If all this time in social isolation has given you anything it’s the additional time needed to enjoy all of your favorite horror movie classics. So, while you’re currently stuck at home inside the devilish darkness that you’ve created, there are still outings in your futures to look forward to. Whether it’s by the summer, fall, winter, or the afterlife, start planning your next getaway with a horror filming location in mind! If you don’t find one below that suits you, have a read through our first list of suggestions in a previous online submission.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Frank N. Furter mansion
Where: Windsor Rd., Water Oakley, Windsor, SL4 5UR, UK
Just because this musical comedy isn’t ripe with colossally frightening moments, doesn’t mean that it lacks the blood, guts, and gore that you look for in a horror film. In fact, its cult following has led many fans down the empty stretch of road to the house that symbolizes a spooky lair of grand oddities. Nevertheless, while the real-life mansion won’t have a transvestite scientist at its gates, you’re able to spend the night at the country-British structure that was transformed into a fully functioning hotel after the film. So, guess it’s safe to say you could have a better time than newlyweds Brad and Janet!
The Fog: Paranormal Lighthouse
Where: Inverness, California, 94937
Those who prefer the 1980’s classic over the version that was released in 2005 will be happy to learn that the lighthouse from the film sits at Point Reyes, with a steep, 308-step walk right down to its doors. The best part about visiting this attraction from the beloved horror feature is that the area is known for being covered in thick fog! So, be sure to visit the location between midnight and one and if eeriness ensues, remember to “get inside and lock your doors. Close your windows. There’s something in the fog.”
Nevertheless, even though this John Carpenter installment is overshadowed by more successful franchises like Halloween, that doesn’t mean there aren’t horror movie collectibles paying homage to its undying existence.
Hannibal: Palazzo Vecchio
Where: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Italy is a country of architectural wonder and if you’re also devoted to the story of an infamous, cannibalistic serial killer, then a stopover in Florence is a bone-chilling must for you! The famous Piazza della Signoria is known for being home to a copy of Michelangelo’s David, but it was also once used as the filming location to a gruesome murder scene from the 2001 flick, Hannibal. Do you remember the spectacle with gastrointestinal organs on display over the railings of a grand balcony? Well, the death of Chief Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi was shot at this monumental location and the best part is that you can bring your horror movie collectibles along to reenact the time-honored performance!
Which of the above filming locations have you added to your bucket list? Drop a comment below if there’s one that you know of that we haven’t covered.