Great Ways to Use ‘Paranormal Passage’

Since its inception, Paranormal Passage Decoration Collection has been all about walls – and the wholly unnatural creatures that are trying to break through them. This association is a good thing – because the illusion that plaster, drywall and brick appear to be bending, stretching and cracking at the whim of an unruly poltergeist has been a longtime favorite for Halloween decorators.

James Mandell shows how easy it can be to display Paranormal Passage as an outdoor surface projection – preferably as large as possible. Read more about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.

That said, just because projecting on walls and other surfaces makes for a killer effect, it doesn’t mean there aren’t other awesome ways to display it. There are – windows and televisions look amazing, too. And with the recent optimization of Paranormal Passage for display on the AtmosFX Decorating Disc XL, you have yet another way to amaze the neighborhood Halloween crowd. 

So, how best to use Paranormal Passage at your home display, on walls or otherwise? Wherever you choose to display it, we have some great ideas for you.

Walls Never Looked Better

When we say Paranormal Passage was made for surface projection, we mean it. Indoors or out, all three individual decorations contained in the collection create the illusion that solid walls are starting to stretch, bend or break. And all you need to do is find the best location to display it. No projection material needed, no props needed. Just a wall, ceiling or floor.

The best surfaces are going to ones that are unbroken with windows or other adornments. Garage doors are a favorite for many decorators – not just because they are large unbroken surfaces at the front of the house, but also because a lot of people can easily gather in the driveway. And don’t forget floors look great too!

TVs and Windows, Too

Just because Paranormal Passage looks great on surfaces doesn’t mean you can’t display it on windows and TVs. You’ll want to use the “Spectral Surfaces” individual decoration – it looks like spirits are pushing, pushing, pushing their way through the TV screen or windows. Will they break through?

When using TV mode, don’t forget that tablets and digital picture frames can be a fun way to surprise people. Just place either one amongst other pictures, or perhaps near the trick-or-treat candy bowl, and watch how people are astounded as something tries to break through. Or, if people are watching Halloween movies, make sure to mix-in the “Spectral Surfaces” individual decoration at some point to create a surprise!

To display on windows, you’ll need to add some Window Projection Material, like any other AtmosFX window projection display. All three of the individual decorations included in Paranormal Passage look good here.

Create a Strange Portal to the Underworld

When AtmosFX designers re-formatted Paranormal Passage for display on the AtmosFX Decorating Disc XL, they knew that decorators would have a whole new way to create hair-raising effects just about anywhere. 

For those unfamiliar with the Decorating Disc XL, it is a portable 43-inch circular projection screen that, because it is so lightweight, can be placed just about anywhere. That means you might hang the screen from a balcony, the limb of a tree, or even in your window. In the case of Paranormal Passage, when you project on the screen in Decoration Disc mode, it will look as though you have created a strange portal to the underworld, where unknown creatures are trying to break through into this earthly plane.

Plays Well With Others

Finally, one last thing about Paranormal Passage: You can easily build a playlist and use it in combination with other AtmosFX Decorations.

For example, ghoulish gallery of the “Possessed Portrait” individual decoration in Paranormal Passage can work in tandem with the equally freaky portrait galleries of UnLiving Portraits and UnLiving Portraits: Halloween Hosts decoration collections. When displayed together on a wall, you have three AtmosFX Decorations that create quite an astounding gallery that will keep your Halloween visitors entertained for a long time.

There is a similar combination with the “Facade of Fright” individual decoration in Paranormal Passage. This is the scene where ghastly creatures start smashing through the wall, resealing strange insects, spirits and, uh, who-knows-what. This can be combined with the “Plaster Disaster” individual decoration from Zombie Invasion! Decoration Collection or the "Wall Bangers" decoration from the Night Stalkers Decoration Collection. These are other destructive scenes where zombies or ’80s horror film monsters decimate walls. Play these all back-to-back? It’ll be a smashing success, pardon the pun.

How will you use the Paranormal Passage Decoration this Halloween season? We want to see it! Send us your photos and videos using this simple online submission form and we will post some of our favorite examples!

How do others use Paranormal Passage? Check it out here!

Per Hakansson of Hammarö, Sweden, created a loop of multiple Halloween-themed AtmosFX decorations to display on is window, including Paranormal Passage. Read more about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Paranormal Passage has proven to be a great asset for decorators who like to create whole-house projection mapping displays, like this one created by Brian Doogan of Dyer, Indiana. Read more about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Gary Seputis of Marietta, Georgia had six projectors going at once displaying, among other things, individual scenes from Paranormal Passage on his garage door. Read more about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.

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