What’s your favorite horror movie? Whether you watch thrillers, sci-fi movies, or horror films, horror movies are a great way to kick off the fall season and create some spooky vibes.
What you might not know is that there are tons of horror movies that were filmed in Canada, and you can even visit the locations on your own.
With films from horror legends like Guillermo del Toro and David Cronenberg, here are seven places in Canada that served as the spooky setting for a horror movie you’ll want to see this fall.
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
Filmed here: The dead zone
Why You Need To Go: This film about a man who wakes up from a coma and finds he has psychic abilities was filmed all over Ontario, with a gruesome scene taking place in Niagara’s Screaming Tunnel.
Not only is the tunnel scary in itself, but it is also said to be haunted.
Location: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, ON
Filmed here: Dead ringtones
Why you need to go: This David Cronenberg horror was filmed at multiple locations in Toronto, including Casa Loma.
The castle, which is Toronto’s one and only, is a great place for spooky vibes, with spooky tunnels and historic rooms you can visit.
Playland Amusement Park
Location: 2901 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, BC
Filmed here: Final Destination 3
Why you need to go: The Corkscrew roller coaster at Vancouver’s Playland was actually the roller coaster of Final Destination 3 where several of the characters meet their death.
Although the corkscrew has since closed, you can still visit the amusement park and experience the roller coaster scare you will no doubt have after watching the movie.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Filmed here: Crimson Peak
Why You Need To Go: Guillermo del Toro’s spooky gothic romance film, which centers on an aspiring author whisked away to a ghostly English mansion, filmed scenes in the gardens of Dundurn Castle in Hamilton.
The gardens themselves are particularly eerie in the fall, especially if a fog sets in.
Location: Nova Scotia
Filmed here: locke and key
Why You Need To Go: The scenic Lunenburg area was used as the fictional town of Matheson, Massachusetts, in which the fantasy horror series locke and key is defined.
The colorful colonial town, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect location for the storybook quality of the show.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Filmed here: The Haunting of Bly Manor
Why you have to go: while The Haunting of Bly Manoris set in England, the show’s opening was actually filmed at multiple locations from Gastown to Vancouver.
The charming area has tons of features that really make it feel like it belongs in the UK, with Victorian architecture and scenic spots like its whistling steam clock.
Filmed here: This
Why You Need To Go: Port Hope, Ontario was used as a filming location for the fictional town of Derry, Maine, which is the hometown of the group of children known as “losers” and where they meet him for the first time.
Visitors to the city can pick up a map of the locations used in the film and take a self-guided tour.
Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your adventure.