For the sixth year Cochranite Gary Robertson is hoping to once again spook residents of all ages, all in an effort to have some fun and help others.

Robertson has been spending countless hours transforming his home into a haunted house. 

This year's theme is Frights for Food.

"It usually takes the better part of a month to slowly work away at. The big final push is on now and then there will a big push to do the outside stuff leading up to the last few days before Halloween, but it's a bit of a process for sure."

He says there will be live actors on site to help make the experience even spookier.

"They'll just go around, or they might jump out around a corner, or they might just quietly follow you, or they might help you pick out your final resting place in the graveyard out back. They just kind of going around and try to make the experience more interactive."

"We do have lots of animatronic things and static displays but also the surprise of a real person being there suddenly."

There's three different levels of scariness to check out with outside being the least spookiest experience.

But it's not just about the scares for Robertson. 

"I think it's important that as we get closer to that holiday {Remembrance Day} it's a good opportunity to remember our veterans and the service that they provided. Granted, we want to be doing that all year, but as people are coming out on Halloween there's a good positive atmosphere and it's a good opportunity to use Halloween as a means to collect some donations." 


He's encouraging Cochranites to bring a food donation for the Veterans Association Food Bank.

He's collected 2500 pounds since he started this six years ago. He's hoping to collect another 500 pounds this year to bring the total to 3000 pounds.  

Everyone is welcome to check out the house on Halloween between 5-9 p.m. at 70 River Heights Crescent.