For Sale: 'Haunted house' complete with a dozen film references
House prices might be scary – but this Hartlepool property came with plenty of added extras.
The advert for the home detailed its 13 bedrooms, soundproofed spaces, big basement, hidden doors and landscaped garden thanks to ‘hours of blood, sweat and tears.’
The joke post, which went on to Right Move and Zoopla, got tens of thousands of views before the advertising sites took it down not legitimate – it would have been a bargain at £666.
But the team behind it, Collier Estates, has been aghast with the response, bringing a bit of light relief to those searching for a home in the lead up to Halloween.
The advert ends: “Due to its dilapidated current state the price has been dramatically slashed to gain interest" and also says “viewings highly not recommended.”
A series of images were also put together by the company, which listed the house’s address as it’s own office within Advanced House, Wesley Square.
The photos featured a series of clues this was not the average sale, drawing on a number of horror films, from the girl in The Ring, carpet from The Overlook Hotel in The Shining, Pennywise’s balloon’s from IT, a Stranger Things alphabet wall and the penguin ornament from Misery.
Michael Thompson is creative director of the the company.
“We’ve had a frightening amount of people saying they liked the idea and wanted to buy the property and ringing to buy the house, but it’s been good for our own people and got people talking about Hartlepool.