The Munsters (1964)

The Munster house, at fictional address 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The house was built on the aforementioned Colonial Street and is now 4351 Wisteria Lane on “Desperate Housewives.” Colonial Street houses were first built for So Goes My Love (1946), but then dismantled and stored for a few years until 1950 …

Psycho (1960)

  Oh, the Psycho house and the Bates Motel. It’s… it’s a long story. The house was built on a hill at the Universal backlot near what was called Singapore Lake and is now known as Jaws Lake. Wikipedia slightly misstates things when they say the house and motel were …

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Nightmare on Elm Street house, located at 1428 North Genesee, Los Angeles, CA.     Genesee Street, where Halloween (1978) and Nightmare on Elm Street were filmed.

Phantasm (1979)

  Dunsmuir House, as seen in Phantasm (1979) and Burnt Offerings (1976), among others.  

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Griggs House in Granite, MD, from The Blair Witch Project.   The Griggs House, used for the finale of  The Blair Witch Project, was abandoned for many years but allegedly in relatively solid condition until the film was released. After years of movie “fans” taking chunks of the historic …

The Chicken Ranch, House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

  The Chicken Ranch house, originally used for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), now sits on the original location of the Psycho house facade. The Psycho facade was first constructed on a hill just behind Universal’s famous Colonial Street, now better known as Wisteria Lane, but was moved …

The Haunting (1963 and 1999)

Ettington Park, Stratford-Upon-Avon, used for the original 1963 version of The Haunting.     Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, as seen in the 1999 remake of The Haunting

Black Christmas (1974)

The Black Christmas (1974) sorority house, a private residence in Toronto used for the film.   Update: A better photo of the Black Christmas house as it looks today, from JP1958 on Flickr. More about the house can be found here.

The Amityville Horror (1978)

This is the house at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, NY, where the DeFeo murders were committed on November 13, 1974. It was this house that was purchased by the Lutz family in December, 1975, which led them to write their horror novel The Amityville Horror. Note that the infamous eye-shaped …

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

  Then and now: The house at Wykehurst Park, Sussex, used for the exteriors in The Legend of Hell House. Bottom photo courtesy British Listed Buildings.