12 Best Tasteful (But Spooky) Halloween Decorations on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about pumpkin-carving tools, all-American Halloween candy, and the best Halloween costumes for couples, babies, and even dogs, we’ve gone deep here on the best Halloween decorations you can find on Amazon, so you can celebrate spookiness in style. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Candles

4.6 stars, 171 reviews

“Really fun to watch it melt. I kept it on a paper plate so the wax wouldn’t stick on any surfaces, and was left with a big, satisfying pile of wax. The back is the last thing to melt, and the metal skeleton becomes stained black with soot, which makes the effect even cooler.”

4.3 stars, 851 reviews

“Wow! This ‘fake’ candle sure looks real once you get about six feet away. The mechanics to achieve this illusion are simple yet ingenious. The remote allows you to select the type of candle visual effect desired, glowing candle or flame flicker. Bought for a Halloween pumpkin, but will use in home throughout the year … and I will buy another. Great product!”

Lights

4.5 stars, 139 reviews

“Very cute lights for Halloween, small yet colorful. Not a fan of too scary decorations, so I prefer styles like this more. And another reason why I like it so much is that they are battery-powered, so I have more flexibility to decide where I want them without worrying about where to plug it.”

4.6 stars, 119 reviews

“These were perfect for Halloween party. I also got LED lights to hook inside, so when the sun went down, it was very pretty. If you’re careful enough with them, they’re also very reusable!”

Wall Art

4.6 stars, 107 reviews

“I bought this because I am basically lazy and want maximum impact with minimum effort when it comes to Halloween decorations. This was perfect! A ton of the neighborhood kids were really spooked by it and I got many comments on how cool it was. Very simple to put up. I have a front room with three large windows, and I just taped black garbage bags over the third window and used this cling on the other two.”

4.2 stars, 135 reviews

“Halloween isn’t the same without spiderweb! This stuck to everything, and we got especially creepy by covering our entire house in it. We have stucco siding and it stays to it perfectly, even with these windy coastal nights.”

4.7 stars, 35 reviews

“I am so happy with these vintage Beistle cutouts. They are very bright in color and the graphics are wonderful. I love the old-fashion look and the fact that they are two-sided so that when I put them in a window, I can enjoy them from the inside and outside. They are perfect with my Halloween décor.”

Stickers

4.4 stars, 76 reviews

“This year we decided to take part in the Teal Pumpkin project where we handed out nonfood items, so kids with food allergies can enjoy the holiday, too. These stickers were a great addition to what we handed out.”

Curtains

4.2 stars, 100 reviews

“I bought this shower curtain to go with my zombie-themed Halloween party. It was a big hit! I got as many compliments as I did accusations from people saying I wanted to scare them to death. Apparently, it’s extremely realistic to drunk people. And because it is fabric, I can reuse it for another party.”

4 stars, 165 reviews

“When we upgraded our paint color to something much brighter and cheerful, it kind of stepped on the toes of our annual Halloween party. Enter Creepy Cloth. The cloth, draped over the window, brought the brightness down and the spookiness up. Very nice.”

Cups

4.3 stars, 112 reviews

“These were perfect for my Halloween party last year! I didn’t think anyone would really want to drink from them, but they were a hit! My aunt even found an actual IV pole to hang them from! Easy instructions to fill the bags, and no leaks!”

4.8 stars, 354 reviews

“I bought these for Halloween shots thinking they would be great for my mad-scientist theme. Turns out, these things are awesome! I plan on using them for all of my parties. They are super easy to fill, not messy, and come with a secure cap. They were also very easy to wash.”

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Tasteful Halloween Decorations, According to Reviewers