Sunlight Labs' Eric Mill decided to make something strange in his neighborhood with this fun hack of Ghostbusters II's haunted Vigo the Carpathian painting, the one that showed the fictional tyrant's intense gaze that looked like it was watching (or even spying on) Sigourney Weaver.

Mill used an LCD to display Vigo -- the Scourge of Carpathia, the Sorrow of Moldavia -- and Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing device to have the villain's eyes follow passerbys:

"Making this happen was surprisingly simple, and only took a single work day for us to create from scratch. Vigo's eyes are controlled by Processing, which is getting data fed to it by the Kinect perched atop the TV. 

With a bit of Photoshop help from my fellow Sunlighters, it wasn't hard at all for me to take Vigo's possession methodology into the 21st century."

He's posted instructions and the Processing code on Sunlight's blog, too, so if you want to rush and create something for your Halloween festivities tonight, you can!

[Via Hack a Day]