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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

7 comments:

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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