Ever since it was created in 2012, Zombie Invasion! Decoration Collection has been one of AtmosFX’s great performers, year after year. In fact, it’s almost like a zombie itself – it just keeps coming … and coming … and coming … and there’s no way to stop it! How’s that for a level of authenticity built into this particular decoration?!
AtmosFAN Darcelle Lee back-projects Zombie Invasion! to create a terrific apocalypse scene for Halloween at her home in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia. Read about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Of course, there’s another reason why Zombie Invasion! remains so popular: Its sometimes-gory-and-always-creepy scenes create a mood like none other. Depending on how graphic you choose to be in your decorating, you can find select scenes that range from vague and ominously foreboding to downright gory. One more reason it is so popular? Zombies aren’t just for Halloween – their endless cravings for human flesh is a year-round event!
How have other decorators used these undead souls to create mesmerizing decoration displays for Halloween, parties and other playfully disquieting displays? We can show you how.
They’re Just Dying to Get In!
Zombies are relentless. They won’t stop trying to get what they want – yes, brains – and they certainly don’t take “no” for an answer. For this reason, no matter how you choose to display Zombie Invasion! – on windows or walls, or on a computer or TV – it tends to be endlessly compelling. You can simply put any of the individual decorations on “loop” and let them run over and over – as though those zombies will never quit!
One one of the most claustrophobic-inducing ways of displaying Zombie Invasion! is on a television or monitor, especially if you have the ability to hang them on a wall. This is really great for Halloween parties or other themed costume events. By hanging them on a wall, the monitors look like windows that peer out onto a zombie apocalypse, conveying the idea that everyone inside the house is trapped – and likely to become dinner. Many clever decorators will even add curtains and window panes over the monitor to really sell the effect. (The decoration has a version with digital window panes, too.) Decorators have also used plywood over the monitors to make it appear that the windows are boarded up.
If your party is inside and you don’t have a TV or monitor that can be easily converted to a “window,” you can also create the same effect on a real window. Essentially, you can do so by creating a window mode projection (more on this below), by placing your projector outside and projecting into the house! From that perspective, all of your guests will be convinced that there are some uninvited partygoers outside!
Or, They’re Just Dying to Get Out!
Placing a projector inside the house and displaying decorations for those on the outside is a much more common window projection. The technique is simple: Place AtmosFX Window Projection Material over your window and then simply display any number of AtmosFX Decorations onto it. In the case of Zombie Invasion!, it creates the illusion that your house contains eager zombies that are doing everything they can to burst out.
From there, there are countless options to really sell the effect. Decorators love to use spare plywood to board up the doors and windows, and yellow caution tape is a must! We’ve seen AtmosFANs create zombie hospital wards, toxic waste disposal sites, and many other apocalypse-themed displays, and Zombie Invasion! works with all of them flawlessly.
Of course, Zombie Invasion! also contains modes making it easy to display on a wall or ceiling. Any flat surface will work! One of our favorites – and the favorite of many decorators, we have seen – is a surface projection contained in the individual decoration “Zombie Swarm.” This is perfect for walls, because it shows zombies punching through drywall in an attempt to get to their prey. This is absolutely convincing displayed on walls, indoors or out!
In the end, no matter how you display Zombie Invasion!, you’ll create a effect that everyone will be talking about. Unless, of course, they are eaten.
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Zombie Invasion! is also perfect for the office. Here, at Legendary Entertainment’s offices, flat-screen monitors make it appear that zombies are trying to burst into show business (or at least the waiting room). Read about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Using just three projectors and some spare plywood, Eddie Cook creates a full zombie immersion experience at his Cabot, Ark., home. Read about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
MK Chen created a remodel-in-reverse at his Nashville, Tenn., home, “improving” it into an abandoned structure teeming with zombies. Read about it at the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame.
Check out how these and other AtmosFANs have decorated with Zombie Invasion! and other decorations in the AtmosFAN Hall of Fame!