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From haunted house to monster mouths, check out the awesomely over-the-top Halloween home decorations that these totally-in-the-spirit homeowners put up each year.
Toothy Trick or Treating
Cottage Making MommyIs a Snickers bar enough to motivate your kids to walk over a tongue-like staircase right into the toothy maw of a transformed front porch? Who are we kidding -- of course it is! Good find, Cottage Making Mommy.
Our bones are shaking just thinking about the "Eternal Rest Cemetery" (normally a regular old house in Venice, California), where all are welcome for a free romp through a very creepy, very decked-out haunted house complete with cemetery in the front yard.
Forestofmirrors.comThe Los Angeles haunted house known as the "Forest of Mirrors" leaves no (head) stone unturned in its search for creepy, imaginative decor. Faux skulls and flames are among the property's haunts.
Freaky Fog Effects
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Nothing like a house that goes all out with a full-on fog machine to beckon trick or treaters! Or, um, maybe these homeowners are trying to scare them away...
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Get off my lawn, indeed: This front yard graveyard comes complete with a creepy figure in an open coffin. Yikes!
Ghastly Green Lighting
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Holy haunted house! Green lighting and oversized phony spiders pop in every window and door for a dramatic effect. Somehow, this manages to be spooky and elegant at the same time.
Between Naps on the PorchIt's hard to make a house this pretty look uninviting -- but a few boarded-up windows and stretchy spider webs do the trick, as the Between Naps on the Porch blog discovered in Atlanta.
Total City Girl
Blogger Total City Girl spotted these giant (and totally creepy) ghouls haunting a Staten Island home. Great way to thrill Halloween fans in the neighborhood; Bad way to make your house look big!
Ash Tree Cottage
Over-the-top Halloween home decorations don't have to be super-creepy -- we love the collection of jack-o-lanterns blocking the front steps of this house. (Trick or treaters, probably not so much.) Good find, Ash Tree Cottage.
Spooky Spider Web
Claude Charlebois/First Light/Getty ImagesWe like how this giant spider web also doubles as a way to tell trick or treaters, "Don't walk into the area where we just laid new sod."
The Haunted Shack
This Torrance, California home transforms into "The Haunted Shack" on Halloween night -- and solicits donations for breast cancer research as well. That's a major real-world treat to go along with those tricks!
Lee's BlogAre sinister things are going on inside this house? The red lighting and scary silhouette decorations sure make it seem that way -- and this over-the-top Halloween home decoration brought so many trick or treaters, the folks inside used up 10 bags of candy by 7 p.m., according to Lee's Blog!
Scary Skulls and Spiders
Bunburyrealtors.comA human skull on creepy spindly spider legs? The Bunbury Realtors' blog found one totally terror-ific way of saying "no trespassing!"