Whether its a spooky tree in our own backyard, or a special place in our nightmares, we all have certain locations that inject fear into us at one point or another. Thankfully horror movies allow us to witness someone else’s demise from a distance, but if you’re daring enough, there are a few places you can visit to experience these horrific atmospheres in the flesh.
The Blair Witch Project
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of this iconic film which launched the found footage genre was not shot in Burkittsville, Maryland, but rather Seneca Creek State Park located in Montgomery County.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The house which Freddy called home in so many Elm Street movies recently sold in 2013 for just over two million dollars. If you are in the area, head over to 1428 N. Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, California and catch a glimpse of the renovated horror house.
The film shows Father Karras tumbling to his death down these stairs after confronting a fairly nasty demon, and the real location can be found at the end of M Street in Georgetown, Washington DC.
Interview with the Vampire
As with many areas of New Orleans, the Oak Alley Plantation on the Mississippi River in Vacherie, LA is considered to be haunted, but still happily plays host to weddings and tourist visits.
If you’re in the area of 1019 Montrose Ave, South Pasadena, CA, don’t forget to stop by the famous bushes where Mr Myers scared the living shit out of Laurie Strode.