The Top 5 Horror Movies That Filmed In New York City
What’s your favorite scary movie? When it comes to horror films New York isn’t quite as desolate as Camp Crystal Lake or exactly as quiet as Elm Street, but we do have our fair share of horror, and no I’m not talking about your morning commute. New York is one of the most iconic and easily recognizable filming locations in the world, as the background extra to countless classic and modern films and television shows, “the big apple” is quite the cast member and that’s why we’re counting down our favorite horror movie filming locations from your favorite scary movies to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Who could forget this Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller? We sure didn’t! (trust me we tried) The Dakota located at 1 West 72nd Street was the perfect setting for this horror flick with is dark, Victorian style features you can only imagine the creepy things that happened behind closed doors, and thanks to Rosemary’s Baby you won’t have to.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Whoever said “it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all” has obviously never seen this 1987 thriller starring Micheal Douglas as Dan Callagher and Glenn Close as Alex Forrest. Let’s just say “it’s not you, it’s me” didn’t work out too well in this situation. Messy break-ups aside Alex’s apartment was located in what today is considered a celebrity hot spot in the heart of the Meatpacking District on 675 Hudson Street.
American Psycho (2000)
Christian Bale as a wealthy New Yorker shrouded in the secrecy of his double life, for those of you thinking what I’m thinking, no this is not Batman. This 2000 Crime Drama is way darker than The Dark Knight and definitely a little more twisted. On the plus side, Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) did have a pretty amazing apartment nestled in the heart of the Upper West Side, located in the fictional American Gardens Building at 55 West 81st Street.
Any horror movie list is not complete without a Stephen King appearance, based on a short story by King, John Cusack’s character spends the night in the fictional (and haunted) Dolphin Hotel, which in real life is actually the Roosevelt Hotel at 45 East 45th Street.
The Devils Advocate (1997)
We’ve all had some bad bosses in our lifetime, but this one took the saying “my boss is the devil” literally. In this 1997 Mystery/Thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, Kevin Lomax (played by Keanu Reeves) realizes his boss has some darker plans aside from the law. Although there are tons of locations from this particular film in New York we’re going to go with the Central Presbyterian Church located at 593 Park Avenue near 64th Street, which was used as The exterior of ‘St Andrew’s Catholic Church’ where John Milton gets the water to boil at his touch.