Last year, Steven Novak incited chaos in his East Dallas neighborhood for displaying a grisly Halloween scene in his front yard that was so realistic, it prompted multiple calls to the police.
This year, in the spirit of communal harmony, the engineer and artist decided to play nice.
Just kidding, the dude turned up the heat by portraying a scene so horrifying, it’s gone viral internationally.
“This year has been rough for a lot of people,” Novak told the Dallas Observer. “I think we can agree that this project is functioning as a pressure release valve.”
“Last year’s hits remain: the safe, ladder, chainsaw, Roof Guy and my girlfriend,” he says of his actual partner. “Also the fake blood made of corn syrup on the sidewalk. But there are lots of new details; 55-gallon drums are now out by the curb filled up with the shredded party [of guests]. And I made the body parts this year by cutting up mannequins then filling them with skeleton parts and Great Stuff insulation foam.”
The most challenging prop, Novak claims, is the refurbished wood chipper that shoots out fake blood at a clip of 3,000 gallons per hour.
The demolished front door illusion took a mind-numbing amount of man hours.
“I bought a door, matched the house paint, smashed it, and mounted it to swing out on hinges,” he says. “The real door to my house behind it, I then painted with a product called Black 3.0 that reflects very little light so it almost looks invisible.”
Kids, find this man’s address. A guy who’s willing to absorb multiple police visits a day in the spirit of Halloween, 100% gives out king sized Snickers.