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5 Ways to Make Some Halloween Noise

        Culture | Halloween

DIY Sound Effects

Why spend money on sound effects when many are easy to record around your own house? Look to Foley artists and sound designers - they're the people who make movie and television sound effects, everything from the noise made when a match is lit to a thunderstorm - for tips and tricks. Here are some of the ones we found to be both easy and clever:

  • Record ghostly footsteps by knocking the heels of your shoes together.
  • Snapping carrots or celery can mimic the sound of breaking bones.
  • Pop balloons and slam doors for loud surprises. Slinkys can do more than walk the stairs - jiggle them and they'll sound like rattling chains.
  • Creepy moan sounds are even scarier when echoed through paper towel tubes or PVC tubing.
  • And when it comes to evil cackles and blood curdling screams? Go ahead and let 'em rip.

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