When I hear “luxury resort” I usually think palm trees, bright blue pools and as many combinations of tequila and fruit as my bartender can muster. The Meyer family’s idea of “luxury” involves alien pods, space cocktails and heavy construction.
For the past 21 years, the family has turned its North California Street home into a behemoth monument to Halloween. Calling their annual creation a “haunted house” completely undersells the engineering, planning, craftsmanship and creativity that goes into their Franken-houses.
To put that much passion into Halloween requires a commitment from the whole family. It started in 1990, when Diane and Preston Meyer started putting on a haunted house for their daughter Melissa’s birthday, Oct. 26. Over the years the productions got bigger and bigger — one year they filled their entire living room with dirt for a graveyard.