In the sleepy little town of Hillsborough, there is a seemingly innocent house that holds a creepy interior. Built by the Caperton family, the outside of the house is a normal beige house with a porch, but hidden on the inside is what makes this the official Halloween house.
The mystery of this house is that it is built to the scale of the Myers house from the Halloween movie series. Kenny and Emily Caperton loved the Halloween movies so much that they built their very own residence to scale with the original house.
In 2008 Kenny and Emily Caperton were on vacation to LA and got the chance to visit the original Myers House in South Pasadena which happens to still be standing today. After seeing the house that Kenny had fallen in love with as a child he began concocting a sinister way to finally stop paying rent. “What could have been just another cookie cutter starter home for a young couple became a life-sized homage to a classic horror movie.”
There were, of course, many obstacles that stood in the way of this spooky dream. The couple didn’t have access to the original blueprints for the home, the land needed to be found and bought, and not all of this was going to come at an easy price for the young couple’s first home.
It took the Capertons a year and a half to complete the historic home but they finally finished in March of 2009. According to their website, “The NC iteration of the Myers House was designed to look as close as possible to the original house from the exterior front and side views, but the interior and back of the house were intentionally altered to be livable by their vision and by modern standards.”
While the original house only has four small bedrooms with a small closet in each, it lacked a kitchen believe it or not. The film crew added the kitchen you see for the movie. But for all of the true fans out there, don’t worry! The Capertons have reassured us that Judith’s bedroom, the hallways, staircase, and the basic locations of the kitchen, dining room, and living room remained the same.
It’s built on private property high in the hills of the town so it’s not something you can simply drive by and see. It’s also the couple’s actual home so they don’t exactly welcome strangers bustling through and taking pictures at random times; especially when they aren’t home!
But the couple does offer tours by appointment. According to their website www.myershousenc.com general visitors are only allowed to view the outside of the house but the couple does hold annual Halloween parties in October. On October 20 the Caperton’s held the 8th annual Myers’ House Halloween Bash. Tickets are $7 for event entry and an additional $5 for a tour of the interior of the house and the Halloween memorabilia. But bring your Michael Myers Halloween mask because that grants you free entry to the house!
The event is open to the public and you do not need to RSVP. Festivities include bonfires, food trucks, special guests, tricks and treats plus much more. The pair plan on showing a few movies including The Strangers and Halloween H2O. There’s more information on their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Photos Courtesy of Myershousenc.com