Halloween is long gone but that doesn't mean you have to give up on the scary moments from your favorite horror movies. Better yet: why not arrange a trip to the so-called haunted locations from your favorite movies? While many movies require an elaborate set and proper lighting, some film-makers rely on real life locales to capture the true eerie feeling. These locales often possess their own spooky history that is every bit as ominous as what ended up on the silver screen. We bring you five such locations that you should cross off your bucket list if you are a true horror movie buff.
The stairs – Exorcist
While it’s not possible for you to visit the demonic house, you can very well join countless film tourists in exploring the famous stairs down, which Father Karras took his climactic tumble. The narrow stone steps are on the corner of Prospect and 36th, leading down to M Street in Georgetown, Washington D.C
Timberline lodge – The Shining
Most of the exteriors of Stanley Kubrick's freaky film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining was shot in Timberline Lodge in Oregon. The mountain hotel is still functional and is a famous tourist attraction.
Myers family house – Halloween
The original family house sits in Pasadena, California, where much of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween was filmed. You are unlikely to find masked killers here as it has been converted into offices for local businesses.
Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco – Friday the 13th
This Blairstown camp was the filming site of the fictional Camp Crystal Lake in the movie Friday the 13th. Another location that embraces its cinematic history, No-Be-Bo-Sco held a tour for the Friday the 13th fans.
Seneca State Park – The Blair Witch Project
Despite the fact that The Blair Witch Project was supposed to take place in the town of Burkittsville, MD, many of the scenes were shot in the woods of this eerily beautiful state park. Besides its spectacular cinematic history, it’s a great place to go hiking if you like to spend time in the great outdoors. Caution: make sure you wear bright clothing as many hunters like to frequent the park as well.
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