Gruesome Halloween decorations with mutilated fake bodies, blood spray prompt police callouts

Novak told the Dallas Observer that he wanted to do a "hyperreal" Halloween.
Novak told the Dallas Observer that he wanted to do a "hyperreal" Halloween. Photo credit: Steven Novak / screenshot.

Warning: This article contains graphic images.

An American artist has staged a bloody scene in front of his house for Halloween so gruesome that it's prompted multiple police visits.

Images shared by Dallas man Steven Novak show his front section covered in dummy corpses, a wheelbarrow filled with body parts, one body with a chainsaw going through its back and another with its head smashed in by a safe. Blood looks to have erupted out of many of the fake corpses, painting the pavement dark red.

Novak told the Dallas Observer that he wanted to do a "hyperreal" Halloween. 

"No lights, fog machine, or camp … something that would really freak people out walking by in the dark. So I whipped up some dummies and slung 20 gallons of blood all over."

But he told the media outlet that the extreme decorations have also prompted multiple police visits to his property.

"Neighbors told me cop cars were in front of my house a lot during the day. I was only home twice to receive them. They told me they thought it was cool and that they were only there because they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant."

One of the images shows police outside standing around one of the fake bodies.

Novak said he thought he could have used more blood and that his plans "were way worse paper". 

"I'm most proud of the wheelbarrow tipped over by the street full of Hefty bags, looking like a failed attempt to dispose of the dismembered bodies in the middle of the night."

The images have definitely got people talking on social media. 

"Loving this! Halloween goals!" one person said

"Holy sh*t. That’s terrifying," said another.

"You’ve officially done what everyone building home scares wants to do. Have some shit so crazy the cops come lol," added a third.