(SC)Horror Movies Real Locations
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Movie Location: The suburban Pennsylvania mall where survivors of a zombie outbreak take refuge.
Real Location: Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (200 Monroeville Mall, Monroeville PA 15146)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Movie Location: Hemery High, the Southern California high school that spoiled cheerleader Buffy (Kristy Swanson) must defend from a vampire invasion.
Real Location: John Marshall High School in Los Angeles (3939 Tracy Street, Los Angeles, California 90027) (also used in A Nightmare on Elm Street)
The Blob (1988)
Movie Location: The Colonial, a movie theater that the monstrous Blob attacks near the climax of the movie, sending patrons fleeing out the front doors.
Real Location: Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460)
Movie Location: The Slaughtered Lamb pub
Real Location: The interior was filmed at the Black Swan pub in Surrey, England (Old Lane, Martyr's Green, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1NG). The exterior was an anonymous cottage.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Dakota in New York City, New York
This is one of the most famous buildings in all of New York City, with its gargoyle statues ever watchful over all that goes on below. In Roman Polanski’s masterpiece of horror, it is the place where Satan impregnates the titular character with his demon seed and all of the inhabitants of the building do his bidding.
Not only is this the creepy, Gothic structure where Mia Farrow is terrorized by her neighbors, but in real life it is the place where John Lennon lived and was, ultimately, shot to death.
In Cold Blood (1968)
The Clutter House, Holcomb, Kansas
This is the real-life place where killers Richard Hickock and Perry Smith murdered an entire family as depicted in the film In Cold Blood, based on the book by Truman Capote.
The Omen (2006)
4267 Roxbury St. in Simi Valley, CA has been hit hard by earthquakes, but still stands long after the 1982 film debut.
4267 Roxbury St. in Simi Valley, CA
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Though most of the film's location and scenes have been destroyed for one reason or another, both natural and otherwise, the old factory in Pittsburgh where some of the film's shooting took place still stands today (pictured here).
This infamous Stephen King movie was filmed in many locations – the Bates High School and Pier Avenue Junior High in Los Angeles, and Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California (pictured here).
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The 1968 black-and-white thriller takes place in rural Pennsylvania, just outside of Evans City – 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
Friday the 13th (1980)
The lake, Camp Crystal Lake, near Newton, New Jersey, is not interested in making a killing off the movie's fame, however. In fact, they turn away visitors still looking for the film location.
The Exorcist (1973)
3600 Prospect Ave., Washington, D.C.
The movie opens with a scene taken from Hatra, about 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq (who would have guessed that 20 years after the movie debuted in 1973 the U.S. would be at war in the very same area?
The Amityville Horror (2005)
This is the only truly haunted place on this list where filming occurred.
This is considered to be the most haunted location in America. James and Barbara Cromarty, who've lived in the house since 1976, contradict the sightings of hauntings, stating that they have never had problems with ghosts or the like.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Despite only having a population of 171 people the Maryland town became a spot on the map thanks to the filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez.
The Shining (1980)
Here is the original location intended for The Shining. It is the Stanley Hotel where he spent just one night on October 30, 1974.
Mission San Juan Bautista.
The bell tower, the critical building in the film, burned down eons ago in a tragic fire.
Halloween was actually shot in Pasadena, CA, on Orange Grove Avenue, just off Sunset Blvd. The familiar hedge where Michael Myers lurked still remains today at this location. However, the home is now the Algeria Chiropractic Center and has been painted blue.