Amazing Horror Destinations

March 4, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

There are many places we instantly recognize in horror films, but have you ever wondered where the locations actually are? This article will shed light on a few of those mysteries locations.


 ‘Session 9’ was filmed at the Danvers State Hospital.

The creepy hospital has been demolished since the filming of ‘Session 9’. If you want to explore the hospital’s grounds head to Danvers, Massachusetts and find  450 Maple Street.

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Palisades High School, where ‘Carrie’ demolished a gym and massacred  everyone at the prom.

Besides being the location for the original film ‘Carrie’, the school is a little creepy due to a real life mystery. In the 1980’s a student was murdered on the school grounds and her killer was never caught. The School is located at 15777 Bowdin Street, Pacific Palisades, CA.

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The Blair Witch Project was filmed in a state park.

If you are interested in trying to get a glimpse of the witch, you will have to explore the Seneca State Park in Maryland. Don’t go alone.

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Evans City Cemetery saw the dead rise for ‘Night Of The Living Dead’.

At the beginning of ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Barbara and her brother come to pay their respects to the death, but suddenly encounter a zombie. If you feel the need to pay respect  to where a such an iconic scene was filmed, you will find the cemetery on  Franklin road in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania’.

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Freddy Kruger and Buffy walked the same halls

John Marshall High made in LA was the location for filming, not only for ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ but ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ as well.

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The most famous house in horror, ‘The Amityville House’

There are few houses that stand out in our mind more than the house at 112 Ocean Avenue,Long Island New York. ‘The Amityville House’ has seen real murder and several films, such as ‘The Amityville Horror’.

The true story behind the ‘The Amityville Horror’ :

The Amityville Horror Year 1979 Director Stuart Rosenberg James Brolin Margot Kidder

The location where Rosemary’s nightmares came true

Roman Polanski’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ was filmed at the beautiful Dakota Apartment Building on West 72nd Street in New York.

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Jack Nicholson lost his mind at The Stanley Hotel

‘The Shinning’  is a true horror classic. The movie was filmed at the beautiful and remote Stanley Hotel in the mountains of Colorado. If you want to explore the property set your GPS to 333 East View Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado.

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Who wants to go to Camp Crystal Lake?

‘Friday The 13th’ has had many sequels, almost all of them (including the original) were filmed at Camp Nobebosco. Grab your sleeping bag and head to the camp at 11 Sand Pond Road, Blairstown, New Jersey.

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Father Karass took a long fall down these steep steps 

After Father Karass exorcised Regan’s demons in ‘The Exorcist’, he leaped to his death through a window and down a long flight of stairs located at the end of ‘M Street’ in Georgetown, Washington D.C.

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This house saw an ‘American Horror Story’ unfold

The house at 1112 Winchester in Country Club Park, Los Angeles, California was the location where the first season of  ‘American Horror Story’ took place. The house, which was referred to as the ‘Murder House’, was built by architect Alfred Rosenheim in 1902.

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