Steven Novak receives multiple visits from Dallas police, who turn up at his house numerous times following complaints from local neighbours that his Halloween macabre scenes look too real.
Steven Novak’s gory scenes celebrating Halloween has been a source of worry for local residents.
The Dallas artist began embellishing the outside of his Texas home with extremely gory Halloween massacre scenes about six years ago at the requests of his neighbours.
The gruesome Halloween costumes decorations began with fog and ghost personalities, but as the years progressed, the Halloween costumes and scenes evolved into hyper-real scenes.
Here are some of the gruesome art pieces of frighteningly realistic mannequins covered in blood, each set up in victim posture.
- A manikin is wrapped in bin bags and tape.
- Decapitated figures
- The head of a dummy was caved in.
- Another model has a chainsaw sticking out of it.
- A pushcart filled with rejected limbs and blood
Steven Novak said things could get very expensive since he makes the props on his own and sometimes has to reapply the fake blood and other colourings in case of rainfall.
Novak told news sources that he was only at home two times during the visits by the police. When they did meet him, they said they believed the exhibition was cool.
He said he always considered high jinks like flying ghosts or 7-foot-tall snow figures of himself and thought that Halloween should be hyperreal.