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High Tower from “Dead Again”

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

I did not see Dead Again when it was first released in 1991 (at 14, I was too young for such an intense thriller), but I vividly remember my parents coming home from the theatre raving about how great it was and how much I would have loved a particularly disturbing scene involving cigarettes.  It was not until years later, after I met the Grim Cheaper, that I finally sat down for a viewing.  The flick was worth the wait.  Dead Again is honestly one […]



The Smith Estate from “Insidious: Chapter 2”

Oct 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

Considering I’ve been stalking full-time for close to a decade and annually covering Haunted Hollywood locales for just about as long, you’d think I’d have the market on spooky sites cornered by now.  That is definitely not the case, though.  I am continuously discovering new-to-me spots, scary and otherwise, which speaks more to the vast history and landscape of Los Angeles than anything else.  There’s always somewhere fresh to be explored in this magical place we call LaLaLand.  One frequent horror film star that I […]



The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Oct 17th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

I am into some admittedly weird stuff – murders, hauntings, all things macabre.  But a place I learned about while planning my 2016 trip to Pennsylvania seemed even a bit too morbid for me.  As DK Eyewitness Travel Guide described, The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia exhibits “curious and unusual items, including preserved specimens and wax anatomical and pathological models.”  While the book’s photograph of The Mütter’s display of 139 real human skulls had me drooling, I feared the site might […]



Marie McDonald’s Former House

Oct 16th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

There are strange Hollywood crimes and then there are strange Hollywood crimes.  Today’s locale fits into the latter category.  Last week, my friend Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, emailed me to let me know about a mystifying case concerning an actress that was detailed in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (issue #1485, dated October 6th, 2017).  In the article, titled “Hollywood’s Original Gone Girl” (you can check out the online version here), author Joe McGovern chronicles the 1957 kidnapping of starlet […]



Madeline and Ernest’s Mansion from “Death Becomes Her”

Oct 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

It’s Friday the 13th!  Friday, October 13th!  Could anything be better?  This Haunted Hollywood season, the universe has really been pushing me to watch Death Becomes Her.  I had never seen the 1992 flick and, while I knew it was about two longtime female rivals obsessed with aging, always assumed it fell into the comedy genre and, for whatever reason, never had much interest.  But while researching Lacy Park recently in preparation for this post, I came across a 2016 Outlook Newspapers article that chronicled […]



The “Scream” Warehouse

Oct 12th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

There has been so much tragedy in the world as of late.  I’ve always avoided watching the news, but recently I feel like not even turning on my TV at all.  Between the heartbreaking massacre in Las Vegas, the multitude of hurricanes plummeting the Eastern seaboard, and the fires ravaging both Orange and Sonoma Counties, devastation seems to be everywhere.  My mom and I were actually in Santa Rosa visiting my aunt and uncle last year at this exact time.  Hearing reports of the blaze […]



The “One Hour Photo” House

Oct 9th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

Today’s location is not spooky – at all, in fact.  It’s actually quite exquisite.  But it did figure rather heavily in the creepiest scene from one of the creepiest movies I’ve ever seen, so I thought it would only be fitting to include it in my Haunted Hollywood postings.  I am talking about the contemporary residence where the Yorkin family – Will (Michael Vartan), Nina (Connie Nielsen) and Jakob (Dylan Smith) – lived in One Hour Photo.  I first got interested in tracking down the […]



The Haunted House from “The Goldbergs”

Oct 6th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, TV Locations

There’s literally nothing better than being scared at Halloween!  In my mind, at least.  Terrifying movies?  Yes!  Spooky decorations?  Yes!  Haunted houses?  Yaaaas!  Especially haunted houses!  Too bad Adam F. Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) doesn’t share my sentiment.  In the Season 3 episode of The Goldbergs titled “Couples Costume,” the teen only begrudgingly visits a haunted house on All Hallows’ Eve in the hopes of impressing his girlfriend, Dana Caldwell (Natalie Alyn Lind), after his sister and brother, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) and Barry (Troy Gentile), tell […]



Myra Jones’ Former House

Oct 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

Though I love true crime and pretty much all of its facets, there are some cases that I find too sad and disturbing to read about, research, do any stalking of, or feature on my blog.  Today’s locale, the site of the brutal rape and murder of a 71-year-old grandma, is not one I would typically cover.  But the victim’s connection to what is arguably Hollywood’s most iconic thriller and the serious mistaken identity that resulted from her killing had me utterly fascinated.  I figured […]



The “Lights Out” House

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

“Lights Out Cast Accidentally Cursed the House Where they Filmed.”  So blared a headline from an Entertainment Weekly article about the 2016 horror film.  As you can imagine, the words had me drooling.  I first learned about the movie back in January from fellow stalker “sparklesnow” who left a comment on one of my Instagram photos asking for some help in tracking down the large Tudor-style estate where virtually all filming took place.  When I popped “Lights Out” and “house” in to a Google search, […]