Even if horror films and books are scary, many people still find pleasure from them. The thrill and spooky sensation is what makes people addicted to anything horror. Hence, there are even places built to indulge horror fans. Of course, there are also places that are naturally spooky such as haunted houses or graveyard. However, there are many places around the world built with the intention to deliver thrilling and horror sensation to the visitors. If you are into this stuff, might as well check out some of the spookiest travel destinations around the world.
Recommended travel destinations for horror fans
The places below are linked and associated with horror movies or novels. Thus, it helps build the expectation because visitors may have known the stories of them. These types of destinations help horror fans to feel like they are entering the real horror from the movies and books themselves.
Bran Castle is located in Transylvania. It is a place where you can get thrilling sensation associated with vampire or Dracula. This place I truly related to Dracula history in the 14th Century. It is said that there was Vlad the Impaler, known as vicious Romanian ruler who inspired Bram Stoker’s blood-sucking Dracula. The castle has medieval style which fits perfectly to be associated with a house of a vampire. Not to mention its background view of Carpathian Mountain, giving off gloomy vibe. Inside the castle, you will find secret stone tunnels and torture equipment.
Stanley Hotel is the next recommended destination for horror fans to visit. It is located in Colorado. It is where the nightmare setting of The Shining take inspiration from. This building was established in 1909 and until now, it still has ominous feel. Many guests who have stayed in the hotel claimed they have seen ghosts from past eras. They said the ghosts were often found wandering around the halls. There is also a cursed room with the number 217 if you are brave enough to stay the night and experience the horror yourself.
Catacombe dei Cappuccini is only for the bravest. Weak soul has no chance to visit this place. This place is located in Southern Italy. This place is home to desiccated bodies clothed in tattered robes hanging from the walls. You will also find them crammed in shelves. There are about 8,000 corpses and over 1,200 mummies preserved in this place. They were from between 16th to early 20th Century. The corpses appear in different postures. Some of them have their arms stretched out while others are grinning. It will be a thrilling and chilling experience to walk among the dead.
Sedlec Ossuary is another spooky place where you can see the trace of humans. There are more than 40,000 human skeleton in this chapel. Even the chandeliers are made from strings of bones. You will also find skulls decorating the altar. This place was established in 13th Century. The bodies filled this chapel were from the Black Plague and Hussite Wars. This place has inspired many horror works.