This is Halloween...

Welcome to our nightmares and fantastical dreams.

Each year for a few we've done something over the top in our garage on Halloween while tying in a snapshot of the story of God Himself from some pretty unique angles. Preachy? Not so much. Bizarre? Sure, why not?

I learned from the best long ago, generosity gets attention. (No matter where you lived in my neighborhood growing up, on the last day of October you visited the guy handing out Happy Apples.) We also know people love a show. So we try to go big with both.

Here you'll see what a classic rock couple with a taste for the creepy and strange can do with a regular garage, a little imagination and a lot of time.


2007: Dracula's Castle

This year featured a castle makeover and moving props.

> Tricks & Treats
As Mrs. Dracula welcomed guests, they were introduced to a portrait of her husband, fangs and all, and asked if they'd like to meet him. (Many shook their heads "no," but were assured he didn't bite... hard.) As visitors checked out the Dracula's home, pieces of furniture, an upright coffin and other things in the background began moving all on their own. But before too long, Mr. Dracula appeared out of nowhere behind the crowd, cape up and menacing. This appearing act actually drew a scream from one mom, who then relaxed into a laugh and said she loved it.

Mr. Dracula in his lair.
Mrs. Dracula greets visitors, but not with a kiss.

"Mr. Dracula" even had his own business cards, complete with fang marks.

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