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Family transforms their home into a haunted house inspired by the film IT

The horror buffs pulled out all the stops for Halloween!
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A family of self-confessed horror buffs have completely transformed their modest Gold Coast home into a creepy mansion, inspired by the hit horror film IT.

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Mr and Mrs Strappleberry, who chose to use a pseudonym, spent the last six months transforming their Pandora Crescent home in Pacific Pines into a haunted house.

With the help of a realistic wooden facade, the four-bedroom, single story house has been given a complete overhaul, complete with wooden shutters and boarded up windows.

Halloween house Gold Coast
A family of self-confessed horror buffs have completely transformed their modest Gold Coast home into a creepy mansion, inspired by the hit horror film IT. (Credit: Facebook)
Halloween house Gold Coast
Mr and Mrs Strappleberry, who chose to use a pseudonym, spent the last six months transforming their Pandora Crescent home in Pacific Pines into the mansion for Halloween. (Credit: Facebook)

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.

Halloween house Gold Coast
With the help of a realistic wooden facade, the four-bedroom, single story house has been given a complete overhaul, complete with wooden shutters and boarded up windows. (Credit: Instagram)

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.

Halloween house Gold Coast
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 attraction. (Credit: Instagram)

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.

Halloween house Gold Coast
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. (Credit: Instagram)

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