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.
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?