It’s a scary thought.
But not for retailers.
Americans are expected to shell out $2 billion on decorations this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation , and where better to get into the mood than in New England, a region with a long history and really old houses.
We asked readers to send us pictures of their homes dressed in their scary-holiday best. (It’s fitting that two come from a town named Dedham and that Johnny Cash’s headstone is the one in black.) We’ve printed our favorites here, and we’ll be sleeping with the lights on tonight.
— Globe Staff