A GHOULISHLY good attraction that takes a full six months to design and build will open in Poole for one day only tomorrow.

A shop in Kingland Crescent has been transformed into Vault 42, an immersive – and very spooky – Halloween house of horrors.

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The venue has been built and assembled by dad Gary White, who has spent months learning everything from welding to pneumatics in order to bring his nightmares to life.

It will form one of the star attractions at Poole Business Improvement District’’s Zombie Fest, which takes place at the Quay tomorrow between 10am and 8pm.

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Last year, Gary hosted Vault 42 at his home in Vale Road. But this year, he decided he needed bigger premises sheltered from any bad weather.

He said: “This year we’ve got more actors and it’s a different set up to 2018.

“I won’t say too much about it, because I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but it’s based on a zombie research facility.

“Last year, I spent a lot of the time repairing damage caused by the wind and rain, and this time around I wanted something better sheltered.”

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There’ll be no shop-bought shockers inside the vault. Instead of buying a mechanical zombie online for $800, Gary, who works for Nestle, studied how it was put together before building one himself.

He even designed and built the controller for it.

“When it was all ready to go, I put these huge eight-foot panels into a van, hauled it all over and then reconstructed the whole thing,” he said.

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Hordes of the undead will take over Poole Quay and the High Street this weekend for the second Zombie Fest.

The free day will feature Halloween-themed activities, including a scare maze, slime and potion making workshops and pumpkin carving, as well as a zombie parade and special effects make-up.

In Bournemouth, 6 Malvern Close will be transformed into a terrifying Halloween walk-through on October 31.

The experience is being hosted once again to raise funds for Winton Primary School.

Trick or treaters will enjoy visiting Chilfrome Close in Canford Heath on the big day.

For the past ten years, Paula Smithson has turned the front garden of her home into a graveyard, complete with tombstones, reaching hands and rattling coffins. Look hard and you’ll even spot the Wicked Witch of the West.

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