Some are going too far with gory decorations
When I think of Halloween, I imagine pumpkin carving, trick-or-treaters and going to haunted houses. I enjoy walking down my street and observing how the houses have been decorated. I have been noticing more and more shocking decorations that are making me not want to take my 6-year-old son trick-or-treating anymore.
Some people have gone way too far. Setting up gory scenes with manikins covered in blood and dead bodies scattered around the lawn with missing limbs is something that should be seen at Fright World or the Haunted Catacombs. One of the houses I saw had a doll that was hung from a tree and baby dolls spread throughout the lawn covered in blood. It reminded me of a scene from a horror movie. If movies have restrictions on their audience, then there should be some rules set by the town that Halloween decorations cannot be R-rated either. It’s great that people are so passionate about Halloween, but they need to be a little more conscious of the young trick-or-treaters.
Not to discourage anyone who loves decorating for Halloween, but realize that most trick-or-treaters are minors under the age of 18. If their parents allow them to go to a haunted house, then they can receive their spine-chilling experience there.