Halloween arrives early at Roger's Gardens
Hundreds of Halloween aficionados waited in line this week for an invitation-only chance to shop the grand opening of the 2010 Roger's Gardens Halloween shop.
"It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye — then it's hilarious," screeched "Mischievous Mort," the ventriloquist's dummy host of this year's "Funn & Gaems" Halloween shop who greeted all the customers.
Every year Roger's Halloween shop has a theme, and this year Mort is the star after he took over and twisted his bosses' factory to reflect his own peculiar ideas. Mort is seen blowing things up, jamming an assembly line — and of course, Mort dolls are on sale.
"We wanted to be more whimsical this year and less scary," said Eric Cortina, Roger's Gardens' creative director, who develops the themes each year.