Hold on, let me clarify. When I say "decorate" their yard, I really mean "DECK OUT" their yard. Most of these figures you see in the pictures will stay up year round and be used for multiple different holidays. Santa hats and bunny ears make any ghoul look less ghastly, after all.
As we approached the house, I wasn't sure about having Mags see them. That was, until she started describing to me what was going on in their yard. I thought I would snap some pictures and share her version with you. It's amazing to me how differently I see these creatures having been exposed to them through horror movies.
So, without further ado, I give you our neighbor's Halloween decor seen through the eyes of Mags:
"Look at Frankenstein. He's so nice. His wife was tired,
so he's carrying her home."
(That corpse, you mean?)
"Oh no, Mama! That man is hurt. See the guy with that mask on?
He's bringing him to the doctor over there."
(Does she not notice the large butcher knife in his other hand?
And dragging him by the hair is definitely not the best method.)
"The doctor will fix him up. Right now he's helping someone else."
(And by "helping", she means "hurting". )
"But he can just sit with his friends in the waiting room."
(With friends like these, who needs enemies?)
"Look at this silly vampire. He's playing hide and seek behind the tree."
(I don't want to be the one to find him, though. Olly, olly oxen free!)
"All these guys look like they are going to a Halloween party."
(Yes. And at the party they'll be serving BRAAAAAAINS.)
Of course, it's always a bummer when the party is over after Halloween.
But no worries! Christmas will be here in a few months and
then they can all celebrate on the porch with Santa! See?
(You thought I was just kidding about the Santa hats, didn't you?)