Fictional Places The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations  

Robert DeSalvo
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List Rules Creepy and scary fictional places you're really glad aren't real. Upvote the scariest locales!

Some of the locations in our favorite scary movies, creepy TV shows, and mysterious works of fiction have become so iconic that they might as well be characters themselves. Can you hear the words "Haddonfield, Illinois" and not think of leafy, quiet streets being stalked by a masked Michael Myers? Would you buy a house in the fictional city of Cuesta Verde, California (we hear they move the tombstones but not the bodies)? Would you care for a swim off Amity Island or a moonlight walk through the Forbidden Forest? Didn't think so.

Lucky for us, these frightening fictional places from our nightmares don't really exist. Even though it's a thrill to visit them in a movie, book, or video game, we're kind of relieved that we won't ever end up in one of these spooky spots. From the darkest depths of Mordor, to the icy expanse beyond The Wall (where even Jon Snow can't keep you safe), these terrifying places in fiction are locations no one should ever have to go.

So what scary and creepy fictional place frightens you the most? Vote up the scariest locales in fiction listed below, or add a fictional place from literature, television, film, or video games that always keeps you up a night.
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Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Silent Hill Silent Hill

2
185 56
Overlook Hotel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Overlook Hotel The Shining

3
163 60
Crystal Lake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crystal Lake Friday the 13th

4
171 69
Mordor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Lord of the Rings

5
112 45
Derry, Maine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Derry, Maine It, Dreamcatcher

6
145 70
The Forbidden Forest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Forbidden Forest Harry Potter

7
135 66
Azkaban is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Azkaban Harry Potter

8
101 46
Haddonfield, Illinois is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haddonfield, Illinois Halloween

9
124 68
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park

10
111 63
Beyond the Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Beyond the Wall A Song of Ice and Fire

11
79 39
Springwood, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Springwood, Ohio A Nightmare on Elm Street

12
94 52
LV-426 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
LV-426 Alien, Aliens

13
82 43
Gatlin, Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Gatlin, Nebraska Children of the Corn

14
88 52
Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Pan's Labyrinth Pan's Labyrinth

15
84 55
Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Shutter Island Shutter Island

16
77 56
Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Skull Island King Kong

17
53 37
Cuesta Verde, California is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Cuesta Verde, California Poltergeist

18
69 54
Gotham City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Gotham City Gotham, Batman, The Dark Knight

19
60 47
Amity Island is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Amity Island Jaws

20
56 45
Sunnydale, California is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Sunnydale, California Buffy the Vampire Slayer

21
52 42
Antonio Bay, California is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Antonio Bay, California The Fog

22
73 66
Haunted Forest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haunted Forest The Wizard of Oz

23
45 40
Crythin Gifford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crythin Gifford The Woman in Black

24
48 45
Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Lake Placid Lake Placid

25
44 42
Oswald State Correctional Faci... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Oswald State Correctional Facility Oz