1. What better way to start than with the Michael Myers house located in Pasadena, CA. In fact the whole neighborhood was used in the filming! As you stroll through the neighborhood you can visit the original home of Michael Myers,while it was moved from it’s original filming location to a more central location, the house has since undergone a paint job and is the home to business’ which is a nice treat if you are looking to snap a few shots!
2. The beautiful woods of Oregon is home to the Timberline Lodge, or as many of you know as the Overlook Hotel from Stephen King’s The Shining.Stop by for a stay in this luxurious lodge weather it’s to enjoy some skiing or just a get away, and don’t worry, the lodge is ghost free!
3. You may recognize this one right away! John Marshall High School, located in Los Feliz in sunny southern California has been the home of many many films in it’s time, from Pretty in Pink to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it’s most well known title is Nightmare on Elm Street, where students were left fearing sleep in fears Freddy was coming for them!
4. While on the subject of Nightmare on Elm Street, the very house still stands here in Los Angeles and still very much looks the same! Located at 1428 Genessee Avenue, West Hollywood, it’s sure to make your Halloween! Please do not disturb residence or trespass, this is a private residence.
5. Camp Crystal Lake, or Camp-No-Be-Bo-Sco, a boy scout camp located in New Jersey, is unfortunately not open to the public, however, on Friday the 13th, the camp does offer several lucky fans the opportunity to tour Camp Crystal Lake and all the shooting locations! The next tour is on November 13th, 2015, check out the details here!
6. I would like… if I may, take you on a strange journey to the Oakley Court Hotel located in the UK, this beautiful castle has set the stage for many films in horror including The Brides of Dracula, The Plague of Zombies, And Now the Screaming Starts but also to the infamous cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show where the castle was the home to Dr. Frankenfurter played by Tim Curry.
7. In Kingsland, Texas and looking for a bite to eat? Look no further than Grand Central Cafe, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre house. In 1998 the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre house was broken up into 6 pieces and brought 90 minutes away to Kingsland, TX where it then was converted into a restaurant, they even at one point had a dummy leather face peering down at the top of the stairs!
8. Located at 2215 S. Harvard Blvd. in Los Angeles, California, this creepy looking home set the scene for Wes Craven’s People Under the Stairs. The house was constructed in 1905 and in 1991 became a historical-cultural monument.
9. This Simi Valley, CA private residence was the spot of sheer horror in Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist. While this is a great hot spot to his, this is a private residence, please do not disturb residence and do not trespass.
10. This former Japanese Union Church, now Union Arts Center (located at 120 N. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles ) was the filming location of John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. The Union Center recently made horror headlines for it’s screening of the 1987 horror classic.
11. Feeling a bit crazy? Royce Hall at UCLA was used as Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital in what many consider the best of the elm street films, Dream Warriors. Royce Hall now houses theatrical and musical events for UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, rather than surviving victims of Freddy.
12. North East of Los Angeles out in Lancaster, CA is the Kahiki Palms Motel located at 42848 150th St. E. Lancaster, Ca. 93535. This location was in Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects where our on the run trio hold up after kidnapping (and later killing) 4 travelers.
13. Any 90’s horror fan should know this one! Located at 3871 Tomales Petaluma Rd. Tomales, Ca. 94952 this home supplied the bloody final slaughter of the 1996 slasher film Scream. Please do not disturb the residence or trespass, this is a private residence.
14. Right outside of Stephen King Territory, the infamous Bangor, Maine, lies the home in a 2 year old boy terrorized and murders his family after his father decides to bury him in an Indian burial ground. 303 Point Road in Hancock still remains the same and even still has a Children at Play sign out front, this is a private residence so we please ask that you do not disturb the residence or trespass. But while your in the area be sure to check out Mount Hope Cemetery another location used in filming where Stephen King himself presides over a funeral.
15. Aside from being a tourist spot for incredible views this lighthouse was also the main shooting location for John Carpenter’s The Fog with Adrienne Barbeau including her infamous roof scene when fighting off the undead.
16. Immortalized on the theatrical poster for Child’s Play, Brewster Apartments, formerly Lincoln Park Palace in Chicago was used for the exterior shots in Tom Holland’s classic as well as the elevator shaft which is still in function inside.
17. Off the beaten path lies the small town of Loleta, California home of the Silver Shamrock Factory used in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, the actual factory used is a location milk factory in the 783 population town.
18. Evans City Cemetery in Evans City PA rest the infamous head stone from one of the most famous shots in horror recreated by horror fan’s everywhere, the film location of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead which launched zombie’s into what they are today. At this same location you can find the mausoleum as well.
19. Another iconic horror location this time in Georgetown, Washington, DC, the Exorcist house has since been closed off to the public by the residence (we ask that you please do not disturb the residence or trespass) however you can still enjoy the stairs in which the father takes a fall down along side the house leading to M street.