Utah County Family Loves Halloween

Utah County Family Loves Halloween

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OREM, Utah (KSL News Services) -- It's expected that over three billion dollars will be spent on Halloween in the United States by nights end. That's up 5.4% from last year but it's hard to find anyone in the state who has put more time and money into haunting their house than one couple in Utah County.

Photo by KSL's Randall Jeppesen
Photo by KSL's Randall Jeppesen

There is probably no bigger fan of Halloween than Gus Wood. Outside his Orem home he has scenes from horror movies and most of his spooks are animated. It has taken him 20 years to put together all the props that haunt his house and it takes ten people to run his show. Last year he gave out candy to over 3,000 kids.

He’s also become friends with Vincent Price, one of Halloween’s most recognized voices.

Photo by KSL's Randall Jeppesen
Photo by KSL's Randall Jeppesen

Outside Wood’s home you will find a cemetery, a witch’s lair, werewolves, and most of the life-sized monsters move. He says he doesn't have a clue how much he's spent over the years on his collection. One thing is for sure, he looks forward to this holiday each year.

(Copyright 2005 KSL NewsRadio)

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