The Halloween road trip destinations: the 5 most iconic horror film sites for you to visit

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The bear surprised staff at the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King’s ‘The Shining.’

Like that feeling you get when you watch a scary movie — when the goose bumps appear on your arms and send shivers down your spine? You can use all of this and more by visiting the websites of your favorite scary movies.

If you want to see where the Shock is afraid of children, or which Simply found out that there is something wrong with the baby, just follow our guide and take you to the place where the world’s greatest monsters to life.


Despite the fact that it is set in Haddonfield, Illinois, the infamous “Halloween” movie was shot in Pasadena, California, usa. Today, you can pay a visit to some of the most iconic landmarks such as the house, Laurie is Running (Jamie Lee Curtis) to Address the Street, Haddonfield, which is actually South Pasadena High School, and the Michael Myers house, which is located in the Century House, 1000 Mission Street.

“The Shining”

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, inspired Stephen King’s ” The Shining,” but it’s not a hotel, as you’ll see in the film. The hotel is located in Mount Hood, Oregon, and it’s called the Timberline Lodge. The building was to be used for the hotel’s exterior shots in “The Shining.”

If you’re visiting, don’t be surprised if you can’t find it in the labyrinth, or the interior doesn’t look familiar, and they were built in a studio in Hertfordshire, England.

“The Exorcist”

Your head will spin when you visit on of the amazing film locations from “The Exorcist.” The Hatra temple complex in Iraq, where Father Merrin confront the demon, Pazuzu, it is, by far, the furthest a film location, however, the vast majority of the other sites are located in the Washington, D. C. Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel was deconsecrated in the film.

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The Graves can be seen in the film “the Exorcist III.” The stairs that Father Karras falls down, it can be found in the University they want to Prospect Street to M Street.

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, making use of some of the spooky locations in Texas, and today have been two of the locations in the film to life. The horrific gas station, the movie is now a bbq restaurant called The Gas Station. In addition to the great food, the cabins, rentals, and cool memorabilia from the film, including a replica of the movie.

As for the Sawyer house, and it was originally in Round Rock, Texas, but was later dismantled, moved and re-erected in Kingsland, arkansas, and Texas, where it is now a restaurant called Grand Central Café.

“For The Birds”

Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds” in Bodega Bay, Calif., after seeing its treeless hills and mist-shrouded harbor. Visit to Bodega Bay today, and as you can see, the Potter School house and the nearby St. Theresa of Avila Church, both of which are featured in the film. You will be able to recognize that Taylor Street is the place to be, where the children ran out of the building.

A picture of Potter Schoolhouse, which was published in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1963 film “The Birds.”
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Please take the time to enjoy a meal at the Tides Wharf and Restaurant, a swimming pool, and boat dock scenes.

This story was originally published by TravelPulse. Read more of the most iconic horror movie locations that you can visit right here.

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