We have seen some very cool Halloween displays in front of people’s homes this year, but here’s one that might have just won “Best of 2020.” Although, if you have any degree of arachnophobia, it might not be your favorite. This one comes to us from the town of East Aurora, located in upstate New York. This home haunter created an elaborate display featuring a huge moving giant spider, which encompasses their whole front yard!
Look at it in action!
Nothing but respect for my neighbor who built an articulating arm controlled by 1 HP motors that moves around a gigantic inflatable spider pic.twitter.com/Sr62wIcZdR— mike macᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@mikemikemac) October 4, 2020
The owners of this home built an articulating arm which moves the giant inflatable spider around. The enormous arachnid then realistically climbs down a web from the roof of the house to the ground. Come October 31 this will no doubt freak out trick or treaters by the dozen (assuming trick or treating is permitted in the area). The photos come to us via Twitter user Mike Mac, who lives nearby the web covered house (we spotted the house through Rex Chapman).
In the video above, you can see how this big creepy crawly looks in motion during daylight hours. We imagine it is even creepier to look at when passing by at night. This giant spider conjures up images of Shelob from The Lord of the Rings in our minds. So any trick or treaters coming dressed as hobbits, be extra careful when hitting up this house for candy. We all remember what happened to poor Frodo Baggins.
A cool display like this one helps to liven up Halloween time. Especially as many of the usual haunts and celebrations this year are cancelled due to COVID-19. Seasonal staples like Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights and Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash are shuttered this year, so it’s up to regular folks to keep the Halloween spirit alive with their own creativity. Hopefully seeing this display of creativity inspires others during this most irregular of spooky seasons.
Featured Image: @mikemikemac