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You Can Actually Visit The Real Myers House From Halloween

Jess Hardiman

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You Can Actually Visit The Real Myers House From Halloween

Attention movie fans! You can actually visit Michael Myers' home from Halloween - and it turns out the building has quite the story to tell beyond its past life as a movie set.

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Anyone who's seen John Carpenter's 1978 slasher flick will remember the chaos that killer Michael Myers brought to his sleepy, suburban former neighbourhood.

After murdering his sister in their home as she babysits him on Halloween night, a six-year-old Myers is committed to a sanitarium, but breaks out 15 years and returns to his hometown. Here, he stalks the new generation of babysitters - his vacant old house remaining as an eerie reminder of the town's grisly past, as history gets set to repeat itself.

Credit: Compass International Pictures
Credit: Compass International Pictures

Carpenter shot the film with a low budget, meaning he had to cut a few corners to bring Haddonfield, Illinois, to life. Wardrobe and props were made from everyday items - including Myers' famous mask, which was a re-purposed rubber mask of Captain Kirk from Star Trek - while real-life houses, schools and neighbourhoods were used as sets.

This includes the old Myers home, a two-storey Victorian property with a porch and wooden-clad exterior - a property that is still standing today.

Credit: Compass International Pictures
Credit: Compass International Pictures

However, the house doesn't sit where it once did, as it's actually changed locations since the movie was filmed, having had to be moved to avoid demolition.

According to MyersHouseNC.com - the website for a life-size replica of the house over in North Carolina - as a result of the relocation, the small addition to the back of the house for filming had to be removed, but otherwise the house appears 'exactly as it did in the classic 1978 film'.

While the home could previously be found at 709 Meridan Avenue in South Pasadena, California, in 1987 it was picked up and relocated to nearby 1000 Mission Street, where it remains today.

Credit: Google
Credit: Google

In fact, you can even find it on Google Maps and Google Earth, with a description on the latter's collection of 'Scary Movie Locations' reading: "Micheal Myers' name comes to mind for many around the 31st of October, ever since the 1978 film, "Halloween" hit cinemas. It's here in the Myers' family home that Jamie Lee Curtis meets a bloody end in her debut acting, playing Michael's older sister.

"The house has been moved in recent years, and now stands near a railway line."

Credit: TikTok/@desankaj
Credit: TikTok/@desankaj
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Credit: TikTok/@lindsey.land

You can't go inside, as the property is now home to the offices of several businesses, but fans are allowed to rock up and take photos of the exterior - with a note often found on the door reading: "Movie fans. Please do not disturb the tenants. Please stay off the porch and keep to the perimeter (or driveway) of the house for pictures."

Next door, there's also the SugarMynt Gallery, an attraction that pays homage to the Halloween franchise.

Credit: TikTok/_ms.cici_
Credit: TikTok/_ms.cici_

Billing itself as a 'spooky art gallery located behind the Michael Myers house', the venue also puts on regular events and movie screenings.

MyersHouseNC.com also explains that fans can check out another landmark from the film in the 'immediate area'

The site says: "When the house was moved from its original location, it was relocated directly across the street from Nichol's Hardware store, where Laurie and Anne (Nancy Loomis) were rocking the BOC and smoking pot in the classic film."

Then there's the famous hedge that Myers stands by as Laurie and Annie approach, which can be found at 1019 Montrose Avenue, also in South Pasadena.

Featured Image Credit: Compass International Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US News, halloween, tourism

Jess Hardiman
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