Candles are great for creating ambiance in any room. They can fill just about any space with romance — or eeriness, if you’re doing it wrong (or right). But if you’re into candles of the creepy variety, why not use them to spice up your Halloween decor?
Forget the plain candles that you might already have kicking around. These candles, many of which are handcrafted, can add a bit of chilling flair to any home. Click the links below each photo for more information on where you can get these spooky statement pieces.
This human spine candle will light up a whole room.
This take on traditional prayer candles pays homage to some classically spooky characters.
You can even pay tribute to some brutal serial killers this season!
Nothing completes your creepy setup like a baby head that you can set on fire.
Except for some creepy baby heads with three times the creepy baby face.
This candle “platter” serves up some truly gross illumination.
Pop some creepy floating candles into a bowl of water for instant atmosphere.
This candle celebrates the brutal (if phony) medieval torture device that we’ve all come to know and love.
These candles will take you back to the terrifying time in your childhood when you read these books in the dark.
Hail the Ancient Ones with this candle of Cthulhu’s spawn.
Small, simple candles are just as effective.
If realism is your thing, you’ll love this.
Perfect for birthday cakes, am I right?
These cleverly made candles have red wax inside, so as they burn, they appear to ooze blood. Perfect!
Of course, a candle doesn’t need to be specially carved in order to be spooky.
There are a lot more of these weird candles for sale out there. You just have to know where to look! And if you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can try your hand at making one from scratch.