Doll Asylum: 'We’re not really creepy people'

Doll Asylum: 'We’re not really creepy people'

PORTLAND, Ore. – Forget Elm Street. There’s a nightmare on North Michigan Avenue.

The world of dolls has been taken to a frightening new level at the North Portland home of Mark Williams and Heidi Loutzenhiser.

“We’re not really creepy people, we’re pretty normal,” said Loutzenhiser. “It’s just a really good Halloween theme.”

Their goal was to go beyond a simple scare, Loutzenhiser said.

“The things up front and at the front of the house are just creepy, not gory,” she said. “The things back here get gorier until you reach the back of the workshop.”

The couple’s chilling, sometimes gruesome display only lasts a short time each year.

“We decorate really big for Christmas too, and it’s not creepy at all,” said Loutzenhiser.