While many houses in Swift Current were decorated to the nines for Halloween, it's no surprise that of a local horror film director still managed to stand out.

Devon Oman said he started doing the displays in 2020 when filming was slow due to the pandemic, attempting to capture the memories of growing up with his parents' decorations.

"I gave it a shot, it was a big success," he said. "It was going to be a one-time thing, but people said 'you should keep on decorating,' so the next year and the next year after that I decorated again."

oman_halloweenOman's hearse on the lawn

Being so inspired by his parents, Oman's debut was a replica of something the pair had done in the 90s--a monster truck crushing a car--in collaboration with his brother.

This year featured a much more gory scene, made by Oman himself from old movie props laying around his house that he revamps. 

Around 225 trick-or-treaters braved the walk through the horrors to his door, with even more folks just stopping by to take photos. 

"All 200 people I'd say, gave some amazing comments on my house and what I've done," he said. "They keep looking forward to every year to see what I do. I think that--and people coming just to take photos with my props and filming it--just blows my mind." 

oman_halloween2Dolls in the flower bed

Each year, he sets up the display on the day of Halloween as a surprise for anyone who stops by to trick-or-treat that night.

Oman has an abundance of snapshots of the gory scenes on his Facebook page.