ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

I love horror movies so, so much, but sometimes it's not enough. The movie ends and you need more scares! Check out these terrifying horror movie locations to scare even the most hardened of horror hounds...

1. Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

See it on screen: Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Notes: A truly imposing structure, the abandoned asylum in Louisville is one of the freakiest places a horror fan could explore and - after the demolition of Session 9's Danvers State Hospital - one of the only ones left standing.


2. Paris Catacombs

Location: Paris, France

See it on screen: As Above, So Below

Notes: The catacombs have to be seen to be believed. Over 400 miles of tunnels deep underground, with every surface studded with human remains. Rumor has it, the catacombs hold the entrance to the Gates of Hell...


3. Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

Location: Prypiat, Ukraine

See it on screen: The Chernobyl Diaries

Notes: Prypiat is one heck of a ghost town: 50,000 inhabitants left suddenly after the tragic nuclear accident in 1986. Anyone fascinated by urban decay and abandoned cities will find the area endlessly enveloping.


4. The Hill Of Crosses

Location: Šiauliai, Lithuania

See it on screen: The Hill of Crosses

Notes: One tiny hill in northern Lithuania hosts over 100,000 crosses. The shrine has been in place since around the 14th century, and legend tells that one who enters with malign intent shall never leave...


5. The Stanley Hotel

Location: Estes Park, Colorado

See it on screen: The Shining

Notes: Host to one of the greatest horror movies of all time, The Stanley Hotel has the added advantage that you can have a fairly luxurious - and legal! - stay. The staff are friendly...the spirits, maybe not so much...


6. The LaLaurie House

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

See it on screen: American Horror Story: Coven

Notes: Delphine LaLaurie tortured and killed several slaves in the attic of her mansion, and the building is steeped in menace. While you're in the area, you can always nip over to the St. Louis Cemetery, where Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau rocked her magic in the 1800's.


7. Aokigahara Forest

Location: Yamanashi, Japan

See it on screen: Sea of Trees

Notes: Also known as the Suicide Forest because around 100 bodies are removed from the area every year, Aokigahara is a chilling natural space. The popular suicide spot is so thickly wooded in places that many bodies are never found.


8. The Amityville House

Location: Long Island, New York

See it on screen: The Amityville Horror

Notes: At 112 Ocean Avenue, Ronald DeFeo Jnr shot and killed six family members - and this was before any of the famous Amityville horrors started! The house is still standing. Go see it and feel the chills...


9. The Sedlec Ossuary

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

See it on screen: Blood & Chocolate

Notes: It's a Church made entirely from human bones - over 40,000 human bones, to be more specific. That is reason enough to visit anything, I would say. It looks totally normal from the outside, too...


10. Lizzie Borden B&B

Location: Fall River, Massachusetts

See it on screen: Lizzie Borden Took An Ax

Notes: Every kid scared their friends with the poem...why not go for a little horror honeymoon to the place where that famous - and technically, still unsolved - murder happened. Book a room and start reciting, 'Lizzie Borden took an ax...'


How many of these creepy horror holiday spots have you visited?


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