‘Scream’ real estate photos go viral
By Maddy Warren
LCC student Bradley Johnson went viral earlier this month after posting photos he took for his realtor friend’s listing.
The Lansing listing features photos of a house with a mystery man (Johnson’s realtor friend, James Pyle) wearing a mask and costume from the horror movie “Scream.” The figure is placed strategically throughout the house, making appearances in almost every room.
“Ghostface” can be found lurking on the front porch, peeking out from behind a wall in the basement, hiding behind the curtains and chopping a pumpkin in the kitchen.
Johnson works in East Lansing as a community manager for Greystar Collegiate Housing.
He frequently takes pictures for Pyle, a realtor for the company Century 21 and the agent for the Lansing listing. This was the first time he tried something more creative.
“I’ve taken some more photos for this realtor, but nothing like this,” he said. “Just boring normal pictures.”
Johnson said he and Pyle were surprised when the post went viral.
“It was definitely something that wasn’t expected,” Johnson said.
The pair drew attention from local, and even national, news stations. They were featured on the show “Fox and Friends,” on Fox News.
Johnson is currently taking photography classes at LCC.
The listing were online for less than a month as of Oct. 24 and had 1.6 million views and more than eight thousand shares.
More information about the house, including more of Johnson’s ghoulish photos, can be viewed on zillow.com. The listing has four bedrooms and one bathroom and is priced at $105,000.