There are all sorts of ways to decorate for Halloween. We’ve seen everything from a simple inflated giant pumpkin in one person’s yard to a full grave-yard themed yard display. Some people go all out with fake skeletons, corpses and anything creepy that they can think of. Others keep it more fun with villains from Disney movies and happy Jack o’lanterns.

There is no right or wrong way to decorate for Halloween. In a normal year, when the trick-or-treaters are out on Halloween night, homes that are decorated well will probably see lots of trick-or-treaters expecting candy.

In 2020, when many people have decided to skip trick-or-treating due to COVID-19, Halloween decorations are still admired from the car or at a safe distance on the sidewalk.

By now, pretty much anyone who is planning to decorate for Halloween already has, and we know that if we see something in someone’s yard that would look strange any other time of year, it’s not strange now due to Halloween.

You have to wonder, though, is there such a thing as going too far with Halloween decorations? At what point does the display pass the point of creepy and scary?

An artist in Dallas named Steven Novak may have taken things very close to too far. He has had several people call the cops because of his Halloween yard display. We say very close to too far because the cops don’t seem to mind being called to report on Halloween yard decorations. 

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Novak said, “Neighbors told me cop cars were in front of my house a lot during the day.” He added that the officers said they “thought it was cool and that they were only there because they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant.”

So what are these yard decorations that are getting so much attention? It’s pretty gruesome. It looks like a deranged murderer fled the scene with several horribly mutilated bodies behind. One looks like he’s falling off the roof with a knife in his head. Another has a chainsaw in his back. Then there are the body parts in the wheelbarrow, and the garbage bag that looks like it has a body inside. The fake blood all over everything definitely adds to the effect.

Do you think Novak took things too far with his Halloween yard display? How would you react if one of your neighbors set up similar decorations in their yard around Halloween?