Creating a Horrifying Haunted House with NH Lighting

While most houses are stretching out spider webs and taping up wall decorations this Halloween, NH lighting effects can make yours stand out.  Everyone applauds the houses that strive to provide the neighborhood with the spookiest experience on the block. From ten minute computerized light shows to fog machines and black lighting effects, Halloween offers one of the most enjoyable times for event production. Lighting, special effects, and sounds help to build anticipation, while setting the mood and creating a memorable experience.

Fog Machines

One effect that always intensifies the spook factor is fog machines. There is something about walking through dark, foggy paths that sends shivers up your spine. Take it a step further by placing plastic skulls, candle-lit pumpkins, and other props along the way.

However, fog machines have a tendency to get hot.  It’s crucial for safety to ensure the flow of the fog aims in the direction, but not directly at the décor. Be sure to review safety regulations of the fog machine prior to use.

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When combined with a fog machine, strobe lights help to create a sinister factor. Strategic placement of strobe lighting can create dramatic effects.  For example, placing the lights under a tree with a hanging skeleton is sure to have children walking in the opposite direction. By aiming strobe lighting into the fog machine you’ll create a disorientating, spooky effect for visitors.  Like other lighting, safety should also be the first consideration.  Strobe lights have been known to have negative effects without the proper precautions.

Black lights

Black lights are a very easy way to transform your yard of tombstones into a creepy zombie-ridden cemetery. Paint tombstone letters with glow-in-the-dark paint, toss in a skeleton peeking over the top, and watch the landscape come to life!



Spotlights are an easy way to highlight decorations located off of the main path. Spotlighting a witch on the roof of the house, or a skeleton creeping from a coffin is a fast, and simple way to distract visitors with decorations before the next spook pops out to frighten them!


Gobo lights work by casting shadows, or controling the shape of the light. Theater productions have been using gobos for decades to create a ghost-like, eerie stage settings. When using a GOBO for your Halloween event, choosing a single color can help transform even the tiniest of spaces into a spine-tingling atmosphere. Selecting a custom Halloween themed gobo can project a frightening witch, scary zombie, or delightful jack o lantern across a building wall.


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Whether you’re decorating for trick-or-treaters, a haunted house, or getting ready for a Halloween party, APS Lighting has the NH lighting equipment you need to create a spine-chilling experience. We offer full-service lighting and scenic design, event production, and rental of entertainment industry supplies. If you are interested in learning how we can help you craft the perfect event, contact us at 603-424-9198.

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