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Amityville Horror/ Nightmare on Elm Street/ The Exorcist/ More: The Homes and Stories From Classic Halloween Horror Flicks

Every house has a story, but these may be the most terrifying.

In honor of Halloween, take a closer look at the real-life dwellings that inspired or set the scene for some of your favorite scary movies.

A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984.

"One two...Freddy's coming for you."

No, it's not "only a dream." Nancy's house from the 1984 slasher film really does exist.

PHOTO: The home located at 1428 N Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, from the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' (Zillow Listings)
PHOTO: The home located at 1428 N Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, from the film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' (Zillow Listings)

Located at 1428 N. Genesee Avenue, in Los Angeles, California, the 2,700-square-foot colonial was sold in 2013 for $2.1 million.

It appears that not much has changed about the three-bedroom house except the blue door has been painted red and the creepy bars Nancy's mom put on the windows are no more.

Amityville Horror, 1979.

Known for its gruesome past, the "Amityville Horror" house is infamous for the 1974 Long Island murders that were committed when 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed his parents and his four siblings as they slept in their beds.

PHOTO: The house that inspired the film 'The Amityville Horror,' at 112 Ocean Avenue in the town of Amityville, N.Y., is pictured, March 31, 2005. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
PHOTO: The house that inspired the film 'The Amityville Horror,' at 112 Ocean Avenue in the town of Amityville, N.Y., is pictured, March 31, 2005. (Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

One year after the crimes took place, George and Kathy Lutz bought the DeFeo home, later saying they witnessed paranormal activity.

The alleged events inspired the 1976 novel, "The Amityville Horror: A True Story." The movie version was released three years later starring James Brolin.

PHOTO: Suffolk County policeman uses mine detector as he sweeps through dead leaves on lawn of Ronald DeFeo's 12-room, $75,000 Dutch colonial home in Amityville. (Dan Godfrey/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Suffolk County policeman uses mine detector as he sweeps through dead leaves on lawn of Ronald DeFeo's 12-room, $75,000 Dutch colonial home in Amityville. (Dan Godfrey/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
 
hile the flick is based on the actual 108 Ocean Avenue residence, on-location scenes were filmed at a private residence in New Jersey and at MGM studios in California.

The Exorcist, 1973.

Arguably one of the best horror movies ever made, "The Exorcist" was filmed in various locations. The exterior of the MacNeil residence was filmed at 3600 Prospect Avenue in Georgetown, Washington.

PHOTO: The home at 3600 Prospect St NW, Washington, D.C., from the film 'The Exorcist.' (Google Maps)
PHOTO: The home at 3600 Prospect St NW, Washington, D.C., from the film 'The Exorcist.' (Google Maps)
 
PHOTO: Linda Blair is pictured on the set of The Exorcist, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Corbis via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Linda Blair is pictured on the set of The Exorcist, based on the novel by William Peter Blatty and directed by William Friedkin. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Corbis via Getty Images)ots inside the home where Regan's demonic possession and exorcism took place were filmed elsewhere on a New York City soundstage.

Many other scenes were captured around New York and Georgetown, including the climatic fall of Father Karras, who tumbled down stone steps on 36th and Prospect Streets in Georgetown.

Pet Sematary, 1989.

Located in Orrington, Maine, sits the house that inspired Stephen King's terrifying novel and later, a movie. It's currently listed as a pending sale for $255,000.
According to King's website, in 1979 he rented the home which bordered "a major truck route which frequently claimed the lives of dogs and cats."

In the woods behind the house, local children had built a pet cemetery. King was inspired to write "Pet Sematary" after his daughter's cat was killed on the road and he had to bury the cat in that same cemetery.

PHOTO: The home at 664 River Rd, Orrington, Maine, from the film 'Pet Sematary.' (Zillow Listings)
PHOTO: The home at 664 River Rd, Orrington, Maine, from the film 'Pet Sematary.' (Zillow Listings)

 

Halloween Night 2016!

Join The Cascade Team for the Terror At Trossachs! www.TerrorAtTrossachs.com

This annual event is on October, 31st “Halloween Night!” from 5:30 to 8pm

Located at 1014 270th Pl SE in Sammamish, WA

Read the Story of "The Haunted Graveyard" Located in The Trossachs Neighborhood of Sammamish Below and come visit us Halloween Night..... If You Dare!

 

Nestled deep in the Cascade foothills, hidden far from passing eyes by tall pine and towering rock laid the old cemetery. It was here that the worst of the Pacific Northwest lay buried. They were the robbers, murderers, and worse that no church would allow to be set to rest on their sacred soil. Old stones covered in moss marked their graves, the black as night crows gathered around the clearing that was their cemetery and sat silent on the branches, watching the graves with their glassy yellow eyes.

Then came progress. Roads and highways were built into the mountains, and soon little towns, businesses and residential communities took hold. And somewhere along the way, as quaint and charming house after house were built and occupied, as the trees and forest were cut down to make room for parks, trails and business, from under the crawl of the heavy machinery that chased the night crows from their perch, the cemetery was lost.... MORE HERE

 

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