Top 10 Places to Film a Horror Movie

Top 10 Places to Film a Horror Movie

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Top 10 Places to Film a Horror Movie 10. Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner, India In stark contrast with this temple’s ornate
marble floors and shrines decorated with gold and silver, there are over 20,000 scabby brown
rats which leapfrog over one another on the ground, run along ledges and cram themselves
into holes in the walls. Caretakers put out food for them, believing
they are reincarnations of followers of Karni Mata, the rat goddess. Rare white rodents are considered to be manifestations
of the goddess herself. The sweet vegetarian food and proximity to
each other make the rats prone to diseases such as diabetes and stomach disorders, although
they have never infected a human being in the temple. Barefooted tourists walk gingerly, trying
to avoid the excrement and urine, although regularly cleaned up. Local pilgrims share their food with the rodents,
hoping they will run over their feet, a sign of good luck. Devotees prostrate themselves before statues
of deities, next to rats sipping milk from a large bowl. 9. Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia In the nineteenth century, Port Arthur, now
a historic site, was a harsh penal colony where convicts sentenced for non-violent crimes
such as “stealing five pigs,” were flogged for even the smallest misdemeanours. Separate Prison, built in 1848, housed prisoners
who severely infringed regulations. They were kept in cells on their own in darkness
and forbidden to speak. Guards wore slippers so prisoners could not
hear their footsteps. In 1864, an on-site asylum was constructed
next to the prison to house the many inmates who became mentally ill. Spree killer Martin Bryant murdered 35 tourists
and staff in the Broad Arrow Café with a semi-automatic rifle in 1996. The cafe is now a memorial to victims of the
massacre. The prison, asylum, and café are open to
tourists as well as the ruins of other buildings: an informative museum and extensive grounds
containing gardens, lawns and staff quarters. Visitors who have been on the evening ghost
tour have found it unsettling, which is not surprising in a place with such a turbulent
history. 8. Ilha de Queimada Grande, Brazil One problem with using this site as a horror
movie location is access. The Brazilian government has forbidden visitors
as the island is home to between 2,000 and 4,000 of the world’s most venomous and endangered
snakes, golden lancehead vipers. Only scientists are permitted to visit the
island if they take a doctor with them, and have found the snake’s venom could help
cure heart disease. With no major predators and a plentiful diet
of migratory birds, the viper, which grows to over half a metre long, lives in densities
of roughly one snake per square metre. However, it is listed as critically endangered
in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Red List, as the Brazilian Navy
burns its habitat when maintaining the island’s lighthouse. The viper’s venom melts the flesh around
the bite and causes death in seven percent of cases. People who do not die can suffer from kidney
failure, muscular necrosis or brain injuries. 7. Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt Covering an area of around 40,000 square metres
, this ancient temple dedicated to Hathor, goddess of healing, music and dance, is full
of mysteries. There are underground crypts, a Hippostyle
Hall with pillars topped with Hathor’s head and an astrological calendar comprising the
ceiling of a room on the roof. Painted blue, the zodiac was used in occult
rites glorifying the resurrection of Osiris, god of the underworld. The original is now in the Louvre in Paris,
France, and has been replaced by a replica. Visitors may recognise some astrological signs
such as those for Aries and Taurus, but not a hippopotamus goddess representing the constellation
of the dragon or a bull’s foreleg indicating the presence of Ursa Major, the Great Bear. The temple was probably used as a healing
center – an inscription on one statue implies that after water had been poured on sacred
texts, it became a miracle cure. It was visited by Cleopatra – there is a
carving of her on an outer wall. 6. Chauchilla Cemetery, Nazca, Peru Chauchilla Cemetery covers a vast area of
Peruvian desert strewn with smashed skulls, human bones and pottery shards that were left
behind by grave robbers who stole valuable textiles and jewellery. People from the Nazca culture were buried
here between 200 and 900 AD. Twelve excavated graves contain mummies with
remains of their skin and hair. They are propped upright, clutching their
knees in the fetal position, and wrapped in their original funerary robes. The bodies are well preserved due to the desert’s
dry climate and the mummification process used – corpses were painted with resin to
protect them from deterioration, then placed in mud brick tombs. Facing east, in conformity with Nazca burial
rites, the mummies are surrounded by ceramic pots, braided hair bands and fragments of
jewellery. There are also mummified heads with holes
in their skulls, some with remains of rope in them, indicating they were worn as a ceremonial
ornament. 5. Beelitz Military Hospital, Berlin, Germany Built as a luxury sanitorium for the wealthy
in 1898 and standing in 200 acres of woodland, Beelitz became a military hospital during
the First World War. Hitler was a patient here in 1916 after being
hit by shrapnel during the Battle of the Somme. The 60-building complex continued as a hospital
until its owners went bankrupt in 2001. The war criminal Honecker was treated here
in 1990 for liver cancer before escaping to Chile, where he died in 1993. Serial killer Wolfgang Schmidt, known as the
Beast of Beelitz or the Pink Giant because of his size and fascination for pink underwear,
roamed the complex between 1989 and 1991 until his arrest. He stabbed or strangled five female sanitorium
workers and killed a three-month-old child. This unsettling place is popular with ghost
hunters and thrill seekers. 4. Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA Many people know that the island of Alcatraz,
surrounded by freezing shark-infested seas, was the site of a harsh maximum security prison
from 1934 to 1963. Less well-known is that there was a military
prison there from the 1850s to 1933, which housed deserters, murderers and those convicted
of larceny or assault. Inmates were soldiers from the American Civil
War (1861–65) and Spanish American War (1898), American Indians contesting land rights (1895),
and civilian prisoners (1906) after the San Francisco earthquake. Prisoners were separated into classes based
on their crimes, with those in the lowest class not allowed to speak, read books, receive
letters or have visitors. In 1971, American Indian representatives who
wanted Alcatraz returned to the American Indian people were forcibly removed from the island
by the Nixon government after a 19-month occupation. The government had cut off supplies of fresh
water and electricity, and the representatives had very little food. 3. Volcano of Erta Ale, Afar region, Ethiopia Erta Ale is one of the world’s most active
basaltic shield volcanoes. Unimpeded by barriers or other safety features,
visitors can go as near the edge of the caldera as the heat will permit, and gaze at molten
lava heaving, bubbling and exploding 20 metres below. It is like looking at the surface of Mars,
and the lava show beats any fireworks display. Only 613 metres high, the caldera is accessed
by a rocky trail across a hot desert and is best visited at night when temperatures fall
to around 34 degrees celsius or 93.2 fahrenheit. There is no vehicle access: people must walk
for three hours or ride a camel, and are accompanied by several armed guards as the region is vulnerable
to terrorist attacks. In January 2012, five visitors were killed
and four were kidnapped in a pre-dawn attack. The Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front,
who claimed responsibility for the raid, released two German abductees in March 2012. 2. Gulliver’s Travels Theme Park site, Japan Gulliver’s Travels Theme Park opened in
1997, its bizarre features including a 45-metre-long statue of a reclining Gulliver being tied
down by miniature Lilliputians, and a bobsleigh run. Located on the site of Aum Shinrikyo, where
a terrorist organisation flooded Tokyo’s subway system with sarin gas in 1995 and killed
12 people, it was hoped the theme park could dispel the area’s negative image and attract
tourists. Visitors, however, were few, maybe because
people feared contamination from the residues of Aum Shinrikyo’s nerve gas production
facility, which was decommissioned by police in 1995. The site is also near Aokigahara Forest, the
world’s second most popular suicide spot, a vast area extending over 35 square metres
(14 square miles). In 2010, 54 people committed suicide in the
forest, with hanging the most popular method. The theme park closed in 2001, and was demolished
in 2007. All that remains is a slab of concrete being
slowly covered by sand and dust. 1. Choueung Ek, Cambodia The “killing fields” of Cambodia, 15 kilometres
from Phnom Penh, were where the Kmer Rouge tortured and killed thousands of their fellow
Cambodians in the 1970s. Between a few dozen and 300 people were murdered
here daily. Victims were clubbed to death with farming
implements or wooden clubs, or stabbed with knives as bullets were considered too expensive. Babies were battered against trees. Bodies were then thrown into mass graves. Between 1979 and 1980, 86 mass graves were
excavated, one containing 450 corpses. In all, 8,985 corpses were disinterred. A memorial building stands in the centre of
the former slaughter site, and contains 8,000 skulls and bones from the excavated graves. The fields, on which cattle now graze, are
still riddled with mass burial sites. The ground around them is littered wtih fragments
of bone and cloth. In wet weather, human bones can poke up from
beneath the soil. Now a major attraction, over 30 percent of
tourists to Cambodia visit this tragic place.


  1. you don't 'catch' diabetes,it's not an infectious disease. it's caused either by genetics or poor lifestyle and diet.

  2. Thanks Simon amazing video, You love facts and history
    Read from great Scientists and researchers they never lie in they research



    -And snake poison is
    Killing humans

    I love add with your video same facts

    Merci encore Simon

  3. Ahem…. Ao-Ki-Ga-Ha-Ra Forest, that's how it was pronounced, not Aokigaara. But close though.

  4. about the second island with the snakes… the poison in those snakes is much stronger than the poison in other places as the main food source for the snakes are birds that land on the islands trees, so the snake poison has to kill a bird before she would reach the end of the island. And also the snake black market is very interested for the island and illegal hunters cause a great threat to visitiors as well…

  5. My best friend told me she'd refuse to step foot in Aokigahara. She's not really the type to be scared by such things, but she was adamant about it xD

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