SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past five years, Kevin Bulla of South Plainfield has been adorning the outside of his Revere Road home for Halloween with scary, spooky things that go creep in the night. The display, which takes weeks to set up, features homemade and store bought decorations along with fog, lights, and music.
“When I first started it was small decorations out front and it just kept on growing and growing,” said Kevin Bulla. “I definitely have to thank my neighbors for letting me use their front yard and their trees to get more creative.”
Bulla typically starts setting up the display on Oct. 1 and, over the next two weeks, works to perfect and change it up from the previous year. Since he started, the display has grown from a handful of homemade zombies to close to 20 along with a graveyard, caskets, skulls, scary dolls, and a butcher station complete with a working guillotine that pumps red water.
“Every year it’s different and I change it up,” he said, telling TAPinto South Plainfield that the idea to create a scary Halloween display at his own home dates back to when he used to work the haunted hayrides at Coppola’s Farm.
“Just to be able to scare people was the fun part,” he said. “It is my favorite holiday.”
“He has always loved Halloween and, every year, he adds something new. He just wants people to enjoy it,” said Bulla’s wife, Kelly, adding that Halloween ‘used to not be her thing.’ “I used to be scared of certain things. I am not a snake, spider or Michael Myers type of person, but I have gotten better. He loves this stuff and has so much fun doing it."
“I love to have people from South Plainfield and all over come and look at it. We’ve even had people come from New York City,” said Kevin Bulla.
Revere Road is located near Putnam Park just off of Oak Tree Road; the Halloween display will be up through Saturday, Nov. 2.
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