Welcome to the haunted dollhouse



This weekend, I’m going to be screaming my head off during Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

But if I was three inches tall, I would go inside this haunted house instead.

Michael J. Kouri is a Pasadena “psychic medium” with a kitschy side interest in doll houses and miniatures.

If you’re not part of this niche interest group, you might not be aware that the most obscure items ever are available in a size only a doll — or a small rodent — could enjoy. Glass lollipop jar. Oil and vinegar cruets. Small LIFE Magazine with Michael Jackson on the cover. Or add this itty-bitty feather duster to your French-maid costume. (Note: I don’t even have these items in full-size for my real home.)

And continuing on a love of all scaled-down things — let’s get miniature, miniature … I wanna get miniature — we recommend Kouri’s exhibit of intricately detailed haunted doll houses on display this month at The Village Book Shop in Glendora. (626) 335-5720


(Photos by Sarah Reingewirtz / Staff)