Horror fans have an inexplicable desire to be terrified at all times of the year. Some people accomplish this by viewing classic horror films on Netflix while others go to the movie sets themselves. while others go to the movie sets themselves. . Watching from your couch is one thing but would do you have the guts to visit the filming spot in real life?
The majority of these destinations are real-life locations that can be visited at any time of year and do not have any creepy auras. However, some of these locations have a reputation for being haunted, and only the bravest of souls dare to visit them.
You can visit these 5 real-life horror movie locales right now, whether it’s October and you’re looking for a little frightening sight-seeing or it’s spring and you’re suffering horror withdrawals.
#1- Camp No Be Bo Sco, Blairstown, New Jersey –Friday The 13th
Mrs. Vorhees, who terrorized children at a summer camp in one of the most iconic horror films of all time – and subsequently her son, Jason, in a slew of sequels – is real. In addition, it has a summer camp program. For children. It kind of blows your mind, doesn’t it? The only notable change is that the eerie camp known as Camp Crystal Lake in the movies is actually named as Camp No Be Bo Sco. And, of course, it hasn’t been the scene of a slew of killings. It’s fortunate that the majority of the campers aren’t old enough to remember Friday the 13th or any of its sequels. However, it makes you question the parents.
#2- Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland –The Blair Witch Project
Tourists have been flocking to the little town of Burkittsville, Maryland in quest of the famed Blair Witch ever since the publication of this now-iconic “found footage” horror film. However, for an authentic experience, head about 60 kilometers south of the small town to Seneca Creek State Park, where the majority of the movie was shot. Given Burkittsville’s population of only 200 people and the lack of nightlife, getting lost in the woods could be the best way to spend your time anyway. If you do decide to pitch a tent and spend the night in the woods, make sure to dress brightly and keep an eye out for hunters – the kind that shot deer, not the kind that ritualistically murder you in abandoned houses’ basements. Take a spooky virtual tour of the most haunted woodlands on the planet.
#3- Toms River, New Jersey –Amityville Horror house
It’s a true story: a man murdered five members of his family before turning the gun on himself in his own home. The Amityville Horror was inspired when the home’s new residents claimed to be terrorized by ghosts a year later. However, the film was not shot in the allegedly haunted mansion in Amityville, New York. The Amityville Horror was actually shot in a non-haunted home in Toms River, New Jersey, perhaps to avoid paying money to unearthly extras. It’s logical. The Amityville house, which was once a crime scene, is a terrifying place to visit.
#4- The Exorcist Steps, Washington, D.C. – The Exorcist
Isn’t it difficult enough to see The Exorcist with your eyes open? Try living in the same neighborhood as the film that many regards to be the “scariest of all time.” The house itself exists in a normal neighborhood just a few blocks from Georgetown University, but it isn’t exactly as depicted in the film. For one thing, you won’t be able to see Regan MacNeil’s chamber window, where the possessed small girl terrorized her visitors — the interior of the house was really filmed in a studio.
Nearby are the stone stairs that Father Damien Karras slid down in an attempt to exorcise the demon from his body. On October 30, 2015, a plaque was installed on the steps to commemorate the location’s famous popularity among horror movie fans.
#5- Monroeville Mall, Pennsylvania – Dawn of the Dead
It’s a shopping center that inspired a big-budget horror film. Horror movie icon George A. Romero allegedly came up with the idea to put people against zombies in this temple of consumerism while wandering around the Monroeville Mall, one of the largest of its kind at the time. In the winter of 1977, the production of Dawn of the Dead took conducted in the mall during closing hours. One can only imagine what the shoppers thought of all the fake blood-soaked rags and severed limbs crammed in the trash cans.
The real mall now houses retailers such as Macy’s, American Eagle, and Forever 21, but it still hosts annual zombie-themed events, including the occasional zombie walk, to commemorate its position in horror film history.
Sources: Reader’s Digest Asia