This mansion used in the 1985 film Ghoulies was an actual residence located at 1824 North Curson in Hollywood, California. The Wattles Manson was the winter home of Nebraska banker Gurdon Wattles. A non-profit organization called Hollywood Heritage refurbished the home and land. They turned the land over to Los Angeles Parks and Recreation department in 2009.
The Wattles Estate is said to be the last intact representation of vintage pre-movie Hollywood estates where properties were huge. This estate is about 50 acres.
The home and adjoining Wattles Gardens has been used in many movies. The park was used in the Lucky McKee film May. The interiors were also used for the custody battle meeting scene in Rain Man.