Trick or Treat


8 Spooky Ways to Give Trick-or-Treaters a Fright

Give your trick-or-treaters the biggest scare with these terrifying tricks

Trick-or-treaters are never really expecting anything other than a treat. Dressed up in their Halloween costumes, with buckets ready to be filled with candy, they go round the neighborhood knocking on doors, essentially just ask for candy. But given that they do declare “trick or treat” when you open the door, how about this year you choose “trick”?

8 Spooky Ways to Give Trick-or-Treaters a Fright (Slideshow)

Obviously, giving away generous amounts of candy is the easiest way to deal with trick-or-treaters, but this year, put in a little more effort to make your day more fun and their day more thrilling by giving them an unexpected fright! No matter how much effort you’re willing to put into your scaring project, we have the perfect tricks for you. 

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From dropping a fake skeleton out of the upstairs window when the trick-or-treaters approach to make them run far away in fear for their lives, to simply hiding a real-looking toy rat at the bottom of a bowl of candy to give them a gruesome fright when they’re rummaging around — these eight scaring tactics won’t fail to make those trick-or-treaters shriek. Rather than begging for more candy, you’ll just see them sprint away from your seemingly haunted house as fast as they possibly can.