Hal­loween house wel­comes ghouls

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE ROPER

AGRANDMOTHER trans­formed her home into a vi­sion of hell for a spe­cial Hal­loween party.

An­gela Stewart, who lives on Pri­ory Lane in Mac­cles­field with her son, Jack, 17, works for a month kit­ting her house out to cel­e­brate the spooky event ev­ery year and has even had a spe­cial wardrobe fit­ted to store all of her Hal­loween gear.

She in­vited friends and neigh­bours to visit and guests were met with ghosts hang­ing from the ceil­ing, grave­stones that opened up as they walked past, body parts pro­trud­ing from the ground, grue­some butch­ers and singing skulls.

Skele­tons clung to the out­side of the house while inside, fam­ily mem­bers and friends dressed as char­ac­ters from Xbox game The Evil Within, scar­ing the liv­ing day­lights out of all who en­tered their realm.

The grand­mother-ofone, 51, who says she was in­spired by a visit to the York Dun­geon, said: “Hal­loween is very big in our house. We’ve been do­ing this for more than six years and it’s great for the trick or treaters - we had so many last night.

“It takes a whole day to put up the dec­o­ra­tions and a lot of work but I get such a buzz from see­ing every­one en­joy them­selves and the lit­tle ones’ faces light up in their Hal­loween cos­tumes.”

Son Jack, 17, de­signed the inside of the house this year and was joined by friends from Mac­cles­field Col­lege, in­clud­ing Adam Ken­nelly, dressed as Ja­son from the film Fri- day the 13th.

Even the nail tech­ni­cian’s four-year-old grand­son, Ri­ley, gets in­volved. She said: “He’s not scared as he’s grown up with it for years. The scari­est stuff from the Xbox game was be­hind a door with a high win­dow though so lit­tle kids couldn’t see in un­less their par­ents let them.”

Out­side was a gazebo with ta­bles laden with Hal­loween treats for younger and hun­grier guests, Hal­loween mu­sic and skulls singing Mon­ster Mash.

And for those trick or treaters re­luc­tant to en­ter the house, An­gela and her daugh­ter Rachael, 31, took them a se­lec­tion of Hal­loween sweets.

An­gela said: “I’ve al­ready got plans for next year that in­volve pro­jec­tors and more live char­ac­ters so watch this space!”

An­gela’s house, above and be­low left

An­gela Stewart with grand­son, Ri­ley Sim­son

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