Lots of neighborhoods have Halloween decorating contests to see who can come up with the most impressive display. This one, with a giant pirate shipping crashing through the house, wins them all. It’s the work of brothers Ricky and Tony Rodriguez who transformed their Mom’s house in Lorain, Ohio over the course of two weeks. The whole thing is great, but the way they made it look like the boat actually broke all the boards on the house is really cool. I’d love to see what these guys could think up for a Christmas display.

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Here’s a great reason to plan a trip to Disneyland this Halloween. Danny Elfman will be onstage performing songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas as a part of his show titled, “Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films of Tim Burton.” The show will run on October 31st and November 1st at the Nokia Theater in LA and November 2nd at the Honda Center. If you’re in LA, this is a show you don’t want to miss!

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of the sun, and on October 8th, the sun decided to show some Halloween spirit. It looks like the greatest pumpkin of them all! NASA’s Joe Witte said:

“Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o’-lantern’s face… The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.”

Even the sun likes to get dressed up for Halloween. That means you have no excuse.

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This might look like some sort of temporarily erected set, or even an amusement park, but it’s actually a real apartment complex currently under construction in Japan. It’s located in Hamamatsu amid a bunch of regular homes and is slated to open next year. The goal was to create something with a fairy-tale vibe, and they’ve managed to pull it off and create the world’s best place for celebrating Halloween.

Top Image: Asahi

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Halloween is just around the corner, and these zombie chia pets are the perfect finishing touch to all your spooky decor. You can choose from an arm reaching up out of the grave, Lifeless Lisa, or Creepy Holden. Better yet, buy all three and you’ll have the makings a a zombie chia family.

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Japanese collectible maker Kotobukiya makes figures from lots of fandoms, but this time it’s two iconic horror characters that have been turned into disturbingly sexy anime women. First, there’s a 7″ Freddie Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street due out in October. From the official description:

Since 1984, Freddy has been scaring people in the Nightmare on Elm Street films as a razor-gloved killer who terrorizes his victims in their dreams, and in 2003 he crossed over with Mr. Voorhees of the Friday the 13th series in Freddy vs. Jason. This new Freddy may wear the same iconic striped sweater, hat, and bladed glove, but that’s where the similarities end. A blonde vixen, this Krueger is a beauty with torn clothing, mismatched stockings, and even lacy undergarments peeking out from under her sweater!

Next up is an 8.5″ Jason from Halloween due out in November:

Yamashita and Kotobukiya’s version of the slasher takes its inspiration from Jason’s on screen look but mixes in a beautiful girl in the bishoujo style. Voorhees stands in a relaxed pose in her tattered pants, top, and jacket with the iconic machete in one hand and an axe held over her shoulder. The scraps of her clothing reveal quite a bit of skin and her muscular physique, while her cute face is partly obscured by the nightmarish hockey mask strapped to the side of her head!

Turning these mass murders into sexy women might actually make them scarier than they were in the movies.

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We’ve seen a lot of a cappella vocal tracks over the years, but this impressive performance by Dan Buckley is about reproducing voices—66 of them to be exact—as part of his cover for “This Is Halloween” from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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This iPhone video prank is devious, hilarious and all-around pretty clever: Jack Vale asked random strangers to take a picture of him with his cellphone. But what the people didn’t know is that he’d installed a pre-recorded video of a fake “ghost girl” walking through the camera frame. So when they pick up the camera to take the picture, said ghost girl drifts by mysteriously. Scary stuff, right?

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