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Tamworth dad builds Halloween house of horrors

By Tamworth Herald  |  Posted: October 30, 2013

By Chris Philpotts

  • The whole gang.

  • Luke and the vampire from Subspecies

  • Chucky

  • Freddy

  • Exorcist

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ONE, two Freddy’s after you, three, four Freddy’s at the door – well it turned out to be the window actually.

Belgrave residents have been urged not to worry this Halloween as reports of Hollywood’s horrors running loose have proved to be a little misleading.

After Freddy Krueger was spotted in a bedroom window, designer Luke Archer has had to come clean – and explain his reasons behind his elaborate creations.

Luke said: “I just love horror, I wanted a way to mark that and decided to make these papier mâché models of my favourite horror film characters.

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“I put them up in the bedroom window just to see what kind of reaction it would get.

“The whole thing has taken off because of that really.

“I only wanted to make one to begin with – but I got carried away – and ended up making seven of them.”

Luke’s creations include Chucky from the film Childsplay, the girl from the exorcist, Jigsaw from the film Saw, Pinhead from Hellraiser, Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, the Leprechaun from the self-titled movie and the vampire from Subspecies.

Luke admitted he could not say he liked one of his creations more than any other.

He added: “I can’t say I like one more than the rest, they are all my favourites really.

“I picked these ones as I either like the film or like the character.

“They were all challenging to make, but that is what I liked about it.

“I did art at school and at college, you could say I like this kind of creativity.”

The 26-year-old even went as far as to say this would not be the last time this year he got designing.

He said: “At Christmas I plan to turn the lounge into a grotto.

“I will get it all decorated with lots of new characters made, it is just something I like to do.”

His partner Natalie added she was fully in support of it all.

She said: “Luke didn’t believe they were any good, but everybody is in awe of them.

“I think they a re great, they look good and are different.

“They cost nothing to make, I think all seven of these so far came in at less than £25.

“It is just something different and a bit of fun really.”

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