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Hilton Sonoma Wine Country – Where the Cast of “Scream” Stayed During Filming

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood

I typically begin compiling notes on a location and roughly outlining a post weeks before I hit publish.  Today’s article, about the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, where the cast and crew of Scream stayed during the 1996 film’s 55-day shoot, is no different.  Sadly though, devastation struck shortly after I penned that preliminary edit.  I am extremely sorry to report that the Santa Rosa-area hotel was destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in the early morning hours of October 9th.  When I learned the news last […]



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 Marsh House from “Happy Land”

Jan 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Since we’re on the subject of McDonald Avenue (you can read Wednesday’s post about the McDonald Mansion from Pollyanna here), I figured I should write about another of its famous homes.  While doing research on the picturesque Santa Rosa street, one of the area’s most oft-filmed spots, prior to my trip up to Northern California last October, I came across a post on the Dear Old Hollywood website about Happy Land filming locations.  I had never heard of the 1943 drama prior to reading the […]



The McDonald Mansion from “Pollyanna”

Jan 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am fully aware that I have a hyperbolic nature.  I use words like “favorite,” “best,” and “most” a LOT.  Caps, too, for that matter.  I wouldn’t say that I am an exaggerator, though.  I just happen to like a lot of things.  Case in point, I have more “all-time favorite” movies than I can count on one hand.  Incredibly, two of them were shot on the same street – the idyllic McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa.  The flicks, Disney’s 1960 family drama Pollyanna and […]



The Trenton Family Home from “Cujo”

Oct 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

Cujo is regularly hailed as one of the best cult horror movies of all time.  I never actually saw the 1983 flick until just prior to writing this post, but I came across some information about the main house – or, more accurately, houses – used in it while researching filming locations in Sonoma County in preparation for my recent trip up north.  What I read fascinated me and I became obsessed with tracking the residences down.  Thanks to a major assist from my aunt […]



The “Shadow of a Doubt” Remake House

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

Let’s be honest – remakes are rarely, if ever, good.  Especially if they’re of the made-for-television movie variety.  Despite that fact, when I heard that the house from the 1991 made-for-television remake of Shadow of a Doubt was located right across the street from the pad featured in the 1943 original, I just had to stalk it.  (I blogged about the residence from the original film. located at 904 McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa, yesterday, for those who are interested.)   As you can see above, […]



The “Shadow of a Doubt” House

Oct 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

Sitting on a quiet corner on an idyllic street in Santa Rosa is a home with quite a scary movie pedigree.  Not only did the Italianate Victorian-style abode appear in a Hitchcock classic, the 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt, but in my favorite horror flick of all time, Scream!  (While the residence has also been credited with bringing about one of the best known horror movie costumes of all time, that information is actually incorrect, as I learned while writing this post.  More on […]



Pacific Market – The Grocery Store from “Scream”

Oct 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

To continue with October’s Halloween theme, this weekend I sent my Aunt Lea out once again to do a little Scream stalking. And this one was definitely a collaborative effort. Her mission, and she chose to accept it, was to stalk the grocery store used in my favorite horror movie. There had been some confusion on my part, though, as to what grocery store was actually used. While doing some cyber-stalking, I had read that a store named the Town and Country Market in […]



The Video Store from “Scream”

Oct 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

On a recommendation from E.J. over at The Movieland Directory, I recently purchased a GREAT book called “The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations“. I was completely floored to discover an entire section in the book dedicated to one of my favorite movies of all time – a little horror flick called Scream. Now, while I have admitted before that I was always too much of a scaredy cat to watch horror movies, Scream came out when I was in college, so I was pretty […]