The Scare Guy Show! Horror Film Locales You Can Visit, PLUS, Is TV Horror Dead or Still Killing It?

For the adventurous traveler and horror fan, there are quite a few filming locations from our favorite horror films that can be visited–from sea to bloody sea! From Freddy’s stomping grounds, to Haddonfield, to perhaps the most famous haunted house in American history, these are places that every true horror fan will want to see.



  • Nightmare on Elm Street House. Nancy’s house from the famous knife-fingered child killer is at 1428 N Genesee Ave, Los Angeles.
  • Across the street from Nancy’s house: It’s the house where Johnny Depp’s character is killed.
  • The Nightmare on Elm Street school is John Marshall High School, 3939 Tracy Street in Silverlake, CA (Los Angeles).
  • Freddy’s Boiler Room: Inside the old Lincoln Heights Jail, 421 North Avenue 19, Lincoln Heights, near downtown Los Angeles,
  • Michael Myers House (and multiple locations) from HALLOWEEN: South Pasadena and Hollywood: The Strode House, Myers House, the famous hedges,  the schoolyard–it’s all here! Check out our video tour of Haddonfield here.
  • Timberline Lodge, The Shining: 27500 E Timberline Rd, Government Camp, Oregon (though Steven King’s inspiration is The Stanley hotel in Colorado)
  • The Fog: Point Reyes Lighthouse located in Inverness, California
  • Psycho House: Universal Studios backlot tour
  • The Exorcist Stairs:The M-Street Stairs, corner of Prospect St. NW & 36th NW in Georgetown, Washington DC
  • Carrie: The external shots of the famous Gym scene were filmed at what is now the Hermosa Beach Community Center in Hermosa, Beach CA.
  • Texas Chainsaw gas station: 1073 Tx-304, Bastrop, TX. Now converted into a horror-themed BBQ with cabins in the back. Genius!
  • Texas Chainsaw: Sawyer House is a restaurant called Grand Central Café in Kingsland, TX.
  • Rosemary’s Baby: The exterior of the Dakota Apartments in New York City were filmed to represent THE BRAMFORD building, which is where Rosemary and all the crazy devil-worshipping neighbors live. Eerily, this is also the site where John Lennon was shot.
  • Friday the 13thCamp Crystal Lake was filmed at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, a boy scout camp in Hardwick, New Jersey. Private, only had a couple events.
  • Amityville Horror House: The actual haunted house was originally located at 112 Ocean Avenue., but is now at 108 Ocean Ave.
  • Amityville Horror filming location: It was filmed at a private residence in Toms River, New Jersey, which had been converted to look like the actual Amityville hose after authorities in Amityville denied permission for filming on the actual location.
  • Night of the Living Dead: Evan’s City Cemetery near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on Franklin Rd.
  • Poltergeist:The Freeling House is in Simi Valley CA at 4267 Roxbury Street.
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978): Monroeville Mall outside Pittsburg, in Monroeville.
  • Lost Boys: Santa Cruz boardwalk.
  • Murder House from American Horror Story season 1.1120 Westchester Pl, LA



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