Nothing is quite so scary and so easy to set the scene for spooky fun; fog rolling in almost begs for the howl of a werewolf, the flapping wings of a bat and the floating specter of a ghost, goblin or ghoul. Set the scene with this powerful corded remote control 1,000 watt fog machine that pumps 4-5 more fog than any other fog machine available. This is a must-have for any Halloween expert!
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I've now (unfortunately) bought 7 of these
from Boston, MA
About Me Classic
Comments about Spirit Halloween 1000 Watt Fog Machine:
Feeling, kind of stupid, - over the years I've now bought 7 of these, because I've had to replace at least one, sometimes 2 a year. I'll probably need to replace at least 2 this year. I always use the commercial cleaner, running it for a while before storing indoors. Very, very disappointing. Max 2 years of use.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Guest Services Response:Thanks for your review of our 1000 watt fog machine. We're sorry to hear you arent getting the longevity you are expecting with this highly rated item. We wouldn't advise using commercial cleaners with this item as we provide our owner Fog Cleaner that works best with our systems and is tested to ensure the cleaner is suitable for the system. We'd be happy to set you up with a discount on a new unit and cleaner. Send us a chat using our Dr. Zombie chat link atop our page, we're happy to help!
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GREAT for ONE YEAR.
About Me Midrange Shopper
We have had a Halloween party for TEN years. We are on our third machine (Going a few years without one). I guarantee next year, we will start it up and will have issues. If it needs to be coddled that much (starting up every 3 months), then it's not worth the trouble. Bummer- because it was cool while it lasted. But spend your $ elsewhere.
Guest Services Response:Thanks for your feedback on our low laying fog machine. We're sorry to hear of the multiple issues you've experienced. When storing the machine its important to ensure that all fluid is drained from the machine as this can cause overall issues during storage. For additional assistance reach out to our live chat option and select our Dr. Zombie live chat for additional storage information.
Yes i would
Worked good had fun with it
Works Great if you plan to use only 1 time
from Houston, TX
We used this fog machine last year and it worked great. We upgraded 1 of our 400 watt fogger to this. Cleaned out as instructed and this year it didn't work. I'm not confident about the durability of this product and wouldn't purchase again.
Does not output fog for more than 1 min between heating
Made a haunted maze for kids, machine outputs fog as designed, but only runs for 1 minute before shutting off to reheat, takes two minutes to reheat. Fog disappears before tow minutes is up. Indoor haunted maze, here in CA where its been warm. Needs to run much longer between reheating!
Guest Services Response:Thank you for your feedback, for any additional concerns please reach out to our live chat team.
from Upland, CA
Has anyone had any luck with these working more than a couple of years? We bought the 1000W machine about three years ago. Last year we bought a couple of the low lying fog machines. Last year all three worked for our party and then again on Halloween night. They worked great and the effects were very spooky. They were cleaned before we stored them away. This year, the oldest one doesn't work. I'm reluctant to spend the money to replace it because I'd just as soon buy a better (even if more expensive) machine that at least is more reliable.
Guest Services Response:Thank you for your review of our low laying fog machine. We're terribly sorry to hear of the issues you've experienced with this popular item. We would be happy to assist you directly simply, reach out to our live chat option atop our page.
Great fog machine! Works amazing!
from Planet earth.
I think that this is a very good quality fog machine. It sets a creepy scene, and is great for decorations, or any halloween party. I think the reason that some people said it didn't work well the second year was because, in the instruction manual, is says and I quote " For best performances, use every 3 months for about 10 minutes."
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Mine only worked one season.
from St. Albans, WV
About Me Budget Shopper
I bought the 1000W machine a few years ago and it worked fine for one season (basically two nights, our Halloween party and then trick or treat night). The next year it was dead. I Googled to see if there was a way to fix it but nothing worked. Shame to spend that much money on junk.
Guest Services Response:Thanks for reviewing our fog machine we're sorry to hear it only lasted one season. When storing the item it is important to store indoors and ensure that all the fog juice is drained before storage. if this isnt done it can be detrimental to the longevity of the item. For additional care tips feel free to reach out to our Dr. Zombie tech support through our live chat link atop our page.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not a Quality Machine
By Rochester Rob
from Rochester, MI
It didn't produce a good, consistent fog even when I took it out of the box the first time.Don't waste your money.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The machine worked fine but it would not stay connected to the other deocration that it was advertised as being compatible with. We ended up having to turn it off because it kept disconnecting and then there was too much fog.
Buying another one next year!!
Very good fog output.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
We used this machine for a total of three consecutive Halloweens. Cleaned it after every use with the manufacturer's recommended commercial cleaner. This year it no longer works! So, basically, it lasted for a total of three uses or about 9 hours. What a waste of money!!
Guest Services Response:We're glad that you were able to enjoy this fog machine for the previous few Halloweens, but we're sorry to hear that it stopped working this year. Please reach out to us via live chat and our Guest Services team will be happy to assist you with this machine. Thanks for your feedback!
Not even Halloween and it quit working....
from Dallas texas
About Me High-end Shopper
I bought this a few weeks ago for our display. It worked great for about two weeks and now the day before Halloween it won't work. I went to 7 stores to find a new fuse b/c they don't put an extra one with the contents and they are very hard to find. That didn't work either. Not happy.
Would buy again.
Works great! Unfortunately set off our fire alarm and wasn't able to use it indoors.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this again
Works great puts out alot of fog
Works great with timer, needs right products though.
from Dayton Ohio
Bought this product today from the spirit store. Machine and timer works great together. The store did not have the ground fog in stock, so i tried a quart of the regular fog in it. I started with regular ice and it melted in about 10 minutes and i had to refill the bin. Fog did not stay close to the ground at all. When using this machine, make sure to use ground fog such as Froggys low lying fog juice along with dry ice in the bin. Using the right juice and dry ice makes a huge difference with amazing results. I bought this for an outdoor graveyard scene. Looks great with green strobe lights behind the tombstones.
Fog machine hose problem.
from Dallas Tx
Only problem I had was the hose melted after a couple hours of continuous use. I will build my own hose out of some durable flex hosing. Other than that the products worked great and was the neighborhood attraction. The zombies actually scared some of the kids and some of their parents, but some of the braver kids came back around to get their pics taken with the zombies.
this worked great with cebirus three headed dog
By panama red
from edison nj 08820
very easy to set up
By nurse at the asylum
We used the machine for the entrance to our party and it worked great with our strobe lights.
By Halloween Decorator
from Frederick, MD
This fog machine generated great fog. Made Halloween decor a hit!
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Do Not Buy!
from Willowbrook, TX
This fog machine was great , until it stopped working half way threw Halloween .
Guest Services Response:We are sorry you were not able to experience the 1000 Watt Fog Machine all throughout Halloween. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist!
from Clearwater, Florida
Used this fog machine as part of a graveyard scene in my front yard. Attached it to a timer which was very useful, as I didn't have to run over to start it all the time. Takes a really long time to warm up though, which I'd say is really the only con. Overall, good product. Might work better inside where there is no interference with weather.
from Boca Raton, FL
Much better than my 400watt. Can't wait till next year!
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
overall great machine
from Houston, tx
This fog machine works great for its size... it is best suited for indoor use and is definitely overkill for indoor use. It is also fine to use outdoor if you're not trying to cover the ground in a very large area. It puts off quite a bit of smoke. the housing is metal and the remote is just a rocker switch on and off. However, you can leave the switch on and it will cycle continuously on and off. I would definitely recommend getting the timer.The brand of fog juice makes All the difference. I thought this unit wasn't very good and didn't work very well at all at first because I was using the fog juice from spirit. After purchasing another larger fog machine and buying the juice that that store had, I found out that this machine works great when you use good quality fog juice. go to a place that sells dj equipment and by the juice there..
By Muddy tman
from Lenhartsville Pa.
I bought this Fogger for a halloween party we were having at the house I made a haunted trail through the woods approximately 300 foot long and it circled back I put the fog machine in the center it cycles every minute one minute on one minute off worked great I did however buy my fog juice from a company in New York City called code 6 it has a two hour hang time I turn annoyed one hour before the party and let it run tenuously and it was very foggy throughout my 14 acre property I was very impressed even though I read bad reviews about it I gave it a chance anyway I think the differences getting high-quality fog juice
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
is what it says
This is for my graveyard. Have a 400 watt and its not enough power. This seems to work great....so far so good! My smaller will just add to it! I wish it had a timer though
from Saint Joseph, MO
When I first opened it the line inside was collapsed. I was able to repair the line and worked great ever since. I've run it for 2 years now.
(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Do Not Buy
from South Florida
DO NOT BUY THIS FOG MACHINE!I have a haunted house that I put on each year in my yard. I've been doing this for around 20 years. I purchased the 1000 Watt Fog Machine in Mid-September from a Spirit Retail store using a 25% off Spirit coupon. I did not unpack the fog machine until Halloween. On Halloween, I set it up, filled it with fog juice, waited for it to heat-up and gave it a quick test fire and it worked great. The first trick or treater shows up about 15 minutes later and the fog machine just made noise, no fog. The noise was like an electric motor that would not spin.I unplugged it and let it cool off for about 10 minutes. I plugged it back in and as it warmed up the electric noise got even louder. It was audible from 100+ feet away even with loud scary music playing. It sounded like it was part of the scary music soundtrack. LOLNeedless to say, this fog machine was toast after only one test firing. DO NOT BUY THIS FOG MACHINE!I successfully returned the fog machine to the Spirit Retail Store with a receipt and they did NOT give me any trouble with a full refund.I will say this about Spirit, sometimes they sell questionable quality products (I've had several items that I have returned) but their Customer Service has always been outstanding. They will stand behind their products.DO NOT BUY THIS FOG MACHINE!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Puget Sound
The first one I bought work for about 20 minutes. I took it back couldn't get an exchange but was able to get refund, through the mail in a couple of weeks. I bought another unit took it home and tested it work for an hour then I shut it off. Now today, Halloween I plug it in it spit then stopped working. I tried to return this the second defective one I bought. The receipt says all sales final no refund, they won't even exchange it. Won't shop at Sprit ever again.
Not worth buying
from New York
I suppose if you are looking for a budget machine of low quality this one will do but if you are really looking for the volume and output that this machine claims, you should really spend a few more bucks and by either a DJ model or professional model. They really aren't that much more money. I couldn't believe how light and cheap this unit was... complete plastic. At first, I thought I had a defective unit because there was NO output. After many tries I finally got fog. Other reviews are right though... it spits and spurts. I wound up returning a few days later.