Every neighborhood around the country seems to have that one house that goes all out for Halloween. Whether they turn their garage into a haunted house, maze or have all the latest Halloween decorations, every trick-or-treater cannot wait to visit that house on October 31st.
While many of these Halloween fanatics create their own scary Halloween decor to entertain their guests, the stuff for sale at Halloween stores have become more realistic and spooktacular. This is the reason Halloween animatronics have continued to grow in popularity every Halloween.
These horrifying animated props often take the form of a ghost, zombie, witch, demon or other eerie character with motion activated noises and movements. As trick-or-treaters approach the front door, these animated props will activate and scare your unsuspecting visitors. We recommend you place them besides a sidewalk leading up to your front door or on your porch to maximizes the scares.
This year we’ve seen a new crop of Halloween animatronics released at popular Halloween stores including Spirit Halloween, HalloweenCostumes.com, Walmart, Home Depot and more. So we decided to create a list of the best newly released Halloween animatronics in 2022.
Our list includes scarecrows with pumpkin heads, nightmarish zombies, scary clowns, and wicked witches. Many of these animatronics have light-up LED lights for eyes, motion activated voices, and movements that will spook all your unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
The big downfall with these viral Halloween decorations is the price. They can be quite expensive. Most of the best selling Halloween animatronics will cost anywhere from $50 to as much as $500, so if you are looking for budget friendly Halloween decor ideas this list may not be for you. If you are still interested in looking at great Halloween animatronic decor ideas please take a look at our list!
2022 Halloween Animatronics Ideas
7 ft. Possessed Pumpkin Animatronic
Over 100 years ago, the legend tells us a loving mother made her son a homemade Halloween costume so he could finally go trick or treating. The other children teased him, making fun of the costume and calling him horrible names. As a final torment they locked him away in the barn on an abandoned pumpkin farm. Little did they know, the barn was haunted by the spirits of the family who starved to death there during the Great Winter. Now, the barn is the final resting place for the poor boy’s body but his soul rages on dedicated to torturing neighborhood kids every Halloween.
The Possessed Pumpkin is ready to go on display this Halloween and get revenge on those who abandoned him so many years ago. Standing at seven feet tall, with his evil light-up eyes and lanky frame watch as he turns from left to right taunting anyone who crosses his path. Stand too close and you may end up as part of his next blood harvest!
Animated Flying Reaper Decoration
We're not sure if there is really any truth to the legend of the black-winged terror, but we do know that you're going to love the atmosphere you create when you bring this Animated Flying Reaper decoration home! This Made By Us prop is our exclusive design and brings two of the creepiest creatures out there together. The skull and skeletal hands create the image of a wrathful reaper, especially with the tattered black cowl! Red light-up eyes ensure this is a haunt that your neighborhood won't soon forget. But when wind turns and the bat wings begin to join in the fun, you can expect that your house is not one anyone will soon forget!
Animated Pennywise IT Halloween Decoration
Decorate your house for a fun and festive Halloween with this Pennywise. Packaged with it's own AC adapter and an instruction sheet, this prop can be set up in minutes. This animated Halloween figure makes its own sounds for added frightening fun. When not in use, this decoration collapses for space-efficient storage.
Disney 3 ft. Animated Oogie Boogie Halloween Animatronic
This 3-ft animated Oogie Boogie makes an impressive addition to your indoor Halloween decorations. Dressed in his signature burlap sack, our Oogie Boogie sings "Oogie Boogie's Song" from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Accented with a red die. Collapses for easy storage. Includes instructions and everything needed for easy setup.
Wicked Wanda Standing Animatronic Witch with Sounds & LED Eyes
Scary Wicked Wanda Winterbeary stands on her own; her adjustable arms and motorized head will have adults & kids shaking with fear!
Animated Groundbreaker Zombie
Why is everyone screaming? The guy just needed some fresh air! Set up an Animated Groundbreaker Zombie with Lights and Sound to make it look like you've got one heck of a pest problem. Each moving prop is modeled after the upper torso of a fully grown man. He's wearing the shreds of a business suit and is covered in stains (we hear that dry cleaners are hard to come by in the Underworld). He has pale, thin skin and a distorted face twisted to the side, his mouth open in an angry snarl. Let someone walk past him and he'll begin turning his head to look for them! His eyes light up to help in the search. Perfect for Halloween graveyards.
Strawman Farmer Halloween Animatronic
Back in the day, Strawman was a gentle farmer who loved the great outdoors and tending his crops. Then the chemical plant exploded nearby, contaminating the fields. Now, instead of protecting the lands he once cultivated, he feeds on destruction, and is always on the prowl - setting traps for the unsuspecting, eagerly sinking his razor-sharp tools into their tender flesh and stuffing their mouths full of straw before they can scream in terror.
Get lost in the cornfield and the Strawman animatronic is sure to show you the way… to your death! Over six feet tall and featuring realistic servo motors inside that power his terrifying movements along with creepy light-up yellow LED eyes that look deep into your soul, the Strawman animatronic is a must-have for any animatronic display this Halloween.
Scary Surprise Clown Decoration
This scary clown decoration is activated by sound or step pad. Once activated the eyes light up and jaw moves along head as the figure produces eerie sounds.
Howling Hudson Werewolf Halloween Animatronic
Bring your yard to life this Halloween with a standing animatronic werewolf sure to spark fear in all who pass by him. Howling Hudson stands on his own, with adjustable arms and a motorized head adding to his spook factor. He's sound & touch activated, so you can watch him spook hopeful trick-or-treaters as he comes alive and responds to touch and sound around him. "AWOOOOO-oo-oo-oooo," "Roar!;" listen as he spews out ferocious sounds at every passerby! Plus, more spooky features include a high-quality design for a scary, realistic look, featuring posable arms, glowing eyes, and realistic fur.
Husker the Corn Keeper Scarecrow Halloween Animatronic
The season of scares is here. Fresh from the haunted corn fields, this scarecrow stands on his own with adjustable arms for different spooky poses. Sit back and watch him spook unsuspecting guests through sound and touch activation. The high-quality design for top-shelf scares includes flashing lights, straw hands & feet, and tattered clothes. But that's not all! Husker the Corn Keeper speaks with fun phrases like: "Boo! It's time for some fun now!", "Boo! Scared ya, didn't I?!", "Yaaa! Didn't see that one coming! Hahaha", and "Surprise! It's party time!"
Haunted Holly Roaming Doll Halloween Animatronic
Pivoting wheels allow Holly to glide from room to room, pursuing your guests as they struggle to escape your house of horrors.
Tekky Toys 6.5ft. Animated Startling Arms Clown
The spine-chilling Halloween décor your haunted house has been waiting for. Welcome to the funhouse! You’re next in line.... A terrifying treat of Halloween Lights and sounds. The jaw and arms have startling movements and the eyes suddenly appear.
Animated Ghost Figurine
These blood-curdling creatures are sure to terrify any trick-or-treaters, co-workers, or customers. Hyde, the glowing ghost, ominously lights his path with his lantern and flowy body. Unsuspecting visitors will be shocked when his screaming countenance comes to life with creepy glowing red eyes and white lights shining throughout his body. Poseable arms allow you to change Hyde's hold on his lantern so you can choose whether to have him reaching out to passersby or close to his chest like he has a terrible secret. Take the classic ghost decor to the next level with this spooky figure.
Moaning Butler Prop Holding Silver Tray Figurine
Their life-size, animated creepy creatures are just what you need to turn your home into the scariest haunted house on the block. Their wide choice of monsters, each more nerve-wracking than the last, is sure to create a hair-raising cast for the creepiest display you can imagine. Their Moaning Butler, holding a silver tray, stands ready to serve your guests some ghoulish fun. Worms and eyeballs anyone? No? Perhaps Halloween candy might be a better choice - the options are endless! Creepy xylophone music plays amongst his haunting moans and groans while his eyes flash white and his head rotates, startling even your most stoic visitors. For thrills and chills so frightening your neighbors will run shrieking in horrendous delight, count on Halloween decorations.
The Exorcist Regan Animatronic
Regan was living a normal life as a sweet and pure 12-year-old girl in Georgetown with her mother, Chris. After the sounds of disturbing noises coming from the house and several violent and bizarre episodes from Regan, Chris knew something was up and would do anything to find answers. After various tests from doctors and evaluations from anyone who may have answers, one thing was clear… Regan wasn’t Regan anymore. Having been possessed by an ancient demon, Regan now speaks in a vulgar tongue, sports various scars and sores on her body, and can contort herself in various disturbing ways. The only answer to save this girl from her possession? An Exorcism.
The Regan animatronic is sure to make any fan of the horror movie The Exorcist jump. With disturbing head-spinning movements just like in the movie and actual voice lines from the film, this Regan animatronic is the real deal. Standing at five feet tall, your guests will be so impressed with how scary your animatronic display is when they see the spooky light-up image of the demon she's possessed by projects from the Regan's back.
Lord Raven Animatronic
Deep in the dark mountains of the black hills, the Lord Raven makes its nest from the clean-picked bones of its victims. Perched upon this throne, the beast waits until the sun dips below the mountain peaks before flapping its wings and emerging into the night to stalk its next victim. Your only chance to survive is catching a glimpse of its demonic eyes before Lord Raven and its minions descend upon you and turn you into their next feast, pecking you until only bones are left.
At six foot tall, the Lord Raven animatronic will tower over guests in your home. Watch as it lifts its arms and lowers its head to gather a closer look at its next victim. With light-up LED red eyes and tormenting voice lines, Lord Raven will spook you to your core!
Giant 8 ft. Animated Scarecrow Pumpkin Decoration
Do you know that feeling of surprise and shock when you visit your vegetable garden after days or weeks of neglect, and you encounter a monstrous zucchini hiding under the leaves, or you find a horrifically engorged pumpkin growing on the vine? Well, that feeling has nothing on the terror you'll embody when you come outside to find this Giant Animated Scarecrow Pumpkin presiding over your patch, instead!
Of course, you don't have to leave this lanky lad in the garden — he also makes a most fearsome sight on a porch, in your yard, decorating your entryway, or taking center stage in your haunted hallway. Sure, this scarecrow may help keep the crows at bay, but the question remains, what kinds of otherworldly, unwanted spirits may follow him into your house and stay for good? Ghosts? Goblins? Gigantic zucchini zombies? Let us know how it goes!
Hunched Reaper Halloween Animated Decoration
The Colossal Fogging Grim Reaper Of The Underworld Is Here. To Collect Your SOUL. Have this oversized Ghoul be your greeter for the Halloween season. This reaper will scare even the bravest of souls.
Scary Harry the Motion Activated Animatronic Killer Clown
A set of motors attach to the head and adjustable arms to move back and forth in time with creepy, pre-recorded catchphrases.
Scream & Holler Door Mat
You'll have everyone spooked this Halloween when you pick up our Scream and Holler Door Mat! With your purchase, you will receive a fun and scary door mat which yells out all kinds of phrases once you step on it. All of the trick-or-treaters who come to your door are going to love it!
Talking Evil Witch Halloween Prop
Their life-size, animated creepy creatures are just what you need to turn your home into the scariest haunted house on the block. Their wide choice of monsters, each more nerve-wracking than the last, is sure to create a hair-raising cast for the creepiest display you can imagine. "Eeeheheehe, beware!" It's Their Talking Evil Witch ready and waiting to cast a spell on her next victim. With her cackling voice, rotating head, and flashing white eyes, she'll startle your most stoic visitors. "Eeeheheehe! You're not really scared, are you?" For thrills and chills so frightening your neighbors will run shrieking in horrendous delight, count on Halloween decorations.
Monty Monkey Halloween Animatronic
It's all fun and games until your favorite toy turns into a six-foot terror with cymbals, a lust for killing, and the eyes of a demon. Monty was every kid's favorite toy from yesteryear, delighting generations of kids with his antics. Now he sends them running for cover all because one little boy wished and wished for his favorite toy to come to life. So if you hear the cymbals banging, you’d better duck, or it might be the last sound you ever hear!
After years and years of being forced to appease children, Monty is ready for a new gig. Make the Monty animatronic a part of your terrifying display and your guests will go bananas! What used to be a child’s plaything is now the fuel of nightmares thanks to the sounds of his piercing monkey screeches and clanging cymbals. Standing at six feet tall, the yellow light-up LED eyes and moving mouth really bring this toy to life, just not like you thought it would!
Looming Clown 10 foot Animated Archway Prop
This prop stands 10 feet tall, with a metal base and fabric clown on top. The long arms and huge hands reach out to grab guests as the torso rocks side to side. But that's not all, the clown's eyes light up and he speaks 5 different phrases with a real moving mouth! Shudder. Happy haunting!
Animated Spell Casting Witch with Lights & Sounds
Classically terrifying, this Spell Speaking Witch is ready to shock trick-or-treaters and parents alike! With infrared sensor, motorized head and body rotation, along with cackling witch voice and lights will generate jump-scares all Halloween long! Clothing made of high-quality lightweight material.
3 ft. Animated Jack Skellington Halloween Animatronic
Amplify an eerie, nightmarish ambience with this Jack Skellington animated standing figure. Wearing his iconic black and white striped suit, the pumpkin king utters recognizable phrases from The Nightmare Before Christmas to delight your guests and liven up the mood. A collapsible design allows for practical storage, and the battery-operated design ensures easy operation with the simple push of a button. Set up this 3-foot Jack Skellington animated standing figure on a dark empty corner or along hallways and entryways to complement your spooky fun decor.
What are some of your favorite Halloween animatronics featured in our list? What features would you love future animatronics to have? Share your thoughts with our readers in the comments below.