In what some are calling an overreaction by the "fun police," there will be no Halloween light-show spectacular this year from lighting and sound artist Kevin Judd.
Judd, who runs a business named Creative Lighting, is a viral sensation thanks to videos of his musically-synchronized displays. In the past, he's been heralded for hisrendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", dance beat "Sandstorm Techno" by Darude, and last year's arguably most-impressive spectacle of LFMAO's "Party Rock Anthem," which currently has a whopping 10 million views. The display was so popular that LFMAO came to visit Judd's home to film a commercial.
But not everyone has been as receptive to Judd's work, specifically the Homeowner's Association (HOA) in the town in Riverside, Calif., where Judd lives.
"Unfortunately there are a few neighbors in the community that didn’t like the display we created," Judd said in a statement on his website in July.
According to his statement, the HOA had released a new set of "Holiday Display Rules" that shut down Judd's project because it was too extreme. The HOA did not immediately return a request for comment from The Huffington Post.
Though Judd said the ban "came as a surprise," he admitted that his popular displays draw big crowds, resulting in trash, crowded streets, bad traffic, and damage to neighbors' property. He also added that he has been in talks with the city to avoid these issues for this year's Halloween, but was shut down by the HOA before they reached a resolution.
"All good things come to an end," said Judd. He claims, however, to be looking for possible alternate locations to create his next masterpiece, and has said he will keep the world updated.
Though fans are sure to be sad, Judd's not the only one out there putting on masterful displays. Maybe this Denver family's elaborate Christmas displays can help fill the hole left by Judd's disappearing light show.
The Huffington Post reached out to the California Homeowners Association for comment but has yet to hear back.