There’s about a month and a half to go until the night of ghoulish glee that is Halloween—but why wait that long when you could be terrifying the living bejesus out of your neighbors right now with this petrifying replica of the Joker crawling out of your front lawn? This thing is one hell of a Garden Gnome.

It’s made all the more creepier by the fact that this is the demented version of the Clown Prince of Crime from Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder’s recent “A Death in the Family” storyline from the Batman comics, which featured the nightmarish visage of the Joker as a mask of skin stapled over his horrifically wounded face in a permanent, awful grin. It was bad enough on the page of a comic. Crawling out of the ground to come and shank your ankles with a knife? KILL IT WITH FIRE. BAT-FIRE. WHAT EVER FIRE WORKS.

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... Although admittedly it does look slightly less disconcerting when it’s not places on a lawn. Only slightly though, because now it just looks like the Joker crawling out of an endless void to come murder you. Oh god, he could be anywhere. Look out, he’s crawling out of Kinja! Aaaah!

The treated foam sculpture is rather large, to boot—it’s 36” wide, 24” deep, and 10” tall. Thinkgeek, who is selling the ornament for $90, even suggests pairing it with a motion-activated spotlight to make it up when you walk near it. So you know, instead of scaring trick or treaters, you get to watch them go right into cardiac arrest out of fright.

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‘Tis the season, after all.

[Via Comic Book]


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