The Best Halloween Lights for the Ominous Ambiance You Want

From cheery to eerie.

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Light up the most ghoulish night of the year. Whether you're going for small-scale spooky, or enter-if-you-dare terrifying, these strobes, projectors, and light strands help you summon all of the party monsters to your pad on mischief night. Whether your scary celebrations are indoors or out, these are 15 varieties of Halloween lights that create that coveted creepiness.

1 Spider Web Glimmer Strings
pier1.com
$34.98

Face your arachnophobia with this festive 52-inch-wide LED light display from Pier 1. The web's thin, thread-like wire is embedded with purple microbulbs, making a spellbinding backdrop for your own supply of spiders.

More: Devilish Halloween Party Ideas You Can Easily DIY

2 LightShow Hanging Attic Light
homedepot.com
$3.75

Party's in the basement? This creepy Halloween light perfectly fits the setting. Hang this plastic LED attic bulb from above, and switch it on to watch the light flicker ominously.

3 LED Flameless Tea Light Candles
amazon.com
$13.99

A little creepier than the average tea light, this LED-lit set runs on a 5-hour timer, and they're molded to look like sinister wax stubs. Stash them before a party all over a room — in the bookshelves, on the table, up the stairs — and leave the lights low for a vibe that's both chilling and chilled-out.

4 Ghostbusters Slimer Pathway Lights
spirithalloween.com
$34.99

There's something strange in the neighborhood — er, front lawn! The perfect throwback Halloween-party accessory, these battery-powered, Slimer-shaped pathway lights prepare your guests for one fun night.

5 Lightshare Upgraded LED Natural Willow Twig
amazon.com
$17.99

These spindly branches add some haunted-forest ambience to your interiors. Best situated in a floor vase, its LED micro-bulbs glow in an eerie orange hue.

6 Spirit Halloween 10-Inch Bleeding Candles (Set of Two)
spirithalloween.com
$4.99

When unlit, these real taper candles look innocent enough ... but spark them during a devilish dinner party, and blood-red wax will start to slowly drip down the sides. Even when dried, they'll still be a scream.

7 Home Accents Holiday Spider Pathway Markers With LED Illumination (Set of Four)
homedepot.com
$9.99

Stake these spiders into the ground, and use their blood-red glow to light up your front pathway or backyard graveyard scene. These LED-illuminated arachnids also run on battery-operated timers and make sporadic, scary sounds to spook passerby.

8 LEVIITEC Solar Ghost LED String Lights
amazon.com
$13.99

These Halloween lights are definitely more cute than creepy, and they add a cheerful atmosphere to a kid-friendly Halloween party. The strand is solar-powered, and it's safe for indoor or outdoor use. Plus, with a considerable 20-foot length, you'll have more than enough ghouls to go around!

9 Brite Star 7-Count Flicker Flame Light Set
amazon.com
$28.46

Turn your den into a dungeon-like lair with this string light set. Seven bulbs on a strand flicker and cast a haunting, ambient light — one that's much safer than using real candlelight!

10 Brite Star Battery-Operated Light Strand
homedepot.com
$11.99

For appropriately eerie accent lighting, opt for this dual set of purple LED strands — they're battery-operated, so you're not bound to your outlets for placement. String them up on your mantel or drape around a bookshelf to amp up the mystical or spooky ambiance in your space.

11 Party City Electric Pumpkin Lights
partycity.com
$14.99

This strand of 10 jack-o'-paper-lanterns illuminates your indoor or outdoor party area with its warm amber light that can be set to blink. Though they look like delicate decor, the "paper" orbs are actually made from durable synthetic fiber, so they'll safely keep shining when left out in the night.

12 AtmosFX Zombie Invasion!
​AtmosFX

$29.99

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Get more mileage out of your movie projector! If you have large windows that face your front yard or the street, hang a white sheet or opaque shower curtain liner in front of it, and project this "Zombie Invasion" movie onto it.

When viewed from outdoors, the effect is nothing short of bone-chilling, as foggy silhouettes appear to claw and pound at your windows from inside. It's available as a DVD or digital download, and short scenes can even be downloaded if you prefer!

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