It wasn’t too long ago that blinking lights set up around the exterior of a house and set to the tune of music was a purely Christmas thing — but no more. Halloween is quickly catching up as the primary holiday to go overboard on decorative ornamentation.
This first one is from Napierville, Illinois. Set to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” it features four light-up faces on the house appearing to sing the song, and a full-blown cemetery with standup ghouls in the front yard illuminated by multiple spotlights.
The Napierville house was raising money for Gigi’s Playhouse, a non-profit Down Syndrome achievement center. It was also programmed in sync with ACDC’s “Hell’s Bells.”
Here’s one by Katy Perry…
…and Lady Gaga.
They also did one set to “Come with Me Now” by KONGOS…
…and the inevitable “Thriller” by Michael Jackson…
The “Monster Mash” made an appearance,
And even Eminem got in on the act.
Another Halloween light show titled Edwards Landing Lights from Leesburg, Virginia, also made quite a spectacle.
“Over 8,500 lights and over 2,500 channels of computer animation. This is a personal hobby and not a business. Edwards Landing Lights is simply the name we gave to our holiday display on our house. Viewers tune in their car’s FM radio to “hear the lights”. No music is broadcast outside. Most of the lights used in the display are energy-efficient LEDs. We estimate the electric bill for the display at $25-$35 to run the display for the Halloween season.”
Their first offering is set to “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.
Another one set to “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
Edward’s Landing also had their spectacle set up last Halloween. Here’s “What Does the Fox Say?” from 2013.
And “Blurred Lines”…
Of course, you didn’t need tens of thousands of lights blinking in sync with music to make a truly grand Halloween presentation at your house. This video shows some great Halloween decorations from this year that almost look better during the day than they would at night.
Another set of brothers planned for nine months out of the year and spent two months building their “Halloween Yard Haunt.” The amount of work and planning involved clearly point to the display being a labor of love.
What do you think of these Halloween exhibitions? Scary great or creepy lame?