Thank you for creepin’ it real, RAL. We asked you, our readers, to send us photos of the most frightening and festive Halloween decor in the City of Oaks — and you understood the assignment. It’s time to go on a virtual tour of five of Raleigh’s spookiest houses that have gone all-out on bone-chilling decorations.
It’s showtime. First stop, North Raleigh. Every weekend, the skeletons of Deadford Manor come to life. Stop by the house on your tricked out Halloween tour for a 15-minute singing skeleton show. This year’s theme? “Beetlejuice.”
Yes, those are 20+ porcelain dolls in the yard of this Five Points house. Can you spot the doll holding the meat cleaver? We can only imagine what this looks like after dark.
Chained to rock ‘n’ roll
You’ll be livin’ on a prayer when you see the 12-foot-tall Eddie Dedder skeleton and his shorter counterpart Jon Bone Jovi. The rock stars of this graveyard are just as scary during the day... trust us.
Welcome, foolish mortals. The ghosts of “The Haunted Mansion” haunt this local home. We’re scared that this setup took extra long — all of the decor is hand-painted. We’re also nervous that Disney’s sequel won’t be as good as the original movie.
Finally, in Fuquay-Varina you can find the Soiled Underplants Graveyard. The underwear-clad skeletons will make you do a double-take + the puns will keep you on your toes.
Bonus: Durham startup Built Story offers a self-guided decoration tour featuring Halloween hot spots across Wake County. The tour costs $10 and includes 30 stops in areas including Raleigh and Cary.