Keep up with this blog--I'm going to have awesome pictures and video of a trip through the desert to some mining towns--hopefully, I can capture the feel and texture of spooky AZ for ya'all.
As a followup to the last post about horror movie locations, I thought I’d pursue some of those really good classics that had such atmosphere and mood. Let’s see where they were filmed.
“The Uninvited” 1944. This one’ll shock you—I had to look it up in several places because I didn’t believe it. Now, I’ve got to re-watch it again and see if I can find the hints of where it was filmed.. The seaside scenes were filmed in San Francisco, but much of the movie was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona. This was supposed to be one of those misty Cliffside locations in Cornwall. Amazing, huh?
“The Wolf Man” with Lon Chaney. They did a fine job of atmosphere filming this at Universal Studios!
“The Haunting”1963. This movie was supposed to take place in New England but with the decidedly British actors and the sign on the roadway as Eleanor drives to the estate that proclaim there was an “apartment for let,” it was obvious this wasn’t actually filmed here. It was filmed in Alderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK
“The Legend of Hell House” : Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK
“The Changeling” Boeing Field - 7149 Perimeter Road, Seattle, Washington, USA
“The Wicker Man” 1973. Burrow Head, Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK
“Psycho” Phoenix, Arizona, Gorman, CA, Universal Studios CA, Fresno and San Bernadio, CA
“Frankenstein” 1931. Universal studies, CA
“Dracula” 1979 with Frank Langella. Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK
“Phantom of the Opera” 1943, Universal Studies, CA
“The Reincarnation of Peter Proud” Amherst, Massachusetts, USA