Take a road trip this summer, horror style
You probably remember reading our blog from last August about road tripping to three exciting filming locations from a few of our most beloved horror movies to watch. So, in keeping with the annual theme, here are another three that need to be added to your adventurous, but bloodcurdling itinerary. Horror buffs, rejoice! It’s time to take to the streets to catch a glimpse at the following filming locations.
The Munsters (1964-1966)
With Rob Zombie’s reboot film just around the corner, the replica Munster Manson is about to become a very popular attraction! Since the original home was stripped post-production, local fans in Waxahachie, Texas, took it upon themselves to spend nine years building a Munster Mansion, complete with a floor plan that included so many spooktacular features from the 70 episodes of the show.
Know before you go: Currently, the home allows for private ticketed tours and for fans to attend the monthly murder mystery dinners. However, if you’re in a time crunch this summer, you can still gaze at its spine-chilling charm through the gates.
You won’t find a 24-foot-long robot shark, but the infamous bridge from the first installment of Jaws can be visited by road trippers en route through Edgartown, Massachusetts. Also known as the American Legion Memorial Bridge, this iconic spot along the Atlantic Ocean connects Edgartown to the town of Oak Bluffs, but we all know it from the scene where Roy Scheider ran across the stone quay during the Jaws’ attack. Why not enjoy a day at the beach while keeping your eyes peeled for killer sharks?
Friday the 13th (1980)
It wouldn’t be a summer road trip without a refreshing dip in the lake. However, if the shoreline of that body of water is haunted, it’s a win-win situation for the horror lovers involved. That said, those who plan to galivant around Hardwick, New Jersey should be sure to make their lake pit stop at the original filming location of Friday the 13th! Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco may be the real-life name of a popular scout’s camp, but it also was one of the filming locations of the original Voorhees massacre at Camp Crystal Lake.
Know before you go: Since the camp is still active, you will need to arrange your visit around the few exclusive tours that are offered for film buffs yearly. Check their website to be sure you have the latest details.
Which one of the above filming locations are you most interested in stopping by this summer? Drop a comment below.