Today we're taking a gander at a few over-the-top examples of Halloween decor. Ghoulish or ghastly? You be the judge!
1. Dog Days
What would you do if you saw a German Shepherd guarding a disembodied arm (I'm shuddering as I type this!)? Perhaps Fido skipped a meal, or maybe these homeowners have quite the sense of humor. Either way, thumbs up are in order (sans the thumb ... or the rest of the hand, for that matter).
2. Air Raid!
This L.A. homeowner's realistic 747 crash site tricked more than a few treats. In fact, the local police visited the home, thinking the life-size aircraft had actually crashed. Even scarier? The crash site lasted three additional months when in Christmas, our festive homeowner strung a few lights on the aircraft and called it holiday decor. Now that's ghastly!
3. Family Feud
Want a surefire way to make sure your children don't run up your cell phone minutes yet again? Concoct a yard display like these inventive homeowners, who announced they've "Grounded their children from Halloween" ... literally. The yard display features three childlike dummies upside down in the ground. Quite the inventive threat, don't you think?
4. Devilish Directions
What's more ghastly: a rotting corpse in your driveway or the fact that your son created it with a can of foam insulation? Yes, the tutorial does exist, and something tells me it didn't originate from Martha Stewart.
5. Headless Host
Face it -- when Uncle Larry volunteered to pass out the Halloween candy, you knew something was up. Surprise your neighborhood kids with a [very!] realistic guillotine.
What do you think, dear readers? I'm sensing a bit of decor inspiration myself.