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There are those who like Halloween, and then there are those who are maniacally obsessed with it. Halloween animatronics are the perfect decoration idea for people who have been planning their next Halloween costume since last Oct. 31.
If it's simply not enough for you to merely visit a haunted house, turn your home into one with these Halloween animatronics. Once they're switched on and their motion sensors are activated, your unsuspecting guests will get the biggest scare as they walk past.
The Best Halloween Animatronics
Larger Than Life: Fun Costumes 8-Foot Animatronic Skeleton
Killer Clown: Warner Brothers Animatronic Pennywise
Wicked Witches: Haunted Living Animatronic Witches With Cauldron
Stony Statue: EVAPLUS Electronic Medusa Bust
Halloween Howlers: Home Accents Holiday Animatronic Skeleton Wolves
The Halloween animatronics in this guide are selected to accommodate a variety of spaces and setups: They can be mounted to an indoor wall, suspended from a sturdy tree branch, or set up on your front steps to give your trick-or-treaters a good scare. We've even selected a handheld animatronic, too!
If you're ready to take the fright factor of your home or front yard up a few notches, peep these 15 indoor and outdoor Halloween animatronics for putting together your most nightmarish display yet. Read on if you dare.
Animated Skeleton Decoration
Don't get too close to this massive 8-foot skeleton, or it'll spring to life! With its motion sense function, this Halloween animatronic's jaw will begin to move and its LED eyes will awaken when anyone dares to stand before it. Are you brave enough to startle this larger-than-life skeleton?
Talking Lighted Animatronic Pennywise Clown
You don't have a proper haunted house unless a killer clown is stalking around, and there's none that strikes more fear into the heart than Pennywise from It.
This indoor Halloween animatronic spouts terrifying lines from It and can move its balloon arm and head, ensuring your deep fear of clowns is still going strong.
Lighted Animatronic Witches With Cauldron
Meet Terra and Minerva: the wicked witch sisters who could be taking up residence in your home this Halloween. Not only do the life-size animatronic witches talk to each other while brewing their potion, but their eyes glow and Minerva's body rotates. And though they might seem convincing, we would steer clear of their witch's brew...
Electronic Animated Medusa Bust
Proceed with caution around this mythological monster, or you just might turn to stone! This animatronic Medusa bust is motion activated, with its eyes and mouth lighting up a frightening green and its snakes coming to life. Not to mention, it also speaks, but we wouldn't hang around long enough for Miss Medusa to finish...
Animated LED Sit-and-Stand Skeleton Wolves
Start growing your wolf pack with this set of two skeleton wolves. They have startling LED eyes and a goosebump-inducing howl to warn you about any unwanted visitors (or potentially your friends). Plus, you can put them inside or outside, so they can help keep an eye out for ghouls and goblins.
72” Hanging Animated Talking Witch Decoration
Something wicked this way comes! This witch hangs from a thin wire to make it look like she's eerily floating in the breeze. Her battery operation means that you can hang her anywhere, indoors or out.
When activated, she glows purple and emits a jarring scream-laugh that's sure to strike fear into the hearts of all passerby.
Animated Disney Jack Skellington
Calling all Disney fans, this one's for you. This animatronic Jack Skellington makes for a perfect host to your haunted house, welcoming guests in with a scare as he is, of course, a motion activated skeleton — even if he is wearing a fancy suit. Though, he will serenade them with a rendition of Jack's Lament for all The Nightmare Before Christmas stans in attendance.
Disney 13 ft. Giant-Sized Animated Jack Skellington
Lighted Animatronic Free Standing Decoration Statue
Your nightmares are about to come true with this Halloween animatronic that reacts to noise and motion by emitting guttural moans, flashing its red eyes, and moving in the most disturbing way.
This horrifying, night-crawling banshee is battery-operated so that you can place it anywhere in your front graveyard.
Scary Harry The Motion Activated Animatronic Killer Clown
If you're ready to give your guests the fright of their life, this is the Halloween animatronic you need.
Anyone who dares come close to this creepy clown will trigger a horrifying response: His eyes will start flashing red and he'll lurch forward in a grabbing motion. Plus, he'll mutter the menacing phrase, "Oh, did I scare you? Good!"
Deluxe Animated Ghost Mirror
Not all Halloween animatronics have to flail around menacingly to strike fear into your heart. This animated mirror from Grandin Road is a more subtle yet still creepy approach. Reviewers who like smaller, less shouty decorations love it — especially since they can turn its volume down.
Appropriate for indoor use, this haunted mirror shows a shadowy figure trapped inside a dim, flickering dimension. Are they a friend or foe?
Gaseous Zombie Fogger Animated
You can easily turn your front yard into a haunted hellscape this Halloween with this absolutely nightmarish fog-breathing zombie.
Appearing to be pulling itself out of the ground, this Halloween animatronic stands 2 feet tall, and it requires a connection to a fog machine for it to work its best.
Sitting Scarecrow Animatronic
Seat this Halloween animatronic on your porch with a bowl full of candy in its lap. This scarecrow's limp head makes it look like it's sleeping (or dead!) until someone reaches out for a treat. Its neck will snap up and make a freaky sound. So much for sweet dreams.
Halloween Animated Hanging Corpse
TBH, this one is pretty disturbing. This undead corpse hangs from a netted bag as it grunts, growls, and struggles to break free.
It’s motion-activated, and its sudden, flailing movements are enough to make anyone scream. Says one reviewer, “Scared everyone walking by! The movement is good, and the noise it makes with the movement was great!”
Animated Eyeball Doorbell
The devil's in the doorbell — er, details. When your guests push the button, this Halloween animatronic opens its glowing eye, looks from side to side, and recites one of many ominous greetings.
Users tout that this one is just the right level of creepy for little ones to enjoy!
Speaking of kids, this pseudo-animatronic is another one that's right on their level. This teddy bear looks super cute and cuddly, but if you squeeze it, its happy face will turn terrifying. It's a great addition to a kid's Halloween costume as a Gremlin-like sidekick.
Animatronic Bluetooth Reaper With Band Drums
Turn up the party this Halloween with this animatronic drumming reaper. Though the glowing eyes, bones for drum sticks, and reaper cape are slightly unnerving, this reaper can play any music you want! It's Bluetooth compatible, so you can just connect it to your phone and then the reaper will perform for all your guests. Rock on!
7-Foot Animatronic Evil Witch with Crystal Ball
This 7-foot-tall Halloween animatronic looms over your guests, and as soon as the motion sensor is activated, she’ll let out a truly creepy cackle. Not only that, but both her crystal ball and eyes will start freakishly glowing.
This scary witch looks formidable, but keep in mind that she’s best displayed under a covered area.
Towering Animatronic Reaper Figurine
The angel of death is here to steal your soul away! This reviewer-favorite Halloween animatronic is a truly terrifying sight to behold. It can either be hung or stood up to display — along with its glowing red eyes, the prop turns its head and features a deep voice.
The very high-quality piece features a control box underneath the backside of the cloak, which includes the power switch and voice control.
Lighted Animatronic Zombie Figurine
Have a good place to hang a Halloween animatronic? This terrifying zombie may be missing half of its body, but it’s still out for blood.
The zombie’s eyes glow red, and it wriggles every time it’s activated, saying numerous freaky phrases. It's battery-powered, too, so you can place it pretty much anywhere.
Animated Mummy Head Figurine
What’s more unsettling than a floating skeleton head? How about one that’s 2 feet high and beckons you to come close to it?!
Shrouded in deteriorating gauze, this skull’s eyes glow red when someone gets near. It’s also battery-operated and can be wall-mounted indoors or in a covered outdoor place.
Dapper Skeleton Animatronic
This towering skeleton is dressed to impress your guests and passersby. Standing at seven feet and dressed in a striped suit with Oxford shoes and a top hat, this classy gentleman's eyes light up as he greets each guest with one of his five sayings.
One reviewer says, "My kids' new favorite Halloween decoration. He has life like eyes that survey the crowd as he greets your guests. He will tip his hat and recite one of several bone-rattling phrases."
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