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Spooky Halloween Front Door Decorations

Updated on October 3, 2014

Create a Haunted Halloween with Front Door Decorations

I love decorating my front door for Halloween with a spooky theme that makes the kids leery of coming up the stairs and even more leery of knocking on the door!!

Halloween is supposed to be a fright night so to get the full effect of it for the trick- or- treating, the front door is the one place they have to go to in order to get that sweet, sugary candy for free that they so long for.

I like making them work for it... just a little!

These spooky front door decorations look even more frightening at nighttime when the rest of your porch and yard are darkened and decorated with a similar theme. From a castle to bloody prints to corpses and bats to more, you'll find this one of the least expensive ways to decorate at this time of year while creating the look and feel you want for your own family, friends and the kids that visit!

I hope you'll have fun browsing these ideas, shopping and please take a moment to take our poll and share your comments at the end.

Happy Halloween!!

(Bloody theme door cover with light image by amazon and featured below)

Castle Door Cover - Recreate the look of a scary home - your castle with this cover. It reminds me of all those frightening movies I used to watch with mom and

When this cover is on your door, it's almost hard to tell it's the door since the staircase seems 3D and draws the guests in. Add a porch light so it can be seen from the street!

Castle Entrance Door Cover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
Castle Entrance Door Cover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)

I love this castle staircase for the entry door to your home. It reminds me of those old Alfred Hitchcock scary movie scenes and would make a fun Halloween decoration.


I really like the skeleton look of this door decoration and think it would be especially great for a glass door that you could put a spotlight on from the inside of the house.

Paper Magic Group Bloody Theme Door Dcor with Light
Paper Magic Group Bloody Theme Door Dcor with Light

I love this bloody door banner that fits a full 72"x30" front door and gives a clue of the gory plans you have for your guests on Halloween night.


Bloody Light Up Door Décor - BOOOOOOOOO!!

I think this is really a scary front door decorating idea even if you don't decorate the rest of your front porch with anything else!

Looks like a ghost coming right through the old, beat up wooden front door.

When the porch light is on though, you can imagine the look on the kids' faces as they slowly walk up the path and decide if they want to ring that doorbell.... or not!

Decorate with Lots of Spiders and Webs is always a scary addition this time of year!

I go crazy with this type of spider webbing for the holiday. It's so very easy to stretch into any spider web design you like and attaches easily with a few tacks. Then just spread it out over the entryway and add lots of creepy spiders, snakes or bugs. Add layers of it for more creepiness and it's reusable year after year.

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Spooky Halloween for the Front Door?

Witches are Easy and Classic

Use directly on your front door.Especially great if you dress up as a witch and greet your guests with your costume when you open the door.

Witch themes are classic Halloween decorating and inexpensive - only slightly spooky decorations that won't scare the kids too much!

Bloody hand prints look like someone is trying to get out.. or in. You decide how to decorate the rest of the porch or room.

BEWARE Bloody Door Cover - Fun for your porch or use it indoors on the bathroom or garage door too!

Bloody - Beware - plastic Halloween Wall or Door Decor (5 feet x 30 inch)
Bloody - Beware - plastic Halloween Wall or Door Decor (5 feet x 30 inch)

This banner would be a great spooky addition to your plain white or brown door to really make it stand out. It's one single sheet 30"x5' on a clear background. Add other bloody decorations to your porch area and you'll have a terroriffic night!


Use your Halloween Front Door Decorations inside your home too on a bathroom door, leading to your spooky basement or especially for a kids bedroom door!

How about a dungeon or castle theme for the front entry to set the stage for your house.

Enter at your own risk!!

Haunted Halloween Door Cover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)
Haunted Halloween Door Cover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)

I love this spooky Do Not Enter dungeon door cover. It's only 5' tall so I'd hang it low and add a black garbage bag along the top with more decorations hanging from that area. Most kids are small and won't notice the top. It's still spooky!

Fun World FBA_198096 Cocoon Corpse Decoration
Fun World FBA_198096 Cocoon Corpse Decoration

Use it over and over year after year for your porch or why not use it indoors to spook your guests as they enter!


72" Cocoon Corpse

Why not hang this spooky wrapped corpse in the corner of your porch to highlight the area and make sure it's near the doorknob so it won't be missed - it's quite unique and an attention grabber for sure!

Just a couple of black bats for Halloween help to add to the spooky and scary effect you're looking to create on your front entryway.

Add them to spider webs, sitting upside down, hanging in a corner or sitting on top of the door frame.

Don't forget to add a few Rubber Bats to your Haunted House - They're just plain creepy, try to hide the strings for extra eeeeek!

Door Knocker - Scary movies usually have a big old creepy door knocker so add this if that's the theme you're creating this year!

I'd add a black background on the front door and use this spooky door knocker to make the kids knock for their treats.

It's a simple plastic decoration that's 11" long and just scary enough to help create that spooky effect you want for your front door.

Spooky Critter Assortment - You can never have enough spookiness on your front door!

Combine a few of each of these types of bugs and critters to your spider webbing and all around the door for a very creepy, spooky and realistic looking fright night!

We've used these small rubber mice all around the front entry and our bar when we had our restaurant. Good thing we had an excellent reputation for cleanliness so our customers knew these were part of our Halloween decorations or it could have been bad for us! They're amazingly realistic looking.

Bugs and Cockroaches are a must have item at Halloween!

Your guests will be seriously spooked when you add these creepy cockroaches to your porch d├ęcor. Add them into the spider webs around the front door, in a webby corner or how about placing some in a jar, like they're your buddies!

Creepy, crawly Spiders

The more spiders you use on your front door Halloween decorating the better don't you think!

Stay Tuned!

This year I'll be adding some of my favorite neighborhood spooky Halloween front door decorations to give you more ideas for your own porch.

Happy Halloween!

We always welcome your comments and hope you enjoyed these spooky halloween front door decorations. - What did you like the best?

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      Cindy 4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @askformore lm: Thanks so much askformore and so glad you liked them. Happy Halloween:)

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      You have found a great collection of spooky stuff

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @Sylvestermouse: Happy Halloween to you too Sylvestermouse! xoxo

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Happy Halloween blessings to you!

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @cricketlady: Me too, thanks cricketlady!!

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      cricketlady 5 years ago

      I love this idea!!

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @TheFalconPress: Thank you so much, have fun decorating your Halloween door this year- with so many choices it could be hard to decide! xoxo

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Wow. These are awesome ideas for front door decorations and more. I love this lens. Thanks!

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @iamraincrystal: I'll do the same when I add a link to other great lenses as one of my updates, thanks iamraincrystal, best wishes on your lens. xoxo

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      I'm working on my Halloween lens too and it's also focused on my front door ^_^ I'm linking to your lens ^_^ Great ideas!