Horror Movie Filming Locations from 1960's and 1970's

By | March 11, 2018

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Amityville Horror House NEW YORK - MARCH 31: Real estate photograph of a house located at 112 Ocean Avenue in the town of Amityville.

Horror movies in the 1960’s and 1970’s were considered groundbreaking in terms of storyline, guts and gore and filling audiences with sheer terror. The fact that they were so unrealistically corny was of no consequence. Actually, looking back now, it is almost as if that was the real draw.

These early horror movies essentially set the stage for movies of today. They created the clichés, the atmosphere as well as some of the gore. Foundationally, horror movies were known for naïve characters engaging in behavior that ordinary, rational people wouldn’t dream of. Buckets of blood could also be expected when watching an early horror movie.

Most, if not all, of the horror films centered around a main house which was equally as creepy as the storyline. Below are some of the more memorable horror film houses. They look much different in the light of day but have that creepy charm that is ever present in a horror movie. Many of them are tourist attractions that can visited and toured.

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The house from “The Exorcist” (1973) is the perfect example of a horror movie house. By day, it looks stately and sophisticated. All bets were off once the child of the house became possessed by demons. This story could have made the Brady Bunch house seem scary had it been filmed there.