(ARA) - Part of
the Halloween fun is the preparation: choosing costumes, creating
spooky crafts and especially decorating the house and yard.
Every year, everyone remembers the “scariest”
house on the block, and this could be your year to shine. “Elements
from Halloween and horror movies are going to dominate haunted
houses this year, especially now that ‘Underworld’,
‘Freddy vs. Jason’ and other horror movies are out
in theatres,” says Mike Champion of Spencer Gifts, the largest
Halloween retailer in the world.
Champion says putting the haunt into your home is
easy to do. He recommends starting with impact pieces like a huge
Beware Banner held aloft by a gothic standard, a Wooden Coffin
and a hanging Vampire and Vampiress. “Build on the anticipation
instilled by the Beware Banner and add authentic pieces like the
light up RIP Tombstone, flashing Gothic Lantern and Scary Pumpkins
with glowing red or green eyes.”
Being the best on your block may start with impact
pieces, but it ends with the details -- the key to any big scare.
Be sure to round out the experience with scare tactics such as
a thunder machine, strobe lights (lightning) and a fog machine.
Details like these will give you the edge to make your home the
most memorable one in your neighborhood this Halloween.
“And for a really special treat, carry a Horror
Screamer with you as you answer trick or treaters,” says
Champion. “With the press of a button, guests will be greeted
with sound clips from your favorite classic horror movie characters
-- be it Freddy (The Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason (Friday the
13th) or Michael Myers (Halloween).”
Recreating scenes from the latest Halloween or horror
flick may not be for everyone. If this is the case, keep the above
strategy and switch to witches, broomsticks, skeletons and jack-o-lanterns.
No matter what theme you choose, you can make Spencer
Gifts your Halloween destination. To find the store nearest you,
log onto www.spencergifts.com or call (866) 762-0419.
-Courtesy of ARA
to the How-To Page