A County Durham man will again be hosting his haunted house event in his back garden to spread trick or treating joy this Halloween.

Jonathan Taylor, 26, from Seaham, who works at horror-show Psycho Path, will again be transforming his property into a spooky attraction tomorrow (Tuesday, October 31) and Wednedday, November 1 to entertain residents.

The former creative media student, who appeared as a prospector at his 'haunted coal mine' last year, will not be attending this year but still plans to offer up a fright.

This year's theme will be based around a young girl who lost her life in a storm in the 1800s - and residents will have a chance to interact with the spirit inside the the girl's room (Mr Taylor's shed) which hosts a spooky doll collection

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He said the experience this year is titled 'Night-time Stories' and believes the event will be his biggest yet. 

Mr Taylor said: "Legend says you can still hear her voice singing.

"There's quite a few special effects I've added this year but I don't want to ruin too much of the experience.

"I've got loads of dolls on the walls and they've got something to do with the [story].

"It was 700 people last year, 500 the year before. I'm hoping to hit the 1,000 mark this year.

She said the role of the little girl will be portrayed by one of his neighbours who was desperate to help with the display.

Mr Taylor said the character was crafted around this request and she will be acting inside the shed.

Residents can scary lighting displays, haunting performances and a spine-tingling decorations at the address.

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He added he has bought 32kg of sweets this year to prepare for a higher turnout from previous years.

When talking about what inspired him to do this, Mr Taylor said he was a huge fan of shows put on by UK theme park, Alton Towers.

He said he had also been inspired by his work with Psycho Path and said this has influenced his latest display.

Here are some more pictures of the display:

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