Myers House – Hillsborough, North Carolina - Atlas Obscura

Myers House

One killer horror movie fan has built an exact recreation of Michael Myers' childhood home. 


The facade of the Myers family home from John Carpenter’s seminal 1978 slasher classic, Halloween is one of the most iconic locations in all of horror cinema, and one overachieving fan has gone to the trouble building his own version of it.

Located in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the real life replica was built by Kenny Caperton, maybe the biggest Halloween fan of all time (after this move). The original Myers house used in the film is actually located in California, but when Caperton built his house, he could not locate the blueprints of the original, which was built in 1888. Nonetheless, he went to the film and 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 film. 

The decorations have also been updated since Caperton and his wife 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.

Keep in mind that this house is a private residence and unlike in Halloween, it is not totally rad when unexpected visitors show up.  

Know Before You Go

This is private residence and no longer accepts appointments. The house is located on private property and you are liable for trespassing if caught on the premises without permission. The house isn't in a location where you can drive by and see it from the street.