10 Horror Movie Sets to Visit

If you’re a fan of the classic horror movies – like The Shining, The Exorcist, etc. Then this list will be what you need to guide you to the filming locations in these and many other horror movies…

1. The Omen
Bishop’s Park, London
All Saints Fulham, London

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Grand Central Cafe in Kingsland, TX

3. The Shining
Timberline Lodge in Timberline Lodge, OR  (I always thought it was the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO)

4. Vertigo
Fort Point, San Francisco, CA
17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA
Mission San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista, CA

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor, England

6. The Exorcist
3600 Prospect Street in Washington, D.C.
Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University
M Street Stairs in Washington, D.C.

7. The Silence of the Lambs
Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburg, PA

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street
1428 N. Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, CA

9. The Blair Witch Project
Burkittsville, MD
Seneca Creek Park in Gaithersburg, MD

10. Carrie
Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, CA



Legend Tripping


In all honesty, this is a term that I was unfamiliar with until earlier today… and no, it has nothing to do with drugs. A legend trip (or ostension) is a journey made, most usually by a small group of adolescents, to a site of alleged legendary significance. Basically, it’s a journey to a place of legend.

So what constitutes a “place of legend”? This is a location in which some tragic or horrific event (supposedly) occurred where the possibility of a supernatural event or haunting is reputed to occur. The thrill behind the legend being that it places you in a position where you might see or hear something unique, and through visiting that place of legend you become witness to that event and your story is added to the legend. In adolescent circles you might then gain some notoriety among friends… of course, that’s not always the case but it is the idea behind the journey—It’s a rite of passage among adolescents.
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