ABOVE: Christine Morris poses in the guillotine in her backyard. Photos: Susanna Freymark
Christine Morris doesn’t just like Halloween – she loves it.
Every year the 58 year old Casino woman turns her home into a Halloween theme park and invites the public to visit on October 31.
Last year more than 700 people walked through her interactive and scary backyard.
“You don’t have to be a kid, Adults can come alone,” Christine said.
There are witches, skeletons, screams and skulls, gravestones and spiders.
Every year Christine buys something new to add to her collection.
This year a two metre tall werewolf she bought from Costco will be part of the experience.
“The witch was my favourite but now it’s Bardoff,” she said.
Bardoff the werewolf can growl and has spinning eyes that light up.
Visitors walk over a wobbly bridge and through a tunnel decorated with spiders to enter the scary backyard.
Christine started preparing months ago.
She didn’t celebrate Halloween as a child growing up in Christchurch in New Zealand, but her kids did when she moved to Australia.
This year she will have a movie playing on a screen in the front yard as people wait to enter the main event in the back so she can follow covid social distancing.
The Easy Riders from Evans Head will have their bikes at the front of her house for anyone wanting a photo.
Inside, a guillotine splattered with fake blood is another photo opp.
For years Christine has been doing this and as her collection grows so does the scare factor. She has an extra surprise this Halloween which we can’t share with you because it will spoil the surprise. All we can say is – it’s terrifying!
Entry is free. Christine does this for her own enjoyment.
When the night ends at 10pm, she has a drink or two and then begins the weeks of packing up the Halloween collection. Until next year.
Halloween at Christine’s place at 84 Lennox St, Casino from 6-10pm. Entry is free. Individual lolly bags for children with non-lolly giveaways available too.