Couple's 'Tomb Town' is a Halloween hit
Trick-or-treaters across Tucson will hit the streets Wednesday night and one Tucson couple expects hundreds of guests to pass through their front yard.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Justin Schecker
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Trick-or-treaters across Tucson will hit the streets Wednesday night and one local couple expects hundreds of guests to pass through their front yard.
Nine On Your Side's Justin Schecker visited them at their annual Tomb Town, a haunted trail located at 8343 N Wanda Road.
Owner Keith Stewart loves monsters, so it's no surprise he goes all-out for Halloween.
"Well we have Jason, Michael Myers, Ghostface from 'Scream,' Freddy," Keith said. "There's a headless guy back there -- he actually holds his head on a platter."
Classic Hollywood monsters will come to life on the Stewarts' front yard as part of this haunted Halloween trail.
"I always wanted to get into Hollywood special effects when I was going to college, so this is my Hollywood," he said.
Stewart and his wife Jenny began decorating their front yard for Halloween when they lived in California.
"It was a much smaller set up then (on a) little front coldisack property," he said.
Since moving to Tucson and with more than half an acre of space, the couple's collection has expanded rapidly.
"We have a lot of room for my husband to go crazy," Jenny said.
She said she's always enjoyed giving back to the community.
"I saw an opportunity that was very easy to do since my husband is going to have this anyway," she said.
Now, the Stewarts collect $1 for admission and donate all of the money to the Tuscon Food Bank.
For Keith, this is about sharing a hobby he's had since he was young with the neighborhood children.
"I love the fact that there's a place for the kids to come to -- a safe place on Halloween night," he said. "If they dare walk the trail."