Here's some of the Boney Bunch from Yankee Candle for Halloween. Simply delightful. Not too cute, not too dark, and full of character. Definitely hex-citing enough for guys to enjoy, too, especially with those blood-red dripping candles.
I picked this Halloween Totem Pole up at a local old-fashioned hardware store last week. It was out front with the shiny garbage cans, new rakes, clean brooms, and other summer to fall utensils, along with a pumpkin-holding ghost and a somber witch. This one appealed to me most because it has the essential elements for a super Halloween: pumpkin, skull, black cat, and ghost. It's 32 inches high and a small light brightens up the skull for foggy Autumn evenings. Genfoam Plastics in Virginia makes this one, along with other Halloween blow molds including a modish Frankie and Dracula.
Yes, I'm old fashioned. I still like blow molds. I had a pumpkin man plastic lamp glowing orange on my nightstand every Halloween night as I grew up. Now I get to light up the whole house.
They may appear a little too happy but I still like these plastic Witch Lanterns. Though I must say I like the green-faced witch more. They make spooky sounds, too. I had a glass and metal pumpkin lantern back in the day: you know, when kids running around with glass and metal in their hands was permissable. I guess my fond memories of that potentially lethal lantern make me seek out even the plastic ones. But I do miss that sense of danger.