Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Altadena gets its ghoul on

Either the Altadanish are creative or have way too much time on their hands.







On the other end of the spectrum, we also have the Ice Cream House at Christmas time. Which to some tastes may be even more horrifying.



23 comments:

  1. Oh yes, the Ice Cream house is Totally OTT. As for the mauled bodies, is this what was left after the police standoff on Lincoln and Devirian the other day?

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  2. Yikes, I had to shut my eyes for these! The Ice Cream House might be more my speed.

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  3. Oh my. This is some creative gore. Is that a sweet potato sticking out of the gut of that guy in the last photo? The body in the barrel reminds me of Fargo. Have you seen the giant inflatable black widow covering an entire rooftop on Marengo?

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  4. Around here, Halloween is considered the devil's work in some neighborhoods. Stoopid.

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  5. Yesterday I met the man responsible. I'd always assumed he was in the industry, maybe a set decorator because our hills are littered with them. But no, he's a real estate agent who just really, really likes Halloween.

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  6. A few ghosts and goblins and maybe a banshee shriek are more my speed...

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  7. Is this the one with the terrifying spider on the roof top?

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  8. Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. I also wouldn't want to live next door or across the street.

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  9. These residents of Altadena look familiar to the family I wrote about here during my Altadena Holiday last year.

    And there's yet another Halloween family around the corner from these Altadanish. They're all over up in those parts.

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  10. I spent many a December visiting the Bailian house. Much more fun to me than getting the boogers scared out of me! A serious gross negligence of use of electricity at the Bailian house, but I don't ever recall having people barf on their lawn!

    see also: http://www.pasadenaviews.com/balian-house/

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  11. A footnote that strikes me as funny: Albert was perfectly fine wandering amongst the hacked up bodies. But come Thanksgiving, he's absolutely terrified of those Children of the Corn scarecrows people prop up in their front yard.

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  12. If the zombies start wandering around your neighborhood, you'd best be moving on. At a house down the street from us, last year they put about 100 plastic crows of varying sizes all over their lawn, along with assorted ghosty types. Some people are just into the holidays.

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  13. I'm with Anonymous!

    On my street, there are many benign, charming pumpkins. One street away it's a graveyard, with ghosts everywhere. Go figure.

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  14. Oh my gawd...that just scared away this tourist!

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  15. I think zombies are "in" this year. This guy's pretty creative with his ghoulish decor. He must like slasher films, Freddy Kruger. It's tame in my n-hood; pumpkin lights, fake tombstones in front yards, witches on light poles.

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  16. oh my I do miis USA when halloween comes around.....totally gross......my son would adore it!!

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  18. I think it is fun, but it seems like so much work.

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  19. Just, wow. I may have to go with the ice cream house, too! But this is a lot of fun, in a spookalicious kinda way.

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