Halloween might be a timeless holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can still get away with a couple of jack-o-lanterns on the front porch and a fake cobweb on the front door. Here in the 21st century, it takes quite a lot to scare your average Halloween visitor. We’ve all seen the displays with lots of store-bought effects, and those can be scary. But you can also whip up your own haunting display with a little bit of tech on your side!
Spooky Drone Mods
Own a drone? Want to scare the living daylights out of your neighbors? Great! Make has a great series of videos that show drones being modified into creepy flying horror fests. Be sure to watch the last video to see the kids scatter!
DIY Eyes: Somebody’s Watching Me
Is there anything more harrowing than a huge pair of eyes glaring at you from an upstairs window? You too can give those trick-or-treaters (not to mention your neighbors) a serious case of the willies with this scary effect. What you’ll need to achieve it: A web cam or other device that shoots video, video editing software, a DVD burner, a couple of TV screens, a DVD player, and the necessary video connection cables. You’ll create a video loop of your creepiest eye rolls and stares, and project it through your windows. Get the step-by-step instructions on Instructables.com.
The Finishing Touch: A Floating Head Hallow-gram
The villains from the old Scooby-Doo cartoons were constantly setting up holograms to scare away meddling outsiders. Holograms aren’t just for cartoons! With a monitor or TV, a scary disembodied head video loop, and a piece of clear plastic, you’re ready to scare the most fearless Halloween visitor. Get all the details in this short video on DailyMotion.com.