It's safe to say Halloween might be Steven Novak's favorite holiday. The Dallas, Texas resident loves to go all out for the spooky season, turning his yard into a gory display. But we must warn you: this LOL-worthy content is filled with (fake) blood.
"People get as tickled looking at my massacre as they do looking at puppies," said Steven Novak, whose passion for Halloween can be seen on full display every year. Some people put together funny costumes, but this man prefers setting up a murder scene in his yard. And while some neighbors love the bloody set-up, others absolutely hate it: cops were called to his property various times in 2020. But a little police trouble can't stop this guy; he's back at it this year, and the décor is bigger and better.
"There are lots of new gimmicks to this year's caper," he told the Dallas Observer. "The wood chipper blood fountain being the clear centerpiece and easily the most challenging prop." Not surprisingly, Novak began preparing his artful displays way in advance. "It took me months to find an old wood chipper for sale. The sellers were not pleased with its new purpose," he admitted.
And a blood fountain is not the only new thing in Steven's yard for neighbors to enjoy. "There are lots of new details. 55-gallon drums are now out by the curb filled up with the shredded party [of guests]," he shared. "And I made the body parts this year by cutting up mannequins then filling them with skeleton parts and Great stuff insulation foam." We're telling you, this man isn't here to play games. He even put together a fake door for his house that looks like it's been barged into.
"I bought a door, matched the house paint, smashed it, and mounted it to swing out on hinges," Novak detailed. "The real door to my house is behind it. I then painted with a produced called Black 3.0 that reflects very little light, so it almost looks invisible." It's undoubtedly a massive load of work, and the Texas resident ups his game every Halloween. So why does he put in all the effort, knowing that someone is likely to call the police and complain?
"This year has been rough for a lot of people. I think we can agree that this project's functioning as a pressure release valve," Steven explained. You can check out more spooky details and get complete tutorials on how to copy Novak's projects on his Instagram page.