spare bulbs, two spare flashers, and one spare fuse. It's safe to use indoors or outdoors, so you can add spooky atmosphere wherever you want. Choose from a number of colors (Orange pictured). Want to make it look as if arachnids have taken over? You can connect up to five sets end to end, to cover a larger area.



Halloween Items at Ace Hardware
Store: Ace Hardware
Discount: 25% off EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup, or from $9 s&h
Expiration: October 6

If you're looking for a one-stop Halloween shop, order online at Ace Hardware, where you'll get 25% off select spooky items. Find everything you need to turn your home into a haunted house both inside and out. Save on Halloween decor, inflatables, lighting, projectors, and more.

Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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