As a young child one of my favorite, and yet most feared things, about Halloween trick-or-treating was the house down the street. The family always struck me as other-worldly and every year, without fail, they would decorate their home with spooky decor, flickering lights, realistic cobwebs, and even a few eerie characters hiding out waiting to scare unsuspecting young children such as myself.
While it’s probably a little too late for you to add as much spook, gore, and creepiness to your own home this Halloween, we thought it would be fun to look at some of the best decorated homes as seen on Flickr. Each of these 10 photos highlights what we love most about this time of year: creativity, imagination, and fantasy.
Of course you probably have a few worthy competitors in your neighborhood, so we encourage you to snap a photo and share it with us in the comments. Plus, if you still need inspiration for your pumpkin carvings, try your hand at these social media options. And if you’re still scrambling for a costume, we happen to love these hallow-memes, but good luck trying to pull off anything remotely as cool as the the real life iPhone costume.
Image from fetusflusher on Flickr
Pumpkinrot Scarecrow image from ScareFX on Flickr
Front yard cemetery from piratejohnny on Flickr
Gravedigger scene from ScareFX on Flickr
Bridal group image from DrgnMstr on Flickr
Tom’s Haunted House image from Josh Sommers on Flickr
Do come in image from Zombie37 on Flickr
Halloween on Browning Avenue image from sniderscion on Flickr
Your ride is here image from Zombie37 on Flickr
Image from texas lady bug29
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