Risca driver's home turned into haunted house for Hallowe'en
1:00pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A COURIER driver has turned his Risca home into a haunted house to scare the local children.
No expense is spared in the name of Halloween, as 36 year old Shaun Perkins has turned his garden in Aster Close into a graveyard, complete with head stones, crosses and even 'ghosts'.
Mr Perkins has completely transformed the outside of his house for the last nine years, and every year he spends between £100 - £150 to add more and more items to his creation.
He said: "I do it for the community. Some children are scared coming to the door, but it's all in the spirit of Halloween- anything to scare those pesky kids."
The inside of the house has been decorated and includes an ultraviolet ghost and a giant spider.
Mr Perkins will be hosting a private party for friends and family on Halloween evening, but he doesn't expect to see much of it.
Donned in a butler costume, he will be up answering the door to trick or treaters.
He said:"Since the decorations went up we have had quite a few people stopping to take pictures and talking about it."
The decorations, which took a full day to assemble, went up at the weekend and will all be taken down early on November 1.
The father of two said: "I have always been a fan of Halloween, it causes a big hype in the build up to the night and I really look forward to it, but then in a blink of an eye it's all over."
But he won't get to relax for long, as he will start planning on how to transform his house into a winter wonderland for Christmas.