The nominations are in.
From Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, we asked you to send in your photo submissions of the most devilish Halloween decorations in your neighborhood — and you did not disappoint.
From an artist’s horror house remodel to a skeletal wedding, these “haunted” houses are sure to give any passerby a good scare. Plus, if we’re being honest, they are probably giving out the best Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters this year, too.
With dozens of photos submitted for this year’s contest, which house will reign supreme? Take a look at the submissions below and vote for your favorite in our poll. Be sure to spread the Halloween cheer and get your friends, family and neighbors involved, too!
You have until Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. to cast your votes.
The winners of the contest will be announced on Oct. 31 in print, online and on our social media.
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The Skeleton Wedding
Submitted by: Laura and Nael Alghothani
The Alghothani family was honored as one of the spookiest decorators last year. Will their betrothal of bones win this year?
The Creepy Campfire
Submitted by: Faith Blankenship
Just a couple skeletons roasting marshmallows and warming their bones. It’s a great day to be dead.
A Bony Procession and more
Submitted by: Krystal Eastwood
Eastwood put together scenes of a skeleton funeral, an evil carnival, a graveyard and more. This is some diverse decorating.
Double Double, Toil and Trouble
Submitted by: Heather Fairchild
Make it triple, triple with this trio of skinny witches hanging out in a Columbia yard. Rope lights give these decorations a spooky ambiance.
A Smorgasbord of Spooky
Submitted by: Kirk and Mai Hackenberg
From hanging skeletons, scary witches and an evil pumpkin gate, the Hackenbergs have quite the variety of Halloween decorations in their expansive yard.
The Shining Scary House
Submitted by: Starla and Leslee Hall
Eerie lights and lots of Halloween inflatables with a classic cemetery scene set this Lexington house apart from the werewolf pack.
Slashing up the Suburbs
Submitted by: Shane Hekter
Apropos of the forthcoming “Halloween Kills,” the latest in the long-running John Carpenter created slasher series, this Columbia yard features Michael Myers. Don’t worry. It’s just a prop . . . We think.
Eviscerated on the Lawn
Submitted by: John Lewis
Some good ol’ boys are coming out of the ground to terrorize this house out in Irmo.
The Osborne Cemetery
Submitted by: Tracey and Ozzie Osborne
From a ghostly graveyard scene to a full PA system, the Osborne family goes all out with their Halloween decor.
An Evil Circus
Submitted by: Chelsey Ruff
Ruff themes the Halloween decorations every year. This year a skeleton freak show and a kid in the cotton candy maker highlight this evil circus.
Cobb Webs and Creatures
Submitted by: Mother and daughter duo Barbara Kent and Nicole Sanders
Location: West Columbia
This mother, daughter decorating team filled the yard with cob web. A giant spider catches the the attention of any passerby in its web. Other little creatures and lights finish it off.
The Mouth on Monroe
Submitted by: Rachael Sharp. Decorations designed by Adams O’Cain
Nothing store bought here. This Halloween decor was designed and installed by “humble” artist Adams O’Cain, Sharp said. Nearby residents call it “The Mouth on Monroe.”
A Terrifying Threshold
Submitted by: Cal and Cathy Watson
Stepping to the door of this house, you’re sure to catch a chill. This house also features a cemetery scene and other devilish decor.
This story was originally published October 20, 2021 2:16 PM.