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Cordova couple turns home into Dracula's Castle

“Dracula’s Castle is a drive-by experience. We decided this year with COVID to try something bigger than what we normally do,” said Jodie Smith, Cordova resident.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — These days, it may not feel much like Halloween. Most won’t be trick-or-treating or going to haunted houses, but two of our Nextdoor neighbors in Cordova found a way to get people in the Halloween spirit.  

Local 24 News’ Nextdoor Reporter Brittani Moncrease takes us to Dracula’s Castle. 

In every post and every comment, our Nextdoor neighbors seize the moment.

A spooky adventure took quite the tackle, but the Smith's pulled it off with Dracula's Castle.

Lurking in the October night, Riverwood Farms Parkway creates quite the fright.

“Dracula’s Castle is a drive-by experience. We decided this year with COVID to try something bigger than what we normally do,” said Jodie Smith, Cordova resident.

From a "Haunted Bed and Breakfast" to "Carn-Evil" themes, Steve and Jodie Smith are Halloween's king and queen.

“It is very important for me to carry that legacy on even with COVID,” said Jodie. 

“We don’t have kids, but we do this for the neighborhood and the community,” said Steve. 

Twelve months of planning every prop, stage, and light - a new display is added each and every night.

“The day after Halloween, we start to think about what’s going to happen next year. The building part takes place over a few months starting in the summer,” said Steve.

When the deed is done and the sun dips low, all neighbors flock to see this show! 

“If we get people coming by and stopping, we’ve succeeded and made people smile or have interest or made people scared which is also a great feeling because that’s part of Halloween…the fun of the thrill,” said Steve.