Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The 2015 Halloween Mood Display

I love everything there is about Halloween ... cheap candy, wacky seasonal foods, fall festivals, the crispness in the night air, horror movies, and the old WCW pay-per-view series "Halloween Havoc". Last year, my spirit was at an all time low though. Looking back on it, I'm not sure why. So, in order to jump start my Halloween spirit last year, I took a page from Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula (where he has already started his Halloween countdown) and made what he calls a "mood table". The purpose of said table is to have one place in your house that is convenient with all things Halloween, be it scary movies, books of ghost stories, etc. and helps the Halloween spirit come alive.

This year, it seems, my Halloween spirit is at an all-time high and I was really excited to put together the sequel to the mood table. However, knowing how my 2-year old son likes to get into things, I decided it was a more logical idea to change it up this year and do a "mood display" instead. Last weekend, my wife and I didn't have anything planned so we got out the Halloween decor and got to work. I present the 2015 Halloween Mood Display ...

I took the archway on the wall between the living room and kitchen and turned it into the center of Halloween in our house. It's got everything you could ever need in one spot ... books, movies, and a Ghostbusters pail that will soon be filled up with candy. And yes, you have to have lights as you want it to be able to glow at night when the lights are off and you're watching Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.

Here are some close-ups going from left to right across the display ...

Here we've got three Funko figures from The Walking Dead, one of my wife's favorite shows, a green monster that exerts an evil laugh when squeezed, and a decorative pail.

Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees hanging out. I'm on the lookout for a Freddy Krueger figure to join them.

On the opposite end, it's Ash from Evil Dead and Army of Darkness and Billy from Saw. If I can find a Leatherface figure, then it'll be a party!

Finally, the fun section where my books of ghost stories and my horror movie collection awaits to be viewed with the creepy clown guy standing guard. Also, you can't have Halloween in my opinion without Snoopy and the timeless Peanuts Great Pumpkin special (which is the DVD in the orange case).

I feel the Halloween spirit more than ever this year and this or display is a big part of it. I hope you enjoyed reading about this and hopefully this will inspire you to do your own mood display, mood table, or whatever else. If you do decide to do one, and this post inspired you to do so, then I feel like I've succeeded in making the world a better place.


  1. I think my whole basement might be a mood piece around baseball cards.

  2. Great article, and fantastic mood display. Glad to see you're in the spirit this year.

  3. Cannot wait to check out Target on Saturday and fill and empty out the GhostBusters pail with yummy candies 🎃