From October 2014, but inspiring for this year’s Halloween!

When it comes to home holiday decorations, Halloween is a close second only to the splendor of Christmas. From festive front doors to spooky yard vignettes, we’ve picked out some local haunts that are worth a visit. Here are the best of the best in Halloween yards this year!

Spooks & skulls become almost welcoming frolicking among the pumpkins and autumnal accents around this splendid entry.

Spooks and skulls are, dare we say, welcoming among the pumpkins and autumnal accents around this splendid entry.

Atlanta Halloween Houses: Don't be scared to knock on FrankenDoor!

Don’t be scared to knock on FrankenDoor!

Creepy Clown with Mouseketeer Ears... Oh no! Hopefully the next season of American Horror Story is not a Disney theme.

Creepy clown with Mouseketeer ears … Oh no! Hopefully the next season of American Horror Story is not a Disney theme!

A ragged graveyard kept watch by the Grim Reaper himself...

A ragged graveyard kept watch over by the Grim Reaper himself …

Zombies emerge from a shallow grave at this eerily lit Halloween house in Atlanta.

… glows with eerie light by dark, guiding zombies from their shallow graves.

Somehow we can jear Vincent Price cackling just beyond these candles on display in the landcaping of a North Atlanta Halloween house.

We can almost hear Vincent Price cackling just beyond these candles.

This Atlanta Halloween house weaves a web of ghoulish delight.

A woven web of ghoulish delight

A fabulous display of creepiness in Atlanta

Something wicked this way comes …

That must be the ghost of the last exterminator creeping up the side of this Atlanta Halloween house.

That must be the ghost of the last exterminator creeping up the side of this haunt!

The Gatekeeper's a bit slammed at the moment and the Groundskeeper... *ahem*... tied up.

The gatekeeper’s a bit slammed at the moment, and the groundskeeper is … ahem … “tied up.”

The annual Scarendipity party turns an old funeral home into the hippest haunt in town.

The annual Scarendipity party turns an old funeral home into the hippest haunt in town.

This yard full of festive inflatables comes to life at night in a playful display of colorful characters.

This yard full of festive inflatables comes to life at night in a playful display of colorful characters.

Do these visual treats give you some ideas for tricks you can pull in your yard? Halloween’s a great opportunity to show your creative — and spooky — side! Have fun and be safe … Happy Halloween!

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