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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:06 am, Fri Oct 18, 2013.

Nick Colavito enjoys watching the children come to his Howard Beach home on Halloween and see his decorations.

Decapitated heads, bloody chain saws and the sound of blood curdling screams turn his 84th Street home into a scene of a horror flick or medieval torture chamber. With the help of his family, including his nephew CJ, below left, Colavito begins putting up the ghosts, goblins and gore in September to prepare for the holiday. On Halloween, Colavito himself dresses up and welcomes kids to his scary spectacle.

“I love to see the faces of the kids when they come here on Halloween,” he said.

Colavito has spent years collecting his gory decorations. Last year, he had to take down the decorations a few days before Halloween because of Hurricane Sandy, which struck two days before Halloween. This year, he hopes children in the neighborhood have an extra good holiday.

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