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Wayne Couple Give Neighbors Creeps With Halloween Home

Wayne residents Gina and Rich Martorana get into the Halloween spirit.
Wayne residents Gina and Rich Martorana get into the Halloween spirit. Photo Credit: Submitted
Gina and Rich Martorana deck out their lawn with lots of inflatables come Halloween.
Gina and Rich Martorana deck out their lawn with lots of inflatables come Halloween. Photo Credit: Martorana Facebook
Expect lots of Halloween lights at the Wayne home of Gina and Rich Martorana.
Expect lots of Halloween lights at the Wayne home of Gina and Rich Martorana. Photo Credit: Martorana Facebook

WAYNE, N.J. -- Gina and Rich Martorana started planning for Halloween in May.

The Wayne couple, known for its Christmas decoration-covered lawn in December, do a similar extravaganza come October.

Buying and organizing took up much of May and June.

"I grew up living in apartments and have always loved the holidays," said Gina.

"My goal, when I moved to a house, was to go all out and decorate."

And so, for the past three years, the couple has stuck to that mantra, each year, adding pieces and outdoing themselves.

This year, they went "way bigger "-- think close to 60 inflatables including a 20-foot black cat, a 20-foot Frankenstein, an 18 foot Grim Reaper, a rotating Haunted House, a 16-foot pirate ship, a Halloween train and a 20-inch spider. Not to mention lots of lights.

Lights are on from 4 p.m. to midnight, with inflatables in full view starting at 8 a.m. The two also plan to add more lights to their windows and wishing well.

If that wasn't enough, there are also life-sized animatronics come Halloween along the driveway as well as people dressed as horror characters walking around.

For now, however, their house is where folks go to drive by, walk around, and take photos. "The kids and adults love it," said Gina. "And we love having them."

The couple, who don't have kids of their own, say it melts their hearts when parents tell them they come by everyday because their child loves seeing the house so much. "To see the smiles on their faces and even the adults is an awesome feeling," said Gina.

The two also love seeing all the trick-or-treaters come Oct. 31. Last year, they handed out about 150 goodies. Gina personally makes candy sacks for each child filled with 12 candies and treats. "This year," she said, "I'm going to make 250 sacks and have extra candy in case we run out."

Check out the home's Facebook page HERE .

And continue to check the page post October. Gina said Christmas is her favorite holiday (Halloween is her husband's) and to that end, they will be doing it up again -- bigger -- come December.

"We have so many new items," she told Daily Voice.

"I'm making an area where children can sit and write letters Santa and I even got a full size mailbox so they can mail the letters. It will be under a 15 gingerbread archway."

And, the fun doesn't stop there: The two also decorate for Valentine's Day.

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