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Airbnb offers stays at the original ‘Scream’ house

By Kara Santos Published Oct 05, 2021 3:20 pm

Got any plans this Halloween? How about getting transported to the town of Woodsboro and staying at Stu Macher’s (Matthew Lillard) house from the original Scream film?

Horror movie buffs in the United States can celebrate the spookiest time of the year by staying in the iconic house featured in the 1996 film Scream, where Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) triumphed for the first time over Ghostface.

The unique team-up between Airbnb, Paramount and Spyglass Media is being done to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2022 Scream film in the long-running franchise.

According to the Airbnb listing, the unique stay will be hosted by Sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette) himself for the ultimate fan experience.

As the local sheriff, it’s my duty to be your host to keep everything under control for your stay at the SCREAM house. What could possibly go wrong? In honor of SCREAM’s 25th anniversary and the upcoming 2022 film, face your fears and stay the night where Ghostface’s terrors began,” reads the property’s official description.

Located in Tomales, Northern California (70 miles north of San Francisco), the residential property with one bedroom, one bed, and one bathroom is largely preserved from the original film’s production 25 years ago, right down to the knife marks on the bedroom door, the ’90s microwave in the kitchen, old-school telephone, and more.

Up to four guests can brave the night in the '90s style home. During their stay, guests will get to experience all the scariest elements of the original Scream film, including:

  • A virtual greeting at check-in from Dewey (as long as Ghostface doesn’t catch him first).
  • The chance to explore the SCREAM house in all its original glory, from knife marks on the doors to the garage where Dewey’s sister Tatum met her unfortunate demise.
  • A movie marathon featuring all four SCREAM films (on VHS, of course) to get caught up ahead of the next SCREAM release.
  • A dedicated phone line for reaching Ghostface, in case victims (ahem, guests) dare to ask any questions or make requests — but watch out, he might just call the house, too.
  • Classic ’90s snack favorites, like Jiffy Pop, ice cream with all the Reddi-whip you could ever want and pizza, if you’re able to stomach it.
  • The chance to take home unique SCREAM memorabilia, including a DVD bundle of the first four SCREAM films, Woodsboro High gear, SCREAM (2022) posters and more.

Booking opens at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 12 for three, one-night stays for up to four people at the Northern California estate on Oct. 27, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 for only $5 a night. 

According to AirBnb, the stays are not a contest and guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Northern California.

To further mark the spooky season, Airbnb will be making a one-time donation to Ween Dream, which provides free Halloween costumes to children in need nationwide.

Can’t travel all the way to California? Of course, we can’t.

Horror movie fans around the world can still participate in “The Secrets of Scream,” an online event hosted by original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson. The longtime horror producer and director will share behind the scenes secrets of the films and give new details about the 2022 release on Friday, Oct. 29.

Those interested can book a spot to the virtual event starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. EDT here. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the “Secrets of Scream” will be donated to The Trevor Project, an American nonprofit organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

(Images via Airbnb)