A holiday here is really just an excuse to dress up, whether it's costumes for us, or our houses.

Halloween is the perfect excuse to deck out our homes with ghastly delights—throw creepy, oversized cobwebs on an old Victorian, or an axe murderer in your window. Here are some of the best (most petrifying) houses in the area who have gone the extra mile to bring you bloodied victims, nightmarish clowns, and all things creepy and crawly. And just for good measure, there's also one with stunning fall foliage and jolly jack-o-lanterns. Proceed at your own risk!

The Richmond

Cole Valley

Palo Alto

The Haight

Hillsborough

The Castro

Livermore

The Marina

Noe Valley

Berkeley

The Sunset

The Sunset

Glen Park