Party like it’s 1996 in the California ‘Scream’ house
The California house where the finale of cult slasher flick Scream was filmed will open its doors to the public for the first time this Halloween. The house will host a number of different events for hardcore fans who want to party like it’s 1996, including movie screening, sleepover and a bus tour to various filming locations.
The house used in the 1996 slasher movie Scream will open to the public in October for a Halloween party. Image by Scream Come Home / Kickstarter
The event will take place in the sprawling five-bedroom, four-bathroom house of Tomales, California (approximately 90 minutes north of San Francisco) where sadistic killer Stu Macher (Matthew Lillard) lived. Fans of the movie will remember it as the suburban mansion where a number of high-school teens met their end during a party that served as a backdrop to the film’s final massacre.
Scream Come Home was created by super-fans Anthony Massi and Nate Ragon, who managed to convince the owners to rent out the property to the paying public on 27 and 28 October, the weekend before Halloween. “We’re both huge Scream fans and love visiting filming locations of our favourite films,” Ragon told Lonely Planet. “Anthony produced the documentary, I’m Still Screaming for Miramax, which was how I met him.”
The interior hasn’t changed much since the shooting of the film in 1996. Image by Scream Come Home / Kickstarter
The pair launched the promotion on Kickstarter in June with a goal of $50,000 that has already been reached. Many of the packages for overnight stays are already sold out (they cost between $500 and $1250 per person) but there are still packages available that include access to the property and a party, followed by a screening of the movie. For $350 or more, fans can bag a seat on the Woodsboro bus tour which will make a pilgrimage to eight different filming locations in the Santa Rosa town, like Sidney’s (Neve Campbell) house and the film’s high school.
For fans who want to be freaked out even further, there’s a package that includes a phone call from Roger Jackson, the voice of Ghostface in the franchise. He’ll probably want to know if you like scary movies. We imagine that the answer is yes, if you’re actually attending a party at the scene of one of the scariest movies of the 90s.