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Sunday, April 20, 2014
These Five Towns homes are where the fright is
Mark Sarro
Cedarhurst resident Mark Sarro has ghoulishly decorated the outside of his house at 295 Washington Ave. for Halloween for the past 14 years.

Two Five Towns homeowners have creatively decorated their houses and made their addresses Halloween destinations for interested passersby and trick or treaters.

For the past 14 years, Cedarhurst resident Mark Sarro has adorned the outside of his house at 295 Washington Ave. for the Halloween season.

Ideas are generated from horror movies and most recently from TV shows such as “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story.” “I go with the idea saying will this scare the treaters?” Sarro said.

It takes him about two weeks to decorate, he said. Passersby have been known to stop “dead in their tracks” when seeing the graveyard. The writing on the tombstones usually is about current events, national and local. Sarro said that about 100 people stop at his house on Halloween to view the decorations.

At 202 Wanser Ave. in Inwood, Warren Martz’s house has become the go-to home for photos during the scaring season. Martz began putting the decoration on the outside of the home seven years ago.

Metz begins decorating at the end of August and uses a combination of previously used decorations and new ones he seeks out during the year. There is “Haunted Driveway Walk Thru” that is open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. on Halloween night.

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