Hallowe'en mannequin prank

This 2009 video shows off a curiously effective Hallowe'en prank: the pranksters dressed a child-sized mannequin in a skeleton costume, then posed it, holding a candy-bag, in front of houses, rang the bell and ran off. The homeowners opened their door to find a silent, staring, motionless, costumed "child" -- creepily clever.

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  1. Add a motor that tilts the head ever so slightly to the side about 30 seconds after it hears a voice, and it would be super creepy. 

  2. Or just put a real kid in the same getup staying perfectly still until the curious, scared homeowner reaches out to touch him at which point he screams and lunges. 

    I love Halloween!

  3. Maybe I’m old school but I usually like the kids to say trick or treat before I give them the candy…

    But this is pretty good…  It’d been nice to have a webcam in it’s eye…

  4. Perfect in its simplicity.

    Although I would like to see what would happen if it played a recording of a child’s voice saying “Satan wants me to skin you alive”

  5. There was a couple in my old neighborhood who sat scarecrows with masks on their porch chairs a week before Halloween, so the kids would get used to seeing them there. On Halloween night, just after dark, they put the scarecrow clothing and masks on themselves, with straw sticking out of their cuffs and collars. Then they positioned themselves in the chairs so they looked like the scarecrows. And waited very patiently.

    So, kids came and rang the doorbell. Nothing happened. As the kids turned to leave, the scarecrows would suddenly stand up and scream. Good times.

  6. Maybe it’s just me but the scariest thing about that was the number of people who had  wrought iron bars in front of their doors.

  7. For some reason, Google saw fit to include a series of ads centering around heart starter kits, CPR courses, and various first aid services… Seriously, it’s not THAT scary.

  8. That is so awesome.  I could see that really scaring the crap out of someone a little later in the evening, in a less crowded neighborhood. A clown costume would be even more scary.  Or maybe that’s just me.

    Oh crap I wish I’d seen this a few days ago… there were “haunted history” tours of my neighborhood three times a night on weekends for the last month but I think I missed the last of them.  It would have been perfect to plant a mind bomb like that on the corner where they stop to tell stories about my building.

  9. AARON
    Ay, that I had not done a thousand more.
    Even now I curse the day–and yet, I think,
    Few come within the compass of my curse,–
    Wherein I did not some notorious ill,
    As kill a man, or else devise his death,
    Ravish a maid, or plot the way to do it,
    Accuse some innocent and forswear myself,
    Set deadly enmity between two friends,
    Make poor men’s cattle break their necks;
    Set fire on barns and hay-stacks in the night,
    And bid the owners quench them with their tears.
    Oft have I digg’d up dead men from their graves,
    And set them upright at their dear friends’ doors,

    Even when their sorrows almost were forgot;
    And on their skins, as on the bark of trees,
    Have with my knife carved in Roman letters,
    ‘Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.’
    Tut, I have done a thousand dreadful things
    As willingly as one would kill a fly,
    And nothing grieves me heartily indeed
    But that I cannot do ten thousand more.     

    — TITUS ANDRONICUS, Wm. Shakespeare

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