If you’ve been following this year’s fall design trends, you’ve probably noticed that retro. Is. In. So, it should come as no surprise that vintage Halloween decor is trending hard this year. Luckily, we’ve got a lot to work with, and apparently, Americans were just as obsessed with Halloween decor in the early 1900s as we are today.
However, consider yourself warned: The seasonal decor of the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40 is not for the faint of heart. Some of these pieces are creepy, like swiped-from-a-haunted-house creepy, and far more sinister than we’d expect them to be. See below for a brief overview of where the haunting aesthetic comes from, what to look for and of course, 15 of the spookiest retro and vintage-inspired Halloween decor we could find.