"Mayhem on Mansfield"
is an outstanding yard display. But that simple description doesn’t do it justice.
Besides the front yard, they had also decorated the driveway, garage, back deck, and back yard
of their home in a spooky Halloween theme. There were even
monsters perched on the roof of the house!
Approaching the front yard, an introduction to
the event was given by an animated skeleton, whose jaw moved in sync with
his monologue. The front yard was filled with an array of
tombstones emblazoned with clever sayings, along with various
monsters, seasonal mood lighting and spooky music playing in the
background. Some of the characters included in the display
were a pair of 'rotting' newlyweds, Dracula and a skeleton
caught in a huge spider web.
up the driveway, there was a car illuminated by flashing lights, with a
skeleton driver at the wheel. As you passed underneath the
"Mayhem on Mansfield" archway, you entered the
rear portion of the event. Off to one side of the driveway was an impressive display of Jack-o-lanterns, which were
meticulously carved into the likeness of famous entertainers. Some of the stars
exhibited were John Wayne, Lucille Ball and Vincent Price, just to name a few.
Because the Jack-o-Lanterns were so highly detailed, you could tell that a lot of time
and effort went into carving
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back deck featured various characters, including a group of
creatures socializing and playing cards. In the garage, Elvis and his
cobweb-covered skeleton band were ready to rock and
roll. The backyard was adorned with assorted tombstones, creatures and other props. At random intervals, ‘Leatherface’ would pop out of the back yard tool shed with his chainsaw, to startle people.
What really set this event apart from a lot of the yard haunts that I have seen
was their light show. Seemingly countless computer-controlled
lights were painstakingly programmed, to flash to the beat of
the song "Thriller". I can only imagine how long it
must have taken to set that up! As the music played and the
lights flashed, a zombie girl, dressed in white, rose out of her
coffin and joined
other 'ghouls' who were dancing to the music. This year, the light show was
lengthened. In addition to performing to
"Thriller", the actors did an encore dance to the song “Hey
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Kudos to the Lindich Family. They really go “all out” for Halloween, providing
the community with a worthwhile family-friendly event, FREE of charge.
It is a group effort, as every member of the family has a hand in the production in one way or another, from planning to performing. They really
put together a great show. This is definitely an event worth checking out!