The house used in “Halloween” (1978), located at 1350 N. Orange Grove Ave. in Hollywood. Photo originally found here. The Michael Meyers House, located at 1000 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA. Photo originally found here. It can be seen via Google Street View here, a lone house in the midst of a business district. The user photos at the Google page are particularly nice. Happy Halloween, everyone! For everyone who was just gritting their teeth through this month — and I know there were a few of you — don’t fret. SBBN will go back to its regular schedule starting now.
Love this movie. It was on TCM tonight and I again marveled at how terrific Martin Stephens is in it. Such a short acting career, but an amazing one. Comparisons of how these Letchmore Heath locations looked in 1960 in the film versus how they look now can be found at a neat site here. The surrounding area was so frequently used for filming locations, especially for the classic TV series “The Avengers,” that the locations in this area became known as “Avengerland.”
The Hudson family home, a private residence located at 904 McDonald Ave in Santa Rosa, California. According to about.com, Hitch would sit on the porch of a nearby judge’s home and drink and chat during breaks in filming. Coincidentally, that judge’s house was later used as the exteriors for Tatum’s house in the movie Scream (1996).
Up Cerne Manor, used as The Green Man Hotel in the 1990 miniseries. Built around 1624 and located near some lovely historic churches. A little history from dorsetshire.com: The manor granted to Sir Walter Raleigh, he sold it to Sir Robert Mellor who built the house in the early 17th century. The fine interior of the house was largely destroyed in the early 19th century. Subsequently held by the Whites then the Battens. Used stone from the ruins of Cerne Abbey.
The location used as the Sawyer family house in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now a field that shows no signs of a house ever having been there. The house itself was relocated to the grounds of the Antlers Hotel at 1010 King Street in Kingsland, Texas (pictured). It was fully restored and used as the Junction House Restaurant. More here.
The Ennis-Brown House by Frank Lloyd Wright, located at 2655 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz District in Los Angeles, CA. It was used for The House on Haunted Hill (1959) residence, and can be seen in a host of other films, including Blade Runner (1982). It is apparently for sale. More here and a terrific slideshow at the LA Times here.