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?