Monday, 31 October 2016
Jonathan Ross ships in zombies for his Halloween party as families across the country transform their home into houses of horrors
Something wicked this way comes! Jonathan Ross ships in zombies for his Halloween party as families across the country transform their home into houses of horrors
- The TV chat show host, 55, appears to be going all-out for the star-studded party his north London home
- Zombie-esque figures were seen in boxes as workmen worked on ladders in order to get it ready
- Meanwhile, Welshman Martin Faulkner has spent more than £1,000 kitting out his own haunted house
- Other examples can be seen from Manchester, Liverpool and other areas across the UK
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Jonathan Ross has gone all-out for his annual Halloween party - but he is just one of many Brits who have pulled out all the spooky stops in a bid to make their house the most haunted.
Builders were seen at the chat show host's north London home today ahead of the once-a-year event.while the workmen were stood on ladders, suggesting the decoration is going to be spectacular.
Fake corpses covered in blood were seen piled up outside the 55-year-old's property, with guests last year including Jimmy Carr, David Walliams and Claudia Schiffer.
A pile of fake dead bodies is piled up outside of Jonathan Ross' house as he prepares for his annual Halloween party
The gorey figures suggest that the TV chat show host is going all-out again for his star-studded bash
Builders are seen putting up decorations at his North London home in preparation for tonight's event
Another zombie-esque figure is seen slumped out against more props next to his brightly-coloured hedgerow
More props are seen in boxes as the 55-year-old gets ready ready for tonight's celebrations. Guests last year included Jimmy Carr, David Walliams and Claudia Schiffer
Builders and workmen were seen putting up decorations and Halloween props in preparation for the frightening festivities
Meanwhile Halloween-mad Welshman Martin Faulkner has spent more than £1,000 kitting out his own house of horror.
The 46-year-old started decking out his home with skulls, ouija boards, and gravestones to scare the kids when they came trick or treating.
But, instead, youngsters were attracted to the house and last year he gave out 140 bags of sweets to children who came knocking.
The dad-of-two said: 'They ran out and we had to go down to the shop and get some more.
It takes about a week to put up all the decorations but the property has now become an annual tourist attraction.
Mr Faulker, who works for engineering firm Keltbray, added: 'It's good watching cars pull up in the street and people jumping out to take photos.
'But we are looking at making it the final year now - it's getting to the point where I'm losing motivation to put it up.'
'I knocked up the bodies in the garage, I made them myself,' Martin said.
'They get fatter every year as I get more and more costumes for them.'
The Setter family home in Bristol which has taken the Halloween theme to the max with spooky skeletons, gravestones and spiders
Julie Parker with her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Darren Setter, and grandchildren Julianne, 15, and James, 18, transformed their home for a night of Halloween fun
'The world can be a miserable place and this just helps cheer people up,' Ms Parker, the homeowner, said
Meanwhile Halloween-mad Welshman Martin Faulkner has spent more than £1,000 kitting out his own house of horror
The 46-year-old started decking out his home with skulls, ouija boards, and gravestones to scare the kids when they came trick or treating
But, instead, youngsters have been attracted to the house and last year he gave out 140 bags of sweets to children who came knocking
It takes about a week to put up all the decorations but the property has now become an annual tourist attraction
There is still hope Martin's garden from hell will continue.
He said: 'There are people saying it can't stop and they are going to start a petition.
'People are still seeing it for the first time.'
Interest in the house, in Porth, Rhondda Cynon Taf, shows no sign of letting up.
'Someone asked me if I knew where the house was and showed me a picture of where I lived,' Martin said.
Martin and his wife, Linda, may be doing their haunted house for the last time
'Over the years it has cost me about £1,000.'
He even built in the garage what he dubbed a 'maze'.
'I bought CCTV so one year we were broadcasting kids going into the maze in the garage back to the TV in the house,' Martin said.
'I say it's a maze, there is only one way in and one way out.
'One year we had four police officers turn up and they wanted to go around the maze.
'But the two women turned around and had to come out again because they felt claustrophobic.'
Elsewhere in the country, 65-year-old Jean Brady has filled her garden with gravestones, skeletons and two-headed dolls in a bid to get kids into the scary spirit.
Ms Brady, from Liverpool, has been putting on similar displays for almost a decade and said her neighbours love the annual creepy showcase.
The pensioner said: 'I started with decorations inside and I just thought that other people may as well have the pleasure of seeing it so I started putting it all outside.'
Another of the freaky properties is owned by Martin Lee, 55, who lives in Manchester.
The nursery worker first threw his doors open to the public in October three years ago and thousands of guests have since been spooked by his house of horrors.
Mr Lee begins ordering the props from America in April, before spending six weeks decorating the home.
Jean Brady, 65, has filled her garden (pictured) with gravestones, skeletons and two-headed dolls in a bid to get kids into the scary spirit
The scariest night of the year is quickly approaching and Halloween fans across the British Isles have been transforming their homes into spooky houses of horror. Pictured, Martin Lee's spooky home in Manchester
The Hanging Gate pub (pictured), set on the edge of the Peak District, also has spooky surprises in store for its guests
Chris Walton (pictured) has spent more than £20,000 decorating his own home which includes a rectractable coffin in a handmade hearse on the driveway
A house dressed for Halloween on Outer Forum, Norris Green, has been filled with pumpkins, giant spiders and gravestones
This spooky home in Crumlin has spooky heads hanging from the gutters and dozens of masks across the property
This home in Drumcondra, near Dublin, has spiders' webs wrapped across the windows and bats hanging from the walls
This frightening home in Kimmage, also in Ireland, is particularly scary because of the enormous spider crawling up the side of the building
Other scary homes include Chris Walton's house on Howick Park Avenue in Preston who turned his home into 'Howick Cemetery' complete with grave stones and other ghoulish items.
He has spent more than £20,000 decorating his own home which includes a rectractable coffin in a handmade hearse on the driveway.
The Hanging Gate pub, set on the edge of the Peak District, also has spooky surprises in store for its guests.
Open the door to the 180-year-old pub and you are greeted by a life-size corpse bride and groom, with grins stretched across their skulls, screeching with metallic laughter.
The Setter family home in Bristol has taken the Halloween theme to the max with spooky skeletons, gravestones and spiders.
Julie Parker with her daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Darren Setter, and grandchildren Julianne, 15, and James, 18, transformed their home for a night of Halloween fun.
Horror-grams! Home owner terrifies trick or treaters with spooky holograms of ghosts and ghouls in a bedroom window
By Rebecca Taylor MailOnline
With creepy clowns, ghastly ghouls and scary spiders, Halloween is not a time for the faint-hearted.
But the owners of this house in North London might have taken Halloween to the next level with their spine-chilling window display.
The home in Crouch End is projecting some terrifying figures onto their windows, which are certain to make the easily, and not-so-easily, frightened jump.
The first clip shows a terrifying ghostly woman coming towards the window, with a fearsome look in her eyes.
Next, another ghostly figures appears at the window and screams at passers-by.
Her chilling eyes are piercing as she appears to lean into the street towards onlookers.
A man then appears at the window, but the first seen of him is a candelabra he is holding as he walks along.
He traipses across the window, looking out at the street below.
With creepy clowns, ghastly ghouls and scary spiders, Halloween is not a time for the faint-hearted. The piercing eyes terrify as the woman gets closer to the onlookers in the creepy display
When he comes back, he is headless.
The figure then bends down and picks his head back up off the floor, screwing it back onto his neck.
The terrifying projections were spotted by Yuk Moi, who tweeted: 'Definitely not for the faint-of-heart passing by...
'Impressive sequence from this fantastic Halloween window projection in north London. At least...I think it's a projection?'
The owners of this house in North London might have taken Halloween to the next level with their spine-chilling window display. The woman leans out and screams as she appears to try to get out of the house and into the road
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