Dogs might be man’s best friend – but having their owners dress them up in spider costumes let them run loose around the neighborhood is a recipe for a heart attack.
Smoking cigarettes is a nasty habit, which is probably why the last thing we would expect anyone to do is eat an ashtray. Smoking is not only extremely dangerous to one’s health but is also one that affects people around smokers who inhale second-hand smoke. To top everything off, the smell of a burning cigarette is rather unpleasant, and so for all of the reasons mentioned and more – it is highly understandable why this prank that deceives others into thinking the edible muffins in the picture below are actually ashtrays.
Airing Dirty Laundry Is A Must
Doing dirty laundry is on nobody’s top priority when it comes to carrying out mundane tasks, but it’s just one of these things that need to get done. Walking down the stairs and toward the basement in the middle of the night is already alarming as it is even for those who are not faint-hearted, so the mere thought of turning the light switch on and facing these creepy green-hued hands is enough to scare anyone senseless, regardless of gender or age.
There is nothing quite like arriving at your desk in the morning and finding out that a coworker made you a cup of coffee to kick-start your day. It is more than a kind courtest act – it makes you feel appreciated in the workplace. Sipping on that cup o’ jo, everything seems to fall right into place – that is, until you notice a hidden message at the bottom of your mug. “You’ve been poisoned,” it says. Suddenly, you realize – you don’t have any friends at work.
Going on a picnic is supposed to be a nice activity that merges both munching on delicious food and having a fun day in the sun. The couple who were planning on having their moment of calm and serenity had no idea what was actually waiting for them inside that seemingly innocent picnic cooler – a stuffed snake waiting for its moment to shine. To be fair, the kids from next door did ask if the picnic outers “trick or treat”, and their reply is evident in this hilarious stunt.
Knockin’ On Hell’s Door
Those creepy, old-fashioned door knockers do not always consist of a face, but those who do are especially suitable for the Halloween spirit. We would imagine little kids would rather skip trick or treating houses with such a frightening and unwelcoming decoration at the front door, but those who were brave enough (or determined enough to get their candy) to knock on this door experienced a shocking surprise – the face was actually a real man’s face, who painted it gold and pranked anyone approaching his door.
A Halloween classic, this guy thought the official day of pranks was the perfect time to get back at his wife, who is a little mischevious joker herself. Coming up with an inventive way to use office supplies, the man scanned his smushed face until he received a result that he was happy with – a printed version of his whole face. He took the printed scan and placed it in a jar, so it would look like an actual human head was placed in a jar in their fridge.
Grabbing a clown mask and pair of hands, this is one of the easier pranks to pull – and works well for those who are full of holiday spirit but are still on a relatively low budget that refrains them from pulling an extravagant prank. Simply by gluing the mask and hands to a window, whoever walks by or draws the curtains is in for one crazily alarming surprise of having a creepy face stare at them from the other side of the glass.
Another one for those who are not looking to be big spenders this Halloween, the prank in the picture below might be juvenile – but so are the best bits! Cutting out a cockroach silhouette or sticking a plastic bug onto the interior of a reading lamp is the ultimate scare for those who do not consider themselves as best bug buds. However, make sure that no house appliances or furniture are being destroyed while trying to capture the non-existing threat.
A big-time favorite of many, this prank involves driving up to a nearby drive-thru and switching the driver with a skeleton in the last minute. Working during the small hours of the night at a fast food chain restaurant is far from being the best possible activity on an eve such as Halloween, but we imagine the moment the employee in the picture turned to face her newly arrived customer, she felt as though Halloween was really all around, no matter where you are.
Grounded For Life
It is always fun and games until someone gets hurt – or in this case, grounded. The parents of the house next door took things a bit too far when the positioned upside down bottom halves of mannequins on their lawn with a sign reading, “I’ve grounded the kids for the weekend!” proving once more that just because adults have grown up, it does not mean they have given up on their humor or the concept of goofing around.
Battle Of The Burgers
In a witty battle of the best burgers, fast food chain store Burger King thought there is no better way to embrace the spirit of Halloween than dressing up the entire restaurant and few feet high sign as its mortal enemy and business competitor, McDonald’s. If you look carefully, you could notice the sign reads “Just kidding, we still flame-grill our burgers. Happy Halloween!” as if to say, it does not matter what the date is or festivities are about, some things never change.
Different Kind Of Corn
There is nothing quite like going to a barbeque and receiving a piece of grilled corn that has been buttered up and served steaming hot. However, take the same scenario and replace the actual corn with this evil, man-made version of candy corn, and you have got yourself a prank that will pay for your dentist’s next trip to a 5-star resort in no time. This practical joke is a choking hazard as well, so make sure not to try it out on young children.
Ring Me Up
The reason the spine-chilling movie The Ring caused such a stir and even caused the bravest horror movie fanatics to run out of the theatres crying is because the very thing many people turn to at times of uncertainty and dread, the most comforting appliance found as a common Western household, was turned into the stuff of nightmares. That is why having the horrifying girl from The Ring come out of television sets at a local appliance store was the ultimate prank.
“Sorry – not sorry,” is the general idea behind this letter. The girl who decided to let her boyfriend in on her faux pregnancy scare and therefore cause him a scare of his own realized the best practical joke pulled is the one that is most believable. That is why instead of buying expensive equipment of putting a great deal of effort into dressing up like a mortifying character, she decided to hand him a letter reading: “I’m pregnant! Sorry, I couldn’t think of anything scarier.”
Cracking up an egg in the morning while attempting to fix yourself a quick and easy breakfast is a task that is particularly hard to pull on Halloween. Although it is a well-known fact that one should crack an egg into a separate bowl before transferring to the hot oil and preheated pan, most people skip the tiring step. Seeing how disturbing this bloody egg is, we are positive whoever is unfortunate enough to be fooled by this egg will never skip the bowl step ever again.
Surprise! You’re Fired
There are not a lot of companies or businesses that are willing to pull all the stops to assure the holidays are celebrated in the best manner and festivities, but this specific firm is a rare one, considering that is exactly what they did. All personal belongings and office equipment has been removed from this floor in order to trick employees that they have lost their jobs. Being fired might be a dream come true to some, but some workers thought the joke was taken too far.
All you need to do in order to snack on this these worm-like sweets is to follow the next simple steps: Pack straws into a cup and secure them with a rubber band. After doing so, pour in premade jello liquid inside the straws. This has to be done carefully, after which the straws should be left alone until they have settled. Once the jelly is set, rinse the straws with warm water – that way, the “worms” would be more easily released from the straws.
The large picture frame leaning against the wall is innocent looking at first, but once walking past it, one soon realizes looks can be deceiving. The old-fashioned painting of a woman standing still in her beautiful gown turns into a grotesque, demonic figure waiting to attack every person that walks by it. How is this done? The oil painting is actually a high-definition television set, and a camera with motion detector senses is attached to it, thus triggering the TV to play the horrid video whenever anyone walks by.
Healthy Sense Of Humor
Whoever thought of this brilliant gem obviously experienced horrible, unexplainable things in their past, since it takes someone with an immensely dark soul to come up with this. While many pranksters prefer their practical jokes to be served in a way that would focus on the senses of sight and touch, this antic confuses all senses together since it looks, smells, feels and initially, tastes, like chocolate. Only after biting into this chocolate-covered cabbage does one realize they have been fooled.
Now that is a smart use of space! Instead of trying to cover up a hole in the wall, make use of the random gap by printing out a picture of an alarmingly peculiar face and sticking it in. That way, anyone who would pass by this wall and take a long, hard look at the hole would jump when realizing something is staring at them and call Human Resources immediately, complaining about a ghost that has been found on the office floor.
Shower Of Doom
If when it is finally Halloween you have a spring in your step thinking about all the vicious pranks you are going to pull on this eventful day, you are going to love this. With the increasing phenomenon of people fears ghosts and little girls, this prank will easily make anyone wet their pants at the sight of this little girl patiently waiting to attack the next victim who would walk into the shower. Walking into the washroom has never been scarier.
Haunting Headless Hoax
If one is seeking a prank that would everyone stop in their step and take another look, look no further. The owners of this garage-attached house took the scarecrow they had in the backyard and decided to turn it into a scare-all by placing it in a way that would seem as though it was a real human being who was beheaded after having the garage door fall on their head. A bit more gory than the rest of them, but it serves its purpose.
Working a 9 to 5 job in a cubicle is a lot of people’s idea of the worst nightmare – but the idea of dying having accomplished nothing is what really stands behind that rational fear. Co-workers in this office decided it was time to slap their friend silly with a heavy dose of reality – and what better time to do so than Halloween? Killing two birds with one stone, they also attacked the matter of trying to get their friend to stop smoking by placing a smoking skeleton in their seat.
Couldn’t Have Said It Better
One of the more frustrating office issues is having someone touch your carefully chosen and brought in goods without asking. Imagine bringing a snack to work and actively thinking when would be the best time to enjoy it – only to find out that someone in the office had already feasted on it and left you to hang dry? That is when this guy came up with the idea to scare people off his stuff – by placing a bloody, fake hand on it, stating “keep off!”
Scoop The Poop
If you remember the ashtray muffins from the first few pages, you probably already guessed what delicious treats these feces-looking lumps are. Laying on top of an immense amount of cracker crumbs, the turd in the picture below is actually chocolate made into a shape resembling just about the last kind of thing one would want in their mouth. This trick is great for shocking little kids to the core, as one could whip out the tray of disgusting goodness to snack on in front of them.
Instead of waiting for children to knock on your door and beg for treats, why not carry out the ultimate trick and scare dozens of innocent subway train riders on their way to work? This woman was dressed up in a haunting white gown, had her face painted pale and hair combed into a mess to take upon herself the role of a ghost in the best way. She is also seen holding a plastic baby doll in one arm, but somehow the common child’s play is not reassuring in this scene.
In 99% of the time, the target audience for pulling the best pranks is made of humans. However, whoever thought of this brilliant frolic was the 1% who had another thought coming – pranking his cat. Therefore, he taped syringe wrap to the pet-entry door and sat by patiently until the inevitable moment would come, and when his cat finally arrived and innocently walked through the gap he has so many times before – the picture perfect moment was captured instantly.
Creatures Of The Office
Another easy to pull form of mischief, this type of lark is also incredibly hilarious to watch. If you want to step up your game a little, a plastic cockroach or other terrifying looking form of bug could be placed inside the paper cup. However, the true intent behind this prank is that whoever will have this cup and note placed on their desk will fear the unidentified creature underneath it all too much to even attempt moving it.
This might look like a prank that is incredibly hard to pull off, but by using only one wooden palette, one red light spot, and a couple of human-sized hands, you have got yourself one prank that is a touch act to follow. Surely, it needs to be taken into consideration that this particular shenanigan requires one to dig through their yard, but pulling this off is pure brilliance and will make your haunted house the talk of the town.
Holding A Grudge
The notable horror film The Grudge is a remake of the Japanese film called Ju-on. “The Grudge describes a curse that is born when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow,” reads the plot description online, which is why it would be beyond alarming to see the familiar face of the girl from the film staring back at you from the gap in the office ceiling. Overall, horror films can be a great source for Halloween pranks.
Saw What You Did There
Someone was clearly inspired by the first Saw movie and its sequels, since this is exactly what the movie revolves around: a man named John Kramer, also referred to as the “Jigsaw Killer” or simply “Jigsaw” prefers not to kill his victims outright, but rather trap them in situations that put their will to live through what he calls “tests” or “games”. These so-called games are actually forms of physical and psychological torture, very much like the prank seen below.
This prank is as cruel as it gets since there is nothing more cringing than biting into a sweet, chocolatey snack – only to reveal a vile taste within. In this case, mustard was injected into the goodies that were handed out to poor, innocent kids who went trick or treating on the eve of Halloween. Expecting to satisfy their sweet tooth, you can imagine the shock and disgust on their faces as they took a bite into this cheap trick.
Home Terrifying Home
The girl this prank was pulled on quickly regretted her decision to get a guy roommate when she walked in their joint home early in the morning after a long night shift and found this alarming silhouette standing right outside her bedroom door. Since it was cleverly positioned near the AC vent, it almost seems as though the incredibly tall figure escaped from there and came to haunt the first person at sight. Halloween or not, this would give us a scare every day of the week!
Despite the fact this could be turned into something useful and delicious like inventing chocolate-chip mint flavored Oreos, the prank in the picture below is yet another one that has to do with taking well known, delicious snacks and destroying our ability to fantasize about them in the future. Placing toothpaste on the inside of Oreo cookies after scraping off the original milky spread that was within is not only disgusting and easy to pull – it is pure genius.
Vampire By Night
More a harmless joke, this prank is meant to fool children into thinking they have stepped into the house of vampire would satisfy its thirst by drinking blood, as they do. Since the idea is to scare the kids off, it would be probably better to cover that revealing line reading “Just kidding, it’s just red wine,” in the spirit of Halloween and all. On an everyday basis, this could be a great glass to use at work to scare off potential “frienemies.”
There is nothing quite like the all-time favorite and widely common prank that never fails, which is jumping out of a pile of whatever you can find laying around and petrifying those passing by. This girl wanted to celebrate Halloween and had her best intentions at heart, but due to being on a tight budget, she had to make do with something random she would find. Walking outside her school campus, it was then that she came across a pile of leaves and decided to hide in them and wait.
No Pain No Gain
Domestic abuse is no laughing matter, but it seems to be a reoccurring theme among many on the eve of frightful costumes. The woman in the picture below used makeup with an interesting color scheme to demonstrate how to create an effect of what she referred to as a “bruised wheel.” We would not recommend walking to school or a party with a black eye as your costume, but it could be a fantastic prank if taken over the top and exaggerated with other bruises as well.
Talented singer and A-list celebrity Katy Perry pranked people who walked inside an art gallery by hiding under a picnic table and sticking her head through a gap that was cut ahead of time, thus making it appear as though she was being served on a plate. As visitors walked through the exhibition and approached the picnic table, they seemed somewhat perplexed by the motionless head – that is, until she batted her eyelashes and exposed this masterpiece was an actual living and breathing human being.
Workers in this store wanted to have a little fun on the darkest night of all, so they grabbed a skeleton and positioned it in a way that would make people think it was a child that has been waiting for its parents to come back from their shopping. Considering the figure sitting in the child seat inside the shopping cart is a skeleton, it is evident he has been waiting for a while. This prank worked as a reminder for parents to check up on their children, in the least.