“Do you like scary movies?”
A fairly innocent question, after all. However, when it eerily sulked out of the phone from an outright terrifying killer on the other end, it’s not as innocent anymore.
The iconic 1996 slasher film “Scream” had a way of seamlessly blending together parody and horror in a way that was never done before. In fact, this is evident with the number of “Scream” sequels that would shortly follow. As Tatum from the film once said, “Oh, please don’t kill me, Mr. Ghostface, I wanna be in the sequel.”
Stay in the ‘Scream’ House, If You Dare
Better yet, fans can not get the chance to live out their own “Scream” dreams by staying in the iconic house from the ’90s horror movie. Airbnb is giving fans the chance to stay in the Northern California house. The estate can also be booked for only $5. The catch is you can only stay a single night at a time. It’s also going to be available for only three nights — October 27, 29, and Halloween.
In the movie, the house was located in the fictional town of Woodsboro. For fans of “Scream,” the house is a loving memory of all things horror. The old knife marks still are noticeable in the old house. You can even step foot into that eery garage in which Tatum Riley, played by Rose McGowan, was brutally murdered.
Perhaps, however, there’s no more distinctive memory than the late-night phone calls with the killer using a brick cordless phone. That phone is still sitting in the house, but hopefully, it won’t ring while there are visitors. Those who book a stay in the house will also get to watch all four of the “Scream” movies on VHS.
It’s likely that your movie marathon will be interrupted. Airbnb is almost making it all into a makeshift horror house experience. There will be a specific phone line that you can use to call Ghostface, or that he will use to call you. Hopefully, it doesn’t go as far as having the man of the hour show up in the flesh.
All Things Worth Screaming Over
According to NBC Chicago, guests are also going to be virtually greeted by David Arquette, who played Sheriff Dewey Riley in “Scream.”
It’s all in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the classic slasher horror film. Even more, it will get fans excited for the upcoming January 14, 2022 release of “Scream.” Arquette, as well as Neve Campbell and Courtney Cox, are returning to this exciting revival.
If you’re a die-hard fan (pun somewhat intended), then you can request a one-night stay starting on Tuesday, October 12 at 10 a.m. PT on the Airbnb site. There’s also an online experience on October 28 with Kevin Williamson, the original screenwriter of the original movie as well as the executive producer of the new movie.
Airbnb also offers plenty of other creepy Halloween stays if the “Scream” house is a little too far away. That includes haunted locations or abandoned buildings.
If staying in a horror movie location is what you’re looking for, however, consider booking out the apartment from “The Shining” in Colorado. Although, it’s incredibly hard to book. Meanwhile, you can also book an overnight stay at Buffalo Bill’s house from “Silence of the Lambs.”
‘Tis spooky season, after all.