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
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2 months ago

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

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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!"

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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.

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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.

TheSneakyNinja
Community Member
2 months ago

What if actual murderers think of doing that? And then everyone thinks it's just a Halloween decoration...

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ZACHARY HARROD
Community Member
2 months ago

to far

mysty
Community Member
2 months ago

it was the hair on the head that made him really life like

The Pansexual MELONLORD
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

None of these decorations are good! It's horrifying to see that people think that murders and house fires are 'cool decorations'. Fires and murders are real, people, and so are the humans that have died in them!

Deborah Fox
Community Member
2 months ago

We had a car full of teens die around the corner from our house. It looked so similar. Kid was thrown through the windshield. Hits too close to home to be funny.

Mommy Dragon
Community Member
2 months ago

And that is exactly why anything like this should not be done. You just never know who could be hurt or traumatized by it if they have experienced something like that. It's horrible. Also, this would scare the crap out of most young children.

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Sharon Madsen
Community Member
2 months ago

These are all cool............but it's about the KIDS

GeoSushi
Community Member
2 months ago

You would rent or buy a car and crash it just for halloween!?

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

Looking close, that car is probably a junker. There's rust on the door. It is easy to unscrew those panels, some cars you have to do that to fix a light!

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backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

She had a crash vehicle lying around to do this?

shyanna banana
Community Member
2 months ago

its just harmful fun

Yiqi Gao
Community Member
22 hours ago

I dont think someone would risk their car jus for one day of the year

JENAVIVE RIVERA
Community Member
2 days ago

this is so fake but looks cool

Nona Bologna
Community Member
4 weeks ago

My cousin died this way. I can't even look ar this. My heart hurts.

ink_sans_girl
Community Member
1 month ago

oop

Best.in.the.west
Community Member
1 month ago

Did they buy a car to wreck for a halloween decoration?!

Kelise Black
Community Member
2 months ago

this is what happens to the karens on halloween

Steven Chatterton
Community Member
2 months ago

That poor Toyota Supra. I hope they didn't damage it just solely for this.

Payton Weigand
Community Member
2 months ago

come on u got called on the cops that pathetic i've seen better children dress up as ghost than dis

Marshmellow fan
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks like a real car crash good job

Annelle Eye
Community Member
2 months ago

O_O

CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
2 months ago

Where did the car come from? I can just imagine her going to a car dump just to use one for halloween or something...

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm scared....

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

O-O

Zeke Henry
Community Member
2 months ago

i..i....jeez

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 months ago

Too realistic.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

A reinactment of a child dying in a car accident isn't halloween decorations to those whose children lost their life that way . Halloween is make- believe NOT a tragady report.

Ellis Lenfestey
Community Member
2 months ago

wtf

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people just have to chill out!!! It's Halloween... If this were real the cops would have been called immediately!!!

ᑭIᗰᑭᒪE ᖴᗩᑕE
Community Member
2 months ago

They actually were called though

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Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

If that was a real person in Zombie gear moving... hee hee hee...

Vivianne De La Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

YEAH ME AGREES

Patty Leaton
Community Member
2 months ago

killing zombie

Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
2 months ago

I say cool

Annette Rainbow
Community Member
2 months ago

Why are they getting angry? Don't they know it's Halloween? They need to get a grip. I personally don't do Halloween as I am a Christian, but gee it is a bit of fun. I also don't think people need to put up a sign saying "Happy Halloween" .

Annette Rainbow
Community Member
2 months ago

On a side note. who would be dumb enough to think that there are so many dead bodies laying around. If you want to kill someone you would think that they would try and hide what they have done,......DER

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Allison Woodfill
Community Member
2 months ago

Pretty gross. But cool

Debby Bright
Community Member
2 months ago

Neighbors can't take a joke?

Abigail Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

This looks awesome

Billy the kid
Community Member
2 months ago

i like the way they took the bumper off to make it even more realistic

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, it is the Jersey shore...might be a leftover hit...

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

where's the boob

Lisa
Community Member
2 months ago

Harmless fun

Stille20
Community Member
2 months ago

Not if you have dealt with this in real life. Like I get annoyed with how easily people get triggered sometimes, but this very real and pretty messed up for someone to want to put it together.

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KT
Community Member
2 months ago

wow thats awesome!

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#10

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

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Fan-tastic panda
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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