Spooked motorists have been taking a second look at a ghoulish garden that is lighting up a Leeds main road for Halloween.
Grandfather Alan Steele, 44, has been causing a fright by bringing festive phantoms, grim reapers and tombstones to his home in Scott Hall Road, Potternewton.
The concrete repair worker’s home has attracted trick or treaters already, as he aims to revive the annual tradition among families north of Leeds city centre.
Alan said: “Children aren’t seeing things like this and growing up with the tradition as much anymore, so it’s absolutely fantastic to see their little faces light up.
“I love Halloween, it’s for the children anyway but I’ve not grown out of it yet and I don’t intend to.”
He said this is the first year the house has drawn significant attention, having displayed his frightful decorations at his old home on a cul-de-sac on the nearby Beckhill Estate up until this year.
The family has already stocked up on treats in anticipation of a spike in interest tonight.
Mr Steele added: “We get lots of trick or treaters, it sort of draws them to it, it’s unreal. We have had a lot of people over the last week stopping to take photos.”
If the results of a national survey into trick or treating are anything to go by, the Scott Hall Road house should be heaving with scary costume-clad sweet hunters tonight.
A trick or treat index, compiled by property search website Zoopla, showed Leeds ranks among the top three hotspots for Halloween in England.
Lawrence Hall, Zoopla spokesman, said: “Seasoned trick or treaters know the secrets to securing the best Halloween haul and stay safe while doing so.
“The combination of a high density of affluent homes along with good road safety and low crime is the key to success on Halloween.”
The research ranked the largest towns and cities in England on house values, housing density, crime figures and Government road traffic accident rates.
The city came third only to Milton Keynes and Stockport in the study.