Was thinking about how neat it'd be to do a yard haunt in old-school fashion. A love-letter to all the things I loved as a kid. But with a darker twist so it would still have a nice creepy feeling to it.
A rubber-masked dummy in a chair looking more like a dead body than a stuffed pile of clothes, pumpkin-headed ghosts, tree ghosts with skeletal torsos, a yard of cross gravemarkers, spider webs, hanging skulls, and a few strings of flashing lights.
Every year I decide on a particular flood light color for my display. Last year it was amber. It was blue for the Hollowmen, and green for the Ghost Dead. I'm thinking the perfect color combination for an old school haunt would be blue and red.
I think this amazing photo from Toxictoons.com sums it up perfectly.