If you want a little piece of HALLOWEEN history and happen to be living in or relocating to Utah, you’re in luck! The house used in HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS is currently on the market.
The house used in the 1989 film as Myers’ humble abode is in need of a new owner and even though it looks virtually nothing like the house used in the 1978 film, it still might be cool for horror fans to say they are living in the home of Michael Myers…even if it’s the one from one of the lesser sequels. The home is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has ten bedrooms, and is more than 7,300 square feet. All that space is a bit pricey at $950,000 but you could be a part of horror movie history…from the fifth film that isn’t as highly regarded as the rest of the franchise.
Oddly enough, the listing doesn’t make note of the fact that the house served as Michael Myers’ childhood home in the fifth film. You would think that would be a selling point for most but maybe they don’t want eager horror movie tourists to disturb potential owners by taking pictures outside of their property. The listing reads as follows:
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“This Victorian estate is one of the Avenues’ historic masterpieces. It was designed by renowned architect Frederick Albert Hale, who also designed the original Salt Lake City Public Library as well as the Alta Club, the Eagles Club, and other iconic private and public structures. It served as a residence for several notable families before it was converted to apartments in the mid-1900s. Since that time, it has functioned as a triplex, four-plex, five-plex, and a single-family home. It has ten bedrooms, five bathrooms, four kitchens, several living areas with two fireplaces, as well as a formal dining room and entryway. It’s one of those lovely, well-built homes with high ceilings, large solid-wood doors, stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork, and custom hardware, and it sits on a .39-acre corner lot in the coveted Avenues neighborhood.”
The house seen on-screen does appear a bit cryptic to give the setting a more horror-influenced feel but the house as it stands today is far from terrifying. The home is now quite colorful, with pink and green paint on the exterior to go with more bright colors on the interior. Even though the asking price is already pretty steep, the listing warns that the home does need some more work:
“While this home has great bones, it has had its share of wear and tear over the years and needs some work. It has the potential to be a stunning remodel or could also serve as a profitable investment since it is located on a beautiful tree-lined street near the University of Utah, hospitals, downtown, the airport, world-class ski resorts, hiking and biking trails, schools, shopping, and more.”
HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS was released in 1989 and centers on Michael Myers after he has awakened from his “demise” in HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS. Michael soon makes his way back to Haddonfield to try to kill his niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who now shares a bizarre psychic link with her uncle. Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, the film grossed a mere $11.6 million at the box office and even though it only cost $6 million to make, the entry ranks as the lowest-grossing film of the series to date.
Would YOU want to live in the HALLOWEEN 5 house?