Words can’t express how awesome this opportunity was for us, but we’ll try.
As Halloween and horror buffs, we had been trying to make it to The Myers House for some time. A lived-in replica of the Michael Myers house from John Carpenter’s Halloween, it stands in a little clearing in the woods in Hillsborough. The owner, Kenny Caperton, hosts a huge Halloween party each year. Of course, his Halloween party always coincided with our own, or some other Halloween festivity that we had already planned on, and we were never able to make it. But it was always kinda looming in the back of our minds as something we knew we needed to do, and someday we would get there. We never really thought we’d get there quite like we did. :)
As Halloween and horror buffs, we are also deeply familiar with Fangoria Magazine, which celebrates the horror movie genre and was around all throughout our childhoods. They were a print magazine when print was at the top of its game in the 80s and 90s, and then publication ceased for a bit. Recently, Phil Nobile Jr. became the new editor-in-chief, and made the decision to bring Fangoria back as a 100% print-based publication four times a year. No website, no online content, just print. AND WE WERE ASKED TO SHOOT PICTURES FOR ITS FIRST ISSUE… OF THE MYERS HOUSE (so many dancey red lady dress emojis here).
So, we finally got our chance to see the Myers House in person. It felt kind of surreal getting there by way of photographing it for Fangoria’s comeback issue but life is wonderfully strange sometimes. I’ll let the pictures now speak to the intense awesomeness of Kenny’s horror collection and his wonderful house, and I’ll let the article in the October 2018 issue of Fangoria introduce you to Kenny himself. We were so honored to take his portraits for Fangoria, and thankful that Fangoria has granted us permission to share them with you here.