Terraced home is transformed into terrifying nightmare crawling including tarantulas and zombies

Is this Britain’s scariest Halloween house? Terraced home is transformed into terrifying nightmare crawling with giant tarantulas, zombie nuns, and even Freddy Krueger

  • Francis McIsaac and partner Julie Smith spent nine days preparing their home in Liverpool for spooky season 
  • Among props on display are guillotine, electric chair, gallows and coffins which may be hiding some surprises
  • Mr McIsaac, 51, says that he and the family collect donations for a nearby school for children with disabilities

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A home has been transformed into a gallery of ghouls ahead of Halloween including a guillotine, electric chair, gallows and giant tarantulas – all to raise money for a school for children with disabilities. 

Francis McIsaac, 51, and partner Julie Smith spent nine days preparing their end-of-terrace house in Liverpool, for the spooky season and open up their garden to the public. 

Ice cream man Mr McIsaac, 51, said: ‘We’ve been doing this about six years. We started doing it for our own kids when they were younger and it just grew and grew. It’s nice to give something back to the community.’

The ghoulish gardens are open to the public to look around between 6pm and 9pm in the week leading up to Halloween – and the family collect donations for nearby Sandfield Park School, for children with disabilities.

Mr McIsaac, a grandfather-of-four, makes many of the moving props himself in the garage of the house, and on Halloween itself the family put on costumes to scare the visitors. 

Last year, the house of horrors made £700 for the school, but the couple hope to raise even more. Mr McIsaac said: ‘This year we have had more than 2,000 shares of the pictures we put on Facebook.’ 

The ghoulish gardens are open to the public to look around between 6pm and 9pm in the week leading up to Halloween – and the family collect donations for nearby Sandfield Park School, for children with disabilities

Mr McIsaac, a grandfather-of-four, makes many of the moving props himself (such as the one pictured) in the garage of the house, and on Halloween itself the family put on costumes to scare the visitors

Mr McIsaac, a grandfather-of-four, makes many of the moving props himself (such as the one pictured) in the garage of the house, and on Halloween itself the family put on costumes to scare the visitors

Last year, the house of horrors made £700 for the school, but the couple hope to raise even more (pictured, one of the couple's ghoulish creations). Mr McIsaac said: 'This year we have had more than 2,000 shares of the pictures we put on Facebook'

Last year, the house of horrors made £700 for the school, but the couple hope to raise even more (pictured, one of the couple’s ghoulish creations). Mr McIsaac said: ‘This year we have had more than 2,000 shares of the pictures we put on Facebook’

Francis McIsaac, 51, and partner Julie Smith (pictured together) spent nine days preparing their end-of-terrace house in Liverpool, for the spooky season and open up their garden to the public

Francis McIsaac, 51, and partner Julie Smith (pictured together) spent nine days preparing their end-of-terrace house in Liverpool, for the spooky season and open up their garden to the public

A giant spider eating a severed limb is among the objects on display at the home. Last year, the house of horrors made £700 for the school, but the couple hope to raise even more. Ice cream man Mr McIsaac, 51, said: 'We've been doing this about six years. We started doing it for our own kids when they were younger and it just grew and grew. It's nice to give something back to the community'

 A giant spider eating a severed limb is among the objects on display at the home. Last year, the house of horrors made £700 for the school, but the couple hope to raise even more. Ice cream man Mr McIsaac, 51, said: ‘We’ve been doing this about six years. We started doing it for our own kids when they were younger and it just grew and grew. It’s nice to give something back to the community’

A collection of witches are among the props on display at the Halloween home, which includes hundreds of decorations available for locals to come and peruse

A collection of witches are among the props on display at the Halloween home, which includes hundreds of decorations available for locals to come and peruse

Halloween displays at the house in Liverpool which is raising money for Sandfield Park school which caters for pupils with physical disabilities and a wide range of associated learning difficulties

Halloween displays at the house in Liverpool which is raising money for Sandfield Park school which caters for pupils with physical disabilities and a wide range of associated learning difficulties

Mr Isaac said people love the house, but adds that their reactions 'are not so good when we jump out at them'. He said: 'There are children who have been coming to see it since they were one and are now seven years old'

Mr Isaac said people love the house, but adds that their reactions ‘are not so good when we jump out at them’. He said: ‘There are children who have been coming to see it since they were one and are now seven years old’

Mr Isaac claims the props can take up to eight hours to create. He said:

Mr Isaac claims the props can take up to eight hours to create. He said: ‘My partner enjoys Halloween more than me, but I like making all the props. ‘Usually it takes me six to eight hours to make something, but if it’s an animated prop it can take a little longer’

At night, the display comes to light with spooky props giving people a fright as they wander the display. Pictured are three witches standing over a plasma ball

At night, the display comes to light with spooky props giving people a fright as they wander the display. Pictured are three witches standing over a plasma ball

Among the terrifying props on display in the couple's garden are a guillotine, electric chair, gallows and coffins which may be hiding some surprises

Among the terrifying props on display in the couple’s garden are a guillotine, electric chair, gallows and coffins which may be hiding some surprises

Executions including hangings and electrocutions have been re-enacted with ghoulish creatures at the home. There is even a terrifying witch seated above the porch to the property

A man is electrocuted as part of the display in Liverpool. The couple allow people to come and see all their hard work for a donation

Executions including hangings and electrocutions have been re-enacted with ghoulish creatures at the home. There is even a terrifying witch seated above the porch to the property

The display is raising money for Sandfield Park school which caters for pupils with physical disabilities and a wide range of associated learning difficulties (pictured, some of the creatures lit-up in the evening

The display is raising money for Sandfield Park school which caters for pupils with physical disabilities and a wide range of associated learning difficulties (pictured, some of the creatures lit-up in the evening 

A particularly terrifying display shows a ghoulish creature strung up by a piece of rope with fake blood coming from her mouth and body

A particularly terrifying display shows a ghoulish creature strung up by a piece of rope with fake blood coming from her mouth and body

A zombie nun stands by the wall of the property in Liverpool

Other horrible creations on display include giant tarantulas, zombie nuns, and even Freddy Krueger - a character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series

Other horrible creations on display include giant tarantulas, zombie nuns, and even Freddy Krueger – a character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series

Another film reference comes in the form of the puppet from the Saw franchise - which started with a low-budget film in 2004 and quickly involved into a number of financially successful sequels

Another film reference comes in the form of the puppet from the Saw franchise – which started with a low-budget film in 2004 and quickly involved into a number of financially successful sequels 

Billy the puppet appeared in the Saw franchise. It was used by John Kramer - the lead antagonist - to communicate with his test subjects by delivering recorded messages, often appearing on a television screen or occasionally in person. The puppet would describe the details of the traps and the means by which the test subjects could survive in the films

Billy the puppet appeared in the Saw franchise. It was used by John Kramer – the lead antagonist – to communicate with his test subjects by delivering recorded messages, often appearing on a television screen or occasionally in person. The puppet would describe the details of the traps and the means by which the test subjects could survive in the films

A spooky bat dangles over several of the displays in the Liverpool garden. It is attached with fake cobwebs that are strewn across the display

A spooky bat dangles over several of the displays in the Liverpool garden. It is attached with fake cobwebs that are strewn across the display

Visitors to the spooky display are greeted by a skeleton attached to the gate

Once inside, spooky creatures like the grim reaper include messages such as 'you're next'

Visitors to the spooky display are greeted by a skeleton attached to the gate. And once inside, spooky creatures like the grim reaper include messages such as ‘you’re next’

The garage, where Mr McIsaac creates his ghoulish creatures, has also been transformed for the Halloween display. A number of skull dangle from the roof, while an electric chair has been set up next to the entrance

The garage, where Mr McIsaac creates his ghoulish creatures, has also been transformed for the Halloween display. A number of skull dangle from the roof, while an electric chair has been set up next to the entrance

A tent is set up showing off some of the couple's other ghoulish creations, including a mummy and zombies - as signs warn people of danger and to 'keep out'

A tent is set up showing off some of the couple’s other ghoulish creations, including a mummy and zombies – as signs warn people of danger and to ‘keep out’

Cobwebs dangle above the courtyard outside the property, as a ghoulish circus booth invites people to make donations towards the display. The money is given to a local school which supports pupils with disabilities

Cobwebs dangle above the courtyard outside the property, as a ghoulish circus booth invites people to make donations towards the display. The money is given to a local school which supports pupils with disabilities 

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