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The L.A. Spots Where Your Favorite Horror Movies Were Filmed


Club EdClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Club EdClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Club EdClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.was built for 1991’s Eye of the StormClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.was built for 1991’s Eye of the StormClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.was built for 1991’s Eye of the StormClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.was built for 1991’s Eye of the StormClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.was built for 1991’s Eye of the StormClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Farmer John in Vernon is also where John Travolta and friends retrieve the pig blood that’s poured on Sissy Spacek in 1976’s Carrie. The painted mural can be seen in the film.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The West Adams house from Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The alley where Rowdy Roddy Piper goes to stash his box of sunglassesClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.the alley in the 600 block between Hill and Olive is also where Piper and Keith David fight hand-to-hand for nearly 6 minutes straight.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.“You’re one of usClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.“You’re one of usClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.but it’s also the high school from John Carpenter’s Stephen King adaptionClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.but it’s also the high school from John Carpenter’s Stephen King adaptionClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.but it’s also the high school from John Carpenter’s Stephen King adaptionClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.but it’s also the high school from John Carpenter’s Stephen King adaptionClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.howeverClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.howeverClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.howeverClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.which sits just below the Psycho house on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlotClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.which sits just below the Psycho house on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlotClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School was used in a few 80s films including The Karate Kid and Summer SchoolClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Charles Evans Hughes Junior High School was used in a few 80s films including The Karate Kid and Summer SchoolClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.the basement at Lincoln Heights Jail was used as Freddy Krueger’s boiler room in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street. TodayClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Lincoln Heights Jail is supposedly haunted.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Arnie’s house from Christine -- South PasadenaClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Famously known as the entrance to the Batcave from the 1960’s Batman TV showClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Army of DarknessClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.1956’s Invasion of the Body SnatchersClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.and dozens of other B horror pictures.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The Palace Theater on Broadway in downtown L.A. was the exterior of the movie theater is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music videoClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The Palace Theater on Broadway in downtown L.A. was the exterior of the movie theater is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music videoClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The Palace Theater on Broadway in downtown L.A. was the exterior of the movie theater is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music videoClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.the pods are being loaded onto trucks at this location.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Currently being converted into an apartment buildingClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Currently being converted into an apartment buildingClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.HouseClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce has been in seen in horror films such as 1931’s Dracula as part of the Borgo Pass and Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The corner store at Mission and Meridian in South Pasadena was the hardware store in 1978’s Halloween.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The Poltergeist house -- Simi ValleyClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The building that was used as Uneeda Medical Supply in Return ofClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The building that was used as Uneeda Medical Supply in Return ofClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The building that was used as Uneeda Medical Supply in Return ofClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The building that was used as Uneeda Medical Supply in Return ofClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Sierra Madre Cemetery has also been seen in John Carpenter’s HalloweenClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Sierra Madre Cemetery has also been seen in John Carpenter’s HalloweenClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Sierra Madre Cemetery has also been seen in John Carpenter’s HalloweenClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.anybody see a ghost?” The Ghostbusters enter the Sedgewick HotelClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.located at Huntington Dr. and Moonstone Dr. near Ascot Hills Park.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.“God is in his holy temple.” Gramma Jess’s house in Altadena from Poltergeist II: The Other Side where creepy preacherClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.tries to make contact with Carol Anne.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.The house from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on Carroll Ave.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Paul Reubens appears as Amilyn on the Griffith Park Merry-Go- Round in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Heather Langenkamp’s house from Wes Craven’s New Nightmare -- TarzanaClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.Four Aces movie location on the outskirts of Palmdale has been featured in a number of filmsClub Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.House of 1Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.as Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen.Club Ed, on the outskirts of Palmdale, was built for 1991’s Eye of the Storm, starring Dennis Hopper. It’s most recognized in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects as the Khaki Palms Motel.

Springwood, Haddonfield, Santa Mira, and Cuesta Verde are just some of the bone-chilling movie neighborhoods found in Los Angeles. Being that some of our favorite tales of ghosts and ghouls, maniacs and monsters were shot on incredibly tight budgets, practical locations were the only choices for some of our favorite horror filmmakers. Many of the great horror movie locations are right in our L.A. backyards.

(Please keep in mind that some of these locations are residences or are on private property. Do not trespass or disturb the owners…unless they seem like they’re in the Halloween spirit. Happy haunting!) All photos by Jared Cowan. Follow him on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.

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