The best show to come out of quarantine since Tiger King is Murder House Flip, a new series from Quibi that offers the true-crime-meets-home-improvement mashup you didn’t know you needed. It follows a format familiar to HGTV’s Fixer Upper, but with a spooky twist: All the houses being remodeled have a dark past. Like, bodies-buried-in-the-backyard kind of dark. Literally.
The show’s designers, Mikel Welch and Joelle Uzyel, operate as a Chip and Joanna Gaines-esque duo (except they’re not married) to renovate disturbing digs where infamous killings have taken place, like the brutal 1988 murder of Jaws: The Revenge child actor Judith Barsi.
ELLE.com spoke to Uzyel, a Beverly Hills-based interior designer, about working in these spaces—and what it’s like to have the occasional run-in with a ghost.
So…how does one get into flipping murder houses exactly?
When I first told my family, they thought it was a joke.