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You Can't Handle The Spook! Waldwick House Draws Spectators Year After Year

Dennis Morton's Waldwick yard is decorated with many human-sized figures like monsters and zombies.
Dennis Morton's Waldwick yard is decorated with many human-sized figures like monsters and zombies. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
The ghoulish figures on the ground at a Waldwick home spook many who pass by it.
The ghoulish figures on the ground at a Waldwick home spook many who pass by it. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Vampires and other ghoulish creatures are featured in front of a Waldwick home.
Vampires and other ghoulish creatures are featured in front of a Waldwick home. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Witches are among the scary life-sized figures that speak and move at a Waldwick house.
Witches are among the scary life-sized figures that speak and move at a Waldwick house. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Dennis Morton goes all out to decorate his Waldwick yard for Halloween every year.
Dennis Morton goes all out to decorate his Waldwick yard for Halloween every year. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
The little clowns adorning the yard of a Waldwick home scare adults and children alike.
The little clowns adorning the yard of a Waldwick home scare adults and children alike. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Creatures like devils and demons adorn a Waldwick yard.
Creatures like devils and demons adorn a Waldwick yard. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Graves and skeletons cover part of a Waldwick yard..
Graves and skeletons cover part of a Waldwick yard.. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Creepy, bloody figures draw many people to a Waldwick yard.
Creepy, bloody figures draw many people to a Waldwick yard. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Creepy skeletons are a feature of a Waldwick lawn.
Creepy skeletons are a feature of a Waldwick lawn. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Dennis Morton decorates the outside of his Waldwick home for Halloween every year.
Dennis Morton decorates the outside of his Waldwick home for Halloween every year. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
A pumpkin patch adorns part of a Waldwick yard.
A pumpkin patch adorns part of a Waldwick yard. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson
Nearly every foot of a Waldwick front yard is covered in Halloween decorations.
Nearly every foot of a Waldwick front yard is covered in Halloween decorations. Photo Credit: Lauren Kidd Ferguson

WALDWICK, N.J. – For about 25 years, Dennis Morton has been spooking out Waldwick kids – and parents too – passing by his West Prospect Street home around Halloween.

“I had a mother tell me that she won’t walk in front of my house because she is afraid of the clowns,” Morton said, as he gave Daily Voice a tour of the graves, skeletons, witches, pumpkins, and yes, creepy little clowns, that adorn nearly every inch of his front lawn.

Starting Labor Day weekend, Morton spends his Sundays setting up the elaborate display of figures that speak, glow and even make smoke. He does it little by little, until the yard is complete.

“The kids love it,” he said. So much so, he said, that some parents have told him they drive past the house every weekday on their way to drop their children off at school, and then again after school.

“Everything is for fun, and I love it,” he said.

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