Haunted House Party: DJ Effects for a Halloween-Themed Event

On Halloween, everyone dresses up in outrageous costumes, piles into their favorite nightclubs, and dances to spooky music, so it can be a particularly fun night for DJs. Although the festivities allow you to be more playful with the music selection — “Monster Mash” doesn’t really work on other nights, for example — there’s also an expectation that the party will have a distinct Halloween vibe. That means you can’t slack off with the creepy decorations, Halloween lighting effects, or the fog machine. To help set the mood, we’ve showcased a few of the best (and scariest) Halloween DJ effects on the market.

I DJ Now Halloween Blacklight & Fog Machine Package 3:

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For DJs uninitiated with All Hallows’ Eve, IDJNow has put together some packages that cover the entire Halloween experience. The #3 package includes a fog machine, two LED strobe lights, two blacklights, and a portable skull speaker. First, fog machines are essential for a killer Halloween party, since they obscure the dancefloor and refract light in a mesmerizing way. For rhythmic flashes that evolve with the music, strobe lights like the included Xstatic X-702M are an incredibly bright tool. Turning them on at key moments in a DJ set can help accentuate the beat and release pent-up energy.

Meanwhile, the Chauvet DJ 18” blacklights will make clothing glow in a dark club environment, tweaking the audience’s perception of color. Finally, you can’t host a real Halloween party without a creepy skull somewhere. The Skull Speaker combines a portable MP3 player, powerful stereo speakers, and glowing LED eyes in a gleefully morbid design. When combined, these Halloween DJ effects will make for a killer night.

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Xstatic X-703 Mansion 120 Strobe Light:

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If you’re simply in the market for Halloween lighting effects, the X-703 strobe from Xstatic can bring vibrant colors to the dancefloor. Using minimal power, the 36 red, 32 green, and 44 blue LEDs can blend together to achieve a wide array of colors. When you drop “Thriller” at the peak moment of your DJ set, the strobe activates via manual control or its built-in microphone, which responds to sound in the environment. For a moody finish to the Michael Jackson’s classic, just switch the strobe’s color scheme to blood red when Vincent Price cackles at the end of the song.

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American DJ Mister Kool Fog Machine:

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Not all fog machines are created equal. Some belch smoke that disappears in a few moments, leaving dancers underwhelmed; others fill the entire room with such a thick haze that it seems like a fire hazard. With the addition of plain ice cubes, American DJ’s Mister Kool machine creates a low-hanging fog effect that makes the dancefloor look like a spooky bog. Instead of getting a lungful of fog, dancers can just enjoy the creepy vibe and DJs can focus on the music.

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Master Fog Code 6 Extremely Long Lasting Fog Fluid:

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Of course, party planners need to bring enough juice to power the fog machine all night. Made in the US, Master Fog’s Code 6 fluid creates thick plumes that hang in the air for up to two hours, which is much longer than any other fog fluid. For larger venues, Code 6 will help ease the strain on your fog machine, while also producing chemical-free fog that doesn’t stink up the party.

For all of your Halloween Effect equipment, check out our selection here!

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