Article by Mike, Images from web – Google Research
There are more than a few things you just wouldn’t expect to find in rural North Carolina and a replica of the house in which Michael Myers, the slasher in the movie “Halloween,” lived may sit to the top.
Hidden into the woods near Hillsborough, is a house that might look like a quaint Victorian.
But Horror fans will instantly recognize it as the mind-blowingly exact replica of one of the genre’s most infamous dwellings.
The facade of the Myers family home from John Carpenter’s 1978 cult horror movie “Halloween” is one of the most iconic locations in all of horror cinema, and this is no accident. It’s the home of life-long horror fanatic Kenny Caperton, who has gone to the trouble building his own version of it.
He has been a fan of Halloween and horror and weird stuff since he was a little kid, and maybe now he is the biggest Halloween fan of all time (after this!).
The Halloween movies were set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois, while the original Myers house used in the film is actually located in California, and it’s a registered historical landmark—they think it’s the oldest standing residence in South Pasadena!
But, when our hero built his house, he could not locate the blueprints of the original, which was built in 1888.
However, he faithfully recreated the interior as best he could, only updating it to be more livable, but keeping the corridors as tight and claustrophobic as in the movie.
Also the decorations have been updated since Kenny and his wife Emily actually live in the house, but an entire bookshelf alcove has been devoted to Caperton’s awesome collection of Halloween memorabilia, even including the masks from the much maligned, Michael-Myers-free third installment, Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
You may be wondering at this point if you can visit The Myers House in North Carolina.
The answer is yes, but you need to attend one of the special events or make an appointment.
The house is located on a private property and, well… you don’t want to go wandering around in these woods — do you?
Visitors are encouraged to come by around in October when the home is appropriately kitted out for the season, and the good news is that it hosts special events throughout the year.
But keep in mind that this house is a private residence, so wandering around uninvited is considered trespassing.
And unlike in Halloween, it is not totally a movie!