5 Real Places Where Some Of The Most Epic Scary Movies Were Filmed

The environment in which a movie takes place, can actually become a place we would never forget for the feelings it makes us get. Especially if it is a horror movie, from fascination to real terror.  So here are 5 locations that were immortalized in horror films and that have become destinations desired by lovers of the genre.

A Cure for Wellness (2017)

The film tells the story of a spa in the Swiss Alps that uses unconventional procedures in order to heal its clients. The recording took place in several places, but the most representative is undoubtedly the Hohenzollern Castle, (Germany), which was originally built in the 11th century and, since then, has been rebuilt several times.

The orphanage (2009)

This Spanish film originally titled ‘El Orfanato’, follows Laura and her partner, who intend to reopen an orphanage in which the woman had grown up but it ends up becoming a supernatural experience.

The main location was Palacio de Partarriu, an imposing building in the town of Llanes, in eastern Asturias. This palace was completed in 1899 and served as a hospital during the Civil War in that country.

The Exorcist (1973)

The story of a 12-year-old girl possessed by a demon marked an entire generation in the 1970s and today continues to scare those who dare to see it. The film was also a precursor to ‘urban legends’, as there are those who believe that its production was cursed.

Its popularity has made house number 3,600 on Prospect Street Northwest, in Washington (United States), a mandatory stop for horror film lovers. There is even a plaque in honor of the film The place, however, was only for the outdoor scenes – like the one seen in the main poster of the film – as the rest were recreated in a New York studio.

The Shining (1980)

This adaptation by Stephen King’s book, was recorded on various sets in the United States and the United Kingdom. Most of the outdoor scenes were shot at the Timberline Lodge, in Oregon (USA), a hotel that is still in operation.

Stanley Kubrick, the director of the film, described the hotel in several public statements as “really scary” because, in addition, it is located on Mount Hood, a dormant volcano.

‘Psycho’ (1960)

The chilling house that Marion Crane’s character arrives in after fleeing the police continues to ‘exist’ sixty years after it was built for Alfred Hitchcock’s most recognized film.

Today the ‘Bates Motel’ from ‘Psychosis’ is a kind of amalgamation made of remodeled versions of the original buildings. The house is at Universal Studios in Hollywood.

Did you know where these films had been set?

7 Horror Films About Exorcisms Based On Real-Life Events

Behind the success of horror films, there are stories that have dark and even macabre origins. Especially those that dealt with spirits and exorcisms. That’s why we bring you a list of the movies that were based on real exorcisms.

The Amityville Horror (2005)

The real story has to do with the Lutz family, who bought the house in which Ronald DeFeo took the lives of his entire family on the orders of “voices” that tormented him.

The family claimed that strange things happened in the house and that they even saw DeFeo ghosts, so they had to move out.

The Exorcist (1973)

It was one of the scariest movies of the 70s. It was inspired by the real story of a boy who got possessed by demons that left marks on his body. The boy’s name was Robbie, his case happened in the 1940s and it is said that he became possessed after playing with a ouija board.

The church performed an exorcism on him, but that only made matters worse. It took months for Robbie to be okay again.

The Devils (1971)

Ken Russell’s film was inspired by the case of the 17th century Catholic priest named Urbain Grandier and the Loudun possessions. Grandier was convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake after he was pronounced to have bewitched a nunnery.

The women spoke in strange languages, yelled, made obscene gestures at men and claimed they were pregnant and possessed. Thousands of people attended the public exorcism of the nuns.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

This case is also one of the most terrifying in cinema. The Scott Derrickson-directed film is based on the story of a German woman, Annelise Michel, who underwent an exorcism in 1975.

Annelise lost her life a year later for the lackness of proper medical care, leading to her parents and the priest being brought to trial, alleging that Annelise was dehydrated and malnourished, that she did not need an exorcism, but a hospital.

The Changeling (1980)

It tells the story of a writer who is harassed by a spirit living in his isolated mansion. The script is supposedly inspired by the time writer Russell Hunter spent living at the Henry Treat Rogers mansion in Denver, Colorado.

Hunter said he was drawn to the Rogers estate because of its impressive architecture and low rent, but once there, he began hearing inexplicable noises, witnessing poltergeist activity, and discovered a secret room and a diary written by a trapped child.

The Possession (2012)

The film is based on an old story about an object called a dybbuk box that held the spirit of a Holocaust survivor. The box was sold on ebay and contained coins, hair, a Hebrew phrase, wine and a dried rose.

Several owners of the box allegedly reported experiencing supernatural events, such as nightmares, unexplained odors, and exploding light bulbs.

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Directed by Wes Craven, the film follows an anthropologist who travels to Haiti to investigate a case of black magic that turned people into zombies. The film is based on a book by ethnobotanist Wade Davis.

He studied the case of a man named Clairvius Narcisse, who allegedly rose from the grave and returned home almost two decades later. Voodoo practitioners claim that everything was the work of black magic.

Have you watched all of them?

Visit The 5 Sets Of Your Favorite Horror Movies Next Summer

The environment in which a movie takes place, can actually become a place we would never forget for the feelings it makes us get, especially if it is a horror movie.  So here are 5 locations that were immortalized in horror films and that have become destinations desired by lovers of the genre.

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

It is the first appearance on the big screen of the character Freddy Krueger, a spirit who scares  his victims by entering their dreams.

The house where the main story takes place – and which reappears in some other later films – is not located on Elm Street, but on North Genesee Avenue, in Los Angeles, California. The residence is not open to the public, but visitors can have their picture taken on the facade.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

It is one of the films that popularized the ‘recovered footage’ format, that is, fictional stories narrated through clips that pretend to simulate a home documentary. It tells the story of three film students who get lost in a forest inhabited by a witch.

The place exists and can be visited. This is Seneca Creek Park, in the state of Maryland, United States. This is a space of more than 25,000 square meters in which there are trails enabled for walking and cycling.

Friday the 13th (1980)

It tells the experienced of a group of young people who decided to spend their vacations at Crystal Lake where, months before, a young man lost his life. This first film gave rise to one of the most important franchises of the genre.

It was recorded at the NoBeBoSco camp, in New Jersey, United States, which opened in 1927 and continues to operate today. It attracts travelers interested in resting, but also to get to know the set of their nightmares.

The Fog (1980)

This classic from the 80s tells the story of a sinister fog that brings misery to a small town in California, USA. Unlike other movies, the lighthouse is, indeed, in the state in which the story takes place.

Specifically, it is known as the Point Reyes Lighthouse. It is also recognized for having been built in 1870. Those interested in the history of the place or fans of the film can visit it after walking along a 380-step path, which adds more suspense to the experience.

Night of the living dead (1968)

It is one of the best known zombie movies and one of the first which popularized this subgenre of horror and suspense. Its fictional story takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it was shot.

But some of the most terrifying scenes, such as the one in which the two main brothers go to visit their mother’s body, were recorded in the Evans City cemetery, a small town that is visited mainly to see the tombstones.

Will you visit them sometime in the future?

This Cemetery In Mississippi Has Some Of The Most Unusual Headstones

In the city of Natchez, in Adams County, Mississippi, is home to some unusual headstones like the grave of Florence Irene Ford which has one of the most moving stories.

Florence passed away of yellow fever at the age of ten (1861-1871). During her life, she was terrified whenever there were electrical storms and needed comfort from her mother in each storm.

So when she passed away, her mother, devastated by the loss, had a special coffin built for Florence that had a glass window so her body could be seen.

In addition, the girl’s grave has a series of concrete steps that lead down to her coffin, with a glass window under the ground. Every time there is a thunderstorm, Florence’s mother would go to the cemetery, walk down the steps, and sit there, comforting her daughter’s soul.

For years, the grave hasn’t changed much. It has the same epitaph on the grave: “A daughter so bright and affectionate as God blessed her with his image.” After Florence’s mother passed away, the glass that covered the little girl’s coffin was covered with cement to prevent vandalism in the 1950s.

However, to this day, visitors can still descend the steps to Florence’s tomb.

Beyond Florence Ford’s grave, the Natchez Cemetery has several curiosities: one of the tombstones is called the “Rotating Angel”, which is a statue of an angel carved in such a way as to form an optical illusion. When approaching the statue from the correct angle, the angel appears to turn towards the visitor.

There is also a large three-tiered tombstone which has a rocking chair inside, as that was the wish of Rufus E. Case, whose remains are there next to the chair that accompanied his last years.

What do you think of this touching story?

 

5 Scariest Japanese Horror Movies To Never Watch Alone

J-horror (aka Japanese horror movies) is one of the best in the genre as it has left us with some of the darkest stories of all time. The stories often combine legends of old folklore with hints of mystery, and always has a psychological element that makes the stories have an element of realism that makes it more tense, believable and effective to scare you.

So here we leave you with some of the scariest Japanese horror movies if you really want to get the scares, these are for you.

Audition (1999)

Takasi Miike’s brutal film appears to be, at first, a romantic tale in which a lonely widower searches for a new partner, but that couldn’t be further from the terrifying reality. After auditioning to find a new wife, he discovers that the woman he chose is not who she claims to be, creating one of the most awkward movies ever.

Kairo (2001)

A ghost story taken to the digital age of the 90s. The story revolves around two groups of students addicted to computers who want to discover evidence about whether there are supernatural beings trying to enter the human world through through the internet.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Directed by Shin’ya Tsukamoto, the story is about a businessman who accidentally takes the life of The Metal Fetishist and who takes revenge by turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh, bone and rusty metal. What follows is sadism, a lot of blood and violent images.

Dark Water (2002)

It tells the story of a divorced woman who moves with her young daughter to an apartment with a suspicious damp stain on the ceiling … get ready to find out what’s behind it. This is a very realistic ghost story and you can’t help but feel tense from the first moment the woman and her daughter walk into that unsettling department.

Ringu (1998)

You probably already know the version with Naomi Watts, but the original version of Hideo Nakata is much better. It was one of the first J horror movies to get recognition around the world.

The film follows a reporter and her ex-husband who investigate the case of a cursed videotape that, according to urban legend, takes the life of the viewer seven days after viewing. Ringu has one of the most haunting endings in the genre.

Which one are you watching this weekend?

Emma Roberts To Produce “First Kill” Horror Series At Netflix

First Kill, is based on the short story written by Victoria “V.E.” Schwab that was published in the Imprint story collection “Vampire Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite” back in September. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of one-hour long each.

It seems Emma Roberts wants to continue being part of the horror genre, having starred in several seasons of the anthology series American Horror Story and who has also participated in Scream 4 or Scream Queens.

But now Roberts will be the executive producer of the series for young audiences. It tells the story of Juliette, a vampire and the vampire slayer, Calliope. Schwab herself created the series, has co-written it, and will serve as executive producer too and who signed Roberts.

According to Variety reports, Felicia D. Henderson has been cast as showrunner, while Roberts and Karah Preiss will serve as executive producers under Belletrist Productions; a company that fought to seize the rights to First Kill in a fight against nearly two dozen other groups also seeking to gain this story, as indicated by a source close to the matter.

“When it’s time for teenage vampire Juliette to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, she sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for.”

Schab reached to instagram to share the news as she wrote: “A year ago, @belletrist and @netflix won my queer teen vampire series, beating out a dozen other producer/studio teams, and I have spent the last year working with my amazing team to bring it to life, writing and revising the pilot and series plan. Earlier this summer, Netflix gave us the official series order, meaning the first 8 episodes!!!! Now we have our fearless showrunner, @followfeliciad, and an incredible writers room, and it’s really happening. My girls are coming to the screen.”

What do you think about this news?

 

5 Psychological Thrillers Ranked As The Best Of The Genre

The adrenaline rush of psychological thrillers can be addictive. If you are already a fan of the genre, you may have seen some of these films and if not, here is a list with the best ranked movies of this genre.

Psychosis (1960)

A classic of classics. Years can pass by but Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece continues to give new generations goosebumps in the same way it did the first time the world heard Janet Leigh cry in the shower. If you want to be scared for real, let Mr. Hitchcock do it himself with a little help from Anthony Perkins.

Gone Girl (2014)

The adaptation of the book of the same name under the direction of David Fincher didn’t disappoint at all. Expectations for this film were really high before its premiere and it was even better than expected. No matter how many times you watch it, you get carried away by this story with one of the most unexpected twists in the history of cinema.

Shutter Island (2010)

In this thriller Martin Scorsese made it very clear that he is not only good at gangster movies. The director joined forces with Leonardo DiCaprio to tell a story of crime, madness and love. With an all-star cast also composed of Mark Ruffalo and Michelle Williams, the film focuses on the investigation of the mysterious escape of a woman who was admitted to a fortress-like asylum located on a remote, windswept island. It’s one of those movies where a lot of what you see isn’t really what you think it is.

Changeling (2008)

Angelina Jolie stars in this psychological thriller directed by Clint Eastwood, in which a desperate mother gives life in 1928 whose son disappears. When the polices say they have found him. Her son goes back but she assures that he is not the same child that it’s not hers but nobody believes her.

1922 (2017)

This suspense thriller follows the story of Wilfred James, played by Thomas Jane, a farmer who confesses to taking his wife’s life in 1922 with the help of their teenage son. Needless to say,  they committed a crime that will bring terrible consequences.

What do you think about these movies?

5 Of The Most Mysterious And Unsettling Triangles In The World

From the Bermuda Triangle to the Bennington Triangle, these are five areas on Earth where magnetic activity, frequent seismic movements or strange phenomena occur, giving rise to all kinds of speculation and mystery.

Triangle of Silence

Spain also has a famous triangle with characteristics very similar to the Bermuda Triangle. The vertices go from the island of Es Vedrà, in the southwest of Ibiza, to the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe and a point on the southwest coast of the island of Mallorca. In this area there have been phenomena that cannot be explained as the ships get lost due to failures in the navigation devices.

There are many testimonies of UFO sightings as well as mysterious and strange metallic sounds. An explanation could be the supposed magnetic radiation of this rock that has been compared to the stones of Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt and the statues of Easter Island.

One of the most famous events occurred in 1979 when an airplane traveling from Mallorca to Tenerife was chased allegedly for eight minutes by a UFO while flying over Es Vedrà. The pilot decided to divert his route for safety reasons and make an emergency landing at Valencia airport. This event came as the first case of forced landing due to a UFO in Spanish aeronautics.

Devil’s Sea

It is also known as the Dragon Triangle. In the Pacific Ocean, near the coast of Japan, is another of the most mysterious places on Earth, an area where aircrafts and ships have disappeared under strange circumstances. The area of great seismic activity, goes from the west of Japan, to the north of Tokyo and a part of the Pacific forming a perfect triangle.

For years the area have been described as extremely dangerous because there have been multiple disappearances and very strange events. Perhaps the high magnetic activity in the area is one of the explanations, but the truth is that there are numerous testimonies and documented facts about the disappearance of ships and crew.

In fact, the Japanese government funded a research vessel in 1955 to study the Devil’s Sea. But the ship also disappeared with all the scientists on the expedition, prompting the Japanese government to label the area “officially” dangerous.

The Bridgewater Triangle

The next triangle is located around the cities of Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown. In the center is the Hockomock Swamp, which in the language of the Wampanoag Indians means “the place where spirits live”.

There are many testimonies that collect paranormal events in the so-called Bridgewater Triangle, ranging from UFO sightings, appearances of fireballs, discoveries of snakes and giant birds, mutilation of cattle and also got international attention for the people who lost their lives by satanic rituals that were performed by Carl Drew.

The Bennington Triangle

Located in southwestern Vermont, this triangle was called Bennington by Joseph A. Citro who compiled in 1992 the disappearances of at least four people between 1945 and 1950 in an area that included Glastenbury mountain and the cities like Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury and Somerset.

The first disappearance occurred on November 12, 1945, when 74-year-old Middie Rivers disappeared while hunting. Rivers was an experienced hunter and fisherman and was familiar with the local area. A year later, 18-year-old Paula Jean Welden disappeared without a trace while walking through a busy area.

Three years later, in 1949 James Tedford, a veteran, was the third person to go missing. According to witnesses, Tedford got on the bus and was still on the bus at the last stop before it reached Bennington. Sometime between the last stop and Bennington, Tedford disappeared. His belongings were still in the luggage rack.

The fourth person to disappear was Paul Jephson, an eight-year-old boy. On October 12, 1950, Jephson had accompanied his mother in a truck and while she was feeding the pigs, the little one disappeared.  It remains a mystery what happened to him.

The Bermuda Triangle

It’s not secret that one of the most famous triangles is the Bermuda triangle, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It’s also known as the Devil’s Triangle.

For paranormal enthusiasts, they believe that strange phenomena occur in the Bermuda Triangle that science cannot explain.

However, science ensures that the disappearance of ships, aircrafts and small boats can be explained by the strong currents of the Gulf that lead to unstable weather with waves that can measure 30 meters, all combined with dense maritime traffic.

The science fiction book ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ (1974), by the writer Charles Echseider, turned the alleged disappearances into true myths. Nowadays, several hundred civilian and military ships pass through the region without mishap every day.

Have you heard about these triangles before?

 

People Have Experienced Misfortunes After Stealing These Artifacts

There are some objects that are believed to be haunted or cursed but the worse part is that some of those, have been stolen before and those whom took them away, experienced bad luck and misfortune and really regretting their actions after that.

The Mirror At Myrtles Plantation

It is well known that the Myrtles Plantation in Francisville, Louisiana as one of the world’s most haunted homes. It is said that a slave named Chloe poisoned Sara Woodruff, the lady of the plantation, and her two daughters by feeding them an oleander-laced cake.

It is believed that Woodruff and the two girls are trapped inside the mirror as visitors to the plantation claimed to have seen handprints on it and figures dressed in old-fashioned clothing creeping around inside of it.

The Women from Lemb Statue

It’s a mysterious object carved out of limestone somewhere around the year 3500 BC and discovered in Lemb, Cyrus in 1878. No one knows what the object is exactly but it is believed to have been owned by four different families, all of whom passed away within a few years after receiving it.

The last two surviving sons of the last family decided that it would be best for them to donate the statue to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland but the museum curator who was taking care of the sculpture passed away within a year after that.

The Ballista Balls

In 1989, these Ballista Balls were found alongside what appeared to be the remains of a Ballista, which was a weapon similar to the crossbow but at a larger scale, which fired arrows or stones. Years later, in 1995, someone stole an ammunition of the Roman war artifact but nobody noticed.

In 2015, several rock balls that matched the ones found in the diggings of 1989 appeared in the courtyard of a museum in Israel with a note, which was supposedly written by the thief. In the note, he stated that after stealing the Ballista Balls, he had experienced profound bad luck and he believed them to be cursed, as he had a prosperous business that ended suddenly, his family abandoned him and he almost ended in bankruptcy.

Pompeiian Artifacts

Pompeii was a city in Ancient Rome that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

According to curators, custodians, and other employees in the area, there are constant reports of looting every year and the reason why many believe there’s a cursed is because the Pompeii Archaeological Superintendence receives about 100 packages a year of pieces allegedly stolen from the city. Most are accompanied by explanatory letters about the bad luck suffered by their owners.

The Ring Of Senicianus

It was discovered in 1785 by a farmer plowing the land, a few miles away from Silchester in Hampshire. It is made of 12g gold and bears the Latin inscription “Seniciane vivas in Deum.”

Time later, the ring passed to the hands of British archaeologists. By 1929, a scholar who was making an inventory of the artifacts under his charge, found some curious and sinister details relating the ring with the findings of an archaeological excavation that was carried out in the early 1900s, just 80 miles away from where the ring was found, at a place called Lydney.

At the site, archaeologists found a tablet in which a Roman named Silvianus told Nodens, the Celtic God of healing and hunting, that his ring had been stolen. He knew who had been and asked the god to do justice. The inscribed curse stated: “May he who bears the name of Senicianus not have health until he brings the ring back to the temple of Nodens.”

This Polish Blood-and-Guts Slasher Flick For Gore Fans Is Now On Netflix

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is a new film directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski, written by Kowalski along with Jan Kwieciński and Mirella Zaradkiewicz.

The plot of the film is that every year teens in Poland are sent to a technology free camp, called Adrenaline which is in the middle of a forest. Basically their addiction is technology so the sole purpose for them to go to the camp is to stay away from their phones.

After handing in their cell phones and computers, they are divided into groups. One of these will be made up of Zosia (Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz), Julek (Michael Lupa), Aniela (Wiktoria Gąsiewska), Bartek (Stanislaw Cywka) and Daniel (Sebastian Dela).

Five very different teenagers – from the reserved Zosia to the know-it-all Daniel, passing through the uninhibited Aniela – who will have Iza (Gabriela Muskala) as their guide for their adventure, who will help them forget the internet and social networks while camping. Between other characters there’s a priest (Piotr Cyrwus) and an old man (Miroslaw Zbrojewicz).

The film makes it clear since the beginning that there is a terrible threat inside a house deep into the forest. Kowalski’s skillful use of natural settings, gives the forest in which the events take place a slightly sinister air. Also, the soundtrack of Radzimir Debski takes an important part of the film.

So, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight  uses the forest to ignite chaos, giving the characters space to be separated and experience the incoming violence at different times. The movie enjoys the usual tropes, and most of the events are predictable.

The film is obviously inspired in American films, such as the classic Friday the 13th and its Jason Voorhees. The movie only seeks to entertain the older public and any fan of the horror genre.

Don’t get us wrong, the movie is fine, but there’s not much to get excited about. It’s a horror movie as it is. What we have seen before in any old horror movie and if you’re a gore fan, maybe you’ll like this one, as it is present along the movie in generous doses.

The film remains somewhere between the prudent deaths that characterized the mid-90s slasher that emerged after ‘Scream’ with the greatest savagery of the 80s. The film is a peculiar bet but one that ends up being effective.

Horror is sometimes just that, horror. So if you want to see a slasher that is going to give you what you expect from a production like this but with small distinctions, ‘Nobody sleeps in the woods tonight’ is your movie. It was released on Netflix on October 28, 2020.

Have you watched it yet?