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23 Creepy Garden Gnomes for Halloween

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Remember The Shining’s “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” Well, today, it’s all about play and making your garden look creepy for this year’s Halloween with some eerie, scary, sometimes cute, occasionally evil, and horror-movie-themed garden gnomes!

Now, while we’re feasting our eyes upon these creepy garden gnomes, let’s spare a thought for our friends in the UK experiencing a garden gnome shortage.

Due to a blockage in the Suez Canal, their garden centers “haven’t seen a gnome in six months, unfortunately.” Oh no!

Creepy Garden Gnomes for a Terrifically Terrifying Halloween

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Creepy garden gnomes are a must for this year’s Halloween display!

If you’re looking for an original way to do some Halloween decorating in your garden, invite some gnomes to your next Halloween party!

Whether you want to decorate with evil undead zombies, cute, round horror-movie-themed guys, or unique little friends that add a touch of eeriness to the landscape, we’ve got the perfect gnomes for you this Halloween.

1. Evil Gnomes: Undead Ed

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Undead Ed likes brains, and he’s behind you! In the garden!

Creepy garden gnome Undead Ed from StudioOz’s “Evil Gnome” collection stands 11 inches tall and is made from durable polyresin. He’s perfectly happy inside the house (though, don’t let him in!) and in the yard because he’s weather and sun-resistant.

Did he just move??

2. Creepy Jason Voorhees Gnome

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Creepy Jason gnome hiding terror behind his mask.

Did you know Jason didn’t wear his mask in the first two movies?

There’s a darned creepy gnome that I found (listed below) with a potato sack over his head. It turns out that this is Jason before he graduated to the hockey mask!

The first Jason film’s villain was his mom, Pamela Voorhees. Then, in the second movie, where he avenges her death, he looks like a farmer with a bag over his head.

So, if you’re going for a more evolved horror look, go with this 3D-printed Jason garden gnome. He’s super durable, but he’s also recyclable!

So, when you’re ready for the next sequel, just toss him in your recycling bin and hope he doesn’t keep coming back to haunt you! More details here.

3. FICTI Loose Eye Evil Zombie Garden Gnome

An eye for an eye and a rotten tooth for a tooth? This is not a gnome you want to cross!

This 10-inch guy is very durable – or, shall I say, he’s unkillable? Nothing can keep him down. He’ll weather intense sunlight, years of contact with the dirt, and spooky thunderstorms with his impervious polyresin body.

4. Design Toscano Attack of The Dead Zombie Gnome

Something about this scary garden gnome, with the flat, huge eyes, unrealistically large mouth, and cartoonish black lines, is both frightening and kind of cute at the same time. This little guy is quite uncanny, and if you’re looking to get an “unsettled” reaction from passers-by, this is the gnome for you.

5. Grim Reaper

We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully – for the reaper will come for all of us.

The question is: “What do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up?”

Randy Pausch

What do we do?

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As for as the Reaper goes, this one is pretty cute!

Complete with a scythe, he stands 8.5″ tall and 3″ wide. He’s the perfect size for the patio, along a garden path, or standing near a tree (hiding?).

6. Zombie Halloween Garden Gnome

“My zombie apocalypse plan is simple but effective. I fully intend to die in the very first wave.” Graham Parke’s strategy for the impending garden gnome – sorry – zombie apocalypse seems promising, especially when little guys like this one pop out of the ground and catch you by surprise!

8. Black Metal Lawn Gnome

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This incredibly durable handcrafted garden gnome takes “heavy metal” to a new level.

This creepy little evil garden gnome is made from metal, which is different!

He may be the gnome from the 2015 film “Gnome Alone,” which was, admittedly, a flop. It’s about a girl who receives enchanted protection from a super creepy gnome, and the main character proceeds to annihilate her enemies horrifically!

So, whether you’re a fan of cult classic horror films or just want a one-of-a-kind handpainted, handcrafted garden gnome for Halloween, this guy has your back. Hopefully, though, he won’t enchant you.

9. Creepy Grim Reaper Garden Gnome

This illuminating grim reaper gnome will pave the way for a creepy Halloween. He stands 6″ tall and 7″ wide, so make sure you give him a position at the front somewhere!

This creepy decoration is not only spooky, but it’s also functional. So, put your scary grim reaper garden gnome to work for you, lighting the way for local trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

10. “Scream” Halloween Horror Movie Garden Gnome

The movie Scream was released in 1996 – can you believe it was that long ago? It sparked terror in me when I watched it as a 13-year-old, so there’s nothing as nostalgic as having this creepy horror movie garden gnome in my yard!

11. Halloween Garden Gnome Couple

Just look at this creepy-cute couple!

Although these 6-inch-tall garden gnomes may not be particularly scary, they are the perfect gnome greeters for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night! Plus, you never know. They may have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Also, these gnomes light up with a spooky green LED glow – both practical and spooky.

12. Cement Garden Gnome With Braids

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This spooky Halloween garden gnome is built to last – eternally.

This is one of the more expensive creepy garden gnomes on my list, but it’s also one of the most durable because it’s made from concrete, not resin. Plus, it’s just so hard to resist, with its cute little skeleton frog doll and the perfect amount of spookiness.

It weighs 18 pounds and stands 16” tall and 6” wide. She (?) reminds me of the Day of the Dead, and you could probably paint her if you like that style!

13. Forum Novelties Halloween Horror Zombie Garden Gnome

If you want to make a statement, try this big guy! Coming in at around 17 inches tall, he is the largest gnome on this list, and he’s ready to be seen in your yard this Halloween! He’ll surely scare off any pests or predators munching on your garden.

14. Black Cat Garden Gnomes

These little cat gnomes are probably more cute than creepy, but if you’re superstitious, a black cat can frighten!

Did you know that black cats are the least likely to get adopted from shelters in the USA? Toronto is on board, too, holding a Black Friday event in 2014 where people could adopt black cats for free.

Nowadays, you may find shelters offering free black cat adoptions on Black Friday to help black cats get adopted!

15. Undead Greeter Halloween Garden Gnome

If you want all of your Halloween visitors to be warmly welcomed into your home for all eternity, this undead greeter garden gnome will serve you well. He’s 8 inches tall, so you can’t miss him, and his sturdy concrete body and “Welcome” sign will withstand the test of time.

16. One-Armed Zombie Gnome

There’s something about missing limbs…

This creepy garden gnome shows that to the fullest, sporting one arm and lots of gory detail. He stands 11.75″ tall and is made from durable resin suitable for outdoor use.

17. Oh Snap, Steve

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Looks like the other creepy garden gnomes already got to Steve.

Poor Steve! Is this work of your other creepy garden gnomes that disliked Steve?

This guy is the perfect kind of creepy for people who don’t necessarily want their lawns to look like a scene from a horror movie. However, the longer you think about little steve, the eerier he gets.

18. Creepy Horror Movie Garden Gnomes

Do you still have nightmares about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Freddy? These little gnomes will bring those “wonderful” memories right back!

Remember how I talked about Jason starting the film franchise with a bag over his head instead of a hockey mask? I imagine he might have looked like this little guy!

This same listing also features a clown, Freddy, Frankenstein, the guy from Scream, Frankenstein, and the guy from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Or Motel Hell, Slashers, or any other movie where some crazy person wields a chainsaw with ill intent.

19. Stabby the Evil Gnome

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If you’re tired of more traditional gnomes, try Stabby. He’s got this whole suspense thing going for him.

Stabby looks nice, but he’s not! He pretends to give you a flower while holding a gigantic knife behind his back – talk about a backstabber. With his skull pedestal, he’s got so much creepy stuff going for him.

He’s one of the cooler creepy garden gnomes I found!

20. Naughty Cat Garden Gnome

This one’s perfect for when you need some help keeping all those creepy gnomes in check. Place Naughty in the middle of a group of gnomes to ensure they behave themselves! However, be careful it doesn’t snatch up your friendlier garden gnomes.

21. Frankenstein Gnome

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This cute, handmade Frankenstein garden gnome is the perfect blend of adorable and spooky.

Gnome Lovers United offers this unique little Frankenstein, which is almost 5″ tall and a real lightweight at under 1 lb.

All this shop’s scary and cute gnomes are fully custom-made – every gnome is unique!

Also, this little guy is handpainted with outdoor-safe paint and UV-resistant sealant.

22. Skeleton Gnome Homesteading Family

I identify with these guys. Aren’t they just like us homesteaders?

Momma’s got the bubba, and we’re off to chop some wood and make a self-sufficient life for ourselves… we’re even immortal, so we can keep pioneering forever!

Still, check the size of all the creepy garden gnomes before you buy – many of these are smaller than you might think! These guys are a bit short, coming in at around 4.5 inches tall. They make a lovely little Halloween display at your doorstep, as the centerpiece for a party, or in a floral garden.

23. Henry Crawlins

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Henry Crawlins is one of my favorites, and he looks incredible on a bed of fresh mulch.

This spooky garden gnome is so cool!

Mr. Crawlins doesn’t let a little thing like death stop him – look at him go! He’s 11″ long and 4″ tall and made from durable, weather-resistant polyresin.

Henry pays homage to the spirit of Henry Rollins in He Never Died and the hot rod art of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Got Enough Creepy Garden Gnomes?

Enter Nebby the Gnome Hunter!

Keep numbers equal with this 9″ tall German Shepherd gnome. Nebby stands 9″ tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. He’s handcrafted from quality resin – no gnome is safe with Nebby on patrol!

So, if your spooky Halloween gnomes are giving you the creeps, get this guy out on parol!

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these creepy garden gnomes!

Tell us about your Halloween garden display this year in the comments below – are you keeping it simple or going all-out?

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