Halloween themed house is a big hit with trick-or-treaters

<p> Rick Bachman's Kirksville home is turned into a mini haunted house every Halloween.</p><p> </p>

Halloween is Kirksville resident, Rick Bachman's favorite time of the year. To many residents, he's know as the Clark Griswold of the season.

For the past 10 years, Bachman and his wife have decked out their front yard and house on north East Street in Kirksville and turned it into a mini haunted house.

They have everything from a graveyard with skeletons in coffins to flying ghosts and witches, a scarecrow and scary characters like Jason and Freddy to greet people as they pass by the house.

Bachman said his house is a big hit on the big night of October 31st.

"We do get a lot of kids that come by and say they have been waiting to come by here all month long. We get on average about 150 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. We got lights we put up, a projector, strobe lights and different things like that," Bachman said.

Bachman has worked for many haunted houses throughout the years, which helped him get ideas for most of his decorations.

It's tradition for him and his family to have most of the decorations up during the last week of September.