Steven Novak always wanted something hyperreal for Halloween decoration, no lights, fog machine, or camp… something that would really freak people out walking by in the dark… “A kid walked by and asked me what happened to them; I said they ate too many Skittles”.
Local artist Steven Novak turned up the level for Halloween decoration – his decoration looks so realistic that his neighbors are calling the police to investigate.
While the scary-looking crime scene outside the house is freaking people out, Novak finds himself comfortable at the “horrifying” house.
“I’ve always been up to hijinks like flying ghosts or 7-foot-tall snow sculptures of myself, so if I was gonna do Halloween, it was obvious that it should be hyperreal. said, Novak.”
No lights, fog machine, or camp… something that would really freak people out walking by in the dark. So I whipped up some dummies and slung 20 gallons of blood all over.”
In Novak’s M street yard, one of the dummies lies with his head crushed, one lies with a scale where his head used to be, and a few more dummies are packed in trash bags.
Out of all the dummies, Novak really likes the one with the Wheelbarrow tipped over by the street full of Hefty bags, that looks like a failed attempt to dispose of the dismembered bodies in the middle of the night.
“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 says, A kid walked by and asked me what happened to them; I said they ate too many Skittles.”
“It was raining a lot and washing the blood away, so I indefatigably ‘watered’ the bodies every morning for a while to the dismay of early dog walkers and joggers saying as they passed ‘Watering the bodies.'”
The decoration has brought the police multiple times to Novak’s house as they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant.
“Neighbors told me cop car was in front of my house a lot during the days, I was only home twice to receive them. They told me they thought it was cool and that they were only there because they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant.”
Novak continues, while laughing, talking about blood and the bodies, “They(officials) were in formation at the door and when I opened it they asked me if it was all mine. ‘You mean the blood and the bodies? Yeah, that’s me.”
Novak believed he could’ve done the decoration more horrifying, “My plans were way worse on paper. Next year though.”
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