Though the spooky gatherings are looking a little different this year, there’s no shortage of creepy activities you can explore for fun or purely nostalgic reasons. So whether you’re looking for something in a town near you, or need a reason to jump in the car for a much needed road trip––grab a pumpkin latte and join us on this online tour of twenty frightening film locations where you can snap a selfie that’s (pretty) safe for the whole family!
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara…” Zombie fans can snap flesh-eating-selfies at Evans City Cemetery in PA where George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead started. Be sure to give yourself ample time to peruse some of the location’s historical headstones and beautiful chapel while you’re there too!
Want to see where the Halloween franchise all started? South Pasadena played Haddonfield, IL in the movie, but the original Michael Myers house now sits next to the SugarMynt Gallery that’s available for photo opps. Don’t be surprised if you see a famous masked serial killer look-a-like posing for pics from time to time.
While taking in the sights of Georgetown, or strolling along the Potomac River, be sure to add a stop to The Exorcist Stairs for one Washington, DC’s creepiest filming locations. Located near the corner of Prospect St + 36th St, see the place where Father Karras fell to his death in order to save a little girl’s soul in the 1973 film that shocked the world when it was released.
Eggs Benedict, chicken fried steak, and the house where Leatherface terrorized some travelers in the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre film. Grand Central Cafe in Kingsland, TX not only boasts some delicious food, but features one of the creepiest roadside attractions in the country too!
“Here’s Johnny!” For fans of The Shining, Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, OR was used for the exterior shots in the Stanley Kubrick adaptation of this Stephen King classic. Though the outdoor garden maze is smaller than the one shown in the film, it’s still a great way to get up close and personal with one of the most iconic horror movies of all-time. Also, a perfect opportunity for a stayover or a day-trip the next time you’re in the Portland area!
And that’s just scratching the surface! Check out these and the rest of our list via the special Yelp Collection that you can save and reference for later. Here’s to wishing you the most terrifying of travels!