A homeowner in Nashville, Tennessee made waves by creating the scariest haunted house of the year. After all, ghouls, zombies, vampires, ghosts, murder clowns, cannibal rednecks, fetish demons, nightmare abominations, and other terrors have all been done. But how does that stack up to a worldwide pandemic, economic recessions, thousands of deaths, and a contentious election at the end of a tumultuous presidency?
So artist and designer James Worsham placed a large wood cutout of the numbers "2020" in his front yard alongside a caption "It was the scariest thing I could think of ..."
"I had scrap wood laying around so I decided to put it to good use," Worsham told "Good Morning America." "And I'm kind of known for cheesy dad jokes so I figured why not put one literally on my lawn."
"I've been self-employed for about six years and having my baby kind of stall out overnight and have to pivot was really hard," he said. "And I've had lots of family health issues so it was just a hard year."
Aside from the chaos of 2020, Worsham had his own problems. He survived a tornado that hit Nashville and destroyed his studio, and amid the pandemic, which closed his business for several months.
He hopes his Halloween piece of art also makes people stop and smile, which it has been doing for people in his neighborhood and his followers online.
"I just hope that no matter what happens to people, that they're able to laugh at things," he said.