It’s scary how far some people go to decorate their homes for Halloween. It seems that everywhere you look you can find festive, funny or downright spooky displays – some created complete with lights, sounds and special effects. Ghosts, zombies and skeletons take up residence behind fences, across porches, in trees, on awnings. At one home, creepy-looking characters take over the front yard, while at another, friendly ghosts and Snoopy reflect a tamer approach. § Buffalo News photographer John Hickey ventured out and found some ambitious displays that prove, once again, that when it comes to Halloween decorating, more is more for many.
Photo gallery: Embracing the Halloween spirit