A HALLOWEEN display depicting a fake car crash scene with blood-splattered bodies has caused outrage in the US.
Kevin and his wife Krysten Negrotto set up the decorative attraction outside their New Jersey home in Waretown to mark October 31.
A couple caused outrage over their Halloween display outside their home in New Jersey
Images show a bloodied white Toyota pinning a body against a tree with another body on the ground and crime scene tape surrounding the scene.
The couple wrote up a fake news story about Bob the zombie being "zombified by contaminated drinking water by a power plant" and added the other body was named "Zombie Cindy".
Krysten explained how they used a Toyota Supra car that Kevin uses for drift racing and detached the front bumper.
She said she stuffed the zombies with pillows and made legs out of car parts saying the fake blood came in a bottle for their Halloween set-up.
But it was so real that police said they were inundated with calls complaining the display was inappropriate.
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Residents thought the scene was too realistic and called police to complain
The couple named the dummy splayed on the hood Zombie Bob
The other fake body on the ground was named Zombie Cindy
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The couple wrote a fake news report saying 'Bob became zombified' from contaminated drinking water caused by a leak at a nearby power plant
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Homeowners Krysten and her husband Kevin Negrotto, pictured, said they didn't mean to offend anyone with their zombie car wreck display
Krysten told ABC 13: "Somebody reported it saying they didn't like it, and they did get reports of it previously someone saying it was real.
"How could anybody call the cops on a Halloween display that clearly is fake?"
Some locals said they had no problems with the gruesome display while others say it looks too realistic.
Renee Reeves, a resident, told CBS2: "I think it’s too much. We have a lot of young kids here, families. Too much.”
Krysten said she stuffed the zombies with pillows and made legs out of car parts for the graphic display
While Kelly Finan said: "I love it, I think it’s fun. I don’t understand people who had issues with it. To each his own.”
The homeowners have defended their Halloween display saying they didn't mean to offend anyone.
"You see worse on the news," Krysten said. "Honestly, you see worse in real life on TV."
Cops say they can't issue a ticket for decorations adding the homeowners were free to decorate their home.