Right down the road in Hillsborough, Kenny Caperton hosts his annual Halloween Bash, which has attracted guests from all across the country. Why? To see his house — a life-size replica of Michael Myers’ home from the 1970s slasher film “Halloween.”
This Saturday, Oct. 19 marks the 11th year Caperton has opened his house up to the public. You’ll be able to take a look at memorabilia inside the house and enjoy outdoor horror movie screenings, food trucks, bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and more.
Caperton said “Halloween” has been his favorite movie for as long as he can remember. He has fond memories of watching the movie with his brother as a kid and feeling the simultaneous sense of terror and fascination that sparked his love for horror for the first time.
When he was 26, he went to Los Angeles to visit the original house from “Halloween” around the same time that he happened to be house hunting. He was having trouble finding a house he liked, and as he was looking through his camera roll from the trip, he said he got the insane idea to build the house.
Although Caperton’s appreciation of horror movies comes in part from his genuine fascination, he said it’s also born out of a certain nostalgia for his childhood.