Located in the West Suburbs of Chicago, the Wilkes Family has become known over the years for their elaborate Halloween yard displays, and they’ve now taken to their official Wilkes Family Halloween Displays Facebook page to share this year’s display. For Halloween 2019, the family drew inspiration from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Pet Sematary!
The family explains, “For over 20 years, our family has been putting together elaborate Halloween displays at our home in the West Suburbs of Chicago. Our themes are never repeated and each year we continue to make the display better and better. In 2013, we moved to Bensenville, Illinois, where our displays have grown to the point that we’ve received a lot of recognition. We wanted to create a space where we can share our past displays and what we’re working on for the future.“
This year’s Elm Street display includes an awesome nod to the iconic “Welcome to primetime, bitch!” death scene from Dream Warriors, and the Wilkes family even recreated Johnny Depp’s death scene from Wes Craven’s original film. They rigged up a “blood waterfall” and constructed a bed around it, making it look like blood is shooting up out of the mattress.
As for the Pet Sematary display, it’s got nods to both the 1989 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel as well as this year’s adaptation. Of course, they recreated the iconic sign as well.
Pay a virtual visit to the Wilkes family’s Halloween 2019 yard display below!