Lakelands’ Lake Valley Manor puts you in the picture on Halloween


IT’S creepy and it’s spooky... every year, thousands flock to Lake Valley Manor in Lakelands at 101 Lake Valley Drive. It is the brainchild of Nicole Hine, who gave out 500 lolly bags last year. This year Snapchatters can add a special Lake Valley Manor filter to their photos and videos while they pose with the electric chairs, guillotine and coffin. Picture: Jon Hewsonwww.communitypix.com.au   d474905
IT’S creepy and it’s spooky... every year, thousands flock to Lake Valley Manor in Lakelands at 101 Lake Valley Drive. It is the brainchild of Nicole Hine, who gave out 500 lolly bags last year. This year Snapchatters can add a special Lake Valley Manor filter to their photos and videos while they pose with the electric chairs, guillotine and coffin. Picture: Jon Hewsonwww.communitypix.com.au d474905

IT’S creepy and it’s spooky… every year, thousands flock to Lake Valley Manor in Lakelands at 101 Lake Valley Drive.

It is the brainchild of Nicole Hine, who gave out 500 lolly bags last year.

This year Snapchatters can add a special Lake Valley Manor filter to their photos and videos while they pose with the electric chairs, guillotine and coffin.

When Ms Hine first went trick or treating at 12, the response to her efforts was somewhat frosty.

Now, 17 years later, thousands are expected to show up to her Halloween display in Lakelands, north of Mandurah, on Halloween night.

“I have been madly into Halloween most of my life,” Ms Hine said.

“I remember going trick or treating when I was younger and it was shut down, so I thought I’d try to change things.”

Last year, Ms Hine spent $300 on candy which was made up into 500 lollybags.

These lollybags were given out in half an hour to the more than 1500 people who showed up to her display.

Visitors are welcome to take photos at the display, which features decapitated bodies, coffins and a guillotine.

“We do make a lot of our own props as you can’t get great ones in Australia,” Ms Hine said.

“My favourite is the singing pumpkins – I love them, they talk and make jokes, they have a pumpkin jamboree.

“The props can cost anywhere from $300 to $1000 a piece.”

This year Ms Hine plans to dress as a Red Riding Hood/werewolf hybrid.

It’s a family affair for Ms Hine, a relative will dress as Maleficent and her family will spend the night helping at the display.

She is dismissive of anti-Halloween wowsers.

“Halloween is about being with family and dressing up,” she said.

“I don’t think there’s any harm in it, it’s not about the religion anymore.”

Ms Hine hopes to see a lot of people out on Halloween night.

Lake Valley Manor is at 101 Lake Valley Drive.

This year Snapchatters can add a special Lake Valley Manor filter to their photos and videos while they pose with the spooky props.

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