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8 Best Halloween Projectors for 2022

Brighten your house inside and out with a Halloween light projector — a fast and easy way to decorate for spooky season!

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Buying a Halloween Projector

We love October, because it means decorating your home and yard with all things Halloween! This year, besides spooky tombstones in the lawn and towering Halloween inflatables, make your display extra-special with a Halloween light projector.

Projectors come in lots of prices and capabilities. Choose from simple LED light projectors that display shapes and colors on the wall, to more advanced digital projectors that show animated movie-quality images that will impress your neighbors and delight young trick-or-treaters.

The best part? Unlike hanging Halloween string lights, a projector can be set up in minutes with just the press of a few buttons. Here are some things to consider when you shop for the best Halloween projector to fit your needs:

  • Moving or static graphics;
  • Other holiday theme options so you can use it throughout the year;
  • Plug-in or wireless control;
  • All-weather resistant housing;
  • Built-in timer;
  • Indoor bases and/or outdoor ground stakes.

Here are nine of the best Halloween light projectors to transform your home into a haunted light show!

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Best Scary Dvd Halloween Projectorvia

Best Scary DVD Halloween Projector

This highly-rated projector includes a built-in DVD player. That way, you can grab one of these digital decoration DVDs and play super scary animations. It also features dual audio speakers for spooky sound effects, and connects to your smartphone if you want to play a video directly from your phone.

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Best Remote Control Halloween Projectorvia

Best Remote-Control Halloween Projector

With this Xhaus Projector you can control the light color, moving pattern and flashing speed with the included remote. It comes with 16 slide options for Halloween and Christmas. It also has a built-in timer, so you can set it to automatically turn off when the last trick-or-treaters have left.

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Most Versatile Halloween Projectorvia

Most Versatile Halloween Projector

This Mintom LED projector can display 16 holiday patterns including Halloween, Christmasx, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day! There are also 14 color wave options if you’re looking to shine an eerie colorful glow. Its versatility also extends to setup — it can be staked in the ground, mounted on a wall or ceiling, or placed on the included base.

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Best Special Effects Halloween Projectorvia

Best Special Effects Halloween Projector

For something more high-tech this Halloween, check out the Mini Special FX Halloween Projector. Don’t let the small size fool you! This device creates frightening eight-foot displays of animated images that resemble short Halloween movies with audio and visual effects.

The pre-loaded animations include terrifying ghosts and skeletons. You can also use it to play your video files using a USB flash drive or microSD card.

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Best Splurge Halloween Projectorvia

Best Splurge Halloween Projector

If you really want to impress the neighbors with your digital decorating, pick up the Atmos KIT Plus. It includes a ViewSonic M1+ projector that connects wirelessly to Bluetooth speakers and can play media off your phone and tablet.

The kit also comes with the digital decoration materials you’ll need to make a stunning Halloween display, including a zombie scene, bone-chilling 3D ghosts and a sinister pumpkin face.

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Best Classic Halloween Projectorvia

Best Classic Halloween Projector

If you’re looking for a no-fuss projector, this affordable floating ghosts projector fits the bill. Because what floats better than ghosts? Stake it in the ground and point it towards your garage or front porch. The friendly ghouls will whirl around the front of your house, inviting trick-or-treaters to enter if they dare.

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Best Auto Shifting Halloween Projectorvia

Best Auto-Shifting Halloween Projector

Many projectors include different slides that must be manually changed to switch up the patterns, but this 1byone Halloween Projector features convenient auto-transforming patterns. The projector cycles automatically through each fun Halloween display. Or you can press a button to change modes whenever you want.

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Erica Young
Erica Young is a freelance writer and content creator, specializing in home and lifestyle pieces. She loves writing about home decor, organization, relationships, and pop culture. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.