A British man has been ordered to take down his Halloween decorations because they were too scary for neighbourhood children.
James Creighton, 25, who lives in Stevenage, just north of London, dubbed his home James' Chainsaw Massacre on Grove Road. He decorates the house to raise money for Cancer Research U.K. This was his third year doing it and he was already more than halfway to his goal of $1,600.
Creighton made the front of his home look like a slaughterhouse. But the disemboweled torsos and body parts were too much for some children and their parents.
On the event's Facebook page, he said he had to take it all down.
"I find it so sad that this person sent police round to talk to me," Creighton wrote on the page of a neighbour who complained.
In an interview with the Telegraph newspaper, he said: "It's so ridiculous it's almost funny."
On his JustGiving.com fundraising page, where he warned the house might not be suitable for children under five years old, Creighton said he had been hoping to raise as much money as possible in honour of his grandmother who died four years ago after battling cancer.