6. Gemmy Industries – Coppell, Texas
Specializing in holiday home decor and entertainment technology, Gemmy Industries doesn’t hold back on the year’s most-frightening holiday. Strobe lights, projectors, string lights, fog machines, and inflatable decor take center stage for this business. Among its popular novelty items are life-size figures such as Michael Myers from “Halloween” and Jason from “Friday the 13th.” Its unique products have been featured on “The Tonight Show” and “MTV” and in USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. “The demand for Halloween entertainment is always greater when the holiday comes on a weekend,” McCann said.