Yes, yes, you’ve probably been soaking up that gloriously free HDTV programming thanks to Mohu’s top-rated paper-thin antennas. But if you’re looking for a little spook-filled inspiration this Halloween season, then look no further. In the not-so-distant past, I was a prankster myself.
Here are, in my expert opinion, some of the best prank clips and scary videos on the web.
Ghost Haunts the Suburbs
I’ll have you know that I’m writing this article from the confines of a padded room because of what you’re about to witness. This tape has haunted my days and dreams ever since I was exposed to it in 2007. Don’t watch this one before bed.
Ghost Caught on Video
In this totally uncut, verified footage, we flirt with the macabre and find a ghastly apparition lurching directly towards the camera. Warning: this footage is not for the faint of heart.
Wanna play a little game?
Most Earthlings remember a little horror movie series called “Saw.” Prepare to be scared out of your socks.
Switching gears from unabashedly authentic to humorous, we’re presented the gift of Scare Tactics, a unique show that basically tore friendships apart by having pranksters scare the bodily fluids from their unsuspecting victims. In this famous clip, we meet Bryant. You’ll know him well after a few short minutes of hilarity, and you might start saying “Little Monster Man” out of sheer instinct. Love it.
Jason Goes to the Theater
Though the run time of this prank clip is a bit long, it’s worth the adventure as countless moviegoers go face-to-face with Michael Myers (the “BOO!” guy, not the “Yeah Baby!” guy). Horror factoid: Did you know the original “Mike Myers” mask was actually a William Shatner mask turned inside-out and spraypainted white?
Brazil Don’t Play
Okay, I’m pretty brutal when it comes to scaring people, but Brazil takes it to the next level. This elevator/ghost girl skit is ruthless and practically redefines extreme pranking. How do they get clearance for this stuff?
Brazil Don’t Play (again)
Cancel your vacation plans to South America; it’s another clip from Brazil. The hits keep coming in this colon-clearing disasterpiece — same setting in the elevator, but this time they’re using a dead guy in a coffin. Why? Because they can.
Hey Little Girl! (Latin America again!?)
A walking clichè comes to life as a creepy little girl blocks people from passing through a hallway. Seems simple enough, but the execution is well-done. Plus, it’s another one from South America.
Leatherface Wins Dad of the Year
Watch little kids get scared in one of the most dad-like pranks you could possibly imagine. Give this guy a medal.
Don’t Mess with Japan
Japan is known for its outlandish pranks and this one is no different. I’m not sure what’s best about this clip — the fact I have no idea what’s going on, or the fact that some girl appears to plummet into the void. Who’s in on this prank? Who are the actors? What happens to the girl? Is throwing a pet rock out of your window littering or just returning it to the wild? The world may never know.
Half ‘n’ Half
It’s a guy walking around with half a body. A girl faceplants. It’s worth it for that alone.
Once you’re done laughing it up, head over to Facebook and tell us (or better yet, show us) your favorite Halloween prank or video. Happy Halloween from all of us at Mohu!