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The real home from the 1978 spooky classic Halloween is officially off the market, but don’t expect Michael Myers to be lurking around any corners.
The residence where Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Laurie Strode, went head-to-head with masked killer Michael Myers has sold for $1.68m. While the town of Haddonfield, Illinois, in the movie may be fake, the house where they filmed the slasher flick is located in South Pasadena, California.
On 20 October, the 5,258 square-foot home was sold for $1.68m after it was listed in September for just under $1.8m. The 1906 property is divided into three separate units for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It features a two-car garage and has been in the same family for the past three generations, according to the Zillow listing.
“Yes, this was a filming location for the 1978 film Halloween, as the house of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis),” reads the listing. “If you watch the film, you’ll recognise the infamous stoop that Jamie Lee Curtis sat on, holding a pumpkin.”
Fans of the Halloween franchise can also catch a glimpse at the real-life avocado tree featured in the film, which listing agent Heidi Babcock wrote was planted by the sellers’ grandfather in the 1940s. The house had some additional renovations in the 40s, including a second structure that was built over the garage in 1948.
This isn’t the first time a beloved movie home has been listed for sale. In December last year, the decades-old Victorian home featured in The Goonies was listed with an asking price of nearly $1.7m. The sale of the 1896 home - located in Astoria, Oregon - reportedly closed earlier this year when it was snatched up by a self-described serial entrepreneur, who promised to preserve and protect the landmark. Meanwhile, the luxurious Greek island estate where Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is set was listed in December 2022 for $450m.
As for fellow horror films, the haunted farmhouse that inspired The Conjuring was sold in May 2022 for $1.5m. The Rhode Island farmhouse was purchased by a Boston developer for $1.5m, far higher than the asking price of $1.2m. While The Conjuring movie wasn’t filmed in the notoriously haunted home, the first film in the franchise was based on the paranormal experiences of a family that lived there in the 1970s.
Curtis - who has appeared in all seven films of the Halloween movie franchise since 1978 - said goodbye to the iconic horror films when she made her final appearance in its latest installment, Halloween Ends.