Horror Fans Will Love This Retro Movie-Inspired Home On Sale For $450,000


The world is a scary place right now. Even the Oscars ended in violence. However, for horror fans looking for a place to escape, we have the perfect farm for you.

40110 Mahoney Lane in Big Bear Lake, CA is a dream for any big-screen thrill seeker (check out the list here on Zillow). On sale for $450,000, each room in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex is inspired by an iconic show or movie, from Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) to Jaws (1975) to Frankenstein (1931).

It may look like your average duplex from the outside, but inside this mountain property is a classic horror lover’s dream. Exterior of 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
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Franchises referenced in this 848-square-foot mountain property include spooky classics such as Yell (1996), Halloween (1978) and the Goose bumps series. Set your drink on a coffin-shaped coffee table or snuggle up on a velvet sofa accented with eyeball cushions. You can even take a nap in front of a giant mural representing the Gill-Man of The creature from the black lagoon (1954), or chatting with a life-size figure of Michael Myers.

Despite its retro theme, the house has all the modern conveniences you would expect, with a twist. Take a shower in a bathroom inspired by the malevolent forest of diabolical death (1981), or grab a snack from Freddy Kruger’s ornate fridge. stranger thingsNetflix’s love letter to Stephen King and all of the 1980s, also makes an appearance throughout the property, from the Scoops Ahoy-inspired paint job in one of the kitchens to the fairy alphabet on the living room wall .

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Snuggle up to an eyeball-shaped pillow in this horror-movie-themed mountain duplex. One of the living rooms at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore
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Grab a snack in this Freddy Kruger refrigerator. One of the kitchens at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
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Sleep with one eye open under this Gillman mural. One of the rooms at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore

The listing reads: “Each unit has been meticulously upgraded, you’ll find new kitchens, bathrooms, new concrete driveway, new flooring, lighting, doors and hardware, retro stoves, newly upgraded HVAC units and much more.Each unit is also complete with its own convenient washer/dryer units and plenty of additional storage with the detached sheds.

Gaming fans will also appreciate the array of retro consoles dotted around the place, and no nostalgia-inspired home would be complete without an arcade in the closet.

As a bonus, this property is centrally located with easy access to shopping and dining, with Big Bear Lake just a few blocks away.

The past few years have seen box office successes for revivals of several beloved franchises. The 2018 reboot of Halloween, which is set 40 years after the original, had the second highest October opening weekend in US box office history. And the fifth installment of Yell The franchise, starring original stars Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, was released in January and grossed $140 million at the box office.

The cabins are currently owned by Jade and Rusty Valore and were until recently rented out as Airbnb under the name Stranger Stays. Jade and Rusty also own Rad Coffee, a horror-themed punk coffee company with locations in Covina and Upland.

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Practice your telekinesis in this ‘Stranger Things’ living room replica. One of the living rooms at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore
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No retro themed home would be complete with a game closet. Dining room at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore
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Shower in this bathroom inspired by the evil forest of “The Evil Dead”.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore

Jade Valore said Newsweek“Personally, I’ve been a horror fanatic since I was a kid, so I came up with the idea of ​​buying these themed duplexes for guests to enjoy because there’s nothing in the US which offers such an amazing and curated experience.

“The cabins were under the business name Stranger Stays, so we had been promoting and marketing online and also at horror conventions in Southern California. I wondered ‘if I could build my Airbnb? dream, what would I do? “And that’s how Stranger Stays began.

“Everything about these cabins was designed and curated by me and my husband Rusty.”

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This former Airbnb is every horror fan’s dream. One of two horror-themed living rooms (left) and one of the horror-themed kitchens (right) at 40110 Mahanoy Ln, Big Bear Lake, CA.
Ashley Nichole Photo/Jade Valore


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