I love Halloween, but in the making costumes, eating candy, and drinking a cocktail while asking “and who are you supposed to be?” kind of way. When it comes to the actual scary stuff, I’m the first to cry and run for my life. I jump a foot when a pin drops, fast forward through tense movie scenes, and avoid haunted houses as if my life really depended on it. And thanks to these yards on Instagram, I’m now going to sleep for the next month with all the lights on.
As Halloween decorations go, these cover all the scary basics: clowns, dolls, skeletons, and body parts. Above, some sick soul decided to deck out the gutter in front of their house with a not-so-sly reference to Pennywise. Shudder.
In case you can’t tell, those are bloody body parts hanging from a tree. Swipe left to see a close up of a rib cage. I really don’t want to know what those are made of.
This is such a good use of skeletons. All skeletons should be scaling houses to peer in your windows and haunt your dreams.
We can also put this one in the silly category, but I’d still jump if I suddenly noticed those two big eyes looking right at me.
I don’t watch horror movies, but she looks like someone you’d see in The Hostel/The Blair Witch Project/The Exorcist/The Ring/Poltergeist. Thanks ever so much for the equally creepy tree.
No, just, no.
The thing that bothers me most about this photo is the angle of the shot. Instead feeling like I can observe these guys from afar (like, from across a wide street), it seems like they could jump on me at any moment. I don’t like that.
You know what’s creepy? A doll. The only thing more creepy is a bunch of them waiting around the corner for you.
And then, these guys get the “Halloween Volume and Variety Award” this season for an impressive array of decorations. It’s like “Where’s Waldo: The Jack Skellington” edition. I especially applaud the use of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.