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Thursday, November 3, 2011

New York Horror Movies List

Growing up in the gritty New York City of the late 70's and 80's could be considered by some to be horrifying in itself. For me, it helped form an appreciation for many things, including the Horror Film. The New York City of my youth was full of Movie Theaters, some of which were Movie Palaces, a lot of others were pretty run down and with no signs or repair on the horizon. But they were dirt cheap! It's in these theaters where I met my first love, The Movies. A love affair still growing strong after all these years.

Because a lot of these theaters were by their nature considered "seedy", I got to see all sorts of strange, offbeat Films, always avoiding the plethora of Porn and badly dubbed Chop Socky at my disposal. Porn because I was way too young, and Chop Socky because it somehow bored me. Although I still very much loved all the Mainstream films of the time (which I'm sure I'll get to in future posts), I tended to gravitate towards those of the more visceral variety. The Horror Film especially. I was lucky enough to watch a lot of movies that probably didn't get a lot of play outside of the Drive-In's in this country. I still greatly remember sitting in the theater watching Basket Case with both a wide smile on my face and my hands sometimes covering it in fear. To quote my Favorite Horror Film, Halloween, "...Everyone's Entitled To One Good Scare". I wanted a few more. And I got 'em.Thank you, New York!

Here's my way of celebrating the New York Horror Film. A visual list of everything that was either filmed in or set in the boroughs, upstate, the islands and all the nooks in between. Enjoy!

What better way to start off then the most infamous of Haunted House Movies & it's sequels, the Long Island set:

The Amityville Horror (1978) - Amityville, Long Island

Amityville II: The Possession (1982) - Amityville, Long Island

Amityville 3-D (1983) - Amityville, Long Island

The Addiction (1994) - Manhattan

The Ambulance (1990) - Manhattan

American Psycho (2000) - Manhattan

Angel Heart (1987) - Manhattan, Brooklyn

Aroused (1966) - Manhattan

Audrey Rose (1977) - Manhattan

Bad Biology (2008) - Brooklyn, Mahattan, Staten Island

Basket Case (1982) - Manhattan

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953) - Manhattan

Begotten (1990) - Manhattan

The Believers (1987) - Manhattan, Brooklyn

Blood Sisters (1987) - Manhattan, New Jersey

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) - Manhattan

Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970) - Staten Island

Brain Damage (1988) - Manhattan

Breeders (1986) - Manhattan

The Burning (1981) - Buffalo, New York

Carnage (1984) - Staten Island 

Carnival Of Blood (1970) - Brooklyn

Cat People (1942) - Manhattan

C.H.U.D (1984) - Manhattan

Cloverfield (2008) - Manhattan

Combat Shock (1986) - Staten Island

Dark Water (2005) - Roosevelt Island

Dead Dudes In The House (1991) - Cherry Valley, NY

Def By Temptation (1990) - Brooklyn

Deranged (1987) - Manhattan

Devil's Advocate (1997) - Manhattan

Driller Killer (1979) - Manhattan

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - Manhattan

The Eyes Of Laura Mars (1978) - Manhattan

The Fan (1981) - Manhattan

Fear No Evil (1981) - Rochester & Alexandria Bay, NY
Final Destination (2000) - Long Island

Final Destination 2 (2003) - Long Island

5 Dead On The Crimson Canvas (1996) Glen Cove, Long Island

Flesh Eating Mothers (1988) - Long Island

Forced Entry (1973) - Queens, Manhattan

1408 (2007) - Manhattan

Frankenhooker (1990) - Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey

Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Manhattan, mostly on a boat :)

The Ghastly Ones (1968) - Staten Island

God Told Me To (1976) - Manhattan

Guru The Mad Monk (1970) - Staten Island 

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) - Manhattan

Habit (1997) - Manhattan

He Knows You're Alone (1980) - Staten Island

Headless Eyes (1971) - Manhattan

Hell High (1989) - Scarsdale, The Bronx

Horror (2002) -  Warwick, The Bronx, New Jersey

House On The Edge Of The Park (1980) - Manhattan, New Jersey

The Hunger (1983) - Manhattan

I Drink Your Blood (1970) - Sharon Springs, NY

Igor And The Lunatics (1985) Carmel, NY

Inferno (1980) - Manhattan

Invasion Of The Blood Farmers (1972) - Weschester County

Jacob's Ladder (1990) - Manhattan

Kill By Inches (1999) - Brooklyn, Manhattan

Killer Condom (1996) - Manhattan

The Killing Hour (1982) - Manhattan

King Kong (1933) - Manhattan

King Kong (1976) - Manhattan, Queens

Lady In White (1988) - Rochester, Alexandria Bay, Wade County, NY

Lake Placid (1999) - Lake Placid, Manhattan

Last House On Dead End Street (1977) - Oneonta, NY

Legacy Of Horror(Blood) (1978) - Staten Island

Love At First Bite (1979) - Manhattan

Lurkers (1988) - Manhattan

Madman (1982) - Southhampton, Long Island

Magic (1978) - Manhattan

Malevolence (2004) - Long Island

Manhattan Baby (1982) - Manhattan

Maniac (1980) - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens

Maniac Cop (1988) - Manhattan

Maniac Cop 2 (1990) - Manhattan, New Jersey

Mimic (1997) - Manhattan

Mirrors (2008) - Manhattan

The Monster Of Camp Sunshine (1964) - Manhattan

Mulberry Street (2006) - Manhattan

My Demon Lover (1987) - Manhattan

New York Ripper (1982) - Manhattan

Night Owl (1993) - Manhattan

A Night To Dismember (1983) - Long Island, Queens, The Bronx

Nightmare (1981) - Manhattan

100 Feet (2008) - Brooklyn 

The Oracle (1985) - Manhattan

Perfect Strangers (1984) - Manhattan

The Phantom Of The Opera (1989) - Manhattan

Plutonium Baby (1987) - Manhattan

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) - Poughkeepsie, NY

The Possession Of Joel Delaney (1972) - Manhattan

Prime Evil (1989) - Manhattan

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) - Manhattan

The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972) - Staten Island

Red Hook (2009) - Manhattan, Brooklyn

The Rejuvenator (1988) - Manhattan

Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Manhattan

Satan's Little Helper (2004) - Hastins-On-Hudson, Tarrytown, White Plains, NY

Scream For Help (1984) - New Rochelle, NY

The Sentinel (1977) - Brooklyn

The Seventh Victim (1943) - Manhattan

Sex Wish (1976) - Manhattan

Shriek Of The Mutilated (1976) - Croton-On-Hudson, NY

Silent Madness (1984) Staten Island, New Jersey

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) - Oyster Bay, Long Island

Sisters (1973) - Staten Island, Manhattan

Sleepaway Camp (1983) - Argyle, Fort Edward, Glen Falls, Lake Luzerne, NY

Sleepy Hollow (1999) - Sleepy Hollow, NY

Slime City (1988) - Manhattan

Slime City Massacre (2010) - Buffalo, NY

Slugs: The Movie (1987) - Lyons, NY

Special Effects (1984) - Manhattan

Spookies (1986) - Rye, NY

A Stranger Is Watching (1982) - Manhattan

Street Trash (1987) - Brooklyn

The Stuff (1985) - Manhattan, Accord, Kingston, NY

Tenement: Game Of Survival (1985) - The Bronx

Terror Firmer (1999) - Brooklyn, Manhattan

There's Nothing Out There (1992) - Piermont, NY

Too Scared To Scream (1985) - Manhattan

Vampire's Kiss (1989) - Manhattan

Wait Until Dark (1967) - Manhattan

Wendigo (2001) - Kingston, Phoenecia, Ulster County, NY

Wolf (1994) - Manhattan

Wolfen (1981) - The Bronx, Manhattan

Zombie (1979) - Brooklyn, Manhattan

My Los Angeles List can be found HERE


Michele (TheGirlWhoLovesHorror) said...

Oh my gosh, WOW. How long did this post take you??!!

This is all the more amazing because I am actually going on a trip to NYC next week to visit a friend and of course do some marathon sightseeing. We plan on going to the Ghostbusters firehouse, which was the only big movie location I could think of!

MrJeffery said...

god bless you for this list.

The Film Connoisseur said...

Wowzers, dude, applause, applause! Thats quite the collection of posters you got there man!

I have never seen but always wanted to: The Rejuvenator and Robert Englund's Phantom of the OPera.

The Driller Killer, it doesnt get anymore 70's New York than that! So grimmy!

I recently reviewed four of these: The Sentinel, Lucio Fulci's Manhattan Baby, Dante Tomaselli's Horror and the awesomeness that is Lady in White, I really loved that one.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Thank you for all the kind words, guys. It was a fun list to put together.

Direct to Video Connoisseur said...

What a great post. That New York of the 70s and 80s that I grew up with in all the movies I remember was the kind of thing that was a character unto itself, and it's cool to get your perspective on it as someone who grew up there.

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Amazing! Great list! There's nothing better then New York in the '70's and '80's. Love seeing films listed that like Fear No Evil and Lady In White which both filmed partly in Rochester, not there that far from where I live.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Thanks again!

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