House sets hearts racing

Lisa gets spooky for Halloween. 199938_01

By Brendan Rees

Skeletons, ghosts, witches, and tombstones took over the front yard of a Narre Warren home for Halloween.

The spooky house on Shinners Avenue attracted about 500 visitors as the sun went down on Thursday 31 October.

Owner Chris, who did not wish to reveal his surname, said he spent a day setting up the display.

“Ninety-eight per cent of it is made by my own hand besides one or two tombstones and the big scarecrow dude (with a pumpkin head),” he said.

‘The skull wall took one hundred hours … but to do all the props and everything it was a good couple of weeks making everything”.

Chris said he also ordered parts in the US for his skeleton man draped in a black cape.

But he said none of the Halloween display would’ve been possible without his niece who inspired him, he explained.

“When I lived in Endeavour hills … trick or treaters came and she was like ‘wow’ so we thought she’d really like this.

“We said next year we’ll get lollies and we’ll do everything and no one came and she was devastated.

“We had five or six people when I first did it here in 2015 and then it just grew,” Chris said.

This year, people came as far as Sunshine and Carrum Downs.

“They just kept coming”.