While these filming locations are not inherently haunted, the fact that they did such a great job just sitting there looking creepy in their respective films made it hard for us to not associate them with the on-screen horrors they contained.
1. The Overlook Hotel from ‘The Shining’
The Timberline Lodge served as the exterior of The Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s psychology horror film ‘The Shining’. It was built on the side of Oregon’s Mount Hood in the 1930s, and was reconstructed on-sets for its sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’.
2. The House From ‘Psycho’
Situated at Universal City, California, guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood can take a trip to the house where Norman Bates and his mother lived. The motel set is usually incorporated into the theme park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights event, and guests can take a photo op in front of the house as a keepsake.
3. The Woods from ‘The Blair Witch Project’
Located at the Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the woods are lovely for a walk or to chill on an outdoor picnic. We’re not kidding! Sure, it looks creepy but it has a creek for kayaking and a lake where you can fish.
4. The Gas Station from ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’
You can find this cute (albeit creepy) little gas station in Bastrop, Texas. In the film, this is exactly where the protagonists stop for gas before they are told by the proprietor that the pumps are empty. If you are brave enough to pay this site a visit, you will be able to buy horror merchandise, order delicious brisket, or even stay in one of the property’s many cabins.
Look out for the cheeky “We Slaughter Barbecue” sign!
5. The Apartment from ‘Rosemary’s Baby’
This luscious apartment building stands tall and proud in Manhattan, attracting the rich and famous like John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The front yard of this building also happens to be where Lennon was fatally shot in 1980. In the film ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, The Dakota played the exteriors of The Bramford, an apartment building that harbours a dark and terrifying past, although it doesn’t seem that scary in real life.
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