Man Builds "Lawn Of The Dead"

Monday, October 29th 2007, 10:02 am
By: News On 6

Wednesday night, neighborhoods will be full of little ghosts and goblins hoping to gather up a bag full of treats. The News On 6’s Rick Wells reports in one Broken Arrow neighborhood, those treats will come with a few tricks.

Chris Curtis thought trick-or-treating was great when he was a kid and he’s doing what he can to bring the scary fun back. He says he has two boys and when they were small, the display was small, too.

“We had the hay bales and the scarecrow,” said Chris Curtis.

He added scarier stuff as his boys got older. There are monsters, coffins and tombstones. Most of it Chris Curtis created himself, growing the display into what is now called "The Lawn of the Dead."

“I try to save as much money as possible,” said Chris Curtis.

He shops the end of season sales looking for bargains, trying to get the most fright for his money. Chris is pretty creative in using old fence slats. He has built all kinds of stuff from those. His favorite, so far, is the monster in a box he built last year. It's equipped with motion sensors so when the kids get close it starts producing fog.

Chris Curtis gets in on the action, too. He dresses like a zombie, stands out in the yard, and when people come up the walk, he gets them.

“You don't do a lot of jumps and boos. A very slight movement will usually do it,” said Chris Curtis.

Chris Curtis has a website with more about his display and how you can build one, too. For more information, click here.

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