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
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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Crystal Lake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crystal Lake Friday the 13th
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Mordor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Lord of the Rings
5
Derry, Maine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Derry, Maine It, Dreamcatcher
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Haddonfield, Illinois is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haddonfield, Illinois Halloween
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The Forbidden Forest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
The Forbidden Forest Harry Potter
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Azkaban is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Azkaban Harry Potter
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Springwood, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Springwood, Ohio A Nightmare on Elm Street
10
Gatlin, Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Gatlin, Nebraska Children of the Corn
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Beyond the Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Beyond the Wall A Song of Ice and Fire
12
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park
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LV-426 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
LV-426 Alien, Aliens
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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Pan's Labyrinth Pan's Labyrinth
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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
17
Cuesta Verde, California is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Cuesta Verde, California Poltergeist
18
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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Sunnydale, California is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Antonio Bay, California The Fog
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Amity Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Amity Island Jaws
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Crythin Gifford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Crythin Gifford The Woman in Black
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Haunted Forest is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Haunted Forest The Wizard of Oz
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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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Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Fictional Places, Towns, and Locations
Lake Placid Lake Placid