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We love haunted houses at Halloween. Especially this one. Take a tour through our favorite -- and scariest -- reader-submitted location filled with spiders, witches, and other scary decorations.
Why we picked this: We love how the lights wrapped around the doorway are actually illuminated skeleton bones!
Why we picked this: No other game gives us the chills like the Ouija board. What a great idea to use the board as a decorating tool!
Why we picked this: This angry creature sits comfortably on this windowsill. We like how cheesecloth is used to create the effect of hair.
Why we picked this: The yellow eyes on this green witch captured our attention. Her long nose, wrinkled face, and tattered hat really make this hag stand out from anything else we've seen. Make her quit looking at me!
Why we picked this: Zultan's eyes really glow! We think this fortune-teller will accurately tell guests their futures.
Why we picked this: We like the idea of mounting a witch's broom on a mantel or above a fireplace. And the ribbon wrapped around the broom adds style to the once plain sweeper.
Why we picked this: You can't go wrong with spiderwebs. Family photos covered with a thick layer of spiderwebs create a dramatic effect.
Why we picked this: We like her long, stringy red hair. And we really like the colors in her robe! Very different from the traditional black.
Why we picked this: We especially enjoy how this spider hangs onto the corner of this window of mirrors. The webs look as if the spider just spun them.
Why we picked this: The white ghost hangs perfectly in the shape of this window. We especially like how the ghost's face is darker (and spookier!) than its body.
Why we picked this: Aren't night-lights supposed to scare the monsters and ghosts away? Either way, this ghost light is too cute to be scary.
Why we picked this: Witches don't have to be somber. The purple, red, and gold on this witch's clothes make her sparkle among the spiders.
Why we picked this: Who knew that leaves could be so pretty? We think adding fall foliage to a stair railing wrapped with pumpkin-pattern ribbon looks elegant.
Why we picked this: More spiders cling to the curtains in this haunted house. We're coming down with a case of arachnophobia!
Why we picked this: We love how this spider engulfs this lampshade. The spiders have taken over!