The Halloween tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people used to light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. So I guess nothing says 'Happy Halloween!' like something that scares you to death and makes you forget the world is celebrating in the first place.

Bored Panda decided to pay tribute to those who go above and beyond to create the right atmosphere for this spooky occasion. Whether it's an extremely gory massacre scene or a subtle, half-buried body bag, these Halloween displays were so next-level, some people thought there actually was something wrong and called the police to investigate. Continue scrolling and enjoy!

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When You Go "Too Far" With The Halloween Decorations

When You Go "Too Far" With The Halloween Decorations

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BoredDragon
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2 months ago

This is good!

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Texas resident Steven Novak is one of the people who went all out for Halloween this year. In his yard, one dummy lies with his head pulverized, one lies with a scale where his or her head used to be, and a few more lie in bloodied trash bags fallen off a wheelbarrow. All the while, in the window of the house, a zombie horde attempts to break out.

"I'm most proud of the wheelbarrow tipped over by the street full of Hefty bags, looking like a failed attempt to dispose of the dismembered bodies in the middle of the night," Novak told Dallas Observer. "A kid walked by and asked me what happened to them; I said they ate too many Skittles."

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Life-Size Michael Myers House

Life-Size Michael Myers House

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

How much are some people ready to spend just for one day in the year?!

Kubu
Community Member
2 months ago

Isn't this wonderful? To be able to make cool things because you want to?

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Kel Gal
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s commitment.

Elsie Collins
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!! This guy should be a set designer for movies!!

miten sasmita
Community Member
2 months ago

Forget the expenses, I'm more perplexed with how are they gonna dispose that massive decor ?

WildBerry
Community Member
2 months ago

I say they should leave it up. Forever.

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Charley
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2 months ago

You have my admiration.

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m all for Halloween decorations but this is an obscene waste of money. Maybe try making sure local families have food and warmth too?

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

You could easily feed multiple homeless people.

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Obi Wan Kenobi
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2 months ago

I would just paint a bouncy castle I don't have the patience

BoredDragon
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha this is a good substitute at least...😆

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GeoSushi
Community Member
2 months ago

HOW?!?!?!

wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

Dedication

Lisa
Community Member
2 months ago

Now they are committed to Halloween

Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

Let me guess what they did with their quarantine time...

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

I want to see the decor.

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

I wish I could see the decorations, though

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool!

Henry Cotton
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
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2 months ago

That’s AWESOME but a bit too expensive lol

23AClark
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool!

ArhomR
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazingly good!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm impressed! Love it!

Liz-ard
Community Member
2 months ago

Did cops come because of this???

Amanda Flesher
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes!!! Also, where do you store it the rest of the year?

Christy Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Good lord, they went all out.

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

This is epic commitment!

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd keep it in my yard and decorate it for the holidays and take it down after New Years.

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh wow, that took some time.

Kim Senior
Community Member
2 months ago

thats soo cool

Kat Khatib
Community Member
2 months ago

Epic!!!

WildBerry
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one

Janice H
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow. Just wow.

LAM
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
2 months ago

Epic! I'd totally do that!

Vivianne De La Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

I KNOW BUT I AM INPRESSED

Sally Spelbring
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG OUTSTANDING

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW

June Dominguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Now this is super cool and good taste!

Emma McInerney
Community Member
2 months ago

wow im not going to that house

Catherine Stiteler
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW ! Major work and time, great job !

Cake lady
Community Member
2 months ago

Color me impressed!

Flavia Slag
Community Member
2 months ago

What do you do with it when Halloween is over?

Patty Leaton
Community Member
2 months ago

beware

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

omg I love this

Billy the kid
Community Member
2 months ago

I wonder what the neighbor's think?

LSS
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy crap. Like... where do you even store that??

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

I dont know shaggy, like... where? (Sorry i just had to)

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Panda with Heart
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this one!!

Eleven-Stranger Things Fan
Community Member
1 week ago

i call micheal my firend (idk why but i like dead things and creepy stuff my grandma says im a werid emo girl

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 week ago

Pretty close neighbors.

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 weeks ago

That's just a waste of money...I'm with Shelp!

ink_sans_girl
Community Member
1 month ago

ikr

Leslie Jabine
Community Member
1 month ago

Wait until dark, set animatronic Mike Myers in motion and you will have a stampede down the street. Possibly a few heart attacks to boot.

Marshmellow fan
Community Member
2 months ago

What the fork

Lydia Coy
Community Member
2 months ago

How big?! Also how and why did the police get involved

Idk Katniss Potter
Community Member
2 months ago

Woah!

Annelle Eye
Community Member
2 months ago

HECK

The Coated Dev
Community Member
2 months ago

Jesus

Christine Butler
Community Member
2 months ago

it think it is a blow up!

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

I have a friend here in Montreal, that does a grand decoration every year. One year it was The Walking Dead and I felt that I was in the series... So good for you!!!

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
2 months ago

Ridiculous!

MH3
Community Member
2 months ago

There goes the neighborhood.

Debby Bright
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, an elaborate ruse...

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this Hollywood?? Under quarantine?

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
2 months ago

reminds me how this year someone dressed up as michael myers and played his theme music as he walked around lol

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy s**t! :o

Blackheart
Community Member
2 months ago

i dunno. how much do people spend on christmas or prom?

lara
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
2 months ago

How?

Sandra Llewelyn
Community Member
2 months ago

This complete waste of money when there are people in America living in disgusting conditions, people dying due to lack of healthcare - i will never understand it.

Antoine Gagnon
Community Member
2 months ago

I would not be happy being his neighboor

CatWoman312
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2 months ago

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I mean it’s their money, but it’s a horrible way to waste it

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Novak's decorations have brought the police to his house multiple times. "Neighbors told me cop cars were in front of my house a lot during the day," he explained. "I was only home twice to receive them. They told met hey thought it was cool and that they were only there because they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant."

"They were in formation at the door and when I opened it they asked me if it was all mine. I asked, 'You mean the blood and the bodies? Yeah, that’s me.'"

"Honestly, though, I think I could’ve used more. [My plans] were way worse on paper. Next year though!"

#3

Now That Is How You Do Halloween Right. This Guy Got The Cops Called On Him Several Times In Dallas

Now That Is How You Do Halloween Right. This Guy Got The Cops Called On Him Several Times In Dallas

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Shelp
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2 months ago

To be fair, this is really awful

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Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They celebrated their new year on November 1.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead got blurred.

In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Celtic priests to predict the future. Considering the Celts were entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies must've been really comforting in the face of a long, dark winter.

#4

Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take Down

Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take Down

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mysty
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2 months ago

i want to commend you for that detail around the limbs

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To commemorate the event, the priests built huge sacred bonfires, where everyone would gather to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically made of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes.

Who knows, Maybe Novak has some Celtic blood? Either way, his display sure looks like a modern version of the old celebration.

#5

Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

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Tiari
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2 months ago

This one is really cool and a bit different from all the dead bodies...

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#6

Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911

Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911

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gibsonpic
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2 months ago

Yikes that's realistic!!!!

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#7

Neighbors Subtle Halloween Decor

Neighbors Subtle Halloween Decor

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

even better their house looks quite plain and isolated

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#8

Terrifying And Realistic Halloween Decorations

Terrifying And Realistic Halloween Decorations

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Zophra
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2 months ago

I'd be pissed if I had small kids and that was my neighbor.

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#9

Fake Car Crash

Fake Car Crash

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Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe people need to just put a sign out next to some of these saying "Happy Halloween" so people know what to think.

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#10

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

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Fan-tastic panda
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2 months ago

Don't be shy, make the photo less visible.

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#11

Halloween Decor Gore

Halloween Decor Gore

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Kinga Złotkowska
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2 months ago

But why?

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#12

Dead Body Hanging From Roof

Dead Body Hanging From Roof

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Johnny Rodriguez
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2 months ago

OMG!! Watch out for the shark!!

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#13

Body Bags Hanging From A Tree

Body Bags Hanging From A Tree

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Red
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2 months ago

Idk man this tree kinda sus..

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#14

Suspended Dead Man

Suspended Dead Man

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Lord Mysticlaw
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2 months ago

At least this one makes it clear that it's Halloween decorations

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#15

Creepy Clown Hanging The Whole Family

Creepy Clown Hanging The Whole Family

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Charley
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2 months ago

Sinister?

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#16

When Halloween Decorations Go Too Far

When Halloween Decorations Go Too Far

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Serial pacifist
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2 months ago

I think this person actually needs professional help.

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