18425 Morris Avenue, Homewood, IL
2011 was the first year for Monsters on Morris, and it was nice to see a new display pop up in the Southland area. The main components of this display are coffins, all of them real, and most of them used. They certainly add a new level of realism to this display, and the setup makes good use of limited front yard space to create a creepy, atmospheric cemetery setup. It's especially eerie if you drive by it late at night when no one is around. The area is a quiet one, and driving by and seeing a front yard full of coffins and skeletons can be unnerving, especially if one is not expecting it.
The entire coffin setup is complemented by smoke and fog effects and eerie blue lighting that looks really great both from a distance and close up. In addition to the coffins, the display features skeletons in various poses, including one getting electrocuted, one getting impaled by spikes on the inside of a coffin lid, and one hanging in a tree. Spiders, including a giant one hanging overhead, add even more atmosphere to the display.
Monsters on Morris is a welcome addition to the Southland haunts, and one showed some promise. The owner wants to expand each year, so here's hoping he keeps it going.
sMonsters on Morris is a yard display located in Homewood, Illinois, that is notable for the number of real coffins that are used in the display. Close to ten actual coffins of differing designs, including some that look to have actually been underground, form integral parts of the display, adding a touch of realism to it. The display began in 2010, and has been growing steadily since then. The newest addition for 2012 was a mausoleum to go with the coffins. Eerily it by blue lighting and featuring several animatronic skeletons, Monters on Morris is a fine addition to the growing number of displays in the south suburbs.