7 Real-Life Haunted Locations and Their Celebrity Ghosts

THE SUBLET // TRICOAST ENTERTAINMENT

July 10, 2017 – Los Angeles – For centuries, horror has been more than a genre of supernatural monsters, damned souls, and bloodthirsty cannibals. Horror is a way to give meaning and relate to the unexplained menaces that inhabit our lives.

Ever wonder what it’s like to actually live in a haunted house? THE SUBLET, a new feature film from Director John Ainslie, captures one couples life within their new, haunted apartment. Starring Tianna Nori (Joanna) and Mark Matechuk (Jeff), the couples’ battle with depression awakens the violent, lonely ghost of the apartment’s past tenant.

Whether you believe ghost stories or not, many locations in the USA are rumored to still be haunted. If you aren’t chicken, plan a spooky road trip to one of these “7 Real-Life Haunted Locations and Their Celebrity Ghosts”.

1. Edgar Allen Poe’s Resting Place (Baltimore, Maryland)

Interested in encountering the ghost of America’s famous writer? Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), legendary poet (“The Raven”) and writer of mysterious short stories (“The Tell-Tale Heart”) lies in his final resting place at the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground.

Location: 519 West Fayette Street (at North Greene Street, on the southeast corner of West Fayette and North Greene Street)

2. “American Horror Story: Coven” – The LaLaurie House (New Orleans, LA)

“Coven”, the third season of FX’s horror series “American Horror Story” shows real-life horror through the character of Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) and her New Orleans mansion, where she was known to torture and mutilate her household slaves.

The mansion (“Madame LaLaurie’s House of Horrors”) is located at: 1140 Royal St. in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

3. “The Exorcist” Steps (Washington, D.C.)

Located in Washington, D.C. are the famous steps in the first supernatural horror film franchise, “The Exorcist” (1973). The steps alongside the house can be recognized from the scene of Father Karrass’s fall.

The steps are located at: 3600 Prospect St. NW., Georgetown, D.C.

4. Al Capone and his Gangsters (Chicago, IL)

On Valentine’s Day of 1929, Chicago gangsters swapped flowers and chocolates for bullets and firearms. Seven men were lined up against a wall, located at 2122 North Clark Street. There, the legendary lead gangster, Al Capone, and his Prohibition-Era gangsters, gunned down the men. To this day, this event is known as one of the bloodiest days in Chicago’s history. 

5. The House of Seven Gables (Salem, MA)

Witches and dark magic aren’t the only things that haunt Salem, Massachusetts. The House of the Seven Gables (Turner-Ingersoll House) is a famous 17th-century historic landmark, preserved for its inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel, “The House of The Seven Gables”. It is one of the oldest surviving mansions and is now a non-profit museum. 

Location: 115 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970

6. The Overlook Hotel (Estes Park, CO)

Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King’s same-name novel, “The Shining”, is recognized as one of the greatest horror films in history. During the winter, Jack (Jack Nicholson) and his family are trapped within the isolated Overlook Hotel.

The Overlook Hotel was inspired King’s one-night stay at The Stanley Hotel in 1973. If you’re creeped out easily, request Room 217 (King’s room).

Location: The Stanley Hotel: 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517

7. Comic-sensation: Ghostbusters (St. Augustine, FL)

The St. Augustine Lighthouse was featured on the popular comic,  “Ghostbusters International #1” (2016). “Ghostbusters #1” was the first of three volumes, concluding in a major franchise. The comic takes readers on the journey to defend and fight against the Ghost Alligators.

You can visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse at: 100 Red Cox Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32080

THE SUBLET (2015, 82 min.) Produced and Directed by John Ainslie. Editor: Jordan Crute. Director of Photography: Greg Biskup. Original Music: Jeff Morrow. US, English. Black Fawn Films, Breakthrough Entertainment. TriCoast Entertainment.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: BLACK FAWN FILMS – Producers of “Let Her Out” last year’s break out Canadian success to be released later this year by DarkCoast Entertainment. This Canadian Production Company is known for successful offbeat scary movies.

About TriCoast Entertainment: 

A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, DarkCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers making dark, scary films, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities.

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