How to Create High Tech Halloween Pranks

best buy disclosureHow to Create High Tech Halloween Pranks

I have to admit that I am not much of a Halloween prankster. I am a bit of a scaredy cat and tend to steer away from the creepy crawly aspects of Halloween. Most likely because my dad took me to a haunted house when I was 10 called “The Slaughter House” that scared the bageezus out of me! I was absolutely traumatized and haven’t been to a haunted house since.

The Halloween prank that comes to mind that has been pulled on me was done by my sister. We drove into an old cemetery on Halloween night with a car full of friends. We stopped at this particular grave that had a few local paranormal stories. My sister quietly rolled down her window and reached to the driver’s side door where I was sitting and opened the door from the outside. It was terrifying!! And amongst the screams and panic, it took a while to realize that it was her and not a ghost or goblin.

That prank was fairly simple yet very effective. However, if you are a true Halloween prankster, you know how intricate these pranks can get. I’ve seen a few videos online of pranks that look so incredibly real! These high-tech pranks can be really difficult to recreate if you aren’t sure what to do.

Best Buy has a great Halloween page on their site right now with six different instructional videos on how to create some amazing high tech pranks. The Skitter & Scare prank is a modern day technological version of my sister’s shenanigans. Make it look as though an unseen entity is moving around inanimate objects with this great prank.



What are your favorite Halloween pranks that you’ve pulled or have had pulled on you? Which is your favorite of the high tech pranks from Best Buy? Head over here to see the rest of these great videos and to get ideas on how to be a bad friend…er…good prankster this Halloween.



About Kimberly

Kimberly is a work from home mom, with a 4 year old son who supports her husband who is a full-time student. When she isn’t clipping coupons and scouring deals, she can be found with a can of spray paint in hand or treasure hunting at thrift stores.


  1. I don’t know that I’ve had any pranks played on me. We did used to set up a haunted house in the basement full of cool surprises though. 🙂

  2. We usually use a fogger and flashing lights to scare the kids. By next year they have forgotten all about it.

  3. I haven’t had a good prank played on me in years. My oldest loves Halloween and spooky scary stuff, this is right up his alley.

  4.' Kim Croisant says:

    That’s funny! Even Best Buy is getting into Halloween pranks. Love that store!

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