The Haunted World of Halloween Village Houses

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Last year, I did a post on the Christmas village houses which has a long tradition. But you might not know that some traditions that were used exclusively for one holiday could be applied to others. For instance, there aren’t just marshmallow peeps for Easter anymore. Still, other than profit margins, the idea of adapting the Christmas villages for Halloween kind of makes sense. After all, Halloween provides a great opportunity for a spooky village with haunted houses and other buildings. Besides, it’s a very popular holiday that people really get into. And yes, the same companies who sell Christmas village houses are also in the Halloween business. You’ll find not just haunted house collectibles, but also shops with Halloween sounding names, scary figures, and even a gazebo made of skeletons. Like their Christmas counterparts, these little Halloween towns can become very elaborate as well as a very expensive holiday hobby. Yet, like the Christmas villages, there are plenty of people who make their own haunted abodes for their miniature haunted neighborhoods in their home. So for your reading pleasure, I give you some Halloween houses and towns.

  1. Feel free to check into the Bates Motel but you can never check out.
Wait until you meet Norman Bates, a clean cut young man who's a real momma's boy. Also tends to murder women in showers wearing women's clothes.

Wait until you meet Norman Bates, a clean cut young man who’s a real momma’s boy. Also tends to murder women in showers wearing women’s clothes.

2. A purple glitter house is a ghostly haven.

You may see how the ghosts are coming through the windows. Yet, one of them seems rather welcoming.

You may see how the ghosts are coming through the windows. Yet, one of them seems rather welcoming.

3. A haunted village always has to have a deadly backdrop.

You can see how this village has a coffin and tombstone behind it. Yes, someone must've had too much time on their hands.

You can see how this village has a coffin and tombstone behind it. Yes, someone must’ve had too much time on their hands.

4. Enter 936 if you dare.

This black one even lights up inside. And it even has some glittery spiders on it, too.

This black one even lights up inside. And it even has some glittery spiders on it, too.

5. You’ll never know what’s haunted in this Wonderland.

These houses are a mishmash between Halloween and Alice in Wonderland. Then again, I don't think Alice in Wonderland needs a Halloween rendition. Wonderland is creepy enough.

These houses are a mishmash between Halloween and Alice in Wonderland. Then again, I don’t think Alice in Wonderland needs a Halloween rendition. Wonderland is creepy enough.

6. Not sure if this place is entirely abandoned.

Sure it may be covered in straw and have graves in the yard. But it's lit from the inside.

Sure it may be covered in straw and have graves in the yard. But it’s lit from the inside.

7. So if this church is boarded up, why is it lit?

At least with Halloween village houses, you can make them look as decrepit as possible. Because haunted is the thing here.

At least with Halloween village houses, you can make them look as decrepit as possible. Because haunted is the thing here.

8. Apparently, like Santa, these ghosts prefer to take the chimney way out.

Uh, aren't ghosts supposed to be able to go through walls. Then again, chimney is fine.

Uh, aren’t ghosts supposed to be able to go through walls. Then again, chimney is fine.

9. This place is turning into a real ghost town.

After all, it's full of ghosts who seem to love it hear. Love the purple lights from the buildings.

After all, it’s full of ghosts who seem to love it hear. Love the purple lights from the buildings.

10. Sure it looks like a normal house, at first.

But notice how it has a black roof, orange from the inside, as well as a spider and skull on it. Very subtle and very spooky.

But notice how it has a black roof, ghosts from the inside, as well as a spider and skull on it. Very subtle and very spooky.

11. I’d be careful entering a black house with dangling shutters.

Notice how it's lit from the windows. So don't suppose you'll be alone in there.

Notice how it’s lit from the windows. So don’t suppose you’ll be alone in there.

12. I’m afraid everything’s locked here.

Wonder if that ghost is lonely or just wants to be left alone. Love the clock though.

Wonder if that ghost is lonely or just wants to be left alone. Love the clock though.

13. Black glitter and branches can always make homes especially scare worthy.

Helps if the light from the inside, too. Also if you add some trees that light up as well.

Helps if the light from the inside, too. Also if you add some trees that light up as well.

14. Those shutters don’t seemed hold on just right.

Yeah, they seem about to fall off from the windows. The giant spider is also a creepy touch.

Yeah, they seem about to fall off from the windows. The giant spider is also a creepy touch.

15. Sometimes haunted houses can appear they have a life of their own.

This seems like a haunted neighborhood inspired by Dr. Seuss. The house on the left especially emphasizes my point.

This seems like a haunted neighborhood inspired by Dr. Seuss. The house on the left especially emphasizes my point.

16. Orange and black glitter always bring a Halloween shimmer.

Notice how the orange glitter brings out the cobwebs. Love the roof on this, too.

Notice how the orange glitter brings out the cobwebs. Love the roof on this, too.

17. Imagine this spooky town on a high shelf.

Makes it seem that this Halloween town is set on a steep mountain. Seems kind of fitting if you look at it another way.

Makes it seem that this Halloween town is set on a steep mountain. Seems kind of fitting if you look at it another way.

18. Did it just snow here?

Then again, it might just be a frost. But it's hardly a place that sleeps.

Then again, it might just be a frost. But it’s hardly a place that sleeps.

19. Is that house smiling at me?

Well, it somehow seems to be with the banner. Yet, it's also lit from the inside, too.

Well, it somehow seems to be with the banner. Yet, it’s also lit from the inside, too.

20. You might want to beware going near this boarded home.

Did I just see a witch on her broom? That's not a good sign. Also there's light coming from a window.

Did I just see a witch on her broom? That’s not a good sign. Also there’s light coming from a window.

21. A home with a skull sign is a home to avoid.

Well, ain't that the truth. This is especially show if there's a bat on the front and a purple tree.

Well, ain’t that the truth. This is especially show if there’s a bat on the front and a purple tree.

22. Apparently, whoever lives here doesn’t care for visitors.

Another haunted building that seems woefully decrepit. Sure it's bad for neighbor property values. But it's great for Halloween.

Another haunted building that seems woefully decrepit. Sure it’s bad for neighbor property values. But it’s great for Halloween.

23. From this home, you might see some bats in the distance.

Sure bats may look scary. But they do eat a lot of good for us like eat pests. Also, there's Batman.

Sure bats may look scary. But they do eat a lot of good for us like eat pests. Also, there’s Batman.

24. Don’t know why the lights don’t go out at this place.

Then again, it might be a witch's home she shares with ghosts. Yet, love the windows in this one.

Then again, it might be a witch’s home she shares with ghosts. Yet, love the windows in this one.

25. As far as this skeletal abode is concerned, there are no bones about it.

Have to appreciate the sight of blood coming from the windows. This person must have a demented imagination.

Have to appreciate the sight of blood coming from the windows. This person must have a demented imagination.

26. Are you sure you’d want to trick or treat at a place like this?

I don't know. I think kids might be advised to skip this one. Just have a bad feeling about it.

I don’t know. I think kids might be advised to skip this one. Just have a bad feeling about it.

27. Who said a spooky town doesn’t have a nightlife?

Well, it sure seems to have a lot of great shops and many pedestrians. Like how it's situated like a hill.

Well, it sure seems to have a lot of great shops and many pedestrians. Like how it’s situated like a hill.

28. Enter this graveyard if you dare.

This was made from paper mache along with other materials. Like the tombstones here.

This was made from paper mache along with other materials. Like the tombstones here.

29. Sometimes a haunted house just needs all the right decorations.

I especially like how it's situated on a platter like a haunted house on a hill. Also like the tree right beside it.

I especially like how it’s situated on a platter like a haunted house on a hill. Also like the tree right beside it.

30. What’s that light coming from the house?

Maybe it's just a light bulb. Then again, the windows seem to be lined with coffin liner from the inside.

Maybe it’s just a light bulb. Then again, the windows seem to be lined with coffin liner from the inside.

31. For Halloween houses, you might want to have them near a tree of lights.

Each of these is decorated in its own way. There are even orange and black trees in the middle along with moss and rocks.

Each of these is decorated in its own way. There are even orange and black trees in the middle along with moss and rocks.

32. Sometimes all your house needs are cobwebs.

Since they can give the impression of desolation and abandonment. Also like the purple lights.

Since they can give the impression of desolation and abandonment. Also like the purple lights.

33. This little place appears slightly bent with the wind.

Well, it seems to be too small to be regular haunted house. Yet, too big to be an outhouse. Maybe it's just a little cabin or something?

Well, it seems to be too small to be regular haunted house. Yet, too big to be an outhouse. Maybe it’s just a little cabin or something?

34. Sometimes you might see a haunted house come alive.

Now that does look pretty scary. Sure wouldn't want to own a home like that.

Now that does look pretty scary. Sure wouldn’t want to own a home like that.

35. Just because it’s in bright purple doesn’t mean it’s not haunted.

You might want to look at the top window that's shaped like a skull. Yes, that's pretty creepy.

You might want to look at the top window that’s shaped like a skull. Yes, that’s pretty creepy.

36. Sometimes a haunted house just needs to have the right trimmings.

But at least it's not totally abandoned. Just home to a witch, it turns out.

But at least it’s not totally abandoned. Just home to a witch, it turns out.

37. Looks like this place has been left to the bats.

Now this really does seem like an abandoned home you'd see on the road. Just has a very decrepit and unkempt look screaming low property values.

Now this really does seem like an abandoned home you’d see on the road. Just has a very decrepit and unkempt look screaming low property values.

38. What’s that black stuff coming from the windows.

For all I know, it might be a place where teenagers shouldn't hang out, especially if they're the token black in the group. If you're familiar with horror movies, you know where I'm getting at.

For all I know, it might be a place where teenagers shouldn’t hang out, especially if they’re the token black in the group. If you’re familiar with horror movies, you know where I’m getting at.

39. You might want to skip this place or avoid it entirely.

This has to be done by an artist. But it certainly seems like a house you'd see in a horror movie.

This has to be done by an artist. But it certainly seems like a house you’d see in a horror movie.

40. Sometimes green and purple is just as good as black and orange.

This home really seems Halloweened out. Has all the scary things like a witch and bats.

This home really seems Halloweened out. Has all the scary things like a witch and bats.

41. Seems like a hangout spot you’d find in the Village of the Damned.

Still, this isn't a safe place for children. But I do love how this person used vintage Halloween kids for effect.

Still, this isn’t a safe place for children. But I do love how this person used vintage Halloween kids for effect.

42. Sometimes a tower is a great addition.

Despite that a lot of homes don't have one. Nor do they have more than 2 stories either.

Despite that a lot of homes don’t have one. Nor do they have more than 2 stories either.

43. Well, this seems to be a lively haunt in a fireplace.

Granted, it's a small space. But I do like how it's lit up and how the backdrop is used as a night sky.

Granted, it’s a small space. But I do like how it’s lit up and how the backdrop is used as a night sky.

44. Despite the light, everything’s boarded up.

Still, it seems like a glittering home you can see for miles. Like the tree on this, too.

Still, it seems like a glittering home you can see for miles. Like the tree on this, too.

45. Even the moon is disturbed by what’s going on here.

Another Seuss like structure in Halloween colors. The windows seem to tell an interesting story.

Another Seuss like structure in Halloween colors. The windows seem to tell an interesting story.

46. Nothing makes a Halloween house like a jack-o-lantern.

Sure it might not scare people. But this one has quite a menacing look.

Sure it might not scare people. But this one has quite a menacing look.

47. Seems like this place has quite a spider infestation.

Now this should make some people freak out since arachnophobia isn't an unusual thing. But in proportion, spiders aren't usually that big.

Now this should make some people freak out since arachnophobia isn’t an unusual thing. But in proportion, spiders aren’t usually that big.

48. Guess no one goes to this chapel anymore.

From the looks of it, it probably had a small congregation to begin with. The bats like it though.

From the looks of it, it probably had a small congregation to begin with. The bats like it though.

49. Sometimes you can make great windows with mesh.

Well, they do give a rather creepy vibe on this one. Nevertheless, love how this house is shaped and the shutters.

Well, they do give a rather creepy vibe on this one. Nevertheless, love how this house is shaped and the shutters.

50. For your potion needs, this is the place for you.

It's a great place if you're a witch with time constraints. Though sometimes it might be cheaper to brew your own.

It’s a great place if you’re a witch with time constraints. Though sometimes it might be cheaper to brew your own.

51. There must be a good reason not to enter here.

This one seems like a rather normal house. But add a spider and some black trees and it's a haunted home.

This one seems like a rather normal house. But add a spider and some black trees and it’s a haunted home.

52. This place needs a lot of work done like repairs and maintenance.

Apparently, nobody has lived at this place for decades. May have a rather shady reputation.

Apparently, nobody has lived at this place for decades. May have a rather shady reputation.

53. Sometimes haunted buildings can come in outlandish colors.

These are certainly no exception. One of them even has green stuff coming from the chimney.

These are certainly no exception. One of them even has green stuff coming from the chimney.

54. This house has really become a real crow’s nest.

It also has an odd shape to it. Well, at least one of the windows does, anyway.

It also has an odd shape to it. Well, at least one of the windows does, anyway.

55. Wonder what’s coming from those chimneys.

Now this one looks a bit similar to one of the other houses I just showed. Yet, it seems to be a Christmas cottage turned into a Halloween one. Not to mention, it seems more lively.

Now this one looks a bit similar to one of the other houses I just showed. Yet, it seems to be a Christmas cottage turned into a Halloween one. Not to mention, it seems more lively.

56. This ghost welcomes you to his bright orange abode.

Even has a pink roof and an orange tower. Not sure how that could exist in real life beyond Florida though.

Even has a pink roof and an orange tower. Not sure how that could exist in real life beyond Florida though.

57. For a more haunted mantle, branches are a must.

Well, along with the haunted houses. But that's beside the point. Not sure how these don't go over the edge.

Well, along with the haunted houses. But that’s beside the point. Not sure how these don’t go over the edge.

58. Looks like the witch got stuck in the chimney again.

The green house seems to have a lovely glitter roof and door. Yet, the feet sticking out is quite funny.

The green house seems to have a lovely glitter roof and door. Yet, the feet sticking out is quite funny.

59. The windows don’t seem set right on this house.

Well, the top windows, anyway. The shutters seem about to fall off as well. Also, the orange tree is rather freaky.

Well, the top windows, anyway. The shutters seem about to fall off as well. Also, the orange tree is rather freaky.

60. Don’t know why anyone would want to come near this place.

Not sure if that's a ghost or a trick or treater. If the latter, then they should get out immediately.

Not sure if that’s a ghost or a trick or treater. If the latter, then they should get out immediately.

61. For a haunted house, this seems to be a happening place.

Not sure if I'd want to send my kids trick or treating at a house with blood coming from the windows. That might be a bad sign.

Not sure if I’d want to send my kids trick or treating at a house with blood coming from the windows. That might be a bad sign.

62. Whoever lives here has an interesting way of decorating.

Seems to have skulls on the porch posts. Not sure if that will freak out the neighbors.

Seems to have skulls on the porch posts. Not sure if that will freak out the neighbors.

63. I don’t think you’ll like what you’ll discover here.

The walls seem a bit rusty and the wood a bit worn. Also, bats might live here as well.

The walls seem a bit rusty and the wood a bit worn. Also, bats might live here as well.

64. This houses is a perfect place for a skeleton to rest his bones.

Nice that it has bloody windows and a coffin door. Yes, it's in a similar style like one of the earlier houses. But that's beside the point.

Nice that it has bloody windows and a coffin door. Yes, it’s in a similar style like one of the earlier houses. But that’s beside the point.

65. Don’t be scared. That’s just a bat and owl.

Haven't seen a ghost yet. Also, that tree might look rather unusual without its leaves.

Haven’t seen a ghost yet. Also, that tree might look rather unusual without its leaves.

66. There’s an eerie essence to this interesting house. Or is it a church?

Well, it has a bell tower. Yet, there's some weird green stuff near the door ways.

Well, it has a bell tower. Yet, there’s some weird green stuff near the door ways.

67. When there are ghosts and bats, it’s best to keep your distance.

Also helps if you see a skull and crossed bones as well as boards on a window. You may not leave there alive.

Also helps if you see a skull and crossed bones as well as boards on a window. You may not leave there alive.

68. Nothing good can come from weird shape trees near a black glitter house.

This is especially true when the door is boarded up and there's a jack-o-lantern. Might want think twice before entering.

This is especially true when the door is boarded up and there’s a jack-o-lantern. Might want think twice before entering.

69. Wonder what these skeletons are up to.

I'm sure this isn't up to scale since the skeletons look bigger than the other figures. And they wouldn't be normally.

I’m sure this isn’t up to scale since the skeletons look bigger than the other figures. And they wouldn’t be normally.

70. Well, these ghosts seem rather hospitable.

Don't mind that the board at the door says, "Do Not Enter." Then again, you might want to keep that in mind.

Don’t mind that the board at the door says, “Do Not Enter.” Then again, you might want to keep that in mind.

71. A haunted village must always have a nice large lake.

Sure it might have dead bodies rising up from there once in a while. But you can say that about a lot of places in a Halloween town.

Sure it might have dead bodies rising up from there once in a while. But you can say that about a lot of places in a Halloween town.

72. Sometimes a house is haunted when spiders take it over.

And this house seems like a haven for large spiders. Some of whom spin their webs here.

And this house seems like a haven for large spiders. Some of whom spin their webs here.

73. I guess this place is home to a witch.

To be honest, I kind of prefer the black glitter to the orange glitter. Bright orange can be worn by Penn DOT workers.

To be honest, I kind of prefer the black glitter to the orange glitter. Bright orange can be worn by Penn DOT workers and shows up at night.

74. I think these trick or treaters might want to skip the house on the hill.

That house on top of the hill seems rather haunted. Maybe it's best to skip it for their own good.

That house on top of the hill seems rather haunted. Maybe it’s best to skip it for their own good.

75. Even a skeleton can enjoy a boat ride once in a while.

This seems like a rather creative display. Reminds me of a little cove where people like to take their boats out.

This seems like a rather creative display. Reminds me of a little cove where people like to take their boats out.

76. You may not want to know what you can see in these windows.

Once again, someone must've used old photos for the entities lurking this house. Love the lace on the roof, too.

Once again, someone must’ve used old photos for the entities lurking this house. Love the lace on the roof, too.

77. Seems like someone likes a bit of grave decoration.

I think this is supposed to resemble Jack Skellington's house from the Nightmare Before Christmas. But I'm not sure.

I think this is supposed to resemble Jack Skellington’s house from the Nightmare Before Christmas. But I’m not sure.

78. Well, this cottage has a nice pumpkin collection.

I wouldn't say patch since they'd have to be attached to vine. Love the brick work, too.

I wouldn’t say patch since they’d have to be attached to vine. Love the brick work, too.

79. Sometimes a haunted house needs a few fancy touches.

Well, it sure has plenty of patterns on the roofs. Like the skull doorway. Very classy.

Well, it sure has plenty of patterns on the roofs. Like the skull doorway. Very classy.

80. When it comes to haunted houses, you can fit some in a unique style.

These are in different patterns as you see here. Love the vampire's one the best.

These are in different patterns as you see here. Love the vampire’s one the best.

81. For a more witchy castle, go with neon green.

Sure it might be a tacky eyesore. But at least a witch will know where her house is.

Sure it might be a tacky eyesore. But at least a witch will know where her house is.

82. Is that smoke or ghosts coming from that chimney?

At this time of year, it can go either way. Still, Love that tree near the house. So Dr. Seuss like.

At this time of year, it can go either way. Still, Love that tree near the house. So Dr. Seuss like.

83. For a more scary village, try a coffin shelf.

Well, that seems to work quite nicely. Hope you have slots to plug in the lights, though.

Well, that seems to work quite nicely. Hope you have slots to plug in the lights, though.

84. For some haunted houses, sometimes two towers are better than one.

Since you sometimes might want to go with symmetry. Though we're just talking about roofs here.

Since you sometimes might want to go with symmetry. Though we’re just talking about roofs here.

85. In more urban places, you might come across this.

Seems like something people might see on their block. Minus the haunted element. But the windows are boarded just the same.

Seems like something people might see on their block. Minus the haunted element. But the windows are boarded just the same.

86. Really don’t want to know what’s coming from that door.

I know it's a mysterious light. But the redness makes it seem so unnatural.

I know it’s a mysterious light. But the redness makes it seem so unnatural.

87. Is it really 3 or is the clock stuck there.

It's probably the latter. Still, I love the wrought iron in this. Very ornate.

It’s probably the latter. Still, I love the wrought iron in this. Very ornate.

88. The tower on this house is covered with cobwebs.

The roof seems rather nice as well. Really captures the haunting mood of the house.

The roof seems rather nice as well. Really captures the haunting mood of the house.

89. This abandoned tower is a hooting home for owls.

Once again, I'm not sure why such structures seem to exist here. They seem to defy all logical explanation.

Once again, I’m not sure why such structures seem to exist here. They seem to defy all logical explanation.

90. I’m sure this property has been condemned for a long time.

This one seems to have all kinds of things wrong with it. There are cobwebs on the roof and boards on the doors and windows.

This one seems to have all kinds of things wrong with it. There are cobwebs on the roof and boards on the doors and windows.

91. When it doubt, it helps to start small.

This one has a black cat inside as well as a pumpkin on the chimney. Not sure about the snow though.

This one has a black cat inside as well as a pumpkin on the chimney. Not sure about the snow though.

92. There’s nothing safe about this silver house.

This is especially so when it seems abandoned and has a skull and crossed bones on it. That can't be good.

This is especially so when it seems abandoned and has a skull and crossed bones on it. That can’t be good.

93. You might want to be wary of the green light.

Because it might mean ghosts, something radioactive, or both. Not sure which is worse.

Because it might mean ghosts, something radioactive, or both. Not sure which is worse.

94. Sometimes a witch prefers a black house.

Now that's more like it. Orange works better as an accent color anyway. Love the wreaths.

Now that’s more like it. Orange works better as an accent color anyway. Love the wreaths.

95. Enter this small cottage at your own risk.

If you think only mansions are haunted, you might be mistaken. You may never know what's in a small house.

If you think only mansions are haunted, you might be mistaken. You may never know what’s in a small house.

96. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to add a dash of whimsy.

Sure these homes look more cute than haunted. But a few of them have their share of bats.

Sure these homes look more cute than haunted. But a few of them have their share of bats.

97. Sometimes a haunted house doesn’t need to be fancy.

This one mainly has cobwebs on the roof and a few boards. Really sets the mood.

This one mainly has cobwebs on the roof and a few boards. Really sets the mood.

98. I’m sure these skulls will be accommodating.

You can see the vintage imagery on this card. Like the trees on this, too.

You can see the vintage imagery on this card. Like the trees on this, too.

99. This might be a simple cottage but you might want to think that over.

Well, it seems rather normal enough. But there's something about it that seems off for some reason. Don't know what.

Well, it seems rather normal enough. But there’s something about it that seems off for some reason. Don’t know what.

100. Sometimes you’ll never know whether a place is haunted until it’s too late.

This one is very nicely done. Seems like an abandoned cottage but a face in the chimney can stick with you.

This one is very nicely done. Seems like an abandoned cottage but a face in the chimney can stick with you.

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