One of the most popular Halloween attractions in south Dublin is totally free – and raises thousands of euro for charity each year.
Ken Carraher is currently putting the finishing touches to his House of Horrors in Bayview estate in Killiney.
Every year he sets up a marquee covering his entire front garden which is then packed chock full with moving ghouls, ghosts, coffins, witches and zombies.
Electrician Ken first got the idea 14 years ago when he was decommissioning power from an old factory and spotted a couple of old mannequins on the scrapheap he thought would make good witches.
Spiders with seven-foot legs and a few surprises will all add to the thrill factor this year.
Setting up the house and wiring all the figures takes over a month each year – and he has to take holidays from his job in the ESB to do all the wiring.
However, he has a team of neighbourhood helpers from three-year-old Callum Brown to 16-year-old Ciara Winstanley and Ken's wife Gail and daughter Aoife (16).
"Everyone gets involved and it's a bit of fun, the kids all come over for weeks in advance to see how we're getting on," said Ken.
The house will be open from Sunday October 27-31 from 3pm to 8pm – with Ken decked out as a friendly Count Dracula to welcome the 2,000 visitors expected.
Donations are welcome to support the work of charity Debra Ireland.