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50 skeletons having too much fun at a Dead Man's Party

Posted at 7:46 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 20:46:55-04

HUBERTUS, Wis — There's a bone-chilling scene just a few miles away from Holy Hill. Around 50 skeletons having a killer time at a Dead Man's Party.

"I do a different theme every year. I always try to do something fun and non gory," Jimmy Zamzow, the creator of Holy Hill Skeletons, said.

Giant skeleton display of nearly 50 characters near Holy Hill.

The skeletal scene is on display off highway 20. It all started 20 years ago with a single skeleton. Since then, it has grown to be as big as 80. This year the number is closer to 50, though.

"I just get stuff out of the dumpster from work that we are throwing away, or I get a lot of stuff from good will to make whatever theme I want to make happen, happen," Zamzow said.

It's all DIY. He buys the costumes and decorations from Goodwill. He gets the skeletons from various department stores and then uses whatever he can get his hands on for the larger props.

This year's theme is a Dead Man's Party. It has a full sized bar that looks like it was taken directly out of an actual bar, a pool table, a bowling alley, a hot tub, and a hookah lounge.

Skeleton bar scene set up near Holy Hill.

The alcohol and hookah is fake, but you wouldn't know that if you just looked at it, especially the liquor bottles.

"I filled them up with colored water and then I put wax across the top so they wouldn’t spill or get watered down."

Next year's theme is undetermined but Zamzow is brainstorming a few ideas. The current display will be up for the next one or two weeks after Halloween passes.