BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn (PIX11) – American Horror Story meets Toy Story in one Brooklyn Halloween display — and it’s getting a lot of attention. But how scary is too scary?
Outside a Brooklyn home on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill sits a Halloween display Hitchcock himself may never have dreamed up.
A sadistic scientist jack-o-lantern operates on a baby doll, while failed experiments lie scattered about. Future test subjects are chained to chairs, others trapped in cages…
It’s a scene so frightening, even the doctor’s pumpkin assistants look too scared to watch.
There’s even a doll, which, rather than be subjected to torture by the mad scientist, seemingly took her own life by jumping from the roof of this 3-story building before landing on the fence where she died.”
“I think it’s awesome, the darker the better for Halloween, yeah definitely,” Meg Allen-Cole.
Allen-Cole just moved to the neighborhood and was delighted to see other do-it-yourselfers in the holiday spirit.
But others who passed by the display weren’t so sure.
“Very creative,” said Valerie Bell. ”Sick creative, but very creative.”
Since the display went up over the weekend, whether they want to or not, people have been compelled to take a second look as they pass by.
Many, like Bell, take pictures, even though they find the scene difficult to look at.
“I’ve seen Halloween, but it’s not like this.”
“I rebuke it, I rebuke it in the name of Jesus,” said a woman wouldn’t give her name, but called the display demonic and said it should be taken down as she passed by Tuesday morning.
She says the images are just too graphic to be out in public, especially in a neighborhood full of young children.
“Would you make your child see this, the knife in the head? That’s stupid. Would you make your child see that?”
The homeowner, a filmmaker, who created the scene wouldn’t answer the door Tuesday,
but a friend leaving the home said she didn’t see a problem with the gore.
“I think it’s Halloween, I think it’s brilliant and creative, and I don’t think it scares children,” said a woman identified as Dana.
Dolls, on the other hand, are probably terrified.