Maybe you thought the leaf-strewn streets of Haddonfield, IL -- where Michael Myers stalked and killed dozens of celluloid scream queens in the 1978 classic horror thriller "Halloween" -- was half a continent away.
Maybe you thought Elm Street -- where Freddy Krueger's finger blades scraped through teenaged nightmares -- was somewhere in upstate New York.
But you'd be wrong.
Some of the silver screen's most recognizable settings of unimaginable terror are right here. Maybe down the street from your house. Maybe in your back yard.
Dearly Departed Tours offers a special Halloween adventure, where sightseers will discover the real Haddonfield, a sleepy suburban street in South Pasadena. The "Movie Theater on Wheels" features some of your favorite horror films and a Michael Myers-clad guide who'll show you locations from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "The Fog," among many others.
And just to crank the creepy factor up a notch, the driver will take you to the real home where the legendary Bela Lugosi (Hollywood's original Dracula) took his last earthly breath, as well as a copy of his genuine death certificate.
Turns out the original vampire who started the blood-sucking craze long before Robert Pattinson was even born was actually not immortal.
Looking for spooky events around town? Check out our Halloween 2010 Events Guide.