Brooklyn Halloween Street Display Causes Controversy? Is it Too “Over the Top?” [POLL]
There’s no shortage of macabre but creative Halloween displays this year. And no shortage of parents who are up in arms over them.
There’s one neighbor’s gore-fest in Brooklyn that’s been ‘scaring children’, at least according to parents that walk by the display and are subjected to the sight of baby dolls with nails impaled on fences and blood smeared all over them.
Too much or creative? Sounds like we’ve been down this road before.
Not once but a few times.
Just like the Oklahoma neighbor who displayed a couple of dead dummies in his driveway complete with blood smears and a closed garage door on the head of one of them, a Brooklyn brownstone resident in a fairly well do to neighborhood created a scene only a Hitchcock could love.
Parents in Brooklyn are up in arms over a creepy Halloween display which some claim is too scary for their young children to handle.
The scene depicts what can only be described as a torture chamber with a scary pumpkin-headed doctor operating on a bloody baby doll that’s hooked up to an IV, while all around are other dolls in various states of distress.
Some toys are impaled on the railings, others have been decapitated and mutilated with knives or have had nails and skewers impaled in their bodies.
One doll is trapped in a bird cage, while another is chained to a chair with duct tape over its mouth. There’s even one doll that has a smaller doll emerging from a bloody gash in its belly – like something from the ‘Alien’ movies.
The gruesome scene is currently on display in the porch area of a Brownstone in the well-to-do neighborhood of Boerum Hill.
It was setup on Sunday evening and has been turning people’s heads ever since – some moms and nannies have even been seen shielding their children’s eyes as they pass by.
Everyone who does walk by has an opinion on the freaky Halloween scene and for some it is simply going too far in its attempt to scare people.
One resident even labelled it ‘demonic’ when CBS2 paid it a visit on Tuesday, while others have questioned how appropriate it is for holiday that is enjoyed by so many young children.
‘Very eerie – I’ve never seen a Halloween scene like this,’ said Dionne Watley Adger. ‘I’m not certain what they are trying to depict here.’
‘That’s the part that gets me,’ said Junie Futrell. ‘In light of everything going on in today’s world, I don’t know how tasteful this is.’
But the display also has its admirers with others quick to praise the creativity of the creator.
‘It’s just someone’s sense of humor,’ said Irene Zimmerman. ‘As twisted as it may be, we’ve all got our thing.’
According to public records, the woman who lives in this house is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, but she has declined to talk about her latest work.
Again, what’s Halloween without fright!
No fun, that’s what!
And if the neighbors are all that upset over their kids seeing the display, just cross the street.