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All of our recent Freebie Fridays giveaways were chosen to get you ready for October 31st, whether you’re hosting a huge Halloween party or welcoming a handful of timid trick-or-treaters. The fourth and final installment of our awesome Grandin Road Halloween decoration giveaway spectacular hails from ancient Greece.

Ever since the 1981 Clash of the Titans, I’ve held a particular fear of Medusa. So will visitors to your haunted lair when the motion sensor is activated, the snakes begin to writhe and hiss and Medusa’s beckons them to look deep into her eyes.

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Leave us a comment before 12/11c on Monday, October 17 to be entered into the sweepstakes to win the Medusa Halloween decoration.

While you could simply type “boo” to be entered in the giveaway since the winner is randomly selected, it’s more fun when you answer our questions! This week, you get to pick:

What’s your best DIY Halloween decorating tip?


What’s scarier and why? Zombies, poltergeist, Frankenstein, aliens and UFOs, sea monsters like the Kraken, the headless horseman, Freddy Krueger…?

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58 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Well, to my fiance, Medusa is by far the scariest because whenever I would rear my "dark side" early on in our relationship (8 years +) he deemed me the "MEDUSA"! :-) When I saw this, I knew I better enter this week's drawing. To me, the phone call with no-one on the other end, or someone you don't know, is scary, so perhaps probably the "Ghost Face" character from "Scream".

  2. mastercrafthcp says:

    Medusa! She's got snakes on her head for goodness sake!

  3. Sherry Cosenzo says:

    We set up a cemetary with a coffin containing one of our children dressed up who would then come to life when the trick or treaters peered inside.

  4. Kristina LaBarge says:

    I love the classics – wolfman and dracula

  5. Chris says:

    Go for simple. Plastic pumpkins spray painted with all kinds of stencils works great or do the cheesecloth, stiffner, draped over balloons and add lots of spiders. Kids love both of these.

  6. Laura says:

    I've always found the older ghouls to be the creepiest. There's something so simple about them– no special effects, no makeup.

    So, Medusa ranks right up there. But, the headless horse man is also totally creepy. Right now the thing that creeps me out the most– of contemporary images– is "American Horror Story." There's some blood and gore– but most it's psychological spookiness. The twins, the strange boyfriend of the daughter, the little girl neighbor and her creepy mother (Jessica Lang). Now that is scary!

    Happy Halloween to all!

  7. crazyroselady says:

    Ghosts, the classic, still the scariest. Who doesn't feel creeped out thinking "someone" else is there when you're all alone!! Yikes

  8. Care42us says:

    The imagination is the scariest of them all. A good spooky story that leaves the listeners imaginations race and keeps them paranoid for hours is the true definition of horror.

  9. Felipe33 says:

    Cool on my front porch. Pick me I hope. :)

  10. Bev says:

    ok the most bang for your buck is the bagged fake cob webs-for $3 it has alot of impact-just stretch it thin on chandliers, mirror edges,wall sconces,etc dim the lights, light a few candles & you've got a spooky atmosphere:)

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