It might be surprising to think that a collection of dusty ol’ bones would be the stuff of AtmosFX’s most popular digital decorations. But that’s what Bone Chillers has become – a rollicking Halloween-themed digital decoration that has a little bit of everything, from music and dancing, slapstick routines ... plus a few good old fashion scares.
So why wouldn’t a few more skeletons want to get in on all the fun? That’s exactly the case for Bone Chillers 2: More music, more dancing, more silliness and more scares. So, what’s the best way to use Bone Chillers 2? We’ve got a few good ideas for you.
Add Some Dynamism to Your Graveyard
Most of us who use props as part of our Halloween display tend to use a lot of gravestones. And why not? They’re simple to build or purchase, and there’s no easier way to turn an otherwise cheery front lawn into something more worthy of Halloween.
And what goes better with a graveyard than skeletons? If you want to upgrade your front yard cemetery into something truly legendary, consider a Hollusion projection of Bone Chillers 2. Simply hang some Hollusion Projection Material in your yard, and train your projector onto it. If you can hang your material at a height so that it just barely touches ground, it will appear that the skeletons have just dug themselves out of the graves and are thoroughly enjoying your front-yard graveyard. And if the skeletons are enjoying it, you know your friends and neighbors will, too.
We love Jennifer Green's graveyard setup from the AtmosFX Decorating Community Facebook group
And, along those lines, don’t forget that there’s a lot of great how-two videos (like this one) that can show you how to build a gravestone that also hides and protects your projector. That’s a two-fer: Not only do you get some lively skeletons haunting your graveyard, but you have a good-looking new gravestone to add to it!
Shake Your Tailbone with a Spirited Dance Party
Ever since Bone Chillers was first released, we have seen that the music and dancing scenes have tended to attract (and dazzle!) a crowd. Kids and parents alike love to shake their tailbones along with these skeletons! It doesn’t matter what format in which you present it – on a TV, in the window at the front of your house, as a surface projection on your garage door, or even as a Hollusion projection. When people want to dance, they dance!
Enrique Efresh Molina's test concert shoot would be great for a drive-way dance (AtmosFX Decorating Facebook group)
With three new dancing scenes and three new musical performances in Bone Chillers 2, there are more ways to keep the music flowing. But don’t forget that these spirited skeletons can also be combined seamlessly with the creatures and creeps in AmtosFX’s other groovin’ digital decorations: Halloween Monster Bash and Halloween Zombie Bash. Create a playlist where one dance routine leads to another, and you can keep the dance party going all night long.
Entertain the Kids This Halloween
Dancing isn’t the only way Bone Chillers 2 can keep the kids entertained this Halloween. There are plenty of playful – wait, downright silly – individual decorations within the collection that kids will watch over and over. Display the scenes on a TV or projection screen during a Halloween party and the kids party room will be rolling with laughter. (Just make sure you reserve the scarier stuff for the adult party room!)
And, just like the dance party individual decorations mentioned above, you can combine Bone Chillers 2 with Bone Chillers, Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree 1 & 2, and Witching Hour to create a playlist of Halloween-themed slapstick routines, songs and stories. Or, if other Halloween TV specials are on the agenda for the night, you can intersperse these scenes in between for a change of pace.
Little Bones with Big Impact
Some of the spookiest Halloween effects are the ones you don’t quite expect. We’ve seen some really clever digital decoration displays created in smaller spaces, like dollhouses, tabletop Halloween villages and the like. The skeletons of Bone Chillers 2 work perfectly here.
We’ve seen some great effects like this using Ghostly Apparitions and Macabre Manor digital decorations. Why not Bone Chillers 2, as well? All you need is a pico projector to create a creepy effect in miniature – after all, you are simply setting up a smaller-scale window projection or Hollusion effect. Or, simply take an unused phone or tablet, copy an individual decoration from Bone Chillers 2 onto it, and then place it, for example, in a window of the dollhouse. (A good trick: layer some dark, gauzy fabric over the tablet to obscure the shininess of the screen.)
And we know this is only the beginning of the great ways to use Bone Chillers 2. How will you be using this new digital decoration? Make sure to send us your photos and videos to us using this easy-to-use form – your ideas will help to inspire others!