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Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween II,” which was filmed at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills.
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LA’s ultimate horror movie filming locations map

The buildings and houses that were made famous in TV and movies, from “Halloween” to “The Craft”

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Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween II,” which was filmed at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center in North Hills.
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There are a lots of “actually” haunted places in Los Angeles, and then there are the places that are just haunted by pop culture.

For October, here’s our map of houses and other buildings made famous by horror movies and TV shows, from the terrorized high school in A Nightmare on Elm Street to the hospital roamed by Michael Myers in Halloween II to the historic Victorian in Christine. Seek them out at your own peril.

For some real life spooks, check out our map of LA’s haunted attractions.

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1. ‘Poltergeist’

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4267 Roxbury St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

The terrifyingly haunted house on an Indian burial ground in Poltergeist is actually (appropriately?) in Simi Valley.

2. ‘The Craft’

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10625 Plainview Ave
Tujunga, CA 91042

The picturesque Verdugo Hills High School tucked away in the North Valley has been a popular filming location for decades, but its use in 1996’s The Craft represents one of its most notable on-screen appearances. In real life, it’s not a private Catholic institution but part of the LAUSD public school system.

Verdugo Hills High School.
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3. ‘Halloween II’

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16111 Plummer St
North Hills, CA 91343

Now known as the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, this Valley hospital’s exteriors stood in for Haddonfield Memorial in Halloween II, in which the unstoppable Michael Myers tracks down a bad wig-wearing Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).

4. ‘Poltergeist II’ house

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1589 Homewood Dr
Altadena, CA 91001

After their Orange County tract home (actually in Simi Valley) literally imploded in the original Poltergeist, the Freelings relocated to this cozy Craftsman-style house “in Phoenix” for the sequel. Of course, the spooks didn't have to travel quite that far to re-terrorize Carol Anne, as the home is actually located in suburban Altadena.

5. ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’

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51 N Baldwin Ave
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Fans of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers can step into the fictional town of Santa Mira by taking a stroll along Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court, which becomes Grand Central for alien intruders in the 1956 classic. The cozy downtown’s “Everytown, America” feel offers a fitting backdrop for whatever Eisenhower-era metaphor you choose to ascribe to the film.

Downtown Sierra Madre.
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6. ‘Christine’

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240 W Hillcrest Blvd
Monrovia, CA 91016

In the classic murderous car movie Christine, Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh lives in one of the oldest surviving Victorian homes in Monrovia, built in 1887.

Leigh’s house in Christine.
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7. ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’

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1801 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

This private home in rural Topanga Canyon was made famous by Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, the dishonestly-titled slasher sequel that saw Jason Voorhees stalking a new crop of teenagers (including a spasmodically-dancing Crispin Glover) at Camp Crystal Lake. Its remote location lent itself well to a number of subsequent horror films, including Pumpkinhead, Ed Gein, and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

8. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

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2607 Glendower Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House has appeared in many, many productions, including the 1959 B-movie House on Haunted Hill and the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Spike, Dru, and Angel’s house).

Ennis House.
Jenna Chandler

9. 'Halloween' Strode house

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1115 Oxley St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

You don’t see much of it in the movie, but this is where Laurie Strode lives in Halloween.

Strode house.
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10. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ / ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

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3939 Tracy St
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 671-1400
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jhas appeared in many, many films, but notably played “the school” in both A Nightmare on Elm Street and the original film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

John Marshall High School.
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11. ‘Halloween’ Wallace house

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1537 N Orange Grove Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Laurie’s BFF Annie is babysitting at the Wallace’s house when she’s murdered; afterward, Michael Myers hangs out and peers creepily out the windows. The home has been altered dramatically since the movie was filmed.

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12. ‘Halloween’ Doyle house

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1530 N Orange Grove Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Laurie Strode is stalked through the Doyle’s house on North Orange Grove, which is actually across the street from the Wallace’s house, where her friend Annie was babysitting (until her murder).

Doyle House.
Daniel Hartigan

13. ‘Scream 2’

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4473 Sunset Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

While the exterior and lobby of Scream 2’s opening scene were filmed at South Pasadena’s now-shuttered Rialto Theatre, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Maureen Evans met her untimely end inside the Vista’s expansive Egyptian-themed auditorium. In a nod to this history, the theater hosted a revival screening of the first Scream in 2016.

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14. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Thompson house

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1428 N Genesee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

The nightmare was on North Genesee is located on a tree-lined street in Hollywood, and a recent owner admits she used to be freaked out by the basement (for good reason!). She told Zillow she did a gut reno and then, property records show, sold the place in 2013 for $2.1 million.

15. ‘Scream 3’/‘Halloween H20’

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1923 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Silver Lake’s Canfield-Moreno Estate, aka The Paramour Mansion, aka The Crestmont, is big in horror sequels that were made too late—it played the Stab 3 movie producer’s house in Scream 3 and Hillcrest Academy High School in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. Now, you can rent it for your wedding.

16. ‘The Ring’

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413 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Katie (aka Amber Tamblyn) lived and died in this 1924 Hancock Park house in The Ring.

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17. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ boiler room

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421 N Ave 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031

The dark, steamy boiler room where the maniacal Freddy Krueger would take his youthful victims was shot in the old Lincoln Heights Jail, another Los Angeles city landmark. Plans to redevelop the jail are in the works.

Lincoln Heights Jail.
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18. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors’

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10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The psychiatric institution where Freddy Krueger stalks his sleep-deprived teenage victims in Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors is actually Royce Hall, one of UCLA’s four original buildings. The red-brick structure’s Romanesque Revival architecture—modeled after the Sant’Ambrogio Church in Milan—offers an appropriately foreboding backdrop for what many consider the greatest of the Elm Street sequels.

UCLA Royce Hall.
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19. ‘Thriller’

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1345 Carroll Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

This Victorian used for exteriors in the John Landis-directed music video for Michael Jackson “Thriller” has made its historic Angelino Heights neighborhood very popular on Halloween.

‘Thriller’ house.
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20. ‘Prince of Darkness’ church

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120 Judge John Aiso St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

John Carpenter’s 1987 cult classic was filmed at the former Japanese Union Church in Little Tokyo, whose Colonial architecture now houses the Union Center for the Arts and hosts performances by Asian-American theater company East West Players. In 2015, the film—whose action centers around a cylinder of Satanic green liquid—screened there over two nights to a packed house.

21. ‘American Horror Story’

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1120 Westchester Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90019

This Country Club Park house designed by Alfred Rosenheim around 1908 was home to some seriously creepy shit in the first season of American Horror Story. In real life, it’s a work of art, with stained glass windows, a set of Tiffany glass doors, and six Batchelder tile fireplaces.

‘American Horror Story’ house.
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22. ‘Ghostbusters’

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506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Ghostbusters caught their very first ghost (Slimer) in the ballroom at the Sedgewick Hotel, a.k.a. the Millennium Biltmore Downtown. The hotel’s stairway also played the stairway in the insane Shandor building.

Millennium Biltmore.
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23. Linda Vista Community Hospital

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610 S St Louis St
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Before the Linda Vista Community Hospital, built in 1905, was turned into housing for seniors, it was featured in loads of horror films and shows. Very few are worth mentioning, but they include Dexter, The Cell, Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, and Insidious: Chapter 2.

24. ‘The People Under the Stairs’

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2215 S Harvard Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

The Thomas W. Phillips Residence is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and it played the funeral home in Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs.

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25. ‘Drag Me to Hell’

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10 Chester Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The hodgepodge, vaguely Gothic architecture of the historic Doheny Mansion (part of Mount Saint Mary’s Downtown campus) gives it an eerie look that’s perfect for a horror movie. In Sam Raimi’s wicked 2009 spookfest Drag Me to Hell, it hosted the dual seances that unleash the demonic Lamia.

Doheny Mansion.
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26. ‘Night of the Creeps’ sorority house

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716 W 28th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

The action of Fred Dekker’s cult 1986 sci-fi/zombie movie is centered around the Kappa Delta sorority house, which, in real life, most recently housed the fraternity FIJI, until it was suspended from campus.

‘Night of the Creeps’ sorority house.
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27. ‘The Entity’ house

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523 Sheldon St
El Segundo, CA 90245

This unassuming El Segundo home played host to an extraordinary battle with the supernatural in the terrifying 1983 shocker, which was inspired by a real-life case of alleged paranormal activity in Culver City. The house of the real-life incident is located about seven miles north.

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28. ‘Mulholland Drive’

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1016 W El Segundo Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

Some would argue Mulholland Drive isn’t a horror movie, but the infamous scene at Winkie’s Diner qualifies as a terrifying short film all on its own. In reality, the Sunset Boulevard greasy spoon—actually called Caesar's—is located far from Hollywood in the South Bay city of Gardena.

29. ‘Carrie’

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710 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Most of the high school scenes for the original Carrie (e.g., Carrie covered in pig’s blood) were shot at the former campus of Hermosa Beach’s Pier Avenue Junior High. Today, it’s a community center.

The back of Hermosa Beach’s community center.
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1. ‘Poltergeist’

4267 Roxbury St, Simi Valley, CA 93063

The terrifyingly haunted house on an Indian burial ground in Poltergeist is actually (appropriately?) in Simi Valley.

4267 Roxbury St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

2. ‘The Craft’

10625 Plainview Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042
Verdugo Hills High School.
Via Google Maps

The picturesque Verdugo Hills High School tucked away in the North Valley has been a popular filming location for decades, but its use in 1996’s The Craft represents one of its most notable on-screen appearances. In real life, it’s not a private Catholic institution but part of the LAUSD public school system.

10625 Plainview Ave
Tujunga, CA 91042

3. ‘Halloween II’

16111 Plummer St, North Hills, CA 91343

Now known as the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, this Valley hospital’s exteriors stood in for Haddonfield Memorial in Halloween II, in which the unstoppable Michael Myers tracks down a bad wig-wearing Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis).

16111 Plummer St
North Hills, CA 91343

4. ‘Poltergeist II’ house

1589 Homewood Dr, Altadena, CA 91001

After their Orange County tract home (actually in Simi Valley) literally imploded in the original Poltergeist, the Freelings relocated to this cozy Craftsman-style house “in Phoenix” for the sequel. Of course, the spooks didn't have to travel quite that far to re-terrorize Carol Anne, as the home is actually located in suburban Altadena.

1589 Homewood Dr
Altadena, CA 91001

5. ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’

51 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Downtown Sierra Madre.
Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Fans of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers can step into the fictional town of Santa Mira by taking a stroll along Sierra Madre’s Kersting Court, which becomes Grand Central for alien intruders in the 1956 classic. The cozy downtown’s “Everytown, America” feel offers a fitting backdrop for whatever Eisenhower-era metaphor you choose to ascribe to the film.

51 N Baldwin Ave
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

6. ‘Christine’

240 W Hillcrest Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016
Leigh’s house in Christine.
Via Google Maps

In the classic murderous car movie Christine, Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh lives in one of the oldest surviving Victorian homes in Monrovia, built in 1887.

240 W Hillcrest Blvd
Monrovia, CA 91016

7. ‘Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter’

1801 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290

This private home in rural Topanga Canyon was made famous by Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, the dishonestly-titled slasher sequel that saw Jason Voorhees stalking a new crop of teenagers (including a spasmodically-dancing Crispin Glover) at Camp Crystal Lake. Its remote location lent itself well to a number of subsequent horror films, including Pumpkinhead, Ed Gein, and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood.

1801 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

8. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

2607 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ennis House.
Jenna Chandler

Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House has appeared in many, many productions, including the 1959 B-movie House on Haunted Hill and the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Spike, Dru, and Angel’s house).

2607 Glendower Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. 'Halloween' Strode house

1115 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Strode house.
Tony Hoffarth (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

You don’t see much of it in the movie, but this is where Laurie Strode lives in Halloween.

1115 Oxley St
South Pasadena, CA 91030

10. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ / ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027
John Marshall High School.
Liz Kuball

jhas appeared in many, many films, but notably played “the school” in both A Nightmare on Elm Street and the original film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

3939 Tracy St
Los Angeles, CA 90027

11. ‘Halloween’ Wallace house

1537 N Orange Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Wallace house.
Shutterstock

Laurie’s BFF Annie is babysitting at the Wallace’s house when she’s murdered; afterward, Michael Myers hangs out and peers creepily out the windows. The home has been altered dramatically since the movie was filmed.

1537 N Orange Grove Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

12. ‘Halloween’ Doyle house

1530 N Orange Grove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Doyle House.
Daniel Hartigan

Laurie Strode is stalked through the Doyle’s house on North Orange Grove, which is actually across the street from the Wallace’s house, where her friend Annie was babysitting (until her murder).

1530 N Orange Grove Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

13. ‘Scream 2’

4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Vista Theatre.
Shutterstock

While the exterior and lobby of Scream 2’s opening scene were filmed at South Pasadena’s now-shuttered Rialto Theatre, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Maureen Evans met her untimely end inside the Vista’s expansive Egyptian-themed auditorium. In a nod to this history, the theater hosted a revival screening of the first Scream in 2016.

4473 Sunset Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

14. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Thompson house

1428 N Genesee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The nightmare was on North Genesee is located on a tree-lined street in Hollywood, and a recent owner admits she used to be freaked out by the basement (for good reason!). She told Zillow she did a gut reno and then, property records show, sold the place in 2013 for $2.1 million.

1428 N Genesee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

15. ‘Scream 3’/‘Halloween H20’

1923 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Silver Lake’s Canfield-Moreno Estate, aka The Paramour Mansion, aka The Crestmont, is big in horror sequels that were made too late—it played the Stab 3 movie producer’s house in Scream 3 and Hillcrest Academy High School in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. Now, you can rent it for your wedding.

1923 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90039

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16. ‘The Ring’

413 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004
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Katie (aka Amber Tamblyn) lived and died in this 1924 Hancock Park house in The Ring.

413 N McCadden Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90004

17. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ boiler room

421 N Ave 19, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Lincoln Heights Jail.
Danielle Directo-Meston (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The dark, steamy boiler room where the maniacal Freddy Krueger would take his youthful victims was shot in the old Lincoln Heights Jail, another Los Angeles city landmark. Plans to redevelop the jail are in the works.

421 N Ave 19
Los Angeles, CA 90031

18. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors’

10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095
UCLA Royce Hall.
Shutterstock

The psychiatric institution where Freddy Krueger stalks his sleep-deprived teenage victims in Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors is actually Royce Hall, one of UCLA’s four original buildings. The red-brick structure’s Romanesque Revival architecture—modeled after the Sant’Ambrogio Church in Milan—offers an appropriately foreboding backdrop for what many consider the greatest of the Elm Street sequels.

10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095

19. ‘Thriller’

1345 Carroll Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
‘Thriller’ house.
Ryan Quick (CC BY 2.0)

This Victorian used for exteriors in the John Landis-directed music video for Michael Jackson “Thriller” has made its historic Angelino Heights neighborhood very popular on Halloween.

1345 Carroll Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

20. ‘Prince of Darkness’ church

120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

John Carpenter’s 1987 cult classic was filmed at the former Japanese Union Church in Little Tokyo, whose Colonial architecture now houses the Union Center for the Arts and hosts performances by Asian-American theater company East West Players. In 2015, the film—whose action centers around a cylinder of Satanic green liquid—screened there over two nights to a packed house.

120 Judge John Aiso St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

21. ‘American Horror Story’

1120 Westchester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90019
‘American Horror Story’ house.
Loren Javier (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This Country Club Park house designed by Alfred Rosenheim around 1908 was home to some seriously creepy shit in the first season of American Horror Story. In real life, it’s a work of art, with stained glass windows, a set of Tiffany glass doors, and six Batchelder tile fireplaces.

1120 Westchester Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90019

22. ‘Ghostbusters’

506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Millennium Biltmore.
Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin

The Ghostbusters caught their very first ghost (Slimer) in the ballroom at the Sedgewick Hotel, a.k.a. the Millennium Biltmore Downtown. The hotel’s stairway also played the stairway in the insane Shandor building.

506 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

23. Linda Vista Community Hospital

610 S St Louis St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Before the Linda Vista Community Hospital, built in 1905, was turned into housing for seniors, it was featured in loads of horror films and shows. Very few are worth mentioning, but they include Dexter, The Cell, Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, and Insidious: Chapter 2.

610 S St Louis St
Los Angeles, CA 90023

24. ‘The People Under the Stairs’

2215 S Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Wikimedia Commons

The Thomas W. Phillips Residence is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and it played the funeral home in Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs.

2215 S Harvard Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

25. ‘Drag Me to Hell’

10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Doheny Mansion.
Shutterstock

The hodgepodge, vaguely Gothic architecture of the historic Doheny Mansion (part of Mount Saint Mary’s Downtown campus) gives it an eerie look that’s perfect for a horror movie. In Sam Raimi’s wicked 2009 spookfest Drag Me to Hell, it hosted the dual seances that unleash the demonic Lamia.

10 Chester Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90007

26. ‘Night of the Creeps’ sorority house

716 W 28th St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
‘Night of the Creeps’ sorority house.
Via Google Maps

The action of Fred Dekker’s cult 1986 sci-fi/zombie movie is centered around the Kappa Delta sorority house, which, in real life, most recently housed the fraternity FIJI, until it was suspended from campus.

716 W 28th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

27. ‘The Entity’ house

523 Sheldon St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Via Google Maps

This unassuming El Segundo home played host to an extraordinary battle with the supernatural in the terrifying 1983 shocker, which was inspired by a real-life case of alleged paranormal activity in Culver City. The house of the real-life incident is located about seven miles north.

523 Sheldon St
El Segundo, CA 90245

28. ‘Mulholland Drive’

1016 W El Segundo Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

Some would argue Mulholland Drive isn’t a horror movie, but the infamous scene at Winkie’s Diner qualifies as a terrifying short film all on its own. In reality, the Sunset Boulevard greasy spoon—actually called Caesar's—is located far from Hollywood in the South Bay city of Gardena.

1016 W El Segundo Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

29. ‘Carrie’

710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254