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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

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

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Mordor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Mordor The Lord of the Rings

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Crystal Lake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crystal Lake Friday the 13th

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76 34
The Forbidden Forest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Forbidden Forest Harry Potter

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Beyond the Wall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Beyond the Wall A Song of Ice and Fire

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Derry, Maine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Derry, Maine It, Dreamcatcher

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Pan's Labyrinth Pan's Labyrinth

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47 21
Haddonfield, Illinois is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haddonfield, Illinois Halloween

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LV-426 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
LV-426 Alien, Aliens

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park

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60 37
Azkaban is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Azkaban Harry Potter

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Springwood, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Springwood, Ohio A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Gatlin, Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Gatlin, Nebraska Children of the Corn

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

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

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Haunted Forest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haunted Forest The Wizard of Oz

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

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Cuesta Verde, California is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Cuesta Verde, California Poltergeist

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Amity Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Amity Island Jaws

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Hobb's End is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Hobb's End In the Mouth of Madness

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Sunnydale, California is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Sunnydale, California Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Antonio Bay, California is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Antonio Bay, California The Fog

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Oswald State Correctional Faci... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Oswald State Correctional Facility Oz

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Woodsboro, California is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Woodsboro, California Scream

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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Dark City Dark City

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Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Lake Placid Lake Placid

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Zion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Zion The Matrix

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Crythin Gifford is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crythin Gifford The Woman in Black

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Castle Rock, Maine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Castle Rock, Maine The Dead Zone

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Basin City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Basin City Sin City

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Stepford, Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Stepford, Connecticut The Stepford Wives

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The Island is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Island Lost

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Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Wonderland Alice in Wonderland

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Midian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Midian Nightbreed

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Carcosa, Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
badger36 added Carcosa, Louisiana True Detective

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Bon Temps, Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Bon Temps, Louisiana True Blood

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Twin Peaks, Washington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Twin Peaks, Washington Twin Peaks

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Venusville is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Venusville Total Recall