If you venture into Spanish Town this Halloween night, beware the zombies, witches, ghosts and black cats gathering at the home of Greg Myers and Patrick Ford. 

And while their humble abode is missing the grandeur of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion, you might recognize the characters the couple has used to transform their 655 Bungalow Lane home.

"Virtually everything is a replica of something from the Haunted Mansion," said Myers, a funeral director who spent most of 2017 dreaming up and making the elements of the big display.

"Disney World is one of my favorite places," he said. "My greatest inspirations are Walt Disney and my two daughters, Ava and Reagan (Myers)." 

Ford, an administrative assistant in the funeral business, is the Halloween project assistant, although he has many ideas of his own. 

"We make a good team," Myers said. "We are both different, but we complement each other."

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The action centers on the front porch, which for the ghostly season is a Halloween scene surrounded by intricate carved jack-o'-lanterns. During the day, it is covered with a theater curtain, which opens when night falls to reveal the eerie display, complete with a "Welcome Foolish Mortals" sign. 

"We had so much to put in our little, tiny porch this year that we had to forgo our porch and relocate our mailbox," Ford said.

Center stage is a coffin — with a dangling arm.

"He's trying to get out," Myers explained.

To the left, the bony fingers of a shrouded organist tap out a haunting tune. And there's Becky, the ghost host attired in a traditional Disney Haunted Mansion uniform. Up top, is Madame Leota, the haunted bride left at the altar on her wedding day along with a carriage hearse that took Myers several weeks to make. 

The spookiness isn't confined to the front porch.

In two front windows, the duo staged dioramas with painted baby dolls and other haunting figures, including conjoined twin ghosts, potions and witches.

Of course, to get to the porch, you must traverse the pet cemetery with its flamingo, the Spanish Town mascot, and a towering hanging skeleton. Some of the ideas come from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with Myers' favorite character, Jack Skellington. 

And only the brave venture to the side yard, where a skeleton "hangs out" in a miniature garden under a disco ball that swirls green shadows. 

Spotlights shine on the whole scene, along with moving lasers in spooky colors. A fog machine layers a thick smoke over the entire display. Everything is operated on a motion sensor.

"When a car passes, the display comes alive," Myers said. 

He has been working on the project all year and started setting it up in September.

"I think about it all the time," he confessed. 

"Usually, something Halloween is going on every day over here," Ford added. "Greg never stops. He works on it constantly into the wee hours of the morning."