Scream Super Fans Have Rented the House from the Original Film to Throw One Killer Halloween Party
If you want to bring a little more authenticity to your Halloween celebrations this year, you can do so in the very house where the final scenes of Wes Craven’s tongue-in-cheek horror classic Scream took place. Two horror movie buffs—producer and director Anthony Masi and movie prop and memorabilia expert Nate Ragon—rented out the house (where Matthew Lillard's character, Stu, lived in the movie) near Santa Rosa, California, for the weekend of Saturday, October 27 to throw an event called Scream Comes Home.
The event began on Kickstarter, where the creators were asking for a total of $50,000, which was reached with plenty of time to spare. The event includes admittance to the house’s grounds, access to the team’s Scream memorabilia displays (including screen-used masks), a screening of the movie, and, for some lucky fans with enough disposable income, a party and sleepover in the house.
All of this is available by pledging to different tiers on the event’s Kickstarter page. Though many of the packages for overnight stays are sold out (they were $500 to $1250), there are still plenty of packages available that include access to the house grounds for the day and a seat for the Scream screening. For pledges of $350 and higher, you'll also score a spot on the Woodsboro bus tour, which will drive fans around to some of the other filming locations from the movie like Sydney's house and the high school from the film.
There’s even a pledge that will get you a phone call from Roger Jackson—the voice of Ghostface in the four Scream movies—completely in character just to terrify you, much as he did to Neve Campbell back in 1996.
The tiers are selling out fast, so if you’re inclined to spend your Halloween on the sacred grounds of horror film history, head to the Scream Comes Home Kickstarter now.