The horror category is very popular because of the thrills, the bad guys, and the bloody atmosphere. The houses are another interesting aspect of these films. There have been many famous ones over the years and many of them can be seen in person!
Below are 10 houses that fans can visit in actuality. They are all common spots in ordinary neighborhoods. However, they have all been made tourist destinations because of their connections to scary flicks.
10 Nancy’s House in A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of horror’s most famous films. It was released in 1984 by Wes Craven. Freddy Krueger was the main character, but Heather Langenkamp played Nancy Thompson.
She lived at 1428 Elm Street in the movie. In real life, you can see this haunted house in Ohio at 1428 North Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
9 Laurie’s House on Halloween
Another classic John Carpenter film is Horror. It was released in 1978. It was set in Haddonfield, Illinois, and focused on Michael Myers, a murderer. This movie was shot in South Pasadena (California) in 21 days. You can find the house of Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) at 1103 Fairview Avenue at Oxley Street.
8 The House In House on Haunted Hill
The Ennis House is located in Los Angeles, California. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built the year after. Because of its block design that was inspired by Mayan temples, it is easily recognizable. It was built using interlocking concrete blocks.
This house’s location, size, and appearance have been featured in many movies and television programs, including Blade Runner and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This house’s exterior has been featured in The House on Haunted Hills since 1959.
7 The House (& Motel), In Psycho
A well-known Alfred Hitchcock movie was released in 1960: Psychology. Fans can see the iconic scenes in the movie at Universal Studios Hollywood. These buildings were built on the backlot in 1959. They have been expanded and moved over the years as it is a popular sight.
A television series called Bates Motel was shown from 2013 to 2017. A replica of the motel was constructed in British Columbia for this purpose, but it was later demolished.
6 The Farmhouse (& Other) in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Fans should visit other locations while they are there. The Gas Station was used as a gas station in the film. It is now a barbecue joint in Bastrop, Texas. Granger, Texas has a mansion that was featured in both the remake and the prequel. The original film’s opening scene features the Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.
5 The House In The House Of The Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables combines a novel, a movie, and a real house. It is also known as the Turner-Ingersoll House. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the novel, which dates back to 1851. Vincent Price starred in the movie, which was released in 1940. The actual location is a 1668 colonial home and museum in Salem Massachusetts.
A facade was constructed at Universal Studios for the film adaptation. Its current address is 4344 Wisteria Lane on the backlot, just outside Colonial Street’s entrance. Although it is painted in a light shade, you can still see the original house, which was the inspiration, complete with seven gables and black paint, in Salem.
4 The House In The Amityville Horror
Stuart Rosenberg’s The Amityville Horror was published in 1979. It was about a couple who lived in a haunted house. The book was based upon Jay Anson’s 1977 book.
This film was inspired by a true story. People can visit the actual house at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York. A private residence in Toms River (New Jersey) was used to film the movie. It was made to look just like this Dutch Colonial house.
3 The House In Poltergeist
Another horror-filled house is the one from Poltergeist. This film was also directed by Tobe Hooper and based on a screen story written by Steven Spielberg. It was released in 1982.
It was located in California’s suburb of Simi Valley, where a house was built on top of a former cemetery. This caused it to be haunted. This house can be found in California at 4267 Roxbury Street, Simi Valley.
2 The House In The Others
The Lime Walk, which is located in Penshurst Place’s gardens, was used as a film location. Palacio de Los Hornillos, which is a Spanish house built in 1840, was also used as a filming location.
1 The House (& Stairs), In The Exorcist
Last but not least, a special spot is available for The exorcist fans to view. This classic movie, from 1973, was directed by William Friedkin. It is based on the 1971 novel of the name. Linda Blair plays the possessed Regan MacNeil in the movie. The MacNeil home can be found at 3600 Prospect Street NW, Georgetown, which is a district in Washington, D.C.
The staircases seen in the movie are well-known and are located east of the house between Prospect Street NW & M Street NW.