Halloween is certainly the most chilling time of year. And on Staten Island, many homeowners take that spooky factor to the next level. Here’s our guide to some of the best Halloween-decorated houses on Staten Island. But brace yourself, because some of these local haunts will make think you’ve left your cozy hometown and entered a portal of pure darkness and terror.
Complete with grizzly ghouls, killer clowns, Chucky, zombies of all sizes and so much more, these houses will have you in goosebumps and jumping back in fear at every twist and turn.
Love Halloween houses? So does Daniel Rand, creator of Staten Island Halloween Houses, a Facebook group that highlights some of the most decked out Halloween haunts. Rand is a huge Halloween fan from Staten Island who’s won many costume and decoration contests over the years.
“I built the page so everyone can showcase their houses. And the best part about it is that everything is free. We don’t allow any paid professional Halloween attractions,” Rand said. “I love Halloween, it’s a lot of fun. I love doing this for the people of Staten Island.”
The page also includes information about the best times to see some of these local haunts and lots of cool pictures and videos.
The Best Halloween Decorated Houses on Staten Island
Location: 235 Preston Ave. Get your scare on at this horrifying haunt. You’ll experience an 8-foot werewolf, lots of hairy spiders and spooky creatures and characters who belt out screams of horror. It’s even scarier at night, so you might want to go during the day if you have younger kids. Photo credit: Gerard Lennon
Lost Souls Cemetery
Location: 84 Princewood Ave. Zombies, skeletons and other spooky characters call this place home every Halloween. Their boo-tiful abode is accented with home-made décor, including repurposed motors from house fans, car wiper motors and hand-cut fence. Stop by and say hello. Photo credit: Jimmy Salerno
Haunting on Heenan
Location: 161 Heenan Ave. It’s time for movie madness! Meet your hosts, a couple of 12-foot skeletons who are just dying to show you around to meet their fellow cast mates: Freddy Krueger, Beetlejuice, Frankenstein’s monster, the Scream guy and a lot more. Swing by a terrifying butcher shop before you leave—if you have the guts. Photo credit: Paul Buono
Clowning Around on Armstrong
Location: 580 Armstrong Ave. Do you have coulrophobia? Better known as a fear of clowns. If so, this place is for you. A whole cast of killer clowns takes center stage here. Meet Killer Clowns from Outer Space, Chucky and a supporting cast of creepy funny men. Just don’t ask Pennywise for his red balloon before you leave. Photo credit: Gerard Lennon
Cemetery of the Undead
Location: 629 Armstrong Ave. Enter into a crime scene unlike any other, where the dead aren’t allowed to rest. Wander through carnage under the watchful eyes of a swashbuckling skeleton. And don’t forget to grab some candy before you leave! Photo credit: Gerard Lennon
Location: 8 Notus Ave. Take a spooky stroll through a horror wonderland. But be very attentive, as you don’t know what lurks around each corner, as ghouls, goblins and witches brew up spells at every turn. The inside scoop: The Imbemba family goes all out for this and starts decorating in July. There are over 150 life-size pieces and hundreds of accent pieces, too. Photo credit: Gerard Lennon
Wonders of Woodrow
Location: 1562 Woodrow Rd. This one’s off the beaten path. See a 7-foot witch, Day of the Dead skull and a bony guy playing basketball. Photo credit: Gerard Lennon
Haunted Mansion Cemetery
Location: 801 Lamont Ave. Enter into a world of catacombs, werewolves and spook-tacular fun. For the ultimate thrill factor, go at night to experience eerie neon lighting. Photo credit: Justin Oliva
The Seaview Farm Colony
Location: 240 Lander Ave. Stop by this Bull’s Head haunt that’s a tribute to Staten Island’s Seaview Farm Colony. Designed by 21-year-old Joseph Kingston—who was actually born on Halloween Day—the scary scene features many of your favorite Halloween villains, including Michael Myers, the girl from The Exorcist, Pennywise and more. They’re all there just waiting for you to visit. (yikes!) Photo credit: Joseph Kingston
Sophia’s Psycho Circus
Location: 74 1st St. Step right up to a horrifying good time as creepy clowns entertain you with three-ring thrills and boo-tacular big-top fun. Photo credit: Michael Catricola
Smile, It’s Halloween
Location: 332 Seaview Ave. Check out this local haunt, which stars skeletons of all kinds. Bone-us: The house next door is decorated, too, so you’re getting two of the best Halloween-decorated houses on Staten Island in one trip! Photo credit: Tracy Demarest
Haunted Pumpkins and More
Location: 257 Crown Ave. The Papaleo family loves Halloween, just like the others on our list, and they all worked together to build this frighteningly fun scene for their Staten Island neighbors. Photo credit: Danielle Giacino Papaleo
Vanity House Designs
Location: Empire Outlets 55 Richmond Terr. Ok this one isn’t one of the Halloween-decorated houses on Staten Island, but it’s a local business that’s packed with so many festive and fun decorations on display to see and buy! From pretty and mystical to spooky and classic, there are many items to browse here. And if you’re into Hocus Pocus, this is the place to check out for some cool magical swag. Photo credit: Kurt Alger
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