People in western Orange County looking for their Halloween scares know all they have to do is head over to 'Holiday Joe’s' house.
Joe Williams has been adding onto his Halloween gore-a-torium at his house at 15304 E. Oakland Ave., for more than 30 years.
“We started in 1977," Williams said during our tour. "We moved here with one mask and a whip, and look what it has become."
What it has become, is one of the most eclectic zombie- and werewolf-infested Halloween displays in Central Florida. His latest addition is a 1963 LeFrance fire truck that he's using to depict a scene from the movie ‘Silent Hill.’
Williams and his 18-year-old daughter Josette start setting up the gruesome hoard of animatronics and life-size ghouls on the yard of their Victorian-style home on Labor Day and work all the way up to Halloween night.
Trick-or-treaters who are brave enough to enter are welcomed inside for full-sized candy bars, refreshments that include blood punch (a family recipe) and a spooky tour of the home alongside actors in costume.
I was welcomed into the house for a sneak peek of the crown jewels of the collection -- including a mummy sarcophagus, the pirate room and an animatronic Freddy Kruger.
Was it scary? Let's just say I was glad to have the lights on during the tour.
Visitors on Halloween night won't be so lucky.