Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin, Mr Strappleberry said he decided to create the house as a way to celebrate the spooky season while bringing the community together.
“It was just a creative itch that needed to be scratched. We loved the diversity of Halloween and the next minute everything snowballed,” Mr Strappleberry said.
The homeowner said the ambitious project, dubbed Panic on Pandora, was actually the family’s second attempt at creating a creepy Halloween attraction.
He went on to say this year’s instalment is a vast improvement from last year’s cheap spider webs and poorly placed smoke machines.
After revising the idea, the family went all out when it came to creating an authentic Halloween attraction, which rivals a theme-park horror maze.
The attraction features a walk-through maze called Mine 17 with “plenty of scares” from creepy characters, and an eerie lighting display.
While the project gave him an opportunity to live out his passion for all things spooky, Mr Strappleberry said more importantly Halloween left a lasting impression on the community.
"Seeing the streets filled with children laughing, families, neighbours talking to each other, it reminds us that the most valuable things in life are right next to us.
"It is a night when people can just let go of all the politics and stress of daily living and just enjoy life and people," he said.