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New For 2024: Sideshow Balancing Clown From Morris Costumes

What’s creepier than an eerie clown? A creepy clown towering over you on a balance beam! Morris Costumes keeps their theme of sideshow atractions rolling with their new Sideshow Balancing Clown that was unveiled at the 2024 Halloween Party Expo in Las Vegas. This super tall animatronic was all the rage in the…

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New For 2024: Sword Swallower From Morris Costumes

Halloween might still be nine months away, for some of us, it never really ends. Thankfully, we have the Halloween Party Expo every January to keep us in the Halloween spirit during the winter. Morris Costumes has been on a run of cool sideshow Halloween props stemming from last year’s Carnival Barker. This…

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New For 2024: Animated Grave Robber From Morris Costumes

It’s late January! You know what that means! We are starting to see new Halloween props! Every year Morris Costumes rolls out their lineup at the Halloween Party Expo in Las Vegas. Animatronic Halloween was onhand to see their latest offerings. One of the best ones was the new Animated Grave Robber animatronic….

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New For 2024: The Collector’s Minion From Spirit Halloween

As 2024 approaches, Spirit Halloween steps up its game with the recent release of the Collector’s Minion Animatronic. Standing at an eerie 4 feet tall, this ghastly creation offers a balance of affordability and terror that is sure to captivate Halloween enthusiasts. Here’s an in-depth look at this animatronic. According to Spirit Halloween:…

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Ranking the Top 50 Halloween Animatronics of 2023

2024 is upon us but let’s take one last look back at all the fun new animatronics that we saw in 2023. The Top Ten might just surprise you! From Home Depot and Lowes to Spirit Halloween we saw a lot of great new props at retail. When you add in the fun…

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Party City Dares You To Scare

As you’ve already noticed, Party City has turned the spooky up to 11 for Halloween 2023 and now they are rewarding Halloween enthusiasts for scaring their friends and family leading up to Halloween. Beginning on Friday, September 15 through Monday, October 23, Party City is launching their ‘Dare to Scare‘ contest to fuel…

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New For 2023: The Boogeyman From Home Depot

You better watch out, the Boogeyman might get you! He’s a brand new prop from Home Depot this year. If you haven’t seen him, please check out this video. At 8′ tall, the Boogeyman is super intimidating. He’s very imposing and I’m not sure I would come trick or treating at your house…

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New for 2023: 13′ Tall Jack Skellington From Home Depot

Home Depot is really bringing it for Halloween 2023 and they might just give Spirit Halloween a run for their money. Have you seen the new thirteen foot tall Jack Skellington? Oh man… If you haven’t seen it, please check out the video below. According to Home Depot: Bring the Pumpkin King of…

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New For 2023: The Pumpkin Ghoul From Target

Target is doing their best to get into the Halloween action in their stores this year. Naturally, we aren’t going to see any zombies or anything to gory at Target, but they are doing their best to offer some family-friendly animatronics this year that won’t break the bank. At 8 feet tall, the…

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New For 2023: Lunging Monument From Party City

The Lunging Monument from Party City is a fun new prop for Halloween 2023. If you haven’t seen this creepy animatronic in action, please check out the video below! What do you think? I’m pretty sure the Lunging Monument will be a really popular prop this year for Halloween 2023. This guy is…

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New For 2023: Darling Dolly From Spirit Halloween

Darling Dolly is straight up nightmare fuel. This twisted creation is one of Spirit Halloween’s main offerings this year. If you haven’t seen Darling Dolly, please check out the video below. This new prop is very imposing. She is seven feet tall and is coming to take your soul! According to Spirit Halloween:…

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Party City is America’s Halloween Party Headquarters

Party City is known for being everyone’s go to party supply store, but over the past few years they have quietly become the America’s Halloween party headquarters. This year they are turning the volume up to eleven and have begun a shockingly scary transformation ahead of the Halloween season. The company has immersed…

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Party City: Lava Demon Review

Spooky season is upon us and Party City has a lot of fun new offerings this year! One of my favorite new props this year from Party City in the new Lava Demon. If you aren’t familiar with the Lava Demon, please check out the video below! According to Party City: Unleash a…

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Spirit Halloween: Poor George Review

Can you feel it? Halloween is getting closer and closer. Spirit Halloween is beginning to open their stores and as always, we are getting some fun new clown props. One of my favorites this year is Poor George. If you haven’t seen this clown that has been sawed in half, please check out…

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Mad Monster Marlon Review

It’s a very poorly kept secret that I’m a big fan of Frankenstein props. Well, Party City must have been reading my mind because they came up with one for 2023 that knocks it out of the park! If you haven’t seen my new pal, Mad Monster Marlon, please check out the video…

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Party City Bloody Ghost Trick or Treater

Party City has kicked off their 2023 in Rockaway, New Jersey and I think I may have found my favorite new prop for 2023. Surprisingly, it was one of the smallest props in the store. Behold, the Bloody Ghost Trick or Treater, from Party City. The Trick or Treater was definitely a hit…

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New For 2023: Lowes Haunted Living Jumping Girl

Halloween is almost here and Lowes has turned the spooky up to 11 with their new offerings for Halloween 2023. One of my favorite new props is the new Haunted Living Jumping Girl. She is pretty eerie. If you haven’t seen her yet, please check out the video below. For only $139 the…

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New For Halloween 2023: Gourdo From Spirit Halloween

As autumn approaches and the leaves start to turn, the spooky season is just around the corner, and you know what that means – Halloween is coming! And what better way to celebrate the season of scares than with the latest and greatest Halloween decorations from Spirit Halloween? This year, they have unveiled…

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Spirit Halloween Releases Death Stalker Animatronic

Halloween is getting closer and closer. And now that it is almost July, Spirit Halloween is starting to release their lineup of Halloween animatronics for 2023. The first up is Death Stalker If you aren’t familiar with him, please check out the video. Death Stalker is straight up nightmare fuel. This guy is…

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Party City Unveils 2023 Halloween Animatronics

Lowes is turning the creepy up to 11 this year with their 2023 Halloween offerings. We’ve seen zombies, clowns and other creepy props, but one of my favorite things I’ve seen so far is the new 12 foot tall animatronic haggard looking scarecrow. Yup, you heard me correctly. Lowes has a 12 foot…

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Top Ten All-Time Spirit Halloween Clown Animatronics

Yesterday someone asked me what my favorite Spirit Halloween clown animatronic was. Man, that was a tough one. There are a lot of really fun clown props that Spirit has done. But, the question got me thinking, why not rank the top ten clown props? Sounds like fun, right? Well, here we go….

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New For 2023: Mangey Rat From Morris Costumes

What’s worse than a rat running around in your basement? A four foot tall rat about to gnaw your face off! The new Mangey Rat prop from Morris Costumes is a fun new animatronic that will be available later this summer. If you aren’t familiar with the new rat prop, please check out…

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Top Ten Animatronics From TransWorld Halloween 2023

Now that TransWorld Halloween 2023 is in the books, I though it would be fun to go back and rank the top ten Halloween animatronics from the super trade show in St. Louis. We saw a lot of cool stuff from our favorite prop manufactures like Distortions Unlimited, Beastcraft, Scarefactory and Poison Props….

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New For 2023: Scarecrow Rocker From Beastcraft

Transworld is finally here! And now we have seen the cream of the crop when it comes to Halloween props for 2023. One of my favorite is the new Scarecrow Rocker animatronic from our friends at Beastcraft. If you haven’t seen the Scarecrow Rocker in action, please check out the video below. When…

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New for 2023: Screeching Animatronic Ghost from Lowes

Lowes has quietly leveled up their Halloween game in recent years and 2023 will be not different. In fact, new props are starting to trickle out, even though they won’t be released until the late summer. One of the best new animatronics is the Screeching Animatronic Ghost. If you haven’t seen the eerie…

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New For 2023: Servo Carnival Barker from Morris Costumes

The 2023 Halloween Party Expo is in the books and the one prop that had Las Vegas buzzing was the new Servo Carnival Barker from Morris Costumes. If you aren’t familiar with the latest creation from Morris Costumes, please take a look at the video below. Immediately, the new Barker prop catches your…

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New For 2023: Mr. Toothy From Spirit Halloween

Halloween 2022 is barely in the book and now Spirit Halloween is already rolling out new props just in time for Black Friday! It’s actually not a bad move and gets me a little more excited for the 2023 Halloween season! Their first offering for the new year is an animated swinging clown….

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Art the Clown Terrifier Animatronic Possible for 2023

We’ve been waiting and now it might finally actually happen! Terrifier director and creator Damien Leone appeared on the Talk is Jericho podcast earlier in the week to talk about his new film, Terrifier 2. At the end of the interview host Chris Jericho asked him about licensing and authentic Art the Clown…

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Top Ten 2022 Lowes Halloween Animatronics

Halloween is getting closer and closer and we are starting to see Halloween props popping up in random locations. Today I noticed my neighborhood Lowes had recently put out all of their new Halloween merchandise for the 2022 season. After surveying the lot I decided to do a Top Ten of their new…

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Spirit Halloween Announces That Nightcrawler Will Return For 2022

Today Spirit Halloween announced that an old favorite will be joining their lineup for Halloween 2022. That’s right, Nightcrawler will be back this year! If you aren’t familiar with Nightcrawler, please check out the video below. 3.5 Ft Nightcrawler Animatronic – Decorati… Tossed to the streets by deadbeat parents when just a teen,…

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Spirit Halloween Lord Raven Review

Halloween is almost here, guys! Last weekend we saw the grand opening of the Spirit Halloween flagship store in Egg Harbor, New Jersey along with all the cool new stuff coming your way this fall! One of the most anticipated Halloween props for 2022 is the new Lord Raven animatronic. If you aren’t…

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Spirit Halloween Regan Review

Halloween is getting closer and closer and Spirit Halloween is starting to roll out their new lineup of animatronics for 2022. While we have seen Regan from the Exorcist props over the years, we have a new one. Spirit Halloween has upgraded the old Regan prop and this year’s version is pretty cool….

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Spirit Halloween Bog Zombie Review

What a weekend in Egg Harbor Township! I saw all kinds of killer new animatronic Halloween props that I know will be very popular this year! One of the props I was most exciting to see what the new Bog Zombie. From what I had seen online, the Bog Zombie was a pretty…

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Mr. Punchy Review

We are getting close to Halloween! Over the weekend Spirit Halloween opened their flagship store in Egg Harbor Township to thousands of anxious and crazed Halloween fans including myself). Of all the cool animatronics I saw on the trip, one of the most polarizing props was Mr. Punchy, a new clown for Halloween…

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Lil’ Skelly Bones Review

There were a lot of interesting new animatronic Halloween animatronic at Spirit Halloween’s flagship store grand opening in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey over the weekend. One of the new props that jumped out at me (literally and figuratively) was Lil Skelly Bones. If you haven’t seen Lil Skelly Bones in action, please…

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New For 2022: Young Crouchy From Spirit Halloween

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Halloween getting closer and closer! Today Spirit Halloween rolled out their latest Halloween animatronic for 2022 and it’s an new, I mean old take on an old favorite, Crouchy. That’s right, we are getting Young Crouchy this year! If you haven’t seen the young clown,…

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New For 2022: Mr. Punchy From Spirit Halloween

Man, Spirit Halloween has outdone themselves this year. They have some great new props for all the crazy animatronic fans like myself. If you like new clown props, you have to be stoked! Today they rolled out a new one called Mr. Punchy. According to Spirit Halloween: Mr. Punchy was a terrible clown….

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New For 2022: Betty Sharpe From Spirit Halloween

Who doesn’t love creepy children Halloween props? Well, Spirit Halloween has a four foot tall terribly delightful animatronic for you this year, Betty Sharpe! If you are not familiar with Miss Sharpe, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: Have you ever seen a more enthusiastic smile? Think carefully before…

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New For 2022: Animated Goblin From Home Depot

Home Depot has become a great place to by Halloween animatronics. A few years ago they stuck their toe in the water and began selling some cheap Home Accents animatronics. But now, they have gone all in and have some of the best selection online. One of their offerings for 2022 that jumped…

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Kinda New For 2022: Regan From Spirit Halloween

We’ve seen some pretty intense Regan from the Exorcist animatronics in recent years. This year Spirit Halloween is rolling out a revamped prop from the classic movie. If you aren’t familiar with her, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: Regan was living a normal life as a sweet and…

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New For 2022: Possessed Pumpkin From Spirit Halloween

If you are in the market for a jumbo-sized, seven foot tall pumpkin prowler Halloween animatronic, Spirit Halloween is your hookup this fall. Today, the Halloween megastore unveiled one of their latest props, Possessed Pumpkin. If you haven’t seen him yet, please watch the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: Over 100 years…

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New For 2022: The Widow From Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween is on a roll with their new lineup for 2022. Today they unveiled The Widow, a fun prop that I haven’t seen done before. If you haven’t see the Widow, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman! When she caught…

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New For 2022: Nozzles The Clown From Spirit Halloween

Who doesn’t love creepy clowns at Halloween? Spirit Halloween heard you and will be delivering one of the neatest new clown animatronics I have seen this year. Behold Nozzles the Clown! If you aren’t familiar with Nozzles, please check out the video below! According to Spirit Halloween: Terry was on top of the…

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New For 2022: Bog Zombie From Spirit Halloween

Who doesn’t love a cool zombie animatronic in October? Spirit Halloween is your hook up this year with their new Bog Zombie animatronic. This guy is great! If you aren’t familiar with the new zombie prop, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: In the 1930s, an evil headmaster ran…

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New For 2022: Lucky Bottoms From Spirit Halloween

Who doesn’t love evil clowns for Halloween? Spirit Halloween heard you and has decided to unleash a new clown animatronic on us for 2022! Lucky Bottoms is a great looking prop. If you haven’t seen him, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween: Lucky truly believed that laughter was the…

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New For 2022: Lord Raven From Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween is dropping their new props today and one of the best ones so far is the new Lord Raven animatronic. This guy is awesome! If you haven’t seen Lord Raven for yourself, please check out the video below. According to Spirit Halloween Deep in the dark mountains of the black hills,…

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New For 2022: Monty From Spirit Halloween

We told you something was coming, and now it is here! Behold Spirit Halloween is finally starting to release their lineup for 2022. We’ve been waiting and it is good to see that the Halloween superstore is showing us what is in store for October! If you aren’t familiar with Monty, please check…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Buzzsaw Will Return For Halloween 2022

spirit Halloween in revving up for 2022 and yesterday we learned that an old favorite from 2021 will be joining us once more. That’s right, Buzzsaw will be back in all his glory just in time for October! If you haven’t seen the gnarled and twisted former professional wrestler that Vince McMahon could…

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New Animatronic Monty From Spirit Halloween Leaked!

It’s time! We should be getting new Spirit Halloween props any day now. This morning we learned of a new prop called Monty. He appears to be an oversized monkey that plays the cymbals. Pretty creepy, right? We will be getting more details soon! Keep checking back for more info!

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New For 2022: 9’6 Tall Immortal Werewolf Animatronic From Home Depot

Home Depot is really stepping up their Halloween game! Last year they went all in on the extra large Halloween animatronics with the supersized skeletons everyone seemed to fall in love with. This year they are doing it again with a jumbo sized werewolf! If you haven’t seen the 9’6 Immortal Werewolf, please…

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Spirit Halloween Announces Two Scoops Returning For Halloween 2022

He’s back! That’s right, one of our favorite clown animatronics from 2021 will be returning to the 2022 Spirit Halloween lineup. The Halloween superstore announced this morning that the creepy clown will be back this year in time for October! If you aren’t familiar with Two Scoops, please check out the video below….

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New 2022 Spirit Halloween Animatronics Leaked

We are inching ever so slightly to Halloween 2022 and Spirit Halloween has some new props coming our way! Typically the large Halloween retailer rolls them out in early July on their social media accounts. While nothing has been released officially, we have learned that there are several new props coming down the…

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Spirit Halloween Confirms Grim Skeleton Will Return For Halloween 2022

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Halloween getting closer and closer! We are just days away from Spirit Halloween announcing the new additions to their 2022 lineup. However, as a bit of a teaser they let us know that an old favorite will be returning this year. Our old friend Grim…

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Spirit Halloween Confirms Barry Will Return For Halloween 2022

Halloween 2022 is getting closer and closer. While Spirit Halloween has been pretty tight-lipped about their lineup for this year, we do know they are bringing back an old favorite. Barry was a new prop last year that was received with mixed results. While he’s not exactly the biggest animatronic that Spirit Halloween…

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Spirit Halloween Announces 2022 Grand Opening of Flagship Store in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Halloween is getting closer! Today Spirit Halloween announced that their flagship store in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey will officially open for the 2022 Halloween season on Saturday, July 30th at 9 A.M. Eastern Time. Each year Spirit Halloween goes all out for their grand opening and people turn out in droves to…

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New For 2022: Yeti From Distortions Unlimited

I have seen sheer terror and now know it’s name. The Yeti from Distortions Unlimited was one of the monster hits from Transworld 2022 (pun intended) and I wasn’t the only one blown away by how cool and downright terrifying he was! Everyone who passed by the Distortions Unlimited booth got a video…

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New For 2022: Giant Hanging Opossum From Beastcraft

For roughly ten years I lived in a heavily wooded part of town. Everyday it was quite common to see deer, foxes, squirrels, rabbits and other wildlife scurrying around in the back yard. I didn’t mind it at all. It was nice being so close to nature. At the time I had a…

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New For 2022: Harvest Golem

I’ve seen a lot of Halloween animatronics in my day, and honestly, it doesn’t take a lot to impress me. I can find a discounted $50 animated prop at Home Depot on November 1st and find ways to make it spectacular. With that being said; I am not sure I could improve the…

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New For 2022: Creep Show From Distortions Unlimited

If you’ve been checking out the site for any amount of time, you already know I’m a massive fan of creepy animatronic clowns. Some people love clowns, others hate them. Me, well, I think they are a lot of fun and extremely fascinating. They are always a big hit at my home haunt…

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12′ Werewolf Rumored For Home Depot’s 2022 Halloween Lineup

Imagine being lost in the woods after dark when suddenly you hear a wolf howl. You take off running only to run headfirst into a 12 foot tall werewolf! Sounds scary, right? Well, if the rumors are true we might just have a ten or twelve foot tall werewolf prop coming our way…

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