Boo! Check Out These Homes' Over-the-Top Halloween Decorations

Sure, you put up a few cotton spider webs and plastic bats. But check out the lengths these homeowners went to to decorate for Halloween!

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

Toothy trick or treating

Cottage Making Mommy

Is 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.

Spooky Skeletons

Spooky skeletons

Art gray

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. 


Fiery Fantasy

Fiery front yard

The 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

Freaky fog effects

Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images

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...


Creaking Coffin

Creaking coffin

Jim Rankin/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Get off my lawn, indeed: This front yard graveyard comes complete with a creepy figure in an open coffin. Yikes!


Ghastly Green Lighting

Ghastly green lighting

Claude Charlebois/First Light/Getty Images

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.


Boarded-Up Beauty

Boarded-up beauty

Between Naps on the Porch

It'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. 

Giant Ghouls

Giant ghouls

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! 

Pumpkin Pile

Pumpkin pile

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

Spooky spider web

Claude Charlebois/First Light/Getty Images

We 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."



Creepy Clowns

Creepy clowns

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!


Sinister Shadows

Sinister shadows

Lee's Blog

Are 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

Scary skulls and spiders

A human skull on creepy spindly spider legs? The Bunbury Realtors' blog found one totally terror-ific way of saying "no trespassing!" 

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web