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FANS of Hallowe’en in Clydebank beware…as a frightfully enjoyable occasion is about to return to the world subsequent week.
Horror fan Oli Keenan is again – and plans for his spooky spectacle this yr are greater and higher than ever.
The 25-year-old, who was the star of a viral Hallowe’en video 4 years in the past, is about to rework his Linnvale household house right into a haunting show for youngsters from the city and past.
This yr’s theme stays a thriller, however Oli advised the Put up that each one might be revealed on Hallowe’en night time.
He stated: “It’s normally chaos however it at all times comes collectively in the long run.
“And since we do go away all the pieces as a shock, so that folks don’t know what they’re going to see, it’s a case of all programs go as quickly because it’s Hallowe’en morning.
“It’s good enjoyable, and other people do sit up for it.
“We see the identical individuals coming yearly, after which they inform individuals they usually come, after which it simply finally ends up escalating.
“By way of decorations, we strive to not use stuff from earlier years.
“I feel it’s extra of shock if we do a totally totally different theme yearly, so it’s at all times attempting to wrap your head round what you’re going to do to outdo the earlier yr.
“We’re all very dedicated to staying in character and never breaking for something. It’s good enjoyable – it’s enjoyable for the children to come back and work together with the characters.”
Final yr, Oli was left shocked as greater than 400 individuals flocked to Dalton Avenue to see his 80s-inspired Beetlejuice arrange.
The method of making the shows takes weeks of preparation, with all of Oli’s household getting concerned.
The present cost-of-living disaster shouldn’t be misplaced on the 25-year-old, who stated it means quite a bit to him to have the ability to placed on a present for the area people freed from cost at a time when so many individuals are struggling.
“My household and I’ve beloved Hallowe’en ceaselessly,” he added.
“Once I was rising up, earlier than we began doing this, going trick or treating would at all times really feel barely anti-climatic since you would get so excited for it after which the night time could be a little bit of a let down.
“So I like that I’m in a position to do that for everybody, fully freed from cost, and it’s good to see everybody smiling and pleased. It is simply one thing they’ll go do.
“There are such a lot of robust conditions occurring for thus many individuals proper now that it’s good for them to have the ability to come and have a smile and amusing for just a few hours.
“It’s good and it’s one thing for everybody in Clydebank to sit up for in case you don’t have something to do on Hallowe’en.”
In 2018, a video of Oli dressed up as Pennywise the clown, from Stephen King’s ‘It’, went viral on-line, with individuals from around the globe viewing the clip over 20 million instances.
Since then, the Linnvale resident has continued to placed on dazzling shows every year. Nevertheless, his plans in 2020 have been cancelled as a result of Covid pandemic.
Oli stated: “Yearly I’ve executed one thing on the home – perhaps not on the dimensions it’s on now however I’ve at all times dressed up and interacted with youngsters who got here to the door.
“However after I did Pennywise, that video of the home was the quickest rising viral video of 2018 – it acquired 21 million views on-line and I used to be a bit flabbergasted that folks have been that .
“Happening from that we’ve at all times tried to type of one-up ourselves every year.
“I’ve lived in Clydebank my entire life. The explanation I do it’s as a result of it’s enjoyable and since it’s good to offer one thing, in a really unusual means, again to the group. It makes individuals pleased.”
The occasion will happen at Dalton Avenue on Monday, October 31, and is open to anybody who desires to go alongside.
Tons of of baggage of sweets may also be on provide for kids.