So what is the best Halloween decoration of 2016? Well, there are certainly a lot of great ones out there. But taking price, size, and novelty into consideration, The Big Scare has decided the title of “Best Halloween Decoration” for the year 2016 goes to The Clock of Doom from Tekky Toys. Available at Target, this spooky clock houses a talking raven who predicts doom for all who pass his way. When activated, the minute hand spins, the clock face lights up blood red, and a talking raven’s head emerges from inside the clockworks. The bird gives an ominous warning and then retreats back inside its haunted home.
Target’s Clock of Doom
It’s a throwback to an earlier, simpler, yet more elegant type of Halloween. More in line with the decorations of All Hallows’ past than the overwrought blood and gore of today, it really is a unique piece perfect for any home or haunt. It also reminds us here at The Big Scare of The Munsters’ own spooky, kooky cookoo clock. Retailing at $25.00, it’s the perfect price and size for any Halloween enthusiast.
One of the best retailers to find menacing merchandise is HomeGoods, part of the TJX chain of stores which also includes TJ Maxx and Marhsall’s. This year, HomeGoods has a few items that will be sure to satisfy even the most savvy of home haunters.
First is this fantastic vintage-style Halloween bucket fashioned in the shape of a black cat’s head. This fiendish feline is extremely reminiscent of the papier mache Halloween treat pails from the early 20th century.
Vintage Style Black Cat Treat Bucket from HomeGoods
In addition to some vintage-style decor, HomeGoods is also offering a variety of boo-tiful busts and statues. One of the most popular is the Headless Horseman statue. This year, the Horseman comes in two colors (silver or black) as well as two sizes. The smaller one is perfect for a book shelf, while the larger one would be great for an entryway.
Headless Horseman Statue from HomeGoods
As usual, one of the coolest places to find petrifying products is at Michael’s Arts and Crafts. This year, Michael’s continues with its Spooky Town line of haunted houses and village accessories from Lemax.
New Addition to the Lemax Spooky Town Collection
But Spooky Town isn’t the only musty must-have at Michael’s this year. Check out this Witchy Woman Tabletop piece and the Raven candle holders.
Michael’s Haunted Home Decor
Both the centerpiece and candle holders come in alternative styles. There is a black cat centerpiece and the candle holders also come with bat bases.
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While we spend a lot of time at The Big Scare discussing the monsters from the Golden Age of Hollywood, it would be unfair to discount the mark (or marks!) that have been left by the fiends of modern Horrors. Where would we be without Michael Myers and his mask? Freddy Krueger and his glove? Jason Voorhees and his mother? The fact of the matter is that they have become as much a part of our favorite season as Dracula and werewolves. As such, there is some interesting new merchandise featuring these modern monsters this Halloween season.
While we haven’t seen any of the following items in person, we invite you to hunt them down, check them out and decide for yourself just how cool they are. Share your comments below!
First up is one of the most unique items we have seen for the Friday the 13th franchise — a Jason candle holder! This is one of the first “classic” tabletop items we have ever seen for any of these modern monsters.
If you like outdoor air-blown displays, you may enjoy this one featuring Freddy.
And last, but not least, Michael Myers Halloween Luminaries!
What do you think of them? Have you found others? Tell us in the comments section!