A HORRIFYING Halloween decoration has gone viral after the spooked homeowner shared the picture of it online.
Halloween 2016: This decoration is a contender for the scariest of the year
The door has a large section of glass in the middle of it – and through the glass, something terrifying can be seen.
A scary clown stares menacingly through the glass, mouth open wide in a rictus grin.
Luckily, the clown is not real, but is a decoration – and the photo, which was uploaded to Imgur, has gone viral, with over 168,000 views.
Commenters were terrified by the image and rushed to share their horror.
One said: “Welp, guess I’m staying in my closet today.”
Another said: “OHGOD NO.”
Halloween 2016: This creepy clown decoration has spooked the internet
Another saw the decoration as an opportunity to deter trick or treaters, and said: “Just put that inside of your door and you won’t hear a single ring of your doorbell all night.”
Hoping to scare the homeowner further, one said: “The “wind”…keep telling yourself that OP.”
Many suggested the homeowner should dispose of the clown, and one said: “Kill it. Kill it. Kill it with fire.”
A killer clown craze has swept the UK and America
Police have reported a swathe of indidents involving pranksters dressed as scary “killer clowns”.
Dozens of young children and members of the public have been left terrified by the pranks, with several schools forced to close.
Some clowns have been spotted brandishing knives, chainsaws and other weapons.